From Village to Village

Farms in Armenia are small paradises of loving traditions and customs, with their own flavor, dialect and with warm-hearted, generous people who gladly host the travelers.
Their hospitality and kindness will be engraved in your memories forever.
The daily life in a farm is an authentic experience, which means discovering the landscape with the variety of plants and animals, helping with the harvest, collecting berries, fruits, or milking cows, feeding chickens. Discovering villages is visiting their school, shopping in the local market and preparing tasty dishes, such as the famous Armenian barbecue.
This trip is for those who have a special enthusiasm and passion for a rural idyll, tranquility, sustainability, beautiful encounters and fine homemade delicacies and fresh organic products.

CIRCUIT


Day 1      Arrival to Yerevan
Zvartnots International Airport. Welcome, transfer to the hotel. Time for rest.

Day 2      Yerevan: Matenadaran - Geghard - HyeLandz Eco Village
In the morning you will meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel.
The morning stroll in one of the oldest cities in the world will begin. We will discover the famous Matenadaran, which holds thousands of ancient manuscripts with timeless charm. Later, we will depart to the Kotayk region. Here, we will discover the 13th-century Geghard rock monastery. In the late afternoon, we will arrive at HyeLandz Eco village. The well-appointed rooms, the pretty gardens with fruit trees, the domestic animals and the surrounding nature will ensure your absolute relaxation.

Day 3      HyeLandz Eco Village - Garni - Organ Symphony - HyeLandz Eco Village
After breakfast in a family atmosphere, we will take direction to Garni, an impressive site with its pagan temple of the first century. We will stroll in the gorge and admire its spectacular basaltic organ. Later, we will return to the eco-village. Free time will be at your disposal. A wide variety of games, such as chess, cards, dominoes, badminton, basketball, table tennis and other activities will be offered. You will also have the opportunity to hike in the area and enjoy juicy fruits. In the evening we will have dinner around the fire.

Day 4      HyeLandz Eco Village - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Herher
Southern Armenia awaits us with its fertile valleys and beautiful landscapes. First, we will discover Khor Virap Monastery. Then, we will taste wine in a winemaker family in Areni, the "Armenian Bordeaux". Afterward, the route will continue to the monastery of Noravank (13th century), one of the architectural wonders of Armenia, overlooking red cliffs of the Gorge Amaghu. At the end of the day, we will arrive at Herher, a pretty and welcoming Armenian village, with its own traditions and daily concerns. You will appreciate it during your short stay in the village.

Day 5     Village Herher: "At home and not a guest"
Not the alarm, but the taste of special freshness will wake you up today. Enjoy the healthy country breakfast, which includes fresh local products like organic eggs, milk, cheese, honey, etc. We will walk through the farm and help the hosts in the process of baking bread or a delicious cake. We will have a chance to prepare a meal together and enjoy the process full of joy and fun. Here you are far away from everyday stress and can feel the village life with all your senses.

Day 6      Herher - Selim Caravanserai - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank - Dilijan
After breakfast will drive to Lake Sevan, "the blue pearl of Armenia". Along the way, we will explore the caravanserai Selim and enjoy the magnificent views of the Selim Valley. Later we will head to the peninsula of Sevan, where we will explore the church Sevanavank, with one of the five savior cross-stones. After a tasty lunch, we will drive to Dilijan town, "Armenian Switzerland". Dense forests, pristine landscapes, and rolling hills surround the city like a green wall. A nice host family will welcome us to their house. We will enjoy a cooking experience and have some rest after the adventurous day. Homestay.

Day 7      Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Dilijan
Due to its nature, Dilijan always smells fresh. After breakfast, we will head to explore the town. Very close to Dilijan, in deep forests, we will visit the monasteries Haghartsin (11th c.) And Goshavank (12-13c.). We can also visit the colorful Old Town. Later, we will have restime. Homestay.

Day 8      Dilijan - Akhtala - Haghpat
Today we will depart to the picturesque region of Lori, synonymous with natural paradise and tranquility. In the village of Akhtala we will unveil the monastery with its ancient frescos and Akhtala Fortress. The area offers many opportunities to get acquainted with the customs and regional culture. Here, we will reveal UNESCO World heritage listed Monastery Haghpat. Later, we will visit a nice and cozy hotel in Haghpat for overnight.

Day 9      Haghpat - Sanahin - Basilica Odzun - Yerevan
After a healthy breakfast, an interesting trip will bring you to the breathtaking surroundings. We will visit the UNESCO heritage listed Monastery Sanahin. The untouched complex is partly overgrown by grass, which makes it a must-see landmark in summer and spring seasons. Later, we will discover domed basilica Odzun. In the evening we will return to Yerevan.

Day 10   Yerevan - Zvartnots - Etchmiadzin - Aknashen - Yerevan
Today we will drive to Etchmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians. Along the way, we will visit the ruins of "Zvartnots Round Cathedral" of the 7th century. After getting acquainted with Echmiadzin Cathedral we will continue to the village Aknashen. Exciting encounters and the warm hospitality will invite us again to an Armenian table for nice conversations, laugh and joy. We will have a chance to participate in the preparation of "lavash", the traditional Armenian flatbread. With full impressions, we will return to Yerevan. Rest time. Preparing for the trip home.

Day 11   Return Flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

 

PRICES / SERVICES

Price per person:

970 €

Extra charge for single room:

120 €

Small group:

4-12 people

Included Services

  • Transport
  • • All transfers and transportation to the visiting places during the tour
  • Accompaniment
  • • English-speaking local guide
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks
  • • 10 nights in comfortable hotels (comfortable hotels in double room, host family, tent)
  • • Full board, except for the free day (breakfast from the 2nd day of the tour to the 10th day (excluding drinks))
  • • Mineral water
  • Visits
  • • All entrance tickets
  • Travel preparation
  • • Travel Documentation
  • • Map

Excluded Services

  • Flight tickets
  • • International flight

DATES

STATUSDEPARTRETURNPRICE P/PEXTRA SGLNOTES
Available for inscriptions 18.07.18 28.08.18 € 970 € 120  

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