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Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Location: Armenia
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Halal Tour to Armenia – 7 days

In recent years, Armenia has become a popular destination for the tourists from different Arabic countries. The tourists come to Armenia to enjoy the unique nature, visit winter ski resorts and get acquainted with interesting and popular sights. AraraTour experts tried to take into consideration all the national and religious peculiarities of Muslim tourists and created unique Halal Tour to Armenia. The tour is provided especially for the tourists from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq. Our experts will do their best to provide you with a comfortable holiday, special menu corresponding to your beliefs and interesting excursions with English speaking guides to the most popular corners of the country.

 

Day 1

  • Arrival to the airport, individual transfer to the hotel
  • City tour around Yerevan – 2795 year- old capital of Armenia
  • Dinner in Arabic restaurant
  • Excursion to Matenadaran – repository of the richest manuscript collections in the world
  • Visit to the Blue Mosque
  • The trip continues to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
  • Return to the hotel
  • Day 1 detailed

    After your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Yerevan and checked in. You will start your trip with a city tour around the 2797-year-old capital of Armenia. According to the cuneiform inscription of Urartian King Argishti Yerevan was built in 782 AD. Some decades ago Alexander Tamanyan, the general architect of Yerevan draw the contemporary plan of the city which we can see today. The warm smiles of its inhabitants give unique charm to this eternal city ancient and so young at the same time. One of the stops will be in Matenadaran Museum, which houses over 17,000 ancient and medieval manuscripts, making it the significant bearer of one of the largest collections in the world. Next you will visit the Blue Mosque built in 1764-1768 by Husayn Ali Khan. The tour will end with the visit to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex dedicated to the victims of Genocide performed in 1915.

Day 2

  • Drive to the scenic Azat River canyon where Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is located
  • The tour continues to Garni village, where is located the Hellenistic Garni temple lies (66 AD)
  • Day 2 detailed

    This day you will drive to the scenic canyon of the Azat River. The 7th-century Geghard Cave Monastery is located deep at the bottom of the canyon and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The monastery complex is carved from the adjacent mountain as well as partially built from the local basalt stones. The tour will continue to Garni village, where is located the Hellenistic Garni temple. Garni’s complex also consists of a royal bath which exhibits a fascinating hypocaust along with a well-preserved original mosaic tiling.

Day 3

  • Trip to the south of Armenia to Khor Virap Monastery which has the best view of Biblical Mount Ararat
  • The trip continues to Noravank – another jem of Armenian architecture which stands amidst the red rock valley
  • Overnight in Goris
  • Day 3 detailed

    After breakfast, you will head to the south of Armenia to KhorVirap Monastery, a historic site located amidst the Ararat Valley. The monastery was built on the place of the royal prison in Artashat. Here in royal prison, Gregory the Illuminator suffered for 13 years for preaching Christianity in Armenia in the 3rd century. Nowhere else in Armenia you will see such an amazing view of the Biblical Ararat. You will continue through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks to Noravank Monastery. The overnight will be in Goris – a small town surrounded by beautiful cliffs and wooded hills.

Day 4

  • Head to Tatev Monastery – the pearl of Armenian Medieval architecture and important religious center
  • The trip continues to Jermuk town where you will have an excursion to Mineral Water Gallery and Jermuk waterfall
  • Overnight in Jermuk
  • Day 4 detailed

    After breakfast, you will head to Tatev medieval monastery and university – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture located on the edge of the canyon. You will reach the monastery by the cable car which is the longest in the world and has the height of 320 m over deep Canyon of Vorotan River. The tour will continue to Jermuk – the resort town known for its healing mineral waters. In the town, you will visit the Water Gallery where one can try healing waters of different temperatures. You won’t miss the popular natural sight of Jermuk – Jermuk Waterfall – second largest waterfall of Armenia.

Day 5

  • Stop at the 14th century Selim Caravanserai, one of the best-preserved hostels along the ancient Great Silk Road
  • Trip to Lake Sevan – one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world situated at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level
  • Drive through tunnel to Dilijan resort town, admire at changing landscape and even weather
  • A stroll in the old center of Dilijan, which will let you experience the atmosphere of the old town as it was in the 19th century
  • Overnight in Dilijan
  • Day 5 detailed

    This day you will head to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at about 2000 meters above sea level. The trip will continue to Dilijan, a lush town known as a spa resort. A stroll in the historical district will let you experience the atmosphere of the old town as it was in the 19th century. The imaginatively carved balconies so typical for the 19th century Dilijan display the region’s historical love for fine woodwork.

Day 6

  • Vanadzor
  • Continue uphill to the Amberd fortress proudly standing on the foot of Mount Aragats encompassed by two deep canyons (2300 m above sea)
  • Visit the monument of Armenian Alphabet opened on 2005 to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of alphabet foundation
  • Drive to Saghmosavank Monastery located atop the yawning gorge carved by the Kasakh River
  • Visit to Kasakh Canyon
  • Return to the hotel in Yerevan
  • Day 6 detailed

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Vanadzor town – the third largest city in Armenia and the administrative center of Lori region. The way will continue uphill to the Amberd fortress proudly standing on the foot of Mount Aragats which is the highest mountain in modern Armenia. Your next stop will be at the monument of Armenian Alphabet which was founded in 2005 to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of the alphabet foundation. This day you will also visit Saghmosavank Monastery located atop the yawning gorge carved by the Kasakh River. Amazing view of the canyon will open in front of you once you reach the monastery. In the evening you will be back to your hotel in Yerevan.

Day 7

  • Free day in Yerevan for your leisure and shopping

 

Day 8

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

 

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels 7 nights (3 * / double rooms)
    • Meals – Full board (in Arabic restaurants or special halal menu)
    • All transfers in air conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking guide service for 6 days
    • All admission fees

     

    Vehicles – Mitsubishi Pajero 4 seats

    The price doesn’t include:

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

    Hotel in Goris: Christy Hotel is located in the centre of Goris, famous for its old buildings and medieval cave-dwellings.

    Hotel in Jermuk: Nairi Hotel is located in a secluded area and offers beautiful views of the nearby water

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

    • 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?

  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Central located hotels
  • Special halal menu
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

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