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Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, and Haghartsin Monastery Tour

1. Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, and Haghartsin Monastery Tour

Discover Lake Sevan, Dilijan and more on a multi-stop guided trip from Yerevan. Start your trip by visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks: Lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at a height of 1900 m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Then, prepare to be surrounded by incredible nature as you head to the north of Armenia. Visit the city of Dilijan before making a stop at the Monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th century. Haghartsin is one of those spots in Armenia that feels just like a movie set. The refectory of Haghartsin is one the biggest examples of Armenian Church architecture. It was an absolute innovation at the time it was constructed.

Yerevan: Private Day Trip to Sevan, Dilijan, and Tsaghkadzor

2. Yerevan: Private Day Trip to Sevan, Dilijan, and Tsaghkadzor

This day trip itinerary is designed to give you a taste of some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in Armenia. Starting from Yerevan, you will first visit Sevan Lake, which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and a popular tourist destination. Here, you can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. You will then visit the nearby Sevanavank Monastery, which offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding landscape. After leaving Sevan, you will head to Dilijan National Park and visit Parz Lake, a small but picturesque lake located in the park. Here, you can take a walk around the lake and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding forest. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Haghartsin Monastery, which is nestled in the forest and is known for its picturesque setting and historic architecture. Next, you will head to Dilijan city and take a leisurely walk through the charming town. Dilijan is known for its 19th-century architecture and artisan shops, and you can take in the sights and sounds of this delightful town at your own pace. Finally, you will return to Tsaghkadzor, a popular mountain resort town known for its skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Here, you can take a cable car ride up the mountain for stunning views of the area and explore the town at your leisure. The tour concludes with a return to Yerevan, where you can reflect on the day's experiences and memories of the beautiful sights and sounds of Armenia.

Yerevan: Tsaghkadzor, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan Private Tour

3. Yerevan: Tsaghkadzor, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan Private Tour

Tsaghkadzor famous either as a winter activity or summer. Tsaghkadzor City is a really loved tourist destination for all seasons Tsaghkadzor literally means valley of flowers or flower canyon in Armenian. Lake Sevan is pearl of Armenia the largest fresh water in the area. Dilijan is a spa town we call "Armenian Switzerland" forested region, Haghartsin monastery it is unique complex of nature and architecture. While Parz Lake is a smaller-in-size , it has much to offer to each of its visitors. Among them are four-wheeled motorcycles, boats, crafts, fishing and camping. The Goshavank Monastery is one of Armenia's most famous religious sites for a variety of reasons. Its fascinating location, surrounded by dense forests, the color palette of the buildings,

Northern Armenia's Gems: A Captivating 3-Day Journey

4. Northern Armenia's Gems: A Captivating 3-Day Journey

Day 1: Dilijan - Forests, Lakes, and Mystical Monasteries Depart from Yerevan and head to Dilijan, Armenia's "Little Switzerland." Visit Haghartsin Monastery, an ancient spiritual treasure surrounded by lush forests. Experience an exhilarating zip-lining adventure amidst Dilijan's treetops. Savor a mouthwatering lunch at a traditional Armenian restaurant in Dilijan. Engage in an Armenian pottery workshop, learning the art of creating traditional ceramics. Check-in to a charming guesthouse or boutique hotel in Dilijan, embraced by nature's serenity. Day 2: Lori's Cultural Heritage - Monasteries and Beyond Journey to Lori, the green heart of northern Armenia, renowned for its cultural treasures. Marvel at the grandeur of Haghpat Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage site boasting splendid medieval architecture. Enjoy a delightful lunch, savoring authentic Lori dishes at a local restaurant. Discover the architectural wonder of Odzun Church, a symbol of Armenia's ancient religious heritage. Return to Yerevan or optionally, stay overnight in a cozy accommodation in Lori. Day 3: Gyumri's Artistic Vibe and Architectural Heritage Journey to Gyumri, Armenia's second-largest city, renowned for its vibrant art scene and historic architecture. Explore Gyumri's historic streets, adorned with colorful buildings and galleries. Immerse yourself in Gyumri's artistic vibe at the Gyumri Center for Contemporary Art, celebrating the region's creativity. Visit the Black Fortress, a historic citadel overlooking the city, and enjoy breathtaking views. Return to Yerevan, cherishing the memories of an enchanting journey through Northern Armenia's hidden gems.

