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$1175 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Armenia: On Musical Paths

Day 1  Arrival. Day 2 Yerevan: Matenadaran  –  City Tour  – Cultural EveningIn the morning we will explore the main landmarks of the city.  First destination to be revealed is Matenadaran. Later we will continue to Yerevan Subway. Next, we will proceed to Abovyan street and the Republic Square.Day 3 Yerevan  –  Geghard  –  Basalt Organs – Garni  –  YerevanToday we will unpack Geghard Monastery. Afterward we will depart to Garni, and discover ''basalt organ''. The last treasure will be Garni Hellestic Temple.Day 4 Yerevan: Armenian dance master class - Megerian CarpetsToday we will have day full of traditional dance and music. We will head to Megerian carpet factory, where we will enjoy a unique traditional specialties.Day 5 Yerevan – Amberd - Aragats –YerevanIn the morning, we will head to the highest mountain in Armenia, Aragats (4090 m). On our way, we will  stop at 11th century Amberd fortress. In the afternoon, we will hike to the picturesque Qari lich and later, continue the tour to southern peak of Aragats at an altitude of 3888 m. Day 6 Yerevan – Sevanavank – Dilijan – Haghartsin – Goshavank - OdzunToday we will unveil lake Sevan with its  peninsula. Next we will discover emerald town Dilijan. Next, we will visit Haghartsin Monastery and continue to wonderous Goshavank Monastic Complex. In the evening overnight in Ozdun. Day 7 Odzun - Akhtala - Haghpat - Sanahin - Odzun The exploratory mission will continue in Akhtala village, famous for its ancient frescos. Afterward, we will reveal UNESCO heritage listed Haghartsin and Sanahin monasteries.  Day 8 Odzun - Gyumri: City TourToday we will head to the second biggest city in Armenia - Gyumri. We will  stroll through the streets and uncover antique architecture of the Old town.  Day 9 Gyumri – Harichavank - Yererouk -Yerevan In the morning, we will depart to Harich village and unfold 7th century Harichavank monastery. Later, we will take a direction to archeological site of the basilica church Yereruk. Day 10 Yerevan – Zvartnots - Etchmiadzin – Aknashen – Yerevan Today we will head to Armavir province, to unfold the ruins of ''Zvartnots'' cathedral and St. Hripsime church. Next destination will be Echmiadzin spiritual city. After, we will continue to the village called Aknashen. where we can learn to make ''Lavash''. Day 11 Yerevan: Komitas Museum - Tsitsernakaberd - Cultural EveningVisit to the Museum of Komitas. After, we will head to Tsitsernakaberd, The Armenian Genocide Memorial and museum. Late in the evening, we will attend cultural evening. Day 12 Return flight Farewell to Armenia.

$92.30 Outdoor Activities

One day in luxuriant Lori on Horseback

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Dzoraget River, Stepanavan, Lori ProvinceAt the beginning of our day, your guide will meet you at your hotel for heading to the northern region of Lori, a generous and lush-forested province. By the afternoon we will reach a small hamlet near Odzun where our horses and our guide will be waiting for us. We will start the riding through the Lori Canyon where we will pass along the Dzoraget River and its canyon of divine beauty. In this magical surrounding, we will have a stop for enjoying our meal.Pass By: Hnevank Monastery, Kurtan, Lori ProvinceAfter a picnic, we will reveal the Hnevanq Monastery on the opposite bank of the river. The construction of the monastery was financed in the 7th century by the representatives of the glorious princely Mamikonian family, former leaders of the Armenian military forces. Our next stop will be the ancient "brother and sister" fortress on two opposite hills on each bank of the Dzoraget River. Afterward, we will ride towards the starting point, where our comfortable vehicle will be waiting for us for giving a safe transfer back to the capital city Yerevan.

