Excursion to Machakhela gorge – this area is famous for its virgin Colchis forests, which have survived in a very small number of places in Georgia. Local craftsmen were famous throughout Georgia for the quality of their firearms. Nature untouched by a human hand, the power of a mountain river with peacefully swaying suspension bridges, rumbling waterfalls and silence – this is what makes you freeze every time you look at the landscapes of the gorge.
Route: Batumi – Machakhela Gorge – Mirveti Waterfall – Gun Monument – Cannon – Bridge in Tskhemlara – Wooden Suspension Bridge – Artificial Waterfall – Ethnographic Museum – Batumi
Duration: 5-6 hours
Start: 9: 00-10: 00
Meeting place: info from the manager
- The confluence of two mountain rivers of different colors, Ajaristskali and Chorokhi, fascinates with strength and rebellious spirit.
- The small, cozy village of Mirveti is located on the banks of the Chorokhi. Our route passes through a boxwood forest of fabulous beauty, and ends at a cozy waterfall. On the way, you will also see one of the stone arched bridges.
- The Monument to the Machakhela Firearm is one of the local attractions. It was the arms craft that made the masters of Machakhela famous throughout Adjara. During the war with the Ottoman Empire, the production of weapons was established here.
- The cannon – an echo of the Soviet era
- The arched bridge of Tskhemlara (12th century) harmoniously complements the picturesque landscape, built of fragments of rocks, fastened with lime mortar. Simple materials and construction have survived more than one millennium.
- Man-made waterfall Chkhutuneti, where copper was mined.
- The Ethnographic Museum, housed in a former Turkish mosque, preserves the memory of tens of generations. Its collection contains unique artifacts: models of ancient dwellings, weapons, samples of household items, artisan products and silver jewelry.
- Lunch at the Tskhemlara bridge.
- Return to Batumi, transfer to the hotel / apartment.
Price for excursion to Machakhela gorge:
- Price for a minivan up to 7 people – 102 $
- Price for a sprinter from 8 to 18 people – 130 $
Children under 7 years old get a 50% discount.
Included in cost:
- guide services
- transfer along the route
The price does not include:
- entry tickets
- lunch at a restaurant