Lake Sevan, Noratus, Hayravank, Sevanavank Trip from Yerevan

Lake Sevan, Noratus, Hayravank, Sevanavank Trip from Yerevan
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$21
Duration: 7 hours
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On this tour you will visit Lake Sevan, a pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Next, see Hayravank that is located on the shore of the Lake Sevan. It is famous not only for the picturesque nature that surrounds the monastery but also for the beautiful legend connected to the origin of its name. Sevanavank is the final stop and is a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula. Currently a religious seminary functions here which is not readily open to the public. The peninsula can be named the very point from where the whole beauty of the Lake Sevan is seen.

Make your way to a centrally-located office in Yerevan for 10am departure—pickup may be available from centrally-located hotels. Travel to the northeastern part of Armenia, where the first stop is Lake Sevan, 6,234 feet (1,900 mt.) above sea level, surrounded by even taller peaks. 

After soaking up the peaceful atmosphere, continue to Noratus Cemetery to discover hundreds of  khachkars, including "embroidered" stones typical of the 13th and 14th centuries.

The third stop is Hayravank Monastery, built on a rock high above the shores of Lake Sevan, with rough hewn stones and centuries of history.

Pause for lunch in a restaurant by the lake, with the option to choose between four set menus (own expense). Enjoy national dance performance during the lunch.

In the afternoon, continue to the northwestern edge of Lake Sevan, where a peninsula towers over the clear lake water. Visit the 9th-century Sevanavank Monastery, which is especially dramatic with the backdrop of the mountain lake.

This full-day tour concludes with return transfer to Yerevan, and drop-off at the original departure point.

On this tour you will visit Lake Sevan, a pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Next, see Hayravank that is located on the shore of the Lake Sevan. It is famous not only for the picturesque nature that surrounds the monastery but also for the beautiful legend connected to the origin of its name. Sevanavank is the final stop and is a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula. Currently a religious seminary functions here which is not readily open to the public. The peninsula can be named the very point from where the whole beauty of the Lake Sevan is seen.