|DATE:||15 April – 15 June|
|LANGUAGE:||English, Russian, Armenian|
|GROUP SIZE:||up to 10 people|
|FOOD:||yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)|
|TOUR PRICE:||from 270 EUR equivalent AMD/per person|
We offer a real adventure for nature lovers – an opportunity to track and observe Syrian Brown bears (Ursus arctos syriacus) in the wild, guided by a wildlife expert. You will have a chance to observe not only bears and other animals, such as Bezoar goats (endemic for the region), Eurasian Black vulture, Bearded vulture, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Golden eagle, Steppe eagle and many other forest and steppe bird species, but also will learn about field methods of bear research, such as tracking with camera traps, field observations, track measurement, etc.
Yerevan – Khosrov Forest State Reserve
We will move from Yerevan to Khosrov Forest State Reserve. Together with the guide and rangers of the reserve, we will move to the central district of the protected area and start our observations: we will look for tracks, scats of bears and other mammals, such as Lynx, Bezoar goats, etc. We will also install trail cameras in the area and will attempt to observe bears.
Overnight in the visitor centre of the reserve.
Khosrov Forest State Reserve – Khachadzor
We will wake up early in the morning and will move to “Khachadzor” district of the reserve to continue our bear tracking adventure. During our trip, we will also observe Bezoar goats, some species of rare birds (e.g. Еurasian Black, Bearded, Griffon, Egyptian vultures, Golden, Steppe and other eagles, falcons and forest bird species), lizards, butterflies and various insects.
Overnight in the visitor center of the reserve.
Khosrov Forest State Reserve – Yerevan
Departure to Yerevan
Price for the tour is:
from 270 EUR equivalent AMD/per person
Tour price includes:
Airport pick up (if required)
Transportation during the all duration of the tour
Professional guide (wildlife expert)
Accommodation in the visitor centre’s guesthouse
Meal including lunch, dinner and breakfast during the tour with hot tea/coffee
All the entry fees
Tour price excludes: