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Behavioral rules in protected areas, during COVID -19 pandemic:

  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a cloth face covering in a buildings and enclosed spaces. 

  • It is possible to have 5 visitors at the same time in the visitor center;

  • Using social distancing and maintaining at least 2 meters between individuals in all areas of the park;

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General recommendations:

  • If you feel sick, do not enter the area and consult a doctor immediately;

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Destination – Martvili Canyon! Are you planning your trip to the Black Sea? Just remember that Martvili Canyon is 45 km away from Kutaisi, and before discovering Black Sea, experience a part of Georgia, which used to be a bath place of Dadiani.

Visitor Centre of Martvili Canyon is located in the village Inchkhuri. 700 meters circular hiking trail starts from the visitors' centre and passes through Dadiani's historic walkway. There are 2 bridges, 3 viewing platforms, and 30-step historic staircase that is built from limestone staircase.

Here you have the opportunity to take a trip by boat, 300 meters (one way) section of Abasha and enjoy the beautiful views of canyon. Here you have a great chance to enjoy diving and explore beautiful places under the water. Canyon welcomes visitors during week-end as well, thus put hiking clothes into the backpack and enjoy the vacations in Western Georgia. 

IUCN Categories: 
1) Natural Monument 

operating hours

spring

Everyday except Mondays - 10:00 - 18:00

summer

Everyday except Mondays - 10:00 - 18:00

fall

Everyday except Mondays - 10:00 - 18:00

winter

Everyday except Mondays - 10:00 - 18:00

fees and passes

Adults

Ticket for citizens of Georgia and rezidents, except people under 18 years old - 10.35 GEL

Boat Service: 1 person - 15GEL

Student Pass

Ticket from 6 to 18 years old people - 5.50 GEL

Boat Service: 1 person - 15GEL

Foreign citizen

For foreigners, except people under 18 years old - 17.25 GEL

Boat Service: 1 person - 15GEL

ADVENTURE

Boat Tour

for boat tour lovers, Martvili Canyon offers you unforgettable memories.

(The child's height must be more than 1 meter if he/she eagers to have a boat tour)

Price per person - 13 Gel

Available at following parks

winter spring summer autumn
available trips

Pedestrian Tour

700 meters length route starts from Visitors’ Center and passes through historical route of Dadiani. There are constructed 2 bridges, 3 panoramic platform and 30 steps historical ladder. 

For more detail information please contact us - 577 10 18 97

Available at following parks

winter spring summer autumn
available trips
  • Boat Tour
  • Pedestrian Tour

things to see

Nature Monuments

Balda Canyon

Attraction: The Natural Monument is located in the southern part of the Abasha River massif, on limestone rocks. The length of canyon is – 1400 meters, width – 5-10 meters, and depth – 25-30 meters.

Location:  Martvili municipality, village Meore Balda, Abasha Valley, near Baldi Monastery, 295 above sea level.

Access Road: The nearest large settlement to the natural monument is Martvili, 280 km from Tbilisi, journey time – 4 hours. The dsistance from Martvili to Baldi Canyon – 11.4 km, duration – 20 minutes.

Coordinates: N42 29.319 E42 24.580

Access Road: The nearest large settlement to the natural monument is Martvili, 280 km from Tbilisi, journey time – 4 hours.

The distance from Martvili to Balda Canyon – 11.4 km, duration – 20 minutes.

Overnight is available at hotels in Martvili.

For more detail information please contact us to the following number: 595 80 54 55

Motena Cave Natural Monument

Sightseeing: The sightseeing is located on Northern-Western part of the slope. It is a two-store cave generated on the left side of River Abasha. Part of the cave is collapsed. There is mortared stone wall.  There are two halls in the cave. There are 10 steps in the last hall of the cave, there are many stalactites, stalagmites and cave curtain on place. The inhabitants of the cave are spiders and insects. The historical building was a fortress in middle ages. 


Location: Martvili Municipality, First Balda nearby territory, 437 meters above sea level. 


Coordinates: N42 28.595 E42 23.470


How to get there: the closest settlement place to the natural monument is Martvili that is far by 280km from Tbilisi, duration: 4 hours by car. 


Overnight: Overnight is possible in  city Martvili, where hotels are arranged. 

For more detail information please contact us: 595 80 54 55

Oniore Waterfall and First Natural Monument of Toba

Sightseen: The sightseen is the unity of Toba First Cave and Oniore Waterfall that is very beautiful place. 

There is a waterfall under the ground, the width of the tunnel is 12-15 meters. There is a river in 15 meters. 


Location: Martvili Municipality, Northern-East part of second Balda, Toba valley, 680 meters above sea level. 


Coordinates: N42 28.643 E42 27.520


How to get there; Village First Balda – 9.4 km. 

Village First Balda – Oniore Waterfall and Toba Cave first natural monument. 6.1. km. durtation: 1 and half hour (hiking marked trail). 


