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Amusement Parks in Armenia

Amusement Parks in Yerevan

Armenia is a perfect destination for a vacation and holidays with children and family. In Armenia, every member of your family will be able to find something to his soul and taste. Armenia offers a sunny climate and diverse landscape for lovers of extreme sports or fans of...
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National Restaurants in Armenia

The Armenian national cuisine is a subject of pride for Armenians and the subject of envy for its neighbors! Ethnic cuisine in Armenia has more than 2,000 years of existence, and fully reflects the traditions and customs of this ancient people. After all, in the preparation and...
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Currency Exchange in Armenia

Currency Exchange in Armenia

Every traveler while planning a vacation, often wonders in what currency it is most advantageous to take cash when traveling, and whether it is necessary to take the money in cash or use a credit card? In this article, we’ll help you sort out this issue and tell you about the...
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Holidays in Armenia for people with disabilities

Holidays in Armenia for People with Disabilities

Armenia – a little gem, hidden among mountain peaks is a country with endless possibilities, which is pleased to open up its doors for all the guests. In Armenia, everyone can find something close to his soul: the country offers unlimited possibilities for the lovers of the...
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Top 4 options for holidays in Armenia with kids

The sacred land of Armenia every year attracts more and more tourists to travel through the centuries, to make a pilgrimage to the important religious shrines, to get acquainted with the rich history and culture of the Armenian people. Armenia is the perfect destination to spend...
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Sport and Recreation Complexes in Yerevan

It is always necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and vacation is not a reason to give up sports activities! “Arara” offers you the best sports complexes and clubs in Yerevan, where you will have the opportunity to keep fit anytime you need. Sport and Recreation...
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Yerevan Metro

Yerevan Metro

One of the symbols of Yerevan is the Metro after Karen Demirchyan. Not every city can afford the luxury of the metro. Nowadays in Yerevan, the underground operates with impressive engineering and architectural structure, which is surprising especially considering such a complex...
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Pubs in Yerevan

Pubs in Yerevan

Looking the best bars and pubs in Yerevan? You are on the right way. The capital’s bars and pubs will be an excellent alternative for leisure activities with friends, especially if you have had enough of “spiritual food” and are looking for entertainment....
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Nightlife in Yerevan

Yerevan – “the city of pink stone” – is amazingly beautiful! At sunset, the city puts on bright colors of neon lights, which give it a gloss and festive mood. During the warmer seasons, especially in summer, the city after dark even more animated. During...
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Local Drinks in Armenia

An important part of the culture and history of any nation is its traditional cuisine. Armenian cuisine is one of the oldest in Asia and the oldest among the people of the Caucasus and Transcaucasia. Archaeologists claim that the Armenians have already 2500 years ago had an idea...
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Armenian Films

The Best Armenian Films

Armenian films shot in Soviet times are real masterpieceс of the cinematography. They are full of national colors, ideas about love to the motherland, good jokes, and sometimes profound sadness. Watching them, you can enjoy the play of legendary actors and enjoy the beautiful...
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Visa to Armenia

Visa to Armenia

One of the first questions that arises before the travelling around any foreign country is, of course, the issue of a visa. We decided to make it easier for tourists to get information concerning obtaining visa to Armenia. In this article, you will learn the citizens of which...
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MyBike Yerevan

Bike rental in Armenia

Day by day traffic-jam problems are bothering residents of big cities more and more. Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, does not stay far behind from megacities and the problems with heavy roads are becoming more common with the increasing numbers of cars. During rush hours traffic...
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Summer Festivals in Armenia

The sacred land of Armenia, the land chosen by God, generously gifted with delicious, ripe and juicy fruits, this land of sun and mountains attracts tourists and foreigners by its thousand-year-old history and rich spiritual culture. But among other things, in summer many...
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SPA in Armenia

SPA in Armenia

SPA procedures are becoming more and more popular among the inhabitants of large cities. That is not surprising – the treatment with “sea gifts”, massages, body wraps – all this helps to relax and get rid of the accumulated tension and stress so inherent...
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Mobile Operators in Armenia

When planning your holidays it is very important to study not only the culture, local customs and traditions of the intended destination in advance, the so-called “tourism subtleties”, but also take into consideration various technical aspects and possible problems...
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Street Art in Yerevan

Today we will tell you about interesting art projects and street art in Yerevan. Ready to make a virtual stroll around the city and admire the works of Armenian artists and designers? Then go ahead! Street art in Yerevan: City arches Urban arches are the integral part of any...
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IT in Armenia

