Hello, I am an Armenian American college student who will be studying abroad in Yerevan this Summer. I will be working in Nor Geghi where I will most likely have to wear shorts due to the heat! I found discrepancies in the information online whether it was acceptable for women to wear shorts in Yerevan, I was wondering what the norm was?
Hello. My husband and I are Canadian team leaders for Habitat for Humanity. We are leading a team of 18 people to assist building affordable housing in Yerevan. The itinerary includes activities and tours for the group but we have an extra day to ourselves at the end of the project. We were thinking of renting a car for a day to drive to Garni so that we can have a relaxing day without a 'tour'. My Armenian contact recommends against this because there is no GPS and I assume we may have difficulties with the signage if they are only in Armenian characters. She suggests a taxi if we don't want a guide. Opinions on this? I understand that there is a gorge in the area and would like to do a short hike as well.
Does anybody know where I can book at Nagorno-Karabakh day tour (1 day), what this tour includes (what sights, places), where to book it (including the visa from Armenia) and the costs for 2 persons?
My hostel suggested a price of 60,000 Armenian Dram / 110 Euros only for the driver (2 persons) - is there a cheaper option??
I am considering a trip to Armenia and Georgia during early August this year.
We will fly in to Yerevan, and stay there for three or four nights. We will then go to Lake Sevan for a couple of days and later visit Haghpat and Sanahin Monestaries on our way to Georgia. We will travel by minibus and taxi.
I have done some googling regarding Lake Sevan to fins the nicest beach and how long to stay, but I do not find any good articles. One is mentioning Shorzha, which looks nice but is on the eastern coast of the lake, and Tsovagyugh which is hard to judge from the Google pictures but is situated close to Sevan city.
Can anyone recommend a nice village with a nice beach, preferably on the north-west part of Lake Sevan? We are two grown-ups, and more into picturesque villages than big resorts with water land etc. Also, what is the water temperature and air temperature like in August? Any hotel recommendations? Should we book accommodation in advance, or will we find it when we get there?
Tufenkian Avan Marak in Tsapatagh looks as the kind of accomondation that we would enjoy, but Tsapatagh is a bit more far from Sevan and our other plans. But if it is worth going there, we would consider it.
We do also consider staying a night in Dilijan and/or Debed Canyon. Should we book accommodation in advance, or will we find it when we get there?
I know, lots of questions here, but finding information regarding Armenia online is not the easiest thing.
I would like to ask about the best way to visit all 3 Caucausus countries - Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan - from Turkey. I will be traveling alone and would like to visit the must-sees and maybe including Nagorny-Karabach, if that is possible? (I know one has to do that after Azerbaijan). I am from Austria and would need to know about VISA formalities and how long it will take by public transport (I guess train?) to visit the most important cities and sights between Black and Caspian Sea?
Thank you for helpful responses and tips!
I wil be in Armenia from 7th to 14th Febrary 2015. One of the things I would like to do is to climb Aragac from easier, southern side. I plan to take a taxi from Asztarak and go to lake Kari. From there I would like to climb the peak. However, I am not sure what conditions are in the mountains in this time of year and if it is even doable. I am not an experienced hiker, the highest mountains I have climbed were just above 2000 meters. Does anyone know what is the weather like in the February, is it safe to go in the mountains during this time of the year, what kind of equipment apart from climbing-irons I have to take and how much time would it take to climb and go back (if it is doable).
Thanks for your answer in advance!
After searching , my friends and I decided to go to Armenia-Yerevan- for Christmas to get to know costumes of Christians.
I want to know where u recommend us to go for participating in different programs of Christmas. and I also want to know what will happens during 21st - 25th of December in Yerevan.
Our trip is starting on 21 st of December at 11 AM till 24 of December at 19.
I am planning to go Artsakh from Yerevan and on its way, would like to stop by Khor Virap and Noravank and finish at Stepanakert.
Would anyone know if this is possible to go by taxi?
Also, same thing I'd like to do on the way back from Stepanakert to Yerevan making few stops before I leave
Why you guys don't smoke weed in here?! It's the hardest place to get a smoke on earth :(
Is there any cloth optional beach at Sevan?
I would like to visit Armenia for 7-10 days in September 2014 and I am looking for an English-speaking driver who knows Armenia well. Can anyone recommend a driver for such a tour? Thank you!
I am a man planning to visit Armenia Yerevan next month. I am going alone and dont know about Yerevan. Can any please guide me how to plan preferably i am looking for a nice host there please.
Can I find a decent pet friendly apartment in the city center?
Hi, I'm going to be visiting Yerevan in June and wanted to know if anyone has any recommendations for gay-friendly bars in the city. Nothing crazy (I know it's not a hotspot) but someplace interesting, cool where I can feel comfortable since I'm a guy in his 30s traveling alone. Thanks!
We are planning to take the night train from Tbilisi to Yerevan on May 25th, arriving in Yerevan on the morning of May 26th. However, we have read conflicting information about the train schedule to and from Yerevan and we are unsure whether the evening train will be available on the 25th. Would anyone be able to confirm whether there is an evening train from Tbilisi to Yerevan every evening?
