Hiking Tour in Armenia

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 15+
Price:
663GBP
698GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy the excellent blend of rich culture and breathtaking nature Visit medieval fortresses on the mountains and enjoy lash forest trails Have a chance to taste Armenian wines in Areni village Leave your footprint on The Great Silk Road Hike up to Mount Aragats, the highest peak of Armenia Hike to Lastiver waterfalls and caves located in a fabulous location far from civilization
Selim Pass - Amberd - Lastiver - Aragats

ITINERARY

Introduction

By choosing our Hiking Tour to Armenia you will visit the most hidden corners of our beautiful country, walk through the endless trails of high mountains and lush forests. We included an exceptional hike to the highest peak of Armenia – Mount Aragats (4090 m). Feel free to send us an email with all your questions regarding your hiking tour in Armenia.

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour - Geghard - Garni

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

Day 3 - Selim Pass - Lake Sevan

Day 4 - Parz Lake - Goshavank - Dilijan

Old Dilijan - Goshavank - Parz Lake
This day you will be transferred to Parz 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
Hiking: 8.1 km/5.1 mi
Asc | Desc: 370 m/1214 ft

Day 5 - Gomer - Lastiver - Ijevan

Day 6 - Sanahin - Haghpat - Odzun

Day 7 - Amberd - Aragats - Saghmosavank - Yerevan

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels 5 nights (3* / double rooms), in guesthouses 2 nights (double rooms)
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers in air conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking hiking guide service for all days
  • All admissions fees
  • 1 bottle (0.5 litre) of water per day per person
  • 24-hour office support
  • Local mountain guide service where needed

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights (available upon request)
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Single supplement 98 GBP
  • 4* supplement (NOTE: 4* hotels are available depending on the region)74 GBP

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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from Yerevan
8
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Sep 14, 2019

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729 GBP

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Jul 13, 2019

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Jul 20, 2019

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Aug 3, 2019

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Aug 10, 2019

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Sep 7, 2019

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Saturday

Sep 14, 2019

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Tuesday

Jun 2, 2020

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Tuesday

Jun 9, 2020

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Saturday

Jun 27, 2020

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Saturday

Jul 4, 2020

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Jul 11, 2020

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Saturday

Jul 18, 2020

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Tuesday

Aug 4, 2020

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Tuesday

Aug 11, 2020

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Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

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Tuesday

Sep 15, 2020

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Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

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Tuesday

Oct 13, 2020

to Yerevan

663 GBP

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan
8
days
Individual

Sep 14, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

2+

729 GBP

Saturday

Jul 13, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Jul 20, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

12

630 GBP

Saturday

Aug 3, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Aug 10, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Saturday

Sep 7, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Sep 14, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Tuesday

Jun 2, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Jun 9, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

12

630 GBP

Saturday

Jun 27, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Jul 4, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Saturday

Jul 11, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Jul 18, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Tuesday

Aug 4, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Aug 11, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Sep 15, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

663 GBP

Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Oct 13, 2020

to Yerevan
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13

663 GBP

TRIP REVIEWS (6)

Sheila and Tony Hewitt

Dear Lusine,
I was sorry that we did not meet you in Yerevan last week. We wanted to feed back on our trip to Armenia. We have no complaints and all comments are positive;
1. Accommodation at all locations was acceptable and the home cooked meals at the three guest houses were delicious and to a high standard.
2. The itinerary was well set out and achievable for moderate ability hikers like us.
3. Ara Petrosyan, our guide spoke very good English, gave us excellent information about the history of Armenia and the monasteries we visited. He was always thoughtful about our needs and polite and pleasant at all times. He used his own vehicle to drive us during our 7-day trip and was at all times, a safe and competent driver. He played an important role in making our first trip to Armenia enjoyable and interesting.
26.06.2018
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Roko Durmanic

Guide: Arthur is a professional, personable and knowledgeable guide who was always happy to answer our many questions with clear well thought out responses, and he speaks excellent English.
Driver: Arthur was our driver and guide. He  drove safely and knew where to go for the itinerary and accommodation.
Car: The car was very comfortable,clean and Arthur negotiated some of the more challenging roads very well.
Hotels: The Cascade Hotel in Yerevan was excellent and ideally located near one of Yerevan's main attractions and the main city centre. We were delighted with this choice. All of the accommodation was interesting, comfortable and appropriate standard and value for the cost of the tour. The accommodation was also nicely varied, recognizing that the further away you are from tourist centres the less choice one has.
What did you like best about your trip? Armenia has some of the most spectacular scenery we have seen and we were fortunate to walk in some beautiful areas. The visit to the history museum in Yerevan was excellent and could ideally have some more time allocated.
What didn't you like about your trip? We realize that fortresses and monasteries are major attractions, but it would have been better if there were other, more varied attractions to visit  as well. As it was a walking tour the time in the countryside and mountains was excellent, but without the walking the tour would have become a little monotonous. Day 4 walking from Cristal Lake through the forest and mud was not a good choice of walking terrain. The forest is too closed and dark to enjoy, and the ground is too muddy to bother with, given other non doubt better altefnatives elsewhere.
What would you add to your trip? Not so much add to the trip but suggestions for improvements. The written itinerary for the first day out of Yerevan (Day 2), if followed as detailed, would have seen us finish at sundown, and seen us walking in the hotter and stormier part of the afternoon, and resulted in a very short next day. Arthur sensibly had us do that first days walk at the beginning of the second day, thus balancing the two days and we benefited from walking in the cooler and more weatger-stable part of the day.
The itinerary on Day 7 which includes a hike to the southern peak of Mt Aragats is is totally unreasonable considering other points in the itinerary, the 3-4 hours drive to get to the start and the following 2 hours to get back to Yerevan. We did not do the walk thaf day due to weather but if we had we would have finished after 10pm!
Suggestion: do not pretend that walkjng up Mt Aragats is feasible. It is not. The weather will almost always prevengbit happening, if is too long a day, and should onlhh be attemoted by well prepared and experienced walkers, rather than casually. An alternative less elevated walk should be substituted.
Another suggestion: if Mt Aragats remains in the itinerary, put in an altednative (2-3 hours) that is reasonable on the last day.
Another suggestion: If clients could or should bring proper walking boots, walking poles and good wet weathef gear, put that explicitlh jn the tour notes, ratheff than leave it to chance.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Yes we would.
Overall we were very happy with the tour and the value for money.
02.06.2018
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Gary Bengier, Jack Darrow, Paul McLellan, Ed Bengier, Don Brown

Dear Lusine,
Gary Bengier has asked me to say a few words about our tour. I will gladly post some praise and observations on the platforms you suggest. As I write this I am listening to your compatriot, Lusine Zakaryan as she sings "Aravot Luso." Her music sustained me during my last few days in Armenia. Her voice seems to capture the archaic poignancy that we experienced everywhere. Our guide, Ara, thoroughly informed us about the spiritual and historical traditions that support and have sustained Armenian culture. Zakaryan transfers that light, the "luso" in her song from the window behind the altar to her audience, in this case to me and my friends, Gary, Ed, Don and Paul. In the same spirit I express our gratitude to you and your group, most especially to Ara, that most excellent guide.

Sincerely,

Jack Darrow
14.09.2018
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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.

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

Silachi

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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