“Zvartnots” International Airport.
Breakfast at the hotel. Yerevan City tour: main streets, the Republic Square, the Opera house, the monument, Matenadaran- the oldest depository of ancient manuscripts and a research institute. Trip to Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of Armenians. Afterwards, you will be guided to the ruins of the temple of Zvartnots (VII c.) which is a masterpiece of the Armenian architecture. Holy Echmiadzin and the Temple of Zvartnots are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ride back to Yerevan. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. A tour to Geghard, another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, entirely carved out of a mountain, will be followed by a visit to the magnificent “temple of the Sun” in Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, where you can admire the unique mosaic baths and ruins of the Royal palace. There will also be stop at “Charents Arch” with a stunning view to Mount Ararat. Ride back to Yerevan. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Yerevan Color Run. In the early morning all runners will gather in the Hamalir Complex area, have an energetic fitness warm-up, and get ready for the most exciting marathon. The thousands of runners will be doused from head to toe in absolutely harmless brights colors along the entire route, so you will not recognize yourself and your friends, when you guys hit the finish line! This is an entertaining marathon, so there will be no restrictions on the timing and rules. However, the first three men and three women will be awarded. The marathon will end with an incredible “Color Festival” party. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Parajanov Museum. Afterwards, you will be led through the plains of the Ararat valley to the magnificent monastery of Khor Virap, set against the backdrop of towering Mount Ararat. The monastery is a place of pilgrimage and is the site of the prison where St. Gregory the Illuminator (who brought Christianity to Armenia in 301 AD) was imprisoned. You will also visit Noravank – one of the most beautiful monasteries (10 -14 c.). Return back to Yerevan. Overnight.