Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Hayravank monastery, Noratus Khachkars, Selim Pass, Jermuk city and waterfall, Areni winery

Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Hayravank monastery, Noratus Khachkars, Selim Pass, Jermuk city and waterfall, Areni winery

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Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Hayravank monastery, Noratus Khachkars, Selim Pass, Jermuk city and waterfall, Areni winery

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DURATION
11 hours
PICK UP POINT
At your request
TOUR LANGUAGE
Russian, English

GUIDE SERVICE
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WI-FI

TICKETS
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BOTTLED WATER

LUNCH
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Brief description

Spend a day exploring some of Armenia’s most spectacular landmarks. The high-mountainous Lake Sevan is the “pearl of Armenia”. Lake Sevan – located at an altitude of 1,900 m above sea level in the center of the Armenian highland. Hayravank monastery is an Armenian architectural monument built in the 9 -13th century, in the Hayravank village, on the coastal foreland of the Sevan Lake. The trip will continue along the shore to reach Noratous, a village which is home to the largest collection of the Armenian Khachkars – stone steles engraved with a cross, designed to show the way to salvation. After Selim Pass you will continue the trip to Jermuk that is positioned within forests and mountains. The plateau is partitioned into two parts by the Arpa river gorge. The town is unique with its fantastic waterfall. And here there is the oldest winery of Armenia, where you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes. Have your meaningful wine tour with Jan Armenia Tours and Travel!

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  3. Drinking water in the vehicle
  4. Taxes
  1. Lunches during the tour. We can organize lunch by prior request
  2.  Additional alcoholic drinks
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you
  2. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible

Stop 1: 10:00
Lake Sevan, Hayravank monastery

The high-mountainous Lake Sevan is the “pearl of Armenia”. Lake Sevan – located at an altitude of 1,900 m above sea level in the center of the Armenian highland, 63 km northeast of the Armenian capital of Yerevan city and is the largest of the Caucasus lakes. From all sides, Sevan is surrounded by mountain ranges, offering a stunning view of alpine lake.. The lake is famous for its purest fresh water, and pure mountain air has a beneficial effect on health. Hayravank monastery is an Armenian architectural monument built in the 9 -13th century, in the Hayravank village, on the coastal foreland of the Sevan Lake. We are in a broken state, without the dome, the church and the courtyard are preserved. The monastery reached us in a dilapidated form, without a dome. The church and the porch were preserved.

Stop 2: 11:30
Noratus Cemetary, Selim Pass

The trip will continue along the shore to reach Noratous, a village which is home to the largest collection of the Armenian Khachkars – stone steles engraved with a cross, designed to show the way to salvation. According to the legend, Hayk – the ancestor of all Armenians – ordered his people to decorate every single stone in Armenia, which is why you will see some 3000 of these decorated stones, depicting various stories from different ages. Selim Pass is a mountain pass in Armenia. It is located at an altitude of 2 500 meters. From the pass, beautiful views of the surroundings open up: a wide and spacious valley covered with green grass is crossed by babbling brooks and winding ribbon of the road. A unique panorama opens from the top of the pass.

Stop 3: 15:00
Jermuk city and waterfall

You will continue the trip to Jermuk that is positioned within forests and mountains, on a little plateau, 2080 m above sea level; the plateau is partitioned into two parts by the Arpa river gorge. Jermuk is widely recognized with its curable water. Jermuk waters were reliable means of treatment of numerous illnesses for hundreds of years. The town is unique with its fantastic waterfall. The waterfall has 72 m. top and spilling slant into Arpa River. The waterfall sometimes called Mermaid hair. Jermuk has pretty a protracted history however the modern town was founded only in 1940, after the development of the first sanatorium. Nowadays Jermuk is popular with its modern and cozy sanatoriums.

Stop 4: 18:00
Areni w
inery 

Areni is the birthplace of winemaking. Viticulture on the territory of Armenia originated many years before our era. In Armenia, grows a lot of wild vineyard, and a large number of local varieties of grapes. And here there is the oldest winery of Armenia, where you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes.

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