Zorats Karer, Tatev Monastery and Khdzoresk Cave Village

From 12,000 AMD
Overview
  • Guided trip to see cultural monuments and values
  • The tour combines culture, history, nature and winetasting
  • Fully equipped vehicles
  • Professional guide that talks your language
17 Hours approx
Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
A note from Starling
Face masks recommended
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
On demand
Itinerary
  • 07:00 Departure
  • 11:30-12:30 Zorats Karer Ancient Astronomical Observatory
With this trip, you will get to savor the scenic beauty of the south of Armenia. Exceptional landscapes and an inspiring history are waiting for you on this trip. The journey begins early with a departure to the southernmost region of Armenia- Syunik. After several stops at mesmerizing viewpoints for taking photographs, the scenic journey will lead to the first destination of the trip- the Zorats Karer (aka Karahunj) Ancient Astronomical Observatory. With its yet undeciphered story, the mystical site will take you to the depths of the ancient past and bring you back in awe.

  • 13:00-14:30 Tatev Monastery
The road will then take you to the historical Tatev Monastery, which boasts a stunning location deep in the skyscraping mountains of Zangezur. The monastery, which was a university back in the 13th century and used to be one of the most influential religious centers of the country, will be reached on the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway. The latter is the longest in the world and was even the recorded in the Guinness book of records. With a highest point of 320 meters, the soaring cable car promises a fun ride and spectacular views.

  • 15:15-16:30 Lunch

  • 17:00-18:00 Khdzoresk Cave Village
Following the authentic regional lunch, the mysterious ancient cave-village of Khndzoresk will entertain you with its adrenaline-boosting hanging metal bridge and the gorgeous setting of the settlement. A fun fact about the cave village: the last family to live in the village left their cave in 1958

  • 18:30 19:00 Small walk in the town-center of Goris
The journey will then take you for a small walk in the calm atmosphere of Goris, and then back to the capital Yerevan.

  • 19:00 Return to Yerevan
The day trip will end with the relaxing journey back to Yerevan.

  • 24:00 Arrival in Yerevan
    What's Included
    • 17-hours fully-featured outdoor tour
    • Foreign language professional TOUR-GUIDE service
    • Full ground transportation, including hotel pick-up
    • Lunch
    • Vegetarian-friendly food arranged upon request
    • Entrance Fees
    • Trips to museums
    • COVID-19 protection measures
    What You Can Expect
    • Get a hand-to-hand experience with the heart-warming hospitality of Armenia.
    • Tour to the most culturally significant historical sites and landscapes in Armenia.
    • Enjoy the luxury of fully air-conditioned private transportation.
    • Be in comfort, safety, and ease with the company of our friendly professional private drivers and guides.
    Why To Choose This Tour
    A day of exploring new country, new culture, new nature in a friendly, safe and far from a city's everyday routine environment
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tours are arranged on a demand basis
    Technical Details
    Distance- ~280 km
    Accessibility- Two of the visited sites, namely the Zorats Karer Ancient Astronomical Observatory and The Khndzoresk cave-village will require walking on a dirt road and climbing down and then up many stairs. In case of strong necessity, vehicles are available at the beginning of the hanging bridge to take the visitors back up to the parking lot, where the walking journey to the site begins.
    Altitude Changes- 80-85% of the road.
    Photo taking- The vehicle will stop at several viewpoints for the visitors to take photos.
    Overall level of difficulty- EE
    Cancellation Policy
    Cacellation Policy:
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience's start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience's start time will not be accepted.
    Starting from 12,000 AMD per person