Flower watching tour

Day 1: DEPARTURE FOR ARMENIA
Arrival in Yerevan.
Transfer to the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 2: YEREVAN/ GEGHARD/ GARNI/ YEREVAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to UNESCO Heritage Geghard Cave Monastery (13 AC), and to Zoroastra Temple of Garni (3 BC). Flower watching at Azat Gorge. Picnic near river. Stop near Vokchaberd village at the arch with a nice view to Ararat mountain and to see Iris elegantissima, Hypecoum pendulum.
Stop in the gorge near Garni: Phryganoid vegetation. Allium materculae, Amygdalus fenzliana, Cerasus incana in bloom, Linaria armeniaca, Muscari tenuiflorum, Tulipa julia.
Stop near Geghard monastery. Lower border of forest area.
Corydalis angustifolia, Erophila verna, Iris reticulata
Back to Yerevan.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Iris elegantissimatulipa juliaIris reticulata

Day 3: EREVAN/ VEDI/ ARARAT/ TIGRANASHEN/ VAYK
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we set off to Vayk for flower watching tour with the following stops:

  • Stop near Vedi: Tulipa biflora -Urts mountain ridge, Gorovan sands. Iris elegantissima, Ornithogalum navaschinii, Bellevalia glauca, Rhinopetalum gibbosum, Iris caucasica.
  • Stop near Ararat town with saline soil vegetation: Iris musulmanica, Merendera sobolifera.
  • Stop near Tigranashen village. Iris lycotis.
    Overnight in Vayk.

tulipa bifloraBellevalia glaucaIris lycotis

Day 4: VAYK/ GORIS
Breakfast at the hotel.
Stop for Muscari tenuiflorum, Muscari szovitsianum, Fritillaria kurdica, Iris paradixa, Ixiolirion tataricum, Gladiolus atroviolaceus, Glaucium grandiflorum. Stop for Colchicum ninae, Fritillaria armena, Muscari neglectum, Tulipa julia, Iris atropatana.
Dinner at a restaurant along the road near Arpa river.
Drive to Goris.
Overnight in Goris town.

Ixiolirion tataricumGladiolus atroviolaceusColchicum ninae

Day 5: GORIS/ SHIKAHOGH RESERVE/ KAPAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Kapan. On the way stop for Punica granatum.
Stop in forests near Kapan (Vahanavank): Dentaria quinquefolia, Allium
paradoxum, Viola odorata.
Stop for Primula macrocalyx, Viola occulta.
Stop in Shikahogh Reserve: Tulipa florenskyi, Iris lineolata. Gagea minima.
Dinner and overnight in Kapan.

Punica granatumViola odorataIris lineolata

Day 6: KAPAN/ MEGHRI
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning drive to Meghri with a stop for Iris paradoxa, Tulipa sosnovskyi, Tulipa florenskyi, Iris psudocaucasica.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Meghri town.

 Tulipa sosnovskyiTulipa florenskyiIris psudocaucasica

Day 7: MEGHRI/ GORIS
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Goris making stops for Iris pseudocaucasica, Ixiolirion tataricum, Tulipa florenskyi, Tulipa confusa, Tulipa sosnovskyi, Fritillaria armena, Primula auriculata.
Dinner and overnight in Goris.

Tulipa confusaFritillaria armenaPrimula auriculata

Day 8: GORIS/ YEREVAN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we set off to Yerevan. On our way we will make a stop for Merendera trigina, Colchicum szovitsii.
Dinner and overnight in Yerevan.

Merendera triginaMerendera triginaColchicum szovitsii
Day 9: DEPARTURE FROM ARMENIA
Transfer to the airport for flight back.

 

 

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