Sacred books
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Description:

You will have the chance to get very close to books that are hundreds of years old, which have been worshiped and honored for centuries as they are known for their miraculous properties. Half of the building where the books dwell is a home, and the other half has been turned into a church. This is the only site in Armenia that is like this. Plan your visit to this place to learn of the history behind these sacred writings from the family that has kept them safe and given them a home.      

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

Highlights: Please, contact us 3 or 2 days prior your arrival in Gyumri.

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Ani viewpoint
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Description:

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a border pass to see the historic Armenian capital Ani from a very close viewpoint. Ani was known for being home to 1,001 churches and as the Bagratuni capital, which became known in the 10th and 11th centuries but has existed since the Bronze Age. The city lies along the Akhuryan river, which divides Armenia and Turkey. On this excursion, you might have the chance to drive down into the valley and enter the caves. Ani is so significant because of its religious sites, monasteries, bridges, and underground city that is filled with tunnels and houses. You can be one of the few to explore them fully.        

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

Highlights: Please, contact us 3 or 2 weeks prior your arrival in Gyumri.

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Hiking in Marmashen
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Description:

This is a great chance to discover amazing 10th century heritage sites left by Vahram Pahlavuni. Take a peaceful hike through untouched countryside with a tour guide that will help bring this page of history to life. There will be scenic views and the chance to explore the Marmashen monastery, a five-site ancient monastic complex, and the Argishti I 3rd millennium BCE inscription.

Details:

Duration: Day tour

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Transportation, guide, water.

Highlights: Please, wear comfortable and hiking shoes. There are parts of road that are uneven with rough-edged and sharp rocks at the top of the hills.

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Canoe Hiking Bicycling Tour
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Description:

This excursion combines many different activities for the energetic traveler. By canoe, we will glide along the northern rivers of Armenia, starting from the banks of the Khornaq canyon. Once we reach a certain point, we will begin the hike to Hovasar Mountain, which is 3,100m above sea level. Take in the crisp air and appreciate breathtaking views of northern Armenia. Later in the day, take part in a biking tour that will take you to a majestic waterfall. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful landscapes and deep canyons as well as concealed villages. There are three alternative routes to choose from, all varying in intensity and scenery. Choose this expedition to immerse yourself in adventure. canoeing2  

Details:

Duration: Day tour

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Transportation, food, guide/translation services

Highlights:

  • Canoe the northern rivers of Armenia
  • Hike Hovasar Mountain, 3100m above sea level
  • Bike 70 KM through beautiful landscapes and deep canyons

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Village tour
  • this tour is available 

Description:

Learn first-hand about the traditional and authentic lifestyles of people who live in rural communities of the Shirak region. You will be able to visit the northern villages of Shirak, spend time with local families, learn about their spiritual beliefs and dine with them in the evening. Discover the ways in which these people support themselves with minimal influence from modern day society, how they have fun, and what they value. You will find yourself welcomed into the homes of these people with open arms, and depart afterwards with warm memories.        

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide, transportation and dinner

Highlights:

  • Visit the local village
  • Participate in cooking
  • We will wait for the sunset

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