Rafting tour in Georgia. 10 days

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Description

During the travel we will visit not only famous and secret places of Georgia, but also check our own power in rafting descent on the georgian rivers.

Tour participants will visit five most famous cities of Georgia like as Tbilisi that is  capital of the country, Kutaisi that is second capital, Borjomi that was the most famous resttown on the USSR territory, Mtskheta that was country capital in ancient times, and Batumi that peoples calls a diamond of Georgian sea coast.

During our tour we will visit ancient georgian temples include the valid temple in Vardzia cave city. It was built inside a rock about one thouthand years ago. Up to 5000 mens lived here at the ancient times. We will have rafting on the Kura (Mtkvari) River one of the main river of Georgia close to this area. Also we will survey Rabati fortress and will bath in hot mineral springs.

We will degust a Khvanchkara wine this wine flavor was favorite of I.V.Stalin. This wine is produced in Racha where we can seen how locals cook this wine in Kvevri a special  clay ewer. We will have two day rafting on the Rioni river in the same area. We will visit Imereti region with Kutaisi city the second capital of Georgia, Samegrelo region where was born legend of Gold Runo in the region also situated the ancient Nolalakevi fortress and unusual beauty canyon of the Abasha river.  

We will in capital of Adjara region Batumi city too, also several mountain pass with amazing nature will drived during the our trip.

Time network of the trip by days:

DAY 1

Group will complicate in Tbilisi

Accommodation in a hotel.

We will have walk around the  old city center that include: Metekhi temple, Narikala fortress, cable road, central park and street of sulphur baths.  

Dinner in the local restaurant (dinner included to the program)

 

DAY 2

Breakfast in hotel.

Departure from hotel will be at 9.30 am we will drive to Akhaltsikhe township.

At this day we will visit ancient temples of Djvari and Samtvaro. With these temples close bounded history of georgian religion. Also we will see Mtskheta city and  confluence of Kura and Aragvi river that was fixed in poems of the greatest poet M. Lermontov.    

Lunch in a cafe during of the way. 

Rafting on the Kura river at afternoon. 

Group accommodation in a hotel close to old Turkey fortress Rabati.

 

DAY 3  

Breakfast in hotel.

Departure from hotel will be at 9.30 am we will drive to Vardzia cave city.

We will climb by car alongside Kura river, observe several ancient fortress include Tmogvi fortress during the way. We will have walk along Vardzia caves and swimming in the bath of hot mineral water (temperature of water is about 44 celsius degree)

Lunch during the way, coming back to Akhaltsikhe. Free time at evening.

 

 

DAY4

Breakfast in hotel.

Departure from hotel will be at 9 am we will drive to Kutaisi city.

We will stop in Green monastery the unusual place which is hidden in Borjomi’s forests. We will walk along central park of Borjomi and degust the famous mineral water from nature spring. 

We will drive through Ricoti pass that pass is border of West and East  georgian parts. We will test a Nazuki, the sweet bread which produce only in the one georgian village on the pass.

Lunch in a cafe during of the way

We will observe the central part of Kutaisi at afternoon. We will visit a central market, Kolkhidian fountain and the Bagrati temple. The temple locate on the main hill of the city and a beauty scenery will open from it.

Group will accommodate in a hotel close to the center of the city.

 

DAY 5

Breakfast in the hotel.

Departure from hotel will be at 9.30 am we will drive to the Racha region. Two unique places will visited during the way. Its will be the Gelati monastery and a science academy, that was built by David Agmashenebeli and also the small Motsameta temple. The nice view on the canyon of Tsitelitskali river will open from the temple.

We will on the top of Nakerala pass and also we will visit the mountain lake Shaori. 

Lunch will in Ambrolauri township.

In those day we will raft on the section Ambrolauri - Shareula on the Rioni river. It will descent of 25 km stretch of a rapidly river.

We will observe a house of local wine maker who produce here a semi-sweet Khvanchkara wine in big clay ewers called Kvevri. 

We will have dinner and accommodate close to Ambrolauri township.

 

DAY 6 

 Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we will raft a second part of the Rioni river before Tvishi canyon.

We will have descent on a raft through unusual Alpana canyon  and first part of Tvishi canyon of the river Rioni. Those canyon locate on a lower part of the Rioni and have more higher grade of difficult than river section that was one day before.

