David Gareji & Rainbow Mountains Off-road tour

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Get ready for an off-road adventure on this private 4x4 tour

Explore the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountains and the historic David Gareji Monastery complex. This tour offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and historical significance.

Begin your journey from Tbilisi and head towards the Rainbow Mountains, also known as the "Martian landscapes" on Earth. Take a light hike through the colourful peaks and enjoy the unique beauty of the area. Next, visit St. John Monastery, a hidden gem with a rich history.  Get ready to walk and climb on uneven ground.

Then, make your way to the David Gareji Monastery complex, a 6th-century religious site carved into the rock. Explore the church and admire the ancient caves that have been preserved for centuries.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous rustic restaraunt in Udabno and taste some of the Georgian wines at a wine factory. This tour is an unforgettable experience that showcases the unique beauty and rich history of the region. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Georgia with a knowledgeable local guide.

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Duration of the tour 10 hours Difficulty of the tour is moderate Tour is private English
10 hours


Private Russian


  • We wish to assure all our guests that this tour is absolutely safe and exclusively traverses the territory of Georgia. Please be informed that the Udabno Monastery is not a part of our itinerary, and the route leading to it is completely closed. Rest assured, even without this, our tour remains a unique and beautiful experience, offering a true taste of Georgia's natural wonders. Your safety and enjoyment are our utmost priorities.
  • On foot, you will walk about 4 km (2.5 miles). Be sure that you have proper closed-toe shoes for the hike.
  • The ambient temperature may reach over 30ºC (86F) from May to October, so be prepared for hot weather.
  • The tour takes place at an altitude of 350 m (1150 ft), similar to Tbilisi.
  • Participants should have a moderate level of physical fitness.
  • Remember that there's no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing. Consider the weather forecast and choose the best day for the tour.
  • When visiting Orthodox churches, women are required to cover their heads and wear skirts, while men should wear pants. 
  • For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend wearing closed-toe, sturdy shoes suitable for potentially muddy and steep terrains.
  • The dirt road may cause motion sickness for some people. It's recommended to bring personal medications in case you need them.
  • This is not just an opportunity to see breathtaking landscapes, but also a chance to challenge yourself and feel proud of your accomplishments. Come prepared for an authentic adventure!


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1 bottled water
  • Guide's services
  • Transportation service
  • Entrance fees


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Wine tasting (optional)

Please note that border crossings are not included in this tour itinerary

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  • Rustavi city - Industrial hub of Georgia (passing by)
  • Сolorful mountains - Unique, vibrant landscapes
  • Mravaltskaro Reservoir - Scenic man-made lake
  • Natlismtsemeli Monastery - Stunning hilltop retreat
  • David Gareji Monastery - Iconic rock-hewn complex

  • Udabno village - Quaint village
  • Discover Kakheti's hidden gems by 4x4
  • Unlock the rainbow mountains' secrets through a hike
  • Immerse in unique Georgian culture
  • Unveil a new perspective of Georgia


  1. Tbilisi
  2. Rustavi
  3. Rainbow mountains
  4. Natlismtsemeli Monastery
  5. David Gareji monastery
  6. Udabno village
  7. Back to Tbilisi