Trip to Armenia, 3-Day Tour

Duration

3 days

Max People

30

Min Age

12+

Pickup

Airpot

Overeview

This tour will take you on a journey through the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Armenia. Within three days you will visit historical monasteries, explore lively cities and see the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes of the country.

Highlights

  • You will visit the Khor Virap Monastery, dating back to the VII century and located in the shade of Mount Ararat. Also visit Noravank Monastery with its unique bas-reliefs and lace crosses and take a ride on the world’s longest reversible cable car to Tatev Monastery.
  • You will go to the city of Tsakhkadzor, located in the Tegenis Mountains, where the popular ski resort is located. Visit Kecharis Monastery and natural springs, and then go to Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia known as the Blue Pearl. You will visit the Sevanavank monastery, founded in the 9th century, and then go to Dilijan, a city often called “Armenian Switzerland” because of its stunning natural beauty.

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Tour Plan

Embark on a journey to the charming village of Garni on the first day of your tour. This quaint town is home to the magnificent Garni Temple, a masterpiece of Hellenistic architecture built in the 1st century A.D. as a summer retreat for Armenian kings. Perched on the canyon of the Azad River, this pagan temple provides a stunning panoramic view that will leave you awestruck. After soaking in the beauty of Garni, we’ll make our way down into the Azad Canyon for an up-close encounter with the spectacular basaltic organs. The rock formations that resemble giant organ pipes emit a symphony of sounds when struck, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

Our next stop is the Geghard Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Holy Lance. Originally called Ayrivank, this monastery dates back to the 4th century and is carved into the rock. Legend has it that the Apostle Thaddeus brought the Holy Lance, the spear that pierced Jesus Christ during his crucifixion, to this monastery. While the relic is now housed in Echmiadzin, the Geghard Monastery remains a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit destination.

After a day filled with history, culture, and natural wonders, we’ll return to Yerevan, where you can relax and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day.
Get ready for a day of adventure as we head south to explore some of Armenia’s most magnificent historical and natural wonders.

Our first stop is the Khor Virap monastery, located near the town of Artashat. According to legend, this is the place where Saint Gregory was imprisoned for 13 years before being released and healing the king of Armenia from a debilitating disease. Today, the monastery offers stunning views of the nearby Mount Ararat, a biblical site of great significance.

Next, we’ll visit the village of Areni, known for its wineries and the nearby Noravank monastery. This 13th-14th century architectural masterpiece was built by the renowned Armenian architect Momik and is famous for its exquisite bas-reliefs and intricate lace crosses. Located in the Amagou gorge, the monastery is surrounded by striking ochre and grey limestone cliffs.

After exploring Noravank, we’ll head to Tatev monastery, which has been a spiritual center of the Syunik region for over a thousand years. The monastery dates back to the 9th and 12th centuries and is situated in a remote and inaccessible area surrounded by imposing mountains. To reach the monastery, we’ll take the world’s longest reversible cable car, offering breathtaking views of the Vorotan canyon, which is approximately 2.7 km wide and 500 m deep. This is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss.

Finally, we’ll make our way back to Yerevan, stopping along the way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Armenian countryside. This day trip promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with natural and cultural wonders that will leave you with lasting memories.
On the third day of our tour, we will take a scenic drive to the northeast of Armenia, where we will discover the charming town of Tsaghkadzor, located between 1,750 and 2,000 meters above sea level on the Teghenis Mountains. This picturesque town is home to a beautiful ski resort located in the midst of a mountain range, wooded up to 2,300 meters, culminating at 3,000 meters above sea level. Chairlifts allow visitors to reach up to 2,940 meters, where breathtaking views await them.

The town of Tsaghkadzor is also famous for its Kecharis Monastery, founded by Prince Pahlavuni in the early 11th century. The construction of the monastery continued until the 14th century, and it was completely restored between 1998 and 2001 to become the residence of the diocese of the Kotayk region. Natural springs are another attraction of the town, making it a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.



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