It is already a well-known fact that the information and high technologies, as well as their implementation in various sectors of activities, are one of the main driving forces of global growth since the last few decades. In this article, we want to introduce you to the IT...
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Palm Sunday and Easter in Armenia

Palm Sunday and Easter in Armenia

The connection between God and Armenia is unique. The first in the world to adopt Christianity as the state religion, the country still honors all the ancient Christian customs, traditions and morals. Every year, thousands of believers make a pilgrimage to the Armenian shrines...
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Taxi in Yerevan

Taxi in Yerevan

For a pleasant, easy and non-burdensome travel comfort and convenience are extremely important, the key to which primarily is the availability of means of transportation, especially for independent and free tourists who have decided to explore the country, traveling the length...
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Iran

Holiday in Iran

Our company “Arara” is ready to offer you not only fascinating tours to Armenia and Georgia. More recently, we have developed a new interesting Armenia & Iran Sightseeing Tour. And for those who are interested in holiday in Iran, its beautiful places and...
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Amberd Fortress

Castles and fortresses in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

In the world history at all times and in all the wars the geographical location of the country has always played an extremely crucial and exceptional role in the conduct of military operations. In this respect, the Armenian Highland possesses particular strategic value. Due to...
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Wine making in Armenia

Winemaking in Armenia

Armenia is known as the cradle of winemaking, as according to the legend, the wine development in the Armenian valley goes back to biblical times, when our forefather Noah, after landing on the sacred Mount Ararat planted the first vine on its slopes. The wine was a kind of...
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Baptism in Armenia

Baptism in Armenia

Armenia is often called the “cradle of Christianity”. And that is no just an accident: Armenians are the first nation in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301, building and developing their traditions and culture based on Christian morality....
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Armenian Music

Armenian Music

Every nation in the history of its existence leaves indelible art heritage in the form of monuments, paintings, works of literature, architecture, and of course, music. The music in the history of Armenia has played an enormous role in the formation of the national consciousness,...
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Armenian Brandy

Armenian Brandy

The fame of the Armenian cognac has already spread around the world: it is loved and known in Europe, America and many other countries. Do you want to know more about Armenian cognac, learn its history and get acquainted with the prices? Then keep reading and you will get a lot...
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Rivers of Armenia

For such a mountainous and rocky country like Armenia, rivers are considered to be a divine gift. In this “Land of stones” rivers are natural and spiritual wealth, as well as national pride and the call of the soul. Despite the fact that the rivers in Armenia are not...
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Recipes of Armenian Sweet Dishes

Have you already used our recipes and cooked the most delicious and popular Armenian national dishes? Now it’s time to move on to desserts and learn how to cook sweet Armenian delicacies. The best recipes of the Armenian national sweets are waiting for you in this article:...
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The Best Recipes of the Armenian Cuisine

Probably, many of you have already tried some of the national Armenian dishes. Maybe you liked them so much that decided to prepare yourself for your relatives and friends? In this case we have some good news: we decided to ease your task and collect all the best traditional...
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The Monuments and Sculptures of Yerevan

Armenia – “a country of rocks” as it is sometimes called – is home to many talented masters of stones, who’ve created and continues creating beautiful stone masterpieces, monuments and sculptures. And the capital, Yerevan, is especially rich in...
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Water in Armenia

Probably many of you have heard that the water in Armenia is considered one of the most delicious and purest in the world. Indeed, the water here is supplied from the pure natural sources and it can be drunk straight from the tap without boiling, without fear for the health....
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Winter in Armenia

Seasons in Armenia: an overview for tourists

Located in the southwestern part of Asia Armenia meets all four seasons with bright saturated colors, special aroma and flavor. And despite the common opinion that it is better to visit our country in the warm months, when there are lots of juicy fruits and vegetables, most...
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Armenian Phrases for Tourists

Mainly Russian-speaking tourists traveling in Armenia feel comfortable in the issue of communication with the locals. There is no language barrier, as most Armenians, especially those living in the capital have very good command of the Russian language. What concerns English, it...
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Hotels in Yerevan

Brand Hotels in Armenia

Luxurious and comfortable hotels belonging to the world-renowned global chains have been opened in Armenia as well. In this article, we present to your attention a detailed guide, which we hope will help you make the right choice. Brand Hotels in Armenia: Marriott Armenia...
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Armenian Duduk

