Armenia: On Noah's traces

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Armenia is one of the oldest civilized countries in the world with the recorded history of more than 2000 years. This country with rich cultural heritage is always happy to welcome guests from all over the world to discover the treasures of the warm country.Being at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Armenia preserved its cultural and national identity, which is reflected in traditions, literature, architecture and even the national cuisine.The descendants of Noah will warmly welcome you in Armenia! 
Day 1 YerevanArrival to Armenia.Day 2 Yerevan: City tour: Matenadaran – Megerian Carpets – City WalkIn the morning the guide will be waiting for you in order to start the tour. First, we will stop in Matenadaran, which holds rich collection of ancient manuscripts. Later, we will visit Megerian carpet factory. In the evening we will stroll through Yerevan.Day 3 Yerevan – Geghard – Basalt Organs – Garni – YerevanAt the beginning of this day we will head to uncover Garni and Geghard. The UNESCO heritage site Geghard Monastery, will welcome us first. Next, we will unpack nature-made ''basalt organ''. Later, we will discover Garni Pagan Temple.Day 4 Yerevan – Saghmosavank – Amberd – Aragats – YerevanThe day of adventurous discoveries starts from 13th-century monastic complex Saghmosavank, .Later, we will head to the 11th-century fortress - Amberd. Afterward, we will hike to Qari lake, located on the highest mountain of Armenia - Aragats (4090 meters above sea level). We will hike up to the Southern peak of Aragats (3888 meters above sea level), where you will admire the Mount Ararat.Day 5 Yerevan  –  Khor - Virap – Zangakatun – Areni – Noravank – Karahunj  – Goris The first stop will be Khor-Virap Monastery and admire the view of Ararat.  Later, we will depart to Zangakatun village. Next, we will drive to the wine-making region - Areni. Afterwards, we will drive to Amaghu gorge, where  Noravank Monastery is situated. In the evening, we will arrive in Goris.Day 6 Goris – Khndzoresk – Tatev  – Goris In the morning we will visit the old village, Khndzoresk with its caves. Later, we will head to the majestic Monastery of Tatev. Here, we will take the longest reversible ropeway of the world. Day 7 Goris – Selim – Noratus – Hayravank – Sevanavank – DilijanToday, we will drive to Selim caravanserai. Later, we will head to Noratus, which is an ancient cemetery, covered with khachkars. Next, we will visit the Hayravank Monastery. Afterwards, we will reveal Sevan peninsula, and admire Sevanavank Monastery.  Day 8 Dilijan – Haghartsin – Goshavank – Gosh Lake – YerevanThe tour will start from the town Dilijan. Next, we will visit Haghartsin Monastery. Afterward, we will leave for Goshavank Monastery. Later, the trekking will continue to the Lake Goshi.Day 9 Yerevan: City tour : Tsitsernakaberd – Zvartnots - Echmiadzin – Aknashen – Yerevan Today will visit Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial.Next, we will proceed our tour to explore Etchmiadzin. Next we will stop at the ruins of Zvartnots cathedral. Our upcoming destination will be Aknashen village. Day 10 Return flight Farewell to Armenia!

What’s included

  • All transfers by comfortable vehicle
  • Professional guide service
  • Geologist service (1day)
  • Full board
  • Drinking water
  • 9/11 nights in comfortable hotels (double room)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Flight ticket