2 day – Khevsureti – Shatili – Jeep tour
Jeep tour in Khevsureti – East Caucasus region of Georgia is full of beautiful mountainous landscapes and old villages. It’s a long road for one day but emotions will outweigh the tiredness. Off road jeep tour will start after Zhinvali water reservoir and will take you to Shatili – one of the brilliant and unique monuments of Georgian architecture. The village on the top of the cliff was the residence and fortress, which protected the northern passages of Georgia over the centuries. The village is surrounded with closely built tower-houses, which makes a solid and inaccessible fortress wall around it.
Best period for this trip: from MAY till OCTOBER.
Zhinvali water reservoir
It was created in 1985 in the Aragvi ravine as a part of Zhinvali hydropower plant. Zhinvali water reservoir has a great importance for Tbilisi water supply. It should be noted that the Zhinvali reservoir supplies approximately half of Tbilisi population with drinking water. With the construction of Zhinvali HPP, the XII century church was covered by water. Every year during 6 months, with the reduction of water level, church is coming above the water, but another 6 months it stays covered by water.
Datvis jvari pass
The pass, which divides the Caucasian region of Khevsureti into two parts. Road is only for 4×4 cars, with the experienced drivers. At least 2-3 hours are needed to cross this pass through its highest place 2700 m above sea level. Road is quite hard, but amazing nature around is worth it. Season opens in May and closes in September, because of weather changes.
Located in the deep Arghuni ravine at approximate 1,400 meters, the village is actually a unique complex of medieval-to-early modern fortresses and fortified dwellings of stone and mortar which functioned both as a residential area and a fortress guarding the northeastern outskirts of the country. The fortress consists of the terraced structures dominated by flat-roofed dwellings and 60 towers which cluster together to create a single chain of fortifications.
The village, almost completely abandoned more than a century ago, is home to about 30 medieval fortified houses located on vertical terraces above the Mutso-Ardoti ravine, four battle towers and the ruins of several old structures and buildings. It is difficult to access; the village retains its original architecture and is a popular destination for tourists and mountain travelers.
Anatori Burial Vaults
The Anatori Vaults are a number of square slate structures located in a remote area near the border of Chechnya that’s ripe with mysterious legends. According to one legend, when the Black Death spread to this region, the village of Anatori was hit hard and fast and could not care for all its sick. Rather than infect their family and friends, those who fell ill took it upon themselves to perish in isolation.
Prices for per person:
Private tour from – 165 €
Group tour from – 115 €
* The price depends on quantity of persons in group
- Driver / Guide
- Pick up / Drop off service (in Tbilisi)
- Overnight in comfortable guest house with breakfast
- 2 bottle water for per person
- Alcoholic beverages
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