Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

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Discover martian landscapes with this off-road experience. Admire the beautiful scenery and discover some of the most important cultural and historic sites in the country.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Tbilisi
Private or small groups available


  • Be amazed by this beautiful historic site
  • Walk around the bacon mountains
  • Discover a unique side of Georgia
Full description

Go on a one-day tour to the David Gareja Monastery complex. This short but eventful journey will allow you to explore one of the most ancient and important religious sites in Georgia. Davit-Gareja cave city, a site with semi-desert landscapes, is located 100 km southeast of Tbilisi and was founded in the 6th Century. The complex of temples stretches for several kilometers in the southeast of the country and along the border with Azerbaijan. The David Gareja Monastery is unique due to the fact that many of its buildings are cut into a huge tilted rock and some of its temples still preserve millenary frescos. Be ready to walk and climb on uneven ground. The walking route last approximately 4 km (2.5 miles). 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (private tour only)
  • Complimentary wine tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Tips for the guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Europe Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Motion sickness prevention

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • On foot, you will cover about 4 km (2.5 miles). Be sure that you are ready for this and that you have the right shoes
  • Ambient temperature may be over 30ºC (86F)
  • Altitude same as in Tbilisi 350 m (1150 ft)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 63 reviews

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One of the most amazing tours we had in Georgia! Our guides were fun, very friendly and easy going. They took us to places where we didn't bump into any other tourists, it was just our little group! I definitely recommend them, you will visit places you couldn't visit by yourself, because it's really really off-road and no other tour operators are organising trips there! Note: if you are car sick, do prepare with some pills, I did get a bit dizzy and uncomfortable towards the end (but I always do in cars/buses) but it does wort it, trust me!! :D

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July 9, 2022

This is a very informative tour in a small group with great guides! The rainbow mountains are soooo unique!!! We were the only people there (Tuesday). David Gareja was okay, unfortunately we were only allowed to have a look at one church from the inside. We weren't allowed to go to the caves. But we visited another smaller monester before, and this was an even better experience. Not touristic, really really wonderful! The wine tasting afterwards was great to deliver more variety during the whole day. Fazit: well organized, great crew, unique spots! I definetly recommend and would do this tour again.

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June 22, 2022

Absolutely stunning landscapes. Our guide Alex was fun and knowledgeable and arranged a truly unique experience for us. He knows the best spots for photos and since we had an off-road vehicle, Alex was able to take us to off-the-beaten path locations like a small cliffside monastery where most groups don't go. With a small group of just 6, you get the intimacy of a fun group of people for a really great price. Highly recommend this tour; really fun day and would go on many tours with the company again.

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May 19, 2022

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