Visit To Historical Artsakh

Visit to Historical Artsakh

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Greeting

Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
Transfer from Zvartnots International Airport to hotel in Yerevan
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 2: Yerevan

Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
Yerevan (Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Matenadaran, Cascade, Ararat Brandy Factory, Tsitsernakaberd) Tour around the magnificent Academic Theater, where statues of outstanding figures Alexander Spendiaryan and Hovhannes Tumanyan are located. Visit the ancient manuscript, Ararat Brandy Factory where you can enjoy aromatic Armenian brandy having ancient history.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 3: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank – Areni – Jermuk

Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
King Artashes I, founder of the Artashesid dynasty, established his Armenian capital at Artashat (also known as Artaxtisata) around 180 BC. It is believed that Hannibal, the Carthaginian General who was persecuted by Rome, was also instrumental in establishing Artashat. Artashat remained the capital of the dynasty till the reign of King Khosrov III (330–339) when it was moved to Dvin. Subsequently, Artashat was destroyed by the Persian King Shapur II. Artashat is close to the hillock of Khor Virap. Until its chapel was built, Khor Virap was used as royal prison.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
Noravank was founded in 1205 by Bishop Hovhannes, a former abbot of Vahanavank near the present-day city of Kapan in Syunik. The monastic complex includes the church of S. Karapet, S. Grigor chapel with a vaulted hall, and the church of S. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God). Ruins of various civil buildings and khachkars are found both inside and outside of the compound walls. Noravank was the residence of the Orbelian princes. The architect Siranes and the miniature painter and sculptor Momik worked here in the latter part of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Areni, Areni, Vayots Dzor Province
The next stop will be at the Bird Cave, where recently discovered the world's oldest leather shoe and 6000 year old winery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jermuk, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor Province
We will visit the resort town the famous waterfall of Jermuk. This magnificent miracle of nature, which is about 70 meters high from the Arpa Canyon, looks like scattered hair, so people has named it «Mermaid Hair».
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Jermuk

Day 4: Tatev – Charahunge – Khndzoresk – Stepanakert

Stop At: Tatev, Tatev, Syunik Province
The Tatev Monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The term "Tatev" usually refers to the monastery. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. Tatev is known as the bishopric seat of Syunik and played a significant role in the history of the region as a center of economic, political, spiritual and cultural activity.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zorats Karer, Not Far From The City, Sisian Armenia
We turn you attention to one of the treasures of Armenia – Carahunge, which is also well-known as "Zorats-Karer". The name Carahunge is interpreted as deriving from two Armenian words: car/ kar and hunge/hoonch which in Armenian means stone and sound. Thus the name Carahunge means "speaking stones". This interpretation is related to the fact that the stones make whistling sounds on a windy day, presumably because of multiple reach-through holes bored into the stones at different angles in prehistoric times.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Khndzoresk, Khndzoresk, Near Goris Armenia
One of the most adorable places of Armenia is Khndzoresk, which is located in the province of Syunik. The beauty of Khndzoresk impresses everyone and makes them visit and enjoy one of the best views of the world over and over again.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Stepanakert

Day 5: Hunot Canyon State Natural-Historical Reserve/Hovanotsner (Umbrellas) – We are our Mountains monument

Stop At: Armenia, Armenia
Wide and flowery fields in Hunot Canyon reserve are interrupted with wooded valleys and gorges and mountains almost touching the sky blue. Two tourist areas are separated: Jdrduz or Katarot part of the reserve and the main part of the canyon. This area is prominent for its natural and historical monuments, the number of which precedes several dozens. The saves, mines, old bridges and waterfalls attract the visitors with their unique and natural structure.Active tourism lovers are going to have incredible memories. This area was inhabited in the 18-20th century. The ruins are the proves of the village. Even the preserved mines served as sources of flour for the whole village and the city Shushi. “Grandma and grandpa” (Dedo/Babo) or We are our Mountains famous monument is the welcoming host and the symbol of Artsakh. It’s the embodiment of people of Artsakh- attached to their land, struggling against the wind and cold, never withdrawing two powerful characters.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Stepanakert

