Off-road tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains

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From USD 249

Go on a one-day tour to the David Gareja Monastery complex. This short but eventful journey will allow you to explore one of the most ancient and important religious sites in Georgia.

Davit-Gareja cave city, an extraordinary site with fantastic semi-desert landscapes, is located 100km south-east from Tbilisi, and it was founded in the 6th Century by David (St. David Garejeli). The complex of temples stretches for several kilometers in the southeast of the country and along the border with Azerbaijan.

The David Gareja Monastery is unique due to the fact that many of its buildings are cut into a huge tilted rock and some of its temples still preserve millenary frescos. Be ready to walk and climb on uneven ground. The walking route lasts approximately 8 km (5 miles). On the way back, you will stop at a nice cozy house for lunch (not included) and for a wine tasting.

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
10 hours

Moderate

Private Russian

Includes:

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

Exclusions:

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

Since part of the complex is located in Azerbaijan, it is not guaranteed that the border guards will allow you to the Udabno monastery and caves with frescoes

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  • Rustavi city
  • Udabno village
  • David Gareja Monastery
  • Natlismtsemeli Monastery
  • Mravaltskaro Reservoir
  • Сolorful mountains
  • Real 4x4 experience
  • Be amazed by this beautiful historic site
  • Light hike around rainbow mountains 
  • Discover a completely different side to Georgia

Route

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