Daily trips (one day tours) from Yerevan

ExploreArmenia tour operator offers you a choice of exciting group and individual one-day tours in Armenia with professional guides. All excursions in Armenia are focused on leaving the capital – Yerevan. Our daily tours in Armenia from Yerevan include comfortable transport, qualified guides, interesting routes. We are sure that positive emotions will remain in your heart for life! Armenia is a country you can fall in love with!

Excursion to Garni Temple - Symphony of stones - Geghard monastery

Garni Temple - Symphony of stones - Geghard monastery

Pagan Garni Temple built in the 1st century by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of the Sun Areg (Mihr). The temple is at the edge of a triangular cliff, which overlooks the ravine of the Azat River and the Gegham mountains. The temple is a peripteros built on an elevated podium. The temple is supported by a total of twenty-four...
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Excursion to Khor Virap monastery - Noravank monastery - Areni - Tatev monastery

Khor Virap monastery - Noravank monastery - Areni - Tatev monastery

The Tatev Monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. According to tradition, Tatev Monastery is named after Eustateus, a disciple of St. Thaddeus the Apostle...
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Excursion to Tatev Monastery - Wings of Tatev - cave town of Khndzoresk

Wings of Tatev ropeway - Tatev monastery - Khndzoresk (Cave town)

Khndzoresk is a village in the province of Syunik. In the end of the 19th century Old Khndzoresk was the biggest village of Eastern Armenia. The historic cave village, located on the steep slope of a gorge, is comprised of both natural and manmade caves.  In 2012 there was built "Swinging Bridge" over the gorge that connects the two banks of the...
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Excursion to Saghmosavank - Armenian Alphabet Monument - Amberd - Oshakan

Saghmosavank - Armenian Alphabet Monument - Amberd - Oshakan

Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral is a 19th-century church in the Oshakan village of Aragatsotn Province, Armenia. Currently, it is the seat of the Aragatsotn Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The church is famous for being the burial place of Saint Mesrop Mashtots; the creator of the Armenian alphabet. The church was built between 1875 and...
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Excursion to Alphabet’s square – Aragats Mountain (Lake Kari) – Amberd Tower

Alphabet’s square – Aragats Mountain (Lake Kari) – Amberd Tower

Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia. The name translates to "fortress in the clouds" in Armenian. Some sources say that Amberd used to be a summer residence for kings. The castle of...
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Excursion to Sardarapat Memorial - Etchmiadzin Cathedral - Saint Gayane Church - Saint Hripsime Church - Zvartnots Cathedral

Sardarapat - Etchmiadzin - st. Gayane & Hripsime churches - Zvartnots

Sardarapat Memorial is a symbol of pride and survival, the Memorial marks the place of Armenia's successful last-ditch effort to save the nation from obliteration at the hands of the Turks in the Battle of Sardarapat on May 22–26, 1918. The entrance is flanked by huge winged oxen made of red tufa. A flight of steps leads to a square from which a...
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Excursion to Lake Sevan - Sevanavank monastery

Lake Sevan – Sevanavank monastery

Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed as the largest source of fresh water in the region. It is fed by 28 rivers and streams. The Lake Sevan consists of two unequal parts called Big Sevan and Small Sevan. In the north-western part is located the Sevan's Peninsula which is...
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Excursion to Aruchavank - The Cathedral of Talin - Gyumri - Sev Berd – Harichavank

Aruchavank - The Cathedral of Talin - Gyumri - Sev Berd – Harichavank

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the administrative centre of Shirak Province. The area of modern-day Gyumri was known as Armenian Kumayri during the period of the Kingdom of Urartu. Kumayri was a significant and quite-developed urban settlement during the Middle Ages. Gyumri is home to many prominent museums of Armenia, including...
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Excursion to Garni Temple - Geghard monastery - Lake Sevan (Sevanavank)

Garni Temple - Geghard monastery - Lake Sevan

The Geghard (XIII century) - a monastery complex, entered in the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The full name is Geghardavank, literally "spear monastery". The name of the monastery complex comes from the Spear of Christ (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman warrior Longinus drove into Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the museum...
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Excursion to Etchmiadzin Cathedral - Saint Gayane Church - Saint Hripsime Church - Zvartnots Cathedral

Etchmiadzin Cathedral - Saint Gayane Church - Saint Hripsime Church - Zvartnots Cathedral

Echmiadzin or Vagharshapat is a city in the Armavir region of Armenia, one of the most significant cultural and religious centers of the country. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin). According to most scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient...
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Excursion to Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis monastery) – lake Sevan (Sevanavank monastery)

Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis monastery) – lake Sevan (Sevanavank)

