Drive to the western part of Georgia and visit Kutaisi. It is believed that Argonauts had been in this city to take golden fleece from Kolkheti’s king. Visit the Kutaisi State Museum which keeps some of the archeological artefacts as well as medieval treasures and icons. The marvelous gem of Kutaisi is Bagrati Cathedral which originally was built in 11th century. After Kutaisi, depart to Gelati monastery which unites three churches, defensive walls, academy building and bell-tower. From Kutaisi, you will visit Prometheus caves where visitors can take 280-meter boat tour on an underground river. After underground cave, visit the Okatse Canyon. From the Okatse canyon, you can depart to Martvili canyon where you take a boat trip into the canyons for exploring its beauty.
Day 1: Tbilisi-Gelati-Kutaisi
Gelati Monastery was founded in 110+, by the famous king of Georgia, David the Builder. Founded in 1106 in the west of Georgia, the Monastery of Gelati is a masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia, a period of political strength and economic growth between the 11th and 13th centuries. It is characterized by the facades of smoothly hewn large blocks, balanced proportions and blind arches for exterior decoration. Gelati Monastery is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Kutaisi – an ancient city was served as a center of Western Georgia for centuries and located on the silk road. Kutaisi might be the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis. It is also believed Jason and the Argonauts came to this city to take the golden fleece from Aeëtes, the king of Colchis. Visit the Kutaisi State Museum which contains archeological artefacts found around Kutaisi.
Bagrati Cathedral was built in the early years of the 11th century, during the reign of King Bagrat III, due to which it was called "Bagrati", i.e., Bagrat’s cathedral. It is built on the Ukemerioni hills overlooking the Kutaisi city.
Day 2:Kutaisi-Martvili-Okatse-Prometheus cave-Tbilisi
Martvili Canyons – Martvili Canyon is one of the marvelous place located in the Western Georiga. Its total length is 2400 m where naturally emerges several waterfalls. Martvili canyon offers visitors a unique experience to take a boat trip to the river in canyon and walk along the river.
Okatse Canyon –The walk able route of the canyon is 1,5 km, its height ranges from 20 till 100 meters, while the width reaches up to 20m. Narrow and deep gorge gives a marvelous experience to visitors and can be described as a thrilling amazing place. Here, you can take a tour onto the path hanging on a cliff and enjoy views of the nature from the skywalk.
Prometheus Cave - Prometheus Cave Natural Monument is located in Tskaltubo municipality, Imereti region. The length is 1, 8 km and it is located 40 meters below sea level. It is one of the largest cave in Georgia. There are lakes and rivers inside the cave. Tourists will take a boat trip on one of the rivers.
Tour Price includes:
Full-2 days guide service
Tickets for Martvili and Okatse Canyons
Boat Trip fee in Martvili Canyon
Overnight at local guesthouse with breakfast and dinner
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