mid. May – July
Dates
4 days
Duration
up to 10 people
Group size
Guest house, Hostel or B&B
Accommodation
English, Russian, Armenian
Language
DATE: mid. May – July
DURATION: 4 days
LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Armenian
GROUP SIZE: up to 10 people
ACCOMMODATION: Guest house, Hostel or B&B
FOOD: Yes
TOUR PRICE: from 170 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

The diversity of natural and climatic conditions, the location of the country at the crossroads of different bio-geographical regions, and an active geological record help to explain the presence of more than 12000 species of insects, including about 4000 species of beetles and 2000 species of butterflies, with many endemic species among them. In this tour we would like to present diversity of Armenian entomo-fauna. You can make interesting observation of marvelous insect life and take beautiful pictures of them. Besides, there are many historical monuments of different ages. You will be able to see some of them too.

1

Yerevan city tour

Yerevan City tour, including a visit to the different museums (History museum, Matenadaran ancient manuscripts museum etc.).

2

Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

Landscape belts for observation – from semidesert to phrygana and light forest, as well as river-bank of Azatriver.

Insect species, available for observations: beetles (Pseudopachydemamedvedevi, Cardiophoruspseudogramineus, Sphenopterageghardica, Armenohelopsarmeniacus, Mallosiascovitzi, Phytoeciaprasina, etc., etc.); butterflies (Parnassiusmnemosynerjabovi, Papilioalexanororientalis, Coliasaurorina, Melitaeavedica, Tomaresromanovi, Maculineaarionzara, Agrodiaetuseriwanensis, Agrodiaetushuberti, Agrodiaetusninae, Agrodiaetussurakovi, Hyleshippophaescaucasica, etc., etc.).

Historical-architectural sites – Garni Hellenistic Temple (2nd century; fortress and other constructions – 3rd century BC – 10th century AD), Geghard Monastery complex acquainting (4th-14th centuries AD).

Overnight in Yerevan.

3

Yerevan – Aragats Mountain – Yerevan

A trip to the highest mountain of Armenia – Mt.Aragats(4095 m above sea level), observing entomofauna of different landscape-belts from semidesert to alpine meadows, include feather grass steppes, subalpine meadows, oak forests.

Insect species, available for observations: beetles (Trechusinfuscatus, Carabuschevrolati, Philomessorkalashiani, Mylabrissedilithorax, Armenohelopsarmeniacus, Cylindronotuserivanus, Cerambyxcerdoacuminatus, Xylotrechussieversi, etc.); butterflies (Parnassiusmnemosynerjabovi, Papilioalexanororientalis, Artogeiabowdeni, Coliasaurorina, Maculineaalconmonticola, Agrodiaetuseriwanensis, Hyleshippophaescaucasica, Proserpinusproserpina, etc.).

Historical-architectural site – Amberd fortress ruins (9-14th centuries). On the back way – visit of contemporary Armenian monument – Stony Letters of Armenian alphabet.

Overnight in Yerevan.

4

Departure

Price for the tour is:

from 170 EUR equivalent AMD/per person 

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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