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Ohanavan

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Day Trip: Mt. Aragats, Alphabet, Stone Statues, & Fortress

1. Day Trip: Mt. Aragats, Alphabet, Stone Statues, & Fortress

This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges in Armenia: the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on the cliff’s edge.  Your next destination is the Amberd Fortress, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia. In the 13th Century, the Zakaryan noble family started the liberation of Armenia from the Seljuk Turks at this very fortress. The name Amberd originates from the fact that the fortress is located at the altitude of 2300m above the sea level, translating as Fortress in the Clouds. On the way to Amberd, we will have a short stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it. Not only is Armenian a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.

Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

2. Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

This tour takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges in Armenia: the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on the cliff’s edge. Both monastic complexes included in this daily tour date back to the 13th Century, and were built by the same noble family. Visit Saghmosavank, which possesses a particular charm - as you will discover. The monastery of Hovhannavank is about 5 km south from Saghmosavank. The complex includes the 4th century basilica church of St John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St John the Baptist. On the way, you will stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and snap a picture with it. Armenian is not only a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.

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