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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: Martvili Canyon, Okatse Falls, and Cave Guided Tour

2. Kutaisi: Martvili Canyon, Okatse Falls, and Cave Guided 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 short boat ride (approx. 15 min.) 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 Waterfall, also called Kinchkha Waterfall, which offers a unique natural spectacle, cascading from a height of 70 meters, especially beautiful in Spring, Summer, and early Autumn, surrounded by lush greenery, providing a serene and refreshing retreat for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. After visiting waterfall, you will have the possibility to have a traditional Georgian sweets "Churchkhela" masterclass free of charge (if the local Churchkhela factory will be open). 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. Before returning to Kutaisi you will have a short stop at once famous and now-abandoned Tskaltubo Sanatorium or a bathhouse where Soviet leaders once used to relax (please keep in mind that some Tskaltubo sanatoriums are being sold and entrance might be restricted). After an active day, in the evening you will come back to Kutaisi, drop of at the meeting point. ! from May 2024 instead of Kinchkha waterfall you will visit Okatse Canyon: At Okatse Canyon 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 a 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.

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.

From Kutaisi: Guided Tour of Sataplia, Prometheus & Martvili

5. From Kutaisi: Guided Tour of Sataplia, Prometheus & Martvili

Enjoy a local meal, seeing dinosaur footprints, lots of hiking, cave tours, boat tours, and waterfalls on a guided day trip from Kutaisi. First, meet your guide at the office in Kutaisi at 10 AM. Board the bus, and begin the departure from Kutaisi. Next, stop at Sataplia Nature Reserve, where you’ll explore the actual footprints of dinosaurs. Hike about 2 kilometers, and visit a 300 m-long cave. Then, from the top of the reserve, take in the view of the entirety of western Georgia before boarding the bus again and driving to Prometheus Cave. Descent 80 meters below surface level into the cave. See the Hall of Love where people get married, and enjoy underground boating. Finally, stop at a local restaurant for a lunch break before the last stop at Martvili Canyon. Here, take a boat tour through the canyon and explore its depth of waterfalls. Head back to Kutaisi and conclude your tour around 6 PM.

Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave and Wine Tour

6. Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave and Wine Tour

Tour starts with a visit to Gelati Monastery, residence of Legendary King of Georgia David the Builder. Listen to stories about the King bringing Golden Era to our Homeland.   Next stop Prometheus cave. Discover the unforgettable beauty of Prometheus Cave and feel like a hero of a mysterious adventure when riding a boat across the underground lake. After visiting Cave Abandoned Sanatoriums opens it's path for our mystical Journey. For wine tasting we will head to our Family Winery - Nikoladze WineHouse , located 30 minutes away from Kutaisi. We will taste 4 kinds of wine and 2 kinds of Chacha (local vodka). Winemaker will introduce 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

7. 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: Okatse Canyon is closed for reconstruction until May 2024, and we are visiting KInchkha (Okatse) Waterfall instead. 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.

Kutaisi: Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave Guided Day Trip

8. Kutaisi: Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave Guided Day Trip

Start with pickup from the activity provider's office at midday. Hop on onboard a comfortable vehicle for the scenic transfer through the Georgian countryside. Stop at the beginning of the Martvili Canyon hiking trail. Venture through dense foliage that turns fantastical colors in autumn. Buy a ticket for the boat and take in the area's lush landscapes and waterfalls from the water. Stop at a restaurant along the way where you can refuel with a delicious lunch. Continue to Prometheus cave which is 80 meters below the surface and 1.4 kilometer's long. Purchase a ticket and enter the cave to see curtains of stalactites and stalagmites that are lit with bright colors. Buy a ticket for a boat and go on a short subterranean cruise. Reflect your incredible journey as you make the return journey to the vehicle and transfer back to your meeting point in Kutaisi.

From Kutaisi:Chiatura day trip with transfer to Tbilisi

9. From Kutaisi:Chiatura day trip with transfer to Tbilisi

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, Kutaisi International Airport or continue way to Tbilisi. 09:00-11:00PM -Radisson blu, Tbilisi. First republic square.

Kutaisi Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi

10. Kutaisi Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi

City Bus Georgia is the perfect choice for convenient transportation between Kutaisi Airport and Tbilisi Ortachala Bus Station. Say goodbye to the complexities of navigating public transportation after a long journey and instead, find comfort in your seat as you relax and take in the breathtaking views. Our buses are modern and equipped with adjustable seats and onboard toilets, prioritizing your comfort and convenience throughout the entire trip. At City Bus Georgia, punctuality is of utmost importance to us. We understand the significance of timely arrivals, whether you're catching a flight or exploring the city. Rest assured that our well-maintained buses are designed to ensure that you reach your destination on time, without any unnecessary delays. We want you to make the most of your journey, which is why we provide complimentary onboard amenities to keep you connected and entertained. Each seat is equipped with free WiFi and a power supply, enabling you to stay in touch with loved ones or catch up on work. Additionally, our friendly and helpful staff will be there to assist you during the boarding process, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience from start to finish.

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4.8
(116 reviews)

This tour is priced for students but in reality the guide takes you uncommon places in the region to increase awareness of less known locations and the history in the area. The guide was knowleagble, energetic and available to answer any questions. The monestry that we visited at the start of the tour reminded me of Meteora in Greece, and it was the only one like it that I saw during my 4 week trip in Georgia. Chiatura itself was fairly interesting with the old city built into the walls and soviet mining machinery and cable cars visible throughout the city. Like many of the group, I would recommend that you pack your own lunch are there are limited options and Chiatura is not known to be a culinary capital. This is almost a full day tour and I'd say it's excellent value for money.

Amazing time! Best one i ever had. Despite I book last minute, they are very responsive. If you are looking for a very authentic experience. Choose this one, i ended up with a wine tasting experience with a deep philosopical conversations with his friends at midnight. That was amazing, they are local tbilisi, they are very flexible on making sure having a good time for their guest, and lastly they do this job for their love of being tourguide. It’s amazing night! Best Get your guide experience I had.

Ana was an amazing guide, and we see some very interesting places, like the abadoned hospital. The cable car was also an amazing experience. Well organized tour, we loved it.

I love the beautiful nature especially the waterfall. My guide, Salome, is exceptional. Friendly supportive, she brings the positive vibes in the group.

Amazing tour, beatiful places, great guide. 100% recommend it!