Embracing Armenia

Alphabet Monument, Mt Aragats, Meet the Yezidies, Amberd and Byurakan

Have fun learning the Armenian letters at the Alphabet Monument, each giant letter beautifully carved out of stones.

Embrace the natural beauty of the mountains! Be on top of Armenia, at the four peaked Mt Aragats, the highest in Armenia. See the Lake Kari nestled at the snow capped summit. Meet the Yezidies and witness the simple lives of these nomadic people. Be impressed by the commanding Amberd fortress.

Visit the picturesque village of Byurakan, a popular holiday spot for the locals. Sample the local fresh produce over an intimate lunch with a family.

We know this tour also as the “no church” tour. Armenia is saturated with many beautiful and historically significant churches. However if you have already had your fill, this tour is a nice alternative.

Duration: 8 Hours
Price: 89,500 AMD up to 2ppl (enquire price for 3+ppl)
Operates: On demand (May to Sept)
Includes: English-speaking guide service, lunch and entry fees
Pick up/ Drop off service: from/to nominated hotel/accommodation
Requires: Supportive shoes and jacket (even in peak of summer its cold at the mountain)
Note: This Tour is seasonal as access to Mt. Aragats is limited in winter months and the Yezidies only graze their flock in summer months and as nomadic people, they sometime move beyond our tour routes.

Operates only as a private tour.

Tour Schedule

An approximate schedule for the tour is provided below. The hours are indicative only and may vary dependent on individual tour circumstances.
9:00 am – departure from envoy Hostel
10:30 – 10:45 – Armenian Alphabet Monument
11:35 – 12:35 – Lake Kari (Mt Aragats)
13:10 – 14:10 – Amberd fortress
14:50 – 16:00 – lunch in Byurakan
17:00 – arrival in Yerevan