$225.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Three days of freedom in Armenia

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Yerevan-Haghpat-Sanahin-Haghpat (trekking 9km, 4-5 hours)Stop At: Haghpatavank, Haghpat, Lori ProvinceYour guide will warmly greet you early in the morning at your hotel to accompany you to the enchanting northern province of Lori. Its verdant landscapes, consisting of green meadows and canyons, will not leave you indifferent. Firstly, you will arrive at UNESCO Heritage Listed Haghpat Monastery, from where you will begin your trekking through the surrounding villages and woods, while discovering a route rich in monuments and sites of interest. You will stop at the sites of Kusanats Anapat, Zarniayr, Kayanapert, the Saint-Karapet church then to the Monastery of Sanahin one of the most gorgeous masterpieces of Armenian architecture also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, the trekking route will bring you to the 7-storey tower and next, you will pass to our final discovery which is the bridge of Sanahin located below, on the significant river Debed. At the end of the day, you will be taken to the monastery of Odzun where a stunning monastery of the 5th century overlooks the magical valley of Debed. In the evening, you will head to the campsite to spend a night under the tents, in Haghpat.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sanahin Monastery, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceYour guide will warmly greet you early in the morning at your hotel to accompany you to the enchanting northern province of Lori. Its verdant landscapes, consisting of green meadows and canyons, will not leave you indifferent. Firstly, you will arrive at UNESCO Heritage Listed Haghpat Monastery, from where you will begin your trekking through the surrounding villages and woods, while discovering a route rich in monuments and sites of interest. You will stop at the sites of Kusanats Anapat, Zarniayr, Kayanapert, the Saint-Karapet church then to the Monastery of Sanahin one of the most gorgeous masterpieces of Armenian architecture also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, the trekking route will bring you to the 7-storey tower and next, you will pass to our final discovery which is the bridge of Sanahin located below, on the significant river Debed. At the end of the day, you will be taken to the monastery of Odzun where a stunning monastery of the 5th century overlooks the magical valley of Debed. In the evening, you will head to the campsite to spend a night under the tents, in Haghpat.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Odzun Church, Odzun, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceYour guide will warmly greet you early in the morning at your hotel to accompany you to the enchanting northern province of Lori. Its verdant landscapes, consisting of green meadows and canyons, will not leave you indifferent. Firstly, you will arrive at UNESCO Heritage Listed Haghpat Monastery, from where you will begin your trekking through the surrounding villages and woods, while discovering a route rich in monuments and sites of interest. You will stop at the sites of Kusanats Anapat, Zarniayr, Kayanapert, the Saint-Karapet church then to the Monastery of Sanahin one of the most gorgeous masterpieces of Armenian architecture also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, the trekking route will bring you to the 7-storey tower and next, you will pass to our final discovery which is the bridge of Sanahin located below, on the significant river Debed. At the end of the day, you will be taken to the monastery of Odzun where a stunning monastery of the 5th century overlooks the magical valley of Debed. In the evening, you will head to the campsite to spend a night under the tents, in Haghpat.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: Lunchboxes x3Accommodation included: Overnight in tents in Haghpat with breakfastDay 2: Day 2: Yerevan-Garni-Havuts Tar-Geghard-Garni (Hiking 11km, 4-5 hours)Stop At: Garni Temple, Garni, Kotayk ProvinceYou will leave Haghpat very early in the morning to drive towards the village of Garni, where the pagan temple will appear in front of you: a formidable structure dominating the valley of Azat. Then, you will begin your trekking to the Monastic complex of Havuts Tar by crossing the Khosrov reserve, a former royal reserve of Armenia and home to many endemic animal species including the famous Armenian leopards, bears, mouflons, gozoars goats or even many species of birds. Coming up, you will be taken to the monastery of Geghard, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed masterpiece. In the evening, you will be comfortably settled in a guest house in Garni.