Okatse Canyon
Okatse Canyon
4.5
About
Natural monument in Georgia, located in the village of Gordi of Khoni municipality, in the vicinity of the river okatse. It is uniquely located in the unbelievably deep and narrow ravine. Okace's canyon is 3 to 6 meters wide and 20 to 100 meters deep. Along the canyon several waterfalls could be found, height of one it is 70 meters. Okatse Canyon occupies more than 2 kilometers and regarded to be the masterpiece of the nature. Okatse Canyon occupies more than 2 kilometers and regarded to be the masterpiece of the nature. Tskenistsckali tributary Okatse 70meter in height flowing down Kinchhkibi hollow and throught narrow bottom of Gordi Canyon and joins the river Tshkenisckali near the village Gelaverdi. In some places Okatse creates small lakes where you can swim. On the territory of the village Gordi river flowing leads you down to 2-5 width canyon where it is cold even in August. Okatse waterfalls with its beautiful surroundings are the favourite places for people from Khoni or Kutaisi to spend time or have a picnic. They get pleasure from this beautiful nature and at the same time drink vodka (Chkutini) made from local wild pear.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Okatse Canyon
The area
Reach out directly
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
1 within 3 miles

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles421 reviews
Excellent
287
Very good
73
Average
37
Poor
9
Terrible
15

Emilly S
Tbilisi, Georgia14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Here are 2 different options: waterfall and canyon. I visited the last one. Canyon trail, which means walking along the canyon on the hanging iron construction ^_^ Before you get there, right after the cashier you head in the forest (Dadiani forest) - very beautiful and calm.. with paved path.. it takes 30-40 minutes. After that you start the canyon part and it is more interesting and impressive once under the feet you just have the iron meshwork.. I was there in August and it was very hot.. So I think that it is better to visit the place from the end of September till April.. The views will be better, I guess..
After finishing the trail, there are local drivers and driving back is really good idea, once walking distance is too long...
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Diána Z
Budapest, Hungary25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Drive to the Visitor Center where you can buy your ticket. In the parking lot taxi drivers will find you. I do not recommend to drive to the canyon with a regular 4x4 SUV and normal tires. The taxis have all terrain tires and they are higher and narrower than a regular SUV - which is very much needed because the road has sharp turns with big level differences and sharp stones. Extremely bumpy road with no signs at all and lot of different ways. It needs offroad driving skills. The taxi driver offered us 150 lari first, very high price. At the end we got the trip for 4 people for 80 lari to drive us to the canyon and back. The canyon has lot of stairs and goes above the trees. Might be hard if you have fear of hights. The canyon looks very similar to the road to Mestia, green hills everywhere, lot of trees and you can barely see the river from the distance, the sight is often blocked by the crown of the trees. Nothing special.
Written 5 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is a long narrow and deep canyon offering great views and waterfalls. Its highlight is a viewpoint hanging over the canyon. However, it requires a long and strenuous hike from the entrance and a lot of climbing up and down to get to the viewpoint.

You can pay for a 4x4 ride part of the way. However, you still need to walk the final stretch over steel walkways to reach the viewpoint and then climb back to the top of the walkway. It is very strenuous especially in hot weather. So visit in the cooler months or in the early morning or evening to avoid the heat.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

stmichel25
Bengaluru, India88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Beautiful once you get there but getting there is a challenge. The taxi mafia is waiting to charge you a bomb to get there and back even though it’s a short ride for them but walking is so tiring especially doing it twice going and coming back. If only there was a fixed government vehicle going there at a reasonable price it would be worth it. Suggest Martvili instead unless you enjoy long hikes or don’t mind spending the money on a taxi - they started by asking for 150 Lari! Even if we could bargain I don’t think they’ll go for less than 90 or 100
Written 22 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

laylalae
Slovakia268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I like proper hikes much more but as this was at the end of our Georgian trip and we were getting a little bit tired, it was an OK experience for our final day. And our kids liked it a lot.
We drove all approx. 2,5 km from the visitor center to the canyon by our rented 4x4 Toyota Hilux. It wasn´t an easy road but if you´re an experienced driver and have 4x4, you can do it. Don´t get discouraged by local taxi drivers who will try to persuade you that you´ll be in a big trouble.
And for those who are scared of heights: I am, too but could do it without bigger problems :-)
Written 25 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Oliver Tang
Sungai138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We, a group of 18 pax from Malaysia and Singapore from Yongo tour came here on our way to Mestia
The canyon and the metal wire broadwalk was not impressive. All we see were trees with occasional glimpses of the river below.

