Not many nations are as old, complex and diverse as Armenia. Travel to Armenia with Qatar Airways and discover a country with a deep and eventful history that has left it with a plethora of cultural influences. Explore notable and wonderful monuments as well as majestic, wild landscapes in this Eastern European country.
Armenia’s history goes a lot farther back than that of most countries. Explorers and archaeologists are still discovering new wonders here, with over 200 large stone tombs still waiting to be excavated and examined. You can also see the oldest winery in the world at Areni Cave, and there’s even an Armenian version of Stonehenge in the southern region.
Take a ride on the Tatev Wings aerial tramway, which is the world’s longest aerial ride of its kind, covering 5.7km. As you fly across the gorgeous landscape, keep an eye out for the 10th century monastery complex of Tatev – a stunning natural site in the region.
Walk through the pink city of Yerevan, deriving its colour from the local tuff rocks. The city was founded 3000 years ago, and is home to the ancient Erebuni Fortress, which was built before Rome was founded. Sample some of the city’s famed local produce, with the Ararat Valley apricots being especially famous, known as the ‘Armenian Plum.’
Immerse yourself in the tradition and culture of this up-and-coming city when you book a flight with Qatar Airways. Explore its various natural terrain in the morning, from alpine meadows and semi-deserts to the sandy Lake Sevan beaches, Dilijan forests and the huge red boulders of Noravank Canyon. At night, roam through the streets of the old city and indulge in its vibrant nightlife.