Tatev - Selim - Noraduz

Visit to the Monastery of Tatev. The monastery was built during the 9-13th centuries as an Armenian intellectual center where philosophers, musicians, painters, calligraphers and monks lived. This monastery’s teachers produced manuscripts for the whole Armenian world. Lunch. Visit to the caravanserai of Selim, best preserved in Armenia on the ancient silk road. Then visit to Noraduz - the art of khachkar (cross-stone) is the most original manifestation of Armenian medieval culture. Noraduz which is truly considered a forest of khachkars and open-air museum, displays hundreds of khachkars. This is a unique place, where one can reveal the development of khachkarial art in its historical process.

Wings of Tatev

Wings of Tatev is a 5.7 km cableway between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in Armenia. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section, and holds the record for Longest non-stop double track cable car. Construction was finished on 16 October 2010.The Wings of Tatev Aerial Tramway was built as part of the Tatev Revival Project. The length of the aerial line broke the world record, and its construction was also completed in a record-breaking timeframe of ten months. The project was designed and implemented by Doppelmayr/Garaventa, an Austrian-Swiss company that is a world leader in aerial tramway design.

Gathered in the country's southern mountains near the border with Iran, guests can have an access to Armenia's 9th-century Tatev monastery complex, one of the country's most important religious centers and a major tourist attraction. The reversible cable car runs from the village of Halidzor near a highway connecting the Armenian capital Yerevan to the village of Tatev, within walking distance of the monastery. The cable car travels at a speed of 37 km (23 mi) kilometers per hour and a one-way journey takes 10 minutes. At its highest point over the gorge, the car travels 320 m (1,050 ft) above ground level.

On 23 October 2010 it was officially recorded by Guinness World Records as the world's longest non-stop double track cable car!

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