How to get there: the closest settlement place to the natural monument is Martvili that is far by 280km from Tbilisi, duration: 4 hours by car. 


City Martvili – Village First Balda – 9.4 km, duration: 20 minutes;

Village First Balda - Oniore Waterfall and First Natural Monument of Toba6.1 km, duration – 1 hour and 30 minutes (hiking marked trail).


Overnight: Overnight is possible in  city Martvili, where hotels are arranged. 

Ochkhomuri Waterfall

Attraction: The natural monument is a 100-120 m high waterfall, formed at an altitude of 469 m above sea level on the Migaria limestone massif, at the source of the Ochkhomuri River. At first, the waterfall flows from the slope of the southern exposure, then in the middle it turns into south-eastern exposure, whereas the last part flows from the southern exposure. Each step of the waterfall creates small lakes after reaching the ground. At first the waterfall looks like a solid column from afar. The excessive humidity around the waterfall gives way to peculiar flora and fauna. You can find an abundance of rare, endemic or relict species here. There is a significant presence of stands of large box-trees. 


Location: Martvili Municipality, village of Kurzu, 550 meters above sea level


Access Road: The nearest populated area near the Ochkhomuri Waterfall Natural Monument is the village of Kurzu in Martvili municipality. 
Tbilisi - Martvili - paved road - 279 km, 4 hours by car. 


Coordinates: N42 36.671 E42 18.035 

How to get there: the closest settlement place to the natural monument is Martvili that is far by 280km from Tbilisi, duration: 4 hours by car. 


Martvili – Village Kurzu – 25.3 km, duration – 30 minutes;

Village Kurzu – Ochkhomuri Waterfall Natural Monument – 3.2 km, duration – 30 minutes; (pedestrian trail).


Overnight: Overnight is possible in  city Martvili, where hotels are arranged. 

For more detail information please contact us: 595 80 54 55

Toba Waterfaal and Arsen Okrojanashvili Cave Natural Monument

Sightseen: The complex of natural monument is the unity of the cave and a waterfall. It is very hard to reach the cave without specific equipment. To travel inside the cave is possible by inflatable boat. There are many halls inside the cave’s territory. Nona, Nana, Saloon, University 50 and Tbiani are the remarkable halls of the cave. The height of the stalagmite in one of the cave is 7 meters. Total length of the cave is 1300 meters. 


Locatoin: Martvili Municipality, village second Balda. Toba valley – North –Eastern part of river Abasha. 


Coordinates: N42 28.325 E42 27.315

How to get there: the closest settlement place to the natural monument is Martvili, 280 km away from Tbilisi. Martvili is far from Village First Balda by 9.4 km. Toba Waterfall and Arsen Okrojanashvili Natural Monuments – 5.6. km. Duratoin 1 hour and 10 minutes (on foot). 


Overnight: Overnight is possible in  city Martvili, where hotels are arranged. 

For more detail information please contact us: 595 80 54 55

Jortsku Cave Natural Monument

Sightseeing: The natural monument is a two-stored cave that has 4-5 meters entrance. The maximum length of the cave is 276 meters. There are stalactites, stalagmites and 3.5 -4 meters thickness clay in the hall. The temperature in the entrance part of the cave is 18 degree, 11, 6°C in the middle part and 11, 5°C in the last part of the cave. The cave is very interesting with its flora and fauna. There are found bear’s, lynx’s and other animals’ stones. 


Location: Martvili Municipality, 280 km away from Tbilisi, Martvili – village Second Balda – 8.9 km, village second Balda – Jorstku Cave Natural Monument – 5.5. Km – 1 hour and half (hiking marked trail). 

 

Coordinates: N42 30.620 E42 25.155


How to get there: the closest settlement place to the natural monument is Martvili, 280 km away from Tbilisi.

City Martvili – Village Second Balda – 8.9 km, duration: 20 minutes;

Village Second Balda – Jortsku Cave Natural Monument – 5.5 km, duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes (pedestrian marked trail). 

Abasha River Natural Monument

Sightseeing: The Natural Monument is located in Southern-West part of river Abasha. Waterfall drops in most cases create a rainbow. 

There are 2 small waterfalls on the right side of the main waterfall. 

The nearby territories of the waterfall are made up of limestone. The territory is surrounded by forest.   


Location: Martvili Municipality, village Second Balda, place: Rachkha, river Abasha, 895 meters above sea level.


Coordinates: N42 30.832 E42 28.558


How to get there: the near village is Martvili. 280 km away from Tbilisi. 

Village Second Balda is far from Village Rachkha by 11.5 km. 1 and half hour by car (three bridge of car).

Rachkha – River Abasha Natural Monument. 3.5 Km far from river Abasha. 1 hour hiking trail. 

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PaÂta Dvaładźe

Awesome Landmark in Georgia!

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