Armenia – is very sunny and incredibly hospitable country, located in the north-eastern part of the Armenian highlands. It is famous for its stunning and very varied cuisine, an abundance of fruits and vegetables at any time of the year. During the tour we will visit the most interesting and beautiful places and get acquainted with the culture, traditions and cuisine of the Armenian people and the most courageous can make an ascent to the highest peak of Armenia – Aragats mountain, and swim in the mountain lake – Sevan!
The price for Armenia road trip program includes:
- Car (including fuel costs) with a driver-guide
- Accommodation in hotels along the route
- Excursions and entrance fees to places of interest
- Wine degustation
- Transfer from / to Zvartnots Airport (Yerevan)
- Hotel accommodation in Yerevan
- Meals during the tour
Group meeting in Yerevan in the morning.
Acquaintance with Armenia will begin with Geghard monastery complex, located in the mountain valley of the river Goght.
Next, a small move to the bottom of the gorge of the river to an amazing natural structure – the so-called “Symphony of Stones” – an array of regular 6-sided pillars.
The first day of the tour will end with a dinner in the national cuisine restaurant, stroll around Yerevan (Republic Square, “singing” fountains, Cascade).
Trip to Aragats – mountain range, in which is the highest point of Armenia – Mount Aragats situated. Lift by car to an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level to the mountain lake. At the request of the group: the ascent to the South summit of Aragats or a short walk around the lake. Lunch in a mountain cafe. In summer bathing in the lake is possible!
On the way back we visit Amberd fortress, monastery Saghmosavank and canyon of the river Kasakh..
Return to Yerevan, preparing to leave the next day, overnight at the hotel.
Gathering the group and departure from Yerevan to continue along the route.
The first sight of the day is the monastery of Khor Virap. This monastery is located very close to the Turkish border, right at the foot of Mount Ararat, known to everyone from the Bible. In clear weather it offers a really nice view of the huge snowy 5-thousander.
A visit to «Areni»: tour and tasting.
Transfer to the monastery Norovank. The complex was founded in 1205, for some time it was a residence of Armenian princes. Above the monastery cliffs of Arpa Gorge are towering.
Lunch in the restaurant or, on request, a master class in cooking Armenian shashlyk in the nature. Ride to overnight in Gori / under Tatev.
The rise on the world-famous cable car «Wings of Tatev», has an impressive length of 5.7 km! Next, the path lies in the direction of Lake Sevan.
On the way:
- Guided tour of the Tatev monastery
- Visit to the oldest observatory Karahunj
- Caravanserai on Selim Pass
- At the request of the participants – mountain Armagan
Overnight near Lake Sevan.
The final day of the trip.
Swimming in Sevan (depending on weather), a visit to Sevan Monastery, located on a peninsula, paragliding, lunch in a restaurant on the lake, return to Yerevan.
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