One-day tour in Armenia we will start early in the morning and set off to the pearl of Armenia – blue lake Sevan on comfortable transport. Sevan is a freshwater lake of Armenian highland and the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is a large assured source of fresh water in the region.
Next step is a visit of Sevanavank – a monastery on the north-western coast of Sevan. The monastery is located on the peninsula Sevan, which used to be a small island.
Then we will go to the village of Enokavan, whence we are going to walk (to hike) to the most magnificent and beautiful place of Tavush region Lastiver. Lastiver is a cave complex with ancient rock paintings, located in the gorge of Khachaxbyur River, 3 km from Enokavan.
The path to the caves lies through a thick and picturesque forest, where you will meet many waterfalls and enjoy fresh air and beautiful nature.
The inhabitants of the region were hiding in the medieval caves during the Mongol invasion in the 13th-14th centuries. They had to build long ladder of logs located on each other to get to them. The construction looked like a dam, that’s why people began to call the terrain a “lastiver”, which means “up on the dam”.
There are amazing bas-reliefs depicted on the walls of the caves and perfectly preserved to the present days.
Halt, camping in the cottages on trees or in a bower near the waterfall.
If the weather is good, those who wish can swim in Khachaxbyur.
You can also (before or after the descent) ride a Zipline (it’s not included in the tour’s cost). Zipline are the descents on steel ropes, stretched between special platforms over the gorge. You will fly along 5 lines: 135m, 268m, 200m, 375m and 750m. The average speed is 5m/s, the height is 200-300m.
Armenia is a country to fall in love with!
- comfortable transport service;
- accompanying guide service throughout the tour;