1. Armenia
  2. Syunik Province
  3. Tatev
  4. Tatev Monastery

Yerevan: Full-Day Nature, Monastery, Ropeway, and Wine Tour

Product ID: 384884
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Depart from Yerevan to visit the Shaki Waterfall, located in the Syunik region. Following that, visit the "Devil's Bridge", admire the Tatev Monastery, travel on a ropeway, and taste Armenian wine.
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Duration: 15 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the inspiring melody of nature
  • Explore the mystic vibes of the canyons
  • Take a ride on the longest reversible cableway in the world, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records
  • Immerse yourself in the secrets of one of the oldest observatories in the world
  • Reveal the unique taste of Armenian wine
Full description
Your tour begins at 8:30AM from the local operator's head office. From there you are taken to Southern Armenia where your first stop is made to the picturesque Shaki Waterfall. Your group then has lunch in a local restaurant near the waterfall, where you can choose a meal from 3 options on offer.

Following lunch, encounter the Goris-Tatev Highway, which crosses the mysterious "Devil's Bridge" on the Vorotan River. There are many hypotheses for the name Devil's Bridge, including a theory that less water flows in under the bridge than flows out. The bridge stretches for 30 meters, and is located at a depth of between 700-800 meters of the gorge. The Devil’s Bridge is surrounded with a number of mountainous springs, the waters of which have painted the rocks of the canyon with pink, yellow, and green colors.

The next stop is the Tatev Monastery, which used to be wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, it was also the important strategical center of the Syunik Kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place, the monastery has always been an impregnable fortress.

You then take the aerial tramway called the "Wings of Tatev", a 5.7-kilometer rope-way which was built within 11 months. It passes through a deep gorge of the Vorotan River, and is 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 the Tatev Monastery.

From the ropeway you visit Karahunj, which has been proven by scientific expeditions to be one of the oldest observatories in the world. It is said to be about 7,500 years old, and some of its huge precisely-arranged stones have holes bored into them which were used for astrological observations. The petroglyphs found nearby Karahunj have proved that the early inhabitants of Armenia were well aware of astrology.

Finally, your last stop is the Hin Areni Winery in the Areni Village. Due to its specific flavor and delicate taste, Hin Areni wine has earned a respectful place among the best of Armenian wines. Whist there, your visit to the wine factory of the village serves as a great testimony to its wine. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver returns you back to the local partner's office in Yerevan.
Includes
  • Professional Russian, English, or Armenian-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • WiFi
  • Admissions
  • Ropeway ticket (1-way)
  • Wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch ($6-8USD, payable on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 15-30 minutes before the activity starts for check-in.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Seats are not fixed in advance
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Hyur Service LLC

Product ID: 384884