ItineraryWe are offering itineraries from one to six days; it can be also modified based on your interest and time which you can spend with us.
One day tripWe recommend the following optional destinations; Kolkheti National Park, Mtirala National Park. Raptor migration watch points ( Shuamta- Sakhalvasho), Machakhela national Park. Botanical Garden SEE MORE
Weekend (Two day) tripsFor the weekend tours two different sites can be visited, it depends on your interest and season. We recommend the following optional destinations; Village Nigazeuli, Khikhani Fortress. SEE MORE
Six day tour
Day1. Batumi-Kolkheti National ParkDrive 65 km alongside the black sea cost, our destination is Kolkheti national park, wetland forest area west of the black Sea cost, east of Town Poti and satly Lake Paliastomi. This area is geographic center of historically known as Kolcheti (Colchis), from the Hellenistic legend "Jason and the Argonauts". The ancient Greek names for the site make up the scientific name for Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), which is thought to have been introduced to Europe by the Argonauts. Paliastomi lake harbors many waterfowl birds and is extremely important for waterfowl wintering and migrating, as well as rare endemic plants, and many water-affiliated amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. One can also find here mammals such as; Golden Jackal, wild boar, roe deer. Most common reptiles are Ring Snake, Dice snake and European Marsh Turtle.
Day 2. Mtirala national park
Mtirala National ParkThis site is an extremely interesting mountain covered with relic forest and a climate that is different even from nearby areas. The annual rainfall of 4000mm makes Mtirala one of the humid locations in non-tropical Eurasia. This area harbors the highest proportion of endemic animals and plans in Georgia.
Day 3. Raptor Migration hot spot (Sakhalvasho)The Batumi bottleneck is one of the most important birdwatching sites in Eastern Europe, where migratory birds concentrate en route to Africa and southern Asia. The site, near the third largest city of Georgia, has a developed infrastructure for birdwatching. The bottleneck occurs at the location where the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, covered with humid relic forests, descend to the Black Sea coast. The numbers of migrating birds that can be watched from the site is higher than any other place in Europe. Site is third largest raptor migration sites in the world. Each fall over the million birds of prey soaring in thermals migrate through the site. European Honey-buzzards and Common Buzzards (Steppe buzzard) are the dominant species, but many Black Kites, Northern, Montag's, Pallid and Western Marsh Harriers, Eurasian and Levant Sparrowhawks, Eurasian Hobbies, Common and Lesser Kestrels, Red-footed Falcons, Merlins, Ospreys, Short-toed Snake-eagles, Lesser Spotted Eagles, Greater Spotted Eagles, Imperial Eagles, Steppe Eagles, Booted Eagles, and White-tailed Eagles could be seen as well. Smaller numbers of Northern Goshawks, Peregrine and Saker Falcons, Golden Eagles, and Rough-legged Buzzards are regularly spotted. Other species to watch for include other soaring birds like storks and pelicans as well as a good variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. During the count in 2008, the number of migrants reached 812,000 raptors and around 3000 non-raptor species. In 2009, the migrant raptor count reached 850,888 and around 2600 non-raptor migrants. In 2012 it already reached one million migrant raptors.
Day 4:-Keda-NigazeuliTrip starts at morning 09:00, leaving Batumi, travelling toward Ajarian Mountains. The first our stop will be at the Makhunceti bridge (built in 12 century), group will also visit Makhunceti waterfall (52 meters high). Our next stop will be in Keda, visiting local wine makers where we can have opportunity to have lunch and taste some homemade wine. Winemaking is very important tradition in Georgia, with its very unique and oldest winemaking method and over 600 grape varieties. Most of the Vineyards concentrated in the eastern part of Georgia due to more preferable conditions for vine growing. Western part of Georgia has more variety of grapes and since preferable vine growing areas are small, sporadic and isolated there are interesting wine varieties which have very distinctive and unique taste. Reaching village Nigazeuli in evening, checking into the guest house. There will be opportunity to see and even participate in traditional food making. One can also try milking a cow and making cheese with local family.
Day 5: Khikhani fortressDrive from the village Nigazeuli on the rough terrain road, after reaching the mountain we have to start hiking till the fortress.
Day 6: BatumiAfter delicious breakfast with locally produced milk products and local dishes, saying goodbye to our host family and traveling back to Batumi. End of the tour.