Why travel in Armenia?
At the heart of the Caucasus, Armenia is a country of mountain-top churches, stone-carved khackhars and delicious dolma.
For what it lacks in size, Armenia punches above its weight when it comes to culture. Ever since the highways of the Silk Road were being trodden between east and west, its vibrant dyes and famous carpets were crossing continents.
With its snowy mountains, volcanic ridges and grassy highlands, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this country was carved by the hand of God.
Things to do in Armenia
Take a church pilgrimage. Unsurprisingly, the world’s first Christian nation takes churches very seriously. You’ll find them everywhere: mountaintops, lakes and rockfaces. We mean it.
Strap up your boots. Tom Allen, our friend and co-founder of the pioneering Trans-Caucasian Trail, is transforming Armenia into a world-class trekking destination. International hikers are making trails along Armenia’s Canyon Railway, hidden waterfalls and mountain monasteries.
Coffee in Yerevan. A stylish, buzzing capital. Even though its 1,700 years old, Yerevan doesn’t feel it. Its vibrant café culture and buzzing contemporary arts scene are keeping out the cobwebs.
Break bread with the locals. We know, we’re always going on about how friendly the people are in the Caucasus – but they make travel in Armenia rewarding. Proud of their country, these people are kind, generous-spirited and very good at drinking.
Embark on a Silk Road Adventure
We don’t currently have any dedicated Armenia tours running at the moment, but have plenty of live ones in the Caucasus. These include Georgia by Off- Road Motorcycle and our Tailor-made: Silk Road Odyssey.
We are always interested in crafting tailor-made tours from scratch. If you want us to organise personalised tour to Armenia for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
With photos courtesy of Tom Allen.