Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour

11 days/10 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 15+
Price:
2,415CAD

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
Great Silk Road - Gveleti - Gergeti Trinity Church

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

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

Noravank - King Smbat Fortress - 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 Tsakhats 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.
Overnight: Hotel in Hermon Village
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: 12 km/7.5 mi
Asc | Desc: 680 m/2231 ft

Day 3 - Great Silk Road - Noratus

Day 4 - Dilijan - Tufenkian

Day 5 - Yenovakan - Lastiver

Day 6 - Armenia-Georgia Border - Tbilisi

Day 7 - Kazbegi - Gergeti - Gveleti - Juta

Day 8 - Chaukhi - Khevsureti - Green Lake

Day 9 - Roshka - Ananuri - Mtskheta - Borjomi

Day 10 - Borjomi - Tbilisi

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

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights (available upon request)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Meal for two days camping
  • Single supplement255 CAD
  • 4* supplement331 CAD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
11
days
Individual

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

2,656 CAD

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Tuesday

Jul 16, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi

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Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,293 CAD

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Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi

2,415 CAD

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Tuesday

Jun 9, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jun 19, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,415 CAD

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Tuesday

Jul 14, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jul 24, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,415 CAD

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Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Sep 18, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,415 CAD

13

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Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Oct 16, 2020

to Tbilisi

2,415 CAD

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+

2,656 CAD

Tuesday

Jul 16, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jul 26, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Sep 20, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

10

2,293 CAD

Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Oct 18, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

Tuesday

Jun 9, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jun 19, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

Tuesday

Jul 14, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Jul 24, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Sep 18, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

from Yerevan
11
days
Friday

Oct 16, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

2,415 CAD

TRIP REVIEWS (6)

Lis Haakonssen

Armenia part of Armenia & Georgia Hiking Tour.
I am separating the two countries because we had different guides/ drivers
The guide Hasmik was very enthusiastic and accommodating in Yerevan where we had already seen the places included in the day trip. No assistance with lunch though. Not a problem for us.
The ecstatic comments on the culture and nature of Armenia wore a little thin at the end of the five days when the number of monasteries and churches started to overwhelm us.
On day 4 she suggested a substitute walk which we believed was a swap with a visit to yet another monastery . The walk was enjoyable but it turned out it was a swap for day five’s walk which would see us missing out on the Lastiver Caves. In the end we did both day 4 and day 5 program on day 5., Because of the extra driving we were asked to pay 15000 Drahms(31$) . No idea if it was appropriate but we agreed to it.
We did tend to start out a little late in the mornings. 10 a.m. or later, but maybe that is usual in Armenia. It did result in a couple of very late finishes and very little food left at the guesthouse on day 2. The host was very helpful though and did open the nice pool for us early next morning.
The last day was also very late because we packed more in than originally planned However the hostess at the guesthouse was to be commended for the meal she unexpectantly prepared for us.
Day 4 guesthouse was pleasant with a lovely verandah and garden. However the room would have been fine for one person, but really too small for two. We could barely open our suit cases.
All together the accommodations were fine given we were out in the country.
The tour was good but a little too many churches and monasteries. Maybe the tour name should be changed to: Armenia & Georgia, Churches, Monasteries and aHiking Tour.
The guide was very knowledgeable but could be clearer in the explanation of options.
In summary the Armenian part was good and the Georgian part great. Thank you for organising it. I am happy to recommend the tour

11.06.2019
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Lis Haakonssen

Georgian part of Armenia and Georgia Hiking trip.
The second part of this trip was fabulous. Although Sandro from "My Geo" did both the driving and guiding he carried out both jobs very well, anticipating and fulfilling any wish we might have. A very professional and well informed guide, whom I cannot recommend enough.
Breakfast at the Bonjormi Old Hotel was without much choice, but adequate.
Would love to return to Georgia

11.06.2019
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Mark Staines

Dear Tatev
What a trip you had organised for me! It was just amazing!! I haven’t had a chance to write anything for the pages you mentioned but I shall eventually. I would like to share privately that Armenia was one of the best tours I have ever taken!
The sites I saw and experienced were truly fascinating and my guide, while he cursed the roads a lot, was exceptional with his knowledge and keen desire to show me as much as he could - even sites that were not included in the itinerary but he knew of personally. We even explored sites that he had heard about but not yet explored personally. Unfortunately the site was up a very, very steep mountain gorge and his estimate of just a few metres was not quite accurate. For me it was an exhausting 10 kilometre climb (Well I exaggerate, but it felt like it to me :-) ) It was probably only a kilometre climb.

He even helped me to purchase some local tomato seeds at a market which I have now planted in my garden and am hoping they grow well here in Australia.

He wasn’t keen though at hosting me back to Armenia to see the Pagan festival in August conducted by a local Pagan and Arts teacher where people dance naked around a fire near the monolith site. He laughed at the idea. :-)

My time in Armenia has left me with many vivid and wonderful memories. It was the perfect tour for me the only disappointment was not seeing the petroglyphs but I understand the reason this was cancelled. I shall just have to come back during Summer to see them.

Georgia was nice but I found too many sites had been reconstructed and served as a marriage venues and rebuilt more for this purpose than for a historical one. There was nothing in Georgia that fascinated me as much as the sites I explored in Armenia. I even cancelled many of the places we were to visit because they were just too touristy for my liking and interests. The guide was excellent though and I highly recommend her for all that she did for me.

Armenia - Beautiful scenery, and wonderful, mystical and even mysterious sites, with an excellent guide made a tour I shall always remember.

Again, thank you and all involved in making my tour such a memorable one!

Kindest regards

Mark

29.05.2019
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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.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

LucyTour

Lavash

Art Guesthouse

Astoria

B&B Kamar

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

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