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Vorotan River Canyon

Vorotan River Canyon

Vorotan Canyon is located in Syunik Region. The canyon seems to be particularly amazing because…

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Martiros Saryan House-Museum

Martiros Saryan House-Museum

House-Museum of the great artist of the XX century-Martiros Sarian (1880-1972) was built in Yerevan…

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Oshakan Village

Oshakan Village

Oshakan is well known among pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  However, it is most…

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Tours

Fascinating Mountains

Fascinating Mountains

7 Days from 561 EUR

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Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Havuts Tar Monastery

Also called Havuts Tar Vank, the monastery is situated on a promontory across the Azat river valley located in Kotayk Region. The monastery dates to the 11th-13th centuries. It has an easy access from Khosrov State Reserve that is along the Garni Canyon. To hike there one should take the eastern side of the reserve entrance straight to the monastic complex. The Havuts Tar Trail will take you to the ruins of the monastery and the khachkars around. Walking further across the trail you will meet the walled fortification of the early medieval monastery. The trail ends with a small chapel and three impressive khachkars. The monastery is known to have had a brief visit during October 1734 by Abraham Kretatsi during the time while he was serving the Catholicos Abraham II. He brought a monk as a guide and spent two days there while on his pilgrimage to a number of churches and monasteries across Armenia.

 

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