Group Tour: Khndzoresk(swinging bridge), Tatev Monastery, Shaki waterfall, Areni
On this full-day tour, travel to Tatev in the company of an art historian guide.Take a long cable car ride up to the monastery complex and admire the views of Vorotan Gorge. and visit three monasteries. Enjoy a wine tasting of local wines.
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What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Areni Wine Factory
What's excluded :
- Wings of Tatev fee
- Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni Armenia
The village of Areni is in Vayots Dzor region. This sunny village is famous for its best wine assortments. Due to its specific flavor and delicate taste "Areni" wine has its respectful place among the best Armenian wines. The visit to the wine factory of the village will serve a good testimony to the above mentioned. The St. Astvatsatsin church built by skillful architect and sculpture Momik is in Areni village, too.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Shaki Waterfall, Sisian Armenia
Shaki waterfall is in the southern part of Armenia, close to Sisian. The fall, being located in one of the cosiest and nicest corners of Syunik, gloriously opens its striking beauty to all admirers. The air here is full of inspiring melody of water and scent of mountains loading all their wafts.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Tatev Gateway, Halidzor 3218 Armenia
Church bells were ringing loud in Tatev on October 16 of 2010, heralding the launch of a program to revive a medieval monastic complex and the opening of an aerial tramway called Wings of Tatev. The 5.7-kilometer ropeway was built within 11 months, passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals. One terminal is on a hill overlooking the village of Halidzor and the other is near Tatev Monastery, on the road to Tatev village. Two cabins operate at once, traveling in opposite directions. There are six cables altogether (3 for each cabin), each uniquely foreseen for the specifications of this project. Within about 11 minutes a tramway cabin takes passengers, 25 at a time, from the village of Halidzor to the magnificent complex of Tatev.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Tatev Monastery, Highway 45, Tatev 3218 Armenia
Among the architectural pillars of Zangezour the monastery of Tatev doesn't have its rivals. This used to be wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place Tatev monastery has always been an impregnable fortress for alien. In non-stable political conditions the several secret ways in the territory of the fortress led the way to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and external world.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, M12, Yerevan 0032 Armenia
Khndzoresk is located at a distance of 8 km from Goris. The village is famous for its natural stone carpets. Old Khndzoresk is situated on the two slopes of the mountainous valley. There were no flat areas on those slopes for building settlements and for this reason people used caves.
During the national liberation movement of Syunik (1722 - 1730) due to its inaccessible geographical position Khndzoresk served as a stronghold for Syunik. Armenian commander Mkhitar Sparapet is buried in Khndzoresk and next to him rest his son Aharon and the Lady of Syunik Gohar.
Recently a unique structure - a "swinging bridge" has been opened in Khndzoresk the length of which is 160 metres, the height from the deepest point in the gorge is 63 metres and the width is 1,5 metres. 700 people simultaneously can go across this bridge weighing 14 tons. The bridge from where opens a magnificent view connects the two banks of old Khndzoresk.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Kaskad, Moskovyan Street, Yerevan, Armenia
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.