This tour offers you an excursion to the most beautiful lakes in Georgia: Paravani and Sagamo lakes, visit Dashbashi Canyon with beautiful waterfalls, ideal for observing nature and bird watching. Taste delicious Georgian dishes at Phoka St. Nino Convent, cooked from organic products by sisters in nunnery
You will travel to an extremely peculiar region of Georgia: Javakheti, in the southern part of the country, close to the Armenian border. This region is absolutely divergent by climate and landscape, situated on about 2 000 Meter above the sea level, it is a huge volcanic plateau crowned by the Great Abuli mountain. Vast plains and grazing fields, with very few trees, are a significant difference from the other parts of Georgia. This landscape causes the coldest and harshest winter season climate conditions in the country. Javakheti lakes are the perfect place for bird watching; these lakes are popular places for migratory birds in autumn. In some villages it’s very common to see White Storks' big nests on the power poles and house rooftops.
The next stop is the Dashbashi Canyon, which is a few kilometers away from the town of Tsalka. The Dashbashi Canyon is one of the most beautiful and yet not famous natural landmarks in the country. The height of the canyon is 1100-1500 meters and the length is 8 km. There are a lot of waterfalls of different shapes. After that, you will visit Phoka Village along the shoreline of Paravani lake, at an altitude of 2080m. The lake is the biggest in the country. In the village you will visit Phoka St. Nino Convent. The Monastery is named after St. Nino, who entered the country through this region, arrived in the town of Mtskheta, then Capital of Georgia, preached the Gospel and converted Georgians from paganism to Christianity in the 4th century. You can have lunch at Phoka St.Nino Convent. Taste the delicious Georgian dishes cooked from organic products by the sisters in the nunnery.
The last leg of the tour is Saghamo Lake – the name means "Evening". Close to the lake is Sagamo village. The lake is of tectonic origin, completely freezing in winter time. Khanchali Lake – unique lake because of its depth, which is only 0.8 m. One of the best places for birds, it is warmer than other lakes and lots of birds are nesting around here, finding food is extremely easy for them in such a shallow water. During warm seasons lots of migratory birds find here a temporary feeding station.