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Armenia in 9 Days
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Day One in Armenia
Day Two in Armenia
Day Three in Armenia
Day Four in Armenia
Day Five in Armenia
Day Six in Armenia
Day Seven in Armenia
Day Eight in Armenia
Day Nine in Armenia
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Day One in
Visit tourist information office (Nalbandyan 3)
Visit the Parajanov Museum (surrealist director able to make art out of all manner of junk)
Half day trip to
Cathedral (mother church), Zvartnots Cathedral ruins.
Dinner at the Club (Agump), drink at Melody Cafe in the Opera Square
Day Two in
Breakfast at Artbridge before heading to the following sites in
Take a day trip to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery (UNESCO)
Hike to Aghjots Vank from Garni. Continue to explore Khosrov Reserve if you are inclined (S. Stepanos Monastery, Fortress, old inhabited caves, canyons - might need car/guide).
Dinner at Amrots, stroll the Northern Avenue, check out the fancy fountains of Republic Square
Day Three in
Quick breakfast sandwich at Yum Yum (try the basturma!)
north to Lori
Visit Saghmosavank en route
Spend night at Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget.
Day Four in
Breakfast at Tufenkian hotel.
Head to Haghpat and Sanahin UNESCO Monasteries.
Hike to Kobayr Monastery (15 min)
Hike to Horomayri Monastery (45 min) or Surp Grigori Monastery (35 min)
Head back to Yerevan, spend the night
Day Five in
Visit Matenadaran (Illuminated Manuscripts Collection)
Visit Armenian Genocide Memorial and Museum
Explore the city (and vernissage if it's the weekend)
Have dinner at Central Cafe
Sleep in Yerevan
Day Six in
, get an early start.
Visit Khor Virap Monastery and the views of Mt. Ararat en route
Visit Noravank Monastery's two double decker church and brick red cliffs
Visit some other sites of your choice in the area. Choose from:
Mozrov or Arjeri Caverns (requires guide)
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Sleep in Jermuk
Day Seven in
Soak in one of the spas in
, take a bath, and hit the long road to...
Zorats Karer - Armenia's cruder and much older roadside "Stonehenge"
Satan's Bridge spring fed pools (risk a treacherous climb down to the cavern and underground river below if you like)
Spend the night in Goris at Mrhav B&B.
Return to Yerevan or take a side trip to nearby
(see separate section on page)
Day Eight in
Head north to Yeghegnadzor where you can take the highway directly to
(Martuni). Head northwest along the shores.
Visit Noratus, Armenia's largest khachkar cemetary
Visit Hayravank Monastery, overlooking the lake
Visit "Kghzi", the peninsula with Sevanavank and the more popular beaches
Eat fish and crayfish on the shores of the lake!
and spend the night.
Day Nine in
Visit Haghartsin and/or Goshavank Monastery
Have fish by the river - try Getap Restaurant
Visit a Molokan (Russian Amish type sect) Village
Head back to Yerevan to depart the following day, or on to Georgia
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