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The TWO NEMRUTS: Pagan gods and Crater Lake, Tigranakert, Van (5 days)

The TWO NEMRUTS: Pagan gods and Crater Lake, Tigranakert, Van (5 days)

Tour Duration
5 days, 4 nights


Tour Brief
Antiochus, the king of Commagene in Upper Mesopotamia was the descendant of Alexander the Great on one side and Darius I one the other. His dream was to unite peoples and cultures of West and East. In a pantheon on Mount Nemrut for Zeus-Oromasdes, Tyche-Fortuna-Anahit, Heracles-Vahagn-Ares, Apollo-Mihr-Hermes he included his name and his huge statue for the admiration of future generations. There is an old volcano on the way to Van from Mush, it hosts an amazing crater lake also called Nemrut. The legend has it that King Nimrod's rock-cut throne was here. And of course the tour route includes Akhtamar Island, and towns of Tigranakert, Van, Bayazet, Ani and Kars.

Tours in Historical Wester Armenia,
Hamshen, Ararat Climb
 
  • Tour cost includes
    a) Quality hotel accommodations 3* and 4*,
    b) Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles (van, minibus, bus)
    c) Local tasty meals - half board (breakfast and late lunch),
    d) Entrance fees to cultural and historical monuments (including ferry boat to Akhtamar Island),
    e) Travel Insurance,
    f) Professional services of a multi-lingual Tour Guide who accompanies the group.
  • Hotels
    Mush
    Nemrut
    Van or Tatvan
    Bayazet or Kars

Tour Program:

Day1

Departure from Yerevan, passing the borders, excursion in Kars, Basen Valley and Shepherd's Bridge on Araks River, Bingol Mountains and Hinus Valley, arrival and overnight in the hotel in Mush.
Day2

Tour in Mush, Sulukh Bridge, Aratsani River/Eastern Euphrates River, Sasun Mountains, tour in Diarbekir, St. Kirakos Church, Euphrates and Tigris River. Arrival and overnight in hotel near Mount Nemrut.
Day3

Mount Nemrut Pantheon, Gigantic statues of pagan gods Anahita, Aramazda, Vahagn and others (UNESCO), the city of Tigranakert, the medieval bridge of Batman, the city of Bitlis. Overnight in hotel in Tatvan or Van.
Day4

Going up the Nemrut Volcano, where we will see the one of a kind Crater Lake Nemrun, 2nd largest in the world. Then downt toward Van Lake, Akhtamar Island, Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Church, Van Fortress, Van Cats, Berkri Waterfalls. Arrival and overnight in hotel in Bayazet or Kars.
Day5

Medieval Armenian capital Ani: Mother Cathedral, Churches of Holy Savior, Apostles, Tigran Honnents, Gagikashen, the city walls of Smbatashen, Ashotashen and a great number of other sites. Return to Yerevan.

Schedule

DaysStart DateEnd DatePriceStatus
516 Oct. 202020 Oct. 2020350 USD 290 USD
523 Oct. 202027 Oct. 2020350 USD 290 USD
530 Oct. 20203 Nov. 2020350 USD 290 USD

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