Ballooning - Adventure, extreme tour to Armenia (3 days / 2 nights)

 

Ballooning - Adventure tour to Armenia (3 days / 2 nights)

 

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.am 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 romantic, 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.

 

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The program of adventure tour to Armenia (3days/ 2 nights)

 

Day 1


Большой Каскад Мемориальный комплекс, посвященный жертвам Геноцида армян 1915 Ереванский коньячный завод
 
Airport - Walking tour in the city Yerevan - Tsitsernakaberd - Yerevan Brandy Factory "ArArAt"
 
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: Grand Cascade (open air museum), the square of France, Opera and Ballet House, the Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.
 
Lunch at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.
 
After lunch, we visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the Genocide Museum. Afterwards we visit Yerevan brandy factory where we have an amazing excursion with the tasting of Armenian brandy.
 
Dinner at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.

 
 

Day 2


Ballooning  - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Полет на воздушном шаре - туры в Армению Храм Гарни Монастырь Гегард 
 
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.
 
Lunch at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.

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.

Back to Yerevan.

Dinner at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 3


Yerevan- Khor Virap- Echmiadzin- Temple of Zvartnots - Yerevan
 
Монастырь Хор Вирап Эчмиадзинский кафедральный собор  Храм Звартноц
 
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 the city of 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.
 
A farewell dinner at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.

Back to hotel, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.


 

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

Площадь Франции

театр Оперы и Балета

Северный проспект

Площадь Республики

Цицернакаберд

Музей Геноцида

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Полет на воздушном шаре

Монастырь Хор Вирап

Храм Гарни

Монастырский комплекс Гегард

Эчмиадзинский кафедральный собор

Копье Лонгина (Копье Судьбы, Копье Христа)

Храм Звартноц

 

 

Attention!

The day and time of the flight, as well as the order of visiting the sights, announced in the program, are subject to change. Weather is one of the most important aspects in the performance of safe flights: due to rain, wind, thunder the flight can be delayed. The flights may be delayed due to adverse weather conditions and high wind speeds. Permissible wind speed should be up to 5 m/s.

The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.

Tour price includes:
  • airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • Accommodation in 3 * hotel;
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast on the basis of the hotel) at a restaurant with Armenian cuisine
  • Insurance on balloon flight
  • Refreshments during the flight (dessert and champagne)
  • Interesting and unique event of awarding diploma in aeronautics after the flight
  • GOPRO Shooting (available for flight participant)
  • Comfortable transport services;
  • Accompanying guide service throughout the tour;
  • Entrance fees to historical and cultural centers;
  • Tasting of brandy;
  • Unlimited spring water in the serving transport;
  • All day support of tourists over the phone

 

Tour price does not include:

  • airline tickets;
  • an entry visa (if required);
  • alcoholic beverages (other than those specified in the tour program);
  • medical insurance.

 

Notes:

  • if desired, you can choose any other hotel in Armenia or stay in a private apartment (to be agreed with the manager);
  • children under 5 years old - free;
  • children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed.

 

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