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Mountains and Monasteries

Cost

from £1,820 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

13 days

A fourteen-day hiking tour in Armenia where you will expect to see wonderful nature, breathe in the fresh mountain air filled with the rich aroma of flowers and herbs and sleep beneath the stars in a tent. On your journey you will cover Aragats mountain and Azhdahak mountain while passing small mountain lakes with crystal clear water and mountain caves. You will also get to eat and try authentic and delicious meals and drink Armenian cognac and wine.

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Yerevan

Day 1 - Yerevan

  • Transfer from Yerevan "Zvartnots" Airport to the city
  • City tour of Yerevan
  • Explore the Matenadaran
Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk

Day 2 - Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk

  • Transfer from Yerevan to Jermuk
  • Visit Khor Virap Monastery
  • Visit Noravank
  • Explore Jermuk
Jermuk, Shinuhayr

Day 3 - Jermuk, Shinuhayr

  • Tour of hot springs near Jermuk
  • Tour of Murad Sar by 4x4 vehicle
  • Transfer from Jermuk to Shinuhayr
Halidzor, Tatev, Khndzoresk

Day 4 - Halidzor, Tatev, Khndzoresk

  • Hiking tour of Old Khot
  • Ride 'Tatever' Reverse Air Tram
  • Visit Tatev Monastery
  • Transfer from Tatev to Khndzoresk
  • Discover Khndzoresk, the town of caves
Goris, Yeghegnadzor

Day 5 - Goris, Yeghegnadzor

  • Transfer from Goris to Yeghegnadzor
  • Discover the Karahunj Stone Circles
  • Tour of Smbataberd and Tsakhats Kar
Yeghegnadzor, Sevan

Day 6 - Yeghegnadzor, Sevan

  • Transfer from Yeghegndzor to Sevan
  • Stop at Vardenyats pass (Selim Caravanserai)
  • Visit Noraduz settlement
  • Explore Hayravank Monastery
  • Visit Sevanavank, on the Sevan peninsula
Sevan, Dilijan

Day 7 - Sevan, Dilijan

  • Hike of Artanish Mountain
  • Visit Goshavank
  • Tour of Haghartsin
  • Transfer from Sevan to Dilijan
  • Tour of Dilijan
Dilijan, Alaverdi, Haghpat

Day 8 - Dilijan, Alaverdi, Haghpat

  • Transfer from Dilijan to Haghpat
  • Hike to Jukhtak Monastery
  • Discover Matosavank Monastery
  • Tour of Kobayr Monastery
  • Visit Haghpat monastery (UNESCO)
Alaverdi, Odzun, Stepanavan, Ashtarak, Mount Aragats, Byurakan

Day 9 - Alaverdi, Odzun, Stepanavan, Ashtarak, Mount Aragats, Byurakan

  • Transfer from Haghpat to Byurakan
  • Explore Kayanberd Fortress
  • Tour of Odzun
  • Tour of Lori Berd fortress
  • Tour of Surb Khach church
  • Tour of Amberd
  • Transfer from Amberd Fortress to Kari Lake
Mount Aragats, Byurakan

Day 10 - Mount Aragats, Byurakan

  • Tour of Aragats: hiking
Agarak, Byurakan, Echmiadzin, Yerevan, Garni, Mt Azhdahak

Day 11 - Agarak, Byurakan, Echmiadzin, Yerevan, Garni, Mt Azhdahak

  • Transfer from Byurakan to Yerevan
  • Tour of Agarak (archaeological site)
  • Tour of Oshakan
  • Explore Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat)
  • Discover Zvartnots Temple
  • Transfer from Yerevan to Garni
  • Tour of Garni
  • Transfer from Garni to Mt. Azhdahak
Garni, Yerevan

Day 12 - Garni, Yerevan

  • Hiking tour of Azdahak
  • Transfer from Mt. Azhdahak to Garni
  • Transfer from Garni to Yerevan
  • Visit Geghard
  • Experience Vernissage Bazaar
Yerevan

Day 13 - Yerevan

  • At leisure in Yerevan
  • Transfer from Yerevan city to "Zvartnots" airport