Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour

11 days/10 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 15+
Price:
2,538AUD

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy the excellent blend of rich culture and breathtaking nature Leave your footprint on the Great Silk Road Hike to Lastiver waterfalls and caves located in a fabulous location far from civilization Enjoy the mysterious colors of Abudelauri Lakes Visit the historical monuments in Mtskheta considered UNESCO world heritage site Hike to Gergeti Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 m

ITINERARY

Introduction

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 awesome and popular destinations.

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan - Geghard - Garni

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: Breakfast

Day 2 - Areni - Noravank - King Smbat - Tsakhats Kar

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: Breakfast

Day 3 - Great Silk Road - Khachkars

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: Breakfast

Day 4 - Dilijan - Tufenkian Carpet Showroom

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.
Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Yenovakan - Lastiver

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.
Overnight: Guesthouse in Ijevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Armenia-Georgia Border - Tbilisi

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: Breakfast

Day 7 - Kazbegi - Gergeti - Gveleti - Juta

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. At the end of the day, you will be driven to the Juta village for rest and overnight in camp.
Overnight: in Zeta camping
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Chaukhi - Khevsureti - Green Lake

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.
Overnight: in Abudelauri camping
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Roshka - Ananuri - Mtskheta - Borjomi

You will wake up in an amazing place surrounded by unbelievable nature. 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.
Overnight: Hotel in Borjomi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park - Tbilisi

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.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels 7 nights (double rooms), in guesthouses 1 nights (double rooms)
  • Accommodation in Zeta camping and camping in Abudelauri
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking hiking guide service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • 24 hours office support
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

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

REVIEWS

Michalis Kladis_Sep 2018

We booked with Arara an 11 days trip to Armenia and Georgia.

The trip was amazing! Perfect places to see and discover every day something new,

Our drivers were very friendly and professional. The Arara Tour is very good company and they gave us the best services we could have. Highly recommend!!

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Evelyne Borer 29.07.2018

Guide: Very caring for our needs and security very good English has got a profound knowledge of what he is explaining very kind and humorous professinal.

Driver: Good driver

Car: Very nice car

Hotels: Always very clean, good breakfasts and food

What did you like best in your trip? The hiking

What didn't you like in trip? The botanical garden

What would you add to your trip?    

The Museum of Parajanov in Yerevan some shopping in a town/village on the countryside

Would you recommend our company to your friends? Yes!!!

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Kim Wong 05.04.2018

We have booked Armenia Georgia hiking tour from Arara tour company and it was by far our best trip. The places we visited are unimaginably beautiful. We want to thank our tour manager, Lusine, who helped us with the organization of the tour. We have been in touch for two months and she was very responsive to all my emails, answered all my questions very quickly and gave all the details we needed for the tour. Our tour guide, Arthur, he was the highlight of our trip. The stories he told, the places he took us during the tour, we will remember forever. We really enjoyed our trip and hopefully will visit both countries again.

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ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

LucyTour Hotel

Lavash Hotel

Art Guesthouse

Astoria Hotel

B&B Kamar Hotel

TRIP MAP

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

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

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

Overnight in regions

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.

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

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from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
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Oct 18, 2019

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2,792 AUD

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Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
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Jun 21, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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Tuesday

Jul 16, 2019

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Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

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Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
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Friday

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

2,538 AUD

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Individual

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

2,792 AUD

Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Friday

Jun 21, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

2,538 AUD

Tuesday

Jul 16, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

2,538 AUD

Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

2,538 AUD

Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Friday

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

2,538 AUD

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