Private Tour: Aragats (Lake Kari), Alphabet Monument, Amberd FortressSale - Online Only!
Comfortable vehicles with air conditioning (1-3 pax – sedan, 4-7 pax – minivan, 8-19 pax – minibus)
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Bottled water provided
Free Wi-Fi on board
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior the tour
On the way we will have a stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it. Armenian is not only a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.
The tour will take you to the Amberd fortress, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia. In the 13th century, the Zakaryan noble family started the liberation of Armenia from the Seljuk Turks from this very fortress. The name “Amberd” originates from the fact that the fortress is located at the altitude of 2300m above the sea level, translating as “Fortress in the Clouds”.
The lake Kari is also located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Looking straight across from the lake’s shore, you will see the Biblical Mount Ararat. The word “Kari” translates as “Stone”, with the name “Stone Lake” originating from Armenian folklore; it is believed that the lake was formed and maintained by stone rivers called “qurum”.
Starting time and place: at request
Possible languages: English, Russian. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible.