Shaki Waterfall: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Yerevan: Group Tour to Tatev Cable Car and Winery

1. From Yerevan: Group Tour to Tatev Cable Car and Winery

Escape the busy city of Yerevan and travel into Southern Armenia towards the town of Areni, known for its spectacular history in winemaking and bearing the name of one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. Your first destination will be one of the region’s best vineyards to enjoy a tour of the winery and learn about the process of making wine. Discover the variety of grapes that are used here and taste some of the oldest wines of Armenia to get a real flavor of the region. Next, enjoy stunning scenic views on the drive towards the next destination, the ‘Wings of Tatev’. The ‘Wings of Tatev’ is the longest cable car in the world, measuring 6 km. Ride the cable car and admire the breathtaking scenery along the way, including the Harsnadzor Watchtower and Devil’s Bridge. Travel to the 9th Century Tatev monastery, which once was the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. Built on a high plateau in the Vorotan river gorge, the monastery is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests. Also visit the magnificent waterfall of Shaki.

Yerevan: Winery and Natural Highlights Guided Tour

2. Yerevan: Winery and Natural Highlights Guided Tour

Meet your professional guide at the convenient meeting point in Yerevan and set off on this full-day tour. First stop is the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region. This sunny village is famous for its assortment of wine. Due to its flavor and delicate taste, Hin Areni wine has a place amongst the best Armenian wines and you can sample it at a local winery and learn about the process from your guide and the owner. Next up, you will see the picturesque waterfall of Shaki and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will cross the mysterious "Devil's Bridge" over Vorotan river. The "Devil’s Bridge" is situated here in a deep canyon, surrounded by mountains and springs, the waters of which have painted the rocks of the canyon with pink, yellow and green colors. And the last stop is Tatev monastery, which used to be wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. In non-stable political conditions the several secret ways in the territory of the fortress led the way to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and external world. You will take the aerial tramway called the Wings of Tatev. It 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.

Private tour to Jermuk and Shaki waterfalls

3. Private tour to Jermuk and Shaki waterfalls

We offer unique a tour to Jermuk and Shaki waterfalls. Jrermuk waterfall has 72 m height and spills into Arpa river. As is the case with many Armenian natural sites, this one inspired a folktale. According to the legend the foaming water is the hair of a beautiful princess whose father cursed her to turn into a mermaid if she tried to see her shepherd lover. Unable to stay away from her beloved, the princess tossed her hair into the gorge, which turned into a waterfall. Hence another name for a waterfall is Mermaid hair. Shaki Waterfall is a waterfall in Armenia, with a height of 18 m. It is located in Syunik Province. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Armenia. According to the legend a beautiful girl called Shake fell from the cliff, refusing to obey the will of the conquerors. While falling, the girl’s dress opened in the wind and turned into a waterfall. Later the waterfall was named after her - Shaki.

From Yerevan: Garni,Geghard,Sevan,Noravank,Tatev,Shaki

4. From Yerevan: Garni,Geghard,Sevan,Noravank,Tatev,Shaki

Day 1: Yerevan- Pagan Temple of Garni-Symphony of Stones- Geghard Monastery We will hae a city tour in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, including places such as Erebuni Fortress, Victory Park, The Cascade, The Opera House, The Northern Avenue and the Republic of Square. Afterwards we will have a trip to the Pagan Temple of Garni, which was built in the frst century A.D. as a temple to the Sun god Mihr, which is the well-known structure and the symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. Then we will have a lunch including Armenian traditional dishes. A trip to the Symphony of Stones which is a natural basalt rocks in the form of straight pipes created by nature itself, not by human. The last destination of the first day will be Geghard Monastery which was founded in the fourth century by Gregory the Illuminator. Back to Yerevan. Day 2: Yerevan- Zvartnots Cathedral- Amberd- Lake Kari- Yerevan In the morning we will go to Zvartnots Cathedral which was built in the seventh century by Nerses the third. After visiting Zvartnots Cathedral, the next destination will be Amberd Fortress which is located on the slopes of Mt. Aragats from where you can admire picturesque views of Biblical Ararat. Then we will have lunch. Afterwards we will have a trip to Lake Kari which is also located on the slopes of Mt. Aragats. Back to Yerevan. Day 3: Yerevan- Khor Virap- Areni- Noravank-Bird Cave- Goris During the third day we will visit Khor Virap Monastery which is one of the most significant monuments in Armeniawhere St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for many years. The next destination will be Areni village, which is the capital city of winemaking in Armenia. In the village you will have an opportunity to taste Armenian wine in winery. Another very beautiful cultural monument that we will visit is Noravank Monastery which was built in the 13th century. Afterwards we will have lunch and continue our trip to the Bird Cave We will have an overnight at the hotel in Goris town. Day 4: Goris- Khndzoresk bridge- Tatev Monastery- Shaki waterfall In the fourth day we will have a trip to Khdzoresk bridge. Afterwards we will visit Tatev Monastery on the longest cable car in the world (5752 m) The final destination will be Shaki waterfall which is considered as one of the most picturest waterfalls in Armenia Overnight in Egeghis village. Day 5: Eghegis- Sevanavank- Dilijan-Lake Parz- Deer Park During the last day of out tour we will visit Sevanavank Monastery located on the peninsula of Lake Sevan. Then we will have lunch. And afterwards we will go on out tour to Dilijan and Lake Parz in Tavush province. We will be also able to visit Deer Park. Back to Yerevan.