Tsaghkadzor is a one of the most popular health resorts in Armenia. Surrounded with alpine meadows, Tsaghkadzor is situated on the southeastern slope of Mount Teghenis, at a height of 1841 meters above sea level. Summers in Tsaghkadzor are characterized with mild climate, while winters are cold and snowy. The Tsaghkadzor ski resort operating...
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Excursion to Akhtala Monastery - Haghpat Monastery - Sanahin Monastery - Odzun Church

Akhtala monastery - Haghpat monastery - Sanahin monastery - Odzun church

Odzun Church is an Armenian basilica constructed around the 5th–7th century in the Odzun village of the Lori Province. The first church appeared here in the 6th century. In the 8th century it was reconstructed by Hovhannes III Odznetsi who served as the katholikos between 717 and 728 and was, as his name suggests, from Odzun. This is the time the...
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Excursion to Sevanavank - Enokavan village - hiking in Lastiver

Lake Sevan - Sevanavank monastery – Enokavan village – hiking in 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...
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Excursion to Saghmosavank monastic complex - Lori berd - Stepanavan Dendropark

Saghmosavank monastic complex - Lori berd - Stepanavan Dendropark

Officially Sochut Dendropark named after Edmund Leonowicz, commonly knowns as Stepanavan Dendropark, is an arboretum located near the Gyulagarak village, Lori Province. Тhe park was founded in 1931 by Polish engineer-forester Edmund Leonowicz. The arboretum is 35 ha in total of which 17.5 ha consist of natural forest and 15 ha of...
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Excursion to Khor Virap Monastery – Mount Ararat

Khor Virap Monastery – Mount Ararat

Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery, located near the closed border with Turkey. The monastery is known for its location at the foot of biblical Mount Ararat, upon which, according to the legend, Noah appeared on the Ark after the great flood. Translated from the Armenian, "Khor Virap" means "deep pit". The monastery is located above the underground prison...
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Excursion to Khor Virap Monastery – Areni village – Noravank monastic complex

Khor Virap Monastery – Areni village – Noravank

Noravank is a monastic complex built in the XIII-XIV centuries, 120 km from Yerevan, on the ledge of a narrow winding gorge of the Arpa River’s tributary near Areni village. The Gorge is famous for its steep red rocks towering behind the monastery. The first building on the territory of the monastery complex is St. Karapet’s church (St. John the Baptist...
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Excursion to Etchmiadzin Cathedral - Saint Gayane Church - Saint Hripsime Church - Zvartnots Cathedral - Khor Virap

Etchmiadzin Cathedral - st. Gayane & Hripsime churches - Zvartnots temple - Khor Virap

Zvartnots Cathedral is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses III (nicknamed Shinogh or the Builder). Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin). Dedicated to St. Gregory, it was located at the place where a meeting between King Trdat...
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Excursion to Saghmosavank - Hovhannavank - Armenian Alphabet monument - Lake Kari - Amberd fortress

Saghmosavank - Hovhannavank - Lake Kari - Alphabet Monument - Amberd fortress

The Saghmosavank is a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Like the Hovhannavank monastery which is five kilometers south, Saghmosavank is situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasagh river. Their silhouettes dominate the adjacent villages and rise sharp against...
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Excursion to Tatev monastery - ropeway «Wings of Tatev» - Zorats Karer (Karahunj)

Tatev monastery - ropeway «Wings of Tatev» - Zorats Karer (Karahunj)

Zorats Karer, also called Karahunj is a prehistoric archaeological site in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as the Armenian Stonehenge. The site is rich with stone settings, burial cists and standing stones - Menhirs. In total registered 223 stones. The heights of the stones range from 0.5...
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Excursion to Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin monastery - Goshavank monastery Զորաց քարեր (Քարահունջ)

Lake Sevan – Dilijan - Haghartsin monastery - Goshavank monastery

Dilijan - a small town-resort, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev. Dilijan is is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, situated within the Dilijan National Park. The climate in Dilijan is cool during summer and cold with snowfalls in winter.  The Sharambeyan street in the centre, has been preserved and maintained as an...
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Excursion to Khor Virap monastery - Areni village - Noravank monastery – Jermuk waterfall

Khor Virap monastery - Areni village - Noravank monastery – Jermuk waterfall

Jermuk is mainly famous with its hot springs (geysers). Its name itself is derived from this fact, as the word "jermuk" means "geyser" in the Armenian language. The waterfall is situated in the town of Jermuk, on the Jermuk river which is the right tributary of the Arpa river. The waterfall of Jermuk forms from tributaries, and plummets...
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Excursion to Lake Sevan - Sevanavank monastery - Noratus - Hayravank monastery

Lake Sevan – Noratus - Hayravank monastery

Hayravank - a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The church at Hayravank was built during the late 9th century. The monastic complex consists of a church, chapel, and gavit. It is a quatrefoil cruciform central-plan structure with four semi-circular apses. A small chapel was added in the 10th century. Surrounding the monastery are...
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