May – September
Dates
11 days
Duration
up to 10 people
Group size
Guest house, Hostel or B&B
Accommodation
English, Russian, Armenian
Language
DATE: May – September
DURATION: 11 days
LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Armenian
GROUP SIZE: up to 10 people
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Hostel or B&B
FOOD: yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)
TOUR PRICE: from 950 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

This tour will start with a city tour in Yerevan with its variety of museums and sightseeing. In this tour we would like to present diversity of Armenian reptiles and amphibians.You can make interesting observation of marvelous reptiles and amphibians 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.

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Yerevan city tour

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

Overnight in Yerevan.

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Yerevan – Geghard – Garni – Azat river gorge – Urtsadzor

After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Geghard monastery with short hiking trail in surrounding mountain slope where possible to meet with rock lizards, spotted whip snake, Armenian viper, Caucasian frog.  We will visit at the Garni temple and after lunch will enjoy the way with some stops through arid steppe zone with many species of reptiles as golden skink, glass lizard, worm snake, Transcaucasian rat snake and dwarf snakes. Our destination is the amazing arid zone near Khosrov Forest.

Overnight in Vedi.

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Urtsadzor area – Vedi

We will spend the entire day in the Urts mountain area, near to “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve to explore at least 30 species of amphibians, lizards, snakes and turtles inhabit semi-desert belt of Ararat depression with unique and endemic flora and fauna.

Overnight in Vedi.

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Vedi – Noravank – Yeghegnadzor – Horse

We will drive south, through the Ararat valley to Vayots Dzor where you will see both beautiful a rocky canyon and Noravank monastery headed for the area surrounding the monastery to look for reptiles. We will stop in village Areni, where the best wines of the country for testing wines. The destination is the small guest house in wild area far from village.

Overnight in Horse.

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Horse – Vayots Dzor area- Horse

The rich biodiversity and beautiful landscapes of mountains of Vayots Dzor in areas far from settlements will allow you enjoy the wild nature during all day.

Overnight in Horse.

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Yeghegnadzor – Selim Pass (Caravanserai) – Sevan( Martuni) – Sevan Lake  –Tspatagh

Driving on to the 2410 m high Selim Pass we will stop to see historical sites and monuments. The way will pass through subalpine meadow where will possible see Levant green and rock lizards adapted to high mountains. The Caucasian and marsh frogs are often in this zone. The way will continue along mountain steppe of Sevan National Park and finally stop close to the shore of Sevan Lake.

Overnight in Tspatagh.

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Tspatagh – Sevan Lake area – Tspatagh

The survey of mountain steppe along shore of lake will get you possibility to meet with reptiles as Caucasian agama, erivanian meadow viper, birds and other amazing species of animals and plants.

Overnight in Tspatagh.

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Tspatagh – Goshavank – Chambarak – Dilijan

After survey along the shore of the Sevan Lake we will move to forest zone around Dilijan city. We will make a stop-over near Goshavank monastery, where common rock lizards, green lizards and green toad and Dahl’s whip snake, Transcaucasian rat snake.

Overnight in Dilijan.

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Dilijan

The survey in around of Dilijan will give an opportunity to explore extensive forests and ancient monasteries inside. Here commonly found on the walls three species of parthenogenetic species of lizards, smooth snake, Caucasus green lizard, sand lizard, common tree frog, marsh frog and Caucasus frog.

Overnight in Dilijan

10

Dilijan – Sevan Peninsula – Yerevan

Driving back to Yerevan.On the way to Yerevan stop in Sevan peninsula with old complex of monasteries, where highlands around harbor several interesting reptiles as parthenogenetic rock lizards, erivanian meadow viper etc.

Overnight in Yerevan.

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Departure

Price for the tour is:

From 950 EUR equivalent AMD/per person

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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