A Day of Horseback Riding in the Lush Province of Lori
Be the witness of an incredible adventure in canyons and plateau of Lori on the horseback. The panorama that opens up from the Dzoraget Canyon, pristine forests, exuberant vegetation of Lori will leave an everlasting impression on you. Marvel into the enchanting nature and reveal ageless structures, preserved over many centuries. At the beginning of the day, your guide will meet you at your hotel for heading to the northern region of Lori, a generous and lush-forested province. The region was an important fief of the Armenian nobility and inspired artists to create many works of Armenian art and literature. By the afternoon we will reach a small hamlet near Odzun where our horses and our guide will be waiting for us. Our guide will also be our instructor and will supervise us during the riding. We will start our riding experience through the Lori Canyon where we will pass along the Dzoraget River and its canyon of divine beauty. In this magical surrounding, we will have a stop to enjoy our meal. After a picnic, we will uncover the Hnevanq Monastery, situated on the opposite bank of the river. The construction of the monastery was financed in the 7th century by the representatives of the glorious princely Mamikonian family, former leaders of the Armenian military forces. The monastery has a gavit and various service buildings structured around the church. Our next stop will be the ancient "brother and sister" fortress on two opposite hills, which guide the passages through the canyon on each bank of the Dzoraget River. According to the legend, a brother and a sister from noble ancestry built a small fortress on each bank of the river to measure their power and to practice the art of handling weapons. Afterward, we will ride towards the starting point, where our comfortable vehicle will be waiting for us for giving us a safe transfer back to our hotel in the capital city Yerevan.
* The minimum number of participants for this excursion is 2 people. Solo travelers must pay the total amount for two to book the excursion.