- 2 days (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
On this 2-day tour, you will have an opportunity to visit one of the most culturally preserved places of Georgia - Svaneti and enjoy the natural beauty of Martvili canyon.
- 1x Breakfast
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Boat ride (Martvili Canyon)
- Local Driver/guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Fuel surcharge
- Martvili Canyon Entrance Fee
- Entry/Admission - Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography
- Entry/Admission - Martvili Canyon
- Lunch & dinner
- Wine tasting
- Entrance fees (Svaneti Historic and Ethnography Museum)
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from Kutaisi airport or your accommodation in Kutaisi
Returns to original departure point
Day 1: Kutaisi - Enguri Dam - Mestia
Stop At: Enguri HPP, Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze Hwy
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Kutaisi. Moving up higher to the mountains, you will make a little detour to Enguri Dam which happens to be the largest hydroelectric power station in the Caucasus.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, A. Lozeliani st. 7, Mestia 384750 Georgia
Arrival in Mestia, Svaneti. Svaneti is one of the most isolated and remote regions of Georgia. For centuries, Svans rarely descended from the mountains. In winter the passes were overwhelmed with snow, and Svaneti was completely isolated from the outside world. The result of this isolation was the preservation of a unique culture and architecture in Svaneti. Here you will see 1000-year-old tower-houses and get acquainted with the life of local people. Our guide will tell you many interesting stories and legends about unruly mountaineers who lived according to the laws of the mountains.
Here you can visit Svaneti Historic and Ethnography Museum (for an additional price) which houses historic artifacts from the Svaneti region, including unique icons and engravings, a rich collection of manuscripts, medieval weaponry, iron, silver and copper ornaments, jewelry, pottery and a collection of textile items, ethnographic artifacts depicting ancient life in Svaneti. After a walk around Mestia, you will have local homemade dinner (for an additional price).
Overnight at a guesthouse in Mestia.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a guesthouse in Mestia
Day 2: Mestia - Salkhino - Martvili Canyon - Kutaisi
Stop At: Dadiani Summer Residence, Salkhino Georgia
After homemade breakfast, you will depart from Mestia. You will descend from the mountainous part of Georgia to the lowlands. You will stop at the summer residence of Prince Dadiani in Salkhino. Here you will taste the unique wine of Ojaleshi. The variety of this grape is endemic to the region and can be vinified into semi-sweet and dry red wines with incredible depth of character, and lifted notes of spice and pepper.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Monastery Martvili, Martivili Georgia
Later you will visit the 7th-century Monastery of Martvili with splendid views. The Martvili Cathedral was constructed on top of the roots of an enormous oak tree that was worshiped during pagan times but cut down after the conversion of the population to Christianity.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Martvili Canyon, Martivili Georgia
Next, you will go to Martvili canyon which is famed for its natural beauty and picturesque views. Here you can enjoy a boat ride through the mountain river.
Later you will go back to Kutaisi where we will drop you off at place of your stay.
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.