The Stone Chronicles

 

The grizzled Aragats hide incredibly many secrets. Looking at him involuntarily recall the legends of giants, the battles of the gods… Precisely in the country Ararat there was a great battle between Vahagn and Vishap: “Their strikes shook the Earth and echoed bottomlessness of the universe. They fought for a long time. The gods followed their fight with terror. Only the Creator – Ararich Ara looked down calmly, pondering his decision.”

Three majestic mountains – Ararat, Aragats and Araler as if hug the mountain plains, protecting them from all sides and form a huge Bowl, in which you can escape from all the troubles and tribulations. Unconsciously comes to mind the comparison with Noah’s Ark, which found its refuge on the Mount Ararat and saved seeds of life and civilization. Perhaps that Bowl is the Noah’s Ark?   

The whole Armenia is a heaven for archeologists, but the foothills of Mount Aragats is something unique! All of the foothills and the mountain itself is literally ''dotted with'' ancient settlements of different periods. Ashtarak, Oshakan, Voskevaz, Voskehat, Qosh, Aparan, Shamiram, Arindjh… - the list is endless, but it does not reflect the reality. Here literally every square meter can open many secrets and riddles of our common ancestors – Indo (ar-Aryans). The excavations carried out in Agarak since 2001. And if the top layers well give in the dating and belong to the period from the early Bronze Age to the Early Iron inclusive (although the information of archeologists is very stingy, if not say that it practically does not exist), then lower megalithic cult complex raises many questions. Downstream the river Amberd extend continuously to dozens of hectares of tuff cliffs, outputs, stone hills and natural plateau, as well as freestanding blocks bear the traces of intensive treatment. All these structures, along with the "sacrificial altar" transform the natural landscape into a single gigantic monument. Independently exploring the monument and the surrounding area, we found several tombs and caves, old signs, rock painting, an ancient plumbing and unique energy points and stones, some of which can be treated and others are key to improving the exchange of energy information with space. (Work with frame). Indeed, occurs very many questions.

For example, what can mean various types of slice recess band and baths; for what meant different diameter and depth of the round holes - wells, straight edges and joints megaliths - the handiwork of men, either unknown to us some devices or instruments? ...

In studying the materials of Agarak we stumbled upon very beautiful parable. It states that every person is born under his star that guides him through his life. When a man died - his body committed to the earth, but as a spiritual home in the gravestone done a round hole or well to save space communication with its star. After the rain the wells were filled with water and stars were revealed in them. Apparently the concept of ''mirror of the soul'' was from there.

Questions, questions, questions… But now we can say with certainty that the history of these places takes us into a much more distant past - the cradle of civilization.

We invite you to the places where spirituality, myths and legends are true!

 

Day 1

Meeting at the airport. Check in the hotel.

City tour of Yerevan.

Visit History Museum of Armenia.  

 

a/p Zvartnots – Yerevan – The Museum of History

Day 2

Departure to the excavations of Dvin. The museum of Dvin.

 

Yerevan – Dvin - Yerevan

Day 3

Trip to Agarak (1st Plateau). Excavations, Megalithic complex, royal tomb, energetic points. 

 

Yerevan – Agarak - Yerevan

Day 4

Trip to Voskevaz. An ancient city, the ruins of ancient fortress, necropolis, cyclopean masonry stela - the gnomon. 

 

Yerevan – Voskevaz - Yerevan

Day 5

Trip to Kosh. Caves, fortress, ancient temples and necropolises.  

 

Yerevan – Kosh - Yerevan

Day 6

Trip to Gyumri, which is the second largest city in Armenia. From ethnical point view it is the most colorful city in Armenia. Continue to Aruch. It is a village not far from Yerevan, where you can find one of the biggest churches in Armenia - St. Gregory Cathedral, built in the 7 th century. Ancient city. 4000 ancient burial grounds - of cromlechs.  

 

Yerevan -  Gyumri – Aruch - Yerevan

Day 7

Excursion to Erebuni – an ancient capital city of Armenia. Excavations, artifacts. Visit Erebuni Museum or a trip to Zovuni (alternative).  Ancient settlement, cyclopean masonry, burial grounds and wedge writings.

Excursion to the Brandy Factory, where you can get acquainted with the technology of cooking brandy and taste three different marks of brandy.

Farewell traditional dinner. 

 

Yerevan – Erebuni – The Brandy Factory

Day 8

Visit Vernissage - an open-air museum. Free time.

Preparation for departure. Transfer to the airport.

 

Yerevan – Vernissage – a/p Zvartnots

 

 

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 are quoted in USD per person in DBL sharing and SGL rooms on HB basis:

  


persons in a group

 DBL

 SGL

50

605 USD

 770 USD

40

610 USD

 775 USD

30

 650  USD

 815 USD

20

675 USD

 840 USD

10

710 USD

 875 USD


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
  • 8 Lunches
  • 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.
  • 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