Symphony of Rocks | Weekend in Armenia


Fri May 26 2023 at 02:00 am


Dubai International Airport | Dubai, DU

Armenia, located in the South Caucasus, is somewhat an extraordinary place, frozen in time and totally living in its own rhythm. The history of first country in the world to adopt Christianity as the state religion, is shrouded in legends. It was in Ararat that Noah's Ark stopped, it was here that the miracle of Saint Gregory the Illuminator happened, who managed to survive in a cell under the monastery of Khor Wirap.
"Ararat" is first and foremost the name of the holy Armenian mountain on which, according to tradition, Noah's Ark settled. However, the story unfolded so that it is now located in the territory of Turkey. From Armenia, you can only admire its snow-covered peak from a distance, in good weather. Fortunately, there are many places worth visiting in Armenia. There are so many temples, monasteries and khachkars here that it is impossible to give their exact number. Nevertheless, each of these objects is gorgeous, beautiful and unique in its own way. Khachkars, literally "stone crosses", began to be forged in Armenia right after the adoption of Christianity. They were to replace pagan temples, later they also decorated crossroads, gardens and tombstones.
Established in 782 BC, Yerevan is older than Rome, considered the cradle of civilization, by 29 years! The capital of Armenia, despite its longevity, does not have a charming old town. It delights with something completely different - a mixture of modernity with places that perfectly remember nearly 70 years of communism.
Amazing Caucasus nature, hospitable inhabitants, world-class monuments and intriguing history is what awaits us on this short, spring weekend trip.
Lets go!
Day 1 / FRIDAY
Meeting at SHJ International at 6am for direct flight at 8am.
Immigration procedure, overnight. Drive to the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun – Myrth. Trekking from the temple to Azat Gorge. It obtained the name "Symphony of Rocks" due to spectacular views. The fantastic landscape of the canyon will shake our imagination.
Family hosted lunch in village house with watching of “Lavash” (Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stonemake oven) making process, testing authentic Armenian food, get acquainted with local village life. Further on we ll head to yet another unique, caved temple St. Geghard “holy spear”. In the evening quick look at Yerevan nightlife. Overnight in hotel.
Drive to Dilijan town. Dilijan is known as “Armenian Switzerland” or “Little Switzerland” by the locals, it is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, located within the Dilijan National Park.
We ll hit the road from guesthouse and continue the trip to a hidden gem to see one of the most breathtaking lakes in Armenia called PARZ. On our way, we will visit noble deers, that breed here.
Parz is located in Dilijan National Park (Tavush region), at the altitude of 1400 mts. You may find this place a heaven if you enjoy calmness, silence and greenery.
Our trek will start from lake through the narrow trails that open up to mountains with rocky caps, singing of birds and natural spring will complete our roaming in one of the gorgeous trails in Armenia. In the end of the hike we will arrive in Gosh village where Goshavank Monastery is located. The monastery was erected in the place of an older one known as Nor Getik, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 / SUNDAY
Free day for discovery of Yerevan on foot. On the way to airport souvenir shopping, back home 20.20.
Activities: trekking, sightseeing. Encounter of ancient Armenian culture.
Grade: Easy, available for everyone.
Accommodation and meals: guesthouse and hotel, double sharing.
Cost: 2990 AED inclusive flights until MAY 1st.
Excl: visa if applicable, entry fees if any, meals on Sunday.
Visa: Most of passports eligible for free visa.
See yah in Armenia x
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