Many thanks in advance!
Hello people anyone can tell me where can I rent a car for my Caucasus trip? I'm going to visit Armenia, Azerbaijan, I need some good car rental company with accaptable prices and good cars :)
thank you for all oyur suggestions
I will be travelling to Yerevan in the last week of August 2014. My greatest interest is folk dance and/or national dance. I've been told the National group will not be performing in Yerevan during that week. Can someone tell me where I will find alternatives?
I wanted to ask, if a you are stopped by law enforcement in Armenia - If the policeman asks for money, should you pay him or her? Or should one say that you don't want to pay? Would not willing to pay bribry lead to severe trouble?
My family and me are planning a trip to Armenia. We would like to rent a car and drive ourselves.
First of all I would like from you to suggest some car rental companies like http://naniko.am in Yerevan.
Naniko has great prices but I am searching may be there are cheaper ones.
My second questions is about police. I have heard that post soviet union countries (instead of Georgia) has problems with police (GAI ? ). They are stopping foreigners just for no reason and ask money. Is it right or situation is changed?
My Name is Susan.I am a House Wife.I am planning to visit my friend on Oct 24th. I asked to many travels about visa procedure but they couldn't help me..What i need to visit Armenia??Did i need invitation letter???what i have to show in emigration???please help me as soon as possible.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the ATMs in Armenia (and Georgia as well) use only 4-digit pins, as is common in Europe?
I have been reading up on this subject and pretty much most travel forums are saying that ATMs in most European countries only accept 4-digit pins.
My bank in my country only issues 5 and 6 digits pins for ATM cards, so I hope to sort this out soon before I leave for Armenia in a week.
I have been living in both the UK and Australia in my life. I have been thinking of living in armenia for a year. I just see Armeia as a really ice but peaceful nation. One of my friends in Iran lived in Yerevan for 3 years so if he can do it i can do it
I once emailed the Armenian consulate in London asking for a visa but they told me goto armenia visa free (UK PASSPORT) and get a residence permit from the police office
I am asking anyone from europe that has lived in armenia for any length of time for any advice. How did you go with getting a job and working since rent isnt really that expensive (min 300 USD a month)
even if i couldnt work or not i would be happy to live in yerevan for 6 months in a house and do some traveling around the country (including NK) and visiting its Neighbours Georgia & Iran *(went there last year to visit a friend)
Hello all, i am visiting Armenia for just a few days in late August and am thinking of heading to Mount Aragats to climb it. Whilst i am an experienced 'walker', im not used to climbing so high (highest ive been is 2500m)
I have a few questions:
1) is it best to take a guide, is this possible, where from?
2) should i allow for any acclimitisation, or should i be fine if go slowly and do it in a day?
3) Are there clear paths or do i need a special OS hiking map?
Thanks, and any other advice much appreciated
hiii i m gng fr 15 days in armenia so can u pls tel wat would be weather conditions thre and what type of clothes to carry???
winters like woolens
or summers or semi woolens
pls tel temperature there
I will be traveling solo to Armenia for about a week this fall. I would love to hook up with a two or three day tour to see some of the country. In Istanbul there are tourist agencies on every corner. In Beirut I had to work hard to find even one. What are the odds of finding something in Yerevan? I don't want to book anything in advance if I don't have to. I prefer to be more spontaneous if possible. Thank you for any information you may have.
HI - well I am seriously considering going to Armenia, and soon (June) - I have been reading that there are very few cash distributors - ATMS in American - in the country. Is this true? Normally I simply rely on my card. Carrying large amounts of cash seems undesirable, and I would be staying at budget kind of places, the kind that normally don't take cards. Can anyone advise me on this? I would be staying several weeks, taking my time like I like to do. Thanks, Jean
HI - Armenia has been on my wish list for a while - and looking at online photos and info the other day, plus reading those warm, sweet replies (everyone likes Armenians it seems! :)) makes me want to go even more. However the best time for me would be the summer months, and I am really not happy in intense heat. I have even seen it advised to travel in spring or fall. However, the other one day one site said that is Yerevan it is quite hot, but up in the mountains etc it is pleasant. (That, however, was a tourist agency site!!) What is the truth? Also, my passion is traditional music and dance, and the Armenian variety is fabulous. When are the main festivals? Thanks so much, Jean
Is possible to buy armenian navigation maps for Garmin and where?
I live in Slovenia.
is it possible to stay at some place in Aparan? and do you know if there are some NGOs there?
I am Israeli and I have been planning to visit Armenia in the summer. I am just starting to plan the trip. I am debating whether I should sign up for a guided tour or just buy the airline tickets and visit sites on my own. I wanted to ask whether it is safe to travel in Armenia as a woman? Are there areas where women should not be walking around on their own? Where can I find this type of information about safety before I plan to visit a location?
Thank you so much!