Bird Watching - Birding tour in Armenia (11 days /10 nights)

Bird Watching - Birding tour in Armenia (11 days /10 nights)

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour runs from May to October.

Payment

We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.

Duration

Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.

Low prices

We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.

Ornithological tourism is bird watching or “birding”, one of the areas of eco-tourism, aimed at exploring little-known corners of nature. In this regard, Armenia is a real find for an amateur or professional ornithologist. Few states can match the diversity of birds with Armenia. On a small piece of land, more than 350 species of birds are recorded, many of which are rare or endangered.

The tour operator "ExploreArmenia" offers an individual and group tour for bird watchers and nature lovers - birds watching in Armenia for 11 days / 10 nights. During the ornithological excursion you will visit both forest tracts and alpine meadows, with their colorful diversity of fauna, walk through the dry steppe highlands and admire the wetland wildlife of Armenia, study the behavior of birds, in a word, “hunt” birds for their habitat with binoculars, a telescope or a camera. If desired, bird watching can be combined with a visit to the historical sites of Armenia.

Bird watching in Armenia does not require special physical training. Watch the wildlife with us!

Bird watching tour in Armenia (11 days / 10 nights)

Day 1 - Airport - Yerevan City Tour

Meeting at the airport

Transfer and check in to hotel

Birds watching tour will begin with a walking tour of the city. The architecture of Yerevan is original. Today Yerevan is a city in which there are various architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will get acquainted with the sights of Yerevan: the Grand Cascade (open-air museum), the Square of France, the Opera and Ballet Theater, North Avenue, the Square of the Republic.

If you wish, you can visit the Botanical Garden where you can find an interesting collection of birds.

Day 2 - Yerevan - Dilijan - Gosh village - Parz Lake

Early departure.

Watching a (Caucasian) black grouse. Journey through forests, observation of forest and steppe fauna. If desired, visit the unique monastery complex Goshavank.

Transfer to Lake Parz

Lunch tasting national dishes

The continuation of the observation. Target species of birds of Armeniaflycatcher, nuthatch, black woodpecker, seamstress and other species of the range.

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Overnight in Dilijan

Day 3 - Dilijan - village Norashen - village Lichk (Litk) - village Arates

Transfer to Lake Sevan

Visit to Gull Island, where a colony of endemic Armenians gull nests.

Along the shore of the lake transfer to the village Lichk (Litk). Observation of the region’s wetland fauna. Target species of birds of Armenia: various species of herons, cormorants and ducks, curled, nightingale, wagtail, etc.

Lunch tasting national dishes

Next, move through the Vardenyats Pass (Selim), where the ancient caravanserai is located. Observation of the steppe and alpine fauna.

Trip to the village of Arates

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Overnight in the village of Arates.

Day 4 - Arates village - Jermuk town - Goris town

Watching steppe species of birds around the village of Arates

Moving to Jermuk

Lunch tasting national dishes

Watching steppe bird species. Target species: peregrine falcon, golden eagle, black grouse, bearded bird, etc.

Trip to Goris

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Overnight in Goris

Day 5 - Goris - Shikaokh Nature Reserve - Megri

Moving to Shikahoksky State Reserve, which is located in the south of the country, in the Syunik region. The total area of the reserve is 29.569 ha.

Observation of forest and steppe fauna.Target species: green warbler, stone thrush, species of woodpeckers, Mediterranean tit , Syrian woodpecker, black bunting and others.

Lunch tasting national dishes

Moving to Megri

Check in hotel

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Day 6 - The city of Meghri - The city of Yeghegnadzor

Monitoring forest and alpine fauna. Target species: bearded bird, desert mockery, steppe harrier, flycatcher, etc.

Lunch tasting national dishes

Continue bird watching

Check in at the hotel in Yeghegnadzor

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Day 7 - The city of Yeghnadzor - Noravank - the city of Yeghegnadzor

Early departure to observe the Caspian ular.

Lunch tasting national dishes

Observation of the unique landscape and fauna around the monastery of Noravank, inhabited by desert mockery, finch, belosheyka (White-throated Robin), nightingale, and many other similar species.

Return to the hotel

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Day 8 - Yeghnadzor - the village of Armash - Vedi - the city of Yerevan

Early departure to Ararat region of Armenia

Observation of the diverse wetland fauna of the Armash ponds: spoonbill, marble teal or marble duck, white-headed duck, herons, cormorants, ducks, etc.

Lunch tasting national dishes

Moving to Vedi.

Observation of rare rocks of the mountain fauna. Target species: desert and mongolian bullfinch, red-headed shrike, european roller, finch and others.

Moving to Yerevan

Check in hotel

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Day 9 - Yerevan - village Byurakan - Lake Kari - Amberd fortress - Yerevan

Monitoring of forest and alpine fauna at different heights. Species of eagles, horned lark, white bindweed, Alpine accentorus, etc.

Lunch tasting national dishes

If desired, visit the Amberd fortress (Cloud Fortress, VII-XIII century), which is located on the southern slope of Aragats, at an altitude of 2300 m. above sea level.

Return to Yerevan

Dinner with tasting national dishes

Day 10 - Yerevan - Garni Gorge - Yerevan

Journey along the Azat River through the unique Garni Gorge. All kinds of mountain fauna: bearded bird, golden eagle, vulture, golden oriole and others.

Lunch in the Garni Gorge

Return to Yerevan

Free evening

Day 11 - Yerevan - Airport

Exemption numbers

Airport transfer

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Our web site offers few part of the wide range of our tours. If you did not find a suitable one for yourself, our managers will plan a special tour for you, according to your preferences of the duration, destinations and the quantity of the group members. Just send your application.

Price - Birds watching tour in Armenia (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
7 people or more
2900 USD
1820 USD
1400 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

What is included in the tour price?

Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Accommodation in a 3* hotel
Breakfasts in the hotel, lunches & dinners at various Armenian restaurants
Entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers
Accompanying guide service throughout the tour
Comfortable transport service
2 bottles of water per day per pax during sightseeing tours
Tourist support service over the phone

What is not included in the tour price?

Airline tickets
An entry visa (if required)
Medical insurance
Alcoholic beverages

Your attention:

You may ask for your own option of hotels (3*, 4*, 5*). Guest houses, appartments and hostels are available.The tour prices will be recalculated.

If you still have questions about the tour organization in Armenia, then it is very easy to contact us! You can order a call on the website, send an email or just SMS. We will get back to you shortly

Phone:

(+374 91) 01 56 60 (Viber, Whatsapp)

E-mail:

info@explorearmenia.am

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