1st Day → Kutaisi (Old city, Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery, Motsameta Monastery)
First we will visit the Gelati monastery complex, which was founded by King David the Builder in the 11th century. The complex also includes Gelati Academy, which was not only a sense of the church lives, but concentrate and psychological thinking and the center of general education.
After Gelaty Monastery our destination will be Motsameta Monastery, a small and very beautiful monastery with round turrets crowned with peaked tent-shaped domes. The monastery is standing above the rough Rioni River and is buried in coastal vegetation. According to legend, the monastery was constructed in the place where foreign aggressors executed two brothers, David and Konstantine, Georgian princes, who refused to accept another religion.
Our last destination will be the old part of Kutaisi and the main Cathedral of the city. “Bagrati” which is standing on the top of a hill overlooking the city.
2nd Day → Prometheus Cave, Sataplia Nature Reserve
In the morning we will visit one of the newest attractions and natural monument of Georgia - Prometheus cave. Tour of the grotto is accompanied by sound and light effects, creating a superb atmosphere inside the halls of films. Now illuminated stalactites and stalagmites in the Imereti region make an unforgettable experience. At the end of the tour route through the cave, you can continue with the tour boat ride on the underground river.
Our next destination will be Sataplia, a rather small cave located in Tskaltubo. It is famous for fine speleothems and the dinosaur footprints nearby. The tour enters the through-cave on one hillside, crosses the hill underground and then goes back on the surface past the dinosaur footprints.The cave is named after Mt. Sataplia (494m), an extinct volcano, which is now the Nature Preserve. The preserve was intended to protect the five karst caves of the area and the dinosaur footprints. At the moment there are 200 footprints known, found in two different layers of the Cretaceous limestone. The 30cm long footprints of the lower layer belong to an unknown predator, the 48cm long footprints of the upper layer to an ornitopod herbivore.
3rd Day → Okatse Canyon, Martvili Canyon
In the morning we will visit Martvili Canyon Natural Monument. Which is located in Martvili municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The 700-meter long stone paved circular route starts from Martvili Canyon visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views and a historical 30-step staircase constructed of large limestone boulders.
Visitors can enjoy a 300-meter boat tour on the Abasha River and beautiful views of the mountain river canyon. After that you will have the opportunity to have lunch in a local restaurant to taste local dishes from theSamegrelo region. Afterwards, if we have enough time, we will visit Martvili Monastery, which is located on the top of a overlooking the town of Martvili.
Next, we will visit another Canyon, Okatse canyon, which is located in village Gordi, Khoni municipality, Imereti region.
Okatse Canyon’s 2-3 hour pedestrian route passes through Dadiani historical forest, 780 m length hanging trail and finishes with panoramic views, where visitors can take memorable photos by a “Smart Selfie” Camera.