Yerevan - Amberd - Shaghmosavank - Yerevan (7 hours)
at the hotel.
10.00 AM: Visit Amberd Fortress and Church (10th-11th centuries) perched on the slopes of Aragats
Mountain, Fortress dating back to the 9th century, 6 km from the village of Byurakan, stands halfway
up Mt. Aragats, at the height of 2300m.
The fortress stands on a rocky cape formed by the rivers Amberd and Arkhashen. There are also vestiges of a fortified three-storied palace, a church built in 1026, a palace bathhouse with two domes, a central heating
system, water tanks, a water-supply system, and a secret passage to a nearby cleft, and other buildings.
The «Garden» of Armenian Alphabet,visit Saghmosavank (12th century) medieval monastery, situated in the breathtaking site, at the deep canyon of Ashtarak. Lunch
in Ashtarak gorge. Overnight in Yerevan.