3 days tour to Canyons and Caves of West Georgia

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kutaisi

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Enjoy sightseeing in Western Georgia during this 3 days tour.  Explore Uplistsikhe cave town with its secret tunnels and caves, visit Prometheus karst caves and Sataplia grotto, head further to north-west and enjoy a boat tour in Martvili canyon. You’ll find steep rocks to climb, spectacular waterfalls to enjoy and caves to explore. Visit Okatse Canyon and walk on 780 meter cliff walkway.
ItineraryDay 1: Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe – Kutaisi – Bagrati & Gelati – KutaisiPass By: Georgian Holidays, TbilisiMeet your guide and driver at your pickup location in Tbilisi Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionDrive towards West Georgia. You’ll start your tour with visit to Uplistsikhe cave town dating back to 1st millennium BC. The town is identified as one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and is remarkable for the combination of Anatolian and Iranian cultures. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionContinue and drive through Rikoti pass. After arrival in Kutaisi drive to Gelati Monastery and Academy. The complex was found by the Greatest King of Georgia David the Builder in the beginning of the 12th century and earned high religious and cultural importance for ages. The main church was painted with frescoes between 12th – 17th centuries. Gelati Monastery and Academy is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionDrive back to Kutaisi and visit Bagrati Cathedral – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was found in 11th c. and named after King Bagrat III – the first King of unified Georgian Kingdom. In the evening take a walk in Kutaisi city and have dinner at the restaurant.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kutaisi hotel 3*Day 2: Kutaisi – Martvili Canyon – Okatse Canyon – KutaisiStop At: Martvili Canyons, Martivili, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionAfter breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and driver and continue your journey to Martvili canyons located in Samegrelo region with the total length of 2400 meters and depth of 20-40 meters. Over millions of years, the Abasha river has created magnificent gorge in limestone rocks, reaching a depth of 40 meters, with canyons, caves and waterfalls. Only small part of the canyon is open to visitors. There are stretches of quiet water for peddling and swimming, but also steep rocks to climb, spectacular waterfalls to enjoy and caves to explore. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Okatse Canyon, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionContinue to the Okatse Canyon-famous for its magnificent wild nature, astonishing waterfalls and breathtaking views. Located in the Western Georgia, near the village of Gordi, the canyon runs roughly for 14 kilometers, width ranges from 3-6 to 15-20 meters, while its depth is between 20-100 meters. Okatse pedestrian trail passes through Dadiani forest, an exciting 780m-long walkway hanged on a cliff and leads you to the viewing platform that hangs right out over the middleDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kutaisi hotel 3*Day 3: Kutaisi – Sataplia caves – Prometheus caves – KutaisiStop At: Prometheus Cave, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionAfter breakfast at the hotel drive to Prometheus grotto - one of the largest caves in Georgia open to travelers. It includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionHead to Sataplia karst caves. Take a walking tour in Sataplia nature reserve. The place is famous for containing dinosaur footprints which are conserved on the territory of the museum. Afterwards drive back to Tbilisi to your place of stay.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel Bagrati 1003 (new building) in Kutaisi in double/twin rooms
  • 2 breakfast at the hotel
  • 2 dinners at the hotel/local restaurant
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
  • Entry/Admission - Martvili Canyons
  • Entry/Admission - Okatse Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Prometheus Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunches

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe – Kutaisi – Bagrati & Gelati – Kutaisi Pass By: Georgian Holidays, Tbilisi Meet your guide and driver at your pickup location in Tbilisi Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli Region Drive towards West Georgia. You’ll start your tour with visit to Uplistsikhe cave town dating back to 1st millennium BC. The town is identified as one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and is remarkable for the combination of Anatolian and Iranian cultures. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Continue and drive through Rikoti pass. After arrival in Kutaisi drive to Gelati Monastery and Academy. The complex was found by the Greatest King of Georgia David the Builder in the beginning of the 12th century and earned high religious and cultural importance for ages. The main church was painted with frescoes between 12th – 17th centuries. Gelati Monastery and Academy is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Drive back to Kutaisi and visit Bagrati Cathedral – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was found in 11th c. and named after King Bagrat III – the first King of unified Georgian Kingdom. In the evening take a walk in Kutaisi city and have dinner at the restaurant. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Kutaisi hotel 3*
Day 2: Kutaisi – Martvili Canyon – Okatse Canyon – Kutaisi Stop At: Martvili Canyons, Martivili, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and driver and continue your journey to Martvili canyons located in Samegrelo region with the total length of 2400 meters and depth of 20-40 meters. Over millions of years, the Abasha river has created magnificent gorge in limestone rocks, reaching a depth of 40 meters, with canyons, caves and waterfalls. Only small part of the canyon is open to visitors. There are stretches of quiet water for peddling and swimming, but also steep rocks to climb, spectacular waterfalls to enjoy and caves to explore. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Okatse Canyon, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Continue to the Okatse Canyon-famous for its magnificent wild nature, astonishing waterfalls and breathtaking views. Located in the Western Georgia, near the village of Gordi, the canyon runs roughly for 14 kilometers, width ranges from 3-6 to 15-20 meters, while its depth is between 20-100 meters. Okatse pedestrian trail passes through Dadiani forest, an exciting 780m-long walkway hanged on a cliff and leads you to the viewing platform that hangs right out over the middle Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Kutaisi hotel 3*
Day 3: Kutaisi – Sataplia caves – Prometheus caves – Kutaisi Stop At: Prometheus Cave, Kutaisi, Imereti Region After breakfast at the hotel drive to Prometheus grotto - one of the largest caves in Georgia open to travelers. It includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Head to Sataplia karst caves. Take a walking tour in Sataplia nature reserve. The place is famous for containing dinosaur footprints which are conserved on the territory of the museum. Afterwards drive back to Tbilisi to your place of stay. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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