|DATE:||September – October|
|LANGUAGE:||English, Russian, Armenian|
|GROUP SIZE:||up to 15 people|
|ACCOMMODATION:||Hotel, Hostel or B&B|
|FOOD:||Yes (Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian)|
|TOUR PRICE:||from 60 EUR equivalent AMD/per person|
The Colors of autumn – GOLD is a two-day botanical tour to the Gyulagarak “Sochut” dendropark, “Dilijan” National Park and Sevan Botanical Garden.
Yerevan – Stepanavan – Gyulagarak village – Dilijan
Leaving at 8:30 and driving north to Gyulagarak village near Stepanavan to visit dendropark “Sochut”. The dendropark consists of more than 500 species of trees and and part of its territory includes natural pine forest formed with Pinus kochiana. The amazing beauty of this site inspires especially in the golden autumn period around late September-mid October. On the way to the dendropark we will see ruins of Tormak Curch (5th century). A lunch/picnic right there, on place.
The program will lead us to Dilijan area, where we will have a few hours trip to the relict yew grove (Taxus baccata), which is an area of a special protection on the territory of “Dilijan” National Park, the trip will include about 2,5 -3 hours of walking in the beech forest. Then the program will continue with a visit to Goshavank monastery to see also the ancient walnut tree of the monastery. Overnight is in Dilijan.
Dilijan – Achajur village – Yerevan
Leaving at 9:00 and driving north to Makaravank Monastery area, which is near Achajur village. A few remarkable trees will be visited in the monastery area as well. A lunch/picnic in the forest right there. On the way back we will see a unique phenomenon – the fallen oak of Vardan Mamikonyan protected by the locals in memory of the famous commander as a symbol of his strength. On the way back we will have a short stop to see a remarkable tree “King of the Forest” – a small symbol of Dilijan. The one breakfast and one dinner are also included in the tour package. The tour will be guided by professional botanist who will newly discover the world of trees and other plants for you.
Price for the tour is:
60 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: