Leisure Vacation in Armenia (5 days / 4 nights)
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AND YEREVAN CITY TOUR
Arrival to Yerevan, meeting at Zvartnots International airport. Transfer to the hotel. Leisure time. Lunch at the traditional restaurant, where each can taste delicious national dishes. Visit to "Ararat" brandy factory with excursion through the museum and brandy tasting. Short city tour around Yerevan, which is one of the oldest cities in the world. We will see the central streets of Yerevan: the Republic Square, Northern Avenue, Opera House, cultural - architectural complex Cascade, the Mother Armenia monument with a panoramic view of the city and biblical Mount Ararat. Dinner at the restaurant fool of original Armenian atmosphere. Here you will enjoy delicious dishes and live music.
DAY 02: YEREVAN - GEGHARD - GARNI - LAKE SEVAN - YEREVAN
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Today we start our trip to the cave monastery Geghard which is a unique architectural construction being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. Then we continue to the pagan temple Garni. Here we'll have a jeep tour driving from the temple to the Garni gorge just below the village with the same name. Along the sides of the gorge are cliff walls of well-preserved basalt columns, carved out by the Goght River. This portion of the Garni Gorge is typically referred to as the "Symphony of the Stones". Trip to the Lake Sevan - one of the most beautiful and large mountain lakes in the world, the lake is bordered on all sides by high mountain ridges. Here we have boat trip on Sevan lake with lunch made by Armenian cuisine masters and enjoy the view from the boat. You will taste crayfish with beer and the famous variety of fish - Lake Trout, which is called Ishkhan (which means prince). Return to Yerevan, free time. Dinner in a beer house where you will taste Armenian beer. In the evening you will have an opportunity to enjoy a night show.
DAY 03: YEREVAN - ARAGATS - YEREVAN
Today we'll have early trip to the mount Aragats to taste most popular dish Khash (we advise not to have breakfast in the hotel). Khash is one of the most festive Armenian dishes eaten mostly in the cold season. It's cooking, consumption is highly stylized, and it is enjoyed early in the morning with good amounts of garlic and vodka. Transfer to the hotel to have a rest as it's another tradition to sleep a lot after a khash party. Dinner at the traditional restaurant. In the evening we invite you to spend your time in Shangri La casino in Yerevan, where established international standards of service and security. As can be understood from the name, the style of Shangri La reflects the spirit of mystical world, mythical city of exuberance and desires coming true. You can play at variety of tables with classic games or choose from hundreds of modern slot machines.
DAY 04: YEREVAN
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Lunch in a local house Three Jugs - a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Armenian hospitality, apricot garden, nice weather, homemade food and fruit vodka specially brought for you from mountain villages. Here you will have an opportunity to make Armenian famous barbecue (khorvats). Khorovats-making is exclusively a man's job! Visit to "Ten out of Ten" Shooting Club, which offers the art of archery. The visitors are served and trained by qualified sportsmen instructors. Fresh air, merry environment, the best horses are offered in the club. A professional 25 meter shooting ground designed for 6 riflemen, a shooting ground for skeet and trap shooting is also offered. Farewell dinner in a restaurant.
DAY 05: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport and departure.