You will plunge into the past for one day and see the Caucasus from the times of the USSR, Tsarist Russia and the Middle Ages. After all, Abkhazia miraculously managed to preserve artifacts from different centuries! It will also conquer you with its incredible natural beauty: you will see mountains and the sea, lakes and waterfalls, parks and canyons. I will help you not to miss the main point and will tell you about local traditions and customs. Individual excursion for 1–4 people Duration 12 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 4.67 on 6 reviews RUB 12,000 for the excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Idyllic Gagra On the way to Gagra, we will stop at the small village of Tsandrypsh, where you will see a basilica of the 6th century. This is one of the oldest temples in Abkhazia, built long before the baptism of Rus. In Gagra itself, you will stroll through the picturesque seaside park of the Prince of Oldenburg and see the famous restaurant Gagripsh, which was visited by Nicholas II, Chekhov, Chaliapin and Maxim Gorky
Christian shrines of New Athos You will visit the New Athos monastery for men, founded by monks at the foot of the mountain at the end of the 19th century, and hear about the development of Christianity in Abkhazia. In addition, you will climb the Iverskaya mountain, view the Anakopia fortress and enjoy wonderful views of the azure coast
Lake Ritsa and wildlife of Abkhazia In conclusion, you will visit the amazingly beautiful mountain lake Ritsa and learn how it was formed and what the bright turquoise color of its water is connected with. On the way to Ritsa, I will show you the Blue Lake, the Maiden's Tears waterfall, the Yupshar canyon and the Chabgar cornice.
- Transfer from the hotel and back is included in the price
- On the way to New Athos, we will stop for lunch at a national cafe. The average bill is 500 rubles per person.
- The entrance ticket to the Ritsa relict national park is not included in the price - 350 rubles per person
Start of the excursion by appointment. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.