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Garni, Gegard and Lake Sevan Day Trip from Yerevan

1. Garni, Gegard and Lake Sevan Day Trip from Yerevan

Start your day early at 9:30 AM. After pick–up from your hotel in Yerevan, make your first stop at the Arc of Ararat, slow down and take in the fantastic view of mount Ararat. Move on to the Garni Pagan Temple, and learn about the only Pagan Temple to exist in Armenia. Explore the Pagan Temple, a well–known symbol of pre–Christian Armenia that was converted into a royal summer house.  For your next stop, head to the unique UNESCO listed Geghard Monastery complex, dating back as far as the 13th century. Your tour continues to Sevan Lake and Sevanavank. Stop here and savor your lunch at with Sevan Lake Iishkhan, a type of local trout, before transferring back to Yerevan.

4 nights 5 days in Armenia

2. 4 nights 5 days in Armenia

If Armenia is your next destination , then you are welcome to our 4 Nights 5 Days Tour Program in Armenia! Explore the scenic beauty of Armenia with our customized tour package that takes you on a journey to the most beautiful destinations in the country. Our tour program is designed to provide you with a memorable experience filled with cultural, historical and natural wonders. Day 1 Your adventure begins as you arrive at the airport, where our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After you freshen up and settle in, we'll take you on a city tour of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Yerevan is known for its wide avenues, green parks, and beautiful architecture, and on this tour, you'll get to see it all. You'll be amazed by the stunning Republic Square, the famous Cascade, the Opera House and more. Day 2 - Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery, and lake Sevan On the second day, we'll take you on a tour to the ancient pagan temple of Garni, one of the few Hellenistic-style temples still standing. Then, we'll visit the magnificent Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built into the surrounding cliffs. After that, we'll take a trip to the crystal clear waters of Lake Sevan, known as the "blue gem" of Armenia. We You'll have the chance to relax, take in the scenery, and enjoy a delicious lunch by the lake. Day 3 - Echmiatsin, Hripsime, Zvartnots The third day of the tour will take you on a journey to Echmiatsin, the spiritual center of Armenia and the seat of the Armenian Apostolic Church. You'll see the Holy See, St. Hripsime Church, and Zvartnots, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll be amazed by the beauty and history of these ancient sites. Day 4: Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni winery On the fourth day of your tour, we will visit Khor Virap, an ancient monastery located in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, where according to the Bible, Noah's Ark came to rest. From there, we will travel to Noravank Monastery, a magnificent medieval complex situated in a narrow gorge. Finally, we will visit Areni Winery, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of Armenia's finest wines and learn about the local winemaking traditions. Day 5: Departure On the final day of your tour, we will transfer you to the airport, where you will depart for your next destination, with memories to last a lifetime

Urbex photo tour In Armenia

3. Urbex photo tour In Armenia

The 7-day URBEX photo tour in Armenia is a one-of-a-kind adventure that allows visitors to explore the country's hidden treasures and abandoned buildings. What makes this tour truly unique is the access it provides to exclusive and hard-to-reach locations that are not typically open to the public. The tour takes visitors through a variety of locations, including abandoned factories, and other structures that have been left untouched for years. These sites offer a glimpse into the past and showcase the industrial and architectural history of Armenia.The tour is designed for adventure seekers who want to explore Armenia from a different perspective. Visitors will be accompanied by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the locations and can provide insights into their history and significance. The guides will also ensure that visitors have access to all sites and will help them navigate through challenging terrain. We will not share the exact location , in this program but we guarantee all access without troubles . Day1 Yerevan overnight Meeting at the airport , transfer to hotel . In the evening we meet in a restaurant for dinner (optional ) Day2 Yerevan -Yeghegis ( overnight) Visiting Khor Virap -Noravank and an abendoned factory for photogaphy Day3 Yeghegis -Haghpat (overnight) Silk road , Orbenlian carvansararai- lake Sevan -obendoned Cable car- Haghpat Day 4 Alaverdi -Sanahin- Haghpat ( overnight ) Sanahin monastery -Mikoyan museum - Old factories for phototour Day5 Haghpat- Amberd After our 9am departure, we soon reach this insane site. Everything is there: the machines, the Stalin-era architecture, the production line etc. A unique place and exceptional that we have permission, Drive to Amberd for overnight , on the way a stop at a bakery Day6 Amberd -Yerevan (overnight) drive to Amberd Castle. This historic site (10th century) begs to be photographed. After this, we drive past the old Tegher monastery and our lunch spot then one of the highlights of this trip. Drive to Yerevan Day 7 GEGHARD Rock-hewn Unesco monastery This beautiful monastery complex is not to be missed when in Armenia. After our departure at 9am, we are here with an hour and can walk around, take pictures or enjoy this mystical place. GARNI & ROCK FORMATION/ URBEX POOL Unique and beautifully located Not far from Geghard is a Roman temple from 77. Complete and working. We visit this super photogenic site along with the adjacent 'Symphony of Stones'. A menacing and unusual basalt rock formation. We arrive back in Yerevan on time. You can, if you like, visit another urbex pool.

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What people are saying about Gegard

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very nice and competent guide. Good driver. Interesting stations. Answers to all questions about the sites visited. Guided tour in English, very easy to understand.

our guide Nvard was very precious in this tour, helpful and kind.