Okatse Canyon and Tobavarchkhili Lakes

Okatse Canyon and Tobavarchkhili Lakes

Category: Mountain Tours Extremal Tours Eco Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 9 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport


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Itinerary: Tbilisi - Kutaisi - Okatse Canyon - Martvili - Tobavarchkhili Lake  - Okhoje Lake - Kutaisi - Tbilisi 

Tour duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport 

Day one
Welcome to Georgia

Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Transfer to Kutaisi. Accommodation at the local hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day two

Kutaisi & Tskaltubo
After breakfast departure to Kutaisi for sightseeing tour, which includes visits to the folowing sites: Gelaty monasteryBagrati Cathedral / Motsameta church
Visiting Prometheus Cave – one of the richest caves in Europe, characterized by the variety of underground rivers and beautiful landscapes. Total length of the cave is 15 555 m. Here you will have a chance to take a boat trip and enjoy beautiful surroundings. Tskaltubo – famous Georgian Spa Resort distinguished with unique warm mineral spring waters (natural temperature 33-35 degrees). 
Departure back to the hotel. Dinner and overnigh in Kutaisi.

Day three

Okatse canyon & Martvili
Breakfast and departure to Okatse canyon
The tour starts from visiting Okatse canyon (trecking route 1,5 km): it is a cascade of three-step waterfalls falling from the eastern cliff of the Askhi limestone massif, located in the valley of the River Satsiskvilo. The height of the first waterfall is 25 meters whilst the height of the second one is 60 meters. After the stream joins the River Satsiskvilo, it creates a third, 35 meter-high step of the cascade. Okatse Canyon includes a path hanging on a cliff, a footpath, an orangery by an Italian designer and the Dadiani swimming place.
Departure to Martvili: Making stiop for a lunch in Martvili - Picnic on the open air.
Visiting one of the unique site of Georgia - Martvili Canyons. Over millions of years, the water has created breathtaking gorgen limestone rocks, reaching a depth of 40 meters, at the bottom of which actually the river flows. The total length of the canyon is one kilometer available to reach. In the upper part of the canyon, we will take a boat trip and reach the very beginning with 7 meter high powerful waterfall. Martvili looks and feels like a paradise not only because of its beautiful nature and amazing sites but also because of its inhabitants, who welcome guests in a tradition of warmth and hospitality. Martvili district is truly one of the greatest places in Georgia combining unique natural environment with historical monuments.
Overnight in tents in Martvili.

Day four

Martvili - Chkhorotskhu - Mukhuri
Early breakfast. Departure to village Mukhuri, we will leave here our transportation means and treck upto the place called Natifuri, where we will stay for camping. picnic and overnight in tents.

Day five - Day six - Day seven

Hiking to Tobavarchkhili & Okhoje lakes
Tobavarchkhili lakes are located in Upper Samegrelo in one of the least explored regions of Georgia hidden in Egrisi Mountain range, at an elevation of 2650m above the sea level. The lakes were formed by a glacier eroding the rock and then melting, filling the space that it created. It is only possible to reach this glacial lake on foot – it’s about 20 km from the small town of Chkhorotsku. Visitors need to be physically fit and equipped with appropriate clothing and boots. Trekking starts in village Mukhuri and ends in Magana gorge. All nights are spent in camps. All route goes via wild area, gorges of rivers Khobistskali and Magana, and alpine meadows of Egrisi range. This tour is designed for those who have passion for unforgettable and courageous adventures full of challenges, splendid landscapes, wildlife and adrenaline.

Day eight

Breakfast and departure back to Kutaisi. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi hotel.

Day nine

After breakfast departure to Tbilisi. Transfer to Tbilisi airport. Departure.
Have a nice flight and see you soon in Georgia!

 

 


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