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Racha Day Trip from Kutaisi

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From: 163 $

Shaori Reservoir, Racha, Georgia

Nikortsminda Cathedral

Nikortsminda Cathedral

Shaori nature reserve in winter

Shaori nature reserve in winter

Navenakhevi Cave

Navenakhevi Cave

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Shaori, Nikortsminda, NavenaKhevi and Doctor's winery

Starts from: Kutaisi
Available: April-October
Distance: 199 km
Type: Private Full day trip
Duration: 10 hours

We offer a full-day private tour from Kutaisi to Racha and upper Imereti, the most beautiful and untapped regions of Georgia. Shaori reserve, Nikortsminda cathedral, Navenakhevi karst cave, and Baia’s winery are the main highlights of the day. 

Have a great day!

Sights to Visit


Day to day

Guide will meet you at Kutaisi hotel and start to Racha Region. The narrow-curved road goes along Tskaltsitela river valley. Approximately one and half hour needed to reach Shaori lake and cover 77 km. On the way make short stops in city of mines Tkibuli and Nakerala Pass. On 1500 meters altitude there is St. George shrine Tskhrajvari overlooking Tkibuli and surroundings. To reach the place drive 3 km on a gravel road and the last one-kilometer cover by foot. Fantastic panoramic view openes from the top.

Continue to Shaori lake. This picturesque artificial reservoir is surrounded by the mountains and woods on the altitude of 1132 m above sea level. Make a photo stop, enjoy the views, and continue to Nikortsminda Cathedral.

Nikortsminda Cathedral, prominent for its stone carving decorations on the facades, is an Orthodox Christian church built in 1010-1014. The Cathedral is in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Next stop is Ambrolauri, the municipality town of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Lunch will be served at local family.

Drive to the village Tsesi, the beautiful village in Caucasus mountains and visit Barakoni church of Holy mother. This late feudal time church is nested in deciduous forest.

Continue the tour to Terjola, upper Imereti, and visit NavenaKhevi Cave. This is small - 250 meters long in total - karst cave, unique for its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

Next continue the trip to- Obcha and visit a small family winery – Baia`s Wine Cellar. Traditional Imeretian dinner with wine will be served here.

In the evening arrive back in Kutaisi.




  • Professional guide and driver private service during the tour 


  • Private Transportation 

Meals, entertainment and other: 

  • 1 x Lunch in Ambrolauri
  • 1 x Dinner in Terjola family winery
  • 2 x bottles of water per person daily 
  • Excursions in accordance with the program 
  • All taxes


  • Alkohol beverages & personal expenses


Group size Price per adult
Solo 373 $
2 - 3 people 227 $
4 - 5 people 195 $
6 - 15 people 163 $
Child Policy
0-6 years - Free
7-12 years - 50%
12 years and above - Adult

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Master card - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Card service fee +3%
  • Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at info[at]

Tips for booking procedure:

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.


More Info

More Info


  • Kutaisi airport private pick up service: 31$
  • Double-way private transfer to/from Kutaisi airport to/from Kutaisi hotel: 55$

To arrange airport transfers and hotel overnights, contact us info[at] 

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 15 $ is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 2 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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