September 23/ Saturday/ Arrival

Transfer from Zvartnots International airport to the hotel.Welcome to Zvartnots International Airport. Your guide and the driver will meet you at the airport and you will drive to your centrally located hotel. You will have a 17 seat Mercedes  Sprinter minibus with a professional driver.  

Altitude: 800-1000 m.s.l.

Overnight in Yerevan


September 24/ Sunday-City tour in Yerevan

After breakfast, start the walking tour in center of Yerevan. Head to  the  the oldest and authentic district of Yerevan. The locals call this district the Independent Republic of Kond in the capital of Armenia: old (17th c) houses, narrow streets, Persian mosque (which has been  inhabited since the soviet times).  Continue to the Fountains Park, Republic Square, Hanrapetutyan and Abovyan streets with their 19th c. buildings. 

Overnight in Yerevan


September 25/ Monday/Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Lavash Baking-Symphony of the stones-Yerevan-carpet factory-cross stone master workshop-Yerevan cognac factory optional)-Yerevan 

You are going to be in Yerevan and its neighborhood on this day.  After breakfast in the hotel drive to the only pagan temple of greco-roman style. Just 15 minutes  drive from there is Geghard cave monastery (UNESCO). After the visit, drive back to Garni village and walk to the gorge of Azat river , where you will find natural rock formations which look like a musical instrument Organ, this is why the locals call them the Symphony of the Stones. After the main visits, participate in the lavash baking ceremony. You can have lunch in the same place. After lunch, drive to Yerevan, where you can visit a cross stone master’s workshop and   Megerian carpet factory. You can finish the day with a visit to the Armenian cognac factory Ararat. Here you will have the opportunity of tasting the legendary Aarat cognac and learn a lot of interesting stories about one of the brands of Armenia.                     

Altitude: 800-1400 m.s.l.

Overnight in Yerevan 


September 26/ Yerevan/ Tuesday/Yerevan/ Tuesday/Khor VirapNoravank monastery– family wine cellar and vineyards-Jeeping in abandoned village Old Khot-Goris 

The best pictures of Biblical Mount Ararat are taken from Khor Virap monastery at sunrise. Here is the very place where Noah planted the first vine. By the way, you will probably have the opportunity to harvest  some grapes from Ararat valley.  Continue your way towards Noravank. The whitish monastery , surrounded with reddish rocks, is one of the architectural masterpieces of medieval Armenia. Time to explore Syunik. Here an off-road trip to Old Khot abandoned village is awaiting you. After a long day, enjoy your stay in the hotel                                    

Altitude: 800-2344 m.s.l.

Overnight in Goris


September 27/Yerevan/ Wednesday/

Goris-Tatev monastery-Tatever aerial tram (Guinness)-Orbelians Caravanserai-Sevan-Dilijan 

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Tatev monastery. This is one of the most important monastic complexes of Medieval Armenia. Here there was the biggest University of Medieval Armenia. Don’t miss your chance of taking the aerial tram recorded in Guinness in 2010 as the longest one in the World. Time to drive towards lake Sevan, the second largest mountain lake in the world. On your way you will be on 2410 m.  mountain pass where you can visit a Medieval caravanserai. At the Lake you can admire the beauty of Sevan from the top of the peninsula. Time to  have a rest in the hotel. 

Altitude: 1500-2500 m.s.l.

Overnight in Dilijan 


September 28/Thursday/

 Sevan-Dilijan-jeeping to  Dimats Mountain-Russian villages-Vanadzor-Abandoned pioneer camp-Yerevan   

After breakfast in the hotel, drive towards Ijevan, start the jeeping to Dimats Mountain. After the offroad trip,  head to Russian Molokans villages. Just 40 minutes drive from there is situated Vanadzor, a Soviet industrial city. You can have some photo sessions in the abandoned Pioneer camp. Time to drive to Yerevan 

Altitude: 1950-2400 m.s.l.

Overnight in Yerevan 


September 29/Friday/Yerevan-Biggest Yazidi temple on  holiday-Mother See of Etchmiadzin-Yerevan

After breakfast, check out from the hotel.  A super interesting day is awaiting you. September 29 is an important holiday for the Yazidi people. Every year they have special celebrations on that day. This very important day was chosen by them for the inauguration of the biggest Yazidi temple in the World, situated in Armenia. You will have a unique chance of sharing this day with Yazidi People at the biggest Yazidi temple in the World. After the celebration, drive to the Spiritual center of the Armenian People-Holy See of Mother Echmiadzin. 

Optional: a farewell  dinner with traditional dresses can be organized  for the guests in Yerevan or in Echmiadzin

Altitude: 800-1000 m.s.l.

Overnight in Yerevan 


September 30/Saturday/

Yerevan-Amberd fortress-Yazidi camps-Aparan-Yazidi village-Gyumri 

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the second largest city of Armenia-Gyumri. On the way to Gyumri you will see a lot of Armenian and Yazidi villages.  In Gyumri you can walk in the historic center, meet interesting personages, visit different craftsmen workshops. After dinner, drive back to Yerevan. 

Altitude: 1000-3200m.s.l.

Transfer to the airport 


Additional information

Double occupancydouble occupancy
Single occupancySingle occupancy

Tour information:

Period (changed flight)           September 24/ 01:40 -October 1/2:40 

Number of nights: 8

Number of tour days                    8

Participants:                                    6

Arrival September 24 Yerevan     01:40                      

Departure October 1 Yerevan 02:40

Accommodation 4* Hotels          6 nights in Yerevan/ 2 nights out of Yerevan  

Accommodation in Yerevan  Ani Plaza Hotel

Accommodation in Goris     Hotel Mina 

Accommodation in Dilijan  Best Western Plus

Tour Guide Service 8 full days  

Language                      English

Transport Mercedes Sprinter    

Driver Service                       Yes 

Guest’s Meals:                   B/-/-

Staff’s meals                           

Jeeping  2 jeepings

Staff’s accommodation           2 nights

Price per person for the above mentioned services (double occupancy)

410000  AMD / 1025  Euro ( Euro rate is counted as 400 AMD per Euro) 

Price per person for the above mentioned services (single occupancy)

  Euro 489000  AMD / 1223  Euro ( Euro rate is counted as 400 AMD per Euro)

Amit: 495 euro 

Visa Requirements 

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  •  Always have  a SPF cream  (sun cream) 
  •  Always have a jacket with you, as in the mountainous regions it can be cool 
  • Tips to the waiters, drivers, and the guides are welcomed (10% of the service )

Important Information

Payments are made through the Virtual POS-Terminal, operated by Ameria Bank  (Bank of the Year 2020 in Armenia according to Financial Times’s The Banker. The highest benchmark in banking is Ameriabank’s 7th Bank of the Year award.

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