Hayravank Monastery, Noratus Crosstones, Jermuk

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Super active, Wine, Wellness / SPA, Cultural-historical

During this tour, visit Hayravank, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the "blue pearl" of Armenia – Lake Sevan. The next stop will be at the collection of khachkars in Noratus, which are considered the highlights of Armenian architecture. Then you will pass through the Selim Pass, which connects the northern part of Armenia with the southern one. You will visit the Arpi winery, where you...

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  • 13 hours 30 minutes13 hours 30 minutes

Meeting point


What to expect

Stop: Meeting point

Place: Armenia, Yerevan, Mikayel Nalbandyan Street, 96

Description: The preferred seats inside the vehicle are not reserved in advance.

Stop: Lake Sevan

Place: Armenia, Gegharkunik region, Lake Sevan

Description: The fascination and the "pearl" of mountainous Armenia is Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. It is about 1900 m above sea level. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded with mountains of 3000 m and higher. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest.The lake is also famous for its peninsula and medieval church complex, built in 874.

Admission is free

Stop: Hayravank Monastery

Place: Hayravank monastery, Gegharkunik region, Sevan National Park

Description: The church of Hayravank is built on a high rock on the shore of Lake Sevan. There is no written testimony concerning the date of its foundation, however, according to the constructional solutions, it has gained its place among the 9th century architectural pillars. This cozy church is built of roughly hewn stone and looks rather modest.

Admission is free

Stop: Noratus Crosstones

Place: Noratus, Armenia

Description: The art of khachkar (cross-stone) is the most original manifestation of Armenian medieval culture. Noratus, truly considered to be a forest of khachkars and an open-air museum, displays hundreds of khachkars, the most stunning of which are the so-called "embroidered" ones, typical to the 13th-14th centuries. This is a unique place, where one can reveal the development of khachkarial art in its historical process. Armenian cross-stones art is included in UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Admission is free

Stop: Orbelian's (Selim) Caravanserai

Place: Selim caravanserai, Gegharkunik region

Description: The Selim pass, connecting Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik regions, has been an important trade route from times immemorial. The long caravans with loaded camels were passing this way. Perceiving the necessity of having a place to stop after long and tiring journeys, the Armenian duke Chesar Orbelian in 1332 ordered building a caravansary on this long serpentine road of Selim pass. This is a three-nave building, lightened only through the windows on the ceiling as, out of security concern, they foresaw no windows on the walls and even nowadays the mysterious darkness seems to keep some rumors from those far away days...

Admission is free

Stop: Arpi wine factory

Description: "Arpi" wine factory was founded in 1998, and since 2022 it has been operating as a tourist attraction. It is located in the village of Arpi in the Vayots dzor region. The plant presents various types of wine and, of course, there is a tasting room and a distillery. Master-class of lavash baking is also organized here. Admission price includes tour of the factory and distillery, tasting of 3 types of the wine, fruit vodka tasting, meat and cheese platter.

The event is included in the price

lunch: Lunch stop

Description: Optional lunch in the local traditional restaurant on own expense. One may choose between 3 different options: Option 1 (vegeterian) – 3500 AMD per person Option 2 – 3900 AMD per person Option 3 – 4500 AMD per person *Take with you cash Drams: it is not always possible to pay for lunch in the restaurant by Credit Card

Place: Restaurant

Kitchen: Caucasian

The event is paid by the client: approximately the undefined - undefined per person

Stop: Jermuk

Place: Armenia, Vayots Dzor region, Jermuk

Description: The famous health resort Jermuk is in the north-eastern part of Vayots Dzor. The mineral waters of Jermuk have been famous for their medicinal properties since early medieval. A special drinking gallery, along which pump rooms with mineral water are lined up, has been constructed for visitors. The water temperature varies from 30 to 50 degrees C.

Admission is free

The price includes

  • Wi-Fi in transport
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Comfortable transport

What to take with you

Don't forget to take with you:
  • Warm clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Do not forget to consider the restrictions when choosing an excursion:
Open clothes while visiting monasteries

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