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From Yerevan: Blue Sevan, Evergreen Dilijan

1. From Yerevan: Blue Sevan, Evergreen Dilijan

Discover Lake Sevan, Dilijan and more on a multi-stop guided trip from Yerevan. Start your trip by visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks: Lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at a height of 1900 m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Then, prepare to be surrounded by incredible nature as you head to the north of Armenia. Visit the city of Dilijan before making a stop at the Monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th century. Haghartsin is one of those spots in Armenia that feels just like a movie set. The refectory of Haghartsin is one the biggest examples of Armenian Church architecture. It was an absolute innovation at the time it was constructed.

From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Kechut, Jermuk, and Noravank Tour

2. From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Kechut, Jermuk, and Noravank Tour

Join this tour and enjoy a journey full of new historical discoveries. In the morning, your guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel, in order to head to the ancient Monastery of Khor Virap, which is one of the most sacred spots in the country. The location of the gorgeous structure will grant you the beautiful view of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Later, the trip will proceed to the province of Vayots Dzor, where you will admire another marvelous ancient structure, called Gndevank. It was built over a thousand years ago on the bank of the Arpo River. On the route of your journey through the valley, witness huge natural basalt organs, which overlooks the Arpa River. The medieval complex blends in perfectly with the surrounding breathtaking nature. Some monks, who still live and work there, can be found in the territory of Gndevank. After learning about the history of the medieval treasure, head to Kechut Reservoir, located 10 km from the town of Jermuk. Stop to enjoy the endless green meadows over the viewpoint of the reservoir. Next, head to the waterfall of Jermuk, located not far from Kechut Reservoir. The 72-meter high waterfall will remind you of a girl's hair, this is why it is also referred to as mermaid's hair. The lovely waterfall flows smoothly into the river Arpa. The waterfall can be easily hiked and you can take amazing photos with the waterfall in the background. The last marvel for the day will be the glorious monastic complex of Noravank from the 13th century, located on Amaghu Gorge, which is sometimes twinned with the American Grand Canyon. This is a perfect location for taking pictures and admiring the cliffs with a red undertone. If you are lucky enough, you will come across the deer pasturing near the area. In the evening, you will have a private transfer back to your hotel in Yerevan.

Hayravank, Noratus, Selim, Arpi winery, Jermuk waterfall

3. Hayravank, Noratus, Selim, Arpi winery, Jermuk waterfall

During this tour, visit Hayravank, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the "blue pearl" of Armenia – Lake Sevan. The next stop will be at the collection of khachkars in Noratus, which are considered the highlights of Armenian architecture. Then you will pass through the Selim Pass, which connects the northern part of Armenia with the southern one. You will visit the Arpi winery, where you will taste the unique Armenian wine. Then you will go to the resort town of Jermuk, which is famous for its mineral waters, which have various healing properties. Also in Jermuk you will see a waterfall with the original name "Mermaid's Hair".

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What people are saying about Jermuk

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Staff was amazing, drivers provided safe transportation, and tour guides were well informed. Drivers, Arayik and Marat were friendly, as well as the tour guides, Taguhi and Karen. They covered a lot of information that I was not aware of about my country.

The tour guide (a young woman) was fantastic, so knowledgeable, so friendly and with a great sense of humour. Im really sorry i cant remember her name. The food was good too

Great trip to beautiful Dilijan and Lake Seven. Our tour guide Sascha was amazing!!

Great tour, great explanations from the guide, answered all questions, very polite

Highly recommend! Clean mini van, and properly organised schedule.