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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“day trip” (9 reviews)
“bad road” (4 reviews)
“long drive” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
| Mount Gareja, Udabno, Georgia
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"day trip"
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"bad road"
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"long drive"
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"spectacular views"
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"walking shoes"
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"worth the trip"
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"two hours"
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"visiting georgia"
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"both sides"
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"the main road"
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"beautiful place"
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"no doubt"
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"four wheel drive"
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"take photos"
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"parking lot"
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"soviet era"
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"amazing frescoes"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only sensible way to get there from Tbilisi is with a taxi or bus as road is in very poor condition. On arrival, get ready for a 2 hour walk up to the monastery complex among the rocks. Steep climb up - better to go...More

Thank docdavebreen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't plan to hike to the top of the hill its probably not worth the visit. The monastery at the bottom is great, but it is a long bumpy ride to get here and the lower monastery would take maybe 30 minutes to...More

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery right next to the parking lot is beautiful with nice surroundings, no doubt. But if you don't spend the additional 2-3 hours for the hike to the caves you will miss out on the most beautiful sight and the trip over very bumpy,...More

Thank vikatw
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

It was a long drive from Tbilisi but it's worth-it. It's not just a monastery but it's a rock-hewn monastery complex on the slopes of Mount Gareja. You should never miss this monastery when visiting Georgia. It wasn't a nice ride and most buses are...More

1  Thank hahabon
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

It's one of the most beautiful places I've seen in Georgia. From the top of the hill you can enjoy the view on Georgia from one side and on Azerbaijan on the other. The caves and the monastery are unique.

Thank Agata S
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

from tiblisi you can take the road via rustawi, which is around 25km offroad (4wd) but very scenic! on the way back we took the main road via Sagradejo, which was also bad but doable with a sedan car. the drive is really a cool...More

1  Thank Hanchim
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Its a beautiful place with breathtaking scenery. And there are old paintings on the caves up on the hill.

Thank Tannaz K
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

From Tbilisi to David Gareja Udabno 2 hours road, I think the best time visiting the complex early spring and autumn, because of hot summer days traveling to a desert places little bit unbearable. I highly recommend everyone visit David Gareja's astonishing complex, and discover...More

Thank fixtravel
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Long drive going here but you will be bored as too many nice landscape along the way and you can stop to take photos. A little advice wear shoes for hiking if you want to see other places on the top as the road steep...More

Thank Darwin A
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Getting there involves a two-hour journey over a pot-holed and very shaky road through a landscape of semi-desert. The journey will take well over one hour in each direction. Though one of Georgia's major historical sites, the Lavra Monastery has been over-restored or recently rebuilt....More

Thank David S
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