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From Tbilisi: Kutaisi Canyons and Caves Full Day Tour

1. From Tbilisi: Kutaisi Canyons and Caves Full Day Tour

Explore the hidden gems of Georgia with Kutaisi.Martvili.Prometheus tour, where you'll discover the best of Imereti and Samegrelo regions. Experience breathtaking views and incredible canyons on this unforgettable adventure. Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at 06:15 am from any hotel located in Tbilisi. Before booking, check the weather in Kutaisi, as boat trips may not be available in case of rain. Start with a transfer from Tbilisi to West Georgia, a 4-hour drive where you can rest along the way. Your first destination is the Martvili waterfalls in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Martvili's beauty will mesmerize you with sensational waterfalls and a boat trip on the deep green river. Glide through the canyon's moss-covered walls, surrounded by brilliant scenery. Martvili Canyon is a fantastic place for an adventure with family, friends, or co-workers. Next, visit Kumistavi, also known as Prometheus caves, famous for its legend about Amirani. The cave offers spectacular views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and cave lakes. The cave is adorned with colorful lights, creating a magical atmosphere ranging from orange-red to pink and blue. Enjoy ample time to explore both places before concluding the tour at 18:00 in Kutaisi/Kutaisi airport or at around 23:00 in Tbilisi, Rose Revolution Square. Embrace the natural wonders and enchanting legends of Georgia's Imereti and Samegrelo regions on this captivating journey.

Kutaisi: Canyons & Prometheus Cave Guided Small Group Tour

2. Kutaisi: Canyons & Prometheus Cave Guided Small Group Tour

In the morning, our guide will meet you at the meeting point and you will start a tour of beautiful natural monuments near Kutaisi! First, you will visit Martvili Canyon, enjoying views of the mountain river, natural stone bridges & waterfalls. One of the top highlights at Martvili Canyon is the boat ride in the turquoise river, where you'll enjoy close views of the canyon & maybe spot fishes in the clear river water. Note: Boat service doesn't work if the water level is too high or the currents are too strong, usually it could happen in spring or after heavy rain. You will continue by car to the Okatse Canyon, where you will hike approximately 2.5 km from the ticket office to the canyon entrance, on a stone paved road through Duke's Dadiani forest. You will walk 900 steps on a panoramic hanging bridge & enjoy views of nature, especially in the spring and summer seasons, surrounded by lush green forest. After taking beautiful photos and short rest on the panoramic bridge, you will continue hiking back 2.5 km approximately to the car. Note: You can rent a 4x4 vehicle for an extra fee from the visitor center to the canyon entrance if you don't wish to hike, but will have to wait for the rest of the group at the visitor center. You will take the car to the spectacular Prometheus cave, where you will walk in a beautiful stalactite and stalagmite cave on an easy 1,5-kilometer route with impressive natural halls, here the group will be accompanied by the local guide, who will tell us in detail about the cave. After an active day, in the evening you will come back to Kutaisi.

Kutaisi: Martvili, Okatse Canyon, and Prometheus Cave Tour

3. Kutaisi: Martvili, Okatse Canyon, and Prometheus Cave Tour

Important: Okatse Canyon is closed till the end of April. Alternatively we may visit Okatse waterfall or Sataflia natural reserve. See the most spectacular canyons in Georgia on a day tour from Kutaisi. The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel, so you don't have to worry about finding a meeting point. First Stop - Okatse Canyon. Main sightseeing is the hanged bridges over the Canyon. Total length of the bridge 900 meters. Total distance to walk 1500 meters including the trail back. The Next stop is Martvili Canyon, which is about 1 hour drive from Okatse. At Martvili Canyon they offer 2 kinds of activities. 1. Walking along the waterfalls - main ticket and (2) boating through the Canyon, which is optional. At the time of rain, boating is not available. Walking distance is 700 meters and takes about 40-50 minutes. Boating - 20 minutes. Close to 4 p.m. we reach Prometheus Cave. They offer 2 kinds of activities. Walking through Cave, which takes approximately 1 hour and optional boat ride - 15 minutes. At the end we will stop at the Abandoned Sanatorium of Soviet Times in City of Tskaltubo, once famous Spa Resort.

