Halal Tour to Armenia – 7 days

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 0+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Halal Menu - Wings of Tatev - Oshakan - Sevan
Feel the pulse of the ancient city of Yerevan Enjoy special halal menu in Armenian traditional restaurants Experience the authentic lifestyle of local people Experience flight by the longest worldwide ropeway called “Wings of Tatev” Visit the ultramarine pearl of Armenia - Sevan Lake Have a tour to the-1600th-anniversary Armenian Alphabet founded in 2005

ITINERARY

Introduction

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 - City Tour

The sights of Yerevan
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 ancient capital of Armenia. According to the cuneiform inscription of Urartian King Argishti Yerevan was built in 782 BC. Some decades ago Alexander Tamanyan, the general architect of Yerevan draw the contemporary masterplan of the city which we can see today. The warm smiles of its inhabitants give a 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 executed in 1915.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Geghard - Garni

Geghard - Garni
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 Garni temple known for its unique architecture in Hellenistic style. Garni’s complex also consists of a royal bath which exhibits a fascinating hypocaust along with a well-preserved original mosaic tiling.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Goris

Goris - Khor Virap - Noravank
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.
Overnight: hotel in Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Tatev - Jermuk

Tatev - Jermuk
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.
Overnight: hotel in Jermuk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Selim Caravansary -Sevan - Dilijan

Sevan - Selim Caravansary
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.
Overnight: hotel in Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Vanadzor - Aragats - Saghmosavank - Yerevan

Oshakan - Saghmosavank - Vanadzor
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.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Free day

Republic Square - Vernissage - Zoo
Free day in Yerevan for your leisure and shopping
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price 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
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Joel C. 30.11.2017

Dear Lusine,
Thanks for arranging a wonderful trip. The driver and guide were so cooperative and informative. We really enjoyed the trip at the maximum. Convey our regards to your team, guide and driver. I have attached our group photo. Have a wonderful day ahead.

Thanks and Regards,

Joel
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

Nairi

Art Guesthouse

Goris

B&B Armenia

Verona Resort

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

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

Special halal menu

The tour includes a special halal menu which corresponds the beliefs of Muslim tourists.

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