Delica Off-Road Tour in Armenia
9 nights/10 days

What is Delica?

jhMitsubishi Delica is a comfortable car with 6+1 seats, which greatly expresses itself both in city and off road situations. Because of its engine and chassis, especially designed for off road conditions, Delica does not stop on mountain, forest and other bumpy roads. It can satisfy tourists with different preferences. It’s furnished with air-conditioning system, microphone, trunk, sunshade umbrella, to secure the comfort rest of the tourists during the tour breaks.

Day 1

 

Arrival

Excursion in Yerevan, visit Matenadaran, where ancient manuscripts are exhibited, Genocide Memorial, etc.

Lunch, dinner and overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 2

 

Garni Temple – Garni Gorge – Geghard – Geghard Plato

kThe participants will depart to Garni Temple, the only temple preserved from pagan times (1st century). After the temple tour the cars will transfer the participants to the Azat river gorge, where they will see and admire the Symphony of Stones. After lunch the participants will visit Geghard Monastery (4-13th century), which is a unique architectural example of cave churches. After walking-around tour of the monastery the participants will be transferred by cars to the Geghard Plato to admire the grandeur of the gorge.

Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

Route length – 100 km

Off road route length – 15 km

Duration – 8-9 hours

 

Day 3

 

Yerevan – Noravanq – Smbataberd – Tsakhats Kar – Hermon

lkThe participants depart to Vayots Dzor marz, firstly visit Areni Wine Factory, followed by an excursion in Noravanq monastery complex. After lunch the off road uplift to Smbataberd starts, which is one of the biggest defensive strongholds of mid-century Armenia. After walk around tour of Smbataberd the participants will move to the Tsakhats Kar monastery, which is located on the opposite hill of the stronghold. In the evening in Shatin village the participants will have an opportunity to view with binoculars the bezoar goats, registered in the red book, freely walking in the nature.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel Hermon

Route length – 300 km

Off road route length – 16 km

Duration – 10 hours

 

Day 4

 

lHermon – Ukhtasar Petroglips – Sisian

During the journey to one of the miracles of Syunyats World – Ukhtasar the participants will see thousands of petroglips carved by pre-human beings with stone tools, which are dated 6-7000 BC.

Lunchbox, dinner and overnight in Sisian.

Route length – 150 km

Off road route length – 60 km

Duration – 8 hours

 

Day 5


Sisian – Old Harjis Settlement – Vorotan Gorge (Canyon) – Tatev – Barzravan – Goris

llThe participants will depart to Old Harjis settlement, which is one of the oldest villages of Vorotan gorge. It is distinguished with its buildings, unique cross-stones (khachkars), gravestones, as well as the breathtakingly beautiful gorge. After Harjis the participants will visit Tatev, travelling to the monastery by the world’s longest ropeway Tatever. After the walk around tour of the monastery and lunch the participants will continue the off road tour to Barzravan village. The whole route passes through the Vorotan gorge and differs with its unique beauty.

Dinner and overnight in Goris.

Route length – 110 km

Off road route length – 30 km

Duration – 11 hours

 

Day 6

 

Khndzoresk – Hunot Canyon – Shushi

oThe participants depart to Artsakh, on the way they visit the old cave settlement of Khndzoresk. After checking in the hotel in Shushi they start a city walking tour to the fortress, St. Amenaprkich church, Jdrduz (canyon). If desired, the participants can hike to the Hunot canyon and admire the beauty of waterfalls called Zontikner (the length of the hiking route – 5 km, 2-3 hours).

Route type – off road

Route length – 140 km

Off road route length – 10 km

Duration – 8 hours

 

Day 7


Shushi – Stepanakert – Gandzasar – Dadivanq

yFrom Shushi the participants depart to Stepanakert, the capital city of the Republic of Artsakh. After city walking tour the road will continue to the monument called “We and our mountains”, later Gandzasar monastery (130th century), which is registered among the top 7 Armenian architectural creations. After Gandzasar the participants will travel to Dadivanq (4-14th century). The road lays through Tartar river gorge, which differs with its magnificent rocks and forests. Overnight stay in tents, near Dadivanq, on the shore of Tartar river.

Route length – 160 km

Off road route length – 0 km

Duration – 9 hours

 

Day 8

 

kkDadivanq – Zaur Hot Water Springs – Armaghan – Sevan

The participants depart to Zaur hot water springs, which is a hot mineral water geyser. The participants will have an opportunity to swim in the basin. After lunch they will continue the road to Sevan. Dependent on time availability, it’s also possible to drive up to the Armaghan mountain, which has a crater lake on its summit.

Dinner and overnight in Sevan.

Route length – 230 km

Off road route length – 50 km

Duration – 10 hours

 

Day 9

 

Sevan – Bjni – Yerevan

uuThe participants will depart to Sevanavanq, after walking around tour they will move to Bjni. Here the participants will go up to Mayravanq by cars, from where an amazing view opens on Geghama mountains, Ararat mountain etc. In Bjni after walking tour around the fortress and the church the participants will travel back to Yerevan.

Dinner and overnight in Yerevan.

Route length – 80 km

Off road route length – 20 km

Duration – 7 hours

 

Day 10

 

Transfer to the Airport

 

 SERVICES:

  • Transport (Mitsubishi Delica)
  • Overnight stay in hotels and tents
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Guide
  • A bottle of water daily

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