Treasures from Armenia

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  • Solo
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Armenia will continue to surprise you with the diversity of its landscapes, between high plateaus, mountains and great lakes. The architecture will not leave you with marble and you will not tire of discovering its many temples and monasteries.

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<p>Fish market in Gisenyi.</p> Etchmiadzin cathedral. <p>Majestic volcano.</p> <p>Monastery of Sanahin.</p> <p>Village near Vanadzor.</p> <p>Dance in the shadow of volcanoes.</p> <p>Landscape in the Eastern Province.</p> Monastery of Khor Virap. Portrait of children.

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  • Zvartnots
  • Armavir
  • Garni
  • Dzaghkadzor
  • Gyumri
  • Talin
  • Sevan
  • Dilidjan
  • Haghartsin
  • Idjevan
  • Vanadzor
  • Alaverdi
  • Sanahin
  • Haghpat
  • Goris
  • Tatev
  • Gandzasar
  • Stepanakert
  • Geghard
  • Khor Virap
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Details of the stay: Treasures from Armenia - 15 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Yerevan

Arrival at Yerevan airport and installation in the capital, where you will reside for most of the stay. Walk on the streets of the city.

Day 2 : Cultural visit of the city

Visit of Erevan and its museums.

Day 3 : Holy places and archeological sites

Visit of Etchmiadzin, holy city, with the seat of Catholicos and its medieval churches. Further west, in the Ararat valley, the small lake of Aiguerlitch and the archeological site of Medzamor, the memorial of Sardarapat, then Armavir and its colorful markets. On the road to the return to Erevan, a stop is required in Zvartnots, near the airport, a vast rotunda church destroyed by an earthquake in the tenth century.

Day 4 : Spiritielle excursion of temples in monasteries

Morning in Yerevan, the afternoon short excursion to the temple of Garni and in the wake of the monastery of Geghard and its cave chapels.

Day 5 : Hike on heights

Excursion to the mountain town of Dzaghkadzor and Ketcharis monastery. Hike on heights from the first section of the lift. Possibility to stay, summer and winter, in chalets scattered in the forests surrounding this town, 50 km from Erevan.

Day 6 : Relaxing on the shores of Lake Sevan

Visit of Lake Sevan Basin. Tour of the lake, by car or by boat, relaxation and contemplation, possibility of staying there a few days.

Day 7 : Day in green vegetation

Continuation of the excursion beyond the Col Pass, in Dilijan, a magistrale entrance of Northern Armenia, covered with forests containing many monasteries (Haghartsin, Gochavank, etc.). Further north, towards the border of Azerbaijan and Georgia, go along the green valley of the Aghtsev to Idjevan. Possibility of accommodation.

Day 8 : Visit of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries

Cape to the south from Noïembérian, from the Hemmed valley of forests teeming with forests teeming with fortresses and monasteries, including the most remarkable, Haghpat and Sanahin, classified as UNESCO World Heritage, near Alaverdi.

Day 9 : Majestic peaks of Arakadz

From Vanadzor, head west to reach the north slope of the Arakadz, majestic with its glaciers, to Gyumri.

Day 10 : Stop near the Turkish border

Return to Erevan via Talin (beautiful cathedral and fortress remains), with a stop near the ancient basilica of Ererouk to contemplate across the river Akhourian marking the Turkish border, the ruins of the former Armenian capital Ani.

Day 11 : Day shopping and relaxation in Yerevan

Relax and relax in Yerevan. Shopping (weekend at the opening, capital market).

Day 12 : On pilgrimage roads

Discovery of the countryside and picturesque, via the pilgrimage site of Khor Virap and the monastery of Amaghou-Noravank. The road runs through wine-growing villages to Goris, a border town surrounded by fairy chimneys of ancient troglodyte houses, which commands access to Nagorno-Karabakh. With a visa granted to the Representation of Erevan, you can visit Nagorno-Karabakh from its capital, Stepanakert, where you will stay.

Day 13 : Mountain Hikes

Visit the monastery of Gandzasar, north, in a beautiful landscape of mountains and forests. To the south, to Martuni, steppe landscapes evoking Iran.

Day 14 : Return to Yerevan

Return to Yerevan in 4 hours of road (with a good vehicle), a little more if you make a hook by the monastery of Tatev, 20 km south of Goris.

Day 15 : End of stay

Departure from Yerevan.

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