We will lunch in a beautiful nature place close to a small waterfall and lake which suited for swimming. (Picnic is include to tour price) 

We will drive on sea coast after end of active program. Dinner will be in cafe during the way. 

Group will accommodate in a Guest House on the sea coast (in one of a resttowns  Gonio or Kobuleti locate close to Batumi) 

 

DAY 7

It will be rest day on sea coast.

You will have sea, sun, beach if anyone will want, he can go to Batumi, Gonio fortress or other sights.

 

DAY 8

Breakfast in the hotel.

We will drive on the excursion along the mountain Adjara, during the program we will raft on Chorokhi or Adjaristskali river. All the most famous sights like as Makhuntseti waterfall, Arch bridge of Tamara queen will be visit  by our group today.

We will lunch in a mountain cafe, and will evening dinner in a city cafe.

 

DAY 9

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we will drive on the next excursion program, it will be acquainted with the Machakhela mountain valley.

Machakhela is one of the interesting clime of Adjara. A lot of sights like as  places with ancient history and amazing surrounded nature are connected to observe here. The cherry point of our program will be georgian family dinner with dancing at afternoon. 

 

DAY 10

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the airport of Tbilisi or Batumi.

Tour details

The tour price is:

2070 USD for group up to 3 persons, extra fee in 690 USD will need for one extra person for group over 3 participants.

We will provide a nice discount for groups over 8 persons.

 

Main particularities of our rafting-travel along Georgia:

  • The comfortable accommodation in Guest Houses
  • Dynamic and esthetic rafting on the most interesting rivers of Georgia. We will ride several beautiful canyons, their sceneries  are available only for participants who will come by water way.
  • We will connect active rest on a water with acquaintance unusual georgian nature and popular sights of the country. 
  • Our travel will not camp travel along a river with all own goods in backpack. We will raft only most interesting sections of the rivers and will left all dull river parts over back.

I didn’t try rafting before, will I can raft in Georgia?

Yes, you can!  Rivers in the our tour are suitable for  all participants. If you haven’t experience in rafting or good fit, you can raft along them.

  • Firstly, we make an one hour detailed safety talk and training before river descent. On this coaching on a side we give all necessary information and main skills of a rafting. Next step is the river, we train all theoretical skills at the first kilometres of a descent.
  • Second, the head of raft crew is a high quality guide who studied on the special trainings and successful pass the exam of a raft drive license. He know what the crew must do on a river for a FUN and safety descent.
  • Thirthd, we use a special equipment  for a safety rafting which include wetsuits, shoes, helmet, life jacket. In these wear you willn’t cold in a cold water, and will be safe if you fall in water. 

 

Whom is suited  this trip?

  • The trip is suited for rafting lovers. Who had rafting experience on rivers of other countries. Georgia is one of the youngest and  popular direction of a tourism drives in the world. There aren’t many people who join a georgian rafting before. 
  • The trip is suited for beginners. Who hadn’t rafting experience and want join  to a rafting event.
  • The trip is suited for all energy people who haven’t a lot of free time. In this tour we connect a rafting trip with an excursion program along Georgia. You will have a tour “two in one”.

In the our trip you must be ready to:

  • Will be teamwork in crew on a raft. You will have a light physical activity during a rafting.  
  • Will be several road transfers about 3-5 hours length.
  • Will be beautiful sceneries
  • Will be unusual places
  • Will be Georgian hospitality!

ALSO:

  • A river guide take decision about the descent possibility along the river depend of nature features and crew condition at the present moment. 
  • A river guide can change the section of the river depend of nature features and crew condition at the present moment.

Price includes

Tour organize

Transfers along the trip line ( include a meets at the airport) 

We provide full safety equipment for rafting which includes a neoprene suit, life jacket, helmet and shoes. You can wear thermal or swimsuit under the neoprene wetsuit. Tell us size of your clothes and shoes during booking request  like Length and Weight (178cm, 67kg) for clothes and Euro size for shoes ( 36,39,43 and etc.)

Accommodation in hotels

Breakfasts in all days

Dinner at the first day ( On a table will be national dishes like as khinkali, ojakhuri, ajapsandali, lobio, khachapuri, mchadi, lobiani, fresh vegetables, greens and local bread)  

Dinner in local family  ( 9th day of the trip) 

Lunches during rafting on the Rioni (5-6th days)

Price not includes

Air tickets

Lunches

Dinners

Own spents

 

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