Areni, Tatev Monastery, Khndzoresk

Don’t miss the chance to taste wine in  Areni village which is considered to be the birthplace of wine as the oldest winery in the world has been uncovered here. Have you ever felt how it is travelling by the longest non-stop double track cable car in the world? If not take this aerial tramway called Wings of Tatev recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for its length (5752 m). It will take you to the natural and historic treasure of Armenia through a deep and breathtaking gorge. By the ropeway you will get to Tatev monastery which is one the main outstanding tourist objectives in Armenia due to its historical significance and the beauty of the natural surroundings. Monastery is the pearl of Armenian architecture and was one of the oldest spiritual centers of medieval Armenia, as well as the biggest university of its time. Built on the edge of giant gorge in the 9th century the walls of the monastery seem a natural extension of the rock. According to a legend when the construction of the main church was completed the master prepared a cross for placing on the dome. However, after he installed the cross he did not manage to come down so he threw himself into the gorge asking God for wings which in Armenian sounds like “tal tev”. Here is how the name of the monastery originated. Remember that this place is a must see and enjoy the sensation of being above a deep gorge. You will end up your tour in Khndzoresk which is famous for its antique cave dwellings, which have been used up to 1950s. From ancient times people lived in these rocky hills, constructing artificial shelters and places for food storage. Khndzoresk is also known for its numerous and indescribable defensive battles as well as for being one of the best places to enjoy delicious Armenian fruits.


Distance 1-3 person 4-8 person 9-15 person
560 km 72 000 AMD 90 000 AMD 110 000 AMD


The mentioned prices are with 10 % Sale for the guests of Picnichotels and are valid if you depart from Yerevan .

The time of the departure can be chosen by our guests.