David Gareja tour takes place in the south part of region Kakheti, east Georgia. First we will drive through Gareji semi desert, the only semi desert in Georgia. The most beautiful time of year here is Spring, especially April, when grass is still green and covered with thousand different colors of flowers. The first destination of the excursion is one of the well-known historical monuments of east Georgia – David Gareji monastery complex, which was founded in VI century, and during middle ages used to be important religious and cultural center. Actually the complex consists of 20 monasteries spread in Gareji desert, but in touristic routes are included only two of them – Lavra, and Udabno caves. Lavra is the central monastery of the complex and Udabno is well known because of its frescoes in the caves. Udabno is located on the top of range and hiking there from Lavra takes about 40 minutes. Exactly on the top of the range is state border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, so tourists will hike exactly on the border line.
Hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours. After enjoying Gareji landscapes, we will drive back to the village Tokhliauri, where on addition we can visit winery estate “Vineria Kakheti”. Owners will show around their garden and cellar, we will try chacha and wines and in addition, we can have here delicious lunch.
After lunch return to Tbilisi.
Price-list for tour to David Gareji monastery
PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide;
PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Price for souvenirs; Price for other additional costs
We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD and money can be sent through PayPal. The deposit is fully refundable, if you cancel your booking, more than 30 days before, but if you cancel later, the deposit is not refunded.