In the Land of Noah's Descendants

Highlights

Would you like to follow Noah’s route? Then you should visit Armenia!
Take a chance to visit the country that is graced with the biblical Mount Ararat, where Noah landed his ark. Ararat has always served as a symbol of the Armenian identity and has always reminded the Armenians about their glorious past and splendid future. Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world with the recorded history of more than 2000 years. This country with rich cultural heritage is always happy to welcome guests from all over the world to discover the treasures of the warm country. Being at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Armenia preserved its cultural and national identity, which is reflected in traditions, literature, architecture and even the national cuisine. The descendants of Noah will warmly welcome you in Armenia! Follow Noah’s route with us!

Feel the difference!

Itinerary

Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Meet and greet and then transfer to your hotel, afterward some leisure time at your disposal.

On the first day, our guide will be waiting for you at the lobby of the hotel to explore the capital city of Armenia − Yerevan. We will stop in the Matenadaran, which holds a rich collection of ancient manuscripts and books that have been preserved as national treasure over many centuries. After we finish our observation mission in the Matenadaran, we will head to Megerian carpet factory, where numerous rugs with different patterns and colors are exhibited in the museum of the factory, representing the long history of Armenian rug-making art. After admiring the museum and the process of making traditional carpets, we will be invited to taste exquisite Armenian dishes. In the evening you will be invited to take another stroll through the evening Yerevan. At the end of the day we will accompany you to the hotel.

The private day trip will start when the local driver-guide greets you at the lobby of your hotel in Yerevan in order to head to the Western province of Kotayk where two remarkable landmarks will be uncovered. On the way, you will admire the mountainous gorges and wooded hillsides. First one to be revealed is Geghard Monastery, which is carved out of a solid mountain. The complex was built in the IV century, although the main chapel was constructed in 1215. This is an incredible historical site full of natural beauty surrounding it. Next, you will depart to the village of Garni to have a stop and admire the natural ''Basalt Organs'' or, in other words, "The Symphony of Stones". Afterwards, you will continue the exploration by visiting the next well-known sight, Garni Temple, located in the same valley. This is the only non-Christian, religious structure in Armenia. The gorgeous view of mountains and cliffs around – it is the best place to take memorable pictures. Overall, a private return to the initial meeting point in Yerevan.

The day of adventurous discoveries starts from the XIII century monastic complex Saghmosavank, which rises high on the ridge carved by the River Kasagh. Later, we will head to the XI century Fortress of Amberd, situated on the top of the mountain, rewarding its guests magnificent and splendid views of untouched nature. We will continue our tour to Vahramashen Church, built on the same area. Nearby, we will have a picnic time and get ready for discovering new treasures of the country. Put your comfortable shoes on, as we are going to hike to Lake Qari , located on the highest mountain of Armenia − Aragats (4090 meters above sea level). This is a prefect destination for hiking lovers. Afterwards, we will continue our hiking tour to the southern peak of Aragats (3888 meters above sea level), where you will be served a magnificent panorama and a perfect view of the Mount Ararat. At the end of the day, you will have a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

Today, in the morning we will drive to the southern part of the country. The first stop will be at KhorVirap Monastery, standing high in the plain valley of Ararat. We will be gifted a flawless view of the Mount Ararat on a clear day. Next, we will drive to the wine-making center of the country − Areni. Here, we will have a traditional Armenian lunch and taste local wine at a family vineyard. Afterwards, we will drive to Amaghu Gorge, which is always twined with Grand Canyon, where one of the most beautiful monasteries called Noravank is situated. This is a perfect location for taking pictures and admiring the red cliffs. While there, we will have a coffee break in a cozy cave-cafe. In the evening we will arrive in Goris to stay overnight.

The new day will start with a delicious breakfast in Goris. Afterwards, we will visit the Old Khndzoresk Village. This will be a real gift for nature lovers. Here, the caves and rocks look like as they cracked the mountain and came out to the surface. Afterwards, we will continue to the Monastery of Tatev. The combination of architectural marvel together with divine nature around, make Tatev one of the most visited and photographed places in Armenia. While there, we will take the longest reversible ropeway of the world. We will have a chance to enjoy the stunning scenery of the steep gorge of the Vorotan River from the cabin of the ropeway. At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel in Goris.

Today, we will leave Goris and continue our tour to the caravanserai of Selim, located in the picturesque valley of Selim, which used to be a shelter for travelers and their animals. Later, we will head to Noratus, which is an ancient cemetery covered with khachkars. Near the village Hayrawank, on the western shore of Lake Sevan, we will visit the Hayravank Monastery built in the IX century, which overlooks gorgeous lake Sevan. Afterwards, we will head to Sevan peninsula to explore another precious ancient structure − Sevanavank Monastery. Due to great location, we will have a fantastic view over the ''Blue Pearl'' and its nearby area. In the evening we will depart to Dilijan and stay in a hotel.

Good morning from Armenia's ''Little Switzerland''. Dense forests, pristine landscapes and rolling hills surround the city and make it a green oasis in the province of Tavush. Not far from Dilijan, in a deep forest, Haghartsin Monastery will welcome us. It is a tranquil place surrounded by marvelous nature. Soon we will depart to Goshavank Monastery − another ancient place to admire. Later, the trekking will continue to Lake Gosh − a small piece of paradise with picturesque lake and lush forests that embrace the emerald island. In the evening you will be dropped-off at your hotel in Yerevan. 

The morning will begin with another city tour around the ancient city. Later we will visit Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. Next, we will proceed our tour to explore Etchmiadzin − the spiritual center of all Armenians. Along the way we will stop at the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral located in Ararat valley. Although the cathedral is fully ruined, it remains one of the most visited sights in the country, as it offers a magnificent view of the Mount Ararat. Our upcoming destination will be Aknashen village. Here you can take part in traditional "lavash" baking process as well as taste the best representation of Armenian local recipes.

Transfer to the airport. See you soon Armenia!

Price per person
Meals 1 - 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12
Double Room with Breakfast 1490 980 810 720 670 640
with Half Board 1610 1100 930 840 790 760
with Full Board 1730 1220 1050 960 910 880

* Single Room Surcharge - 250 EUR

** Prices can be different depending on the season

*** All prices are in EUR

What’s included
Transport

Hotel pick-up / drop-off

Airport transfer

Comfortable transportation according to the program in air-conditioned vehicles

Supervision

Local English-speaking guide

English or French hiking guide according to your wishes

High Mountain Expert Guide (1 day)

Hiking guide (1 day)

Meals and Drinks

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water

Wine tasting

Entrance

All entrance fees

Other

Travel documentation

Map

What’s excluded
Excluded

International flight

Medical insurance

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Tour Details
Group Type
Single, Group, Family
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Group Size
1 - 12
Guiding Method
Live Guide / Instructor
Guide Language
English / French / German / Russian

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