Group Tour to Armenia – 8 days

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
492USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Yerevan - Karahunj - Oshakan
Explore the ancient capital of Armenia which was founded in 782 BC Visit the world’s oldest astronomical observatory Karahunj known as “Armenian Stonehenge” Spend time on the shores of azure Lake Sevan the largest one in the Caucasus region Visit the homeland of Armenian Alphabet creator - Mesrop Mashtots Enjoy your time by visiting Armenian markets for buying delicious fruits and national souvenirs

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Free time in Yerevan

The sights of Yerevan
Arrival at the airport in Yerevan. Free time for exploring the city.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Garni - Geghard - Tsakhkadzor

Geghard
Trip to the village of Garni where is located the only surviving example of the Hellenistic architecture in the region – the temple of Garni. Visit to Geghard Monastery – the unique creation of Armenian architecture the part of which is carved in the rock. Geghard is a UNESCO Heritage object in Armenia Master-class of Armenian national bread lavash baking Trip to Tsakhkadzor – the cozy resort town which is especially popular in winter due to the excellent conditions for skiing. Here you will have an excursion to Kecharis Monastery.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Noravank - Tatev - Karahunj

Noravank - Tatev - Karahunj
Trip to Noravank Monastery located in a picturesque place on the edge of the gorge surrounded by steep red cliffs. The monastery was built in the XIII-XIV centuries. The tour continues to one of the most popular Armenian medieval sights – Tatev It is surrounded on the basalt plateau surrounded by luxury nature The last tour destination is Karahunj – an archaeological site representing huge megalithic stone which are supposed to be an ancient observatory.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sevanavank - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Dilijan

Sevanavank - Dilijan - Dilijan crafts
Drive to amazing Lake Sevan. Here you will climb the high hill, where proudly stands the monastery of Sevanavank. It offers a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding beauties. The tour continues to the town of Dilijan, known for its healing, filled with pine aromas air. Here you will stroll around the historic part of the town. After dinner, you will visit Haghartsin Monastery (XI—XIII cent.) located among picturesque mountains covered with dense forest. The last tour destination is the medieval monastery complex Goshavank (XII—XIII cent.)
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Yerevan City Tour

Erebuni Museum - Megeryan Carpet Museum - Ararat Cognac Factory
City tour around Yerevan – the ancient capital of Armenia that is older that Rome Excursion to the Museum Erebuni which will tell you the history of Yerevan Visit to Megeryan Carpet museum shop where you’ll get acquainted with ancient Armenian carpets and rugs. The tour will continue to ArArAt cognac factory where you will have cognac tasting.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Amberd - Saghmosavank - Karmravor - Oshakan

Amberd - Saghmosavank - Karmravor - Oshakan
Trip to Aragatsotn province, to Saghmosavank Monastery belonging to the XIII-th cent. It is located in a picturesque place on the slopes of the gorge of the River Kasakh Visit to the Armenian Alphabet Monument- 39 huge, carved Armenian letters. The monument was created in the honor of the creation of Armenian letters The tour continues to Amberd fortress – an impressive structure built at the slopes of Mount Aragats Visit to small Karmravor Church belonging to the VII-th cent. The last tour destination is Oshakan village well-known as the homeland of the creator of Armenian Alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Free day in Yerevan

Vernissage - Food market
Free day will allow you to make purchases and visit some local markets and stores. If this day falls on the weekend you will have a chance to visit Vernissage, an art and craft market offering both souvenirs and a showcase of local Armenian craftsmanship for purchase or perusal.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels for 7 nights (3* hotel / double room)
  • Meals: breakfast
  • Comfortable vehicle during the tour
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All tours and entrance fees as described in the program
  • Lavash baking master class in Garni

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Carlos Castaneda 01.07.2019

Guide: Very good language skills and knowledgeable.
Driver: Safe and friendly.
Car: Comfortable down the most part except the smaller buses  in the back seat
Hotels: The hotel was ok for the price range but not great. It had a feeling of an old Soviet style hotel. Breakfast was pretty bad. Staff was  very friendly and accommodating but it took effort to solve some issues. Location was ok.
What did you like best in your trip? The tours were all excellent. The people are the friendliest. Syuzanna was an excellent liaison.
What didn't you like in trip? The hotel.
What would you add to your trip? Discuss the possibility to add a couple of days in Karabach.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Absolutely
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Marian Fernando 8.12.2017

Dear Syuzanna,
I am back safely in Kuwait. Sorry that we were not able to meet. I was so fascinated with your country that I really spent my time enjoying up to the last hour before I went to the airport for my flight back.
To tell you in details, I liked the following:
1) Your friendly service and accommodating approach. From the beginning that I sent you inquiry up to the last conversation. You were very responsive. Thanks a lot for making my trip excellent!
2) Kantar hostel. Clean and nice hostel just like the reviews from Trip Advisor. Though breakfast every morning was almost all the same. But I still liked it. Friendly and helpful staff as well.
3) Raffy, the driver. He was very welcoming and friendly. He drived safely and came on time for my airport drop.
4) Tours. Very interesting and amazing locations. I enjoyed everything especially in Tsagkhadzor ropeway! Though I have only noticed that all tours were monasteries and old churches. Nevertheless, I still had a great time. If only I can stay longer.
5) Affordable restaurants. I was surprised on how affordable the prices in restaurants. I did not tighten my budget for food as everything was so cheap!
6) Free day. I enjoyed my free days exploring the city by myself. Thanks to your suggestions Syuzanna! I watched the show during the opening of Christmas fair in North Avenue and I even got featured on Bravo.am. Please see attached photos.
Meanwhile, I did not like the following:
1) FOOD ON THE TOURS. They should provide a better selection and variety of food. All four days of tour, I felt dismay about the food plus it is not even that delicious to be priced like that. Just being honest.
2) Smoking inside restaurants. I was totally irritated with the smoke in every restaurants.
However, in summary, I had a fantastic vacation. I would love to come back again next time and will be getting in touch with your agency when it happens. Definitely, I will refer you to my friends.

Thanks once again and all the best!

Marian
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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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.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

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

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