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Havuts Tar Monastery, Garni, Kotayk ProvinceYou will leave Haghpat very early in the morning to drive towards the village of Garni, where the pagan temple will appear in front of you: a formidable structure dominating the valley of Azat. Then, you will begin your trekking to the Monastic complex of Havuts Tar by crossing the Khosrov reserve, a former royal reserve of Armenia and home to many endemic animal species including the famous Armenian leopards, bears, mouflons, gozoars goats or even many species of birds. Coming up, you will be taken to the monastery of Geghard, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed masterpiece. In the evening, you will be comfortably settled in a guest house in Garni.Pass By: The Monastery of Geghard, Geghard, Kotayk ProvinceYou will leave Haghpat very early in the morning to drive towards the village of Garni, where the pagan temple will appear in front of you: a formidable structure dominating the valley of Azat. Then, you will begin your trekking to the Monastic complex of Havuts Tar by crossing the Khosrov reserve, a former royal reserve of Armenia and home to many endemic animal species including the famous Armenian leopards, bears, mouflons, gozoars goats or even many species of birds. Coming up, you will be taken to the monastery of Geghard, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed masterpiece. In the evening, you will be comfortably settled in a guest house in Garni.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunchbox x2Accommodation included: Overnight in a cozy guest house in GarniDay 3: Day 3: Yerevan-Amaghu-Noravank-Artabuynk-Tsakhats Kar-Smbataberd-Yeghegis (Hiking 12 km, 6-7 hours)Stop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat ProvinceThe next day, you will be driven to the southern province of Vayots Dzor, with a stop at the sacred Monastery of Khor Virap, symbolic monument of Christian Armenia, overlooking Biblical Mount Ararat. Later, we will reach the Vayots Dzor region, where its rocky and dry landscape will be unfolded in front of you. Afterward, you will arrive at the village of Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to Noravank Monastery through the canyon which is reminiscent of the American West. After visiting the architectural gem of Noravank, you will be driven to the village of Artabuynk, where the second hike will begin. You will head to the Tsakhats Kar Monastery, hidden in the proud mountains and then you will descend to the fortress of Smbataberd, the treasure of Armenian Bagratuni Kingdom. Your day will be ended by going down to the village of Yeghegis and its medieval cemetery. In the evening, you will be comfortably transported to Yerevan.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe next day, you will be driven to the southern province of Vayots Dzor, with a stop at the sacred Monastery of Khor Virap, symbolic monument of Christian Armenia, overlooking Biblical Mount Ararat. Later, we will reach the Vayots Dzor region, where its rocky and dry landscape will be unfolded in front of you. Afterward, you will arrive at the village of Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to Noravank Monastery through the canyon which is reminiscent of the American West. After visiting the architectural gem of Noravank, you will be driven to the village of Artabuynk, where the second hike will begin. You will head to the Tsakhats Kar Monastery, hidden in the proud mountains and then you will descend to the fortress of Smbataberd, the treasure of Armenian Bagratuni Kingdom. Your day will be ended by going down to the village of Yeghegis and its medieval cemetery. In the evening, you will be comfortably transported to Yerevan.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Smbataberd Fortress, Yeghegis, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe next day, you will be driven to the southern province of Vayots Dzor, with a stop at the sacred Monastery of Khor Virap, symbolic monument of Christian Armenia, overlooking Biblical Mount Ararat. Later, we will reach the Vayots Dzor region, where its rocky and dry landscape will be unfolded in front of you. Afterward, you will arrive at the village of Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to Noravank Monastery through the canyon which is reminiscent of the American West. After visiting the architectural gem of Noravank, you will be driven to the village of Artabuynk, where the second hike will begin. You will head to the Tsakhats Kar Monastery, hidden in the proud mountains and then you will descend to the fortress of Smbataberd, the treasure of Armenian Bagratuni Kingdom. Your day will be ended by going down to the village of Yeghegis and its medieval cemetery. In the evening, you will be comfortably transported to Yerevan.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Yeghegis, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe next day, you will be driven to the southern province of Vayots Dzor, with a stop at the sacred Monastery of Khor Virap, symbolic monument of Christian Armenia, overlooking Biblical Mount Ararat. Later, we will reach the Vayots Dzor region, where its rocky and dry landscape will be unfolded in front of you. Afterward, you will arrive at the village of Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to Noravank Monastery through the canyon which is reminiscent of the American West. After visiting the architectural gem of Noravank, you will be driven to the village of Artabuynk, where the second hike will begin. You will head to the Tsakhats Kar Monastery, hidden in the proud mountains and then you will descend to the fortress of Smbataberd, the treasure of Armenian Bagratuni Kingdom. Your day will be ended by going down to the village of Yeghegis and its medieval cemetery. In the evening, you will be comfortably transported to Yerevan.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunchboxes x2No accommodation included on this day.

