2 day – West Georgia – Canyons and caves
2 day tour to the western Georgia. Town Kutaisi, is where the oldest kingdom of Kolkheti was located and where the Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece. When crossing the Rikoti pass nature changes and becomes different from the eastern part of the country. Subtropical climate of the western Georgia, makes it diversely beautiful. You will have tours in Martvili and Okatsse canyons and colored grottoes in Kutaisi, where archaeologists have found a dinosaur footprint. Part of the tour consists of visiting the cultural heritage in Kutaisi.
Best period for this trip: from MAY till OCTOBER.
Bagrati cathedral is an 11th-century cathedral in the city of Kutaisi, in the Imereti region, Georgia. It is a masterpiece of the medieval Georgian architecture. The cathedral suffered heavy damage throughout centuries and was reconstructed to its present state through a gradual process starting in the 1950s, with major conservation works concluding in 2012. Cathedral is located on Ukimerioni Hill, on a distinct landscape of Kutaisi.
Georgian Architectural ensemble, most important center of Georgia in Middle Ages. Monastery was constructed in Kutaisi in 1106 by David the Builder. It is surrounded by gate. The constructional parts from various eras still exist in the monastery and its surroundings (mostly of XII-XIII cc.). In the south part of Gelati Monastery gate, in the main entrance, there is burial place of David the Builder. The Monastery of Gelati belonged to the Royal House. Almost all the Kings of United Georgia are buried here.
Sataplia State Forest Reserve has a complex character. It includes natural monuments of various origins. The territory is rich in grottoes. About 200 traces of carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs, which are engraved on limestone, were found here. Forest reservation is the Bio-Speleological Museum.
Prometheus cave natural monument – also known as Kumistavi Cave is a karst cave located in Tskaltubo Municipality in Imereti region, Georgia. The total length of the cave is about 11 km, of which 1060 m are open to visitors. Cave has 22 halls of which six are currently open to tourists.
The Martvili Canyon is located between the village of Gachdeli and Inchkhuri (5 km from Martvili). 2400 m river Abasha with its intersections of 20-40 m create chain of canals. In several places cayon gets higher and in the middle it creates famous 12 m high waterfall.
The canyon is located in the valley of the River Oketa. The length of the river is 14 km, and the canyon width is 3-6 meters, and even 15-20 meters in some places, the depth ranges from 20 to 100 meters. The canyon has several waterfalls. One of the lakes, “Oskhapo” is about 60 meters long. There are several natural rock-bridges on the river Okatse. The canyon has caves with underground waters flowing up on the surface.
Prices for per person:
Private tour from – 230 €
Group tour from – 145 €
* The price depends on quantity of persons in group
- Overnight in comfortable guest house with breakfast
- Driver / Guide
- Pick up / Drop off service (in Tbilisi)
- 2x Dinner
- 1x Supper in Guest house with wine
- Tickets to Sataplia cave
- Tickets to Prometheus cave with boats
- Tickets to Martvili canyon with boats
- Tickets to Okatse canyon
- 2 bottle water for per person