2 Day Guided Trip to Tatev wings & monastery , Khndzoresk

5. 2 Day Guided Trip to Tatev wings & monastery , Khndzoresk

Spend 2 days exploring Armenia on a guided trip. Enjoy scenic views of Mount Ararat from Khor Virab and fly through the sky on the Wings of Tatev. Cross the swinging bridge to enter the old caves of Khndzoresk and try Armenian wine at a vineyard in Areni. Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodation in Yerevan and take a short drive through the picturesque, mountainous scenery of Armenia. Arrive at Khor Virab, a stunning monastery offering incredible views of Mount Ararat. Travel to Syunik Province to make a stop at the spectacular Shaki Waterfall. Continue to the Wings of Tatev, the longest reversible aerial tramway in the world. Get a head for heights as the cablecar carries you up to the Tatev Monastery. Admire the fairytale-like architecture of the monastery and take in breathtaking views over the deep gorge of the Vorotan River. Leave Tatev behind and head to your overnight stay in Goris. Day 2:Indulge in a traditional Armenian breakfast, then drive to Khndzoresk, famous for its ancient caves. Climb three hundred and fifty steps up to the swinging bridge, crossing over into the old town to find the caves and a hidden church. Make your next stop in Noravank Monastery and wonder in awe at the steep, brick-red cliffs that surround the holy site. Drive fifteen minutes to reach a winery in Areni, best known for its vineyards. Savor the tastes of Armenian wine, fruit wine, and brandy, before ending your trip in Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Southern Armenia Day Trip with Dinner

6. From Yerevan: Southern Armenia Day Trip with Dinner

In the morning, your guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you away to the ancient Monastery of Khor Virap. As one of the most sacred spots in the country, the location of the gorgeous structure provides a beautiful view of Mount Ararat. Next, head to the 13th-century Monastery Noravank. Admire the unique natural surroundings of the landmark and continue to be in awe of the country's diverse landscape. Continue your exploration of Southern Armenia and experience more of its nature at the cascading Shaki waterfall. Hear about the legend of Shake and the mythical origins of the waterfall.  After admiring the natural wonder, drive to the famous wine village of Areni. Meet with a hospitable farmer who will share the secrets of Armenian wine-making. Also in Areni, have a traditional dinner paired with delicious wine. In the evening your guide-driver will take you back to your hotel in Yerevan.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Great value. 10 hour trip. Included a great lunch. Cable car and monastery were fantastic. Haiyek (sp?) was an awesome guide. Took care of everyone to include ensuring us two Americans understood everything. The winery could be skipped or changed for another better one. But all in all fantastic trip! Highly recommend.

Excellent trip. Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable guide,'Gor'. Thank you Gor for a wonderful trip. I will definitely return to Armenia and use this company again

Skvělý výlet s perfektní průvodkyní. Počasí nám opravdu přálo, vše jsme si užili na maximum. Tatev mohu jedině doporučit

Great guide and driver! Gayaneh was so knowledgeable and the driver was so accommodating. Great experience!

The place is amazing . The driver drives us safe It’s been a long journey but Really wonderful