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From Yerevan: 2-Day Garni, Geghard & Azhdahak Hiking Tour

1. From Yerevan: 2-Day Garni, Geghard & Azhdahak Hiking Tour

In the morning, meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel and start the adventurous camping tour. Head to the Western part of Gegharkunik Region to start the hiking mission to the highest point of The Geghama Range. First, discover the crater Lake Akna on the foot of the extinct volcano Azhdahak. Climb up the slopes and enjoy fragrant flowers and the beauty of virgin landscapes. Afterward, reach the summit of the mount and unveil the views of the biblical Mount Ararat, the valley of Kotayk, Lake Sevan and the whole Geghama mountain range. Later, descend to Vanki Lake and set up the tents for overnight. Along the way, explore the petroglyphs and dragon stones near the Lake, which date back from 2 B.C. to 1 B.C. In the evening, delicious meals, a friendly atmosphere, and a warm campfire will fill your evening with joy. In the morning, fresh alpine air wakes you before you descend the Mount to drive to the next location, the UNESCO heritage site Geghard Monastic complex. Later, head to the Pagan Temple of Garni, another ancient marvel surrounded by divine backgrounds. In the evening, the comfortable vehicle will transfer you back to the capital city.

From Yerevan: 2 Day Guided Trip to Khndzoresk & Areni Winery

2. From Yerevan: 2 Day Guided Trip to Khndzoresk & Areni Winery

Spend 2 days exploring Armenia on a guided trip. Enjoy scenic views of Mount Ararat from Khor Virab and fly through the sky on the Wings of Tatev. Cross the swinging bridge to enter the old caves of Khndzoresk and try Armenian wine at a vineyard in Areni. Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodation in Yerevan and take a short drive through the picturesque, mountainous scenery of Armenia. Arrive at Khor Virab, a stunning monastery offering incredible views of Mount Ararat. Travel to Syunik Province to make a stop at the spectacular Shaki Waterfall. Continue to the Wings of Tatev, the longest reversible aerial tramway in the world. Get a head for heights as the cablecar carries you up to the Tatev Monastery. Admire the fairytale-like architecture of the monastery and take in breathtaking views over the deep gorge of the Vorotan River. Leave Tatev behind and head to your overnight stay in Goris. Day 2:Indulge in a traditional Armenian breakfast, then drive to Khndzoresk, famous for its ancient caves. Climb three hundred and fifty steps up to the swinging bridge, crossing over into the old town to find the caves and a hidden church. Make your next stop in Noravank Monastery and wonder in awe at the steep, brick-red cliffs that surround the holy site. Drive fifteen minutes to reach a winery in Areni, best known for its vineyards. Savor the tastes of Armenian wine, fruit wine, and brandy, before ending your trip in Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Kasakh Gorge Trekking

3. From Yerevan: Kasakh Gorge Trekking

Leave Yerevan in the morning and head to the Kasakh Gorge, just a 45 minute drive from the city. Arrive at Hovhannavank Monastery (also known as the Monastery of St. John the Apostle), an impressive example of medieval architecture that was built in two phases, first during the fourth century and second during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Pass through the village of Ohanavan and descend into the Kasakh Canyon, where the beautiful river of the same name flows and dramatic geological formations along rock cliffs combine with structures from the first and second millennia BC. Hike along the canyon to reach the orchards of the village Saghmosavan and check out the Saghmosavank Monastery (Monastery of the Psalms) which overlooks the gorge like its sister Hovhannavank Monastery. Learn about the unique architecture of a thirteenth century structure, which, poised atop a precipitous cliff face, dominates the ridge line and has an impressive silhouette that can be seen from the neighboring villages. Explore the old annex of monastery dug deep into the rock and admire the spectacular views of the gorge below before heading back to Yerevan.

Yerevan: Ascent to Mount Gutanasar Hiking Experience

4. Yerevan: Ascent to Mount Gutanasar Hiking Experience

Your guide will meet you at your hotel from where your vehicle will take you to the village of Kaputan, where the adventurous hiking to Gutanasar Mountain will begin. Gutanasar is an extinct volcano of the Geghama Range, and boasts incredible views of the surrounding region. The lava flow traces are still visible from the left slope of the mountain, and the summit of the mountain, at a height of 2,299 meters, grants magnificent views of the Geghama Range, the fertile plain of Ararat with the biblical mountain of the same name. As you walk, the vibrant landscapes on the way will be sure to draw your attention. Your hike will end as you descend to the village of Fantan, where your vehicle will be waiting for you to take you back to Yerevan.

