Would you like to travel to Armenia? Join one of Shoestring's Armenia tours and experience this special country. Armenia is a land with some 200 rivers and about 100 picturesque lakes but none of the rivers are navigable because of the differences in altitude and the presence of rapids. Only 10% of Armenia sits lower than 1000 metres! You are certain to enjoy the beautiful and pristine mountain landscape during your tour of Armenia.
Religion plays an important role in Armenian life. Most of the population is Armenian-orthodox. During the Soviet period, church services were forbidden and priests and religious leaders prosecuted. For 70 years, the importance of religion was made almost invisible. When the Soviet Union fell apart, churches and monasteries were quickly rebuilt. Fortunately, the old traditions came back to life and you will discover for yourself the significance of religion during a tour in Armenia.
The charming capital of Yerevan will surely feature in your Armenia tour. Discover the central Republic Square before moving on to the modern Abovyan Street and relaxing at one of the many cafes. A trip up the High Cascade (a giant stairway) gives you superb views over the city below.
In Armenia you will see a number of monasteries in truly remarkable settings. Take for example the impossibly high Tatev monastery or the Noravank monastery, laid out against the striking red-orange rocks. From the Ararat Valley you have views of the famous Mount Ararat, the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest.
Looking for a destination with incredible scenery and an endearing, friendly local population? Then join one of Shoestring's Armenia tours!