For centuries, the music of the national musical instrument “duduk” has accompanied all the important events in the life of the Armenian people: weddings, funerals, national songs and dances. And now it is impossible to imagine Armenian music without soft, lyrical,...
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Armenian Cross Stones

Armenia is often called a land of stones. And indeed: on the territory of our country various kinds of stones such as tuff, basalt, travertine, obsidian are mined. However, our country has as well absolutely unique stones that have no analogs in the world. Would you like to know...
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Budget Entertainment in Armenia

During the economic crisis holiday in Armenia is becoming more and more popular. This is not surprising: inexpensive food, accommodation and transportation is a huge saving for those with a small budget. In addition to these important factors, we want to introduce you to some...
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Honda Pilot Test Drive in Armenia

This October in Moscow was held a tender  during which Armenia was chosen as the venue for the test drive of new Honda Pilot (the third generation). Our «Arara» Company  has received a request for the organization of this major event and we are pleased to announce that we were...
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Armenian Dance “Kochari”

Probably many of you are already familiar with the history and detailed description of the Armenian national dances in our previous article. Today we want to tell you in more detail about one of them – the oldest and probably the most popular – kochari. After the...
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Armenian food market

Armenian Sweet Dishes

Probably, you’ve already got familiar from our previous articles with the history and description of the Armenian national cuisine and the most popular dishes. Now it’s time to pay special attention to the Armenian sweet delicacies, which are unlikely to leave...
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Armenian Holidays

Armenians celebrate holidays brightly and lavishly, the tables are always full of all sorts of goodies and all around reigns fun, festive and colorful atmosphere! In this article, we’d like to introduce you to the most favorite holidays of Armenians, and if you manage to...
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National Parks of Armenia

If you prefer to have a rest in the lap of beautiful nature or if you are interested in ecotourism we present an interesting and detailed information about the most well-known National Parks of Armenia. National Parks of Armenia: Khosrov Forest Reserve Khosrov Forest Reserve is...
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Holy Echmiadzin

There are so many unique historical places in Armenia that are really worth visiting because of their beauty and uniqueness. However, to visit Armenia and not to see Echmiadzin will mean not to see Armenia at all. This town occupies a great place in the life of Armenian people,...
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Armenian customs and traditions

The culture and customs of Armenians have formed for centuries. A bit hot-tempered but open-hearted and good-natured at the same time, Armenians are famous for their kindness and hospitality, respect for adults, strong family values and gentle attitude to children. Almost all the...
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Tbilisi

Holiday in Georgia

Arara Tour is very friendly towards its foreign neighbors and is ready to offer you an unforgettable holiday, not only in Armenia but also in Georgia. Armenia and Georgia, as two neighboring ancient Christian countries have many similarities in their traditions and genuine...
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Armenian Mountains

Armenia is sometimes called «the mountainous island» as the mountains here are everywhere: unique, majestic and inviting – a real delight for lovers of hiking, trekking, and mountaineering! If you prefer active holidays in the lap of beautiful nature, read on and we will...
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Paragliding Open Cup in Armenia

Paragliding Open Cup in Armenia

As it is well-known, Armenian natural landscapes and the climate are perfect for such a wonderful activity as paragliding. The flying places here are various, have simple relief and predictable macrometeorology. Over the recent years, the interest in paragliding in Armenia has...
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Weddings in Armenia

Each country has its own wedding traditions, but, probably, none of them can be compared with Armenian ones for their colorfulness and beauty. It would be a great omission on our part not to tell you about unique old and new Armenian wedding traditions and why not maybe some of...
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Free Wi-Fi in Yerevan

For any tourist traveling around a foreign country, it is very important to be in touch and maintain communication with friends and family. Fortunately, the modern world offers a variety of comfortable and not very expensive options, among which the cheapest and the most reliable...
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6 options for spending winter in Armenia

For many people Armenia is associated with the sun, summer and warm weather, but, in fact, this country is no less beautiful and attractive in winter period. Many regions are covered with white fluffy snow, the cities are beautifully decorated and everywhere you will feel the...
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Parks in Yerevan

Yerevan is a cozy hospitable city that has so many interesting things to offer to its foreign guests. One of its characteristic features is a large number of green beautifully designed parks created for a pleasant rest and interesting pastime. Below we present the most favorite...
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Lakes of Armenia

