Air balloon flight in Armenia (3 days / 2 nights)
You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour is available all year round.
We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.
Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.
We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.
Tourism in Armenia has a great potential and is recognized as a priority direction of the economy. Along with classical and wine tours, the active form of tourism is becoming more and more popular with the guests of Armenia. And adventure tourism, as it is known, one of the types of tourist recreation.
"ExploreArmenia" tour operator invites everyone to a romantic trip and offers an unforgettable tour in Armenia – to have a flight in a balloon and see Armenia from the bird's-eye view.
Ballooning is original, memorable and most importantly safe. According to statistics, a balloon flight is one of the safest of all. The professional and experienced crew (pilot and maintenance crew) are a guarantee of safe operation.
The balloon, as the aircraft, is registered in the civil aviation, and our experienced pilot has international qualification. The flights are carried out exclusively under the sanction and control of the Civil Aviation of Armenia. The commander of the aircraft holds briefing with the passengers. There is insurance for the flight (included in the tour price).
Ballooning is allowed in both summer and winter. Operating temperature is from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius.
The program of adventure tour to Armenia (3days/ 2 nights)
Day 1 - Airport - Walking tour in the city Yerevan
Meeting at the airport
The tour starts with a walking tour in the city of Yerevan. Yerevan architecture is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city in which there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will see Yerevan sights: the square of France, Opera and Ballet House, the Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.
We shall then proceed to the Grand Cascade (open-air museum). It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.
We continue our tour in Armenia and visit "ArArAt" Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year "Ararat" and a ten-year "Akhtamar") - For additional fee
Day 2 - Ballooning - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
The journey will begin with an early rise (6:30) and transportation to the place of the flight.
A light breakfast on the go or on the launch pad.
Then you take part in the preparation of the balloon for flight. Get acquainted with the flight conditions. According to plan the whole flight lasts 4-5 hours. The flight itself lasts 1-1.5 hours.
It is more convenient to wear casual clothes or sportswear to fly on a balloon. Hats are desirable in any season of the year. During the flight the wind is imperceptible as the balloon moves together with the air mass. We recommend you wear waterproof shoes during the morning flights, as there can be dew in the field. Based on safety considerations, it is preferable to wear clothes made from natural fibers (e.g cotton) rather than synthetic clothes.
Back to hotel. A short rest.
In the afternoon we visit the pagan temple of Garni, built in the I century by Armenian king Trdat I and is dedicated to the god of sun Mihr. According to the history, the temple was built on the money of the Roman Emperor Nero.
Next we visit Geghard (IV century) - monastery complex, which has been included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Its full name is Gegardavank, literally - "Monastery of the spear." The name of the monastery complex is derived from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the museum of Echmiadzin Cathedral.
Day 3 - Yerevan- Khor Virap- Echmiadzin- Temple of Zvartnots - Yerevan - Airport
After breakfast, we go to the Armenian monastery of Khor Virap, situated at the foot of Mount Ararat, near the border with Turkey. It is a place of pilgrimage, which is associated with the legend of Gregory the Illuminator (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church legend, Gregory was imprisoned on the order of King Trdat III, because he professed Christianity, and was held there for 13years. Those interested can go down to the prison, which has a depth of 6 meters and a diameter of 4.4 meters.
You will be able to enjoy the beauty of the symbol of Armenia - Mount Ararat at a very close distance.
Next we go to St. Echmiadzin, where after lunch we visit the center of the Armenian Gregorian Church - Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483 years BC), which is the residence of the Armenian Catholicos. The cathedral is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. We will also visit the treasury of Echmiadzin, which houses the Spear of Longinus (Spear of Destiny Spear of Christ), a part of Noah's Ark etc.
We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed during the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Back to hotel, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
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