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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Площадь Республики

Площадь Республики, расположенная в самом сердце столицы, считается одной из самых красивых городских площадей в мире. Она известна своими поющими фонтанами и вел See more details

Монастырь Хор Вирап

Монастырь славится богатой историей. Во время правления царя Трдат III, Григорий Просветитель пытался распространить христианство в Армении, которое не было одобре See more details

Храм Гарни

Предположительно крепость Гарни была основана в 1 веке до н.э. и была посвящена Богу Михр. Храм состоит из 24 колонн, которые символизировали 24 часа дня. Храм простоял See more details

Монастырь Севанаванк

В 8-м веке несколько монахов поселились на бывшем острове Севан и начали строить свои церкви. Благодаря своему удобному стратегическому расположению, к ним присоед See more details

Гошаванк

Монастырь Гошаванк еще один шедевр древней армянской архитектуры. Монастырь расположен в густых дубовых лесах живописного района Дилижан, в селе Гош. Гошаванк ког See more details

Монастырь Нораванк великолепная панорама

В Армении действительно очень много церквей. Но во множестве всех этих церквей, невозможно найти две похожие друг на друга. Это характерно не только для армянских ц See more details

Дилижан - Армянская Швейцария

Дилижан, называющийся «Маленькой Швейцарией» Армении, стоящее место для посещениятуристов и остановки на ночь. В этом лесистом городке много примеров традиционно See more details

Feel The Road

5 days / 4 nights

Day 1

Yerevan – Yeghegnadzor - Sevan

Driving from Yerevan to the south of Armenia approaching the point closer to the mountain Ararat, from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of big and small Ararats. This place is also called Khor Virap (Ancient Deep Prison), where the future first patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church, Grigor Lusavorich, was imprisoned for 13 years. Continuing driving to Noravank via grand canyon, looking through famous caves where the ancient wine factory (6100 years ago) and oldest leather shoes (5500 years old) have been found and excursion in Noravank Monastery. Noravank Monastery is situated on a ledge of a deep winding gorge of a tributary of the Arpa River in Vayots Dzor District. One of the masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture Noravank means “New Monastery”. Built during the 13th – 14th centuries by architects Siranes and Momik, it grew in the reign of Princes Orbelyan of Syunik. In the 13th -14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently, a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia. Driving through Selim pass via the road gradually climbing up over 2,410m and following the historic Silk Road. This is one of the best places to see what fabled Silk Route looked like centuries ago visiting on the way Selim Caravanserai built by Prince Chesar Orbelian in 1331, this inn accommodated travelers and their animals as they traversed the Silk Road through the Selim Pass. Driving from Selim Caravanserai to Sevan. Hotel accommodation in Sevan and picnic at the shore of Lake Sevan (Sevan’s famous fish barbeque). Visiting Peninsula and Sevanavank monastery once located on the Sevan island (now peninsula in Gegharkunik district). The island was strengthened with fort walls during the bronze century. During the 9th century Sevan became the royal citadel of the Syuniats kings. In 874 the daughter of King Ashot Bagratuni - Mariam, built the Arakelots and the St. Astvatzatzin (Holy Virgin) churches. Overnight in Sevan

 

Day 2

Sevan – Dilijan Natrional Park – Ijevan State Sanctuary – Koghb Village

Breakfast at the hotel. Driving to Dilijan National Park including the upstream pool of Aghstev river, and surrounded with the Lesser Caucasus mountains. Here we will visit Lake Parz (Clear Lake), which is one of the beautiful lakes of Armenia. It is situated in the heart of the dense forest at the altitude of 1400 meters above the sea level. We will perfectly explore an admirable breathtaking harmony of the lake and surrounding rich fauna and flora. Picnic at the shore of Parz Lake. Driving to Acharkut village entering onto the Kirants Gorge, consists of hilly slopes covered with broad-leaf forests interspersed with open glades of various types and rock outcrops in the upper and wider parts of the gorge. Driving along the Gorge by the bank of Kirants river visiting beautiful lake, and enjoying the surrounding natural sights. Driving towards Koghb village passing Mshkavank monastery complex built in XIII century located close to the Koghb village, on a high plateau, surrounded by a forest and continuing to drive by forest lands of adjacent Zikatar Sanctuary, which is represented by species, various types of relief and corresponding rich plant diversity characteristic for the Caucasus broad-leave forests. Driving through forest route to the gorge of Koghb River having natural mineral water called “TTU Water” and coffee break in the forest. Driving through forest route to Zikatar Hotel located in the forest surrounded by the rich flora. Dinner and accommodation in the Zikatar hotel.

