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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14 days tour program in Eastern & Western Armenia

 

Day 1

Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2

Yerevan city tour: Tsitsernakaberd, Yerablur, Sasunci Davit  statue, St. Grigor Lusavorich  monastery & Andranik  statue, Matenadaran, Mother Armenia (Mayr Hayastan) memorial and museum of   Armenian military art history, M. Saryan’s gallery, S. Parajanov’s home-museum.

Day 3

Day trip to Garni, Geghard (spiritual concert in Geghard monastery), picnic in Garni canyon

Day 4

Day trip to St. Hripsimeh and St. Gayaneh churches, St. Echmiadzin Cathedral, Zvartnots, Sardarapat monument

Day 5

Trip to Western Armenia: Gyumri (short city tour), Crossing of Armenian-Georgian border in Bavra, Akhalkalak, Akhaltsikhe,Crossing of Georgian-Turkish border in Vale, arrival in Kars, City tour in Kars (House of Yeghishe Charents, Church of St. Apostles, Kars Fortress, museum, Russian gymnasium), overnight in Kars

Day 6

Trip to Ani: tour in Ani (Mother Cathedral, St. Gregory Illuminator’s church, Savior’s Church, Gagikashen, Palace of Paron, Fortress-walls, Manuche mosque, Virgins monastery,  etc.), visit to Digor (Armenian Tikor), Igdir (City tour), Eastern Bayazed (City tour, Fortress of Daroink), Palace of Ishak Pasha, Chaldran, Waterfall of Berkri, arrival in Van (overnight in Van).

Day 7

Trip to Varagavank (Khrimyan Hayrik, Raffi),Gate of Mher  and Van Cat’s farm,Trip to Akhtamar Island,Visit of St. Cross church, free time on the island, Lunch at the  restaurant “Akhtamar” (Vana tarekh, Jajik),Fortress of Van, museum of Van,(overnight in Van)

Day 8

Departure to Mush, Stop in Datvan, Lake of Nemrout mountain, Bitlis (City tour), Arrival in Moush in the evening (overnight in Moush) 

Day 9

City tour in Moush, A visit to the central church of Moush, Msho St. Araqeloc monastery, Bridge of Sulukh, St. Karapet (Ashtishat monastery), Trip to Erzrum. Stop near Sulukh bridge. City tour in Erzrum (Fortress, Palace with 2 minarets, Armenian church, shepherd’s bridge) Arrival in Erzrum in the evening (overnight in Erzrum) 

Day 10

Departure for Basen, Fortress of Basen, Khorasan (City tour), Sarighamish region, Arrival in Kars in the evening (overnight in Kars)

Day 11

Visit to Ardahan (City tour), Departure to Turkish-Georgian border, Back to Yerevan

Day 12

Full day at leisure.

Day 13

Day trip to Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk. Farewell party.

Day 14

Transfer to the airport, departure