Date: 12.10
Starting Time: 16:00
Duration: 5-6 hours
Starting Point: Mariott Hotel, Yerevan, 1 Amiryan St.

Stop 1
Today our first stop will be lake Kari. An ancient legend says that once the mountains Ararat and Aragats stood nearby and were loving sisters. But once they argued, failing to decide which of them is taller and more beautiful. The wise Maruta mount tried to reconcile the sisters, but all her attempts were in vain. Desperate, she cursed them: the mountains were separated from each other. From grief on the top of Aragats mount a whole lake of tears appeared. The lake still exists today, and its name is “Kari Lich”, which is translated as “Stone Lake”. The lake is located quite high on the slope of Mount Aragats. For most of the year, snow does not melt here, so the water in Kari Lake is always very cold. It is located at an altitude of 3200 meters and most of the time is surrounded by snow, so the water in the lake is quite cold.

Stop 2
Then we will visit Amberd fortress, which reflects the severity and splendor of the surrounding mountains. The medieval architecture monument was constructed as a secure fortress and later became the residence of the Pahlavuni noble Armenian family. It has been built of huge slabs of basalt. The walls are up to 4 m thick. Archeologists were amazed when they found countless underground passages here. Visitors also can see another interesting sight next to Amberd fortress – Vahramashen church, which was constructed by Armenian commander Vahram Pahlavuni.

Stop 3
The Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, located on the slopes of Mt. Aragats, is perhaps the one scientific institution that has put Armenia on the international map in terms of scientific prestige and prominence. Owned and operated by the Academy of Sciences of Armenia, the observatory has a rich and interesting history we’d like to share with our readers.Named in honor of the world-famous astrophysicist Viktor Ambartsumian, the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory is one of the five units of the academy’s Division of Physics and Astrophysics.

The Price Includes:

✓ Transportation services ✓ English speaking guide services ✓ Entry fees for Amberd fortress ✓ Star Observing ✓ Bottled water p/p p/d

The Price Excludes:

✓ Meals
✓ Any extra fees
✓ Museum tickets

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The Price per person is 18,500 AMD