Vashlovani Protected Areas
Vashlovani Protected Areas are located 150 kilometers from Tbilisi, in the extreme southeastern part of Georgia on the Iori upland in Kakheti region and includes Vashlovani Nature Reserve, National Park and 3 Natural Monuments – Artsivi Kheoba (Eagle Gorge), Alazani floodplain forest (Kaklis kure) and Takhti-Tepa Mud Volcanoes.
7 tourist routes include Vashlovani unique landscape, forest ecosystem, floodplain ecosystem, semi -arid territories, eroded mountains caused by wind, called “Areulebi”, canyons and gorges. Tourist route network offers a wide variety of one and two days driving, cycling and Safari tours.
At Vashlovani Protected Areas you can explore Takhti-Tepa mud volcanoes, Datvis Khevi fossil mollusks, wind eroded mountains, Khornabudji fortress, Kaklis Kure and Shavi Mta, blossoming Georgian Iris, Eichler tulip and fern leaf peony. Tourist season lasts all year around. The best time to visit Vashlovani Protected Areas is from May to end of November.
Visitor Center: 5 Baratashvili street, Dedoplistskaro
You can enjoy tours whole year around, active season lasts from May to November
The best period for birdwatching: spring (April) and autumn (October, November)
The best period for sport fishing: April-July
Blooming period of endemic plants (Georgian iris, Eichlertulip, Steppe Peony): April – second half of May
Ripening period of mastic tree fruit and color changing of leaves of Eurasian Smoketree: September-November
While visiting boundary territories – Mijniskure, Takhti-Tepa and Kaklis Kure it is necessary to register at Visitor Center of Vashlovani Protected Areas (5 Baratashvili street, Dedoplistskaro) and hold the copy of your identification document with you.
Visiting these territories is possible only by off road vehicle.