Full day trip to Chiatura from Kutaisi

4. Full day trip to Chiatura from Kutaisi

Embark on a captivating full day trip that unveils the rustic charm of Chiatura, a fascinating town nestled in the heart of Georgia. Starting and concluding in the historical city of Kutaisi, this excursion promises an unforgettable blend of natural beauty, unique Soviet-era history, and cultural immersion. Itinerary: 10:00AM - 10:30 AM - Departure from Kutaisi Central Square,Macdonalds, 1 Tbilisi street. Your journey begins at the heart of Kutaisi, we invite you to meet us at 10:00 AM in front of the iconic McDonald's on Tbilisi Street, a well-known and easily accessible location. Look for our team members, identifiable by their red scarves, ready to welcome you and ensure a smooth start to your day's adventure. Meet local guide in Chiatura . After a scenic 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Kutaisi, you will arrive in Chiatura, a town steeped in industrial history and nestled in a dramatic valley. Here, you will have the opportunity to meet with a local guide, an expert well-versed in the stories, history, and hidden gems of Chiatura. Visit to Katskhi Pillar (1 hour) As you observe the Katskhi Pillar, the sheer scale and beauty of this natural wonder become evident, offering a moment of reflection on the incredible feats of early Christian ascetics who sought solitude and spiritual elevation in such remote and challenging locations. Mghvimevi Cave Monastery, (40 minutes ) Set aside 40 minutes to immerse yourself in the serene and spiritual ambiance of the Mghvimevi Cave Monastery, a historical and religious treasure located near the town of Chiatura in Georgia. Chiatura Cable Cars and Viewpoint (1 hour) Following the cable car ride, visit the Chiatura Viewpoint, a vantage point that presents a breathtaking panoramic view of the town. From this elevated location, you can fully appreciate the dramatic landscape that surrounds Chiatura, including the winding river, the striking geological formations, and the juxtaposition of nature with the town's industrial framework. Lunch and Local Tasting (1 hour) Dedicate an hour of your journey in Chiatura, Georgia, to indulge in a delightful local tasting experience, blending a quick yet satisfying lunch with the unique flavors of the region. Chiatura railway station (10 minutes) Chiatura Railway Station, situated in the industrious town of Chiatura in Georgia, Europe, serves as a crucial transport hub, embodying a blend of historical significance and modern functionality. The theatre(30 minutes) Set aside 30 minutes to step into the historical world of Chiatura's unique theatre, a cultural gem that has been a part of the town's artistic landscape for over 100 years. 04:30PM Departure from Chiatura. to Kutaisi. 06:00 PM - Return to Kutaisi:Conclude the excursion and return to Kutaisi Central Square or Kutaisi International Airport.

Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave and Wine Tour

5. Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave and Wine Tour

Tour starts with a visit of Bagrati Cathedral offering panoramic view of the city. Discover the unforgettable beauty of Prometheus Cave and feel like a hero of a mysterious adventure when riding a boat across the underground lake. For wine tasting we will head to our Family Winery - Nikoladze WineHouse , located 30 minutes away from Kutaisi. We will taste 5 kinds of wine and 2 kinds of Chacha (local vodka): one refined, and another pure as distilled from grapes. We will introduce you to the winemaking technology, process of wine fermentation and different tools used in producing the Sacred drink of Georgians. As a snack, different kinds of cheese with Georgian bread or homemade khachapuri could be offered.

Kutaisi: Martvili & Okatse Canyon Tour with Prometheus Cave

6. Kutaisi: Martvili & Okatse Canyon Tour with Prometheus Cave

Join us on a private day tour of beautiful natural monuments near Kutaisi! At the spectacular Prometheus cave, you will walk on a 1.5 km route in a beautiful stalactite and stalagmite cave with impressive natural halls and mesmerizing stalactite shapes. Explore the magic world of this ancient cave and enjoy its healing properties. You can take a boat ride in an underground river here! In Okatse we will walk through Duke's Dadiani forest and will see the ruins of their castle. When we reach the canyon, we will walk on an impressive hanging bridge over the canyon (some adrenaline guaranteed! but nothing to be too scared of). Note: You can reach Okatse canyon either by renting a 4x4 vehicle from the parking lot near the visitor center or by walking down & back 5-6 km. approx. We will also visit Martvili canyon, where we will walk on a 700-meter paved trail, see the ancient Dukes Dadiani stairway, and enjoy the views of the mountain river, natural stone bridges & waterfalls. One of the top highlights at Martvili canyon is the boat ride in the turquoise river, where you'll enjoy close views of the canyon & maybe spot fishes in the clear river water. Note: Boat service doesn't work, if the water level is too high or the currents are too strong, usually it could happen in spring or after heavy rain.

Wine Tour from Kutaisi

7. Wine Tour from Kutaisi

Tour starts with a short introductory tour about Kutaisi by visiting Bagrati Cathedral. For a wine tasting we will head to our Family Winery - Nikoladze WineHouse , located 30 minutes drive from Kutaisi. We will taste 5 kinds of wine, 2 kinds of Chacha (local vodka): one refined, and another pure as distilled from grapes. We will introduce you to winemaking technology, process of wine fermentation and different tools used in producing the Sacred drink of Georgians. As a snack, different kinds of cheese with Georgian bread or homemade khachapuri could be offered. "Everything started with our grandfather making wine in an open winery under the shadow of a huge walnut tree. From the very childhood I used to learn about primitive tools for cleaning qvevry , grape pressing and wine fermentation. Reaching my forties, I realized that it's time to return to the point, where everything started . And I buried my first Qvevri."

Imereti: Bagrati, Gelati, & Motsameta Monastery Guided Tour

8. Imereti: Bagrati, Gelati, & Motsameta Monastery Guided Tour

You will explore the royal 11th-century Bagrati cathedral on Ukmerioni Hill in Kutaisi, learn about its history & enjoy panoramic views of the city; visit the Unesco-protected Gelati monastery complex, with its medieval Academy building & enjoy wall paintings & mosaics from the 12th century. Gelati was an important scientific center since the Middle Ages, and it is important today, as most of the Georgian royalty is buried there. You will continue to the Motsameta monastery, another important spot for Georgian religion. Enjoy beautiful views of the Tskaltsitela River from the Monastery garden and listen to the miraculous history of two saint brothers from the 8th century. After tour, you will come back to Kutaisi.