Yerevan: Dilijan National Park Lake Trek

5. Yerevan: Dilijan National Park Lake Trek

Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel, from where you will be taken to the Dilijan National Park, a town of forested mountains full of natural wonders. On the way, you can admire Lake Sevan and stop at the famous Sevanavank Monastery to enjoy the beautiful panorama. Next, you will go to the town of Dilijan to start your trek from Lake Parz, which is nestled in the heart of the forest and is known for its relaxing surrounding nature. You will walk through the mountains, pass over the forest, and enjoy exciting views of the neighboring mountain ranges before gradually descending to the magnificent Goshavank Monastery, home of Mkhitar Gosh, the father of Armenian law. Following your stop at the monastery, you will continue your trekking by passing on the opposite side to reach Lake Gosh, the second lake of your day. You will go down to Gosh to finish your hike. On the way back, your vehicle will stop at Dilijan for you to admire the traditional architecture of the town, which combines stone buildings and wooden balconies. After a day full of memories, you will later be dropped off at your hotel in Yerevan.

Yerevan: Aragats Northern Summit Full-Day Hiking Tour

6. Yerevan: Aragats Northern Summit Full-Day Hiking Tour

Embark on an adventurous full day tour and discover the pleasure of hiking in this area! Your morning will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Yerevan, in order to start the trekking experience. While driving to your starting point, Kari Lich, you will admire the green endless pastures on the way. On the journey, you will have a stop at a mystic place, where everything is against the laws of physics. The water here does not flow down but it goes upward. The vehicle drives up to the hill itself without its driver. It is unbelievable, however, this is the natural phenomenon  that you will witness. After, you will proceed on to Kari Lich, from where your hiking mission will start to the north summit. Different views will be unpacked in front of your eyes: from the green meadows and rocks to the boulders and ice spots. Your trek will include stops from time to time, in order to gain more energy by having snacks and a rest. By the afternoon, you will conquer the highest summit in Armenia and reward yourself with the powerful view from the top.  

From Yerevan: Mount Artanish Private Hiking Tour

7. From Yerevan: Mount Artanish Private Hiking Tour

Your guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel in order to start the adventurous journey to Artanish. Be ready to unfold the best panoramic views over the blue pearl Lake Sevan from the top the Mount Artanish, located 2460meters above sea level. It is located 120 km away from Yerevan in the north-eastern part of Gegharkunik Province. The trekking will start from the foot of the Mount Artanish, located not far from Shorzha village. On all the way while climbing the mount, you will be amazed by the enchanting natural surroundings. The fresh air of the mountain, a sea of flowers and colorful butterflies will accompany you until you reach the summit of Artanish. This is the only top in Armenia, from where the entire view over the fascinating Lake Sevan will be uncovered in front of you. The stunning picture of Geghama Mountains embracing the turquoise lake will be a real treat for your eyes. Take your time to enjoy the divine views, while having an open-air picnic at the top of Artanish. After the exciting experience, descend the mount and capture imposing landscapes on the way. Grab your camera, as the spectacular backgrounds and endless green panoramas, will be the perfect place for the memorable photos. In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel in Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Trek from Bjni to Tsaghkadzor

8. From Yerevan: Trek from Bjni to Tsaghkadzor

Be collected at your accommodation by your guide and begin your adventurous day. Head to Bjni, which is a former spa town famous for its mineral water. Once there, visit the ruins of the 10th-century fortress, the 13th-century church Saint-Gevorg, and 10th-century church of St. Astvatsatsin. Your trek will bring you to the high path along the mountain outcrop, where you will be able to admire the valley of Hrazdan, the Tsaghkunyats mountain range, and even the chain of Geghama. Discover interesting geological formations including a natural arch. The final destination of your trek will be the town of Tsaghkadzor, which is a small spa and recreation town and known as a popular ski resort. The town offers many interesting activities and trails for hiking. During the stroll around the town, explore the 13th-century church of Kecharis, where some of the oldest khachkars in Armenia are located. In the evening, you will be returned to the capital city.

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What people are saying about Yerevan

It was amazing tour the tour guide girl named Armena is very kind and helpful and told us wonderful stories the driver drive us safe Thanks for this beloved country Armenia