A ride on a boat: Lake Sevan and Dilijan

5. A ride on a boat: Lake Sevan and Dilijan

Our tour begins as we set boat on the tranquil waters of Lake Sevan, often referred to as the "Pearl of Armenia." The largest lake in the country, Lake Sevan is surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, lush greenery, and a sense of tranquility that will captivate your heart. Here we will visit the ancient monastery of Sevanavank included in the Unesco cultural heritage list. Fish from Lake Sevan is famous throughout Armenia. Here you can have a delicious meal and try local delicacies. We will continue our journey to the enchanting town of Dilijan, often referred to as "Armenia's Switzerland." Nestled in the lush forests of the Dilijan National Park, this charming town offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, architectural heritage, and artistic inspiration. As we arrive at the Lake Parz, you'll be captivated by the tranquil atmosphere and the pristine beauty that surrounds you. Step aboard our boat and let the gentle ripples of the lake carry you along, as you soak in the breathtaking views of the mirrored surface reflecting the verdant landscape. After our leisurely boat ride, we will continue our journey to the charming Deer Farm in Dilijan. Here, you'll have the opportunity to encounter majestic deer up close and personal.

2-Day North of Armenia Tavush & Lori. Dilijan Ijevan & more

6. 2-Day North of Armenia Tavush & Lori. Dilijan Ijevan & more

Day 1: Dilijan and Ijevan As the sun rises, we embark on a captivating journey to Dilijan, affectionately known as "Armenia's Little Switzerland." Our first stop takes us to the secluded Haghartsin Monastery, surrounded by lush forests that whisper ancient tales. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this hidden gem, adorned with intricate carvings and sacred chambers. But the adventure doesn't stop there. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush as we zip-line through Dilijan's treetops, capturing breathtaking views of nature's wonder below. Revitalize with a traditional Armenian lunch, savoring the rich flavors that reflect the country's culinary heritage. As the day unfolds, we set our course for Ijevan, where an exhilarating zip-line experience awaits. Feel the thrill as you glide through the air, embraced by the stunning landscapes of the region. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner, indulging in Ijevan's unique gastronomy. Retreat to your accommodation in Dilijan, nestled amid the embrace of nature, and let the tranquility of the surroundings envelop you. Day 2: Exploring Lori Wake up to a day filled with cultural wonders and historical treasures. Journey to Sanahin Monastery, a unesco World Heritage site, where medieval architecture and spiritual essence converge. Admire the intricate details of this ancient marvel and feel the connection to centuries of Armenian heritage. Our next stop takes us to Odzun Church in the picturesque village of Odzun. Behold the impressive structure that stands as a testament to Armenia's religious history, offering insights into its rich past. Savor a delightful Armenian lunch, enjoying the heartwarming flavors that reflect the diversity of Lori's culinary traditions. As the day draws to a close, return to Yerevan, carrying cherished memories of Dilijan, Ijevan, and Lori's beauty, history, and cultural richness.

From Yerevan: Off-Road and Horseback Riding Adventure Tour

7. From Yerevan: Off-Road and Horseback Riding Adventure Tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to combine extreme with culture. During this tour you will explore Lake Sevan which is the largest body of water in Armenia and the entire Caucasus region. You will also enjoy the view of monastery Sevanavank, which is a great example of Armenian architecture and history. Your next stop will be in village Haghartsin, from where you will start the jeeping with the cars called Uaz. After reaching the mountains where the horseback riding starts, the professionals will instruct you. In case you are a beginner, the specialists will support you and you can experience the emotions of horseback riding in the nature of evergreen Tavush. During this trip you will also have a short stop near Old Dilijan Complex and will have free time near Lake Parz, which will amaze with its nature and landscapes.

