Georgia. The Big Trip
Kayaking is simply a good reason to visit the amazing country of Georgia!
A journey to Georgia is not only about mountains, rivers, and boats, but it is also about the acquaintance with the culture of one of the oldest countries in the world, incredible Georgian cuisine, visits to monasteries and ancient cities, and meeting the hospitable Georgian people who can tell a large number of interesting legends and stories about their land. Georgia is a small country but it is so diverse and dense with rivers, that to manage seeing everything (kayaking and moving to different regions) you have to spend a lot of time there. That’s why we have developed a special program called “Full-on trip”. We will do a lot of kayaking, eat tons of delicious food, drink wine and enjoy the mountains and scenery! We will visit the most interesting rivers at their best level, from simple beautiful canyons to steeply descending typical caucasian whitewater, we will see the traditions of different regions – from southern sea cities to harsh mountain settlements, stay at the houses of local families, watch dances, drink homemade wine, and try out some Turkish coffee. All these experiences will definitely make each of you want to come back!
Our journey will start at the airport of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, or Batumi, depending on the convenient flights for the majority of the group. In two weeks we will make a large ring route, about 2,000 km through Georgia. Given the water levels, we will ride along those rivers and sections that will be of interest at the moment.
Each time we will build a route based on the water level in the rivers, the skills of the participants, and the weather conditions.
The overall classification of the rivers in the trip is class III. Basically, any river on our route can provide sections from class II-III- up to IV.
Requirements to participants:
You must be able to roll confidently and follow the lines in class II-III whitewater.
Guides in a trip:
Picking up in the airport of Tbilisi/Kutaisi/Batumi.
Two-week road trip from one paddling section to another.
The trip finishes at the airport of Tbilisi/Kutaisi/Batumi.
All your personal paddling equipment including a kayak you must bring with you. Occasionally, we will stay overnight in guest houses. Therefore, you will need your camping equipment – sleeping bag, sleeping mat and tent as we plan to sleep in our tents a few times.
There are kayaks available for rent, at 10 euros per day. Please contact us in advance to confirm availability.
Most of the time we will stay in guest houses.
We will eat in restaurants most of the time, but we will also cook ourselves and eat out from time to time. Travelling Georgia you simply have to give the local cuisine a try as it is in the world’s top 5 for gastronomical tourism. We will definitely enjoy traditional dishes more than once.
- 11 April – 2 May (specify the exact dates in the comments)
- 10 May – 30 May (specify the exact dates in the comments)
- 1 June – 31 August (specify the exact dates in the comments)
- 1 September – 30 October
*Exact dates to be determined after contacting us
Based on our experience, we can say that two weeks is the best amount of days to spend in Georgia. It’s right the amount of time to not to get tired of the road trips and to have time to enjoy the nature and the landmarks. We offer preferred travel dates.
*the first and the last days are the days of arrival and departure to/from the airport.
** It could be your date by request in case personal group of min 5 person
The minimal group size is 5 people.
The maximum group size is 7 people for one guide.
What price includes
- airport pickup and river shuttles for 15 days
- all meals during the trip in the cafe/restaurant or the camp
- stays in guest houses/camping
- guiding and safety on the river
- permanent camp equipment (canopy, sunshades, cookware)
What price does not include
- medical insurance
- alcohol and tobacco
- other good stuff.
During our trip, we will move to different climatic zones. From the cool alpine zones of the Caucasus Mountains at an altitude of more than 2000m to the humid subtropical coast of the Black Sea, the windy mountain steppes in the central part of the country, and arid semi-deserts in the east. Therefore, you should have everything you need for cold nights (not lower than -3 Celcius), for prolonged rains (sometimes it rains for more than three days in a row), and for hot weather (sunscreen). The wear for kayaking must be with long sleeves and long pants (preferably a dry suit).
Before the trip, you can contact us once again about what kind of clothes it is better to take with you during this period of time.
Fancy going on an adventure with us? Send us an inquiry! Should you have any questions please email us at email@example.com and we would provide you with any information you may ask for.
Before traveling to Georgia, read carefully the rules of visiting the country and the list of current restrictions on the website https://stopcov.ge/