1 day
up to 15 people
Group size
English, Russian, Armenian
DATE: May – October
LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Armenian
GROUP SIZE: up to 15 people
FOOD: Yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)
TOUR PRICE: from 70 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

Dzoraghbyur is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. “Dzoraghbyur” translates roughly to English as “Canyon Fountain”. It is located 10 km east of Yerevan and 35 km south of the regional centre Hrazdan.

The tour will be guided by professional paleontologist.


Yerevan – Dzoraghbyur – Arzni – Hrazdan River – Yerevan

You are kindly welcome to participate in a very interesting trip throughout the crossroads of past. We leave from Yerevan at 8 o’clock to Dzorakhbyur, where on the bottom of Mesozoic sea, we will meet more than 20-25 million years old crusted sea animals (ammonites, sea hedgehog, etc). It turns out that millions years ago, this area was under the sea floor. The sea was perished because of geological changes, but the wonders of the sea, hid under the sendiment and were preserved till our days. The participants will have the opportunity to do excavation themselves. Then during the small break the participants will have lunch, after they will continue their road to Arzni, where another wander of nature travertines awaits them. The travertines are mineral accumulations, which were separated from underwater for 300 thousand years and caused strong layers, which contain plant residues. The participants will also see the Elouston stairs, which which occurs as a result of the constant stream of water, this phenomena is considered to be one of the most famous natural wanders in the world. You will also visit the surroundings of local nature, admire the beauty of the River Hrazdan. The participants will come back to Yerevan in the evening.

Price for the tour is:

EUR equivalent AMD/per person with accommodation in camp or guest house

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