Khor Virap, Noravank, winery, Karahunj, Goris (overnight), Khndzoresk cave city, Tatev ropeway, Yerevan

Trip details

Day 1
– Departure from the your hotel

This day will start with a visit to Khor Virap Monastery, on the territory of which, according to legend, there was a deep dungeon for mortal prisoners (“khor virap” translated from Armenian means “deep pit/dungeon”), where our first Catholicos (Patriarch) Gregory the Illuminator was thrown and where he spent 13 years. The sight also offers the best view of the biblical Mount Ararat.

– Afterwards, you will travel to Noravank Monastery. The road to Noravank goes through a beautiful canyon, the rocks of which abound with caves. In these caves, traces of human settlement of the 6th-5th millennia BC were found. Noravank, surrounded by bizarre red rocks, is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world.

– Later, you will visit one of the wineries in wine region of Armenia.

– Zorats Karer, which is often called the “Armenian Stonehenge”. Many experts consider Zorats Karer to be one of the oldest observatories in the world, which dates back to the 1st quarter of the 2nd millennium BC.

Then drive to Goris town for overnight

Day 2
– Todays tour will start with a trip to Khndzoresk cave settlement. This is the oldest village where the authentic view of cave dwellings has been preserved, however, not a single inhabitant is living there anymore. Walking through the cave settlement will allow you to feel the spirit of the mountain inhabitants of these caves. It is possible to get to the settlement by a suspension bridge connecting the two banks of the picturesque gorge.

– Tatev Monastery, which is considered to be the pearl of the Armenian architecture. The monastery harmoniously fits into the surrounding nature. It used to be one of the spiritual and academic centers of medieval Armenia (one of the famous universities of Armenia operated on the territory of the monastery for many years). The monastery can be reached by the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway, which is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest reversible cableway in the world.

– A trip to Shaki village will allow you to admire the beauty of the Shaki waterfall and the surrounding nature. Shaki is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Armenia.

Return to Yerevan

Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Distance: 720 km

Included

  • Professional guide driver
  • Comfortable car
  • Water in a car
  • Wine degustation
  • Accommodation and meal for guide driver

Not Included

  • Lunch (could be included per person 7000 dram)
  • For visiting premium class of winery per person extra 10000 dram
  • Tickets for Tatev cable car (7000 dram) and Zorats Karer (1500 dram)
  • Your hotel accommodation

Price List

for up to 3 persons

490 $/for group

from 4 to 7 persons

630 $/for group

from 8 to 16 persons

850 $/for group

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