Armenia Jeep Tour
- Price from:
- 662 EUR /person
- + 374 10 53 96 09
- + 374 10 53 80 17
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 7 days
- Location Start:
- Location Finish:
- Start time:
- 09.30 am
- End time:
- 06.30 pm
- We Speak:
- Russian, German, Italian, French, English
Last updated: 05/14/2007
Exciting 4WD tour in remote corners of Armenia, best off-road driving routes developed by professional rally drivers. This is not a filtered tour but a backcountry expedition for the true explorer
In the morning meet AdvenTour representative and other group participants for coffee and a briefing on the jeep trip ahead. Proceed to explore Yerevan, new and old. We start our cultural touring by exploration of Republic Square with it magnificent buildings enhanced by the "singing fountains", continue to Erebouni Fortress, the birthplace of Yerevan. Explore the impressive ruins and drive back to the Railway Station to see the beautiful monument of David of Sasun, national hero. On to Mashtots Avenue, past Blue Mosque and huge fruit market to reach Matenadaran, the repository of ancient manuscripts. Afternoon is dedicated to exploration of Garni Temple, the only standing Hellenic-style temple in Caucasus and Geghard, a unique monastic complex carved in rocks with caves housing the monks. In the evening we share a warm welcome dinner in ethnic restaurant.
Early breakfast and head to south enjoying the fabulous views of biblical Mount Ararat. We soon get off the sealed roads and travel by 4WD along the Hunter's Road, a great trail dressed in wildflowers. Breathe the mountain air and relax with nature, continue the jeep adventure further to Bear's Cave. Here we offer an optional tour of the caverns, an experience our visitors find truly unique. After winding our way through this spectacular land we arrive at our campsite at Gnishik Gorge surrounded by towering red rock formations. Everybody helps to set up camp, roll out the swags and enjoy a wholesome meal, cooked on the campfire.
Wake up to the call of hundreds of birds and enjoy your hot breakfast. Head further south and jeep to Sisian. Follow the mountain tracks onto one of the unique wonders of the world, ancient rock paintings of Camel Mount. We steer our way up winding through this ancient and awe-inspiring mountain scenery, leave the rocks and alpine flowers behind but our efforts are well rewarded. Pack your imagination and be one of the privileged few to revisit the past and see the amazing rock art from bygone era. After rest in this beautiful place 4WD trip downhill to the finish of the full day of 100% off-road adventure. Back to Sisian for great food and rest.
After leisurely breakfast we hit the track and drive on the highway up to Shinuhayr village. On to Tatev Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mountain trail offers panoramic views you have seen in old movies with a taste of rugged 4WD adventure through a narrow ravine so deep that the sun hardly reaches the bottom. Within the walls of the gorge birds find water and shelter from the heat of the plains. Stop at the Devil's Bridge to stretch your feet, walk a few steps down, fill your bottle with crystal clear water coming from mountains and, if time allows, soak in the healing mineral bath. As soon as you see the Monastery you will understand what has drawn people to this sacred place for hundreds of years. Back to Sisian for overnight.
Early breakfast and head out to Her-Her. If you seek a jeep path less taken and would like a deeper-textured experience then jeep through striking landscapes of jagged mountains and gorges, rivers and muddy roads. Your 4WD map will help you orientate. The off-road trail gradually climbs up over 2,410m in elevation following the historic Silk Route past Selim Caravanseray. This is one of the best places to see what fabled Silk Route looked like centuries ago. Descend to 2,000 m to catch the first glimpse of Lake Sevan, the Pearl of Armenia. Set up camp on the beach. A sunset walk for splendid views of Lake and surrounding mountains is a must before dinner.
Leave the splendor of Lake Sevan and head further north into the outback. A morning stop at Vanadzor for a fresh coffee. Now it is time to hit the famous Honey Pass for a day full of adventures - unparalleled views as your jeep cruises through thick forests with dramatic gray rock cliffs soaring above you. Then get above it all as the car climbs over awesome mountain trails to high altitude desert and a small lake on the top. Meet friendly shepherds living in this remote settlement and enjoy fresh, cool yogurt. Travel on towards Tsakhadsor resort, the famous training ground for high altitude Olympic Games. Evening back to Yerevan, transfer to hotel.
Free day to explore the city. End of your jeep tour.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation for 7 nights
- Exclusions -
- Visa fees
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