If you are a person who is able to ask questions, and more importantly, to find answers to them, it is your country! A researcher exists in each of us – as laid down by nature. And exactly here, at least for a short period of time, you can be a researcher opening both for you and for others the ancestral secrets, the secrets of lost civilizations, the secrets of knowledge, the secrets of self-knowledge…

Armenia is a country of stones, but stones that speak. We will teach you how to communicate with them, to speak the same language, and you can know more and more from them by yourselves. You can listen to but not hear, you can look, but not see… But you can hear the silence and see the unseen. That is what we offer you in this tour.

Ready? Then let’s get started! 

 

Tour type: Esoteric-archeological

Duration: 10 days

Day 1

Meeting at the airport of Yerevan. Drive to Tatev. Excursion to Noravanq. On the way – lunch on the bank of the river Arpa in the picturesque gorge. Arrival to Halidzor, accommodation. 

 

Yerevan – Noravanq -  Halidzor

Day 2

Drive to monastery of Tatev – repository of mysterious knowledge of Syunik. The world’s only swinging pillar (syun) on swivel base- celestial compass that points to the constellation of Orion. Visit the bridge of Satan and radon pools. Karst caves in the magnificent gorge of Vorotan.

 

 

 Tatev – The Bridge of Satan

Day 3

City of Knowledge. Exploration of middle plateau . The ruins of houses, architectural details ancient burial grounds... Energy points (work with dowsing rods and other devices). Lunch and dinner (barbecue and grilled vegetables) in the forest. Star watching.

 

 

City of Knowledge

Day 4

City of Knowledge. Lower plateau. The ruins of dwellings and temples, stone mirrors, remain of the observatory. Descent to the pillar of Sirius. Lunch in the forest.

 

 

City of Knowledge

Day 5

City of Knowledge. Top plateau. The ruins of houses and temples, architectural details, stone idol, stone mirrors... Energetic points and work with dowsing rods and other devices). Lunch in the forest.

 

 

City of Knowledge

Day 6

Hike through the picturesque gorge with a dip in the cool waters of the Vorotan. Rock sign.

 

The Bridge of Satan and upstream Vorotan

Day 7

Trip to Karahundzh– the oldest observatory on the Earth. On the way back – ancient village Garzhis, stone idols and stelae.

 

 

Galidzor –Karahundzh – Garzhis - Galidzor

Day 8

Hike to an abandoned monastery in the valley, crossing a mountain river. Mythology and legends of Tatev. On the way back a stop at the observation deck of the river gorge Vorotan.

 

 

Mets Anapat – Viewpoint

 Day 9

The Old Galidzor. Abandoned settlement. Ancient necropolis. Spring with little distilled water.

 

 

The Old Galidzor

Day 10

Drive to Yerevan. On the way – trip to old, abandoned Khot. The remains of houses, cyclopean masonry, architectural details, burial…

 

 

Galidzor – The Old Khot - Yerevan

 

In this tour you will get acquainted with the national color and customs of highlanders, you will taste traditional local dishes from organic products, grown and prepared with their own hands. You, as if in the time machine, will move into the past, in the 19th-20th centuries, because in these mountain villages, cut off from civilization, since then, little has changed.

According to tour, accommodation is possible: at the hotels in Goris or in private houses nearby villages (B&B) – Halidzor, Tatev and so on. Meal organized by the selected placement, or rations for long hikes.       

Tour price is specified on the base of the location in a private home. Depending on the type of accommodation and food, the tour price can be changed. (When placed in a private house may be differences between conditions, as the village is in the highlands and sanitation is not always carried out. 

Note: this tour is targeted at the tolerant people, with sports training (in the program are many hikes in the mountains).  You must have sport shoes and sportswear, hat from the sun and warm clothes are required (nights in the mountains are cold).

 

 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