This tour will feature a mix of sightseeing, exploration, boating and relaxation. Starting with private hotel pick-up, transfer in a comfortable vehicle to explore the Prometheus Cave, Sataplia canve and UNESCO World Heritage Bagrati Cathedral on a full-day trip from Tbilisi.
Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel then proceed to Prometheus cave, located near the Georgian town of Tskhaltubo. Explore one of the most colorful places in Georgia where you can observe stalactites, stalagmites, underground river and lakes. Then walk 1.2km in the mysterious andcool atmosphere and enjoy a short boat trip. The caves unique features include a variety of halls and landscape diversity where four distinct layers were formed during different stages of the Earth’s development. Tourists are ableto journey through the historic territory spectacularly highlighted by an undergroundlight system filled with LED lights.
Next, journey to Cave Sataplia in the territory of the reserveSataplia, Imeretia. Sataplia Cave is named after themMountain which gained its name from the local tradition of collecting honey from the bees that inhabit the mountain’s southern slope. Sataplia cave has a length of 900 meters, only 300 meters are accessible for visitors. The cave is illuminated with colored lamps that make stalactites and stalagmites look mysterious and attractive. At the center of the cave you will see a large stalagmite in the form of a heart. You can also walk into the woods to experience views of Kutaisi thanks to glass platform overlooking. Then see millions of years old footprints of dinosaurs, take picture with the models of dinosaurs and visit the small museum.
At the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Bagrati Cathedral you will learn about Bagrat III - the first king of a united Georgia and the buildings history, started at the end of the 10th century. Bagrati was once richly decorated with murals and mosaics representing the masterpiece of medieval Georgian architecture before the cathedral was captured and destryed by the Ottomans in 1692.
Finally see Motsameta - a small and very beautiful monastery with round turrets crowned with peaked tent-shaped domes standing above the rough Rioni river. According to the legend the monastery was constructed on the place where Muslims executed David and Konstantin Mkheidze, Georgian princes, who refused to accept Islam.