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Extended ‘Capital to Country’ Armenia Trekking Tour
8-days in Armenia is not enough? Then, why not try our extended 10-day trek? Enjoy famous landmarks, temples, monasteries, and pristine lakes set in sublime mountain landscapes. Our 10-day extended tour gives you a bit more time to explore this fantastic country, with additional time in the Armenian countryside.
City tour of Yerevan
Discovering the Zorats Karer ‘Armenian Stonehenge’
Spectacular views from a suspended bridge over the Khndzoresk Gorge
Stopping at the Medieval cemetery, Noradouz
Stopping in the beautiful mountainous region of Dilijan
Trekking between Garni temple and the Azat Gorge
The capital of Armenia and its largest city, Yerevan has been occupied since the 8th century BC and is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. Although the city is known for its Soviet architecture, it has a vibrant cultural identity which it expresses through classical artistry, musical fountains, unique museums and its founding landmark, Erebuni Fortress.
A small town and centre of the urban community of Sisian in southern Armenia, Sisian has a long history dating back to the 8th century BC, where it was first mentioned as a significant centre of paganism within the Urartu Kingdom. After the fall of the Kingdom of Syunik in the 12th century, the territory would be occupied by many competing empires including the Seljuk and Mongols until it formed part of the Persian Empire in the early 16th century. Following the independence of Armenia from Russia in 1991, Sisian was incorporated into the newly formed Syunik Province.
An urban town situated in Syunik Province to the south of Armenia, Goris, occupies a prominent position on the valley of the Goris River and is the second largest city in the region. The town has been occupied by many different groups over its long history, from King Rusa I of Urartu in 8th century BC, through to Persian rule, and later Russian rule before its eventual independence in the 20th century. The town has retained elements of its past including the stone-pyramids of Old Kores.
A quaint village nestled in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia, Yeghegis, has a rich cultural heritage and is home to many medieval buildings including Zorats Church, the Tsakhats Kar Monastery and a nearby Jewish cemetery. Yeghegis has endured a tumultuous past with neighbouring Azerbaijan, most notably the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which saw the exodus of the Azerbaijani population of the village.
A quaint village in the Yeghegis Municipality of the Vayots Dzor Province in Armenia, Hermon Village, is situated high in the Armenian mountains. The village was previously inhabited by Azerbaijanis before the outbreak of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which led to the exodus of the population. The village is known to be the monastic centre of the 9th century “Hermoni Vank”.
A quaint village situated in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, Chkalovka Village was founded by Russians who emigrated from the regions around the Volga and Saratov regions in the first half of the 19th century. The village has been renamed several times over the years, and was previously known as Aleksandrovka and Zeynalagali, before being named in honour of test pilot Valeri Chkalov.
Where you can stay
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Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.
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- Accommodation as part of the tour
- All tours are COVID-19 secure and offer flexible booking options. Visit our Covid-19 information page to find out more
- English guide and local driver
- Entrance tickets to all locations as part of the tour
- Food and drink (as mentioned in the tour itinerary)
- Transport as part of the tour including airport / railway station transfers
What’s not included
- Armenian visa
- International train / plane tickets
- Laundry Services
- Optional excursions and activities
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Professional photo & video shooting in museums
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- This is a group tour which requires a minimum number of passengers to join the tour. Click here for more information about group tours.
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
Please note that this tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to go ahead. The itinerary, prices and departure dates for this tour will be confirmed on request.
Enrich your travel experience with our list of top recommended books from specialist travel guides to compelling novels. Whether you are looking for something to pass the time on the train, or want to get to grips with the local history, reading is essential to turning your trip into a fully-fledged experience.
A magnificent guide delving into one of the worlds lesser-known regions, this book will explore the rich heritage and often tumultuous history of Armenia. The country has endured many invasions, revolutions and rebellions dating over a millennia, yet, despite being under the reign of many empires from the Romans to the Ottomans, the country has carved a unique cultural identity that can still be found within its surviving monuments and, of course, its people.
The ultimate guidebook to the Caucasus that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to these three spectacular Caucasus countries including the best places to eat in its most popular cities, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Sheki Palace, Narikala Fortress and the monasteries of Armenia, this guide includes regional maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
Featuring illustrations of the fascinating artist examples from across the breath of Armenia, this introduction to the art of Armenia is perfect for those wanting to learn more about not only art, but Armenian culture as a whole. Armenia’s visual culture dates as far back as the Palaeolithic era and is diverse as it is old with influences from Byzantium, the Islamic world, Yuan-dynasty China, and 17th century Europe and beyond, and this book presents a chronological timeline of art ranging from antiquity to the early 18th century.
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