Tour overview

7 days/ 6 nights:

Yerevan – Dzoraget Canyon – Hnevanq – Vanadzor – Dilijan – Lastiver – Ijevan – Aparan – Mt Aragats (Gegharot Waterfall) – Amberd –  Khosrov Mountains –  Azhdahak – Yerevan

*Dates are flexible 


Day 1/ Arrival

Meet at the airport in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (-/-/-)

Day 2/ Yerevan – Dzoraget – Arevatsag Gorge – Hnevank – Vanadzor

After Breakfast at the hotel (09:00), we will drive to Lori Region. Lori is located in the northeast part of Armenia and borders on Georgia. The region is famous for its medieval monasteries in the picturesque nature of Lori. The rivers Pambak, Dzoraget, Debet, and Aghstev flow through this beautiful region. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions of Armenia. Our first stop will be Dzoraget from the view of Yaghdan, which is situated on the left part of Dzoraget, it is famous as a Greek village, Yaghdan translated from Armenian means an “oil boiler” for large-scale of oil production in the village. The famous gorge of Dzoraget gives a unique look to the village, which is difficult to pass by indifferently. We will have a walk in the Dzoraget canyon, near the Dzoraget river situated Arevatsag Gorge – Tsitsqar, this place has gained wide popularity in the society due to its beautiful views. The locals call the rock Tsitsqar. On the back way we will visit Hnevank, on the right bank of the Dzoraget River. Drive to Vanadzor, overnight at the hotel in Vanadzor. (B/-/-)

Day 3/ Vanadzor – Dilijan – Gosh Lake – Khachaghbyur Gorge – Sarnajur waterfall – Lastiver – Ijevan

After breakfast at the hotel (09:00) we will drive to wonderfully forested region of Dilijan, in Tavush region to enjoy the 19th century appearance of the town. This region is rich in mineral waters. Some of them are compared with Wichi in France and Davos in Switzerland. Dilijan is “the Switzerland of Armenia.” We will continue our way to Gosh Lake, located on the South-west outskirts of Gosh village (2.2km), Gosh Lake with its marvelous scenery is one of the most interesting destinations for hiking, camping and jeeping tours. Visit the New Getik (Goshavank) Monastery Complex (12-13th AC), representing another amazing heritage of the Armenian Culture. The Complex was named after Mkhitar Gosh for his contribution in rebuilding of the Monastery. We will have hiking about 150m to Khachaghbyur Gorge and to the anonymous waterfall, which locals call Sarnajur (cold water) waterfall, after we will visit Lastiver the most favorite places for active leisure, both among the citizens of the country and the tourists. If you’re a fan of extreme new sensations and adrenaline, then the road to Lastiver is made just for you. Just imagine the extraordinary beauty of the gorge, the green forests, and also, in places, rocky hills. The beauty of Lastiver itself is hard to put into words. Here you will find wooden gazebos and lodges where you can spend the night at an additional cost. The houses are quite comfortable and will make you feel as if you’re in one of your favorite fairy tales. Away from the wooden structures you will have a beautiful view of the waterfall, the water in the river is crystal clear. We will drive to Ijevan, overnight at the hotel in Ijevan. (B/-/-)

Day 4/ Ijevan Mountains – Dimats Mountain – Hovq Mountain – Ijevan

After breakfast at the hotel (09:00) we will drive to the amazing mountains of Ijevan, our first stop will be Dimats mountain, which became one of the most popular destinations lately and there’s no wonder why. This place is amazingly beautiful and the views from the top of the mountain range are breathtaking, we will have time to admire of this beauty and make a photoshoot. The next stop is the Hovq – or Ijevan – mountains begin in the southern part of the Gugarats mountain range and the presence of forests in the eastern part of the mountains can be attributed to humid air coming in from the Caspian Sea. The Papakar Mountains, which are completely coated with steppe vegetation, occupy the northern part of this mountain range. Back to Ijevan, overnight at the hotel in Ijevan. (B/-/-)

Day 5/ Ijevan – Aparan – Gegharot waterfall – Amberd – Yerevan

After breakfast at the hotel (10:00) we will head to Aparan, one of the prominent cities in Aragatsotn. It’s located on the Yerevan-Spitak highway. There are several eye-catching sites here that visitors should check out when passing through. Mt Aragats is one of the most iconic mountains not only in the Aragatsotn region but in all of Armenia (and the Caucasus). You’ll easily notice the mountain due to its four peaks. It has now become a favorable hiking location both for locals and tourists and holds the title of being the tallest peak in the Republic of Armenia at 4,090 meters. Gegharot is one of the treasures in Aragatsotn. It’s located about 12 km away from Aragats village in the Aragatsotn region. The waterfall is situated on the slopes of Aragats Mountain at a height of 3,000 meters above sea level and on the Kasakh River’s namesake tributary. It is really one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Armenia! Our next stop is Amberd Fortress, translated to “fortress in the clouds”, is a 10th-century fortress 2,300 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Starting as a Stone Age settlement, this fortress has gone through a lot of history. According to some sources, Amberd was the summer residence of Armenian monarchs. In the end, it was captured and destroyed by the Mongols in 1236. It was left untouched until the 20th century when it was reconstructed. Near the fortress is the Vahramashen Church, otherwise called the Church of Amberd. It was built for the Pahlavuni family’s Prince Vahram Pahlavuni. The church was completed around the year 1026 according to an inscription on the inside wall of the north portal. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

Day 6/ Yerevan – Khosrov Mountains – Azhdahak – Yerevan

After breakfast at the hotel (09:00) we will drive to Khosrov mountains, there we will enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains and will capture wonderful shots from the professional photographer. Afteer we will drive to Mount Azhdahak is an extinct volcano, the highest point of Geghama Mountain Range, located at an altitude of 3597 meters above the sea level. On the top of the mountain a crystal-clear crater lake is situated, which is filled with icy water of the mountains all year round. While climbing Azhdahak you can admire the views of Mount Ararat, Hatis, Ara and Aragats. Azhdahak is one of the most popular destinations for hiking and trekking in Armenia. On an off-road car we will move to the height of 3000 meters above sea level. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

Day 7/ Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots international airport. Departure. (B/-/-)
The rates include*
Accommodation at the hotel on a DBL basis
Meals BB
Transfer to/from Zvartnots International Airport
Transfers during the tours with comfortable Jeep
Professional photoshoot with amazing view
English speaking guide services on tour days
All entrance fees
A bottle of water per person per day
Maps of Armenia and Yerevan
24-hour service

The rates exclude*
Visa and visa documents’ related fees (if any)
All other services not mentioned above

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