|DATE:||March – November|
|LANGUAGE:||English, Russian, Armenian|
|GROUP SIZE:||up to 15 people|
|ACCOMMODATION:||Camping or Guesthouse|
|FOOD:||Yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)|
|TOUR PRICE:||from 70 EUR equivalent AMD/per person|
Lastiver Caves are located in the Tavush Region. It is a province, and located at the northeast of Armenia. It is domestically bordered by the Gegharkunik Province from the south, Kotayk Province from the southwest and Lori Province from west. The capital and largest city of the province is the town of Ijevan.
Arrival, Yerevan – Yenokavan – Kachaghbyur River – Lastiver
Yerevan City tour, including a visit to the different museums (History museum, Matenadaran ancient manuscripts museum etc.).
Trip to village Yenokavan. Participants will have 5-10 minutes for a rest in Yenokavan. After packing the luggage, group will start walk down to camping place. Distance from village to camping place is about 5 km. It will take about 1 hour walking in the mountains down to Kachaghbyur River. During walking participants may see dormouse, forest mice (Apodemus uralensis). After having lunch in camping place (Lastiver), the group will continue the trip along the river. Walking in forest will take about 40 minutes. Participant will have rest near the caves where they may see big horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) and big dormouse (Glisglis), living in cave up to 3 years. The rest of day the group will set up the mist nets for capturing of the bats. In camping place participants can take advantage of paid services (bar, shooting classes, sauna, climbing etc.).
Overnight in Lastiver.
Lastiver – Yenokavan – Yerevan
In the morning after breakfast the group will take off the mist nets, process the bats (taking tissue samples and measuring) and release them in the same place. Then the group will walk back to Yenokavan, and move to Yerevan by bus.
Price for the tour is:
70 EUR equivalent AMD/per person
Tour price includes:
Airport pick up
Transportation during the all duration of the tour
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: