TRAVEL TO ARMENIA

ArmEcoTour travel agency draws travelers’ attention to a new destination called ARMENIA! We invite inquisitive, lively people to Travel to Armenia, to one of the most exciting countries in this world. Various tours have been created to offer a more independent experience than you might expect from travelling in a group for those who love solo-travelling, but also for those who want to explore in their own time, using the local bus or trying a new tavern every night. As with most things, the more you know about Armenia, the more interesting it becomes for you each time you explore it. Here in our staff you’ll find people, who really understand their subject and your interest, could make a passion interest into a lifelong passion- or at least, open your eyes to see the beauties of our country and its history in a new light. So Travel to Armenia is by its nature adventurous, and by taking a holiday with a party of other people, that adventure can seem compromised. To some people travelling in any kind of a group is like being a captive of their holiday and other peoples’ decisions. We want to escape this. Thus, ArmEco Holiday tours were invented so that you could have the best of both worlds – an expert tour-operator on hand to inspire, inform and advise you and the rest of your holiday arrangements made on your behalf – but the freedom and independence to spend time as you wish to spend it. This might mean opting in and out of site visits, or taking advantage of local buses and trains to explore on your own sometimes. It might mean staying behind at a site and sketching and finding your own way back. As with any of ArmEco tours, the Holiday in Armenia is structured as a travelling narrative, building day by day, rather than a series of isolated site visits. During your Travel to Armenia, our customers will be well-informed of the full story of our country. Our guides can tell you about the latest research, new finds and most up-to-date theories – and how they relate to what you are looking at. People travel with ArmEcotour travel company with their families and teenage children who join them during the school holidays and we are delighted that a love of our ancient country can span the age gap in this way. ArmEcoTour is attracting a new audience, and we think that people who were unsure what Travel to Armenia was all about, are now taking the plunge, and joining our holidays. We are always there to organize the on-site (and in-bar) discussions that are some of the best bits of the tour, and everyone’s opinions throw up new ideas. We hope you will join us this year and open the doors to a lifelong interest which you can follow almost anywhere in the world – even in your own back garden.
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Beautiful Bulgaria

Bulgaria-picBulgaria is situated in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroads between two continents - Europe and Asia. The territory of the country is 111,000 sq. km - it is 330 km wide and 520 km long. A wide edge of Bulgaria borders the Black Sea and the Danube River. The country also borders Greece, Serbia, Romania, Turkey and Macedonia. From Iberostar Hotel& Resorts (Bulgaria offers many types of tourism: culture, nature, or sun and beach. In cities such as Sofia, the country’s capital, are some of the most spectacular buildings and monuments such as its beautiful religious temples and the Royal Palace, among others. To wander around its 18th century rococo streets is a true delight. Bulgaria is also a country with a vibrant nightlife which can be enjoyed in the larger cities and at some Black Sea coast destinations like Burgas and Nessebar. There, guests will find beautiful beaches, an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and numerous entertainment options such as sailing on the Black Sea during their vacation in Bulgaria.) The territory of Bulgaria is characterized by diverse topography - lowlands, plains, hills and plateaus, river valleys, gorges and mountains. About 70% of the territory consists of plains and 30% consists of mountains. The average altitude is 467 m. Bulgaria is located in the temperate geographical latitudes and is divided into 5 climate areas, as follows: temperate continental, Mediterranean continental, transitional, Black Sea and mountain. Bulgaria's climate is advantageous for the development of various forms of tourism. The thick snow cover and the lower temperatures in the mountains are favourable for winter sports tourism. What furthers the development of the summer beach tourism are the small number of rainy days during the busy summer tourist season, the sunshine, the high temperature of the air, the relatively high temperature of the sea water and the lack of high winds. Bulgaria is also rich in mineral springs. Around them are built balneo-rehabilitation complexes for treatment and prevention of different diseases. Bulgaria ranks second in Europe in terms of biodiversity. The plant species found on the territory of the country are more than 12 360. There are 763 species listed in The Red Book of Bulgaria, among which 750 are registered as medicinal. There are 27 thousand invertebrate fauna species and more than 750 vertebrate fauna species, including 397 bird species, 207 freshwater fish and Black Sea fish species, 94 mammal species, 52 amphibian and reptile species. Bulgaria has three separate national parks - Pirin (UNESCO), Rila and Central Balkan, and 11 natural parks - Belasitsa, Bulgarka Vitosha, Vratsa Balkan, Golden Sands, Persina, Rila Monastery, Ruse Lom, Blue Rocks, Strandja and Shumen Plateau. In addition to its beautiful nature, Bulgaria is also a country with millennia of history. Bulgarian lands have been inhabited since ancient times by some of the earliest civilizations in Europe - Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Slavs. The numerous settlement and burial mounds prove that. The customs of everyday life and the culture of the Bulgarian people have formed over thousands of years. Traditions, holidays, customs and rituals, preserved up until today, show the rich spirituality, life and culture of the Bulgarians throughout centuries. Bulgarian folklore traditions and rituals are intrinsically interwoven with the history of Christianity. The major holidays celebrated by Bulgarians are Christmas - The Birth of Jesus Christ, and Easter - The resurrection of Jesus Christ. These are the times when the whole family gathers to celebrate together, united by the sense of belonging to a strong Bulgarian family. There are many preserved monasteries in Bulgaria, such as Rila Monastery, Bachkovo Monastery, Troyan Monastery, Zemen Monastery, Glojen Monastery, Kilifarevski Monastery, Shipka Monastery etc. A significant part of the Bulgarian culture is the folklore music and the folklore dances, called hora. Some of the typical Bulgarian folk musical instruments are fiddle, drum, flute, bagpipes and more. The unique combination of natural beauty, millennia of history, authentic folklore and rich spirituality of people makes Bulgaria an attractive destination for alternative tourism.