Svaneti - only sky is higher! (from Batumi)
Type of excursion:
Our journey from Batumi lies to the capital of Megrelia, the city of Zugdidi. We will visit the patrimonial palace of the Megrelian princes Dadiani, the rulers of Megrelia. We will go along the most beautiful road, along the Inguri gorge, directly into the mountains.
Reaching the mark of 1500 meters, we will find ourselves in Mestia, the main city of Svaneti. This is a unique place with stunning views and architecture. Previously, each self-respecting Svan family had its own tower. A whimsical building, the secret of which has been lost for centuries. The towers served as protection during internecine counterinsistance, most often caused by the habit of blood feud. Travelers testified that in the towers families could live for years until the danger passed.
We will spend the night in a hotel, with a view of the mountains and a family Svan dinner. Be sure to try rakhi - traditional Svan chacha.
In the morning we will transfer to the SUVs and go even higher in the mountains. Ushguli is waiting for us, the highest mountain permanent settlement in Europe, it is located at an altitude of 2200 meters. People live here all year round, without going down to the valleys for the winter.
It is thanks to Ushguli, the architectural ensemble, which is a valuable architectural and historical monument, that Upper Svaneti was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is located on the southern slope of Shkhara, one of the highest mountains of the Caucasus (5068 m, according to some sources 5201 m)
We will visit the temple of Lamaria with its ancient frescoes. And enjoy the beautiful views.
Children under 6 travel for free
50% discount for a child from 6 to 12 years
- Excursion start location: Батуми
- Number of participants: min 1
- Duration days: 2
- Free cancel before: 48 Hours
Prepay and cancellation policy
The prepayment is 10% of the cost of the service.
Free cancellation is possible for 48 hours before the start