Armenia: The Land of Stones and Volcanoes

Armenia: The Land of Stones and Volcanoes
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$866
Duration: 10 days
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Description

Embark on an exciting journey through the colorful geology of the Armenian plateau and discover its turbulent past. Walk through beautiful mountain landscapes and explore the crater of extinct volcanoes. Climb the highest peak of Armenia. Enjoy a fantastic view of the mountain lakes. Become a witness of beautiful traditions and discover impressive geological natural phenomena, where one can harmonize with magnificient cultural sites. Through authentic encounters and consumption of Armenian traditional meals and wine, we will make your trip even more enjoyable and full of unforgettable experiences.

Day 1 Yerevan
Arrival.

Day 2 Yerevan: Matenadaran - Tsitsernakaberd- City tour - Cultural Evening
We will explore the landmarks and main points of interest in the city. First destination to be revealed is Matenadaran. Later we will head to Yerevan Metro and Abovyan street. In the evening we will wnjoy singing fountains show.

Day 3 Yerevan – Hovhannavank – Saghmosavank – Amberd - Qari Lich - Yerevan
We will explore 4th c. Hovhannavank Monastery. Afterward, proceed on Saghmosavank. The tour will continue to the fortress of Amberd. Next we will hike to Qari lake, and few hours later reach the South peak of Aragats.

Day 4 Yerevan: History Museum - City Tour 
Today we will unpack History Museum and have free tome for self-discoveries. 

Day 5 Yerevan - Khor Virap – Zangakatun – Areni – Noravank - Herher
Today, after the breakfast, we will head to uncover Khor Virap Monastery with flawless view of Mount Ararat. Afterwards, we will visit Zangakatun village. We will drive to the wine-making center, Areni. Afterward we will uncover Noravank. In the evening, we will head to the village of Herher.

Day 6 Herher - Vayots Sar - Herher
We will take a beautiful hike to Vayots Sar (2581 m) and descend into its deep crater. After desending the mountain, we will return to our guesthouse in Herher.

Day 7 Herher - Selim Caravanserai - Armaghan - Hayravank - Sevan
We will drive to Selim caravanserai. Our next destination will be Armaghan (2840 m) volcanic mountain. Next, we will continue the tour to the of village Hayravank, on the shores of Sevan.

Day 8 Sevan – Sevanavank – Geghard - Basalt Organs – Garni - Yerevan 
We will admire Sevan lake and afterward, we will drive to reveal  the UNESCO World Heritage listed monastic complex of Geghard. The trip will continue in Garni, where we will reveal nature-made Basalt organs. Later we will hike up to the Pagan Temple of Garni. 
Free time in the evening. 

Day 9 Yerevan – Zvartnots - Etchmiadzin – Aknashen – Yerevan 
First, we will have a stop at the ruins of ''Zvartnots'' cathedral and later depart to the religious center of Echmiadzin. Afterwards, we will proceed to Aknashen village, where hospitable people will be waiting for us to have traditional lunch with unique Armenian dishes. In this place, we will have opportunity to take part in the process of making Armenian bread - ''lavash''.

In the evening we will drive back to Yerevan.

Day 10 Return flight 
Transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight back home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embark on an exciting journey through the colorful geology of the Armenian plateau and discover its turbulent past. Walk through beautiful mountain landscapes and explore the crater of extinct volcanoes. Climb the highest peak of Armenia. Enjoy a fantastic view of the mountain lakes. Become a witness of beautiful traditions and discover impressive geological natural phenomena, where one can harmonize with magnificient cultural sites. Through authentic encounters and consumption of Armenian traditional meals and wine, we will make your trip even more enjoyable and full of unforgettable experiences.