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Khor Virap, Noravank, Karahunj, Vorotnavank, Goris (overnight), Khndzoresk Caves, Devil’s Bridge, Tatev, “Wings of Tatev” Ropeway, Shaki Waterfall, Hin Areni Wine factory, Yerevan


2 days / 1 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

18 people


Armenian, English, Russian


This private tour is for 1 to 4 people. from 4 to 6 people.


A wonderful 2-day trip dedicated to the exploration of Southern Armenia.This tour will give you a chance to visit one of the holy places in Armenia, such as Khor Virap, where the first Catholicos of All Armenians St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years for preaching Christianity. Then we will go to Vayots Dzor, get acquainted with the history of Noravank, which is considered a masterpiece of Armenian architecture, we will admire the wonderful landscapes of our highlands. Just above a deep gorge, as well as Armenian Stonehenge. After visiting Vorotnavank monastery there will be an overnight in Goris, a town with impressive nature. You will have a chance to stand on the swinging bridge in the cave city, see the “Devil’s” bridge, a natural bridge formed from travertine, fly on the “Wings of Tatev“, admire the striking beauty of Shaki waterfall and also have wine tasting in “Hin Areni” wine factory.


Khor Virap Monastery
Khor Virap Monastery

One of the most popular sightseeings included in winter tours in Armenia is Khor Virap monastery, built in 642, translated from Armenian means "deep hole". Khor Virap is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a place of pilgrimage. The most interesting fact of this monastery is the fact that it was built on the site of the royal prison, where the Gregory Illuminator - the patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church was previously imprisoned for 13 years by the Armenian king. In winter from the territory of the monastery there is a peculiar view of the biblical mountain Ararat which is covered by a white thick layer of snow.

Noravank Monastery
Noravank Monastery

Noravank Monastery is located among the wonderful steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of two ancient churches existed earlier. The monastery built by the famous architects Siranesi and Momik and is considered to be the most famous spiritual center and sanctuary in the Vayots Dzor region. It is one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture. It leaves an indelible impression especially in the snowy winter days in Armenia, when the mysterious shade of red rocks is harmoniously combined with white and shiny snow, making the monastery one of the most popular sightseeings during winter tours in Armenia

Karahunj (Zorats Karer) Observatory
Karahunj (Zorats Karer) Observatory

Karahunj/Carahunge also called Zorats Karer is a prehistoric archaeological site located near Sisian city in Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. Carahunge monument consists of vertically standing stones. In total, 223 stones have been identified. The heights of the stones range from 0.5 to 3 m and they weigh up to 10 tons. They are basalt stones, eroded by time and covered with moss and lichen of many colours. There are holes in some stones. The inner surface of the holes is much better preserved. There are also many broken and unnumbered stones.

Vorotnavank Monastery
Vorotnavank Monastery

Vorotnavank was founded in 1000 AC by queen Shahandukht. It is located in Syunik region, at the edge of Vorotan river gorge. The earlier constructed church St. Grigor (now ruined) was founded by Gregory the Illuminator. The church was an educational center and a pilgrimage place with a miraculous healing power of snakebites. Hovhannes Vorotnetsi, a great Armenian medieval philosopher and the founder of Tatev Vardapetaran (University) worked in Vorotnavank.


Goris is one of the main cities of Syunik region. This park-city, despite the natural cuts, has a well-organized ground plan. The city is surrounded with woody mountains and just next to the forests there are stunning pyramidical rocks which seem to scratch the clouds. Due to its exceptional nature Goris is considered the "beauty" of Zangezour.

Khndzoresk Caves
Khndzoresk Caves

Two banks of the gorge - Old and New Khndzoresk, are connected by a long swinging bridge, from which four churches of Khndzoresk and a spring of Nine children are visible. The bridge was built in 2012 on the initiative and sponsorship of local businessman Zhora Aleksanyan. The length of the bridge is 160 meters, height 63 meters, and weight - 14 tons. The bridge can simultaneously "service" about 700 people with an average weight.Khndzoresk was the largest village in Eastern Armenia. The population of the village was 4200 in the XIX century, and at the beginning of the XX century - 8,300 people. In 1913, the village had 27 shops, 3 workshops and 7 schools, two parochial schools, and the rest private. In the village, there were four churches: St. Hripsime, St. Taghevos, Desert and Old.