Armenian nature is beautiful and varied: mountain landscapes, alpine steppes and meadows, wild rivers and azure lakes. Below we offer you to get acquainted with the most beautiful and famous lakes of the country that deserve your special attention. Once in Armenia try to visit...
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Vernissage

Vernissage in Yerevan: photo reportage

Right in the center of Yerevan near the Republic Square, there is a colorful fair “Vernissage” – the favorite place of all the tourists and guests visiting Armenia. Artists, craftsmen, jewelers, potters and seamstresses bring their amazing works here and every weekend from 10:00...
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6 options for spending summer in Armenia

Summer is a perfect time for visiting Armenia. It is important to note that it starts long before the calendar date and lasts till the end of September. The weather is mostly clear, hot and sunny with few rainy days. It is in summer when you will be able to maximally enjoy the...
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Chess in Armenia

Armenia is sometimes called «the chess capital of the world» and besides it is said not by the locals but by prestigious and reputable foreign media such as CNN, BBC, France Press, and others. And do you want to know why? Keep reading and you will learn many interesting things...
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6 “must-visit” cultural places in Armenia

The cultural life of Armenia is rich and very interesting. Here any tourist will find something to his own taste and preferences. In this article, we offer 6 “must-visit” cultural places in Armenia that will be interesting for all the guests of our country. Cultural...
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Prices in Armenia

One of the reasons why tourists prefer to spend their holiday in Armenia are very affordable prices. Below we will acquaint you with the prices for various goods and services in Armenia, so that you can feel comfortable after your arrival. Prices in Armenia: Currency To begin...
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Waterfalls of Armenia

Armenian nature surprises by its majesty and diversity. Here you can see everything: mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and even waterfalls. Below we present the most amazing and well-known waterfalls of Armenia that inspire and amaze by their majestic beauty. Visit these unique...
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Top 5 “must-taste” dishes in Armenia

The tourists visiting any foreign country always want to try some interesting exotic national dishes. Local cuisine tells a lot about customs and traditions and helps to get a better knowledge of the country.  Armenia has a lot to offer to its foreign guests: its national dishes...
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Top 8 reasons to visit Armenia

Do you want to move away from the repetitive monotony of everyday life and spend an unforgettable vacation? Are you tired of spending your holidays in the same familiar places and do you want to try something completely new? Are you interested in a rich ancient culture and...
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Adventure Travel in Armenia

Due to the geographical and climatic conditions, as well as the unique mountain landscapes Armenia is a very favorable country for the development of adventure travel. Here you can find everything: mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, gorges – in short everything that can...
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Street Food in Yerevan – a Guide for Tourists

For the tourists visiting any foreign country, it is always a question where to have a quick and safe snack. Of course, in any country there are lots of good restaurants offering varied and exquisite dishes, but the prices there are not low, and not always you have enough time or...
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UNESCO World Heritage Objects in Armenia

It is already several decades that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organizes an annual meeting where the members determine natural or man-made objects that need promotion and preservation because of their cultural, environmental or...
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Holiday in Aghveran

While most tourists prefer to have an active rest with lots of entertainments, some other people imagine the real rest only in the nature-surrounded area with no entertainment and even without any luxuries. Luckily for this kind of people Armenia is full of small, cozy places,...
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Festivals in Armenia

Every year various festivals dedicated to the national symbols and products take place in Armenia. Visiting one of them, you will immerse yourself in completely new and colorful atmosphere, get acquainted with some interesting traditions, taste national dishes and just have a lot...
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Armenian attractions for Arabic Tourists

Armenia is one of the few Christian countries in the world, which is almost totally surrounded by Muslim countries. Regardless of religion differences, local people have rather warm and friendly attitude towards their Muslim neighbours. And maybe that’s the reason that lately...
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Armenian Fruits

Armenia is a sunny country which every year pleases its inhabitants and guests with bright, juicy and fragrant fruits. Fruit cultivation is one of the leading sectors of Armenian agriculture. Favorable climatic zone and good water contribute to the fact that Armenian fruits have...
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Armenian Carpets

Armenian Carpets: General information Carpet weaving is a traditional craft, which is widespread in all Armenian regions. It is so hard to imagine an Armenian traditional home without national carpets. Since ancient times, they have been considered necessary household items for...
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Shopping in Armenia

In recent years, lots of shops, department stores and markets have been built in Armenia, where anyone can find clothes, souvenirs and other things for any taste and possibilities. Below we present a list of the most famous trading places of the country, which may interest...
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Holiday in Dilijan

