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Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

1. Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

Start the tour at 10 AM by arriving at the local operator's office in Yerevan. After checking in, set off towards the Eastern part of Armenia in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. First, make a short stop at Charent's Arch where you can soak up the wonderful views to the biblical Mount Ararat. Them, head over to the Garni pagan temple which towers over a triangular cape. Admire the temple's blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles and see the ruins of the former royal palace with its stunning mosaics. After this, continue on to a masterpiece of 13th-century Armenian architecture at Geghard Monastery. Learn about how this cave monastery was believed to have housed the relic of the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. Experience its incredible construction which boasts fascinating acoustics which has served as a good place to sing spiritual songs. Marvel at some of the churches in the complex which are masterfully hewed into a huge rock. Discover how the complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones). Next up, stop for lunch at a cozy family-style restaurant called Abelyan House. Here, also watch the process of baking the Armenian lavash bread. Observe how the dough is rolled out flat and slapped against the hot walls of a clay oven. Have a good opportunity to participate in a lavash baking procedure. Savor the opportunity to taste it afterward with local cheese and greens. Following this, pop over to the amazing Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. Learn about how the lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded by mountains of 3000 m and higher. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape surrounded by crystal-clear water. Check out the medieval church complex of Sevanavank Monastery on the peninsular before you head off. Finally, hop back into the vehicle and take the return journey back to the meeting point in Yerevan where the tour concludes.

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Private Camping in Tavush & the Discovery of Lake Sevan

2. Private Camping in Tavush & the Discovery of Lake Sevan

At the beginning of the day, your guide will be waiting for you at the lobby of your hotel.  First, you will make your way to Parz Lake to marvel at the spectacular beauty of this heavenly spot. Later, you will drive to the Monastery Goshavank, which rises high above the meadows in the gorgeous Tavush region.   After seeing the medieval architectural complex of the 13-century, you will start trekking to Goshi Lake and walk through green lush forests and rolling tracks until you reach the camp site, where you will enjoy well-deserved rest and have a delicious meal in a friendly atmosphere. You will spend a night in tents amongst nature, away from the daily stresses of life. After breakfast, you will walk back to Goshavank Monastery, where your comfortable vehicle will take you to the ''blue pearl'' of Armenia. By the afternoon, you will reach Sevan and admire its sandy beaches along the shore. Later, you will walk to the top of the Sevan Peninsula and see the ancient Monastery Sevanavank. From here, you will have a perfect view over the lake of the untouched natural surroundings. Afterward, your private transfer will take you back to the capital.  

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What people are saying about Lake Sevan

I really enjoyed the trip. Our guide Tigran was very knowledgeable and the driving was safe (unfortunately I forgot the diver's name!).

Very diligent and caring girl-guide Ward and driver Levon. They told and showed a lot, helped in everything

Professional guide Ward and attentive driver Leva worked with us. We really enjoyed.