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Tbilisi: Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyons

1. Tbilisi: Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyons

The first stop of the day will be in Surami, where you will have the opportunity to taste a famous freshly-baked Nazuqi (sweet bread baked in an oven), which is a morning must-have for local Georgians. Continue on the tour to the Martvili district, one of the most gorgeous places in Georgia, combining different unique natural environments. You will be shocked with brilliant scenery, sensational waterfalls, and a boat trip in the river which possesses a deep-green color. You can board a boat with a boatman and he will take you on an unforgettable journey between the high rocks in the canyon. You will also have the chance to have lunch (by request) and try out traditional Georgian dishes. Get your camera ready for Kumistavi (Prometheus Cave), which is the biggest cave in Georgia. There are spectacular views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and lakes throughout this vast and impressive cave. Within the cave, there are colorful lights ranging from orange, red, pink, and blue. You have two options to enjoy your impressive cave tour. You may choose a walking tour along the 1,600-meter route, or can rather opt for a boat ride along the underground river. When the tour ends you will have the choice of being dropped in Kutaisi, the third-biggest city in Georgia, or Tbilisi.

From Kutaisi to Tbilisi: Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon

2. From Kutaisi to Tbilisi: Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon

Visit the Martvili Canyon and the Prometheus Cave, two of the most breathtaking natural features in Georgia. Learn about this diverse region from your local guide. Start your tour at Martvili Canyon, located in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia. Experience one of the most scenic places in Georgia as you cruise along the emerald-colored river. Enjoy time to explore the area and sample the unique cuisine. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations about where to go. Continue to Kumistavi or the Prometheus Cave named after a famous myth of Amirani. Witness the spectacular views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and cave lakes. Choose a walking tour along the 1600m route or hop on a boat for a ride along the underground river. After, be dropped back at Best Western Kutaisi hotel or the traveler's meeting point in Tbilisi (50m from Avlabari Metros station).

Tbilisi: Transfer to Canyons and Prometheus Cave

3. Tbilisi: Transfer to Canyons and Prometheus Cave

Begin your journey early in the morning at 8:00 AM, as your driver picks you up from your hotel in Tbilisi to transfer you to Kutaisi. The road to Kutaisi (the second biggest city in Georgia) will take you over the Rikoti Pass, and through the longest tunnel in Georgia (1,722 meters). On the way to Kutaisi, stop in Surami and taste famous freshly baked Nazuqi (sweet bread baked in an oven). Then, arrive in Kutaisi City, where you will have the option for lunch (by request), before continuing your way to Okatse Canyon. Okatse Canyon is one of the most popular canyons in Georgia and is divided into two upper and lower sections. Extreme sports lovers can ride a boat along the canyon from the upper section, which leads to a waterfall falling from a height of about 12 meters. The walls of the canyon are covered with moss, and you can also view lianas which grow along the length of the entire canyon. Following the canyon, your next stop is to the town of Tskhaltubo, where you will discover one of the most interesting caves in Georgia, Prometheus Cave. There, walk through a 1.5-kilometer-long tunnel whilst enjoying breathtaking views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and lakes along the cave. Following your excursion, you will have the option to stop for dinner, before being dropped off back to your hotel in either Kutaisi or Tbilisi.

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What people are saying about Kutaisi

We had a great day, beyond expectations. The canyon and the cave are a must tour. "Ungo" our guide has a great personality, a young enthusiastic person that engages in very interesting conversations, and give the core of the culture. She elevated the trip to another level of fun, and awesome talks. For more than 12 hours we were completely entertained. "Razi" the driver is a very nice person. The office was very professional, friendly and on time with everything. Highly recommended!

I commend our guide Shoti from Gamarjoba Travel and Tours. He exceeded our expectations by sharing a lot of information about georgia while on our way to Martvili region. He also went extra mile by going with us inside the cave and guided us through the martvili canyon. He suggested us the best try foods in the region which makes the whole experience complete! Amazing services! It’s worth the penny paid for. I highly recommend this travel and tours to everyone.

Well-organized tour! The tourist spots are highly recommended for those who want to explore more of Georgia's natural wonders. Our tour guide, Givi, was knowledgeable of the details of the locations and he kept the 8-hour travel (back and forth) fun and interesting. He had lots of amazing facts about the tour, Georgia's history and culture, and of course, the destinations. Happy to recommend this tour and Givi as tour guide to all visiting Georgia!

The scenery in both the cave and the canyon are breathtaking. The boat rides in both locations are definitely the highlights. The ride is long and could be tiring but definitely worth it. A better planning for my trip would make it better as you have the option to stay at Kutaisi which will bring you closer to Batumi. Highly recommended!

The trip was very well organised- the Martvili canyon and Prometheus caves are a sight to behold. Noniko is a wonderful guide. Highly recommend the tour.