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Vanilla Moments

2 days

 

Day 1: Vanilla Moments – Ushguli & Batumi

Early in the morning, we meet at the Tbilisi city centre and drive to Natakhtari airdrome to take a flight (app. 1.5h) to mountainous region of Georgia, Svaneti, village Ushguli. The mythological western province of Georgia, land of the ‘Golden Fleece’ (where locals still sift for gold through sheepskins) situated high up in the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

The village Ushguli is believed to be the highest permanently inhabited place in Europe. It lays below Mt. Shkhara (5068m) the highest peak in Georgia and the second highest in Caucasus. Its more than 20 ancient stone towers and the ongoing resilience of its population have led it to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

 

 

After an excursion and picnic lunch in Ushguli fly to Adjara region, town Batumi, to complete the perfect day watching sunset on the Black Sea beach following a luxurious dinner in the restaurant, with the view of the famous dancing fountains

Overnight in Batumi at the hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Excursion in Batumi Botanical Garden & Gonio fortress (optional) & Departure

In the morning optional free time to take a swim in the Black Sea or excursion to Batumi Botanical Garden and Gonio fortress.

Batumi Botanical Garden, situated on the north of Batumi, along the Black Sea coast, is unique among the gardens of the world. At present, Batumi Botanical Garden occupies 114 ha.

From Batumi Botanical Garden continue journey down toward the Turkish border, where the ancient town of Gonio is situated. Built in the II century BC the town played a vital role as a crossroads between the west and the Caucasus. Archeological excavations still take place in Gonio – and have already unearthed a wealth of gold and other artifacts.

 

 

In the second half of the day, fly back to Tbilisi.