- From Chrebalo to Nikordziri
- Shaori lake, one of the most beatiful water reservoirs in Georgia
- Beautiful valley and amazing landscapes
All about the trip
The tour will take place in one of the most beautiful region of Georgia – Racha- Lechkhumi. This tour is combined and includes excursions and outdoor activities – rafting on the Rioni River. The tour can be organized from March to November.
Departure from Tbilisi at 09:00 with a comfortable car. On the way, we will visit the city of Mtskheta, we will see the great Svetitskhoveli Monastery (XI century), which is included in the list of UNESCO monuments. We walk through the beautiful and oldest streets of Mtskheta, where you can buy Kakhetian churchkhela and many souvenirs. We will continue our journey to Imereti and will visit the cafe “Imeretian Oda”, where we will try Georgian food. Next we will see the impressive Nakerala pass which divides the Imereti region from the Racha region. Also enjoy the views of the Lake Shaori, which is located at 1,100 meters above sea level. Then we will go to the Guest House in Ambrolauri. After a short rest, we will visit the Wine cellar, where we will try the Khvanchkara wine, which is prepared according to an old recipe, keeping it underground in special earthen vessels – Kvevri. In the evening we will have Rachian dishes for dinner.
Breakfast and departure to the starting place, where you will have a 20- minute rafting instruction. After we will go down to the Rioni River with experienced IRF instructor. Rafting route starts from the fortress “Chrebalo” and ends in the village Nikordziri. The length of the rafting is 23 km. Complexity II-III category, duration 2 hours 20 minutes (depending on the season). After rafting on the shore of Rioni river you will taste delicious barbecue, Rachian Lobiani, Imeretian cheese, local cucumber-tomato salad and all this in the middle of the nature.
On the way, we will turn into the amazing gorge of the river Lajanur and we will climb the pass leading to the town of Tsageri. From the top of the pass offers a striking view of the valley Tskhenistskali. The whole road goes along the Tskhenistskali gorge. At the end we will visit the ancient city of Kutaisi, we will see the central square and the Colchis fountain. In Kutaisi you can taste Imeretian cuisine. After this we will return to Tbilisi.
Children must be accompanied by an adult!
- Transportation throughout the tour (Tbilisi-Racha-Kutaisi-Tbilisi)
- Guest house in Racha (1 night, breakfast)
- Wine tasting in the local cellar
- Dinner “Rachian dishes”
- Rafting equipment
- Rafting instructor IRF
- Picnic (with barbecue)
- Dinner in “Imeretian Oda”
- Additional services