Armenia - Your New Pow Snow Destination

Armenia - Your New Pow Snow Destination

8 days|

Overview

You may never have heard of Armenia as a new emerging destination for winter activities, but you can be amongst the first to experience it through one of our most densely mapped winter tours where the traveller himself can manage the level of his daring experiences and the spectrum of emotions. Craving for new challenges, colorful emotions and meeting like-minded people, adrenaline rush and fast heartbeat? Then this tour is for you!  
To make this adventure more than just another snowboarding tour, you can choose to spice it up with paragliding over the Armenian Highland like a bird, discharge with “ocean waves'' while having unforgettable surfing experience in landlocked Armenia and even enjoy the royal pleasure of extraordinary and unique “Wine and Grapes” Spa center. Get muddy while winter off road jeeping and encounter the array of culture that Armenia offers as a new emerging travel destination. The UNESCO World Heritage site Geghard, the only preserved pagan temple in the region Garni, will be pinned in your travel memories.  
Get the real taste of the genuine and authentic armenian cuisine by the most demanded chef of today’s Armenia, Mr.Sedrak  and taste Churchill's favorite brandy, the legendary Ararat. 
Ready to freeride and feel that freedom when floating through fresh pow snow, explore and feel the adrenaline kicking in the flow? Then get your gear out of storage for disclosing a new hidden winter destination - Armenia.

Start  Yerevan, Armenia                                               Physical rating  (4 out of 5)

Finish  Yerevan, Armenia                                             Group size  Min 4, Max 20

Tour Theme  Snowboarding                                       Ages  Min 18 or Family

Days  8 days/7 nights                                                  Trip Availability  December – March


Are you fit for this tour?

  • While this trip doesn't require an advanced athletic level of fitness, it’s essential to be fit if you want to partake in all activities. You can find further details in the itinerary.

Itinerary

Arrival, Meet and Greet at Zvartnots International Airport. 
Welcome to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Our tour leader will greet you at the airport and help you with all the ground handling services. You must be hungry from all that travels. Have a quick bite for lunch in Yerevan before moving towards the resort.
Transfer to Tsaghkadzor Resort. After a welcome briefing meeting with the tour leader, you will check in to your hotel.
Settle down and join us to explore Tsaghkadzor. You will have a nice stroll in the heart of the city, explore some places of interest and get to know what can be done during your week stay here.
Those who need to rent snowboarding equipment will visit a local rental shop to get the necessary gear.
A Complimentary Welcome Dinner will be at a local restaurant for your first encounter with Armenian cuisine. Then you'll have free time on your own to explore or just recap from your travel and get a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s snowboard adventure.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor on BB/DBL basis in 5* or 4* hotel depending on the package you choose. Single room supplement can be provided at extra cost. Request in advance.

Included Activities

  • Tsaghkadzor – guided city tour

Meals Included

  • Lunch in Yerevan
  • Complimentary welcome dinner

The pow slopes are calling! Transfer to ropeway for on piste snowboarding. We have a beautiful day ahead for conquering the wintery summit of the Mount Teghenis (2851m). Leave the warmth of your beds for an amazing adventure accompanied by unspoiled natural landscapes, crispy fresh mountain air, glistening powder snow, and peace. 
Lunch at the slopes. 
After lunch start another great thrill on snow by freestyling down the mountainside accompanied by fascinating winter landscapes that will surprise you with its mind-blowing horizons, snow-covered peaks melting with the sky.  
Pristine and fluffy powder snow is addictive. No matter what's your experience level, your snowboarding afternoon will put a huge smile on your face. 
Free time. Explore the city, there are plenty of good restaurants, markets and shops for essentials or perhaps join your new travel companions for an optional group dinner.
Not tired yet or didn't get enough of snowboarding? Slopes are even open for the fans of night riders from 07.00pm - 11.00pm.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor

