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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

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details
Syunik

Blessed with a mountainous and highly rugged terrain Syunik region of Armenia suggested natural protection from enemies to its inhabitants who abundantly built fortresses in Medieval Syunik. Although in ruins, many of them have survived till our days. The region is rich with sights of internationally historical value. It embracese the mountain chains of Zangezour, Meghri and Syunik Highland. Syunik Region is considered to be the southern gates of Armenia. On the border with Iran is Meghri district, where, thanks to the unique natural and climatic conditions grow many subtropical and very tasty fruits like pomegranate, fig, persimmon, quince, etc.

 

Located some 17 kilometers away from Sisian near an ice lake, Ughtasar is one of the most important archeological findings in the territory of Armenia. You can always see blocks of ice in the lake and the snow almost never melts completely in roundabouts.

You can get to Ughtasar on an off-road vehicle in a nice weather from the beginning of July to the end of August. The name of the mountain derives from the word ught (meaning “camel”) due to its resemblance to a camel toe. The territory around the mountain and the mountain itself is famous for various petroglyphs engraved on the rocks. The latter are pictures depicted on black and grey stones of volcanic origin. You can find circles, spirals, spots, lines and other geometrical and abstract forms, as well as figures of animals and human beings, the hunting, cult and cosmos of the primeval person, flora and fauna in all its richness on those stones.

 

Have you ever wondered how people lived in ancient times with no central heating, no electricity and with no modern places of attraction? Have you ever had the desire to appear in the houses of the ancient people? Then Armenia gives you the chance.

Here in the captivating nature of Syunik Province, 8 kilometers away from the town of Goris, you can find yourself in the past and see the cave dwellings that the primeval people lived in. Surprisingly, though, people have still lived there some 50-60 years ago notwithstanding the development of science and life in general.

The sight is called Khndzoresk, a place where a visitor can feel as if the time stopped at some point in the past just for us to admire all the beauty of the wildness. The name Khndzoresk is literally translated from Armenian as “apple like”, as many varities of apple trees were grown here. According to another version the village was called Khor Dzor or Khordzoresk (Deep Gorge) due to its location. The village is also famous for participation in the liberation movement of David Bek.

 

Being situated not far from the city of Kapan, in the lush forests of the Armenian snazzy nature, Vahanavank can be outlined against the bright blue sky on the rocky hills. From above you can enjoy the splendid panorama all around, including the Vahanadzor canyon.

Vahanavank is a splendid medieval monument-complex built at the beginning of the 10th century and has a style of its own. The building was originally built from pumice stone and had a rectangle-square scheme. The cornices are decorated with ornamental motives of vegetable and animal, typical to many Armenian monuments. Before the earthquake, three strong arches in the shape of a horse-shoe held the roof of the vestibule without any connecting material.

 

Living for centuries in the rock stones and high mountains, the Armenian people have been wise enough to make their living from “nothing”, to create real works of art from the simplest things.

The place called Margarita or Margaritka may be considered to be among them. It attracts both tourists and the local people passing by. In reality it is a reserve water outlet in the shape of a flower as the word “margarita” itself is the name of a flower. A tube passes thirty meters deep the water outlet and you can discern a rainbow in their full colors in the “concrete flower”. This waterfall can be switched off any time.

 

 

On the left side of the Vorotan River Gorge, flows of basalt lava have become solid to form a ledge of 18 meters height from which the waterfall of Shaki cascades down. Origin of the name Shaki comes from beautiful same-named girl. According to the legend a conqueror admired the beauty of Shaki and ordered her to come to him. Shaki didn’t want to become a victim of his violence jumps from a high rock. When falling down her long dress opens and turns into a waterfall. Since then it is called Shaki waterfall.

 

Zorats karer, also called Karahunj, is among the must-see places in the whole world, and especially in Armenia. Karahunj can be interpreted in Armenian like the “sound of stones” (“kar” meaning “stone”, and “hunj’ meaning “sound, voice”). This archeological site, which dates back to the second millennium BC, is spread on a rocky promontory near the city of Sisian in the province of Syunik 1770 meters high above the sea level. Thus, we can boast of having the oldest astronomical observatory ever found in the history even older than the British Stonehenge and even the pyramids in Egypt.  This is another evidence of primeval

 

The Vorotnavank monastery is an Armenian medieval architectural monument. It is one of the well known religious and cultural centers of the 10-15th centuries, situated 4 kilometers to the east of Sisian, on the left bank of Vorotan canyon 3 kilometers north-west of Vorotnaberd.

 

The oldest building is St. Stepanos church built by Queen Shahandukht in 1000 AD. Seven years later her son built the adjoining church of St. Karapet.

 

A global traveler has sure seen thousands of bridges in many countries, but not all of them, if any, has ever seen a natural bridge, built by the nature itself. The fact that the bridge is not a hand made one makes it more interesting and noteworthy.

Curiously enough the bridge is called Satan’s Bridge or Devil’s Bridge (or Satani Kamurj in Armenian). It is situated right under the mountain where the famous Tatev Monastery is located, at the bottom of Vorotan Canyon. This natural monument is 30 meters long and 50-60 meters wide. The legend goes that the people running to Tatev were blocked by the river nearby. And before the invaders could attack, a rock bridge was magically spread on the river, saving the people in despair.

 

Perched atop the Vorotan River Gorge, the ninth century Tatev monastic complex was one of Armenia’s most advanced medieval universities hosting students in humanitarian sciences and an important political stronghold. Because of its forbidding location, it was once hard to access. But now a 5.7 kilometer long cableway has been built to connect visitors to the monastery and its surrounding villages, offering an exciting journey with breathtaking views of the river gorge bellow. All this truly makes the monastery of Tatev a world class destination.

 

The ensemble of Tatev makes the gorgeous landscape around it more complete and more picturesque. The architectural and artistic center of the ensemble, visible from afar, the residential and service premises that are arranged in a single row and set off the polyhedral rock foundation, give the fortified monastery an original appearance.