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Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

1. Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

Go on a one-day tour to the David Gareja Monastery complex. This short but eventful journey will allow you to explore one of the most ancient and important religious sites in Georgia. Davit-Gareja cave city, a site with semi-desert landscapes, is located 100 km southeast of Tbilisi and was founded in the 6th Century. The complex of temples stretches for several kilometers in the southeast of the country and along the border with Azerbaijan. The David Gareja Monastery is unique due to the fact that many of its buildings are cut into a huge tilted rock and some of its temples still preserve millenary frescos. Be ready to walk and climb on uneven ground. The walking route last approximately 4 km (2.5 miles). 

From Tbilisi: Gveleti and Juta Full-Day Hiking Tour

2. From Tbilisi: Gveleti and Juta Full-Day Hiking Tour

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: Private Tour to Sabaduri Forest

3. From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Sabaduri Forest

Discover Sabaduri Forest with stunning natural scenery. Located near Tbilisi, the area is less than 50km from Tbilisi. During the day, visit various fascinating and hidden places in this city.  En route, pass Tbilisi Water Reservoir and the monument Chronicles of Georgia, known as the Stonehenge of Tbilisi. Sculpted by Zurab Tsereteli, it chronicles Georgian history. The top part of the 30-meter columns features kings, queens, and heroes, and the bottom depicts stories from Christ's life. Sabaduri Forest is impressive year-round. In the summer, the forest is lush and perfect to escape the heat, have a rest in nature, and make a barbeque. During autumn, explore mixed-colored nature. In the winter after fresh snow, admire scenic and untouched landscapes of snow-covered trees and roads.

From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

4. From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Tbilisi (if you choose the private option), or alternatively meet the tour group at Europe Square. Then, head to the David Gareja complex via Sagarejo village. Turning from the Eastern main road, drive on a dirt road to the semi-desert. The complex was established in the 6th century AD by one of the 13 Assyrian monks and expanded through the centuries. Here, have a tour of the caves and monasteries. On your way to Signagi, you’ll visit the Bodbe monastery. The monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist in Georgia. In Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by 18th-century defensive walls and remnants of fortifications, take a relaxing walk in the town, explore the defensive wall and fortifications, and enjoy the views of Alazani Valley. In the evening, drive back to your place of stay or Europe Square in Tbilisi.

Juta: One Day Trip Hiking Towards Chaukhi Mountains

5. Juta: One Day Trip Hiking Towards Chaukhi Mountains

Head to the north-eastern part of Georgia, near the Caucasus mountain range and take the opportunity to drive towards Khevi Region, the small highlander village of Juta. Begin your tour by driving from Tbilisi through the famous Georgian Military Road and the Jvari Pass, afterwards continuing towards the village of Juta - a starting point of hiking, from where path leads towards gorgeous Chaukhi mountains. While there, visit the 16th century Ananuri Church and Fortress, the Georgian-Russian friendship monument, and breathtaking views over beautiful Caucasus snowy mountains. On this trip, escape from Tbilisi and experience something different, full of wild nature and remote places with spectacular landscapes and unforgettable impressions.

Borjomi National Park: 2-Day Hike - Lomi Mountain

6. Borjomi National Park: 2-Day Hike - Lomi Mountain

Day 1: Tbilisi, Borjomi, Likani (by car) - Likani Guard Station-Lomisma touristic shelter Walking Distance 15km, 6 hours, starting elevation 930m, maximum 2080, ascent 1150m. Depart to the Borjomi town which is situated in the central part of Georgia. The city is well-known of its mineral waters. You can taste absolutely natural mineral waters from the spring in the central park of Borjomi. The hiking starts at Likani guard station (930 m). Pass by the Likani River valley where you may come across rare species included in the Red List of Georgia. Afterward, head up and reach the tourist shelter of Lomismta. Stay overnight in the wooden cottage. Day 2: Lomi Mountain, Likani, Tbilisi Walking Distance 18km, 7 hours, maximum elevation 2180, ascent 400m, descent 1500m. Visit St George Church, located on Lomismta. Here, in addition to beautiful views, there are flourishing rhododendrons in May and June. After exploring surrounding hills of Lomi Mountain, head back to the Lomismta shelter before setting off back towards Likani, and eventually to Tbilisi.

Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

7. Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

The journey takes place in Khevi, a unique region in the Caucasus Mountains, located in the Northeastern part of Georgia. Visit Stepantsminda by crossing the famous Georgian Military Road, Gudauri ski resort, and Jvari Pass. Then, take delight in the panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains. Visit Ananuri Church and Fortress, which dates back to 16th Century, and stop at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit Gergeti Trinity Monastery, built in the 14th Century, located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. There are two ways to get to the church - approximately three hours of hiking or driving. See and admire one of the highest peaks of Georgia – Kazbegi (5047m). Afterwards you can, of course, taste and enjoy delicious dishes of rich Georgian cuisine.

Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

8. Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

Enjoy a day trip to the most scenic sight of central and southern Georgia, visiting a local family in their countryside house for a traditional dinner. After the pick-up from your hotel at 9:00AM, you will soon reach the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe. Here you can walk through the ruins and beautiful rock formations and see the remains of formal ancient glory of what used to be once the center of Pagan culture. Right next to Uplistsikhe lies Gori, the town known as the birth place of Stalin, where you can still see the house where he grew up. After about 1.5 hours, you will reach the cozy resort town of Borjomi, surrounded by the largest national park of Georgia. You can wander through the beautiful central park, taste the legendary mineral water of Borjomi directly from the springs and take a bath in the open air thermal pools in the middle of the forest. You can reach the pools by hiking through the forest or taking a ride with a local car operating this route (at own expense). After the outdoor fun you are invited to be the guest of a Georgian family who lives in a nearby village, where a delicious traditional dinner is waiting for you.