Included Activities

  • On piste snowboarding on Mount Teghenis

Optional Activities at Extra Cost

  • Night snowboarding – 15 USD includes 20 entries

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Rise and glide! Transfer to ropeway for snowboarding. Just a few more minutes and the blue sky will set the stage for a great snowboarding day. Practice your jibs and enjoy the surrounding mountains of Teghenis. Enjoy the freedom that snowboarding gives you, since with a snowboard on your feet the sky is the only limit.
Lunch at the slopes.
Continue snowboarding after lunch. Dive into white landscape on your snowboard that will for a while shut your brain off to live within that moment. 
More free time to explore on your own; Dine, have a drink in one of the local pubs, use your hotel's luxurious facilities - Hammam, indoor pool, Spa and much more.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor

Included Activities

  • On piste snowboarding on Mount Teghenis

Optional Activities at Extra Cost

  • Night snowboarding

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Want to get muddy and enjoy the crazy drive of the winter offroad? We have a Jeeping tour towards Garni gorge and Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) as an optional activity.
Departure early morning from Tsaghkadzor towards Garni canyon. On the way you will have a stop at the Charent's Ark to admire the Biblical Mountain Ararat. After that we continue our way to the canyon where we will have a coffee break at the bank of the river. The canyon is attractive for the wonderful natural rocks, formed of regular hexagonal basalt cylinders. These rocks start from the beginning up to the highest point of the canyon. The composition is called “Symphony of Stones''. After spending some time enjoying the natural beauty of these basalt formations we drive up to the Garni Temple, the only preserved pagan temple in the region, built in the second half of the 1st century A.D. and dedicated to the God Mitra, the God of the Sun. Our touring of the temple will be followed by lunch at a local house accompanied with genuine interaction with the local people and the joy of making new friends. After lunch, it's time to explore Geghard Monastery, founded in the IV century A.D. The legend says the name Geghard was given as the legendary spear - “Geghard'' that pierced Christ was brought there. After finishing our tour  in the monastery, we will drive back to Tsaghkadzor.

Those who are not interested in Winter Jeeping tour and don't want to lose any single minute of snowboarding, may choose to stay at the resort and have an amazing powder snowboarding day.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor

Included Activities

  • On piste snowboarding on Mount Teghenis

Optional Activities at Extra Cost (full description and price will be provided)

  • Jeeping tour to Garni Gorge and Geghard Monastery
  • Charent’s Ark
  • Symphony of Stones
  • Garni Pagan Temple
  • Geghard Monastery
  • Lunch in Garni

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Want to spice up your snowboarding days? Try paragliding and have the feeling of incredible flight over Armenian Highland and breathtaking nature - a must to do while in Armenia! Those who will not be able to resist this temptation will be transferred to Sevan where our team of highly qualified and professional pilots will make sure to give you the experience of a lifetime.
Paragliding is not yours? Then discover Lake Sevan, which is one of the highest altitude lakes in the world, where you will have a group tour and visit Sevan Peninsula and the monastic complex Sevanavank (9th century), consisting of 2 churches.
Lunch will be at Noy Land Resort located on the shore of the lake Sevan. It will produce an absolutely unique effect on you with its picturesque, fresh air and of course fascinating lake. Enjoy the fresh tasty BBQ fish and crayfish kebab, Armenian lemonade and amazing Sevan view.
Back to Tsakhkadzor.

Those who are not interested in Paragliding or Sevan Tour and don’t want to lose any single minute of snowboarding, may choose to stay at the resort and have an amazing powder snowboarding day.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor

Included Activities

  • On piste snowboarding on Mount Teghenis

Optional Activities at extra cost (full description and price will be provided)

  • Paragliding (Includes GoPro videos and photos)
  • Lake Sevan
  • Sevan Peninsula
  • Sevanavank Monastic Complex
  • Lunch in Sevan

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Another powder party day! Fine, dry, fluffy powder snow will give you the feeling of ‘floating’ on the surface. Keep enjoying the full day snowboarding experience over the slopes of Mount Teghenis. 
Did we mention the Après? Time to say goodbye to your new friends, hosts, and landscapes that stamped beautiful memories on your mind. We made sure your last night at the resort will be memorable. A complimentary Farewell Dinner awaits you with delicious food and a night program with cool music. Dance, mingle with the new friends you managed to make during your one-week stay, taste the delicious food and drinks, and of course say your farewells.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Tsaghkadzor

Included Activities

  • On piste snowboarding on Mount Teghenis
  • Farewell party

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Complimentary farewell dinner

