Private Tour to Lake Sevan, Sevanavank, Haghartsin Monastery and Parz Lake
Armenia is a popular destination for nature-based tourism. People looking forward to experiencing natural scenery, through outdoor activities while caring about the sustainability and the impact on the environment of these activities, will find their happy place in Armenia.
Private Tour to Lake Sevan
A monastic complex Sevanavank
Dilijan, otherwise referred to as ”Armenian Switzerland”
Beauty of Armenia: Lake Parz
A driver (guide)
Pick-up and drop-off
Transportation by a/c vehicle
Haghartsin monastery, situated in the woodlands of Tavush region, represents an indescribable example of a blend of nature with architecture. It was founded in the 10-11th centuries, though new buildings were added in the 12-13th centuries. Now it consists of St. Grigor, St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), St. Stepanos churches and some other buildings. The refectory, due to its skillful architectural composition, is of great interest. Near Haghartsin there used to grow a huge oak tree, almost at the age of the monastery, completing the whole scene. Unfortunately, only a small part of the hollow has remained till the present day, however, it is still of much interest among the visitors, and preserves the tradition, according to which, when one makes a wish and at the same time manages to pass through the tree (hollow), it is expected to come true in the nearest future.
Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia, and one of the most charming lakes in the Caucasus. This natural wonder is located in a huge thicket of mountains at an altitude of 1916 meters above sea level. The water is transparent and pure as, according to legend, only stars and gods drank from it.
On the northwestern part of the lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, there is a prominent monument of Armenian early medieval architecture - the Sevanavank Monastery.
Parz lake is surrounded by forests. The water in the lake is clear, greenish; the forest comes close to the shoreline, and the powerful trees leaning toward the lake are reflected in its mirror-like smoothness. According to legend, a newlywed couple died in this lake. Since then, it has become a tradition to come to Lake Parz after the marriage ceremony to honor the memory of the lost couple.