Devil's Bridge
Devil's Bridge

Located below Tatev Monastery, in the 500-meter gorge of the Vorotan River, is one of Armenia’s natural wonders – “Devil’s Bridge”. Over the millennia, wind and water have created this wonder of nature, polishing and piercing the petrified lava. The width of this natural bridge, along which runs the auto road to Tatev Monastery, is 60 m, the length 30 m. Close to the bridge it is possible to swim in the warm salubrious springs, ringed by stalactites of marvelous colors. The most intrepid can descend to the river to see the secretive grottos below the springs

Tatev Monastery
Tatev Monastery

The complex of the Tatev monastery consists of three churches, refectory, book – stack, tomb and protective structures. The ancient and main church of the monastery is dedicated to St. Poghos Petros. It was built on the initiative of Bishop Hovanes in the 895-906 years. One of the masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture is the Tatev monastery. It is located on a hill which is surrounded on three sides by deep chasms, and it can only be reached from the north. According to tradition, the monastery was named after the disciple of the Apostle Thaddeus – Eustateos. The entire composition of the monastery complex Tatev is in perfect harmony with the magnificent mountain scenery. The construction of the Tatev complex lasted about 500 years.

"Wings of Tatev" Ropeway
"Wings of Tatev" Ropeway

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 "Wings of Tatev Ropeway". The 5.7 km ropeway, 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 6 cables altogether (3 for each cabin), each uniquely foreseen for the specifications of this project. Within about 11 minutes a tramway cabin takes passengers, 30 at a time, from the village of Halidzor to the magnificent complex of Tatev.

Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

Shaki Waterfall is situated in Armenia, above Lake Shaki. The altitude is 18 m. The waterfall is located 3 km North-West of Sisian city, in gorge of the River Vorotan. According to the legend, enemies kidnapped 93 beauties from the Gegharkuni village for their commander, who had stopped in Mughan with his army. When the caravan of captives was on the spot, ladies turned to the invader with request: “The road was long and exhausting. We got dusty and dirty. Let us have a bath in the river and then only show up to your majors.”
The invaders agreed. The ladies undressed and jumped into the River Vorotan. They sank and disappeared. Only blue-eyed lady, named Shake, swam across the river, trying to escape. The invaders managed to catch up with her, but on that very moment a rock appeared under her and the water, flowing above the rock, hid her under its foams. After that story, the waterfall and the village, where it is located were called Shaki.

Hin Areni Wine factory
Hin Areni Wine factory

Founded by Karapetyan family in 2013, HIN ARENI Winery combines historic traditions of winemaking with state-of-the-art modern equipment. Our consulting winemaker, Didier Cornillon, is also from France. The storage is done with T control in SSA tanks. We age our red wines in barrels made from oak grown on the lush slopes of Artsakh. HIN ARENI winery has the capacity to process over 250 tons of grapes. All our wines are single-varietal (monocepage) and made of 100 % Areni Noir and 100 % Voskehat grape.


  • Comfortable car with an experienced driver
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
  • Extra stops on the route upon request
  • WiFi in the vehicl
  • Food
  • Specialized experienced guide
  • We can provide a lunch box upon request
  • hotel [we can help you choose a hotel]


Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location


Is the tour safe and comfortable?

For the safety and comfort of tourists the high quality buses with air conditioner, TV, comfortable seats, and first air supplies, are chosen. Thanks to the skilled drivers you will have no worries about the route.
The best hotels in each town are chosen for overnight.

What about the guide’s knowledge level?

The guide gives detailed information about the places of interests included in the tour.

Is the deviation from the route possible?

Tour is mainly organized according to the route. There may be exceptions only in case of agreement among the group members if there is a wish to visit the places not far from the route. Otherwise, visits to other places with the guide are possible to arrange with additional payment.

Where can I buy souvenirs?

Souvenirs can be purchased in Vernissage, which is located in the centre of Yerevan, near the Republic Square. Numerous traditonal and contemporary art exhibits are sold here. There are also many other souvenir shops on Abovyan and Tumanyan streets.

How good is Armenia for trekking/hiking tours?

If you are an adventurous, venturesome person and without any fears of risks, for you we offer tour packages which include adventure tours in Armenia. Armenia has favorable conditions for organizing hiking and trekking tours. The combination of natural resources together with cultural and historical places of interest is making our adventurous country more suitable for hiking and trekking lovers who appreciate the nature and active type of travel. By purchasing our travel packages, you will be able to take part in interesting and unique adventure tours, including hiking trips, mountain climbing, visits to caves, jeep tours and so on. This is a great opportunity to make your visit to Armenia and Yerevan unforgettable.

Where to go with children?

Are you planning a visit to Armenia with your family? Excellent! For a good rest with children there are plenty of options to choose from – many cafes and entertainment centers, a modern city zoo and aqua park with water attractions. In Armenia, there is a special attitude towards children, therefore, without any doubt, in any public institution all possible facilities will be offered to you for a comfortable (special highchair, "children's" menu, etc.).

Are touristic attractions open on public holidays?

Most of the touristic attractions are open on public holidays, unless some situations may not permit them to be open, such as a ceremony occurring there. Some places' opening times and days are fixed regardless of holidays. Therefore, before visiting anywhere its best to make sure that the place is open by asking the front desk of your hotel or a travel agency.

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