2 Days 1 Night
Description: Our two-day tour of southern Armenia allows visitors to see sights that combine nature and architectural marvel. We will see Mount Ararat behind Khor Virap monastery, enjoy the beautiful scenery of red cliffs surrounding Noravank, and, of course, visit Tatev Monastery. The historical monument of Tatev, located on a mountain plateau, offers visitors breathtaking views that everyone wants to photograph. To get to the monastery, take the longest cable car in the world – Wings of Tatev.
In the morning, drive to Khor Virap monastery, which is famous for its breathtaking views of Armenia's symbol, the majestic Mount Ararat. The name "Khor Virap" means "deep dungeon," and legend has it that St. Gregory the Illuminator, the patron saint of Armenia, was imprisoned here for 13 years. Drive through a narrow canyon to reach the Areni cave, one of Armenia's most important archaeological sites, where the oldest shoe, winery, and straw skirt have been discovered. Visit the Areni winery near the cave, where you will be able to sample a local Areni wine. Continue to Tatev Monastery, which was once Armenia's educational and spiritual center. The IX Century monastery is situated on a high plateau in the Vorotan River Canyon, which can be reached by the world's longest cable car, inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records in 2010. The monastery is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests, creating a spectacular scene that is worth seeing. Drive to Goris for overnight.
In the morning, depart to Yerevan. On the way, stop at Noravank Monastery, a 13th-century monastery perched on a hill with scenic views. The brick-red cliffs that surround the area are the best part of the sight. The monastery is well-known for its Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which has a narrow stone staircase leading to the second floor and is one of the earliest examples of cantilever architecture. Drop-off at the hotel