TATEV MONASTERY, KHNDZORESK, SHAKI WATERFALL

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AMD 77,000.00
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Duration

12-13 Hours

Distance

570 km

Overview

Historic monastery in southeastern Armenia, accessible by the Wings of Tatev tramway, known for stunning views and UNESCO recognition.
Picturesque cave village in Armenia, notable for its unique rock formations, ancient dwellings, and swinging bridge.
Scenic waterfall near Sisian, Armenia, flowing from the Syunik Plateau, popular among nature enthusiasts and hikers.

Tatev

Stop 1

Our last stop will be Tatev Monastery (IX-X century), located in Syunik province. The name “Tatev” is translated from Armenian as “give wings”. The monastery has a rich history and was  a spiritual and educational center. 

Tatever ropeway (Wings of Tatev) holds the record for the longest non-stop double track cable car in the world. It gives a lot of amazing unforgettable impressions. According to a legend, the master who built the monastery, after finishing his work, went to the very edge of the gorge and said: “Hogin Surb ta tev” – “The Holy Spirit gives wings!” After that he rushed down a steep cliff. The Holy Spirit gave the great master wings, so he could fly away safely.

 

khndoresk

Stop 2

Khndzoresk is a unique place of interest, famous for its ancient caves, where people lived until the 1950s. Khndzoresk was considered a historical monument, which was preserved by the Soviet Union. “Old Khndzoresk should be preserved and protected as the largest museum of antiquities,” said Martiros Saryan. “There are few such wonderful places in the world.” The history and nature of Khndzoresk are reflected in the works of a number of Armenian writers and artists. In the end of the 19th century Old Khndzoresk was the biggest village of Eastern Armenia. In the beginning of the 20th century the community had 8300 inhabitants (1800 households). In 1913 there were 27 shops, 3 dye-houses, tanneries, and 7 schools. The village is famous for taking part in the liberation movement of David Bek. The fortress of Khndzoresk served as a military base for Mkhitar Sparapet in 1728-1730.

Shaki waterfall

Stop 3

Shaki waterfall is located on the Shaki River (a tributary of the Vorotan) 3 km northwest of Sisian city. The height of the waterfall is 18 m. The territory of the waterfall is very picturesque. You can see many small grottos and caves here, and the waterfall itself has a truly fabulous sight. According to a legend about a blue-eyed beauty named Shake, the girl was kidnapped by foreign invaders. However, proud Shake managed to slip away and, fleeing from her pursuers, threw herself from a steep high cliff. The girl’s snow-white dress, fluttering in the wind, turned into a powerful waterfall at that very moment. So, since then, the waterfall has been named after the beautiful Shake.

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REGULATIONS OF THE PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURS.

Please read and confirm the tour participation regulations in detail, as they arise from your rights and responsibilities․

  • Group tours are confirmed at least 1 day in advance, depending on the number of participants.
  • The minimum number of participants required to organize the tour is indicated in the separate description section of each tour.
  • Payments for group tours are accepted only in advance by bank transfer or at ONE WAY Tour office (Parpetsi 16).
  • Russian-speaking and English-speaking participants can participate in group tours only with the service of a guide in the corresponding language, which is provided with a mandatory surcharge.
  • The average duration of group tours is indicated on the website, but sometimes, depending on the situation, the duration of the tour can be shortened or increased by 1-2 hours.
  • If the child (0-7 years) does not occupy a separate seat in the car, he can participate in the tour for free. When occupying a separate seat in the car, regardless of age, the full price of the group tour is paid for the child.
  • Desired seats in the car are not reserved in advance.
  • For proper check-in and seating of participants, participants are expected to be at the Komitas State Conservatory yard (Sayat-Nova 1a) at least 20 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • In case of a delay of 5 minutes or more after the start of the group tour, the Company is not obliged to wait for the late participant. In case of not participating in the group tour due to being late, the price of the booked tour will not be refunded.
  • The use of any type of food, alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee, other beverages (except water), or tobacco products is strictly prohibited during the group tour in the vehicle.
  • The presence of an exit stamp in the passport of citizens of the Republic of Armenia is mandatory for participating in a group tour to the Republic of Georgia.
  • When participating in a group tour to the Republic of Georgia, citizens of some countries must obtain a Republic of Georgia visa, and in some cases also a Republic of Armenia visa for return. The company does not provide assistance in obtaining visas. Issuance of visas is carried out on the basis of existing international agreements between the Republic of Georgia and (or) the Republic of Armenia and your country of citizenship.
  • In case of any passport and/or other document problems at the Armenian-Georgian border during the group tour, the company is not obliged to wait more than 15-30 minutes.
  • During group excursions, regardless of the direction, participants are recommended to wear sports, closed shoes, comfortable clothes, take:
  • protective cap
  • glasses
  • warm clothes
  • raincoat,
  • sunscreen,

in the case of hiking directions:

  • hiking sticks,
  • medicine box
  • raincoat,
  • flashlight,
  • replacement shoes,
  • enough food and water.
  • Weather conditions may vary between attractions and Yerevan.
  • Women and men are advised not to wear revealing clothing when visiting churches. In the case of women, it is desirable to have a headscarf.
  • Participants are not allowed to take pets with them on group tours.
  • The Company is not responsible for your belongings left, lost or damaged during group tours, both in the vehicles of the participants and in the places visited.
  • For some Group Tours, depending on the tour direction and location, the vehicle may not be able to reach the destination and require some walking and/or climbing. If the participant has difficulty walking or climbing stairs, it is recommended to check in advance the availability of such terrains in the places to be visited.
  • In addition to the stops mentioned in the group tour route, additional stops are possible only with the agreement of all group participants.
  • During the group tour, the participant undertakes to obey the guide’s instructions, otherwise, the Company is not responsible for the life and safety of the participant.
  • In case of cancellation of the booked group tour at least 24 hours before the participation, the amount paid for the reservation will be returned to the Client.
  • In case of cancellation of the reservation of the tour confirmed by the Client and the Company in violation of the specified period, the payment for the reservation will be charged in full.
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions or force majeure, the Company has the right to change, shorten or cancel the group tour program due to safety reasons.
  • In case of cancellation of the group tour by the company, the full cost of the purchased tour is returned to the Client.
  • If, due to the aforementioned circumstances, the Company has replaced the places visited or the services provided within the tour with equivalent places or services, it does not bear any obligation to the Client and does not return any money. In case of inadequate replacement or reduction, the Company returns to the Client the difference in value between the purchased group tour and the actual implemented program.

 

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