8. 2-Day North of Armenia Tavush & Lori. Dilijan Ijevan & more
Day 1: Dilijan and Ijevan As the sun rises, we embark on a captivating journey to Dilijan, affectionately known as "Armenia's Little Switzerland." Our first stop takes us to the secluded Haghartsin Monastery, surrounded by lush forests that whisper ancient tales. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this hidden gem, adorned with intricate carvings and sacred chambers. But the adventure doesn't stop there. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush as we zip-line through Dilijan's treetops, capturing breathtaking views of nature's wonder below. Revitalize with a traditional Armenian lunch, savoring the rich flavors that reflect the country's culinary heritage. As the day unfolds, we set our course for Ijevan, where an exhilarating zip-line experience awaits. Feel the thrill as you glide through the air, embraced by the stunning landscapes of the region. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner, indulging in Ijevan's unique gastronomy. Retreat to your accommodation in Dilijan, nestled amid the embrace of nature, and let the tranquility of the surroundings envelop you. Day 2: Exploring Lori Wake up to a day filled with cultural wonders and historical treasures. Journey to Sanahin Monastery, a unesco World Heritage site, where medieval architecture and spiritual essence converge. Admire the intricate details of this ancient marvel and feel the connection to centuries of Armenian heritage. Our next stop takes us to Odzun Church in the picturesque village of Odzun. Behold the impressive structure that stands as a testament to Armenia's religious history, offering insights into its rich past. Savor a delightful Armenian lunch, enjoying the heartwarming flavors that reflect the diversity of Lori's culinary traditions. As the day draws to a close, return to Yerevan, carrying cherished memories of Dilijan, Ijevan, and Lori's beauty, history, and cultural richness.