Jewels of Southern Armenia and Arcax from Yerevan

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yerevan

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Get a full immersion to Arcax and Armenia with this 3 day tour. This trip will begin in Sevan where you will explore surroundings of blue beauty. Next, move to Artsakh where you will visit Dadivank, Gandzasar, experience Stepanakert city through it's gastronomy, history as well as the nearby gem Shushi city. Finally head to Goris where you will visit Old Khndzoresk and the wonder Tatev Monastery and Jermuk waterfall.
ItineraryDay 1: Yerevan - Sevan - Dadivanq - GandzasarStop At: Monastery Sevanavank, Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik ProvinceHead to Sevan to visit Akhtamar island. While walking around hear your guide love story about this place. Stop by at Sevanavank and enjoy blue treasure view from church Sevanavank.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dadivank Monastery, VengEmbark on a daytrip to get to know the heart of the Arcax region. First stop will be charming Dadivank Monsatery, lost in the forest.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gandzasar Monastery, Aghdara, Aran RegionHead to Gandzasar Monastery located in the north, atop the green hill which climbs above the village of Vank. If Dadivank is the most magical Monastery, then Gandzasar is the most exquisite. Take time to explore surroundings on your own.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Stepanakert - Shushi - Jdrduz - Old Khndzoresk - GorisStop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny KarabakhMake your camera ready for photoshut with Tatik & Papik statue. Afterwords, Visit Artsakh State Museum where local guide will guide you through pre and post war history. Try Jingyalov Hatc - famous local flatbread with chopped herb, and see how it's being made. Make a walking tour in downtown.Note: Once we arrive in Stepanakert you should go to visa office to make visa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shushi Tank Memorial, Shusha, Nagorny KarabakhWalk in post war downtown, visit Shushi Tank Memorial and Ashagi Govhar mosque. Get overwhelmed by the view opening from Jdrduz canyon and enjoy surrounding nature.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Khndzoresk, Syunik ProvinceHead to Old khndzoresk village. Have adrenaline boost while walking through swinging bridge and get lost in ruins of old village abandoned houses.Duration: 2 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Old Goris - Tatev - Jermuk - YerevanStop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris, Syunik ProvinceStart out morning with hike to the cave village in Old Goris. Have a coffee break in the nature and enjoy Goris city view from top.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik ProvinceGet into cable car and head to Tatev monastery. Visit oil pressing room, hear your guide about Monastery role for Syuniq's history, legends about broken clock and where name Tatev comes from.Visit devils bridge and view point in the middle of forest.Important: Mondays are cable car prophylactic days, therefore cable car is not working. You will drive to monastery by car.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Jermuk Waterfall, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe most attractive part of the tour is following: Jermuk Waterfall. Breathtaking and relaxing place to be, the sounds of gushing water, the lush forest... it’s all about relaxing your soul and your mind.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Guide (English, Russian, Armenian)
  • Bottled Water
  • Fuel Charges & Parking Fees

What’s not included

  • Nagorno Karabakh Visa Cost (charged at the border checkpoint)
  • Tatev's Wing Cable Car Ticket
  • Accomodations
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Stepanakert Shuka
  • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev

Itinerary

Day 1: Yerevan - Sevan - Dadivanq - Gandzasar Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province Head to Sevan to visit Akhtamar island. While walking around hear your guide love story about this place. Stop by at Sevanavank and enjoy blue treasure view from church Sevanavank. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Dadivank Monastery, Veng Embark on a daytrip to get to know the heart of the Arcax region. First stop will be charming Dadivank Monsatery, lost in the forest. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Gandzasar Monastery, Aghdara, Aran Region Head to Gandzasar Monastery located in the north, atop the green hill which climbs above the village of Vank. If Dadivank is the most magical Monastery, then Gandzasar is the most exquisite. Take time to explore surroundings on your own. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Stepanakert - Shushi - Jdrduz - Old Khndzoresk - Goris Stop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny Karabakh Make your camera ready for photoshut with Tatik & Papik statue. Afterwords, Visit Artsakh State Museum where local guide will guide you through pre and post war history. Try Jingyalov Hatc - famous local flatbread with chopped herb, and see how it's being made. Make a walking tour in downtown. Note: Once we arrive in Stepanakert you should go to visa office to make visa. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Shushi Tank Memorial, Shusha, Nagorny Karabakh Walk in post war downtown, visit Shushi Tank Memorial and Ashagi Govhar mosque. Get overwhelmed by the view opening from Jdrduz canyon and enjoy surrounding nature. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Old Khndzoresk, Syunik Province Head to Old khndzoresk village. Have adrenaline boost while walking through swinging bridge and get lost in ruins of old village abandoned houses. Duration: 2 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: Old Goris - Tatev - Jermuk - Yerevan Stop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris, Syunik Province Start out morning with hike to the cave village in Old Goris. Have a coffee break in the nature and enjoy Goris city view from top. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik Province Get into cable car and head to Tatev monastery. Visit oil pressing room, hear your guide about Monastery role for Syuniq's history, legends about broken clock and where name Tatev comes from. Visit devils bridge and view point in the middle of forest. Important: Mondays are cable car prophylactic days, therefore cable car is not working. You will drive to monastery by car. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Jermuk Waterfall, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor Province The most attractive part of the tour is following: Jermuk Waterfall. Breathtaking and relaxing place to be, the sounds of gushing water, the lush forest... it’s all about relaxing your soul and your mind. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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