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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.

From Kutaisi: Guided Tour of Sataplia, Prometheus & Martvili

4. 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: Martvili & Okatse Canyon Tour with Prometheus Cave

5. 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.

Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave from Batumi

6. Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave from Batumi

Witness some of Georgia's most stunning natural landscapes on this guided tour. Visit the famous Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon in a comfortable vehicle. MARTVILI CANYON: You will find yourself in one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in western Georgia - the Martvili Canyon, where the great king of the united Georgia, David the Builder, spent his childhood. For thousands of years, water has worked its way through soft limestone rock to create this natural wonder that will transport you to a fairytale world far from civilization. You will take a boat along the steep cliffs, see an underground river that turns into a waterfall at the exit of the canyon, and also examine the fossils preserved in the depths of the canyon. PROMETHEUS CAVE: Of the thousands of caves in Imereti, Prometheus Cave is the largest and most impressive. Inside, you will be amazed by the shapes of stalactites and stalagmites that form frozen stone waterfalls, breathe in the healing air and see underground lakes, the surface of which has never been exposed to sunlight. And then you can sail out of the cave by boat along the bed of the underground river.

Prometheus Cave & Martvili Canyon From Kutaisi

7. Prometheus Cave & Martvili Canyon From Kutaisi

Prometheus Cave Natural Monument is located in Tskaltubo municipality, Imereti region. Here is Million Years old beautiful stalactite and stalagmite. Martvili Natural Canyon is located in Martvili Municipality. Visitor centre: Village “Inchkhuri”. 700m. circle stone pavement starts from the visitor centre and goes through Dadiani historical track. There are located 2 bridges, 3 view platforms, 30 steps historical staircase built by the big limestone boulder. The visitors can saunter by the boat on the river “Abasha” 300 m. long dinstance and get the pleasure by viewing the beautiful landscape of the Canyon.

Martvili canyon & Prometheus cave group tour from Kutaisi

8. Martvili canyon & Prometheus cave group tour from Kutaisi

Tour starts at 12:00 from our office in Kutaisi. The first stop is Martvili canyon where we take a boat tour through the canyon and explore depth of it along waterfalls. Hiking makes us starving, so we stop in the local restaurant for a lunch break. The last spot of the tour is Prometheus cave, that is 1,4 km long and is located 80 meters below surface level. In the cave there is a hall of love where people even get married. Here you can enjoy with underground boating. It’s cool, isn’t? Finally, when we are exhausted and full with emotions we go back to Kutaisi. We are in the city at 17:00-18:00.

Kutaisi: Okatse-Martvili Canyons,Prometheus Cave, Waterfalls

9. Kutaisi: Okatse-Martvili Canyons,Prometheus Cave, Waterfalls

Canyon tour is the most popular one around Kutaisi. The tour starts in the morning at 9 a.m. at your desired point. First - Okatse canyon offers different and magnificent views, picturesque nature is mixed with extreme feelings. Hanged bridges at 150 meters height which has transparent floor leaves no one indifferent. On the way form visitors center to canyons there is walking tour(2.5km) across the beautiful nature in the woods. In case you prefer a drive there is option of hiring off-road vehicles provided by locals. Then, after 15 minutes drive there is the second destination Kinchkha waterfalls, there is possibility of swimming in good weather. Next, Martvili canyon, after about 1 hour drive we will get to Martvili canyon. The most popular attraction there, is boat trip. After which you can walk through unforgettable nature and take pictures. Nearby is zipline, too. Next stop, after 5 minutes drive there is Ogueshi waterfall. Then, we will drive to Tskaltubo(1 hour drive). We will visit popular Prometheus cave, where there is a group guided tour by a local guide. After one hour excursion there are two optional exits from the cave: by motor boat or on foot. Next stop, abandoned Sanatorium Medea, spring N6, which was built specially for Stalin and abandoned spring N9. The trip approximately ends after 7 p.m. Take into consideration, in case of rain some of the destinations may be closed.

From Kutaisi:Canyons and caves tour with transfer to Tbilisi

10. From Kutaisi:Canyons and caves tour with transfer to Tbilisi

Experience the allure of Georgia’s renowned Imereti and Samegrelo regions with our exclusive tour departing from Kutaisi.Delight in the flavors of the region, marvel at breathtaking canyons,and uncover the mysteries of ancient caves that characterize these illustrious areas. Our friendly team will warmly welcome you at 10:00 am in front of MacDonalds in Kutaisi city,located at 1 Tbilisi Street. Keep an eye out for our signature red scarves for easy identification. Choose to conclude your tour at 18:00 in Kutaisi or extend your exploration until 22:00 at the esteemed Radisson Blu Hotel in Tbilisi. Stop 1: -Enjoy visiting waterfalls. This wonderful place is located in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Georgia. The small city of Martvili is just half an hour away from Kutaisi.Martvili district is truly one of the gorgeous places in Georgia – combining a unique natural environment.You will be shocked by brilliant scenery, sensational waterfalls, and a boat trip in the river with deep green color. You can take a boat with a boatman, and he will take you on an unforgettable journey in the canyon.The walls of the canyons are covered with moss. Martvili Canyon is a fantastic place to adventure with family, friends, and co-workers. Stop 2 -Visit Kumistavi (Prometheus Cave), the most magnificent cave in Georgia. Kumistavi owes a famous legend about Amirani for the sonorous naming of the “Cave of Prometheus.”The legend says that Amirani, like Prometheus, angered the Gods and was punished brutally.The eagle tormented him, eating his liver; however, unlike the Greek giant, cruel Gods were chained.Amirani, not to the rock, but inside a massive cave.Khvamli Mountain is visible from Prometheus Cave, where the legend says Prometheus was chained.Spectacular views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers, and cave lakes. The cave has colorful lights, ranging from orange-red to pink and blue.

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(69 reviews)

Well, it has certainly been a hell of a day. Let me start with the tour guide George, a very knowledgeable young man, who was kind to everyone. The driver was very experienced making me feel safe on those diffucult roads filled with cows. The scenery was simply breathtaking, especially the waterfalls. The Prometeus cave was a bit difficult, if possible, let less people in at once. Great tour, do not hesitate to take it.

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.

Fantastic trip, the tourist guide showed us great places and we had a very nice time together :) I recommend it wholeheartedly

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