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Abkhazia: 10-Day Tour

Abkhazia: 10-Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Abkhazia

  1. Meet at border

  2. Visa center

  3. Drop off at hotel

  4. Night in Sukhum

 

Day 2: Sukhum & New Athos

  1. Bagrat’s Castle

    1. Bagrat's Castle is a ruined medieval castle near Sukhumi, Abkhazia, close to the Black Sea coast. It is named after the Georgian king Bagrat, either Bagrat III or Bagrat IV, and traditionally dated to the late 10th or 11th century

  2. Drive to New Athos Monastery 

    1. New Athos Monastery is a monastery in New Athos, municipality of Gudauta, founded in 1875 by monks who came from the St. Panteleimon Monastery in Mount Athos, Greece. They founded the church of St. Panteleimon on Mount Iveria, on the territory of present New Athos

  3. Anacopia Fortress

    1. Anacopia Fortress is an ancient military citadel in New Athos in the Russian Abkhazia, located some 22 km by road along the coast from Sukhumi. The site, approximately 450 × 150 meters in extent, is located a mile or so inland, at the top of the Iverian Mountain

  4. Night in Sukhum

    1. Sukhum or Sukhumi is a city on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of the unrecognized Republic of Abkhazia, which has controlled it since the 1992-93 war in Abkhazia

 

Day 3: Lake Ritsa & Gagra

  1. Lake Ritsa

    1. Lake Ritsa is a lake in the Caucasus Mountains, in the north-western part of Abkhazia, surrounded by mixed mountain forests and subalpine meadows. The road from the Black Sea coast was built in 1936. The resort of Avadhara lies to the north of the lake

  2. Yupshara Canyon 

  3. Gagra

    1. Gagra is a town in Abkhazia, sprawling for 5 km on the northeast coast of the Black Sea, at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains. Its subtropical climate made Gagra a popular health resort in Imperial Russian and Soviet times

  4. Pitsunda

    1. Pitsunda is a resort town in the Gagra district of Abkhazia

  5. Night in Sukhum

 

Day 4: Wine Tour

  1. Tour vineyards and taste local Abkhazian wines

 

Day 5: Abandoned / Ghost Cities

  1. Tkvarchal

    1. Abkhazian abandoned ghost city

  2. Akarmara 

    1. Akarmara, an area within Tkvarchal, is a ghost town with abandoned apartments and factories which became uninhabited in the early 1990s due to the War in Abkhazia (1992-3)

  3. Olympic center in Eshera

  4. Night in Sukhum

 

Day 6: Off-Road Trip

  1. Off-road tour to the village Achandara

    1. A main archeological village in Abkhazia

  2. Waterfall 

  3. Cave exploration

 

Day 7: Sacred Places of Abkhazia

  1. Mokva

    1. Mokvi is a village in Abkhazia. Located on the Mokvi river. Its elevation above sea level is around 130 m, the distance to Ochamchire is 17 km. As of 2011 the population was 939. Mokvi is home to the Mokvi Cathedral built in 10th century by Abkhazian king Leon III

  2. Ilori

    1. Ilori is a village in the Ochamchira District of Abkhazia, located on the coast of the Black Sea. The elevation of the village is 10 meters above sea level. The location was first mentioned in the 11th century, AD. During the Middle Ages, Ilori became a part of the Principality of Odishi

  3. Lykhny

    1. Lykhny is a village in the Gudauta District of Abkhazia, on the Black Sea coast. In medieval Georgian sources the village is also known as Zupu. The village lies along the narrow Black Sea plain of Abkhazia at an elevation of 50 meters above sea level

  4. Gudauta

    1. Gudauta is a town in Abkhazia and a centre of the eponymous district. It is situated on the Black Sea, 37 km northwest to Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia

 

Day 8: Nature & Lakes

  1. Lake Amtkial

  2. Olginskie waterfalls

  3. Chernigovka waterfalls

 

Day 9: Mountain camping in Auadkhara

  1. Camping in the mountains of Abkhazia

    1. The Caucasus Mountains to the north and the northeast divide Abkhazia from Circassia. To the east, the region is bordered by Svaneti. To the southeast, Abkhazia is bounded by Samegrelo; and on the south and southwest by the Black Sea. The topography is varied as it ranges from the lowlands around the Black Sea to the high peaks in the north

    2. The region is extremely mountainous (nearly 75% is classified as mountains or foothills) and settlement is largely confined to the coast and a number of deep, well-watered valleys.The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range runs along the region's northern border

  2. Overnight in the mountains

 

Day 10: Finish Camping & Transfer

 

  1. Transfer to border / airport

 

 

Included:

 

  1. English speaking driver / guide

 

Not Included:

 

  1. Food

  2. Accommodations

  3. Insurance

Included

1) English-speaking driver / guide

2) Entrance to monuments

Not Included

1) Food

2) Accommodation

3) Airport pickup and drop-off + €45

4) Insurance

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