Incidentally the broadwalk is ONE way and were not allowed to go back to collect our walking sticks we left 1/2 way on the route.
The pathway to the canyon walk can be scorching hot even in late summer morning.
Written 4 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maria K
87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
If you are any way mobile skip the 4x4 drivers waiting outside and take the walk down to the canyon. It is a lovely well-laid out path through some nice forest. If you don't fancy the walk back then the drivers are waiting the other end as well anyway.
The views are good, although if you have been to Svaneti then you won't be that impressed!
If you are a bit freaked out with the walkway then it is good to know that it is one way so you won't ever have people coming towards you and you won't have move out of the way.
Worth remembering that it closes in wet weather so maybe check before driving all the way out.
Written 4 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

paula b
Campinas, SP287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The canyon is beautiful, exuberant nature. It's worth walking calmly along the platforms. The only problem is getting to the entrance. You can go on foot (well marked trail), by 4x4 (the path is not well marked, there is no sign on the way, nor indicating the beginning. The staff of the visitors' center was not very helpful in explaining the way). We chose to walk and it was very pleasant. I refuse to pay a lot for the taxis that operate at the entrance. Very few parking spaces. 5 star for the canyon, 3 for the infrastructure.
Written 24 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephen E
Rotterdam, The Netherlands353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Worth the visit, but be prepared for quite a hike and take some water too. You will meet serval farm animals along the way, don't be alarmed. It was a great way to burn off all the Georgian food! There isa walking platform suspended over the valley, not recommended for people with fear of heights.
Written 5 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

vsnrao36
Dubai, United Arab Emirates188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
This has to be the best attraction not only in Kutaisi but whole of Georgia, after the Top Rated attraction of Gergeti Cathedral in Stepantsminda. Not many people know about this place and people taking a day tour to Kutaisi from either Batumi or Tbilisi, would certainly miss this place as this would not fit into one-day tour schedule from these places. We stayed in Kutaisi for two days and so it was easy to plan this attraction. This would easily require 5-6 hours in a private vehicle but good for full day trip if you are on your own.
This place is some 45 Kms from Kutaisi and one hour drive. The road is quite good and the drive is super given the natural scenic beauty all along.

Once we reach the Visitor Center that issues the ticket to the Canyon, the canyon itself is a 40 minutes trekking from here - approximately 2 Kms. You have two options after buying the tickets (7 GEL per person) - either trek for 2 Kms or use the taxi available outside (they may charge 20-25 GEL for one way). Not a good idea to drive yourself, even with a 4W drive vehicle as the track is extremely uneven and you may get lost.

The walking trail is very scenic, easy going and deep shadows of tall forest trees in the very refreshing first part, roughly 1 Km. The second part is quite a bit of climbing down the steps and there is no shade. The last 200 meters are so, would be a climb again and you will reach the entrance gate of the Canyon. The tickets will be checked here and please note if you do not have the ticket or lost it during the trek, you have to go back to the ticket center as they do not issue tickets here!!

Once you enter the Canyon gate, you will be transported into a different world - it's a long cantilever bridge (bridge in the air) that you walk and beneath you is the deep canyon with river flowing (the walking platform is wooden, unlike glass in China). If you are claustrophobic (fear of heights) then this place may not be the one for you! The Bridge is almost a kilometer long and at the end, get ready for the climax - the platform juts out almost 50 meters into the depths of the Canyon and you are virtually standing in thin air!!! It's amazing and unforgettable experience and nature at its best.

Once you get out of the bridge, you have to walk half a kilometer to the entrance gate and you will find many taxis waiting there to get you to the ticket center. While you have the option of walking back, the very thought of steep climb on the way back, discourages one from doing so. You would have exhausted yourself due to scorching sun (not much shadow along the last part of the trek and canyon trail). If you had come by taxi in the first place, better you arrange for return trip as well that would be cheaper. Otherwise, for going back, we paid 20 GEL for 4 of us in a very old Russian built Niva.

The waterfall shown in the Picture for Okatse Canyon on Trip Advisor is not at Okatse Canyon - it is Kinchka Waterfalls - 9 Kms further up from ticketing center - can be a easy drive or taxi ride.

Three very important things to remember;

1. Carry enough water with you for the trek and canyon bridge walk. You will get water only at the end of the Canyon bridge.
2. This attraction is closed on Monday - this is not published anywhere. THis is true for Prometheus and other attractions.
3. If you are going by Taxi or own car to Canyon entrance, please make sure to buy the ticket at the Visitor Center at the base. They have no ticket counter at the entrance to the Canyon, though there is Visitor Center there.
Written 7 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 205
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

OKATSE CANYON (2024) All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire