20 reasons to visit Armenia

According to a new rating system announced by the United States Department of State, Armenia with "Level 1" ranking is among the safest countries for Americans to travel to.
From an adventurer's point of view, here are 20 reasons you have to #visitArmenia!

Ride World's longest aerial tramway

Wings of Tatev" (Tatev Gateway Complex) is located in Syunik Province, in South Armenia. The aerial highway was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest reversible cable-way: 5752-meters long; 12 minutes ride; 2 cabins; 25 passengers per each. Do not miss the fascinating aerial views of Tatev Monastery Complex, and hiking trails leading to natural monuments and historical sites some registered by UNESCO.
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Visit World's oldest space observatory (Stonehenge)

The 7500 year old Stonehenge located in South Armenia; 223 large stone tombs are standing there waiting for explorers & those interested in space science.
The site is on latitude of 39° 34' and longitude of 46° 01' on the mountain plateau 1770 meters above sea level and occupies a territory of about 7 hectare on the left side of the Dar river canyon, the tributary of the river Vorotan (at 2 km). It is located on a rocky promontory near Sisian.

Hike through trails marked to assure your safety & ease of navigation

There are more than 40 hiking trails - heading to cultural & natural monuments - marked with standard marking stickers, with trail descriptions and GPS tracks available online and on mobile application. 

Enjoy the healthy cuisine

The Armenian cusine is diverse with unique dishes. Fresh ingredients make make you remember the taste for a long long time! Buon appetito!

Participate the PanArmenian Summer & Winter Olympics

Armenia hosts PanArmenian summer & winter Olympics, with participation of delegations from Armenian Diaspora. The event has turned to be a good opportunity for some Diasporans to visit Armenia for the first time.
Get well-trained and join your delegation for the next Olympics.

Taste the mouth-watering fresh fruit & vegetables

With minimum effort & low cost you will eat 'organic' fruit & vegetables everywhere. There might not be malls or supermarkets in some places off the road but the locals will share their last apricot and tomato with you.

Boost your health in spa's and health resorts

You can find your peace in one of the dozens of spa's or health resports in Armenia. Jermuk city is well known for its curing spring waters and quality of services in its health resorts. Moreover, you can take off to the nature and benefit the hot spring waters like those in Zuar (Artsakh) or Jermuk.

Feel the adrenaline while speeding with ziplines

Enjoy the fascinating views of mountains and forests while flying with "Yell Extreme Park" (in Yenokavan) & "Zip line Tsaghkadzor".
Since late 2017, you also have the chance to fly over Yerevan with "Yerevan Zipline Airlines", pass underneath Davtashen Bridge, over speed up to 120 - 130 km/h but never get caught by the Police. 

Ski in Armenian Highland almost 6 months of the year

In addition to ski resorts operating for about 4 months per year, there are dozens of destinations for ski touring all around Armenia, where the snow is preserved until the end of May.
Several ski touring teams and individual guides are committed and equipped to make your dream come true! 

Get acquainted with the Armenian culture & traditions

Festivals such as the Wine Festival are organized all year round, where you will have the chance to taste amazing food and drinks, learn to dance Armenian folk dances, and prepare Armenian lavash.

Participate in summer camps

You and your kids have the opportunity to participate in summer camps or do volunteering in Armenia. In addition to Armenian Sport & Cultural organizations which hold annual camps for their members, wether you are Armenian or not, TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and other institutions organize open courses & programs.

Live broadcast your trip

Celular & internet (3G, 4G) connection are available almost everywhere in Armenia. You will be able to keep updating your friends all around the World even from the middle of nowhere.

Enjoy the hospitality

Armenians will ask you in to their homes to taste food & drinks and will also share their bed for a night-stay even if they've met you for the first time.

Well manage your family budget It is affordable to visit Armenia

You will get relatively low-price but high quality services especially when it is all about nutrition, intercity transportation, accommodation - in case you go for high quality B&B's, and different fees you will have to pay during your trip. 

See the oldest proofs of civilization

You will have the chance to see objects excavated from different regions of Armenia which are known as proofs presence of of early civilization in Armenia. Here is a list of World's 10 oldest objects from Armenia: 
Leather shoe - 5500 y/o; Space observatory - 7500 y/o; Human brain - 6000 y/o; Wagons - 4000 y/o; Skirt - 5900 y/o; Wine making facility - 6100 y/o; Metal smelting facility - 6000 y/o; Stone age tools - 325000 y/o; Depictions of agriculture - 7500 y/o; Artifacts for war horses - 4500 y/o

Trek all around the Armenian Highland and discover the untouched nature

Armenia's untouched nature is awaiting to be explored. Trek Armenia all year round, however, be prepared with all the required gear. Do not forget to let a local friend infomed about your trip plan for ease of communication, support, search & rescue.

Enjoy the night life

Yerevan is the city which never sleeps specially in spring & summer time. The cafes, restaurants and bars are always crowded, however be sure that you will surely find somewhere to spend time, and meet up with people from all around the World.

Get amazed with the integration of the old & the new

Besides the ancient architecture well preserved all around Armenia, new infrastructures are being developed with modern approaches. Cascade Stairway in Yerevan and Wings of Tatev aerial tramway are among those modern infrastructures attracting thousands of local & incoming tourists all year round.

Meet your 'dream' guide(s)

You will meet and make friend with the most enthusiastic alpinists, mountaineers and athletes who are committed to take you out to take you off the road and assure a real adventure!

Get hand-crafted souvenirs

You will be amazed with the diversity of souvenirs; Armenian carpets, crafted symbols along with the Armenian cognac will make you recall good memories of your trip to Armenian Highland.

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

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