 

Day 3

Koghb – Alaverdi town - Stepanavan Dendropark

 

 

Breakfast and checkout. Driving to Sanahin Village, through several north Armenian villages and where we will explore hospitality of local population, having coffee in one of houses, tasting Armenian dishes, introduction of their traditions and also enjoying the surrounding nature rich of mountainous forest. Driving via village way and taking forest route we will visit one of the most beautiful place in northern Armenia called Sanahin monastery complex included in UNESCO Heritage Site, built 966 A.C. and standing on a high plateau, amidst low structures, they rise sharp against the background of steep forest-grown slopes of Bazum ridge. Entering inside of the structure with amazing architecture we will find out interesting stories about this religious, educational and cultural center, which is also rich with marvelous Armenian Cross Stones (Khachkars). Driving along Debed River canyon to the connection of Dzoraget river, from where we will drive up to the mountains surrounded by beautiful natural and historical sites. Having small picnic with sweets and coffee break we will continue our way to Stepanavan Dendropark. Accommodation in “Sochut” Hotel in Stepanavan Dendropark. Rest. Walking in the Dendropark area, which is one of the most remarkable natural zones in Armenia. The park is a wonderful place which makes you feel like in a fairy tale with its fabulous nature, fresh air, and birds’ songs. One could walk there all the time and never get bored. The area of botanic garden is about 35 hectares. It consists of natural forest (17,5 ha) and trees of different sorts (15 ha). Mostly the plants were brought from Yerevan botanic garden, but there are also species from different countries all over the world: Georgia, Ukraine Russia, Germany, France, Portugal, China, USA and so on. Now in Dendropark there are about 500 species of plants. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Stepanavan.

 

Day4

Stepanavan Dendropark – Aragats Mountain – Amberd Fortress – Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Driving to the south west around Aragats Mountain to Amberd Fortress built during the 10th century. The mansion and some parts of the fortress’s wall were constructed in the VII century. We will enjoy the landscape surrounding the fortress and alpine flowers. Driving to Aragats mountain which is the highest mountain of Armenia and the forth of Armenian highland. The mountain has four summits. The highest of them is the Northern (4090m), in the second place is the North-Western (4080m), then the Eastern (3916m) comes and the last one is the Southern (3879m). The length of foot outline is 200km. There is a crater (length - 3 km, depth - 350m) between the summits which in the south-eastern part is connected with the surrounding by erosion cleft up. We will drive up till the Lake Kari. Its altitude is 3207m, surface area 0,12 sq. km., and depth 9m. It was formed from ice deposits. The lake mostly is surrounded by snow and its water is quite cool. From Lake Kari begins Arkashen River. Lunch on the way to Yerevan. Visiting Armenian Genocide Memorial and Genocide Museum in the Park of Tsitseranakaberd. Visiting Matenadaran in Yerevan known as The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. The earliest mention of the term Matenadaran, which means "repository of manuscripts" in Armenian, was recorded in the writings of the 5th century A.D. Matenadaran contains over 16,000 manuscripts documenting the centuries-old history of the Armenian nation, art, literature, and natural sciences. Manuscript art is one of the most unique examples of Armenia’s medieval culture. Visiting Yerevan famous Brandy factory established in XIX century. Accommodation in the hotel. Rest. Dinner in Yerevan. After dinner, guests will embark on an evening tour of Yerevan city that includes stop at Victory Park - Mother Armenia and view of Yerevan, walking down to the Cascade , visiting the monument to famous architect A. Tamanyan, Opera House and through nice Northern prospect walking towards the Republic Square, where you can enjoy the Large Dancing Water Fountains.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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