Following the trace of Armenian Kings – II

Armenia – Humans Country of Origin

Following the trace of Armenian Kings, visiting all the capitals of ancient Armenia with experienced guide, visiting temples and palaces, where Armenian kings resided, and getting acquainted to their culture and routine.

 Trip 2

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Day 1: Arrival. A trip to Kotayk Marz with a visit to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery

Garni is a pagan temple built in the 1st c. AC. Geghard Monastery(13 c AC) is a unique architectural construction partially carved out of the adjacent mountain.

Day 2: Tour of Yerevan City that includes visit of History museum and Matenadaran depositary of rare manuscripts.

Day 3: Trip to Ashtarak town: Ashtarak ( Tower) is a capital of Aragatsotn Marz, it’s spread out in and above the gorge of the Kasagh river and rich with old churches such as Karmravor, Tsiranavor, fortress Amberd, Aghtsk: King’s tomb.

Day 4: A trip to Artashat ancient settlement and Khor Virap monastery, which located in the place of the citadel of historical capital Artashat, proceeding to Areni caves, located in one of the oldest and outstanding settlements in Vayots Dzor and Noravank monastery (11-13th c.) located in the canyon and rich with rare flora. Drive back to Yerevan.

Day 5: Trip to Zorats Karer – an archaeological site near Sisian city, Syunik Marz, magalithic monument, Ukhtasar (Camel rock) – rock images, an archealogica lmuseum in Sisian. Overnight in Sisian, Syunik

Day 6: Trip to Tatev monastery, located on a large basalt plateau that dominates over Syunik from its height, proceeding to Overnight in Sisian, Syunik Marz.

Day 7: A trip to Karavansaray Selim (14th c.), proceeding to Noradus, a medieval cemetery with a large number of early khachkars or as more used cross-stones field. Dribe back to Yerevan.

Day 8: Visit to Erebuni fortress-museum, that is housed in the ancient citadel of Erebuni, proceeding to the ancient settlement Shengavit.

Day 9: Trip to Echmiadzin, the spiritual centre of Armenian People, the seat of the Catholicos, proceeding to the ancient settlement Metsamor, an ancient fortress in Ararat Valley. Drive back to Yerevan.

Day 10: Check out. Transfer to the International Airport „Zvartnots“. Departure.

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