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Shaki Waterfall Tour

Shaki Waterfall Tour Packages
Country: Armenia
City: Syunik Region
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Shaki Waterfall

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Departure to Shaki Waterfall

On the left side of the Vorotan River Gorge, flows of basalt lava have become solid to form a ledge of 18 meters in height from which the waterfall of Shaki cascades down. The origin of the name Shaki comes from the beautiful same-named girl. According to the legend, a conqueror admired the beauty of Shaki and ordered her to come to him. Shaki didn’t want to become a victim of his violence jumps from a high rock. When falling down her long dress opens and turns into a waterfall. Since then it is called Shaki waterfall.

Located in Syunik Province 6 km away from the town of Sisian, Shaki cave waterfall is one of the most inspiring sights in Armenia. The territory around the Shaki waterfall is a unique architectural depository. Scientists joke that it is right the place where the development of humankind has run with incredibly quick steps. Many ancient grottos have been explored in this region and even the international scientific community intends to make it a reserved area.

Stone niches, relatively deep grottos, steep slopes, cool and noisy water form a strikingly beautiful fall, the majestic appearance of which was admired even by ancient people. Falling down from the height of 40 meters, the huge amount of water fills the atmosphere with astonishing freshness.

Day 3: Departure

Transfer to the airport. Departure home!

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Know Before You Go:

Visitors can freely enjoy the full beauty of this waterfall between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 1 to September 30, and between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 15 and April 30, and October 1 and November 15.

Shaki Waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Southern Armenia and the Syunik region- so much that it is included on several organized tours of the aforementioned part of Armenia. Shaki Waterfall is located extremely close to the town of Sisian. It is also extremely close to Karahunj.

The waterfall has a height of 18 meters and is situated on the left side of the Vorotan Gorge, formed by basalt lava flows over the years.

The surrounding nature is also a sight worth witnessing. In addition, Shaki village is located right near the waterfall, so if you have an entire day and want to explore an Armenian village, you can head there and walk around. The local legend states that there was a girl named Shake who was beautiful and stubbornly refused to obey conquerers.

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