Hiking tour, active vacations in Armenia (5 days / 4 nights)

Hiking tours in Armenia, Active Vacations trips

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour runs from April to the end of 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.

Hiking is the most active form of recreation which involves movement across rugged terrain of varying complexity. It can be forests, fields, mountains. Hiking in Armenia is an immersion in the beauty, purity and silence of our nature.

Hiking tour in Armenia for 5 days allows you not only to get acquainted with the culture and main sights of Armenia, but also to walk on the ancient land and see what remains unavailable for tourists, traveling by car.

Also moderate physical load during hiking and active vacation tours in Armenia will not hurt anyone, vice versa. Rarely where you can enjoy the aroma of wild flowers in cozy valleys, play snowballs high in the mountains in summer and plunge into the cool waters of high-mountainous Lake Sevan in one day.

The program of the hiking tour in Armenia

Day 1 - Airport - Yerevan city tour

Yerevan - city tour
walking trip through the city
hiking tour in Armenia

Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport

The  tour starts with a walking trip through the city. Architecture of capital is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city where there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will be able to see the sights in Yerevan: the square of France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

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.

Transfer to the hotel / Check in

Day 2 - Yerevan - Garni - Havuts Tar - Geghard - Sevan

Walking tour to Havuts Tar monastery complex
trip to the pagan temple of Garni
Lake Sevan

Breakfast in the hotel

The day starts with a trip to the pagan temple of Garni. 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.

Walking tour to Havuts Tar monastery complex. The Havuts Tar monastery complex is located to the east of Garni on the left bank of the Azat River and was one of the major religious and cultural centres of medieval Armenia. This formidable 11th century walled monastery stands half ruined on an outcrop across the Garni River gorge from the village of Goght. The bulk of the monastic complex is 12-14th c., rebuilt in the early 18th c. by the Katholikos Astvatsatur after being ruined in the great 1679 earthquake. The walled enclosure preserves a rich trove of inscriptions and carvings from earlier times, as well as vaulted guest rooms.

On the way we will see the natural monument "Symphony of stones". The canyon is composed of regular hexagonal prisms. Near its end, the gorge's beautiful formation has prompted the name "Symphony of Stones" or "Basalt Organ". If you look at the gorge from a distance, the rocks seem like a giant organ. An amazing strangeness of basalt columns’ regular forms catches the eye and causes delight. Practically perfect columns look as if they were specially carved by a human hand, and not by nature itself.

Lunch + masterclass of baking lavash in tandoor

Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear". The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.

We continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region. We will also visit the Sevanavank - a monastery in the north-west coast of Lake Sevan. The monastery is located on a peninsula, which was once a small island.

Overnight on the shore of lake Sevan

Day 3 - Sevan - Lake Parz - Gosh - Haghartsin - Yerevan

small town-resort Dilijan
Hiking in the village of Gosh
Goshavank - monastery complex

Breakfast in the hotel

We continue our tour to Tavush region of Armenia – to a small town-resort Dilijan, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev. City Tour in Dilijan.

Trip to Lake Parz. It is located in Dilijan National Park, at the altitude of 1400 meters above sea. The lake is surrounded by forests. The length is 300 m, the width – 100 m. Average depth is 3 m, approximate – 10 m. The surface of the lake is 0,027 m2, mass – 83,8 cubic meters.

Hiking in the village of Gosh (1247m, 6km, 2h). The trail goes through thick forests of Dilijan National Park. You can see khachqars (cross – stones) on your way from the lake to the village.

We will also visit Goshavank - monastery complex, built in XII-XIII centuries in the village of Gosh in Armenia. Goshavank is the cultural, educational and religious center of medieval Armenia. The sources referred to it as a seminary, university, and so on.

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Trip to Yenokavan. The village is a few kilometers north of the regional capital of Ijevan.

Overnight in hotel

Day 4 - Yenokavan - Lastiver cave - Yenoкavan

Yenokavan village
Trekking to Lastiver cave
Lastiver cave

Breakfast in the hotel

Trekking to Lastiver cave. 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.

There are amazing bas-reliefs depicted on the walls of the caves and perfectly preserved to the present days. If the weather is good, those who wish can swim in Khachaxbyur.

Back to hotel

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Free time. You can also ride a Zipline or other activities: Rope Park, Horseback riding, Off-road, Via ferrata, Zorbing (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.

Back to Yerevan

Overnight in hotel

Day 5 - Central Market - Vernissage - Airport

Central market of Yerevan - dried fruits
Vernissage - the market of folk art products
Zvartnots airport

Breakfast in the hotel

Check out

A visit to the central market in YerevanDried fruits - a national treasure and the usual accompaniment to cognac. In Armenia, it seems, they can make them of anything you wish. Including watermelon, cantaloupe and even tomatoes!

Next we visit the Vernissage - the market of folk art products. Here you will find hand-made chess and backgammon made of wood, ceramic pots, made in national style, handmade ornaments, traditional musical instruments, silverware, paintings and many more things.

Transfer to the airport

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Prices on hiking tour in Armenia (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
585 USD
455 USD
415 USD
395 USD
375 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

Necessary equipment:

jacket with a hood, pullover, trekking boots or sneakers, a sufficient number of socks, ski hat and cap, personal hygiene items, tight trousers (jeans), sun glasses, protection from ultraviolet, a small backpack for hiking, medicines for personal use.

What is included in the tour price?

Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Accommodation in a 3* hotel
Breakfasts in the hotel and 4 lunches 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.
Children under 5 years old - free
Children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed

The time and the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. 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.

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:

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