Transfer to Yerevan early in the morning. You will do your mandatory PCR test before continuing your day in Yerevan.
For those who love surfing and water sports – Flow House Yerevan is a must to visit! Enjoy surfing with our qualified and professional instructors on FLOW RIDER WAVE OZ 180 degree channel, the largest indoor channel platform in the region right in Yerevan and feel the ocean waves, discharge, enjoy one of the most adrenaline-filled and adventurous sports, and have the best time.
Those who got tempted by this adrenaline buzz will stay to enjoy it. The rest of the group will have free time to stroll in the city, get some souvenirs, or just explore Yerevan on their own.
Lunch will be in “Tavern Yerevan” restaurant, one of the most authentic Armenian restaurants, accompanied by traditional Armenian bread “lavash” baking experience and Armenian folkloric dance show.
Time to explore the Armenian capital, located in the shadow of the biblical Mount Ararat. You will have a small tour in the heart of the city and explore Republic Square, Cascade, Opera House. Drive to the impressive Cascade - in the heart of the capital.  Here you have an eye-catching view of the “pink” city. The name comes from the pink volcanic stone that most of the buildings of the city are made of.
During our city tour, we will visit the only Spa Center with Armenian - Wine and Grapes! The first and unique spa center in Yerevan, Armenia. The guests will be treated with complimentary grape honey juice and wine made of it, which is a Divine drink, and a short introduction will be given to these unique spa procedures.
The grape and wine SPA will allow you to feel the magical power of the sun-kissed grape from Ararat valley. After you sink into the wine made of this fruit, you will feel the magic properties of the Armenian drink, feel hale and hearty, strong and young.
The wine bathing, steaming, skin peeling with the grape seeds and fresh blend, the massage with the grape oil, and too many procedures shall take you to another world of Edem.
The tempted ones will stay to enjoy this royal pleasure, and the rest interested to continue strolling in the city on their own will have some free time.
Another Complimentary Farewell Dinner at Megerian Carpet to sum up your beautiful Armenian journey where you will see how the traditional hand-made carpets are woven and also participate in an interactive Armenian food preparation master class with one of the most demanded and famous chefs of today's Armenia - Mr. Sedrak Mamoulian.

Accommodation

  • Overnight in Yerevan on BB/DBL basis in 5* or 4* hotel depending on the package you choose.

Included Activities

  • Lavash baking experience
  • Armenian folkloric dance show
  • Guided city tour in Yerevan
  • Megerian Carpet
  • Food preparation Master Class

Optional Activities at Extra Cost (full description and price will be provided)

  • Indoor Surfing at Flow House Yerevan
  • Wine and Grapes Spa

Meals Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch in Yerevan
  • Complimentary farewell dinner

Important Notes

You are required to do the mandatory PCR test before your departure. Please note you cannot consume any food or liquid 3 hours before your test.

Transfer to Airport. See you soon, Armenia!

Departure.

Want to make this adventure more than just another snowboarding tour, you can choose to spice it up with these optional activities at extra cost.
The price and detailed description of Optional Activities will be provided separately.

  • Winter Jeeping Tour (***can be done on day 4 of the itinerary).
  • Winter Paragliding and Sevan Tour (***can be done on day 5 or 6 of the itinerary)
  • Indoor Surfing (***can be done on day 7 of itinerary)
  • Wine and Grapes SPA! (***can be done on day 7 of itinerary)

Let us know and our flexible system and professional team will help you put together an itinerary that suits you the best and will customize your travel experience.

Included

Accommodation on BB/DBL room basis
Meals on BB basis
Complimentary Lunches – 2, Dinners - 3
Transportation and all transfers
English speaking tour guide during guided tours
Complimentary Yerevan city tour
Entrance tickets to slopes
Water during the trips
Welcome package, maps and other important information
All the included activities as per the itinerary
Souvenirs
PCR test (at extra cost upon request)
Optional activities (at extra cost upon request)

Not Included

Air tickets
Visa
Travel insurance

Tour Essentials

Tour Essentials provide additional information about the tours, some general guidelines, safety and travel guidelines. Tour Essentials may vary for each tour. The detailed package will be provided at the time of booking.
View Tour Essentials