"Land of Noah" travel agency offers a tour to Jermuk and Shaki waterfalls. Jermuk 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.