Phototour - Autumn Armenia

Description

We invite you to join our phototour “Autumn Armenia”. Armenia is beautiful in any season, but in autumn it is more beautiful. Its numerious forests are being painted goldish and rich colors. We will visit different corners of Armenia. Fairy Tavush with its dense forests and Alpine landscapes and peerless Lori, you will take with you hundreds of megabytes of unique pictures, many new impressions and energy. Our little, fairy country will share with you its beauty and energy.

Program

Day 1: Yerevan

  • Arrival to Yerevan
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Evening walk through Yerevan
  • Welcoming dinner
  • Free time

Day 2: Khor Virap – Ararat – Hankavan

  • Early awakening
  • We will shoot the sunrise of the Mountain Ararat in a little lake
  • Next shooting place – Khor Virap, which is located in the foothills of the mount Ararat. Khor Virap is known as a jail, where Grigor the Illuminator, the first Catolicos of all Armenians spend 13 years of his life.
  • Driving back to Yerevan and rest
  • In the second half of the day we will drive to Hankavan, where we can shoot fabulous lakes, little waterfalls and autumn landscapes
  • We will stay in Tsakhkadzor for the night

Day 3: Tsaghkadzor – Dadivank – Tsaghkadzor

  • Breakfast 
  • Further we will go to the northeast of Artsakh, the incomparable Karvachar. 
  • Where we will shoot the most beautiful rocks of the Tartar River canyon, as well as the Dadivank monastery complex, surrounded by bright colors of autumn. 
  • In the evening we will return to Tsaghkadzor

Day 4: Sevan – Yenokavan – Lastiver

  • Breakfast
  • First stop will be near Sevan lake, which is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world
  • Then we’ll drive to Yenokavan village, where we’ll see fascinating landscapes
  • Then we will walk down through a very picturesque canyon where we’ll see a mountain river, waterfalls, and caves
  • On the river bank we will prepare Armenian barbeque
  • We will return to Yenokavan and stay there for the night

Day 5: Makaravank – Haghartsin

  • Morning shooting of Yenokavan landscapes
  • Breakfast
  • Will go to the monastery Makaravank, which is located high on the mountains, surrounded by dense forests.
  • Then we will drive to Dilijan, where will pass through the reserved beech forest to a beautiful monastic complex, Haghartsin, XI-XIII centuries. It is a pearl of the canyon, one of the most mysterious places in Armenia, drowning in the greenery of mountain forests.
  • Will stay in Dilijan for the night

Day 6: Dilijan – Lake Gosh

  • Breakfast
  • Will do early shooting of Dilijan and surroundings
  • Then we’ll walk through the forests of Dilijan and shoot numerious autumn landscapes
  • After short rest and lunch we will walk to the lake Gosh, which is located in the dense forests of Dilijan National Part.

Day 6: Village Fioletovo – Stepanavan

  • For the breakfast we will drive to the village Fioletovo, where russian molokans will be waiting for us
  • Having breakfasted with homemade pies and tea from the samovar we take pictures of the most beautiful landscapes, as well as the life of local people
  • Second half of the day we will spend in Stepanavan, will walk through dendropark
  • Will stay in Stepanavan for the night

Day 8: Fortress Lori Berd – Odzun – Haghpat

  • After having breakfast we will drive to the fortress Lori Berd
  • After we’ll drive to Odzun, shoot Odzun Monastery and a stunning canyon of the river Debet
  • Then we’ll get to Haghpat, where we will stay for the night

Day 9: Haghpat – Dsekh – Yerevan

  • Breakfast
  • We will start our day with shooting morning Haghpat Monastery
  • Further we will go to the village of Dsekh, from where the most beautiful views to the Lori Gorge
  • Will drive back to Yerevan in the evening

Day 10: Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

  • Breakfast
  • Shooting the sunrise of the Mount Ararat from the Charents Arch. You will see the most beautiful view to the biblical mountain
  • Then will drive to Garni, the only temple from the period of paganism and Hellenism
  • There we will walk along the gorge, where there is a small miracle of nature – “Stone Symphony”, sheer hexagonal basalt slabs hanging over the gorge.
  • We will continue our way to Geghard Monastery. It is a unique and noble architectural building, which is partially carved out of a cliff
  • Lunch and rest
  • After having rest we will walk through evening Yerevan, will visit Yerevan Brandy Factory
  • Farewell dinner

Day 11: Yerevan

  • Breakfast
  • Depending on the flight, we can walk through morning Yerevan and buy souvenirs from Vernisage, famous flea market
  • Transfer to the airport

Tour Price:

Number of people 4-5 pers. 6-9 pers. 10-15 pers.
Price per person 1250$ 1175$ 1075$


The tour price includes:

  • Meeting and Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Accommodation in hotels with double occupancy and guest houses
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Welcome dinner
  • Comfortable transport with driver for the whole route
  • English speaking photo guide
  • Entrance tickets to the specified museums and cultural centers

The price does not include:

  • Flight to Yerevan and back 
  • Dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursion to Yerevan brandy factory – 20$ per person
  • Extra alcohol outside the program