Category Archives: Nature Activities

Arpa Protected Landscape: Escaping to the Land of Bezoar Goats

Arpa Protected Landscape in Vayots Dzor-20

There is no doubt that there are many amazing places to visit in Vayots Dzor, which is known for being the home of Armenia wine and the oldest winery in the world discovered in Areni-1 Cave. However, along with the ancient history of the region, you will also find many incredible experiences that highlight the […]

Hiking the Old Martiros Loop (& Waterfall Trail) in Vayots Dzor

Old Martiros Hike in Vayots Dzor-11

Vayots Dzor is definitely one of Armenia’s best hiking areas and you’ll find some of the coolest hikes with HIKEArmenia there! This is a quick glimpse into my time hiking the Old Martiros Loop and the Martiros Waterfall hike! I recently stayed at the wonderful Old Martiros Guesthouse in the village and had the chance […]

Tandzaver Horseback Riding Tour Recap with Welcome Tandzaver

Tandzaver Horseriding-4

The small village of Tandzaver is located near Tatev Monastery and is becoming more and more popular as new activities are founded in the area. I had the chance to try the new Tandzaver horseback riding tour there and this is my experience! Tandzaver is a burgeoning adventure destination in Syunik! Aside from the epic […]

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 […]

How to Go Rafting in Armenia in 2023 (+ 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 […]

Arevik National Park: One Absolutely Perfect Travel Day (+ Tips)

Arevik National Park in Armenia (Syunik)-12

When I first visited Armenia nearly a decade ago, I remember gazing at a map of the small country and seeing a place in the southwestern corner called Arevik National Park. This was during a time in my life where I was drawn to remote places and the unknown. My curiosity has been tamed a […]