Northern Armenia


Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia is approximately 125 Km north west of the capital, Yerevan. The historic Kumayri area has many beautiful old buildings.

Mt Aragats

The highest mountain in Armenia, at 4,090 m, Mt Aragats is an extinct volcano and even visible from Yerevan. For non experienced climbers, the southern peak can be reached on a day hike. There is much to see in the area, including Amberd Fortress which dates back to the 10th Century.

Debed Canyon

Debed Canyon is a wonderful place to visit on a tour of Armenia. Apart from the stunning scenery, there are two World Heritage listed monasteries; Sanahin and Haghpat.


Stepenavan is a city located in the Lori region of Armenia. Just outside the city are the ruins of Lori Fortress which was constructed in the 11th century.  It’s thick walls were also protected by rivers and cliffs and was the main structure of the Tashir-Dzoraget kingdom. Also close to Stepenaven is Stepenavan Dendropark, a 35 hectare arboretum which has a collection of trees and plants from all over the world.


The spa town of Dilian situated within Dilijan National Park which has a huge variety of flora and fauna including bears, wolf, lynx and deer. The area is incredibly beautiful and  often referred to as “Little Switzerland”. Sharambeyan Street, in the centre of Dilijan is a preserved part of the old town with traditional craft shops.

Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia actually covers a sixth of the country’s territory. It is situated an an altitude of 1,900 m. The lake contains a number of fish species including trout as well as crayfish. The landscape around the lake is quite beautiful and perfect for photography.