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Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

Activity provider: Yerani Travel

From US$ 81.33 per group up to 3

This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges in Armenia, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on the cliff edge. See Saghmosavank and Hovhanavank and visit the Armenian Alphabet stone statues and Amberd Fortress.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
At your hotel.
Private group


  • Enjoy the views of Mount Aragats, the highest peak in Armenia
  • Explore the unique fortress of Amberd, situated at an altitude of 2300m above sea level
  • Visit Saghmosavank and Hovhanavank Monasteries, standing right on the cliff’s edge
Full description
This tour takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges in Armenia: the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on the cliff’s edge. Both monastic complexes included in this daily tour date back to the 13th Century, and were built by the same noble family. Visit Saghmosavank, which possesses a particular charm - as you will discover. The monastery of Hovhannavank is about 5 km south from Saghmosavank. The complex includes the 4th century basilica church of St John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St John the Baptist. On the way, you will stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and snap a picture with it. Armenian is not only a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • New and comfortable vehicles with Wi-Fi and insurance
  • Bottled water
  • City map
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
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Twee zeer bezienswaardige kerken. Amberd was niet toegankelijk door de sneeuw, dus boek deze tour beter in de lente!

February 20, 2022


Product ID: 258322