David Gareja monastery in semi desert

1 day

David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox Monastery Complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, some 60–70 km southeast of Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face.

The tour starts from Tbilisi. Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel.   Drive to semi-desert area near Gareja. Arrive in David Gareja Monastery and start walking up to explore the Lavra Cave Monastery, founded in the 6th century. The Lavra9 Monastery is an inhabited complex of caves with a courtyard, church and other buildings. Continue walking up (hiking) to Udabno Monastery where you can have some rest and enjoy the view of Azerbaijan from Georgian side. Udabno is famous for its wall-paintings dating from the end of the 12th century. The thousand-year-old frescos at Udabno depict such scenes from the Bible like “The Last Supper” and “The Exaltation of the Cross”. After some rest, walk down along another path. Drive back to Tbilisi.

Take to trip: appropriate footwear, water, raincoat, torch, suntan lotion & hat. (depending on season of the year).


Tour price upon request: 


Tour price upon request: