Day 1: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Rafting – Kazbegi
In the morning after the breakfast, our representative will greet you at the hotel and take you to Kazbegi.
This day you will explore an ancient town Mtskheta. It was the capital of eastern Georgia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia’s adoption of Christianity. First destination will be Jvari monastery from the 6th century. It stands on the top of the rocky hill at the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta. Later you will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral known as the burial place of Christ’s robe. UNESCO recognizes both as a World Heritage Site. We’ll enjoy lunch in Mtskheta.
Next place to visit will be Ananuri fortified castle from the 17th century and a Jinvali reservoir with amazing nature around. After visiting Ananuri complex, you will reach the Rafting base camp. After a safety training, get ready to enjoy grade II-III rafting on Aragvi river. The total length of the route is (13 kilometers), at the end of rafting adventure you will be driven by cars from End Point to base.
Lunch in the traditional restaurant.
Then continue trip through more and more mountainous landscape up to the valley to Gudauri ski resort, where you will enjoy the views to the Caucasus mountains . After a view point and the travertine rock you will be driven straight to Kazbegi, a small village located in the Caucasus mountains about 1600 meters above the sea level. After arriving in Kazbegi, you will check in the hotel for overnight.
Dinner in a local family in Kazbegi
Day 2: Gergeti Monastery – Gveleti Waterfall – Truso Valley – Juta
In the morning you will start hiking to Gergeti Trinity Monastery, located at the height of 2200m. It is a really beautiful trail surrounded with the dramatic view’s of the tall mountains and picturesque terrain.
hike duration: 1.30-2 hours both ways. Difficulty - Easy
Optional: (Driving is available, about 15-20 minutes).
After visiting Gergeti, you will continue towards Dariali Gorge to make a short hike to Gveleti Waterfall. One of the most famous waterfall in Kazbegi.
Duration: 1 hour forth and back, Difficulty: Easy to Medium.
You will enjoy picnic lunch in a beautiful spot in the nature. After the waterfall you will visit Truso Valley.
We'll leave the vehicle in the village and guide will lead you to hike in the beautiful gorge. Nice walk along the river in an almost abandoned valley towards South Ossetia border. Except of the nice nature, there are also peculiar travertine formations due to local mineral springs, geyser, ancient towers and several abandoned settlements.
Duration: About four and a half hours forth and back. Difficulty: Moderate. Mostly comfortable walk on the road without major elevation change. After exploring Truso Valley, we'll drive to Juta for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Juta – Horse riding to Chaukhi Peaks – Tbilisi
In the morning you will have a horse riding experience in Juta to Chaukhi Peaks. Your ride will be adventure with beautiful scenery of the Great Caucasus Mountains. About one hour after, you will reach the place where a small lake is located. You’ll be able to have a rest, enjoy the views near the lake or having a picnic.
Duration: 2-3hr forth and back. Difficulty: Easy
Afterwards, you will be descending to the vehicle in Juta and driving back to Tbilisi for dinner and overnight.
Two hours before your flight, A representative of Travel Team Georgia will ensure your smooth transfer to Tbilisi International Airport for departure.
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