Landlocked Armenia in Caucasia is a cultural and political lynchpin of Asia and Europe. With a history going back more than 4,000 years, Armenia is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. Found in the emerald hills of the Armenian Highlands, Armenia has been shaped in the crucible of a tumultuous past — both in ancient and recent history — and it has left a mark on the people and the nation itself. Following World War I and the Armenian genocide, world powers sought to divide up the Ottoman Empire and drew boundaries for the new Armenian republic, but only a few years later in 1922, the Red Army of the USSR would annex Armenia until 1991, when Armenia officially declared its statehood. The Armenia of today is a proud nation with a distinct language and a deep and abiding Christian history, and the nation’s geography and heritage have made it a growing destination for international travelers. Hiking and nature tourism attract people from around the world, as are a number of mountain resorts catering to high-end travelers. In addition to its status as a hotbed for crossroads cultural immersion, Armenia has a burgeoning extreme sports and adventure travel scene, including paragliding, spelunking, mountaineering, and helicopter tours through the mountains.
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Experience the highlights of Armenia on this 7-day journey which takes you from city to lake to plains to dramatic mountains and cliffs. This ancient country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe offers some of the world’s most impressive churches and monasteries, an enduring wine culture, and rich cultural heritage and traditions.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,400
Essential Caucasus: Two Weeks in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Adventure through the Caucasus on this two-week road trip that explores Armenia’s ancient churches, Georgia’s towering peaks, Azerbaijan’s colorful traditions and all the stunning diverse landscapes and intriguing history in between.
- 14 days / 13 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $13,100
Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
Golden Palace Hotel Yerevan
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Weather in Armenia
Asia’s diverse weather patterns and seasonal events means you’ll need an expert to help guide you.
- The best times to visit Yerevan are May to June and September to October when the weather is warm but mild and most days are sunny.
- Armenia’s climate is continental with four seasons and plenty of sunshine year-round throughout the country. Most of the country has a dry, high-altitude climate except for verdant rainy pockets along the Lesser Caucasus range.
- Springs are short with cool temperatures ranging from 45F to 66 F in Yerevan. Rain is fairly abundant in the mountains, making for a remarkably lush countryside, while the south is typically dryer. Autumns are long and noted for pleasant weather with brightly colored landscapes and an abundance of autumn fruits.
- The temperatures differ greatly between winter and summer and are even more marked in the high altitudes. Summers are dry with plenty of sunshine, and can be harsh. In Yerevan, temperatures hover around 91F in August, while in the mountainous north, temperatures are cooler and can fall sharply at night. Lake Sevan is best visited during the summer months of June to September. Winters are extremely cold, with heavy snow and temperatures dipping below 32F.
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With epic landscapes and lore that is ancient, complex, and tragic, Armenia offers a visceral historic bonanza that takes in some of Christianity’s most sacred symbols.
Garni: The Roman Temple in Armenia
Garni’s first century Roman-style temple just east of the capital of Yerevan has become one of the country’s most famous sites – and for good reason.
Armenia: Here Be Dragons
In both mythology and in the landscape, dragons are an important part of mythology and history in Armenia. Ancient gods and monolith builders believed that, in Armenia, here be dragons — or rather vishaps.