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If you do not mind joining a group of different nationalities, then here is your start point

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Package Itinerary:

  • Yerevan City Tour, Geghard & Garni
  • Khor Virap, Amaghu, Noravank Canyon & Sisian
  • Ltsen, Tatev Monastery & Yeghegis
  • Smbataberd, Tsakhats Kar, Zorats & Sevan
  • Sevan lake, Dilijan, Hovk & Haghartsin
  • Dilijan, Sanahin & Haghpat
  • Lake Kari, Aragats & Saghmossavank

Package Includes

  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
  • 3 nights in Yerevan, 1 night in Sisian, 1 night in Yeghegis, 1 night in Sevan, 1 night in Dilijan & 1 night in Haghpat.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • All sightseeing entrance fees as mentioned in the program.
  • Professional tour guide with the language of your choice.
  • Transportation by vehicles with A/C as specified in the program.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of water per day & 24/7 customer service.

Package does not Include

  • Flight Tickets
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program
  • Additional tours and transportation not mentioned in the program
  • Tips and other personal expenses

Trekking In Armenia 9 Days / 8 Nights

Arrival in Land of NOAH. At Zvartnots International airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by Santa Maria Tours representative, then escorted to your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan.

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the lobby to start off your trip with a city tour in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia and the largest city of the country. As one of the oldest capitals in the world, Yerevan was founded in the 8th century BC and was known as Erebuni. Visit some of the main streets of Yerevan such as Baghramyan and Mashtots Avenues, as well as Abovyan Street which still showcases century-old houses and historical buildings. Then, head to the Victory Park, from where a panoramic view of the city and the majestic Mt. Ararat opens. From the park, continue your walk through the Cascade, an architectural complex of massive staircase with fountain terraces to the Opera and Ballet Theater. The Cascade also houses Cafesjian Center for the Arts, which offers a rich collection of Armenian and international contemporary art, including a selection of artwork from the personal collection of its founder Gerard L. Cafesjian. The day continues with a trip to the pagan Temple of Garni, one of the most visited historical sites of Armenia. Built in the 1st century AD, the Temple of Garni managed to survive the destruction of all pagan temples, following Armenia’s adoption of Christianity in 301. Following to sever damage by earthquakes, the temple was reconstructed. Situated on a cliff, the temple overlooks a spectacular view of the Geghama Mountains and the gorge of Azat River. After lunch in Garni village and an opportunity to participate in the preparation of the traditional Armenian bread, called lavash, the trip continues to the medieval Geghard Monastery, located deep within Azat Valley and founded by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. It’s worth to mention that Geghard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Return to Yerevan and have a rest.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trekking trail: 6 hours 15 minutes (6.53 miles)

Start this day by visiting Khor Virap Monastery, right on the foot of the biblical Mt. Ararat. The legend of this monastery is associated with St. Gregory the Illuminator, who was imprisoned here for 13 years. The trip continues to Yeghegnadzor, where you can have lunch and then visit the Noravank Monastery located in a narrow gorge of Armagu River. A gem of the Armenian medieval architecture, the 13th century monastery is the masterpiece of Master Momik. On the way back to Yerevan, you will have a stop in Areni village, where you will enjoy some wine-tasting at the Areni winery.
Overnight: Hotel in Sisian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trekking trail: 1 hour 50 minutes (3.42 miles)

After breakfast in the hotel, drive from Sisian to Ltsen Village, from where you will start trekking to the Tatev Medieval Monastery. In the 13-15 centuries, Tatev used to be the center of the Armenian science and arts, and you will be able to see what has remained of the University of Tatev. Spend the night in Yeghegis Village.
Overnight: B&B in Yeghegis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trekking trail: 7 hours 30 minutes (9.3 miles)

On the 4th day, head to the ruins of Smbataberd Fortress from the 5th – 11th centuries. The fortress used to receive water from an underground water pipe connected to the monastery of Tsakhats Kar. You will be trekking from Smbadaberd to Tsakhats Kar and Zorats Karer. In the evening, you will head to the town of Sevan and have an overnight there.
Overnight: Hotel in Sevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trekking trail: 6 hours 50 minutes (7.45 miles)

Start this day by visiting Lake Sevan, to the Blue Pearl of Armenia. At an altitude of 1900 m above sea level, it is the largest sweet water lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. Located up on the cliffs of a small peninsula, stands the Monastery of Sevanavank. You will have your lunch on the shore of Lake Sevan. Continue the trip to Dilijan, known as Armenia’s Switzerland, where you will have a quick city tour in the old districts of Dilijan including Sharambeyan Street, enjoy the craftsmen’s workshops, art galleries, and museums. Start the trekking from the Hovk Village to Haghartsin Monastery. Spend the night in Dilijan.
Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Trekking trail: 8 hours 40 minutes (12.47 miles)

Start the day by visiting two other medieval monasteries, Haghpat and Sanahin, both from the 10th-12th centuries and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Haghpat Monastery has a unique building depicting the high level of development of the medieval Armenian architecture. Spend the night in Haghpat.
Overnight: Hotel in Haghpat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Trekking trail: 5 hours 10 minutes (5.2 miles)

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Aragats Mountain. Go hiking from Lake Kari, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats, an isolated four-picked volcano massif. The source of Lake Kari water is mostly melted ice and snow. The lake is located at 3,185 m above the sea level.
On the way back to Yerevan, visit Saghmossavank Monastery, which is located at the gorge of the Kasakh River. Spend you evening in Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Trekking trail: 6 hours 40 minutes (6.82 miles)

After Breakfast, time to bid farewell to your Tour director and newfound friends as you transferred to Zvartnots International airport for your return flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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