Adventures in Syunik: for long drive lovers
Discovering a country while taking a road trip uncovers not only most of its landscapes, but also people, culture, heritage and nature. Armenia has a lot to offer from all these listed things, therefore if you are wondering what to do for a couple of days or if you enjoy driving through the mountains that do not stop changing their scenery, then a drive down to the jewel of Armenia that is Syunik region is perfect for you.
Syunik offers the longest non-stop cable car in the world. The 5.7 km cable car even holds the Guiness World Record and starts from Halidzor ending in Tatev Monastery, spanning over beautiful Vorotan gorge.
This jewel of Syunik is located about 250 km south of Yerevan. The highway to the south is a part of the northern-southern highway of Armenia the southern part of which is entirely completed, thus making an easy drive through the scenic Armenia.
Make sure to leave Yerevan before the traffic starts, from there getting to the highway is fairly easy. If you have any questions on the road, our team will be happy to guide you every step of the way.
On the road to the south there will be many opportunities to stop for a perfect postcard picture. You can stop in the villages for water refill, in the gas stations for fuel refill and do not lose these opportunities to talk to locals.
When you reach the south, the big gates of Syunik region will welcome you in. Before you reach the cableway that has already attracted more than 100,000 visitors each year since it has been open, make sure to stop near Karahunj near Sisian city.
After that continue driving further until you reach the cable car, which in fact is a part of Tatev Revival Project and is non-commercial, as its profit goes towards the development of the region and the restoration of Tatev Monastery.