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Duration: 11 days/ 10 nights
Location: Armenia/ Georgia
Price: 1,592 EUR
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 Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour

Armenia and Georgia are ideal countries for hiking. Favorable climate, lush landscapes, and affordable prices – an excellent choice for adventure lovers. Today we’d like to present you our new combined  Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour which includes hiking routes to the most awsome and popular destinations.

Day 1

  • Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel
  • City tour around Yerevan
  • Visit to the History Museum of Armenia
  • Drive to Geghard Cave Monastery, partly carved in pure rocks
  • Drive to Garni Pagan Temple – the only preserved example of Hellenistic architecture in the Caucasus
  • Day 1 detailed

    Day 1

    This trip begins with a city tour in Yerevan, bustling capital having a history of over 2700 years. You will start your tour with a short walk in the city center, and then visit the History Museum of Armenia. The excursion around the museum will be a fascinating journey through the pages of Armenian history. After lunch, you will head to Geghard Cave Monastery partly carved in pure rocks. Garni Pagan Temple is the only preserved in the Caucasus region. You will be back to Yerevan and have the opportunity to feel the pulse of Yerevan night life.From the second day, you will start your hiking routes around this ancient country.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan Meals:

Day 2

  • Visit to Areni winery where you’ll have a chance to taste one of the famous wines in Armenia
  • Drive to Noravank Monastery through the deep narrow canyon surround with red rocks
  • Hike to medieval well-preserved fortress of King Smbat at 1950 m above sea
  • Continue hiking to Tsakhats Kar Monastery – another highlight of this trip located at 2080 m above sea
  • Day 2 detailed

    This day you’ll begin the exploration of Southern Armenia. Our first stop will be in Areni wine market where you’ll have a chance to taste famous local wines. You will continue the trip through the deep narrow canyon surrounded by red rocks to the beautiful two storied Noravank Monastery. Then you will head to Hermon village standing amidst a charming valley of the River Yeghegis. After check in at the hotel, you will start your hike to the medieval well-preserved fortress of King Smbat, standing on the elevation of about 1950 m. The hike will continue to Takhats Kar Monastery on the elevation of 2080 m. Afterwards, you will have a walk on a slighter note to Yeghegis village where you will see Jewish Cemetery and little churches right in the gardens of villagers. Your hotel in Hermon village has all the amenities (swimming pool, thermal baths, and gym) as well as bikes and horses for a pleasant and active pastime.  (the hiking trail length – 12km).

    Overnight: Hotel in Hermon Village Meals:

Day 3

  • Walk along the Great Silk Road and visit to the well-preserved caravanserais
  • Visit to the medieval cemetery of khachkars
  • Day 3 detailed

    This day you will conquer the part of the Great Silk Road and see one of the well-preserved caravanserais built in 1332 by Armenian Orbelian prince to accommodate weary travelers. It seems that the time has stopped here as very little has changed since ancient times. Durig your trip you will also visit the medieval cemetery of khachkars (cross-stones) – Noratuz. Khachkars are unique works of art, they can be found only in Armenian culture. In the stone patterns of khachkar, the master embodied his soul and faith. Here you will visit Hayravank – 9th to 12th-century Armenian monastery.

    Overnight: Hotel at Lake Sevan Meals: B

Day 4

  • Hike in Dilijan National Park by the stunning forest trail from Crystal Lake to Goshavank Monastery
  • Pleasant evening in Dilijan – a cozy green town that excites with the spirit of rural Armenia
  • Observe local women weaving carpets at Tufenkian Carpet Showroom
  • Day 4 detailed

    This day you will be driven to Lake Sevan – one of the highest alpine freshwater lakes in the world. From the hilltop of Sevan Peninsula, you will admire amazing views to the lake. A little later you will be transferred to Crystal Lake and start the hike in Dilijan National Park along stunning forest trails. You will cross the amazing Areguni Pass and reach Goshavank Monastery of Gosh village, where the great scholar of the 13th century Mkhitar Gosh lived (the trail length – 8km). After the hiking, you will be transferred to Dilijan – a cozy town that keeps the unique spirit of rural Armenia. Here you will visit the newly opened Old Dilijan Complex on historic Sharambeyan Street and observe the weaving carpets made by local women at Tufenkian Carpet Showroom. (the hiking trail length – 8km).

    Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan Meals:

Day 5

  • Drive to Yenovakan village
  • Hike to Lastiver waterfall and cave through wonderful forested and the most unspoiled areas of Armenia
  • Day 5 detailed

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Yenokavan village near Ijevan town where you will have a short transfer to the Lastiver trailhead. You will have a pleasant hike by a wonderful forested route to the most unspoiled and rugged area of northeastern Armenia. You will head into a deep gorge and descend to cascading waterfalls and the most scenic meadows in Armenia, perhaps Armenia’s best-kept secret. The tour will end with an exploration of the ancient Lastiver Caves. In the evening you’ll return back to the town of Ijevan for a rest and overnight. (the hiking trail length – 7 km). 

