As we respect the diversity and different lifestyles of people, We offer two options for Batumi Surroundings Tour, so you can choose according to your desire. Batumi Botanical garden / Makhuntseti Waterfall / Dinner at Adjarian Wine House with the accompaniment of Georgian Dance and Music A per person fee: $65 . (For groups of at least 4 people) Batumi Botanical garden / Mtirala National Park / Dinner at Georgian Restaurant A per person fee: $60 . (For groups of at least 4 people
Batumi Surroundings Batumi Botanical Garden:
The Batumi Botanical Garden occupies a 108.7 ha area, 1km along the Black Sea. The florist richness of the garden is incorporated in 9 phytogeographic departments: East Asian, Himalayan, Australian, New Zealand, North American, Mexican, South American, European, and Transcaucasian. Three parks: Lower Park, Upper Park, and Seaside Park. The garden is distinguished by centuries-long parks, unique collections of subtropical flora, as well as succulents, palms, roses, camellias, citrus, bamboos, magnolias, Cyprus, pine trees, nuts, persimmon, and maple tree collections. Visitors’ attention is attracted by -125year-old large-flowering magnolias counting 125 years, eldest evergreen Sequoias, fragrant Osmanthus, secret Japanese gardens, romantic, cozy landscapes, and panoramic views. The garden serves as a significant center for spreading agricultural and biological knowledge. It has established a relationship with the Botanical Gardens of more than 140 countries, Universities, and other scientific-research institutions in the form of signing the Memoranda of Cooperation.
The road to the Makhuntseti waterfall from Batumi will takes about 30 minutes. Getting off at the right place, you will see two pointers, one to the waterfall and the other to the famous stone bridge, built during the reign of Queen Tamar. This is another attraction of the area. On the way to Makhuntseti, you will hear a pleasant noise from the approaching water. Nearby you can taste different varieties of Georgian Honey made by locals. Georgia, the birthplace of wine, is also known as the land of the oldest honey discovered; Home to 13,000 flora species, blooming from semi-desert to sub-tropical and alpine zones, Georgia is a true bliss for Caucasian Grey bee to make honey of distinguished taste. More than that, Georgia is one of the few places in the world, where wild bees are used by local people to produce wild honey called Jara.
Adjarian Wine House In one of the historical and picturesque regions of Georgia, in Adjara mountains, in the midst of unique nature, you will find a multi-functional "Adjarian Wine House" surrounded by vineyards, having Georgian restaurant, wine factory, enotheque, wine cellar with Qvevri and wine tasting halls. Here, with the background of the beautiful landscapes, you will learn Georgian ancient traditions, taste delicious wine and Georgian dishes; You will visit the vineyard and learn unique ways of producing Georgian wine. You can buy and taste local wines made with traditional technologies, which are distinguished by its taste and aroma. In this respect, our special wine is Chkhaveri Rose under the brand "Porto Franco" offering variety of dry, semi-sweet and Qvevri wines. The name "Porto Franco" is related to the capital city of Adjara Autonomous Republic - Batumi, which was established in the late 19th century as a free economic zone. Historically, the brothers Nobles started transporting oil to Europe through the Batumi port. Batumi is the oldest European city, where one and a half century ago dozens of embassies and consulates operated.
Mtirala National Park:
Mtirala National Park is one of the newest reserves in Georgia. The park is located in the resort region of Adjara, at an altitude of 1761 meters above sea level. The park is foggy all year round which is why the locals sometimes call the area “weeping mountain”. Six thousand hectares of the park are covered with relict forests and rare tropical plants. Due to high humidity, Mtirala Park is considered one of the most diverse and richest in Georgia. The name Mtirala (meaning "to cry") is derived from the 4,520 millimeters (178 in) annual rainfall, making it one of the wettest areas of the former Soviet Union. Lunch at Georgian Restaurant: Situated at the crossroads of East and West, Georgia has fallen within the orbit of many cultural influences and empires. One of the earliest Christian civilizations, Georgia has endured its share of invasions and Georgian food is well reflective of its past. Throughout the centuries, Georgian food has been influenced by the Mediterranean world, Arab and Mongol flavors, Persian and Ottoman kitchens, the link stretching as far as Northern India. Today’s Georgian food and cuisine is a rich interplay between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes. Georgian food and wine culture are best observed through Supra – a traditional feast featuring a wide array of assortment of dishes always accompanied by large amounts of wine, lasting several hours. Georgia is generally considered the ‘cradle of wine’, as archaeologists have traced the world’s first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000BC. These early Georgians discovered grape juice could be turned into wine by burying it underground for the winter. Some of the Qvevris they were buried in could remain underground for up to 50 years.