Day 5 , After Okatse Canyon and Kinchka Waterfall, our energy level had not decreased. We were enthusiastic enough to head to Martvili Canyon which is 25 Kms from Kinchka, another natural wonder in Georgia. Believe it or not, It was an adhoc plan made by us to visit Martvili but I must say we were very satisfied at the end 🙂 . Another most preferred tourist destination in the west of Georgia 🙂
The Martvili Canyon is a natural wonder in the Samegrelo region of Georgia, near the town of Martvili. Also called the Gachedili Canyon, it is about a 45 minute drive from the city of Kutaisi and 25kms from Kinchka Waterfall in West Georgia.The site had been virtually forgotten except by locals until the early 2000’s, when more and more tourists started posting photos and videos on the internet.
Note : Entry fees for Martvili Canyon is 25 GEL Per person for 30 minutes Boat Tour
The path to a canyon is a 700 m long stone paved circular route starts from visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views and historical 30 steps stair constructed by large limestone boulders. Visitors can enjoy 300 meter boat tour on river Abasha and beautiful views of mountain river canyon.
We started off with our boat tour on river abasha but had no clue on what we will be experiencing. After some time, we were completely stunned with the views it had to offer. That blue surface river flowing in the midst of naturally formed rocks along with lush green trees under the mountains increases your love for nature :). I have to say it is a perfect place for a nature lover :). Totally, an awesome retreat !
There is a small waterfall which you can notice in the midst of your boat ride 🙂
Post Boat tour , we reached a place where we could get panoramic view of martvili canyon. It truly offered mind blowing views where we happened to see several waterfalls. 🙂
Note : Martivili Canyon Working hours: 10:00 – 17:30 , Working days: every day except Mondays. You can stay in Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, or in the city Martvili to visit Martvili canyon. We stayed at Hotel Nikala in Tskaltubo.
I hope these pics will make you visit Georgia whenever you plan your next travel. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here.
Next day , we started our Journey towards South West of Georgia which is near to Black Sea. The Second best place which we visited in Georgia. Wait for our next blog update to know more about it 🙂
Photo Credits : Pallavi Ravindra
Tips & Information
If you have plans to visit Georgia , Please check if you have an on-arrival visa to Georgia from this link https://www.evisa.gov.ge/GeoVisa/en/VisaApp
Please Note that there is no visa fees If you are exempted from getting visa to Georgia.
For the food, Georgia offers varieties of foods and restaurants from different countries. You can always check online. For Breakfast, We were offered usual stuffs Salads, Cheese Bread etc.
To reach Tbilisi , You can take any of these flights from GCC countries Air Arabia, Fly Dubai and Gulf Air. I happened to see only these options.
If you are a Resident of Saudi Arabia or any GCC Country, Please know your’s and your family’s Residence Permit Expiry Date in prior so that you can inform the Immigration Authorities in Georgian Airport for the on-Arrival Visa as they do not speak any other language apart from Georgian, Russian and English.