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Kutaisi Ancient City and Prometheus Cave Tour

1. Kutaisi Ancient City and Prometheus Cave Tour

The Kutaisi day tour begins with a walk through old streets of the downtown area, which you will see amazing historical monuments. After an hour of sightseeing, climb aboard a comfortable tour bus and head to villages in the surrounding area of Kutaisi. First, you will stop at the Gelati Monastery, built by the most powerful Georgian King David the Builder. Marvel at this architectural masterpiece from the Middle Ages and the astonishing mosaic fresco. Visit the grave of the King and learn about his last will left for generations. Hear legends and stories about heroes defending their homeland, before venturing to your next stop.  Arrive at Motsameta Monastery, which offers awe-inspiring views of the river and the surrounding countryside. It is named after the brothers Davit and Konstantin Mkheidze, tortured by Arabs for defending Christianity. Bagrati Cathedral will show you its own story and an impressive 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. There is also the opportunity for some hiking at the end, for the more resistant and curious, through Sataplia forest reserve with a cave and prehistoric footprints of dinosaurs (optional).

Tbilisi: Transfer to Canyons and Prometheus Cave

2. 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.

Tbilisi: Sataflia and Prometheus Caves Day Tour

3. Tbilisi: Sataflia and Prometheus Caves Day Tour

Dinosaurs are some kind of mythical creatures. You have probably heard about them from movies, or have read about them in books, but their existence is still unbelievable. Throughout this tour to visit Sataflia Cave, you will be guided to this lost world, exploring the nature and environment in which dinosaurs used to live. The millions-of-years-old stalactites and stalagmites that exist here will also help you imagine that you have traveled back in time to the lost world. Your tour will begin in the morning, at which point you will travel to Imereti where you can discover the beautiful caves. You will drive to the Sataplia Managed Reserve, where you will walk through a unique Kolkheti Forest and pass the place where the footprints of herbivorous and raptor dinosaurs of different epochs were found. You will later arrive at the Karst Cave, where you will walk through several underground halls. After a 30-minute drive from Satapiawe, you will arrive at the at the Kumistavi Village, the home of the Prometheus Cave. The cave is much bigger than that previously visited, and contains different big halls with different types of Stalactites and Stalagmites. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to Tbilisi.

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What people are saying about Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

A most interesting, thought-provoking, and above all enjoyable tour of the historic Georgian city of Kutaisi. Monstaries, caves, ruins, parks, museums...a lot to take in. Best of all, you are guided by a very friendly and knowledgeable Kutaisi native who will make sure this will be a day to remember.

Our guide Giorgi was outstanding! available, interesting, we shared nice moments throughout the stay because despite the weather he found us alternative solutions to our departure reservation. Thanks Giorgi! I highly recommend!

Great experience if you are new to Georgia. Georgi is very nice and knowledgeable. We have seen many things around Kutaisi in one day, but the pace was just right. So we had a very relaxing, insightful and fun day with Georgi.

Giorgi is an excellent tour guide with impeccable English. He changed the itinerary according to our wishes and added some extra highlights. I would definitely book himmagsin for the next tour.

Georgi è stato un’ottimo autista e una buona guida. Sempre prodigo di spiegazioni e sempre con il sorriso.