David Gareja tour takes place in the south part of region Kakheti, east Georgia. First we will drive through Gareja semi desert, the only semi desert in Georgia. The most beautiful time of year here is Spring, especially April, when grass is still green and covered with thousand different colors of flowers. The first destination of the excursion is one of the well-known historical monuments of east Georgia – David Gareja monastery complex, which was founded in VI century, and during middle ages used to be important religious and cultural center. Actually the complex consists of 20 monasteries spread in Gareja desert, but in touristic routes are included only two of them – Lavra, and Udabno caves. Lavra is the central monastery of the complex and Udabno is well known because of its frescoes in the caves. Udabno is located on the top of range and hiking there from Lavra takes about 40 minutes. Exactly on the top of the range is state border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, so tourists will hike exactly on the border line.
Hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours. After enjoying Gareja landscapes, we will drive back to the village Tokhliauri, where we will visit winery estate “Vineria Kakheti”. Owners will show around their garden and cellar, we will try chacha and wines and enjoy delicious lunch.