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From Tbilisi: Hiking Tour to Gveleti Waterfall and Juta

1. From Tbilisi: Hiking Tour to Gveleti Waterfall and Juta

Depart from Tbilisi on a full-day tour where you will hike through the Caucasus Mountain Range and into the picturesque Jutra Village, stopping at the Dariali Gorge and Gveleti Waterfall along the way. Start your journey at The Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi. During this stop, get an opportunity to eat, have coffee, and relax for an hour. The Rooms Kazbegi’s stylish restaurant is decorated with wooden furnishings and serves international cuisine.  Have a drink in the lobby bar, while meals can be enjoyed on the terrace with a spectacular view over Mount Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church as well as the surrounding forests and woodlands. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway and see the road’s unique sights before a visit to Dariali Gorge. Discover the two hidden waterfalls here and admire the rivers below them. Next, head over to the Gveleti village, located in Kazbegi, and begin a 1 km hike so you can see the scenic views of the Caucasus. Arrive at the Gveleti Waterfall, which can be translated as "the Snake’s Waterfall”, and be amazed by the breathtaking views of one of the most splendid waterfalls in Georgia.  Afterward, visit the village of Juta, located 2,200 m high above sea level. With only 18 locals surrounded by alpine area, it's a great place to escape civilization. The village is situated on the main hill of the Caucasus mountain range at the source of the river Bakurkhevi.  Lastly, enjoy unforgettable views from Fifth Season Hostel. It's a peaceful place where you can grab a drink and take in the stunning landscape of the multiple mountain Chaukhi peaks. Become entranced with the dreamy location, where clouds and mountains appear to ‘dance’ around each in an impressive performance every second.

From Tbilisi: Kazbegi and Truso Valley Off-road Tour

2. From Tbilisi: Kazbegi and Truso Valley Off-road Tour

We promise that you will see the ancient fortress of Ananuri, the Zhinvali reservoir with turquoise water, the arch of friendship and ski resort Gudauri, the confluence of two rivers, the ancient church Gergeti. But that's not all! The Truso Gorge Valley is the place where the Terek River originates and the landscapes take your breath away. Take more with us! Add a nice walk in the Kazbegi area in an almost abandoned valley towards South Ossetia borders. Except for the nice nature, there are also interesting travertine formations due to local mineral springs, geysers, ancient towers, and several abandoned settlements. And of course, at the lunch, you can try the best khinkali!

From Tbilisi: Kazbegi Private Day Trip

3. From Tbilisi: Kazbegi Private Day Trip

9:00 Pick up from the hotel. Drive to the north through the Georgian Military Highway towards the Greater Caucasus mountains. The first stop on the way to Khevi province is a medieval architectural complex of Ananuri Duke's residence, which is located on the right bank of Zhinvali Reservoir. Built in the 16-17th cc., complex integrates upper and lower forts, three churches and residential buildings of local feudal family of Aragvi Eristavi. Excursion will take about 30 minutes. Continue driving to the north, and eventually get to town Stepantsminda (Kazbegi), passing through the ski resort Gudauri (2196 m) and Jvari Pass (2379 m). Located at an elevation of 1740 meters, Stepantsminda is the administrative center of Khevi province, Kazbegi municipality. Walk to the Mount Gergeti, overlooking the town. Visit Gergeti Trinity Church of 14th c, which is located on top of the mountain, and under the Caucasus pick Kazbegi (5054 m), one of the highest peaks in Georgia. If the weather is clear, fantastic views are rewarding. Take another, shorter walk to the Gveleti waterfall, located between the high cliffs on the way to Dariali Gorge. After Gveleti continue the trip to the Dariali Gorge near the Georgia-Russia border. The Gorge has been created by the roaring flow of the river Tergi between the high mountains of the Greater Caucasus. The length of the gorge is approximately 13 km, and can be as deep as 1,800 meters in some places. In the evening leave Khevi, and return back to Tbilisi.

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We had a fantastic tour 2 days ago with Kuba! He is the best tour guide we ever have here in Tbilisi, your company is very lucky to have a kind and nice guy. And to the driver Archie, he is the best driver even off road. Thank you Kuba and archie about yesterday you guys treat us not a guest we look like known each other long time. I will recommend this tour especially you guys to our family and friends in Dubai. Take care always Kuba and Archie, see you soon

What a wonderful trip! I chose the Kazbegi and Truso Valley trip and I enjoyed it a lot even though I went last year but I learned a lot of information about each place we visited and Truso Valley was totally new to me which made the trip more interesting. Our lovely tour guide Khatuna was really kind, knowledge, and so much fun. I was lucky to be in a nice small group too.

A great tour indeed, excellent choice for young and active travelers. Beautiful places, Instagram locations, delicious food - all you can dream about! Also would like to say special thanks to the guides, they make the tour really fun! Ekaterina, you rock!

Well organized, great guide (Thank u Kuba!), amazing driver (Thank u Archie), the tour was very nice and informative and above all... Fun

So many stops, so many amazing views, so many amazing things to see and a fantastic guide!