Day 6: Gandzasar - Askeran Fortress or Mayraberd

Stop At: Armenia, Armenia
The most essential ornament of Artsakh is Gandzasar. The entire value of external architecture is centered on the engraved dome. It was founded in the 13th century. According to the tradition the head of Hovhannes-Mkrtich is buried here. One of the churches is named after him. This is a soul based stone structure. This is the place where you can ever understand the meaning of soul soar. Askeran Fortress or Mayraberd is a unique structure and a mark of a new era in the architectural history of Artsakh. The double wall and the natural environment have made the fortress impregnable. The walls are approximately 2m thick and 9m high. The watchtowers are connected with narrow corridors. Today the semi destroyed fortress reigns the whole environment for its gorgeous look and tells about Artsakh and its inhabitants’ powerfulness.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Stepanakert

Day 7: Shushi - St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral – Green watch (church) - Historical-Geological Museum of Shushi

Stop At: Armenia, Armenia
Historical Shushi, the soul of Artsakh, is located 10km away from Stepanakert. It served as a protective castle, and then as a fortress. A city of rare beauty with 2-3 floors residential houses of architecture value, ornate balconies, wonderful churches, different historical structures. St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral is one of the wonder churches of Shushi. The white, angels sculpted church is in full harmony with the sky blue. It was built in the second half of the 19th century. The church was quite damaged by the Azerbaijani troops when they were destroying the city. It was recovered after the liberation of Shushi. Due to its high position the dome of Green watch is seen from all the districts of Shushi. It is St. Hovhannes Mkrtich Church which is more known as Green watch, named so for the green coloring the dome once had. Carpet samples with interesting trimmings, old household items, goods of different eras are kept in the Historical-Geological Museum of Shushi. It’s a real mental tour around the 19th century historical Shushi.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Stepanakert

Day 8: Dadivank – Noratus – Hayravank - Yerevan

Stop At: Armenia, Armenia
Christianity has been adopted in Artsakh since the 1st century the bright evidence of which is Dadivank. It was founded in the 1st century in the place of the graveyard of Dadi – the pupil of apostle Tadeos. Dadi was the preacher of Christianity. Here one can physically and spiritually feel that his prayer certainly reaches the doors of heaven․ Dadivank is famous for its high art khachqars. The buildings of the monastery were built in different periods. The monastery has been gradually abandoned and deserted since 17th century, but it has never lost its effectiveness.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Noratus, Noratus, Gegharkunik Province
Noratus cemetery, also spelled Noraduz is a medieval cemetery with many early khachkars located in the village of Noratus, Gegharkunik marz near Gavar and Lake Sevan, 90 km north of Yerevan.
The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in Armenia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank Armenia
Saint Stepanos church of Hayravank, is situated at the cost of Sevan in Gegharkunik region. It is also called Mardaghavnyats (person of doves), in accordance to the tradition, that during Lenk Temur`s invasion the priest of Hayravank transferred thousands of Armenians into doves and freed them.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 9: A day off

Pass By: Yerevan, Yerevan
A day off (our guest can book any excursion to the picturesque places of historic Armenia)

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 10: Garni, Geghard, Symphony of Stones, The Arch of Charenc

Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
The Temple of Garni is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia and the former Soviet Union. An Ionic pagan temple located in the village of Garni, Armenia, it is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake. Renewed interest in the 19th century led to excavations at the site in early and mid-20th century, and its eventual reconstruction between 1969 and 1975, using the anastylosis method. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Armenia and the central shrine of Armenian neopaganism.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank, meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank meaning "the Monastery of the Spear", originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called here Thaddeus, and stored amongst many other relics. Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 11: A day off

Pass By: Yerevan, Yerevan
A day off (our guest can book any excursion to the picturesque places of historic Armenia)

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a Standard Double/ Triple Room in a 3-star hotel in Yerevan

Day 12: Departure

Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
Transfer from the hotel in Yerevan to Zvartnots International Airport
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

$1,590.00 Per Person

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