April – October
Dates
8 days
Duration
up to 15 people
Group size
Hotel, Hostel or B&B
Accommodation
English, Russian, Armenian
Language
DATE:  April – October
DURATION: 8 days
LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Armenian
GROUP SIZE: up to 15 people
ACCOMMODATION Hotel, Hostel or B&B
FOOD: yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)
TOUR PRICE: from 900 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

Armenia hosts wide diversity of habitats: semi-deserts, steppes, forests, sub-alpine meadows, wetlands, etc. Being a mountainous country with rigorous terrain, Armenia is full of rocks, cliffs, gorges, and canyons. These characteristics are making the country ideal for Raptors. Wide variety of Eagles, Vultures, Harriers, Hawks, Falcons, and others are breeding in the country or migrate through this area. The tour is aimed at observation and photography of the beautiful creatures – Birds of Prey, including Bearded and Egyptian Vultures, Golden and Booted Eagles, Long-legged and Steppe Buzzards, Levant Sparrowhawks, and many others. Other interesting birds, such as Chukar, Persian Bee-eater, White-tailed Lapwing, White-throated Robin, and many others will also be observed.

1

Yerevan – Yeghegnadzor (The excursion will be guided by a professional ornithologist)

Breakfast in hotel (Yerevan). Travel to “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve (Vedi part). Raptors – Cinereous, Griffon, Egyptian Vultures, Golden and possibly Snake Eagle.

Lunch box
Travel to Yeghegnadzor.
Dinner in hotel in Yeghegnadzor

Entrance fee, local 4×4 service fee

Overnight in the hotel in Yeghegnadzor

2

Yeghegnadzor – Sisian Plateau – Yeghegnadzor

Breakfast in hotel. Travel to Sisian Plateau. Raptors – Lesser Kestrel, Long-legged Buzzard, possibly Egyptian Vultures. On the way back visiting Vorotan gorge (old road to Jermuk town). Raptors include Lammergeyer, Egyptian Vulture.

Lunch box
Dinner in Yeghegnadzor
Overnight in the hotel in Yeghegnadzor

3

Yeghegnadzor – Lake Sevan – Dilijan

Breakfast in hotel. Travel to the Lake Sevan, via Selim Mountain Pass, visiting small lakes Lichk near lake Sevan. Raptors – Marsh Harrier, Goshawk. After finishing – travel to the Dilijan.

Lunch box
Dinner in Dilijan
Overnight in the hotel in Dilijan

4

Dilijan – Debet River – Dilijan

Breakfast in hotel. Travel to Debet River Gorge. Raptors – Peregrine Falcon, Griffon Vultures, possibly Booted Eagle and Steppe Buzzard.

Lunch box
Dinner in Dilijan
Overnight in the hotel in Dilijan

5

Dilijan – Marmarik river – Yerevan

Breakfast in hotel. Visit of Marmarik river gorge and Ker-Oghly gorge where it is possible to observe various Raptors hunting, including Lesser-spotted and Golden Eagles, Honey and Steppe Buzzards.

Lunch box
Dinner in Yerevan
Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan

6

Yerevan – Aragats mountain – Yerevan

Breakfast in hotel. Travel to Aragats mountain. Raptors include Short-toyed Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, possibly Sparrowhawk and Black Kite. On the way visit of Hamberd Fortress.

Lunch in local restaurant near Hamberd fortress.
Dinner in Yerevan
Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan

7

Yerevan Botanical garden – Garni village – Yerevan

Breakfast in hotel. Early morning visit of Botanical garden to watch Levant Sparrowhawk and Hobby. Shikra is possible. Travel to Garni village, visit of Temple and walk in the Azat river Canyon. Common Kestrels, Long-legged Buzzards, Egyptian Vulture and others birds are possible.

Lunch in local restaurant in Garni village.
Dinner in Yerevan
Overnight in the hotel in Yerevan

8

Departure

Price for the tour is:

900 EUR equivalent AMD/per person with accommodation in double room

EUR equivalent AMD/per person with accommodation in single room

Tour price includes:

Airport pick up
Transportation during the all duration of the tour
Professional guide
Accommodation in Hotel
Meal including lunch, dinner and breakfast during the tour with hot tea/coffee
All the entry fees
City tour in Yerevan

Tour price excludes:

International airfare
Entrance Visa
Travel insurance

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