2Day: Enchanting Rock Formations and Their Inhabitants
Today, you'll spend the entire day in Vashlovani National Park, admiring diverse landscapes ranging from semi-deserts and steppes to sparse dry forests and deciduous woodlands. The name 'Vashlovani' is derived from the resemblance of apple trees to pistachio trees, which are often seen here. In these protected areas, there are approximately 700 species of plants. The wildlife is equally diverse, and with some luck, you can observe foxes, hares, various bird species, and reptiles.
After just about a one-and-a-half-hour drive, the beautiful Iori Valley unfolds before you, with unique rock formations, remote shepherd huts, and curious gazelles. In winter, the park is intensively used by Tushetian shepherds as pastureland for their sheep herds. Please be cautious of shepherd dogs during spring and autumn.
In the Pantischara Gorge, located at an elevation of 300-600 meters above sea level, you'll reach the lowest point of your journey.
At the end of your eventful day, you'll bid farewell to your guide and take the transfer back to Tbilisi.
- 260 km, driving time 6 hrs.