    Overnight: Guesthouse in Ijevan Meals: B

Day 6

  • Transfer to Armenia-Georgia border
  • Journey to Tbilisi
  • City tour around Tbilisi
  • Day 6 detailed

    After discovering the wonderful culture, nature, and architecture of Armenia, you will start a fascinating journey around Georgia. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Armenia-Georgia border, from where after passing the customs “Sadakhlo” you’ll head to Tbilisi – the hospitable capital of Georgia. The first place to visit is the historical district of Metekhi where the Assumption Church is located. During the tour, you will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Bridge of Peace, designed by a well-known Italian architect. Then the cable car will take you to Narikala fortress – the well-known symbol of Tbilisi. The fortress is located on a hill overlooking Tbilisi and Kura River – an excellent place for memorable photos. You will also have a chance to stroll around the most famous streets of Tbilisi – Chardin, to visit the mosque located on the Botanical Street, the waterfall – an amazing attraction of the Botanical Garden. Your last stop will be at the royal baths complex of XVII-XIX centuries which is one of the most famous sights of the Old Town.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi  Meals:

Day 7

  • Transfer to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) village
  • Hiking to the Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti located at an altitude of 2170 m
  • Trip to Gveleti Big Waterfalls
  • Stay In Juta village for camping
  • Day 7 detailed

    This day you will be transferred to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) which is one of the most picturesque villages of Georgia. On the way, you will stop in Gudauri resort town and see the famous balcony dedicated to the treaty of Georgievs. From this place opens the breathtaking views. After reaching Stepantsminda you will start hiking to the Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti located at an altitude of 2170 m. The hiking to the church will take about 1,5 hr. Afer visiting the Holy Trinity Church the trip will continue to Gveleti Big Waterfalls. In the end of the day, you will be driven to the Juta village for rest and overnight in camp.

    Overnight: Zeta camping  

Day 8

  • Morning walk towards Chaukhi Mountains
  • Hiking to Khevsureti which is known for its amazing mysterious Abudelauri lakes
  • Camping at Green Lake
  • Day 8 detailed

    In the morning you will walk towards Chaukhi Mountains and enjoy the beautiful nature. Your hiking will continue to Khevsureti which is known for its amazing mysterious Abudelauri lakes. Formed by glaciers the lakes have three different colors:  green,   blue and milky color.  Lots of legends and myths are connected to these lakes.  After crossing the Chaukhi pass you will have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Abudelauri White Lake. Next, you will visit Blue and Green Lakes and near Green Lake, you will have a rest and overnight in camps. (the hiking trail length – 11 km)

    Overnight: Abudelauri camping  

Day 9

  • Trip to the village Roshka
  • Stop to see Ananuri medieval fortress
  • Stop in the ancient town Mtskheta – the first capital of Georgia
  • Day 9 detailed

    You will wake up in an amazing place surrounded by unbelievable nature. In this day you will continue your trip to the village Roshka, where 4-rd wheel vehicle will be waiting for you to take you to Borjomi. On the way, you will stop to see Ananuri medieval fortress and visit the ancient town Mtskheta which was the first capital of Georgia. The Historical Monuments of Mtskheta are considered UNESCO world heritage site. In the end of, the day you will reach Borjomi for a rest and overnight.

    ( the hiking trail length – 6 km)

    Overnight: Hotel in Borjomi Meals:

Day 10

  • Tour around Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
  • Transfer to Tbilisi for rest and overnight
  • Day 10 detailed

    This day you will discover Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, one of the biggest in Georgia. You will walk to the lovely Likani River Gorge then climb up the Chitakhevi Range. In Borjomi NP you will enjoy breathtaking scenery, birds singing and isolation far away from the daily hustle. Here you may come across with rare species of plants, birds included in the Red Book. Evening transfer to Tbilisi for rest and overnight. (the hiking trail length – 7 km)

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi  Meals:

Day 11

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

The price of the tour is 1,592 EUR per person

The single supplement is 168 EUR per person

Why book with Arara?

  • Own agency in Armenia and Georgia*
  • Experienced guides with first aid certificate
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • Central located hotels
  • Overnight in regions**
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

*With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

**We provide accommodation in the regions which allows our tourists not to get tired of a long journey, experience the full color of Armenia and minimize driving distance.

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels 7 nights (double rooms), in guesthouses 1 nights (double rooms)
    • Accommodation in Zeta camping and camping in Abudelauri
    • Meals – breakfast
    • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking hiking guide service for all days
    • All admission fees
    • 24 hours office support

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical  insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Meal for two days camping

     

  • You will spend 5 nights in Armenia in hotels and guest houses and 5 nights Georgia in hotels and camps.

    Hotel in Yerevan: 3 * Cascade Hotel is located in the city center within walking distance of the main attractions:

    Hotel in Hermon: Lucytour Hotel is located in a picturesque place in the mountains of Armenia at an altitude of 1720 meters above sea level.

     

    Hotel in Dilijan: Art Guest House is located in the picturesque town of Dilijan surrounded by magnificent nature.

    Hotel in Tbilisi: 3* Astoria Hotel or similar

 

Equipment neededwarm clothes and shoes for hiking, raincoat

Note: minimum number of people in a group – 2 persons