Machakhela Nature Escape

Machakhela Magic From Batumi With Trails And Timeless Views
74 From
USD
Cover image © National Parks of Georgia

Overview

Difficulty
Main activity
Adjara  
Destination
Experience type
April — October
Period
7 hours
Duration
1+
Group size
8+
Age range
DTHK01
Program code
  • Exclusive private tour of Machakhela Gorge
  • Expert local guides enhance your experience
  • Family-friendly with easy trails
  • Authentic Adjarian lunch with a local family
  • Discover historic sites and panoramic views

Immerse yourself in the verdant wilderness of Adjara with our exclusive Machakhela Nature Escape. This private day tour from Batumi offers an intimate exploration of the subtropical Machakhela Gorge, a hidden gem with its age-old trails and breathtaking panoramas. Designed for travelers of all ages and preferences, our tailored experience ensures comfort, engagement, and the chance to savor local culture and cuisine with a personal touch. Dive into a landscape where history and nature converge to create unforgettable memories.

Description

Your journey begins with a convenient pickup from your Batumi accommodation. As you travel the scenic route along the Akhaltsikhe highway, the expansive landscapes of Georgia unfold before you, leading you to the serene confluence of the Chorokhi and Machakhela rivers. Here, a gentle 1.5 km walk introduces you to the Gvara Fortress, an ancient sentinel poised to offer spectacular views of intersecting gorges and meandering roads below.

Continuing deeper into the gorge, you'll pause at the celebrated Gun Monument, a nod to the region's rich 19th-century gunsmithing heritage. The journey then weaves through picturesque villages and past the enchanting Tskhemlara bridge, each step accompanied by tales of local life and history from your expert guide.

Midday brings a delightful interlude at a local family home in Adjarisaghmarti, where you can indulge in traditional Georgian dishes prepared with love. Learn about daily life in the mountainous regions of Adjara as you dine.

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring further into the gorge. Drive along narrow roads carved into the steep gorge sides, offering dramatic views at every turn. Visit the Chkheri bridge and nearby waterfall, and if you're inclined, wander along the unmarked but inviting trails like the Mtavarangelozi Mountain Trail or the Kokoleti trail, where the peace of nature is only disturbed by the occasional glimpse of wildlife.

As the day concludes, a serene drive back to Batumi allows time to reflect on the day's adventures. This journey not only connects you with the stunning natural beauty of Georgia but also deepens your appreciation for its cultural heritage and the warmth of its people.

Route

Visited Attractions *

Included

Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Prices

  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Apr. 1 to Oct. 31, 2024 Available every day of the week USD 74 Starting at
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