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Top Wonders of Armenia - 9 Days

Day 1. Arrival

Day 2. City tour /Yerevan/

Breakfast. We will start the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a “pink city” because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park “Cascad”. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum and Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. We will visit the museum famous Armenian film-director Sergey Parajanov. Here we will see about thousand works: collages, drawings, assemblages, dolls. And besides this we will have to chance to see a short part from his famous film “The Colour of Pomegranates”. Dinner at a local house where you will enjoy the piano “concert” by the hostess and will taste the masterpieces of Armenian cuisine. Overnight in the hotel. (B/-/D)

Day 3. Yerevan – Garni – Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven: “tonir''. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the “Armenian fast food” with lavash and cheese. Besides this here we will see how clay things are being made. We can also participate in this process and take a memory with us. Dinner at a traditional Armenian restaurant “Our Village”, where you will enjoy Armenian folk music. Get back to Yerevan and overnight at hotel. (B/L/-)

Day 4. Yerevan - Khor Virap – Chiva village – Noravank - Jermuk

Breakfast. Take trip to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. After Khor Virap we will drive to village Chiva, which is typical Armenian village with old traditions and lifestyle. At a local house we will have lunch “Barbeque party”. You will taste a very famous Armenian National meal made by your own hands. This village is very famous with its traditional games, in one of which you will have your participation. After this fun we will continue our tour to Armenian Wine Village Areni. This village is very famous with its red wine. Visit the wine factory of the village where we will have wine degustation. Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. In Noravank we will have a meeting with the priest who will tell you about the religious life and traditions of Armenia. After all we will drive to one of the famous spa cities of Armenia; Jermuk. There are many natural springs in Jermuk which have healing power. We will see the breathtaking waterfall as well as mineral natural springs of 0-53 °C. Overnight in Jermuk. (B/L/-)

Day 5. Jermuk - Karahunj (Stonehenge) – Tatev – Khndzoresk - Goris

Breakfast. We will explore the ancient observatory of Karahunj quite similar to Stonehenge in England. The columns sit like soldiers on a hill. The 204 stones near Sisian have been ascribed with mystical, fertility and cosmic powers, but rarely have ancient monuments caused such a sensation in astronomical circles. Then we will continue our trip visiting the monastic complex of Tatev. The complex was found within the ages of 9-13. Formerly it was a very famous educational center in Armenia and all famous contemporary scientists and philosophers were educated there. It used to accept students from abroad as well. Here we can use the world’s longest rope way, which has length of 5700 m. Visit the cave village of Khndzoresk. After all drive to Goris. Check in the hotel. Dinner at a local house where we will enjoy the specific meals typical to that region. And everything will be accompanied by the beautiful music played by the host. In the evening you may enjoy the night view of the small city which is very beautiful. (B/-/D)

Day 6. Goris –Selim – Noraduz - Sevan – Dilijan


Country: Armenia
Transfer: Included
Food: Included
Registered Member of Tourism board of: 10001
Guide Languages:
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Silk Road Armenia
Min group size: 4
Max group size: 40
Duration: 9
Provided Accommodation: Hotel
Included in service: The Price Includes • Hotel accommodation in 4* hotels in Yerevan and Regions • Transportation according to programs with high class mini vans /busses • Professional English speaking guide • FB /breakfasts, lunches, dinners/ • Entrance fees • Choir at Zvartnoc • A bottle of water P/P per day
Not included in Service: The price excludes • Alcohol drinks • Extra charges • Personal wastes
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Listing created Apr 27, 2015

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