From Kutaisi: Batumi and The Black Sea Coast Guided Day Tour

9. From Kutaisi: Batumi and The Black Sea Coast Guided Day Tour

Georgian Black Sea coast has a lot to offer to visitors, from sandy to stone beaches, historical fortresses, tea plantations, ancient parks and gardens, mountain villages, and distinctive culture. During this day tour from Kutaisi, you will visit the Black Sea coast in Guria and Adjara regions, visit natural wonders, savor Adjarian cuisine, and explore Batumi. You will leave Kutaisi in the morning with Megobari Tours Georgia guide. First, you will stop at the magnetic sand beach with healing properties, and continue to explore the Dendrological park with thousands of species of exotic flora, flamingoes, and bamboo forests. Continue on the lush green mountain road to explore the 6th-century Petra fortress on a cliff at Tsikhisdziri village. Before entering Batumi's old town, you will enjoy local cuisine during lunch at a port fish market, where your chosen fresh seafood is prepared at a local restaurant. In Batumi, you will stroll along the 140 years old Batumi Boulevard, and see the famous Ali & Nino sculpture, Alphabet Tower, various modern sculptures along the boulevard, the tiny Japanese garden, and the famous Batumi Octopus cafe building (open in the summer season only). Will continue walking to Europe Square, most famous for the Medea statue and the Astronomical clock. Here you will learn the legend of the Golden Fleece, the Argonauts, and Princess Medea. Upon request, you will visit the local Mosque, built during Ottoman rule. At the end of the day, you will take the Argo cable car for an impressive Batumi and sea panorama. In the evening you will come back to Kutaisi, drop off at your Kutaisi hotel.

From Kutaisi: Svaneti Mountain Villages 2-Day 4x4 Safari

10. From Kutaisi: Svaneti Mountain Villages 2-Day 4x4 Safari

Explore mountain villages on this private 2-day tour from Kutaisi! You will be going off-road for part of the trip to one of Europe's highest continuously inhabited villages. Imagine, 200 people spending harsh winters at 2100m., totally isolated from the world. You'll go there by 4x4 vehicle on the picturesque mountain road, will spend the night at the Ushguli village, and enjoy local Svanetian cuisine. The next day you will come back to Kutaisi. Itinerary: Day 1 Kutaisi - Ushguli - Lamaria church - Shkhara glacier - Mestia. In the morning Megobari Tours Georgia guide will pick you up at your Kutaisi hotel and you will start your beautiful trip to the mountains. You will go on the picturesque Kutaisi – Lentekhi – Ushguli road. Listen to the stories about Svaneti, a Georgian region that has best preserved ancient culture and language. In the afternoon you will arrive at one of the highest villages in Europe, Ushguli at 2100 m. where a few hundred people live all year round. You will visit the 9th-century Lamaria church with views of the highest Georgian peak – Mt. Shkara 5193m. Afterwards, go to explore the Shkhara glacier, our guide will take you on a 4x4 vehicle part of the road and you will continue hiking part of the route, approx. 4 km and 1.5-2 hours both ways. It is optional to do this trip horseback riding. After the hike, take iconic photos of Ushguli village from the King Tamar castle viewpoint & take a car to Mestia. Day 2 Mestia - Hatsvali Lift - Mestia Museum - Enguri Dam - Kutaisi. The guide will meet you at the hotel and together you will wander in the old town of Mestia among Svan defense towers, if you dare, you can climb one of these. Take a Hatsvali ski lift from the center of Mestia town & enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Caucasian mountains range. After enjoying mountain views visit the Svaneti Museum of History, and explore impressive artifacts, that were hidden in Svaneti during the wars of Georgia. After lunch, you will leave Mestia and drive through the picturesque mountain road until Enguri Dam. In the evening you will head back to Kutaisi. Drop off at Kutaisi Hotel. Here are a few must-try of local svan cuisine specialties, in case you will be having dinner without our guide: "Kubdari" meat-filled bread, "Fetvraal Khachapuri" bread filled with cheese and millet seeds, and "Tashmijabi" potato puree with sulguni cheese.

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based on 116 reviews

I had a fantastic day exploring Chiatura with a local guide. The area is rich in religious and historical significance, and our guide provided insightful explanations throughout the tour. I appreciate the entire crew for their follow-up and ensuring a great experience from start to finish. Thank you!

Absolutely happy to have booked this tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and responsive, the transportation was perfect, the tour itself very interesting. A fantastic day!

A perfect day in nature! All the places we visited were fantastic and our guide was very knowledgeable and responsive! I would definitely book again:)

It was a perfect day! David impressed me with his knowledge and conveyed Georgia and its history and culture to me in a very pleasant way.

Happily again! Everything was perfect! Guide, information provided, pace, transportation :)