Excursion to Tatev monastery - cave town of Khndzoresk
The length of the program 11-12 hours, excluding lunch stop (optionals, not included in the price)
You can choose any convenient travel dates. The trips are available all year round.
We have no prepayment. You can make payment in travel day. Entrance fees are to be paid by yourself.
Our employees will meet you / pick you up at the place of residence (for example in hotel, hostel or private flat), and at the end of a trip will bring you back!
The Tatev Monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River.
According to tradition, Tatev Monastery is named after Eustateus, a disciple of St. Thaddeus the Apostle, who preached and was martyred in this region.
Popular etymology includes a legend telling of an event that is tied to the construction of the main church, where an apprentice secretly climbs to the top of its steeple intending to place a cross of his own design. However, the apprentice is spotted by his master during his descent. Shocked by his discovery, the apprentice loses his foothold and falls into the abyss as he calls upon God to grant him wings, which, in Armenian is: "Ta Tev".
In the 14th and 15th centuries, the monastery hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev.
Wings of Tatev, a cableway from Tatev to Halidzor village was opened in October 2010. It was included in the Guinness World Records as world's "longest non-stop double track cable car."
Cave town of Khndzoresk
Khndzoresk is a village in the province of Syunik. In the end of the 19th century Old Khndzoresk was the biggest village of Eastern Armenia. Khndzoresk is widely famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement.
The historic cave village, located on the steep slope of a gorge, is comprised of both natural and manmade caves. The artificial caves, some of which are currently used as stables and warehouses, used to be inhabited till the 1950s.
Since many of the dwellings were carved out over and around each other, a complex system of ropes and ladders were required for people to reach many corners of the community.
In 2012 there was built "Swinging Bridge" over the gorge that connects the two banks of the old village Khndzoresk. The height of the bridge is 63 meters and its length is 160 metres.
The new bridge connects Old Khndzoresk and New Khndzoresk, the modern village, bridging Armenia’s history with the present day both figuratively and literally.
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The price of group and individual day trips
(The price is given per vehicle, regardless of the number of participants)
Price without a guide
up to 7 pers.
Price with a guide
up to 7 pers.
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