Armenia holiday, private departure

“Set your departure date for a tailor made week in Armenia. Half board hotel accommodation in Yerevan allows access to city sightseeing and day trip destinations in the company of an English-speaking local guide.”

Highlights

Half board hotel in Yerevan | Day trips with English-speaking local guide | Lake Sevan | Geghard Cave Monastery | Khor Virap Monastery | Ararat Valley | Vayots Dzor wine region | Gyumri | Free day in Yerevan |

Description of Armenia holiday, private departure

Tailor make a tour of Armenia in the company of an English-speaking local guide and you'll be invited to experience many of the country's most important historic sites as well as its most beautiful natural scenes. From the capital city of Yerevan to Lake Sevan and Geghard Cave Monastery, this is your chance to make the most of Armenia at a private departure date that fits in with your plans.

Staying in a locally-owned hotel in the capital allows you to enjoy comfortable half board accommodation as well as access to a wide range of recommended restaurants, open air jazz cafes and heritage museums, such as the Matenadaran Museum and the Armenian Genocide Museum.

All day trip transportation and admission fees are included, so all you have to do is experience Armenia at a time and pace that suits you.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Armenia holiday, private departure

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Armenia always attracts travelers by their natural beauty, traditions and heritage. Itís our responsibility to prevent this treasures and encourage our travelers to avoid littering, tearing or damaging flowers, as well as to respect wildlife habitats and so on.

Water
Water is vital during this tour. This means that our tourists should have at least 2 bottles of water every day, but it is not necessary to have with them plastic bottles. So we always give them glass bottles.

Waste
We use emails rather than fax and do not print documents but store them on our computers and in online clouds. All of our invoices, travel information and travel documents to our clients are issued as PDF - not printed on paper.Also we reduce waste and pollution by collaborating with plastic and paper waste reducing company in Armenia named "Ecoaghb".

Energy
We encourage our tourists to conserve energy and maintain the use of air conditioners, lights and other electrical equipment to a minimum.

Community

Friends & neighbors
Our tourists travel in small groups so they have a minimal impact on the environment as we go. We ensure that local economies benefit from our business by using locally-owned accommodation, employing local people as specialist guides, working with local operators and suppliers. In doing so, we are not only investing in local communities but also offering our travelers a genuine insight into a country and its people.

When it comes to taking pictures of the people themselves, it is always advice our travelers to ask their permission beforehand. Respect their right to privacy if they decline the request.

A fair deal
Working conditions are at the core of paid work and employment relationships. Generally speaking, working conditions cover a broad range of topics and issues, from working time to remuneration, as well as the physical conditions and mental demands that exist in the workplace. So we offer local people good working conditions with a fare wage.

Travelling with respect
We always inform our tourists about local customs and traditions, communication issues and rules of conduct in the churches. Thus, we minimize the risk of misunderstanding with locals and disrespectful behavior in religious places.

2 Reviews of Armenia holiday, private departure

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Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It was a fantastic trip and exceeded my expectations. Armenia is a really interesting country, with a lengthy and turbulent history, diverse geography and
vibrant culture. The operator were a friendly and responsive company who really did offer 24 hour support, without which we would have struggled. Their advice
was sound in terms of activities that we'd enjoy. Our guide, Vartin, was essential, as I think it would be difficult to see Armenia, and travel without wheels
and a native language speaker. However, the best part of the trip was the people we met, and how they were genuinely welcoming and helpful. The operator were
flexible and adaptable, so we could amend our tour and make it what we wanted.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Have reasonable expectations and look forward with an open mind. Like many ex-soviet countries, swathes of nature and outstanding beauty have been left
devastated by industrial development and subsequent economic decline. Armenia is dealing with this, and need tourism to support economic development. There is much to enjoy. The weather in October was fantastic for touring, and seeing the wooded mountains and gorges in autumn sunshine was unforgettable. The food is authentically Armenian and mainly locally produced. Yerevan is a vibrant capital, with much to do and see eg museums and galleries, but it's just interesting and enjoyable to be and see.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I hope so. We used local hotels, local restaurants, shops, markets, transport and taxis . Hopefully we also contributed to tourism by visiting the rich range of
cultural locations, monasteries, churches. museums old towns, archaeological sites and bought where we could.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic, thanks to the operator and the staff at the Hotel Abricot in Yerevan

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Lesley,

Thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure to organize your trip. Hope you will visit our country again.

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The walks, particularly out of Hermon

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you have some nights outside of Yerevan

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not particularly

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really enjoyable - good mix of culture & activities

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