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  • From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

    1. From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

    Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. Khor Virap translates as deep dungeon, and it was built on the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. The Monastery is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. This tour will also take you to the Areni Cave (Bird’s Cave). In 2008, archeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts, including a leather shoe and a winery here. The site, overlooking Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date back to the Early Bronze Age. It contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices. Another place that can’t be missed is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red...

    The guide was very good and helpful and explained all the locations with patience. Good vehicle for the entire trip even though it was raining and roads were pretty bad. Lunch was at a very scenic location and was very good. Having a 3 yr old I had my doubts for the trip, but it turned out to be a memorable one.

  • Day trip to Khor Virap, Areni Winery and Noravank Monastery

    2. Day trip to Khor Virap, Areni Winery and Noravank Monastery

    The tour will start at 09:30 AM with a pick-up point from your hotel. The day’s itinerary includes visits to Khor Virap Monastery, Areni Winery and Noravank Monastery situated deep in the Noravank Canyon. Once you get to Khor Virap, you will stop to admire and take photos of the spectacular view of Mount Ararat, the national symbol of Armenia. You will then continue to the winery in the village of the Areni, where you can try delicious Armenian wine and take a few bottles with you. Due to its charming medieval architecture and magnificent landscape, the Noravank Complex is a must see when in Armenia.  

    Ngara, our guide was a wealth of knowledge on Armenian history, this means a great deal to us coming from a young country. She is a great Ambassador for Armenia!

  • From Yerevan: Trekking and Wine Tasting Tour

    3. From Yerevan: Trekking and Wine Tasting Tour

    Start the day by heading for the Southern Province Vayots Dzor, which is considered the ancient cradle of wine-making. For thousands of years, it has been an important center of viticulture in the region with authentic grape varieties that grow on its fertile soil. In the morning you will drive to the village Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to the architectural masterpiece Noravank Monastery, which is perched on the rocky outcrop. The everlasting impression of the stunning panorama is guaranteed here. Later, you will head to Areni Cave, where a 6000-year old shoe has been revealed together with wine vessels and other accessories which testify that Armenia is an ancient and authentic center of wine-making. After that, you will discover the secrets of pure wine-making and taste the authentic wine of Areni. At the end of the afternoon, you will be accompanied back to your hotel...

  • Syunik: Two-Day Southern Armenia Tour

    4. Syunik: Two-Day Southern Armenia Tour

    Head for the heart of Southern Armenia, the region of Goris and explore its traditional character with many sites of interest. On the way, unfold the monastery of Khor Virap, with a rewarding breathtaking view of Mount Ararat. Your first discovery in Syunik will be the precious Tatev Monastery, perched on the mountain outcrop above the Vorotan Canyon. After the visit, take the trail of Tatevi Anapat, leading you to the ancient medieval monastery of Tatevi Anapat, which used to be a Tatev Monastery's annex and former defensive seminary. Later, descend to Satan's bridge, where the natural pools of warm water with healing properties will be revealed. At the end of the day, continue to Goris where you will settle in a comfortable guesthouse with a hospitable and friendly atmosphere. The second day is a very long thirteen hours and will be devoted to Goris, the town of tradition, good zest f...

  • From Yerevan: Secret Sites Day Trip

    5. From Yerevan: Secret Sites Day Trip

    Get picked up from your hotel in Yerevan and head to Khor Virap, a well-known Armenian pilgrimage site associated with Gregory the Illuminator, the founder of the Armenian church who was imprisoned there for 14 years. Admire the panoramic view of the Mt. Ararat, a famous national symbol and the highest mountain of the Armenian Highland. Learn about the architecture, history, and legends of Khor Virap from your professional guide and gain a deeper understanding of Armenian culture and national heritage. Continue on to Areni and go on a tour of the local winery. Have a walk through the vineyards and taste a range of organic wines. Take advantage of the chance to order or purchase the organic products. Next up is a visit to the ancient Areni Cave 1. Filled with high chambers and huge stalactites and stalagmites, Areni Cave is a significant archaeological site dating back to the Chalcolithi...

  • Private Tour: Khor Virap, Areni Cave, & Tatev Monastery

    6. Private Tour: Khor Virap, Areni Cave, & Tatev Monastery

    Although there are various historical landmarks in Armenia, the oldest and most well-known is probably the Biblical Mount Ararat. This tour promises spectacular views from the closest spot possible. The Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. The Monastery is one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. Another place that cannot be missed whilst in Armenia is Tatev Monastery, which once was the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. It’s built on a high plateau in the Vorotan River gorge, and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests. You can reach it by riding the world’s longest cableway, the Wings of Tatev. During your ride, you will enjoy a spectacular view over one of the most beautiful spots in Armenia (if not in the worl...

