Inspiring Armenia (8 days)

Language Armenian, English, Russian
Price 3300 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 1 week 1 day

The tour duration is 8 days (the length of the tour can be changed depending on the guests' choice)

Tour is great for various group types. Though it is a ready package we make necessary changes whenever people order it so that everything can be done in accordance with guests' wishes. When making changes we consider their flight details, preferences and taste.

The program looks like the following:

Day 1. City tour in Yerevan

Day 2. Drive to the pagan temple in Garni, drive to the Stone Symphony in Garni canyon and then continue to Geghard monastery carved in the mountain. Lunch in a family restaurant and drive back to Yerevan.

Day 3. We are heading to the South of Armenia visiting Khor Virap monastery first on our way. Later we will enjoy wine in Areni winery and continue to the cave Areni 1 and to the monastery Noravank. After having our lunch in a family restaurant we will head to Syunik region of Armenia which is well known for its historical and natural monuments. We will enjoy the beauty of Shaki waterfall, visit Zorats karer megalithic site and refresh our feelings by the ride of the ropeway Tatever known as the longest aerial tramway in the world. We will conclude our full day with a glimpse of Armenian history in Tatev monastic complex. Overnight near the place. We have options for overnight and our guests can choose between a hotel, guesthouse and the house of a local family.

Day 4. After breakfast we will head to Khndzoresk ancient cave city and later to the Republic of Artsakh which is widely known for its more than 30 000 monuments. After lunch we will have city tours in Shushi and Stepanakert. Overnight at a guesthouse or a hotel.

Day 5. Visit the waterfall called "Umbrellas", Amaras monastery where th first Armenian school in Artsakh was founded in 5th century by Mesrop Mashtots. After lunch we will visit Askeran Mayraberd fortress walls and ancient site of Tigranakert built in the 1st century B.C.. After that we will proceed to the monastery Gandzasar built in 13th century. Nearby the monastery there is a small village where we will have the opportunity to try their special local bread with more than 15 kinds of herbs. Overnight in Stepanakert.

Day 6. We will be driving to the lake Sevan enjoying the nice view during the whole drive. On the way there we will visit Dadivank monastery, Hayravank monastery and Noratous (a cemetery known for the cross-stones of a high value as works of art). We will have overnight near the lake Sevan. Here we have 2 options available: the locals' house or a hotel on the shore.

Day 7. After breakfast we will drive to Tavush region where we will visit Dilijan, Goshavank monastery and enjoy the active leisure in Apaga resort near the village Yenokavan. Drive back to Yerevan.

Day 8. Shopping. We will take you to markets where you can buy the goods from the farmers directly. And of course visit Vernissage market which looks like a museum where except buying souvenirs you can also enjoy the works of our people.

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