⭐Vayots Dzor Region
May - October
10.5km, ↑689m, ↓689m
We will meet you in the morning in your hotel and drive to Vayots Dzor region. First, we will visit Noravank Monastery, which is located at the end of a spectacular blood-red canyon. The monastery, nestled at the end of this gorgeous chasm, is one of the most famous in Armenia; a realization of the grandiose dreams of the 13th-century Orbelian family, and the repository of some of Armenia’s finest sculptures, including one that is often pointed out as Armenia’s first Renaissance artwork.
After the sightseeing visit, we will continue to Gomk village. Here we will meet the fantastic horses. These are local Armenian special breed which can walk in the mountains. We will start riding towards the small lake in the mountains. The road passes through beautiful mountains and meadows. When we reach the lake, we will stop to enjoy the views and have lunch. Then, we will ride back to the village and drive to Areni village to visit Areni-1 cave. Areni-1 is one of the rarest and best-preserved late Chalcolithic (Copper Age) monuments in the region, the study of which gives us a chance to understand not only the peculiarities of the material culture in the 5th-4th millenniums BCE but which also shows us that wine production in Armenia has at least a 6,000-year history.
We will finish the tour with a visit to one of the best wineries of the Vayots Dzor region, to taste delicious Armenian wines made of Areni grape. Areni is a largely unknown ancient grape variety that captures a truly unique aspect of human history, as it recalls the very origins of winemaking.
Drive back to Yerevan after a long day full of great moments.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- All land transport throughout the trip
- Service of experienced hiking guide
- Entrance fees
- All taxes
What’s Not Included
- Lunch (US$7 extra per person)
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What Our Customers Are Saying About This Tour
Me and my wife hiked Mt.Azdhak with WildArmenia. We have contacted by Ashot (company manager) and the service was extremely good! His English is perfect. He was very patient. Gave us valuable information and the tour was organized perfectly. We highly recommend, we had a great time. Great job!!
I'm glad I have chosen this company. Price was reasonable. Thank you, Ashot for arranging everything including my gluten-free lunch. My guide Shushan (she has a peak on Geghama mountains named after her) was very experienced and knowledgeable, she was also very patient with me as I was super slow. This hiking trip was definitely the #1 highlight of my holiday. We visited 2 churches and saw lavash baking after the hike too. One stone many birds! Highly recommended.
We did a great hike to mount azdahak with amazing views! We were very pleased to have Artashes as our guide as it is essential to have a good off-road car and to know the way to get to a good starting point for the hike. The hike itself was not very tough despite strong wind, but it is good having someone leading the way. Artshes could give us lots if information about Armenia, was very flexible with the program and took us to the Garni Gorge and temple as well with good guidance. The day trip for 2 was rather expensive but absolutely worth it.
Ashot from Wild Armenia made me a truely wonderful day on my last day in Armenia - we were on Mount Azhdahak for a day trip. We get to the mountain by a 4X4.. which is my first time to be on a 4X4! At first I don’t know the necessity of that until we start rock-and-roll on the non-road…… particularly this ride is already exciting for me! And the hike on mountain Azhdahak such a greaaaaaaaat exp for me… the whole trip is really satisfying, I truely become a kid in front of the nature, thats great!! Thank you Ashot.
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