Armenia

Landlocked Armenia, located in Asia Minor at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, is a remarkable but sometimes overlooked country that should be on your travel wish list. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and littered with ancient monasteries and historical sites; it's easy to see how this small country captures the hearts of its visitors.

Armenia's landscapes offers never ending beauty. You can find everything from deserts to woodlands to alpine zones, with diverse geography including high mountain peaks and lush valleys, striking rock formations and scenic canyons, rapids, rivers, waterfalls and mineral springs. And with over 4,000 historical monuments scattered throughout the scenic countryside, Armenia is often referred to as an open air museum.

Journey through Armenia's lush rolling valleys; trek the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus; and follow the course of the gorgeous Debed River to see stone villages, medieval Christian art and the World Heritage Listed monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat.

Marvel at the incredible ruins of Ani, the former capital of the Armenian kingdom; sample local wines in Arneli village, Armenia's wine capital; and soak up the ambiance of Dilijan, a resort town set deep in the forests of Dilijan National Park.

Stroll the tree-lined boulevards of Yerevan, enjoying the museums, monuments and high fashions of Armenia's charming capital; and visit the city's fascinating Manuscript Museum, one of the world's largest collections of ancient documents.

Join us as we cross into beautiful Armenia on our Iran to Istanbul via Georgia and Armenia departure!


 

Our all inclusive approach

Our Armenia adventures are great value for money featuring quality, boutique accommodation and private, air conditioned transport. We also include all site entry fees, allowing you to simply soak in the essence of Armenia without having to worry about taking large sums of money with you.

Authentic experiences

A land of rugged mountains and extinct volcanoes, Armenia has proudly maintained its ancient identity throughout its colourful and tragic history. Our adventures provide genuine insight to the culture as we explore its many museums, ancient buildings and monuments in the capital city of Yerevan.

Experienced local guides

Our local Armenia team will assist you with all border crossings, meal recommendations and shopping tips as they provide expert commentary about their country's history, traditions and society. Their welcoming nature and eagerness to share their country with you ensure that your trip is memorable.


 

Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Guesthouses

We use quality guesthouses that have been picked for their charm. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

The official currency of Armenia is the Dram (AMD), which is divided into 100 lumas.

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, the airport as well as many hotels, with US dollars and EURO the most widely recognised and easily changed. Although, notes should be in good condition without tears.

Credit cards are not widely accepted other than in some large hotels and restaurants.

It is advisable to carry plenty of small change in local currency as shops and markets will often not have change.

International Dialing Code

+374

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Armenia is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are required for passport holders from the following countries.

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

This visa can be obtained on arrival in Armenia. Please complete the application form provided in your confirmation kit and carry it with you for presentation on arrival in Armenia.

UK and US citizens shall be exempt from the visa requirement for travel and are entitled to stay in Armenia without a visa within a period of up to 90 to 180 days per year.

For this UK & US citizen exemption, the traveller must:

Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with two blank visa pages

Hold proof of sufficient funds in the form of a bank statement or cash

Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets

Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip

Hold all documents required for the next destination

Hold a visa for the next destination, if applicable

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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