“GO LOCAL: Experience Armenia like a local” Armenia at a glance

2 days/1night

Diversity of historical  monuments,  majestic  views   of biblical Ararat and red cliffs in Noravank,  unforgettable sights of beautiful nature of  Vayots Dzor and Syunik, interesting master-classes with experienced guides!

Program is valid from 2 pax

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Day 1: Yerevan

Arrival at the international airport “Zvartnots”. You will be met by our English – speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation in the hotel. Then you will have a City Tour. You will see all the beautiful attractions  in Yerevan: Republic Square, the main square of the country, the National Opera and Ballet theatre, Swan lake near the Opera House, the architectural complex of Cascade. Then you will go to the Statue of “Mother Armenia” situated in the Victory Park. From the observation deck a stunningly beautiful view opens over Yerevan. Return to the hotel. Our guide will give you some tips where to eat and to go in the evening. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day  2: Yerevan – Noravank – Sisian

In the morning  we  proceed to Syunik region.  The first  destination  of our tour is Noravank  monastery  located in the gorge among the tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs. The  monastery complex is  best known for Surb Astvatsatsin  (Holy Mother of God) church. It is considered a medieval architectural masterpiece.

Then we will go to  town of Sisisan. In Sisisan we will visit the center of “Sisian ceramics” founded by Vahagn Hambardzumyan and Zara Gasparyan in 2004.    

Vahagn  and Zara offer two master classes for tourists: pottery and paining  on batik technology. Tourists  are offered coffee and tea after classes.  They can get the  scarves made by themselves. But what about  clay bowls,  it takes them   48 hours to  get dry , after which, if desired, the finished product can be delivered  to Yerevan. At “Sisian ceramics”you  can also buy  pottery,  jewelry and batik works made by masters.

Duration of the master-class: 2 hours

Group:  1-6 pax

Transfer to Yerevan.