Matyushin Boris and Lena
Best regards and gratitude,
S. T. and J. A.
Susann and I have just finished looking through all the pictures and videos from Georgia and Armenia last week, and we wanted to circle back and send a short email praising the tour and tour guides that we booked with Arara.
Avet was personable and punctual, and was very flexible in accommodating changes to the itinerary - especially when we opted to remove some churches and stay at Lake Sevan for longer than originally planned. We enjoyed the SAS Food Court that he took us to on the first day, which became a daily pit stop while we were in Armenia.
Davit was extremely patient and eager to show his country to us in addition to being very knowledgable of the history and background of various sites, caucasian music, and culinary dishes. He also was a great driver, especially driving to Gergeti Trinity Church in the pouring rain and fog - his car was spacious and fit for that very purpose. The highlight for us was the khinkali restaurant, there was unplanned singing and dancing - we think Davit relaxed a bit and had fun as well.
We both agreed that we would recommend both tour guides to our friends and acquaintances should they ever travel to Armenia and/or Georgia, and we would go through Arara again for future travel in the region. The personalized tour was definitely the way to go :)
We very much enjoyed the itinerary, lots of sun and fresh scenery - thank you again for your patience in coordinating! All the best!
Warm regards and all the best,
What did you like best about your trip? Beautiful scenery, monuments. Good balance of guided and free time.
What didn't you like about your trip? Guides could have been more informative. In Georgia, guide lacked knowledge of subject matter and did not cover itinerary as well as we would have hoped.
What would you add to your trip? Nothing. But thinking it might have been better to have a driver and guide rather than driver/guide. It may have been difficult for the guide to provide information while focusing on driving and his breaks.