Day Tour in David Gareji covers the most interesting site on the south side of Kakheti. You will see an important site
Day Tour in David Gareji takes place in the south part of region Kakheti, east Georgia. First, we will drive through the Gareji semi-desert, the only semi-desert in Georgia. The most beautiful time of year here is Spring, especially in April when the green grass is still green and covered with thousands of different colors of flowers. The first destination of the excursion is – the David Gareji monastery complex (founded in the VI century). The middle ages used to be an important religious and cultural center. The complex consists of 20 monasteries spread in the Gareji desert. But touristic routes are in only two of them – Lavra, and Udabno caves.
Lavra is the central monastery of the complex. It is well known because of its frescoes in the caves. Udabno is located at the top of the range and hiking there from Lavra takes about 40 minutes. At the top of the range is the state border with Azerbaijan, so tourists will hike exactly on the borderline. The whole hike will take about 1,5 – 2 hours.
After enjoying Gareji landscapes, we will drive back to the village Tokhliauri, where in addition we can visit the winery estate “Vineria Kakheti”. Owners will show us around their garden and cellar, we will try Chacha and wines and in addition, we can have here delicious lunch.
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