Travel to Nagorno-Karabakh – 5 days

5 days/4 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
605USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Visit the country standing on the crossroads of the East and West Visit Armenian medieval masterpiece - Gandzasar Monastery Admire the beauty of Shushi town Experience the authentic rural life of Nagorno-Karabakh Taste the famous national dish of Karabakh, zhengyalov hats, prepared of extremely tasty local herbs
Stepanakert - Gandzasar - Zhengyalov Hats

ITINERARY

Introduction

Tours to Nagorno-Karabakh will acquaint you with hospitable people and a cozy atmosphere of this ancient Armenian region. You will enjoy the most famous sights, the delicious local cuisine, exotic and ancient culture.

Explore Nagorno-Karabakh with Arara

Day 1 - Transfer to Yerevan - Free Day

The sights of Yerevan
Arrival, meeting at the airport, transfer to Yerevan and check-in at the hotel.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Yerevan - Noravank - Shushi

Shushi - Noravank
Your trip will continue to the Southern direction through Ararat Valley. Nowhere else the Biblical Ararat has such a magnificent view. You will continue your trip to Vayots Dzor region where through a narrow canyon you will reach Noravank medieval monastery (13th c) situated amidst amazing red rocks. Trip to Nagorno-Karabakh – the region of Armenia unique by its nature and beauty. Visiting the heroic town of Shushi that used to be the administrative, cultural, political and religious center of the whole Karabakh. Visiting the city museum and the picturesque Jdrduz canyon.
Overnight: hotel in Shushi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Stepanakert - Gandzasar - Tigranakert - Shushi

Stepanakert - Gandzasar
Trip to the monastery of 13th century – Gandzasar (“The Treasure Mountain” in Armenian’). Gandzasar is one of the masterpieces of Armenian medieval architecture and really surprises by its splendor. From here opens a magnificent view to the Khachen River valley. The trip to Tigranakert, an ancient city founded by Tigran the 2nd in the 1st c. B.C. Visiting the museum where all the archaeological finds are shown. The excavations in Tigranakert are still going on. Visiting the symbol of Artsakh (Karabakh) – the monument “We and our Mountains”. The capital of Artsakh – Stepanakert – is a nice city with friendly people and cozy atmosphere. Small walking through Stepanakert, visiting the local market. Returning to Shushi.
Overnight: hotel in Shushi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Tatev - Halidzor - Yerevan

Tatev - Halidzor
Trip to Halidzor village, from where you’ll take the world’s longest aerial tramway (5,7 km) “Wings of Tatev” to the monastery of Tatev. Besides possessing a unique beauty, in the Middle Ages Tatev was the great center for education and science, as the most famous Armenian medieval university was located here. A way back to Halidzor by aerial tramway and returning to Yerevan.
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in DBL room at 3* hotels (4 nights)
  • Breakfast and 3 lunches
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Visa fee
  • All transfers in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • The fee of the cable car “Wings of Tatev”
  • 1 bottle (0.5 litre) of water per day per person
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee

REVIEWS

Paulette Whitelkettle 08.09.2018

Guide: Our guide, Yeva, was wonderful! She made our week delightful. She was professional but extremely likable. She is amazingly knowledgeable. The information she gave us enhanced our experience enormously.  She did a great job knowing how much talking to do  and what information we would find interesting. She paved the way and lead us.  There were at least three times in which we asked to change the itinerary midstream. She went with the flow and cooperated with our every wish and adapted the itinerary cheerfully.  She helped us to fall in love with Armenia.

Driver: He did a fine job.

Car: Fine

Hotels: We enjoyed all of  the hotels although  some were challenging regarding being handicapped accessible.

What did you like best in your trip?
I enjoyed the entire trip but especially liked the cable car day

What didn’t you like in the trip?
The winery

What would you add to your trip?

Would you recommend our company to your friends? 
Yes. I intend to. It was excellent.
I also want to thank you, Lucine,  for all your help in planning the trip. That too was a big part of giving us a week will always remember!

Marisol 15.12.16

Sending you this email to thank you for a wonderful tours we had despite the odd weather conditions in this time of the year.

We surely appreciated the efforts made in ensuring our tours to be successful, safe and memorable.

Please also extend our warm gratitude to Narek for being an amazing guide for 3 days.

We hope to be back by summer:)

Advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

Avan Shushi Plaza Hotel

Silachi Hotel

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

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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May 14, 2019

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Sep 21, 2019

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Sep 21, 2019

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Tuesday

May 14, 2019

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Saturday

May 18, 2019

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Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019

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Saturday

Jun 15, 2019

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Tuesday

Jul 16, 2019

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Jul 20, 2019

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Aug 27, 2019

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Aug 31, 2019

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605 USD

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Sep 17, 2019

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Sep 21, 2019

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605 USD

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Any date

from Yerevan
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Sep 21, 2019

to Yerevan
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2+

605 USD

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