John & Anne Darwins, Daniel & Lisa Smiths
We would highly recommend Araratour Company to anyone looking for a unique and adventurous trip to Georgia. The hikes were challenging, but the views were absolutely worth it. Also, we especially loved staying in the traditional guesthouses and trying the local cuisine. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, making sure we had a great time and really made the trip special.
We recently visited Georgia which was an amazing experience provided by Araratour. The itinerary was well-planned and we got to visit all the major cultural and historical sites in Georgia. We visited ancient churches and monasteries, explored the stunningly beautiful Kazbegi region, and tried delicious Georgian cuisine. Especially we want to highlight our visit to the ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe and the stunningly beautiful Gergeti Trinity Church. The guide was very kind, friendly and informative about Georgian culture and history. Our recommendation is high for this tour to anyone who wants to see the best of Georgia.
I recently went on the Hiking Tour in Tusheti, and it was an unforgettable experience. The scenery was breathtaking, the hiking was challenging but rewarding, and the landscapes were absolutely stunning. The accommodations were comfortable; however, toiletries and towels were missed from bathroom. The guide was fantastic, providing us with plenty of information about the places we visited and sharing their passion for Georgian culture and history.
Thank you Maria. You arranged one of our best trips ever. Enjoyed every single part of our Caucasus trip, comfortable hotels in the city center, delicious cuisines, and breathtaking sites. Thank you once more. Best wishes
Hi Sati! How are you? We are in Qatar now, visiting our son here before going back home to Illinois. Our group wants to thank you again for all the trip arranegments. We had a fantastic time in your area. We really liked all the sites you put for us in the tour itinerary, the nature, food all was magificent. We drank water from the water fountains in Armenia, I still remember its taste, never tasted such water, we brough a few bottles with us. Really liked how comfortable the car you chose for our group; it helped to pass some of the rough roads with ease. The only issue we had was with the air conditioner in the Sheki hotel, though I can't mention how quickly the hotel staff solved it. I would definitely recommend your agency to anyone who wants to have a great experience in the Caucasus. Some of my friends are already interested!
Janet and Stephen Murphy
First, Emma, we wanna thank you and Arara team for the care we got before and during the whole tour. We appreciate your detailed and quick communication. Also, thank you for prioritizing our needs and preferences. As for the tour, I liked how the whole trip was organized and entertaining. Our guides in all the countires gave us good insight into the history and culture of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. We had a wonderful opportunity to meet the locals in Armenia, these were people I would talk to endlessly and enjoy their company, truly hospitable and welcoming. First when we read the news that the Azerbaijan-Georgia land border is closed, we were really devastated thinking we had to postpone our tour again, but Baku-Tbilisi flight transfer was the perfect solution to make our tour happen and keep the smooth flow of our tour. In short, those 21 days were worth it; my spouse and I are very satisfied. Hope to be back to your region one day!
Frank Van de Craen
Best hotel in Baku, but noisy outside in the evening ! Switch of hotels in Tbilissi, then equally good as in Baku. Good hotel also in Yerevan. TV in the room: limited English speaking channels in Baku, sufficient ones in Tbilissi, none in Yerevan !
OK drivers, the one in Georgia was sometimes speeding. I sprained my hip (lightly) on a bump in Georgia (coming back from Kazbek mountain).
Good quality guides in the three countries. Inna in Azerbaidjan was the most talkative. Sophie in Georgia was a bit less good in the details. Raffi in Armenia liked to tell anecdotes (contents of truth not always verifiable).
Overall organisation pretty good. Connections with the outside world unfortunately not good at all ! Very bad arrival and departure times and expensive tickets.
Partner from Brazil
Good morning Maria! Thank you for your message. I received news from the guests, as they arrived in Yerevan. Yes, they are very satisfied and having a good time. They are posting nice pictures on Facebook. They are very pleased with the guide Ani in Armenia. Thank you very much for your assistance!
Sati Thank you. I have really enjoyed the trip and the great things we have seen on our journey
Particular thanks must go to Levon our guide in Armenia. Also to the mountain guide Barsho, for the one day in the mountains in Georgia and to the 2 drivers all of whom did a brilliant job
The Georgia and Armenia Highlights Tour was one of the best trips I have ever taken. AraraTours we’re flawless in there arrangements and the guides, accommodations, meals, itinerary perfect. Thank you for taking care of me and showing me these two gems.
A fantastic journey to Georgia and Armenia to discover
Caucasian lands, people, nature, history and culture! I thank a lot my manager Mary who made it comfortable, safe and easy. Mary is a helpful, friendly, warm-hearted person who communicates professionally and does her best to feel her tourists a real hospitality of the Georgian and Armenian people. I appreciate a lot as well our guides and drivers - Temo, Sophie and Valery in Georgia and Raffi and Vagram in Armenia - they were intelligent, joyful, experienced and kind to all members of our group and we spent unforgettable moments together. We visited lots of interesting historical and cultural places in different regions of the countries, enjoyed breathtaking views of Caucasian nature, got acquainted with people and their customs and traditions, tasted best wine and delicious food and even danced national dances))
iI really enjoyed my journey and international company and would recommend this tour to anyone
Paul and Jenny Robinson
Sati, we just got back home tired after the long flights and layovers. But it was worth after having this amazing time in your region. None of my friends have traveled to the Caucasus but all of them are already very interested in visiting the 3 countries after I showed our pictures and shared some experience. Thanks for the perfect organisation of the trip. We liked our guides, the drivers were also good and careful on roads, which made us feel comfortable and safe. We had a long drive from Georgia to Armenia but it was tolerable as we had stops at great sites, the Haghartin monastery complex, Dilijan and lake Sevan, the latter I rank one of my top favorite sites in the Caucasus. Though it was good that we avoided the long drive from Baku to Tbilisi because the land border was closed. I liked the flight transfer option more. So I would say it was even better the land border did not open. You may offer this option to the other groups as well later who do not like long drives. We bought lots of gifts for our friends and family members including the Armenian brandy Ararat, you know, they want to order more now. Wish you all the best Sati and Arara team. My friends will contact you directly for their Caucasus trip in 2023.