Secrets of Syunik

  This unique and exceptional tour will allow you to ‘touch’ the sources of human civilization. Moreover, it may inspire you to re-consider and re-write the history of humankind.

 

The 6000 year old city, discovered in a mountain forest, will open for you its curtains hiding numerous secrets of the past, share with you unique healing cosmic energy and, of course, exceptionally beautiful landscape.  

 

During the tour you will be able to track the development path of humankind from its start point through present day.  The highland lake of Ukhtasar Mountain (Camel Mountain) preserves a whole gallery of prehistoric rock paintings and symbols. You will see the world’s oldest observatory Zorats Karer, also called Karahunj (Talking Rocks), which is about 7500 years old, as well as the ancient “City of Knowledge”,  cave cities Goris and Khndzoresk,  magnificent Christian temples and monasteries and most important, the Swinging column (Syun) - the 8th Wonder of the World. This eight meter multi-ton octahedral pillar was constructed using pivoting-base technique, which allows at the mere touch of a human hand to tilt and then return to its initial position. This “Heaven compass” points to the Orion constellation and Sirius star during the days of Navasard (New Year). The name Syunik of the nearby village originated from “Syun”, which keeps the secrets of thousands of years.

 

 

 

Tour Description

 

Name of Tour: Secrets of  Syunik

Type of Tour: Astro-archaeological

Number of nights/days: 7 nights/8 days

Day 1

Meeting at the airport. Check in the hotel. Yerevan City tour

Excursion th the History Museum. Lunch. Visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, degustation of three types of Brandy. Dinner.

 

Yerevan – Museum of History of Armenia – Cognac factory - Yerevan

Day 2

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Agarak  an ancient settlement with conceals many mysteries and secrets. These areas have a special cosmic energy. Here you can see ancient tombs, cult constructions, ancient signs and symbols). Back to Yerevan. Lunch. Visit to Matenadaran , where are stored more than 14000 ancient manuscripts. Dinner at an Armenian National Restaurant.

 

Yerevan – Agarak –  Yerevan - Matenadaran

Day 3

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Yerevan to Goris. On the way visit the excavations of the ancient city Dvin. Inspection of exhibits found during excavations. On the way stop at Areni to purchase souvenirs, fruits and wine. Lunch on the bank of Arpa River - brook trout.Excursion to Karahunj - 7500 years old observatory (prototype of Stonhenge). Arrive Goris. Check-in in the hotel in Goris. Dinner.

            

Yerevan – Двин – Areni – Arpa - Zorats Karer (Karahunj) - Goris

Day 4

 

Breakfast at the hotel in Goris. City tour. Old Goris – cave city. Museum of History of Goris. Lunch.  Trip to Khndzoresk (so called ‘ghost city’). Return to Goris. Dinner.

Goris – Old Goris – Khndzoresk - Goris

Day 5

 

Breakfast at the hotel in Goris. Excursion to Tatev by the longest cable car in the world. Visit Tatev monastery, famous for its Swinging Column and ancient oil mill. Lunch. Devil's Bridge, radon pools, karstic caves, rill. Back to Goris. Dinner.

 

Goris – Tatev monastery – Devil Bridge - Goris

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit an ancient lost city in Tatev – ‘City of Knowledge’ (discovered by us). Observation of different plateaus of the city. Lunch in the forest. Sightseeing from the observation deck. Rest time in the forest. Measurement of cosmic energy and bio location. Dinner in the forest – barbecue around the campfire.

Goris – ‘City of Knowledge’ - Горис

Day 7 

Breakfast at the hotel in Goris. Depart from  Goris . On the way to Yerevan visit Noravank, which is one of the magnificent monument of medivial Armenian architecture (13 century), and is surrounded with fancy red Rocks. Lunch in a cave. Return to Yerevan. Hotel check-in. Gala dinner.

Goris – Noravank - Yerevan

Day 8

 

Breakfast at the hotel in Yerevan. Free time. End of Tour.

 

Yerevan

 

 

 

Pricing and conditions:

 

The price can be changed depending on dates of visit and group size.

 

Child Policy : 50% from Adult  rate sharing double room with parents.

 

Rates include:

  • Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers in an a/c minivan/mini bus/or coach ( as per Pax number)
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • A permanent guide throughout
  • All entries to sites and museums as per the above outlined
  • Water during the tours

 

Not included:

  • Personal expenditures (Beverages etc.)
  • Air tickets
  • Alcoholic drinks during meals.
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Armenia Visa

 

Armenian Visa Regulations

 

For information about Armenian Visa you can visit  www.mfa.am/en/visa/

 

CANCELLATION POLICY and CHARGES:

 

21-15 days prior to arrival:                                 30% charge

14-7 days prior to arrival:                                    50 % charge

Less than 7 days prior to arrival or no show:      100% charge