  • Private Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, & Winery

    7. Private Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, & Winery

    Although there are various historical landmarks in Armenia, the oldest and most well-known is the Biblical Mount Ararat. This tour promises spectacular views from the closest spot possible. The Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers amazing views of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. The site is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. Another place that cannot be missed during your time in Armenia is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red cliffs at the end of the Gnishik Canyon. Here you will see the one and only depiction of God the Father in Armenia, which is just as astonishing as the face of Jesus Christ that appeared on the dome of the Church’s narthex. This tour will also take you to the Bird’s Cave. In 2008, archae...

    it was an amazing day with Yerani travel. Tour guide Ani and our driver Karen were the best company to see Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, & Winery. We were lucky to see the great Ararat, meet local people, feel the pride in the country and fall in love with it.

  • Armenia: Wine Tour of Areni with Overnight Stay

    8. Armenia: Wine Tour of Areni with Overnight Stay

    Start your adventure with a pick-up from your hotel in Yerevan. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will head to the Province of Vayots Dzor, a place considered to be the ancient cradle of wine-making. As you arrive in the wine-village, Areni, you will take a stroll in the vineyards where you will have a delicious traditional breakfast paired with good local wine. Later, take a walk towards your cozy guesthouse, where the local guide, will share with you the secrets of pure honey and wine-making. After lunch, immerse yourself in the daily routine of Areni and take a walk around the hospitable village. In the evening you will have delicious Armenian specialties around the campfire. After your relaxing overnight stay in the guesthouse, you will be greeted at the start of your day. Today you will drive to the village of Amaghu, from here you will start trekking to the archit...

  • Armenia: Khustup Mountain Tour

    9. Armenia: Khustup Mountain Tour

    At the beginning of the day, Your guide will be waiting for you at your accommodation to take you to the town of Kapan, located in the South of Armenia. On the way, you'll have the opportunity to stop and explore the Monasteries of Khor Virap, Noravank or Tatev and the megalithic complex of Karahunj. At Tatev, feel to take the cable car at your expense. The journey from Yerevan to Kapan takes about six hours. When you arrive at Kapan, settle in to a hotel to rest before starting a day full of adventures. You can also stroll through the streets of Kapan or taste delicious specialties of the region. The next day, a Jeep will drop you off at the starting point of your ascent, located about 2000 meters above sea level. The climb will last about 6 to 7 hours depending on your promptitude (breaks included). The landscapes will change in front of your eyes, from the verdant meadows to the luxu...

  • Mountain Bike Tour in Armenia

    10. Mountain Bike Tour in Armenia

    Begin with a pick up from your hotel accommodation in Yerevan. Stopping in at the Monastery of Khor Virap, here get a great view of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Then hit the road on your bike, heading for Zangakatun, located at the gateway of the Vayots Dzor province. From here descend to the Areni Village, as the immense red cliffs are unveiled before you. Pass the Arpa Valley, and stop at the Areni cave, where many artifacts of the region's millennia-old win history have been found. This cave famously harbored the oldest shoe of the world, once. Then cycle to the Noravank Monastery through canyons. This medieval monastery will marvel you with its splendor. Rest for the night in the village of Herher.  Departing Herher, head to Noratus cemetery, stopping at the Selim pass and the Lake Sevan by car. Start your biking at the stone-cross in Noratus' Khachkars. Cycle around the side of the...

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What people are saying about Lusarat

The guide was very good and helpful and explained all the locations with patience. Good vehicle for the entire trip even though it was raining and roads were pretty bad. Lunch was at a very scenic location and was very good. Having a 3 yr old I had my doubts for the trip, but it turned out to be a memorable one.

Great tour, probably the best I ever had! Both the driver and the guide were such nice people. The timings and visits were perfectly planned and we had time ti enjoy every bit of the beautiful destinations, without rushing it. The lunch was so good too. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone ❤️

it was an amazing day with Yerani travel. Tour guide Ani and our driver Karen were the best company to see Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, & Winery. We were lucky to see the great Ararat, meet local people, feel the pride in the country and fall in love with it.

Ngara, our guide was a wealth of knowledge on Armenian history, this means a great deal to us coming from a young country. She is a great Ambassador for Armenia!

A highly recommended day out, exploring some of the interesting sites Armenia has to offer.