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Three days trip in Armenia

Featured experiences, 3 days, 640 km (400 miles)

Embark on an unforgettable journey to deepen your understanding of Armenia’s cultural heritage, discover new experiences, explore your creative side with local artists and artisans, enjoy homemade authentic Armenian food, hike through natural and urban landscapes and discover what's unique about Armenia.
Day 1
Yerevan – Khor Virap - Areni-1 (Bird’s cave) – Noravank –Old Bridge winery – Yerevan
Visit Khor Virap monastery situated in front of Biblical Mt. Ararat, on the left side of Arax River. The monastery is famous for its dungeon where St Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned.

At the entrance to the gorge on the right there is an unornamented cave, called Trchuneri Karayr (Bird’s Cave). Excavations in Bird Cave (Areni Cave) have uncovered large clay pots and jugs that have been dated to around 3500-3900 BC. The settlement is said to be the world’s earliest large-scale wine making facility ever found.

Lunch.

Armenian thin bread - Lavash baking master-class.

Visit Noravank Monastery (XIV c.), nestled among the spectacular mountains: the religious center of Syunik province.

Visit Old Bridge winery to have a tour, followed by a tasting of Armenian wine.

Back to Yerevan.

Dinner.
Meals:
Travel Distance: 280 km (175 miles)
Day 2
Yerevan – Sevan lake – Sevanavank monastery – Dilijan – Haghartsin monastery – BuduArt, Batik painting – Yerevan
Depart for the region of Gegharkunik. Visit the Lake Sevan known as the pearl of Armenia located about 1900m above sea level - the largest lake of the Transcaucasia. In 874 A.D. Princess Mariam built two churches on the top of the Sevan Island (now peninsula).

To visit the monastery of Sevan we have to climb 200 steps (steps are quite low and are comfortable to climb).
Continue to Dilijan town – “Armenian Switzerland”.

Lunch.

The monastery of Haghartsin (XIII c.) is unique with its natural surroundings, as it situated deep in a thick forest.

Visit to the art center – BuduArt. Batik painting master-class. Drive back to Yerevan. Dinner.
Meals:
Travel Distance: 260 km (163 miles)
Day 3
Yerevan – Petroglyphs, Azhdahak mount – The Vishap - Geghard – Stone Symphony – Garni – Yerevan
Depart for the region of Kotayk. 4x4 trip to the Mount Azhdahak – to explore Petroglyphs.

Continue our trip to see Vishap – this is a Dragon in Armenian mythology. The Vishap was usually associated with water.

Lunch. Visit to the Monastery of Geghard-Ayrivank situated in a spectacular deep canyon. It was founded in the fourth century by Gregory the Illuminator. The monastery is famous for its rock chambers and is a masterpiece of the Armenian architecture in the XIII c. According to the tradition the holy spear was kept in this monastery.

Admire one of the most amazing natural monuments of Armenia – Stone Symphony, these magnificent basalt columns, which resemble a pipe organ, were formed millions of years ago as a result of volcano eruption.
The monastic complex is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.to visit the fortress of Garni (III c. B.C. – XIII c. A.D.) located on the edge of the picturesque gorge. It was a summer residence of the Armenian kings. Here you will visit the only survived pagan temple in Armenia dedicated to the God of the Sun Mitra. It was built in the 1st century.

Return to Yerevan. Dinner.
Meals:
Travel Distance: 100 km (63 miles)
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Tour price includes:
  • Entrance to museums and historical-cultural centres
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  • Meals per itinerary
  • Daily transportation and hotel transfers
  • Professional guide

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