Racha: 6-Day Trekking Tour

9. Racha: 6-Day Trekking Tour

Day 1: Tbilisi - Shaori - Shovi Start your 6-day journey by departing for the mountainous region of Racha, located 340 km from Tbilisi, and 140 km from Kutaisi in North-West of Georgia. Enjoy a stop at Nikortsminda Church which was built in the 11th century and repaired in the 17th century. The Cathedral is on the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a true sight to behold. The total driving distance for the day is 340 km (7-hours). Day 2: Glola - Shovi – Buba Glacier - Glola After an evening of well earned rest, you will start your trekk to Buba glacier. The trail starts at the Shovi resort and goes along the gorge of the river Bubastskhali. After the slope, the route passes Shepherds’ Summer hut and ascends the ridge. From here you will enjoy an impressive panorama of the Buba Glacier and the surrounding vicinity. From the glacier, passing the same way, the trail returns back to Shovi. The walking distance during the day is 12 km (6-hours). The starting elevation is 1566-meters, maximum elevation 2505-meters, 1010-meters up and down. Day 3: Glola - Shovi - Udziro Lake Start your day with a hike through the forest before continuing into the alpine meadows of the picturesque Chkauri valley. Afterward, you will follow the upstream river and have lunch in the alpine meadows just below the massive mountain peaks. From here, enjoy the hike up the steepest section of this trek: to the Geske pass (3076-meters). At the top, you can see Udziro lake and the surrounding mountain of Katitsvera. Afterwards, you and your group will descend towards the lake and spend the overnight on the banks of the lake. The walking distance for the day is 11 km (9-hours). The starting elevation is 1346-meters, maximum 3077-meters.  Day 4: Udziro Lake – Glola Day 4 will provide the group with a well needed rest, on a day that is relatively less active than the others. You will be treated to majestic views and witness the sunset into the Great Caucasus mountains. You'll also get to look at one of the highest peaks of the Caucasus from the lake. The trail is quite steep and requires several hours to reach Glola village. The walking distance of the day is 8 km (6-hours in duration). The starting elevation is 2800 and ends at 1330-meters. Day 5: Glola - Ghebi - Gona - Lagura Huts - Oni The last part of your Racha trekking adventure starts on Day 5. You will hike toward the Shoda-Kedela mountain range. The views for today are nothing short of breathtaking; the Greater Caucasus Mountains, small villages, glaciers, and snow-peaked mountains are amongst some of the highlights of the day. After you reach Lagura huts, the residence of local shepherds, you will hike back to Ghebi village, and drive to Oni. The walking distance for the day is 14 km. The starting elevation of the day is 1284-meters, maximum elevation 2000-meters. Day 6: Oni - Ambrolauri - Tbilisi In the morning, start your final steps of your Racha adventure. Travel to Khvanchkara village where you will taste the famous wine of Racha at the Khvanchkara wine factory. Khvanchkara is a single estate semi-sweet Georgian red wine made from unique aboriginal varietals “Aleksandrouli” and “Mujuretuli” produced at Khvanchkara Winery according to the ancient traditions. Afterward, travel back to Tbilisi or Kutaisi. The driving distance for the day is 310 km (duration 7-hours).

Hiking in Georgia: Snowshoeing Trail

10. Hiking in Georgia: Snowshoeing Trail

Day 1: Tbilisi-Borjomi-Likani to Chitakhevi Ranger Station Walking Distance 8 kilometers, duration 7 hours Visit the Borjomi mineral park where the first mineral water was bottled in Georgia, drink its mineral water from the spring or bottle it yourself. First, you will walk into Likani gorge, and start ascending to the mountains to Chitakhevi Ranger Station. At the shelter, make a fire and rest from a day of beautiful natural sights. Day 2: Chitakhevi Ranger Station to Likani-Tbilisi Walking Distance 8 kilometers, duration 6 hours In the morning, you’ll wake up and start exploring the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, located in the central part of Georgia and the eastern part of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. In total, the mountain range makes up more than one percent of Georgian territory. This day trail goes along panoramic views through coniferous forest and runs down to the settlement of Likani.

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What people are saying about Tbilisi

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Absolutely stunning landscapes. Our guide Alex was fun and knowledgeable and arranged a truly unique experience for us. He knows the best spots for photos and since we had an off-road vehicle, Alex was able to take us to off-the-beaten path locations like a small cliffside monastery where most groups don't go. With a small group of just 6, you get the intimacy of a fun group of people for a really great price. Highly recommend this tour; really fun day and would go on many tours with the company again.

Beautiful tour... Full of adventure.. Aleksi was a spectacular guide. Full of information. He was extremely attentive to our needs....allowed us to enjoy the tour at our pace. I highly recommend this tour and more importantly Aleksi as a guide.

Awesome tour! We spent an amazing day wandering around truly remarkable places with an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide. The tour is definitely a must-do from Tbilisi if you want to safely explore less touristy areas of Georgia.

I went to the rainbow moutain, which I would not have been able to go alone. It is a course that is difficult to go without a tour, so please use this tour. It is said that Georgians also go to play in April-May, September-October.

Everything was awesome and we understood everything our guide had to say, we experienced more than we expexted, the driver was skilled and very good too