5 days tour from Kutaisi in Western Georgia - Tour that covers breathtaking spots of western part of the country. The route is long but trip is full of activities like excursions, walking tours, hiking, off-roading wine tasting and Georgian dinners.
Program of tour:
Duration - 5 days
Frequency - Starts every day (April-October)
Start and finish - Kutaisi
Day 1 – Tour starts at 09:30 from our office in Kutaisi. The first stop is Sataplia Nature Reserve. Reserve includes footprints of dinosaurs, 900 m long cave and sky walk bridge with view on Kolkheti lowland. Next stop is Prometheus cave that is 1,8 km long and is located 40 meters below sea 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? :) Meanwhile it’s time for lunch. Our lunch break is at local restaurant Our Garden where is made the most delicious Georgian food in neighborhood. After delicious lunch we are heading to Martvili canyon. Here we take a boat tour through the canyon and explore depth of it along waterfalls. The final attraction on tour is Okatse canyon. This is the deepest canyon in Georgia with hanged bridges and sky walks. There are 2 ways to achieve bridge: trekking on 3 km route and taking off-roading taxi. Off-roading is pretty impressive experience. Finally, when we are exhausted and full with emotions we go back to Kutaisi. We drop off guests at hotels at 19:30.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 2 – We start excursion at 10:00 from our office in Kutaisi with walking tour in royal district. Here guide tells about history of Georgia and Kutaisi. After taking pictures at fountain group continues down to central park. We pass by Kutaisi city hall, Opera house and visit “Mon Plaisir” arch. Then we pass by the first gymnasium and visit “Satsnakheli” wine gallery. They tell us about their wines and give a glass to test for free. Afterwards we continue to white bridge, then go through park of love and visit Golden marquee palace. Then we go to central grocery Bazar. After short shopping we walk through Jewish district and visit Synagogue of Kutaisi. Then we move to Kutaisi state history museum. After museum we drive up to Bagrati cathedral that overlooks the city. It was built in 11th century as a symbol of united Georgia. Afterwards we move to Gelati monastery of 12th century. There are 3 big churches, an academy, grave of David the builder, bell tower and houses of monks in the complex. It was built by the greatest Georgian King David The Builder. Then we move to Motsameta monastery that is related to story of tortured brother lords David and Constantine Mkheidze. It’s built on the cliff and is surrounded by the river from 3 sides. The nature and colors around monastery are amazing. For lunch we visit family winery “Baia’s wine” located in Bagdati municipality, village Obcha. Firstly Baia and Gvantsa (Baia’s sister) show us vineyard that is just behind their house. Then we move to wine cellar to test several types of wines they have. They produce “Tsolikouri”, “Krakhuna”, “Aladasturi”, “Ojaleshi”, “Otskhanuri Sapere” and of course “Chacha”. Afterwards we sit around big table full of Georgian food. Their mom makes the most delicious Imereian food you’ll ever try. After satisfying lunch we return back to Kutaisi by 18:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 3 - Tour starts at 09:30 form our office in Kutaisi. First stop is Piazza square. Then we move to Church of St. Nicholas. Next stop is Europe square and statue of Medea. From here we go to drama theater of Batumi. Afterwards group visits dancing fountain and walk down to boulevard. Then we visit moving statue of Ali & Nino and Batumi port. We’re heading to Makhuntseti where we try to escape from heat of Batumi. First stop is water reservoir of river Adjaristskali. Then we are heading to Makhuntseti waterfall that is one of the highest waterfalls in Georgia. Afterwards we go down to King Tamar’s bridge that was built in 14th century. For dinner we visit local winery where we are able to taste Adjarian food and wine sorts. After lunch we return back and finish tour at our office in Batumi.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 4 - Tour starts at 06:00 by picking up guests. On the way we change vehicle and meet our guide. The first stop is breakfast at 10:00 at Café near Enguri water dam. After worm breakfast and visiting dam we are heading to Mestia. On the way we stop several times to take pictures and to enjoy with waterfalls and amazing views on Caucasus mountain range. We arrive in Mestia for the lunch time. After lunch break we visit Hatsvali ski resort. Cable way goes from 1500 to 2300 m altitude. From the top there is amazing view on Ushba (4700-4710m) and Tetnuldi (4850m). Next stop is Margiani family fighting tower and house-museum and that was built in 14th century. Tour finishes at 17:00 at Seti square.
Overnight in Mestia
Day 5 – On this day we have off-road tour to Ushguli – the highest settlement in Europe. We start at 10 a.m. by picking up guests from hotels. Our first stop is tower of love that represents story of prohibited love. Afterwards we keep off-roading to Ushguli. Once we achieve Ushguli our vehicles are parked in the center. Guests have 3 hours to explore the ancient towers and churches. We return in Mestia at 17:00. Here we change vehicle and heading back to Kutaisi. At 22:00 all guests are dropped off to their hotels.
Price - 350 GEL per person
- Hotel pick up and drop off according to program
- Guiding service
- 2 wine tasting & Georgian dinners
- Entrance fees