$290 Outdoor Activities

Three days of adventures in Lori

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDay 1 :At the beginning of our day, your guide will meet you at your hotel before heading to the northern region of Lori, a generous and lush land. We will arrive at a small hamlet near Odzun where our horses and our guide will be waiting for us. We will progress through the Lori Canyon where we will ride along the river Dzoraget and its quite remarkable canyons. After a picnic, we will visit the Hnevanq Monastery on the opposite bank of the river. The construction of the monastery was financed in the 7th century by the representatives of the glorious Mamikonian family, former leaders of the Armenian military forces. Our next stop will be the "brother and sister" fortress located on two opposite hills on each bank of the Dzoraget River. At the end of the day, you will be driven to your camp in Haghpat.Pass By: Odzun Church, Odzun, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceDay 2:The second day will be devoted to hiking. (9km, 4-5h) The day will begin with a visit to the monastery of Haghpat, then, we will begin our hike who is rich in monuments and sites of interest. We will stop at the sites of Kusanats Anapat, Zarniayr, Kayanapert, the Church of St. Karapet and the monastery of Sanahin one of the most famous masterpieces of Armenian architecture also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and then discover the 7-storey tower and arrive at our final point which is the Sanahin Bridge located below on the Debed River, important river of Armenia. We will discover during this day landscapes combining steep canyons dug with a divine hand with soft and green landscapes. At the end of the day, we will return to our bivouac in Haghpat.Pass By: Haghpatavank, Haghpat, Lori ProvinceDay 3:The third day will be dedicated to the Debed River flowing through the Lori. You will have the great privilege to enjoy a good rafting session (Duration of 1:20 for 12 kms). Your session will begin with an introduction by your instructor then you will go rafting from the city of Toumanian to cross the city of Alaverdi and finish near Akhtala. On your arrival, you will be transported to the monastery of Akhtala to rest and enjoy its exceptional calm. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Odzun, where you will be waiting for your mountain bikes. We will leave for Stepanavan, with a stop at the fortress of Lori. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscapes breathing freedom, green meadows and canyons. Upon your arrival in Stepanavan, your vehicle will be waiting for you to return to Yerevan.Pass By: Akhtala Monastery, Akhtala, Lori Province

$1280 Cultural & Theme Tours

13 days in Armenia

Day 1: Arrive at Zvartnots International airport. Transferred to  hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner in a national restaurant with folk show Day 2: BDay2. After breakfast a day trip to Garni pagan temple which is the only pagan temple in Armenia and Gegard monastery . The tour will take 4 hours Day 3: Visit Ejmiatsin Cathedral and Saint Hripsimé Church before moving to Zvartnots. Tour durration 4 hours. Day 4: Visit Tsisternakaberd genocide memorial and Matenadaran manuscripts museum. Vernisaj souvinir market for the afternoon. tour duration 5 hours .Day 5: After breakfast check out from hotel and a drive to Alphabet yard . Then a short visit to GNtunik famous bakery . Visiting Odzun church of 6 th century and Driving to Haghpat village for overnight. walk /drive to Haghpat monastery .  Tour duration 7 -8 hours Day 6: Visit Tumanyan Museum, and hiking ( optional)  Qobayr  drive to Dilijan city , famous as Armenian Sweetzerland Overnight. tour duration 6-7 hours. Day 7: Visit Monastery Goshavanq ,  Haghartsin, and lake Sevan drive to Tsakhkadzor ski resort . overnight . tour duration 5-6 hours Day 8: After breakfast moving to Noratus Khachqars and Qarvansarai . Enjoying breathtaking view of Selim pass ,(  silk road) , after visiting  Jermuk mineral resort and waterfall  . In the evening you can have optional walk in the park and water gallery. It is possible to order massage . The overnight is in Jermuk . (7 -8 hours) Day9: Drive to Shaqi waterfal before visiting Halidzor Village . Then taking the longest cable car in the owrld to Tatev monastery . visiting the devil bridge . Overnight in Goris. In evening optional walk in old Goris village. (6-7 hours)Day10. drive to Khndzoresk cave village and swinging bridge ( hiking 1 hour)- Visiting Noravank monsatery and Khor Virap before and return to Yerevan (8 hours)Day11 Free day in Yerevan Day12. Visiting Erebuni fortress and Konyak factory  (3 -4 hours)Day13 . Departure 

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