Discovery Tour of Flora & Sauna of the Southern Caucasus

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10 Days
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Departure & Return Location

Tbilisi

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Transfers from the Airport to the Hotel and Back
  • Comfortable Transportation throughout the Entire Tour
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Ticket(s) to mentioned Museums and Cultural Centers
  • Daily Breakfast at the Hotel

Price Excludes

  • Travel or Medical Insurance
  • Other Expenses
  • Dinners

Prices

1 traveler $2950
2-3 travelers $2750
4-6 travelers $2550
7-10 travelers $2150
10-15 travelers $1650
IMPORTANT INFO
  • Indicated prices are for each person
  • In case of tour package changes, extra charges will apply
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive In Tbilisi

Arrival in Tbilisi. Pick up from the Airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2 Tbilisi – David Gareji – Lagodekhi

Travel to Gareji Steppe where you will have a chance to see the following species of Caucasus flora: Pyrus Georgica, P. Salicifolia, Iris Reticulata, Juno Caucasica, Ephedra Procera, Salvia Gareji and many more. Drive to Lagodekhi. Overnight in Lagodekhi.

Day 3  Lagodekhi – Tbilisi

Walk through Lagodekhi National Park – one of the world’s best preserved areas where you will see authentic flora from the region, species like Fagus Orientalis, Carpinus Betulus, Pterocarya Pterocarpa Fores Galanthus Caucasicus, Paeonia Lagodechiana, Gymnospermium Smirnowii, Primula Juliae, Pachyphragma Macrophylla etc. Drive to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4  Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kazbegi

Travel to Mtskheta (UNESCO Heritage Site), visit Jvari Church, in the nearby area you will see following plants: Xerophytic vegetation – Eremostachys Iberica, Artemisia Splendens, Fumana Procumbens, Onobrychis Kachetica, Zosima Orientalis and Scilla Siberica, Cyclamen Vernum and this is not all. Drive to Ananuri and see Astragalus Brachycarpus, Orchis Spp, Steveniella Satyroides. Afterwards, drive to Pasanauri and see Galanthus Caucasicus. Then drive through the Cross  Pass and see Galanthus Platyphyllus, Fritillaria Latifolia, Primula Auriculata, Anemone Caucasica, Scilla Siberica and so on. Overnight in Kazbegi.

Day 5  Kazbegi

Travel to Kazbegi – gorge of Dariali, discover characteristic Flora like Fritillaria Collina, Forientalis, Scilla Siberica, Puschkinia Scilloides, Physochlaina Orientalis, Silene Pygmaea, Betula Litwinowii, Raddeana Salix Aucuparia, Salix Caprea, etc. Overnight in Kazbegi.

Day 6  Kazbegi – Juta – Kazbegi

Travel to Juta, Chaukhebi Mountains. Here you will discover characteristic Flora of the region, species like Pulsatilla Violaceae, Fritillaria Collina, Scilla Siberica, Androsace Villosa, Corydalis Caucasica, Dactylorhiza Caucasica, D. Euxina, D. Urwilliana, Iris Sibirica, Merendera Raddeana, Gagea Sulphurea etc. Drive to Kazbegi. Overnight in Kazbegi.

Day 7  Kazbegi – Bakuriani

Travel to Bakuriani.  We will make short stops on the way to see plants like Galanthus Caucasicus, Paeonia Caucasica, P. Ruprechtiana, Coluteocarpus Vesicaria, Onosma Caucasica, Astracantha Picrocephala, Veronica Liwanensis etc. Overnight in Bakuriani.

Day 8  Bakuriani

Discover the interesting sites of Bakuriani, cross Tskhratskharo’s pass – about 2450 above the sea level. Move on to Javakheti Plato and see Galanthus Caucasicus, G. Alpinus, Scilla Rosenii, Bellevalia Paradoxa, Ornithogalum Schmalhausenii, Corydalis Angustifolia etc. Overnight in Bakuriani.

Day 9  Bakuriani – Tbilisi

Travel to Nichbisi Limestone Area through Tbilisi. Discover characteristic Flora of this area, species like: Globularia Trichosantha, Hedysarum Sericeum, Phelypaea Coccinea, Psephellus Cartalinicus, Daphne Transcaucasica, Linaria Genistifolia, Anacamptis Pyramidalis, Cephalanthera Caucasica, C. Cotschiana, Limodorum Abortivum, Neottia Nidus-Avis Ophrys Caucasica, O. Oestrifera, Orchis Caucasica, O. Stevenii, Steveniella Satyroides etc. Drive to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 10  Tbilisi

We will visit the most important sights in Tbilisi. The program includes visits to: Old Tbilisi Sulfur Baths, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Georgian Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic church, Jewish synagogue and Turkish mosque side by side and Narikala fortress of the 4th century. Folk dinner at a National restaurant in Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 11  Departure Day

Drop off at the Airport for departure.

Note: In Bakuriani – Javakheti and Kazbegi areas, we need 4×4 cars.

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