Nature of Georgia Tour from Kutaisi3 Days | Kutaisi, Okatse Canyon, Kinchkha Waterfall, Gelati, Tskhrajvari, Shaori, Nikortsminda

Private Tour from US$ 290
  • Okatse CanyonOkatse Canyon
  • Okatse CanyonOkatse Canyon
  • Okatse CanyonOkatse Canyon
  • Okatse CanyonOkatse Canyon
  • Shaori LakeShaori Lake
  • GelatiGelati
  • NikortsmindaNikortsminda
  • NikortsmindaNikortsminda
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Shaori Lake
  • Gelati
  • Nikortsminda
  • Nikortsminda

Set off on a captivating 3-day tour “Nature of Georgia”, starting from Kutaisi. This journey takes you through some of nature's most stunning creations. Marvel at the panoramic views of Okatse Canyon, tread across its thrilling suspension bridge, and soak in the beauty of the Narekala Pass, the serene Shaori Reservoir, and the majestic Kinchkha Waterfall, one of Georgia's tallest. But there's more than just natural splendor. This tour also embraces Georgia's rich cultural heritage. Visit the historic Gelati Academy, the sacred Tskhrajvari shrine, and the Nikortsminda Church, adorned with vibrant 17th-century frescoes. This action-packed itinerary is perfect for those eager to experience the best of Georgia's diverse attractions in just three days.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Kutaisi – arrival – Okatse Canyon – Kinchkha Waterfall – Kutaisi
 
Arrive at Kutaisi International Airport in the morning. Meet your guide and drive to the Okatse Canyon, a natural monument of Georgia with scenic views. We will hike in the forest for a couple of kilometers before stepping on the bridge over the gorge of the Satsikvilo River. From the bridge, we will see the fantastic scenery of the canyon before reaching the panorama platform with views of unbelievable beauty. We will then head back to our car and drive to one of the tallest waterfalls in Georgia. 70-meter tall Kinchkha waterfall drops its water into the gorge, creating a magical water performance. After spending some time at the waterfall, we will drive to Kutaisi. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Driving distance: 110 km
Day 2: Kutaisi – Gelati – Tskhrajvari – Shaori Lake – Nikortsminda – Kutaisi
 
After breakfast, drive to Gelati Academy, built by King David the Builder in the 12th century. Gelati was the center of the spiritual and scientific life of the Middle Ages, the tomb of Georgian kings, and an important place for pilgrims. It is under UNESCO protection as an object of cultural and historical legacy. Head north passing over the beautiful Nakerala Pass, making a stop at Tskhrajvari ("nine crosses"). The crosses are arranged on numerous high summits that look over a wide horizon. In one of the many legends associated with this location, a parent who sent nine children out to battle prayed to God and pledged to build nine crosses on the mountain in exchange for their safe return. All nine of them made it safely home after the war. Continue to Shaori Lake. The crystal-clear water and beautiful forest around will make you feel part of untouched nature. Have a photo stop at Shaori Lake. Then visit Nikortsminda Monastery, famous for its unique frescos and architecture. Drive back to Kutaisi. Say goodbye to your guide. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Driving distance: 135 km
Day 3: Kutaisi – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Kutaisi International Airport. End of Nature of Georgia Tour from Kutaisi.
  • All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-10 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to all sights as per itinerary;
  • Bottled drinking water.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.

Prices per person

 
 
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1 person
US$ 775
US$ 860
2 persons
US$ 425
US$ 465
3 persons
US$ 345
US$ 385
4 persons
US$ 290
US$ 325
Single supplement
US$ 40
US$ 80
Prices are in US$ per person, discounted prices for larger groups are available on request.

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