Dilijan is a popular mountain and spa resort in Armenia. It is situated in the beautiful covered with forests Agstev Valley, 106 km north-east from Yerevan. Amazing nature, healthy, full of pine aroma air, mineral waters make this resort very popular among both local people and...
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Holiday in Jermuk

“Armenian world is a paradise, and its crown is Jermuk” – William Saroyan Jermuk city is located in the south-eastern part of Armenia, in the upper reaches of the river Arpa. Mild climate, healing mineral waters, beautiful nature – all these make Jermuk a...
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Holiday in Nagorno-Karabakh

Karabakh is a region in the eastern part of the Armenian Highlands. Since ancient times, this region has been famous for its amazing and unique nature: the high mountains covered with thick forests, deep gorges and canyons, caves and grottos, mountain streams, and numerous rivers...
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Museums of Armenia

If you want to learn about cultural and historical heritage of Armenia, then you should definitely visit Armenian museums. You will plunge into a whole new world and learn so many new and interesting things about both the life of Armenian geniuses and characteristic features of...
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Armenian National Cuisine

It is impossible to immerse oneself  in Armenian culture and not to try Armenian national dishes. The cuisine here is so rich and various, that it will satisfy the tastes and preferences of any tourist. Even the most rigorous gourmets won’t remain indifferent. Armenian...
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Armenian National Dances

If you are going to visit Armenia, you should definitely see Armenian national dances, as they reflect the history of the whole nation and will help you to get a closer touch with the country’s culture. Armenian National Dances: Description Each region and province in Armenia has...
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The Republic Square of Yerevan

If you are going to visit Armenia and its ancient capital Yerevan, then you should definitely visit the Republic Square, which is located in the center of Yerevan and is considered one of the most amazing and famous places of the capital. Also called “the heart of...
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Ecotourism in Armenia

Ecotourism in Armenia

Ecotourism in Armenia: Definition The term “ecotourism” was firstly used in the early 80-ies of XX century. However, a single definition is not revealed until now. Ecotourism – is a responsible travel to natural areas, which promotes conservation and improves...
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Travel Safety in Armenia

Travel Safety in Armenia: Crime rate Armenia is a country with a low crime rate. You can safely move around the city, go to public places and use the public transport, as the country has very low statistics on street crime, pickpocketing, and theft. It is also important to note...
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Holiday in Tsaghkadzor

Tsaghkadzor is a popular tourist town in the Republic of Armenia, that is located not far from the capital (50 km north-east from Yerevan). The town is famous for both summer and winter tourism and attracts tourists from all over the world as well as the local population. The...
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Cosy cafes in Yerevan

If you don’t know where to go or how to spend time in Yerevan  Arara tour can recommend various places. Many tourists complain about the fact that there are not so many unique cafes or restaurants, pubs in Yerevan. We are offering the most interesting places with a pleasant...
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Holiday at Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan: Legends Sevan is one of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world. Lake Sevan is called “the pearl of Armenia”. The Lake is covered with many stories and legends. Once upon a time, that place was covered with blooming fields and lush gardens. Under the...
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Transport in Armenia

Transport in Armenia-Traveler Information

Sometimes tourists don’t know how to escape the hustle of Yerevan city. That is why some people prefer to travel by taxi, choosing the opportunity to avoid route arrangement process. Tour operator Arara will help you to explore the diversity of transport in Armenia. Transport in...
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Hotels in Yerevan

How to choose a hotel in Armenia

The most important part of a good holiday is the right choice of your hotel. We often think that choosing a hotel is not so important, but the consequences of this process can complicate our vacation. In this article, Arara is offering several criteria that will help tourists to...
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Cosy restaurants in Armenia

Yerevan is one big city-restaurant. The inhabitants of the capital always welcome their guests with delicious, flavorful and preferably inexpensive food. It is very easy for tourists to get lost in the maze of the variety of cafes and restaurants, bars and cafes. Arara Tour is...
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Paragliding in Armenia

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: nonmotorized, lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. What it feels like to fly a paraglider? This is an unforgettable feeling that can’t be...
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Russian Travel Agencies Go Bankrupt

Today the fact that touristic business  in Russian Federation is experiencing decline is obvious. Starting from august 2 large touristic companies (Neva, Labirynt, Expo-tour) were forced to declare their bankruptcy because of non-perspective politics. Maksim Pirogov – the...
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