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4x4TravelClub-Mazedonien-Matka-Canyon
 

Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

8 Days Self-Drive Tour

 

20.05.2018 - 27.05.2018

 

30.09.2018 - 07.10.2018

 

 

 

 

Day 1:
Arrival- Khor-virap – Areni – Noravank – Smbataberd – Yeghegis – Hermon

 

Transfer to hotel, rest time, after breakfast register the jeeps and start the journey.
Heading to the South of Armenia, driving along Ararat valley with beautiful view of Ararat mountain. First stop will be at Khor-Virap monastery, after that visiting Areni vine factory in Areni village. Stop for lunch in a cave restaurant and then visiting 13-14th century Noravank monastery located in Vayots Dzor province. Driving to Artabuyrk village on asphalt, then off-road driving up hill to Smbataberd. It is likely that Smbataberd was founded in the 5th century, but was better established and heavily fortified during the 9-10th centuries. Heading to Hermon village.  

O/n in Hermon. 

Total driving- 190 km, of which off-road driving- 15 km. 

 


Day 2:
Hermon – Goghtanik – Herher – Karahunj – Sisian – Ltsen – Tatev monastery – Goris
Start the day on dirt road to Herher via Goghtanik village, join to the main road and heading to Sisian. Heading to Vorotnavank monastery, a monastic complex located along a ridge overlooking Vorotan gorge, between the villages of  Vaghatin and Vorotan. Further driving to 4th century Tatev Monastery by nice off-road driving, which is located on a large basalt plateau near Tatev village. Driving to Goris via old road. 

O/n in Goris.

Total driving- 170 km, of which off-road driving- 25 km. 

 

Day 3:

Goris – Khndzoresk(cave village) – Nagorno Karabakh – Shushi – Umbrella waterfall – Stepanakert
Visiting old Khndzoresk, short off-road driving through cave village, where people lived from Bronze Age till the end of the 20th century. Continuing to the border of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic). Driving to Shushi, visiting the main church St. Ghazanchechots built in 19th century and Shushi fortress, built in 1751. Driving down to Stepanakert, capital of NKR. On the way will go for a nice and short hiking to Umbrella waterfall.

O/n in Stepanakert.


Total driving- 130 km, of which off-road driving- 10 km. 
 

 

Day 4:
Stepanerk open market – Tigranakert – Khachen gorge – Gandzasar – Dadivank – Sodk pass – Tsapatagh
In the morning the group will have spare time to walk in Stepanakert and visit the open air market. After that driving to Tigranakert, which was one of 4 cities built in different regions of Historical Armenia by the king Tigran Mets (Tigran the Great), in the 1st century B.C., one of which was found in Artsakh. Visiting the ruins of Tigranakert and the Museum, where the group can get acquainted with its history. Continuing with off-road driving along Khachen river to Gandzasar monastery, a 13th century monastery surrounded by amazing nature. On the way visiting 13-14th century muslim mausoleums. After lunch will continue to Tsapatagh via Sodk pass with its amazing canyons and mountains.

O/n in Tsapatagh

 

Total driving- 200 km, of which dirt road driving- 15 km.
 

 

Day 5:
Tsapatagh – Ttu jer – Berd – Ijevan – Yenokavan (Omega + horse riding + and rope park)
After breakfast start our way to Ijevan, driving few kilometers on asphalt we will take of to the dirt road to Berd, driving through forests and mountain with amazing and beautiful nature of Tavush province, from Berd will continue to Ijevan via old road which is also dirt road crossing deep forests. After Ijevan will continue to Yenokavan on asphalt. 5km far from village is the Apaga resort where we will stay and enjoy the day such as OMEGA or horse riding.

 

O/n in Yenokavan.

 

Total driving- 160 km, of which dirt road driving- 30 km. 
 

 

Day 6:
Yenokavan – Dilijan – Vanadzor – Hnevank – Dendropark – Stepanavan – Trchkan waterfall – Gyumri
Driving on asphalt road to Debed gorge via Vanadzr, from Debed gorge to Stepanavan with nice off-road, on the way visiting Hnevank monastery, meaning "Old Monastery", a 7-12th century Armenian Apostolic Church monastery, located near Kurtan village in Lori province. Continuing to Stepanavan, on the way stopping in Stepanavan Dendropark. It was established in 1933 by polish engineer-forester Edmund Leonovich. Driving back to asphalt road heading to Spitak town. Start on off-raod driving to Trchkan waterfall, the highest waterfall and one of the natural beauties of Armenia, situated on the border between Shirak and Lori regions. With nice off-on dirt road driving back to the main road and heading to Gyumri.

 

O/n in Gyumri


Total driving- 160 km, of which dirt road driving- 30 km. 

 

Day 7:
Gyumri – Amberd fortress – Kari lake – Garni temple – Garni gorge – Yerevan
Starting with Gyumri city tour, with beautiful old houses, driving of asphalt to Amberd, a 7th century fortress located on 2,300m above sea level, on the slope of Aragats mountain. Going to the top of the mountain to volcanic Lake Kari, 3250 m above sea level. Heading to Garni pagan temple, built in the 1st century AD, the only pagan temple remained in Armenia and the whole Caucasus. Going to 13th century Geghard monastery, partially carved in rock. We can listen to live folk music choir inside the monastery (optionally). Then driving back to Yerevan with a short off-road driving via Garni gorge, visiting Rock Symphony.

 

O/n in Yerevan
 

Total driving- 200 km, of which off-road driving- 10 km. 
 

Day 8:
Transfer to the airport.

 

 

The price for this unique tour is only:      1150€ per person (for 2 persons per car)

 

The minimum number of participants is 8 persons.

The price will be reduced for more people per car.

 

 

Includes:

 

Company’s tour guide

Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels

1 bottle of water daily per person

Lunches and picnics for all days

Dinners for all nights

Gala dinner with folklore show

Jeeps for clients + equipment (professional radios, Wi-Fi connection, air compressor, towing ropes, high jack, blade and etc.)

Petrol for whole trip

Picnic facilities (table, chairs, dishes, gas bottle, tea and coffee pots and etc.)

Driving / Guiding service ( English speaking)

1 Leader Jeep with mechanic / assistant (English speaking)

City tour with comfortable minibus

Transfer from airport / hotel / airport

Entrance tickets for Garni temple

Visa for Nagorno-Karabakh

 

 

The price does not include:

 

Airfare

Beverage

Personal expenses

Personal insurances

 

 

 

 

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