Armenia Selim Caravanserai2
Armenia Selim Caravanserai3
Armenia Selim Caravanserai

The Selim Pass road links the provinces of Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor through the Vardenis mountain range, but the main attraction is the Selim Caravanserai, just past the highest point. Built in 1332, this hall and domed chapel once housed weary travellers, but today is an excellent picnic spot with beautiful views over the Yeghegis Valley.

17 days

Classic Caucasus

Explore the best of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Baku (1 days) Mount Yanar Dag (1) Sheki (1) Kakheti region (2) Tbilisi (2) Rabati Fortress (1) Kutaisi (2) Dilijan National Park (1) Selim Pass (1) Tatev Monastery (1) Yerevan (4)
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18 days

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan hiking

Hike ancient forests, mountain lakes and waterfalls
Yerevan (1 days) Southern Armenia (1) Selim Pass (1) Lake Sevan (1) Dilijan National Park (1) Lastiver (1) Khevsureti region (2) Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (2) Kakheti region (1) Sheki (1) Lahij (2) Baku (4)
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11 days

Hike Armenia and Georgia

Explore picture-perfect hiking trails in the mountains
Yerevan (1 days) Southern Armenia (1) Lake Sevan (1) Dilijan National Park (1) Lastiver (1) Tbilisi (1) Khevsureti region (2) Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (2) Tbilisi (1)
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21 days

Overlanding through the Caucasus

Travel beyond the ordinary in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia
Baku (3 days) Mount Yanar Dag (1) Lahij (1) Sheki (1) Kakheti region (3) Tbilisi (2) Kutaisi (2) Dilijan National Park (1) Selim Pass (1) Tatev Monastery (1) Yerevan (5)
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  • Yerevan

    Yerevan

    Check out Yerevan’s art scene by climbing The Cascade staircase that connects downtown Yerevan with the museum district...
  • Dilijan National Park

    Dilijan National Park

    Northern Armenia’s Dilijan National Park is home to hiking trails where you can see bears, wolves and several species of eagle...
  • Lake Sevan

    Lake Sevan

    At 1,900m above sea level, the vast Lake Sevan is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world...
  • Mount Aragats

    Mount Aragats

    Aragats is the highest mountain in Armenia, offering adventurous hikers a challenging climb...
  • Lori Province

    Lori Province

    Armenia’s rich religious history means it has a plethora of churches and religious buildings...
  • Southern Armenia

    Southern Armenia

    Southern Armenia is full of rugged beauty, with deep gorges and forested canyons...
  • Tatev Monastery

    Tatev Monastery

    The 9th-century Tatev Monastery was a centre of spiritual enlightenment and home to more than 600 monks at one point...
  • Lastiver

    Lastiver

    In a remote corner of a picturesque gorge, surrounded by waterfalls, lies the Lastiver caves, where locals from the nearby village of Yenokavan sought refuge from Mongol invaders in the 13 century...

Where to go in Armenia

Our recommended places

Yerevan

Yerevan

Check out Yerevan’s art scene by climbing The Cascade staircase that connects downtown Yerevan with the museum district. Each level hosts a different installation and views over the city.

Dilijan National Park

Dilijan National Park

Northern Armenia’s Dilijan National Park is home to hiking trails where you can see bears, wolves and several species of eagle. However, it’s the 10th-century Haghartsin Monastery in Dilijan town that attracts visitors for its unique Armenian architecture.

Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan

At 1,900m above sea level, the vast Lake Sevan is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. Head to the quieter eastern side to escape the crowds.

Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats

Aragats is the highest mountain in Armenia, offering adventurous hikers a challenging climb. Start your hike at the mountain lake of Kari (3,200m), ascending to the southern peak at 3,887m. Summitting takes around three hours, with the entire trek lasting approximately eight hours — but the views are well worth it.

Lori Province

Lori Province

Armenia’s rich religious history means it has a plethora of churches and religious buildings. The 10th-century, UNESCO-listed Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries are among the most popular religious centres in the country.

Southern Armenia

Southern Armenia

Southern Armenia is full of rugged beauty, with deep gorges and forested canyons. Visit the famous, two-storied Noravank Monastery for peaceful solitude, the ancient Areni Cave complex to see evidence of the world’s oldest winery, and the village of Vernashen for hiking.

Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery

The 9th-century Tatev Monastery was a centre of spiritual enlightenment and home to more than 600 monks at one point. Today, you can see frescoes and carvings at Surp Poghos-Petros Church and join the faithful at the newer Surp Grigor Church.

Lastiver

Lastiver

In a remote corner of a picturesque gorge, surrounded by waterfalls, lies the Lastiver caves, where locals from the nearby village of Yenokavan sought refuge from Mongol invaders in the 13 century. Inside the caves, you can see carvings and sculptures, before hiking in the dense forest.

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