Why travel in Armenia?
Folded into 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 more than makes up for in beauty and culture. Ever since the Silk Road first connected east and west, Armenia’s vibrant dyes and famous carpets have been traded across continents. And 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: hunkered on mountaintops, perched beside lakes and clinging to lofty rockfaces.
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 through Armenia’s national parks, hidden waterfalls and mountain monasteries.
Coffee in Yerevan. A stylish, buzzing capital whose vibrant café culture and thriving contemporary arts scene are putting this 1700 year old city on the map.
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 fond of the odd toast.
Embark on a Silk Road Adventure
We don’t currently offer any dedicated Armenia tours, but we do offer plenty of other tours to the Caucasus. These include Georgia and Azerbaijan in the Footsteps of Joanna Lumley, Georgia by Off- Road Motorcycle and our Tailor-made: Silk Road Odyssey. We also offer in depth tailor-made holidays to the whole region.
We love 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.
Photos courtesy of Tom Allen.