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Haghpat Monastery, Sanahin Monastery, Akhtala Fortress


12-13 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people


Armenian, English, Russian


this individual tour is assigned from 1 to 4 people price 588000 amd . from 4 to 6 people price 91200 amd.

During this long-lasting and engaging private tour first visit is foreseen at the majestic 10th century monastery Haghpat, where at the end of the 18th century the famous ashug Sayat-Nova lived and created. On your next stop at Sanahin monastery, you will join the 10th century skilfulness of the masters, who made such a peculiar architectural decision – thus, preventing the destruction of the complex from possible earthquakes. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List and are considered as "gems" of Lori provice. And last you are going to see the magnificent Akhtala monastery, comprised of three churches, located in the territory of the eponymous fortress. After this trip true inspiration is never going to leave you!


Haghpat Monastery
Haghpat Monastery

Situated not far from Sanahin, Haghpat monastery has its significant place in the historical and cultural life of Armenia. It was built during the reign of king Ashot Bagratuni. Numerous valuable manuscripts and miniature paintings have been produced in the scriptorium of Haghpat for many centuries. In the 18th century the famous Armenian bard Sayat-Nova u sed to live and create in this monastery. The belfry with its unique architectural composition is of stunning interest. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

Sanahin Monastery
Sanahin Monastery

The monastery of Sanahin is on the right bank of Debed river. This architectural complex consists of several churches, seminary, book depository. The building of the seminary, which connects St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) and Allsaviour churches, was from the outset built to make the edifices more earthquake-resistant. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

Akhtala Fortress
Akhtala Fortress

The Akhtala fortress is situated in Lori district. It is constructed on a plateau resembling a peninsula, surrounded with deep gorges from three sides. In the 10th century the masons could exactly derive benefit from the nature in order to make the fortress more fortified. The fortress is strengthened with huge ramparts and there are two pyramid-shaped watchtowers, rising above from both sides of the main entrance. The monastery of Akhtala, comprised of three churches, is in the territory of the fortress.


  • Comfortable car with an experienced driver
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
  • Extra stops on the route upon request
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Food
  • Specialized experienced guide
  • We can provide a lunch box upon request


Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location


Is the tour safe and comfortable?

For the safety and comfort of tourists the high quality buses with air conditioner, TV, comfortable seats, and first air supplies, are chosen. Thanks to the skilled drivers you will have no worries about the route.
The best hotels in each town are chosen for overnight.

What about the guide’s knowledge level?

The guide gives detailed information about the places of interests included in the tour

Is the deviation from the route possible?

Tour is mainly organized according to the route. There may be exceptions only in case of agreement among the group members if there is a wish to visit the places not far from the route. Otherwise, visits to other places with the guide are possible to arrange with additional payment.

Where can I buy souvenirs?

Souvenirs can be purchased in Vernissage, which is located in the centre of Yerevan, near the Republic Square. Numerous traditonal and contemporary art exhibits are sold here. There are also many other souvenir shops on Abovyan and Tumanyan streets.

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