Category Archives: Vayots Dzor

Areni Wine Festival: What to Expect & How to Go (2022 Update)

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Due to Azerbaijan’s aggression and military threats to our country, the Areni Wine Festival 2022 has been canceled. Please check back next year for details about the 2023 event. Each year, travelers and locals wait in anticipation for one of the biggest wine festivals in Armenia, and one of the biggest in the entire region. […]

On the Lookout for Lenin in Arin Village (Vayots Dzor)

I will never forget the moment we found out that there was a Lenin statue in Arin village, Armenia.  We were on a trip down in Syunik and Hovik, the wonderful man that co-owns Shahnazar Adventure Camping told us about the place. To be honest, we believed him but we are always such skeptics until […]

Spitakavor Monastery: History, How to Visit, & More!

Spitakavor Monastery

If you are looking for a little off-road adventure (actually it’s a rough dirt road) with beautiful panoramic views and interesting medieval and modern history, look no further than Spitakavor Monastery!  Located in the Vayots Dzor Province, it is a manageable drive from Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Vayots Dzor.  I stayed at the scenic […]

Under the Walnut Tree: Armenia in a ‘Nutshell’ in Yeghegnadzor

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Armenia has no shortage of fantastic places to visit, whether it be landmarks, guesthouses, or delicious restaurants. But, very few places can offer an entire glimpse into a country the way Under the Walnut Tree guesthouse in Yeghegnadzor does. This is a recap about my stay at Under the Walnut Tree in Yeghegnadzor, the masterclasses […]

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 […]