Khor Virap, Areni Winery, Noravank + Wild Goat Watching - private tour
Full-day trip to Vayots Dzor region of Armenia.
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morninc (you can choose the starting time). The first stop will be at Khor Virap Monastery in Ararat Valley. Here the Christian history of Armenia commenced in early 4-th century. Except the monastery you will also visit the underground dungeon, where St Gregory the Illuminator was kept for 13 years. The vista point here has one of the best views to mount Ararat.
You will continue the way to the picturesque Gnishik canyon and reach Noravank Monastery surrounded by red rocks. Later you will have your lunch in an authentic restaurant near Arpa river (not included in the price of the tour).
After the lunch you will go to Shatin village, where ecologists from Norway have constructed a fully equipped View Point in the heart of Yeghegis Protected Areas. You will be provided binoculars, with which you can watch watch WILD BEZOAR GOATS at a distance of 150-400 meters.
On your way back you will visit Areni Winery and try local wines in the celler. The degustation and all entrance tickets are includeded in the price.
Duration: 9-10 hours
Total distance: 300 km