ARMENIA - Riding - Trekking - Cultural / 11 days

It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency.

This tour is an interesting mixture of culture and adventure. It includes trekking, riding, hiking and culture. So we will explore the culture of Armenia by adventures.

Note:

Vernissage / Armenian handicraft market / is open only on Saturdays and Sundays

On Monday all museums are closed/ Matenadaran is also closed on Sundays /

Zvartnots monument is closed on Mondays

Ejmiatsin Cathedral is under restoration and the visit to Ejmiatsin will be comprised of the other churches and monasteries there

per adult from

$2,018

NZD

Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Accomodation in hotels in DBL rooms / 10 nights
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Transportation / 2-4 pax- Mini van, 5-13 pax- Mercedes Sprinter, 14-20 pax, Mercedes Atego /
    • All entrance fees to monuments mentioned in the program
    • A bottle of water per day per person
    • Wine factory visit and degustation
    • Tatev Ropeway
    • Master class of “lavash”
    • Riding in Yenokavan
    • Jeeps at Ughtasar
    • Jeeps at Parz lake
    • Riding gides in Yenokavan
    • Tekking guides for trekking routes
    • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots International Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
    • Entry/Admission - Haghpat Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tavush Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Parz
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery Sevanavank
    • Entry/Admission - Jermuk Waterfall
    • Entry/Admission - Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Noravank Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Air Tickets
    • Visits outside the program
    • Other meals not mentioned in the program

  • Day 1: Arrival / 30 km, 15 min. drive /

    Stop At: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Arrival at Zvartnoc International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 2: Yerevan city tour - St. Hripsime - St. Gayane - Zvartnoc - Yerevan

    Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, 53 Mesrop Mashots Avenue Kentron District, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
    Breakfast. We will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Genocide museum and Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Then we will continue our excursion to centuries-old monuments St. Gayane and St. Hripsime. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Zvartnots is listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. Get back to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 3: Yerevan - Lori berd - Odzun - Haghpat - Yenokavan

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    Breakfast. Departure towards Lori region. Visit to Lori fortress. Drive to Haghpat monastery (UNESCO World Heritage) one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. Visit to the Haghpat Monastery. Then visit Odzun monastery. After all drive to Yenokavan and overnight there.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 4: Yenokavan - Riding route

    Stop At: Tavush Fort, H36, Berd Armenia
    Breakfast. Today’s route is called ''the sense of antiquity'' and will cover the way from Lastiver to Ocon. Today we are going to have a riding tour. In the morning we will take the horses and will start the route. Then we go through the woods, we climb to a height of 1324m. First the trail passes through the dense forests with open spaces up to the Parvidzor gorge (height 1305m), then descents and climbs between the secular forest up to the river at a height of 1275m. Crossing the river we go up to the beautiful little chapel which is located at a height of 1321m. The last point of this day is Ocon (1405m). The length of the journey is 9km. We stop at a local farm to communicate with the inhabitants. Overnight at Yenokavan.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 5: Dilijan - Parz lich (trekking 3 hours) - Goshavank - Dilijan

    Stop At: Lake Parz, Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
    Breakfast. We will drive to Dilijan. We visit an ancient street of Sharambeyan with crafts shops and museums. Then we continue our tour to lake Parz from where we will start our trekking. Our nice route through the magnificent forests will lead us to the monastery of Goshavank, a striking example of the harmony of nature with architecture. There are a number of very interesting khachkars (huge carved stone crosses) in the monastery. Overnight in Dilijan.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 6: Dilijan - Sevan - Noraduz - Selim - Hermon

    Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
    Breakfast. Departure towards Lake Sevan, one of the greatest lakes of the world. Here we can enjoy the splendid panorama of the lake. Afterwards we visit the Sevan peninsula, where we visit two monasteries of 10th century. Visit Noraduz, the biggist cross-stones cemetry in the world. Today we pass through the paths that have been used by the travelers of the Great Silk Road. We stop near the Selim caravanserai, which was an important trade center on the Silk Road and was also the place for overnight stays. Here we can see the immortal traces of world history. Trekking towards the fortress of Smbataberd. Overnight at Hermon village at a local hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 7: Hermon - Karahunj - Ukhtasar - Goris

    Stop At: Jermuk Waterfall, Jermuk Armenia
    Breakfast. Departure to the famous spa city of Armenia: Jermuk where there are many natural springs of 0-53 ° C. We can also see one of the beautiful cascades of Armenia. Visit to Karahunj. Karahundj or Zorackarer is an ancient astrological observatory which is 3,500 years older than Stonehenge in England and 3,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. According to many archaeologists who visited Karahunj have stated that the site had been “a temple with a large, highly developed observatory”.Departure to the city of Sisian, from where we take 4x4 Soviet cars to go up to the Ukhtasar mountain to see the petroglyphs. Arrive at Goris in the end. Overnight in Goris.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 8: Goris - Khndzoresk - Tatev - Goris

    Stop At: Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, M12, Yerevan 0032 Armenia
    Breakfast at the hotel. Tour starts from Goris. Visit to the village Khndzoresk (cave town). It is an ancient cave town which has been inhabited till 19th century. The caves are still keeping the evident traces of being inhabited. After this we will drive to Tatev where the longest cable car of the world will bring us to the most beautiful monastery throughout Armenia, to the monastery of Tatev (IX-XIIIcc). Formerly it was an educational center for sciences and arts, where centuries ago lived and worked many famous Armenian writes, scientists and outstanding politicians. The complex of Tatev consists of three churches, a refectory and a library. Trekking to the '' Devil’s bridge'', where there are beautiful small natural warm pools located in the gorge. Overnight in Goris.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 9: Goris - Noravank - Areni village - Khor Virap - Yerevan

    Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
    Breakfast. Departure for the region of Vayots Dzor to visit the wonderful monastic complex of Novarank (12th / 13th century) located in a spectacular position on the edge of a rock. Departure for the region of Ararat to visit the Monastery of Khor Virap, a famous place of pilgrimage, also visited by Pope John Paul II. The Monastery stands on the place of imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator who introduced Christianity to Armenia and became the first Catholicos of Armenia. Khor Virap means "deep hole". The monastery is also the nearest point to biblical Mount Ararat and has fantastic view to it. After all drive to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 10: Yerevan - Garni - Symphony of Stones - Geghard - Yerevan

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    Breakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserved from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. We will take 4x4 cars to visit the Garni gorge to see one of the wonders of nature that is called “Symphony of Stones”. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven: “tonir''. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the “Armenian fast food” with lavash and cheese. Drive back to Yerevan and overnight there.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

    Day 11: Departure / 30 km, 15 min. drive /

    Stop At: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Breakfast Transfer to the airport.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Zvartnots International Airport
    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 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Silk Road Armenia

Activity ID: V-61718P45

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