Armenia Between Nature and Religion / 10 days

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Welcome to dreamland Armenia. Experience a beautiful and light holiday in the most hospitable country accompanied by the kindest people of the world. The miracles of nature and culture are waiting for you to explore them. Be treated with the best of the best; you deserve it!

This unique tour will give you the opportunity to discover the natural, cultural and the delicious wonders of Armenia. You will visit the most wonderful holy places and will explore the secrets of Armenian cuisine and life.

per adult from

$2,148

NZD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Accomodation in hotels in DBL rooms;
    • English Speaking Guide
    • All the transfers
    • All entrance fees to monuments mentioned in the program
    • A bottle of water per day per person
    • Meals per program
    • Map
    • Entry/Admission - Echmiadzin Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Air Tickets
    • Visits outside the program

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    Arrival at the Zvartnoc airport and transfer to the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 2: Yerevan / City Tour /

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    Breakfast. We will visit Matenadaran which is both a museum of ancient manuscripts and a scientific research institute. Here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Hardly a visitor leaves Yerevan without visiting the institute; it is one of the most interesting things to see in the republic. Then we should visit The Armenian Genocide memorial complex: Armenia's official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. Visit Genocide museum .Visit Ararat Brandy Factory. (B/-/D)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 3: Yerevan – Ejmiatsin – Zvartnoc – Yerevan (67km)

    Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
    Start tour by visiting to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder. Get back to Yerevan, visit ‘‘Megeryan Carpets’’. Overnight at the hotel. (B/L/-)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 4: Yerevan – Stepanavan – Lori berd – Haghpat (215km)

    Stop At: Stepanavan, Stepanavan, Lori Province
    Breakfast. Departure towards Lori. Visit "Dendropark" which is based on the natural forest, a few kilometers away from the center of Stepanavan where, due to a beautiful various plants from different countries of the world, we will find a pleasant relax path away from the traditional routes of tourism. Visit Lori fortress. Drive towards Haghpat monastery. Visit Haghpat Monastery (The UNESCO World Heritage Site). Haghpat Monastery is a statue of the Magnificent, Medieval, Cultural and Educational Culture of Armenia. Dinner and overnight stay in Haghpat. (B/-/D)


    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 5: Haghpat – Akhtala – Lake Parz – Dilijan (160km)

    Stop At: Haghpat, Haghpat, Lori Province
    Breakfast. Visit monastery Akhtala, was built at the end of the 10th century. The main church at the compound is famous for its highly artistic frescoes, which cover the inside walls, the partitions, and the bearings of the building. Visit Lake Parz where you’ll enjoy the splendid panorama of the lake. Passage through the city. Fresh air is a huge advantage of this place. Dinner and overnight in Dilijan. (B/-/D)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 6: Dilijan – Sevan – Noratus – Selim – Hermon (190km)

    Stop At: Dilijan, Dilijan, Tavush Province
    Breakfast. Departure towards lake Sevan, which is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of the island. Visit two monasteries of the X century. Visit Noratus which is most famous for its cemetery, the oldest part of which includes over 800 khachkars (stone crosses), carved between the 9th-17th centuries. Selim carvansarai was an important center of commerce on the Great Silk Road. Here you can see the world's most powerful traces. Dinner and overnight in Hermon. (B/-/D)
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 7: Hermon - Jermuk - Karahunj (Stonehenge) – Tatev – Goris (260km)

    Stop At: Jermuk, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor Province
    Breakfast. Departure to the famous SPA city of Armenia: Jermuk is a spa town in Southern Armenia, where much of the country's mineral water comes from. The countryside at this very high elevation resort is worth visiting as well, with canyons, forest and wildlife to explore. Visit Karahunj or Zorakarer which is 3, 500 years older than Stonehenge and 3,000 years older than the Pyramids. According to many archaeologists, Karahunj was a "temple with a very large-scale observatory", Then we will continue to travel to the complex monastery of Tatev (9-13 s), which was the center of study of those times, to reach the monastery of the world's longest non stoppable cable car. Drive to Goris. Check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Goris. (B/-/D)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 8: Goris – Khndzoresk - Noravank – Areni – KhorVirap – Yerevan (300km)

    Stop At: Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, M12, Yerevan 0032 Armenia
    Breakfast. Visit Khndzoresk. Which is a village and rural community (municipality) in the South-East of Armenia, in the province (marz) of Syunik. Departure to Vayots dzor region Noravank Monastery (12th / 13th century) placed in an unprepared position at the edge of a precipice. Lunch in a local home. Here you can attend and see the preparation of the "Barbeque". Continue for Areni winery which is a 6100-year-old winery that was discovered in 2007. Departure to Ararat region to visit the Monastery of KhorVirap, the famous pilgrimage site, visited by Pope John Paul II. The Monastery is the prisoner of St. Gregory the Illuminator. KhorVirap means ‘’deep gorge’’ From here a breathtaking panoramic view opens up to biblical Mount Ararat. After all, overnight in Yerevan. (B/L/-)
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 9: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan (90km)

    Stop At: Garni, Garni, Kotayk Province
    Breakfast. Departure to Garni (about 30 km from Yerevan) which is the only Pagan Temple preserved in Armenia from pagan times. It was dedicated to son God Mihr. By taking the 4x4 cars we visit Garni's gorge to see “Symphony of stones”. Visit local house where you can have the opportunity to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian bread Lavash, ( which is baked in underground called '' tonir ' ). Lavash has a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Status. Continue the tour by visiting Geghard Monastery (UNESCO Heritage Site) named after the spear that pierced Christ’s body located in a very spectacular deep canyon: which is carved out of the gorge. Overnight in Yerevan. (B/L/-)
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3*/4* hotel

    Day 10: Departure

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    Breakfast and transfer to the airport.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Yerevan Airport, Yerevan Armenia
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Silk Road Armenia

Activity ID: V-61718P37

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