Tour Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour type Eco

Eco tour

In the Caucasus region, Armenia can be considered the most favorable area for ecotourism. Armenia is located at an altitude of 390 – 4090 m above sea level and includes an infinite natural variety, starting with natural stones, ending with deciduous forests and meadows. Due to our amazing nature and hardworking villagers you have opportunity to experience huge diversity of armenian eco products and, of course, be a participant of all those processes. During exploration of armenian nature, you will be able to feel yourself at home living an ordinary everyday life of our villagers.

itinerary for Eco tour

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan

Arrival in Yerevan. Meet & transfer to the hotel for check in.

Overnight at hotel in Yerevan

Day 2: Getik village

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.  Continue trip to Getik village. Getik is a small village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. On the North-East of Sevan, between mountain chains of Miapor and Areguni there is this cozy corner of Getik Valley, through which runs the river of the same name. The most exciting thing about Getik is nature itself with its forests, rivers and springs, valleys and mountains. By the efforts of few villagers, Getik had become one of the developing centers of rural tourism in Armenia. It’s one of the few places in Armenia, where anyone can get engaged in preparing traditional Armenian dishes with local villagers, learn traditional crafts, or to take part in the ritual ceremonies. Here you can choose two of the master classes and  take part in those master classes such as: grain processing and preparation of the national dessert. Or you can watch the process of preparation of traditional cheese from goat’s milk. In Getik village tourists can alsovisit carpet shop and get acquainted with the local traditions of carpet weaving. For the lovers of beekeeping villagers will introduce beekeeping process and organize honey tasting. During your stay you will enjoy only fresh and homemade food made by villagers.

Overnight at guesthouse in Getik

Day 3: Dilijan – Apaga resort

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Continue trip to Dilijan resort town. Dilijan or “Little Switzerland” is a great place for ecotourism; clean air, indescribably beautiful nature, mountains, and the pearl of Dilijan, Lake Parz (Parz Lich). On our way we will have opportunity to feed kind deers who are habitants of Dilijan National Park. Continue we will take direction to Ijevan town, as we are going to stay at Apaga resort. This region is considered to be one of the most green and beautiful parts of Armenia. You can find here the most picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views of mountains, forests and rivers. “Apaga Resort” active leisure club is located in Tavush region. Here you will have the opportunity to have horseback riding in the nearest fields and forests with instructors. For passive rest fans we offer fishing in a tiny lake.

Overnight at Apaga resort

Day 4: Selim Pass – Jermuk – Goris

Breakfast at hotel and check out. On this day we have a trip to the Southern part of Armenia, Goris town. But on our way we will drive through Selim Pass (Vardenyats mountain pass) and visit Jermuk resort town. Jermuk is within the mountains of Vayots Dzor, among thick forests. The city became popular thanks to unique thermal-mineral springs around which the city has grown. Visit the amazing Waterfall of Jermuk called “Mermaid’s hair”. After this we are reaching to Goris town, a rocky picturesque dwelling since ancient times. We will stay at one of the beautiful hotels in Goris town, which reflects a real Armenian rural atmosphere, and here you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the master classes of Armenian national dishes, such as Dolma making, Pakhlava making or Zhengyalov hats.

Overnight at hotel in Goris

Day 5: Yerevan City tour – Yerevan Brandy Company – Megerian Carpets

Breakfast at the hotel in Goris. Check out from the hotel. To this day we return to capital city Yerevan. Yerevan city tour, including Republic Square, Yerevan State University, Mother Armenia Monument, National Assembly building, Residence of the President, Opera Theatre, Sports & Concert Complex, Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. Visit Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan, with art pieces displayed throughout the whole area: the boulevard and up the stairs, from the top of which you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city and Mountain Ararat. Cascade is home to Cafesjian modern art museum. Visit Yerevan Brandy Company to get acquainted with the history of world famous “Ararat” cognac producing and have degustation of old brandies. Visit “Megerian Carpet” to have a tour and get acquainted with the history of armenian carpet waving.

Overnight at hotel in Yerevan

Day 6: Garni –Khosrov Forest State Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. To this day, at first we will drive to the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun – Myrth, in Garni, built in 77 AD by King Trdat. After sightseeing tour you will have lunch at one of the local family houses and will participate in a master class of making armenian national bread “Lavash”. After your lunch we will have hiking tour through the 4th century planted Khosrov forest State Reserve and you will have the opportunity to get acquainted much closely with the Armenian flora and fauna and culture as well, as the forest is home to many many hidden gems of our country. Overnight at hotel in Yerevan.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

Transfer to the Zvartnots International Airport.

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