Category Archives: North Armenia

Amasia: Reasons to Check Out Shirak’s Most Colorful Village

Things to do in Amasia, Armenia - Shirak Marz-8

Amasia is not particularly a place that comes to mind for most travelers visiting Armenia, but the small village in Shirak is definitely worth a pit-stop on a Lake Arpi journey or if you’re looking for day trips from Gyumri. This is a quick guide detailing a few reasons to stop by colorful Amasia and […]

How to Go Rafting in Armenia in 2021 (+ What to Expect)

Rafting in Armenia in the Debed River

Did you know that one of the coolest activities in the Caucasus is rafting in Armenia? This guide tells you why to go, what to expect, and more! We often mention in our blog that Armenia is not only a county with ancient history, monuments, and fabulous churches but it is also a paradise for […]

Sanahin Monastery: What to Know Before Visiting + Useful Tips

Sanahin Monastery in Armenia

Do you love visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Then you will definitely love visiting Sanahin Monastery in Northern Armenia! Sanahin Monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia and this guide details how to visit it, why you should, and a brief history of Sanahin! Simply looking for the best tours to Sanahin? […]

Visiting Haghpat Monastery: History, Tips, & How to Get There

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Are you looking to visit one of Armenia’s best UNESCO World Heritage sites? This guide discusses everything you need to know about visiting Haghpat Monastery in the north of Armenia. If you are planning to discover the gorgeous North of Armenia, then the ancient architectural masterpiece of Haghpat Monastery Complex must be on your list […]

5 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Odzun (+ What to Do There)

Visit Odzun - Best things to do in Odzun, Armenia-14

Are you looking to travel to one of the most beautiful places in Northern Armenia? This is a guide of reasons to visit Odzun, one of the best weekend getaways in Armenia. If you’re simply on the hunt for a tour to Odzun, here are the top-rated tours from both Yerevan and Tbilisi to Odzun. […]

How to Visit Lake Arpi National Park (and Why You Should!)

Lake Arpi National Park in Armenia

Lake Arpi National Park was one of those places that was on my ‘Armenian bucket list’.  The remoteness of the lake and park, in addition to my minuscule knowledge about Shirak, added to its appeal and I had hoped that one day I’d make it up that way. In July, Aram and I planned a […]