Itinerary (12 days)
Day 1: Arrival - Hallo Yerevan
Arrival in Yerevan, pick up at the airport. A walk in central Yerevan - the Republic Square, Opera Theatre, Cascade architectural complex, the Victory Park.
Day 2: Temple of Garni, "Symphony of stones", Geghard monastery
Transfer to the Garni Village, visit the Temple of Garni, an improvised performance of the national duduk music inside the temple.
The canyon of the Azat River and a walk through the Garni Gorge with its famous "A Symphony of Stones" section. Drive to the Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Yerevan. Free time.
Day 3: Mount Ararat views, Noravank monastery, Areni, winery
A day trip to the south of Armenia. Visit of Khor Virap - a monastery situated near the Turkish border with a great view of Mount Ararat.
An easy hike to Noravank monastery. Transfer to Areni, visit oif archeological sures and the oldest winery. Short transfer to the Chiva village. Stay at a beautiful guesthouse
Day 4: Syunik region, Sisisan town, megalithic complex Zorats Karer
Transfer to the Syunik region, town Sisisan. Along the way visit an ancient megalithic complex Zorats Karer.
With 4*4 off-road drive to the volcanic lake Uhtasaar. Descent to the lake. Lunch.
Drive further to Shaki village and visit Shaki waterfall.
Arrival to Alidzor village. Dinner. Accommodation in the cosy eco-resort Arsnadzor.
Day 5: Tatev monastery, Tatevi Mets Anapat
Tatev monastery is a gem of medieval Armenian architecture. Ride the Wings of Tatev - the longest (5.7 km) non-stop double track cable car in the world.
The Devil's bridge (Satani Kamurdj), a natural formation of polished petrified lava. Numerous mineral springs, in which one can swim, flow under the bridge. Stay at the Alidzor village in the eco-resort Arsnadzor.
Day 6: Vayots Dzor region
Drive to Vayots Dzor region, visit Spitakavor Church, sightseeing around, descent and transfer to the Old Bridge winery. Wine tasting. Transfer to the eco hotel Arevi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel
Day 7: Smbataberd Fortress, Selim Pass, The Selim caravanserai
Hike to the Smbataberd Fortress, drive to Selim Pass and visit of The Selim caravanserai. Stay at the Melnitsa guesthouse in the Madina village.
Day 8: Armagan mountain, monestry Sevanavank
Transfer to the Armagan mountain, climb to the Armagan mountain, transfer to the Lake Sevan, lunch with Sevansky sig degustation, transfer to the monastery Sevanavank and its visit. Transfer to Idjevan, accommodation at the Resort Apaga.. Dinner
Day 9: Lastiver Waterfall
Hike to the skete and the Lastiver Waterfall. Stay at the Idjevan tourist base.
Day 10: Mount Aragats, obsidian slopes
Transfer to the Obsidian slopes. Visit to the obsidian deposit.
Moving to the Aragatsotn region. Walk to Amberd Fortress and along the gorge. Transfer to the foot of Mount Aragats at 3200m. A walk on the slopes. Return to Byurakan village. Accommodation at the Amberd hotel, rest, dinner.
Day 11: The Kazakh Gorge visit
Walk to the Kazakh Gorge. Return to Yerevan. Stay in a hotel.
Day 12: Departure or own extension
Transfer to the airport and departure or own extension.