Yerevan: Dilijan National Park Lake Trek

8. 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: Two Day Adventure Trip

9. Yerevan: Two Day Adventure Trip

Your trip will begin with hotel collection in Yerevan, where you will depart for the first discovery on your way, the turquoise Lake Sevan. The tour will then continue to the Sevan Peninsula, where you will witness the black ancient Monastery Sevanavank as well as breathtaking views over the top of the peninsula. Following this, you will venture to the emerald town of Dilijan, whose lush forests and green hills will remind you of a 'Little Switzerland'. Afterwards you will head to Parz Lake, where you will be able to immerse yourself in the divine nature of this green oasis. That evening, you will depart to Lastiver, a fairy spot with caves, waterfalls, wooden huts and thick forests. You can even enjoy swimming in the Khachaghbyur River near the campsite. Lastiver is an ideal place to breathe fresh mountain air, and you will rest around the campfire and spend a night camping. After breakfast the following day, you will continue to the Yenokavan village to experience the beauty of this cozy place. This will also be where the exhilarating part of your tour takes place, with the opportunity to go both paragliding and horse riding on hand. That evening your driver will drop you off back at your hotel in Yerevan.  

From Yerevan: 4-Day Private Guided Driving Tour

10. From Yerevan: 4-Day Private Guided Driving Tour

During our 4 days we will get familiar with the Armenian historical and religious monuments, ancient culture and national cuisine. We will visit memorials, markets, temples, monasteries and many more to learn about Armenia's history. We will take a journey back in time, and find the treasures of an ancient land that is landlocked and mountainous. Armenia, with its dry landscapes to dense forests and steep is ideal for hiking. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities. Day 1 / Airport pick up and drive to your hotel / City Tour(Visit Erebuni fortress which is an Urartian fortified city) / walking tour / Lunch / back to your hotel We start our city walking tour from Republic Square / Statue of Garegin Nzhdeh / Walk in Cultural Genocide park / Visit backyards of Pushkin street / Walk to Egor Khanzadyan's house(built 1895) / Cascade stairs Duration: 7 hours Day 2 / Echmiadzin / Geghard Monastery / Garni Temple We start our day trip from your hotel / Drive to Standing stones at the ruins of Metsamor Castle / Visit Echmiadzin mother Cathedral / Photo stop at Charents Arch / Drive to Geghard Monastery / Lunch / Drive to Garni Temple / back to Yerevan Duration: 8 hours Day 3 / Khor Virap Monastery / Noravank Monastery / Areni winery We start our day trip from your hotel / Drive to Khor Virap Monastery / Drive to Noravank Monastery / Lunch / Visit Areni winery and wine tasting / Drive back to Yerevan Duration: 7 hours Day 4 / Lake Sevan / Dilijan forested city / Goshavank monastery We start our day trip from your hotel / Drive to Sevanavank Monastery / Dilijan forested city / Lunch / Goshavank Monastery / Drive back to you Yerevan

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Staff was amazing, drivers provided safe transportation, and tour guides were well informed. Drivers, Arayik and Marat were friendly, as well as the tour guides, Taguhi and Karen. They covered a lot of information that I was not aware of about my country.

The best thing to mention about the trip is the guide Mrs. Jasmin, she was very knowledgeable, tolerant and understanding, also Mr. Minat our driver was very friendly and helpful.. Other things were good except for the lunch.. it was a joke.

The tour guide (a young woman) was fantastic, so knowledgeable, so friendly and with a great sense of humour. Im really sorry i cant remember her name. The food was good too

Great trip to beautiful Dilijan and Lake Seven. Our tour guide Sascha was amazing!!

Great tour, great explanations from the guide, answered all questions, very polite