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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
Vayots Dzor

Vayots Dzor region lies in the south-east of the country, bordering the Nakhichevan exclave of Azerbaijan in the west and the Azerbaijan in the east. It is one of the most scenic and historically interesting regions of Armenia once being the seat of many Armenian royal families.

 

The flora and fauna in Vayots Dzor region is very diverse with 5.7% of natural forests. The uplands have potential hiking, horse riding, mountain bike tracks, and camping spots. Vayots Dzor surface is extraordinary diverse. Volcanic forces, earthquakes, waters of Arpa river and its tributaries shaped numerous mountain ranges stretching by different directions with high and small tops, mysterious canyons, mountain passes, plateaus, fields, meadows and natural varied buildings, the most bright example of which is Jermuk wonderful waterfall of up to 70 meters height.

 

Armenia is truly full of numerous churches, but even in the diversity of those churches you can never find one resembling the other. It is typical not only for Armenian churches but also all Armenian architecture in general.

The Monastery of Noravank is not an exception. Literally translated from Armenian, Noravank means “New Monastery”. The monastery was built in the 13th century. The place is famous for the red cliffs. The monastery of Noravank is well known for its two storied St. Astvatsatsin church. Narrow stones attached to the face of the church lead to the second floor of the church. The medieval Armenian architects and sculptors decorated so delicately the walls of the church St. Astvatsatsin . Every single detail is deliberately designed and pleasant even for the eyes of a modern man.

 

Jermuk has long been famous as spa center of Armenia. The word Jermuk is translated from Armenian as “warm”.

The mineral waters in Jermuk belong to the list of the most compound sorts. The city has its own brand of mineral water bottled near the natural springs.

The climate is typically mountainous: cool in summer, cold and snowy in winter. The gorge where the resort is situated has mild and warm winters. The air in Jermuk is absolutely pure, dustless and full of flowery odor.

Jermuk was first mentioned in the 13th century by historian Stepanos Orbelian, but the ruins of an ancient fortress and an 8th century basilica testify that the human settlement near the fountains of Jermuk has started long before that period.

 

From ancient times Jermuk was known for its curing mineral water. The princes of Syunik regarded the Jermuk sources and water as healing and built several pools filled with it, thus making the little town their holiday destination.

 

Caravanserais were quite common in medieval Armenia. The Selim Caravanserai is among them. In the whole country it is the only well surviving one coming from the depth of the history.

Built along the Selim Pass, it once hosted the weary travelers and their beast of burden passing by. This unique architectural monument of Medieval Armenia is a splendid relic of the days when Armenia was a crossroad for economical, cultural and military affairs.

 

The caravanserai is built from plain basalt stone and due to its practical usage it has a modest and simple appearance. The only exception is the southern wall of the vestibule and the entrance that are covered with architectural decorations.

 

Armenia is famous with its deep rooted wine making culture. And Armenian wine and brandy are valuable and desired present for every honorable guest.

The tradition of wine making in Armenia comes from old times and the secrets of this marvelous country are still being explored. The discovery of 6100 year old winery in this region is a perfect proof for that. The winery discovered in the village of Areni quite recently in 2007 is the oldest proved winery facility in the world. The archeological expeditions in this area have discovered numerous relics of wine producing culture in Armenia including various fermentation vats, wine press, storage jars, pottery shards of different sizes, metallic and stone artifacts, remains of clothing and many other things referring to wine making and the household of those times.

 

Sure you have seen many cartoons and horror films where the hero has appeared in an awesome place with unusual icicle like stones hanging from everywhere. Even from the other side of the TV set you can sure feel the adrenaline. And every time you have sure imagined yourself in the place of that hero. Imagined how you were making your way through the cave and finally appearing in the day light, in the sunshine with beautiful flowers, soft sound of the wind.

Here in the caves of Armenia you do not have to dream, you should simply go in the direction of the Mozrov caves. Even the sight of those caves is astonishing and somehow terrifying.

 

The caverns can be found near Yeghegnadzor, in the heart of the region Vayots Dzor. These extraordinary formations and the stunning passageway are situated in the depth of 300 meters. The exquisite stalagmite and stalactite formations exhibit astonishing change of colors setting this cave apart from the others in the world. This cave will grant you feelings inexperienced before.

 

Being the first nation to accept Christianity, Armenians have built churches and monasteries throughout the country in every possible and impossible place wherever a human foot could step. During the course of the time these places have been abandoned but the churches, monasteries and fortresses built by them are still standing alone but proudly in those deserted areas. But the fact of being isolated does not hinder all the beauty of the delicately constructed buildings. Just on the contrary. The skyscraping rocks add to the beauty and pride of those old age monastic complexes and fortresses.

 

The ancient monastery of Gndevank is not an exception. Its ancient spirit is harmonious with the “beautifully carved, handmade mountains around”.