Armenia and Karabakh
Armenia, Khor Virap monastery

Day 1  Pick up from the airport transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 2  City tour including main highlights of the city by visiting main streets, squares Cascade area – the center of modern art, Parajanov Collages museum (an amazing collection of collages). Matenadaran (depository of ancient manuscripts); After visit the city of Echmiatsin to explore Hripsime, Zvartnots and Mother Cathedral of Echmiatsin. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 3 Check out and leave for the south of the country enrout visiting Khor Virap Monastery from where opens a wonderful panorama to the Biblical Mount Ararat. Then drive through the Ararat valley – the main agricultural center of Armenia to the mountainous south to visit Noravank Monastery. This is one of the dramatic sites in the region. Here you will enjoy the towering cliffs on both side of the Noravank Canyon than visit Tatev fortress like monastery, which is one of the highlights in the country, because here you can use the worldest largest cable car.. After continue to Goris a very nice town in the south for an overnight at a local hotel via Qarahunge – the Armenian Stonehenge. O/N in Stepanakert.

Day 4 City tour in Stepanakert –is the capital of the mountainous Karabagh, visit ethnographic museum of the city, visit Shushi was founded as a fortress -city 1752. In 18 th century it was a commercial and cultural center of the entire region. After drive to Gandzasar monastery one of the brilliant examples of Armenian architecture. O/N in Stepanakert.

Day 5 Leave south and drive north via Selim Pass enrout visit carvansarai built in 13 century, Hayravank at the lake Sevan, Sevanavank on the peninsula and drive to Dilijan for overnight at a guesthouse or in a hotel.

Day 6 Check out for a  tour to north of the country and visit Sanahin and Haghpat architectural complexes – UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Odzun monastery. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 7 Garni pagan temple (1st c.) and the astonishing monastery of Geghardavank part of which is hewn in the rock (12 – 13th cc). O/n in Yerevan.

Day 8 Departure.

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