Karmaravank Armenia Monastery, built by King Gagik I, is an abandoned church dating back to the 10th century. Located 12 km northwest of Akdamar Island on Van’s border is one of the most mysterious places surrounding the lake. This enduring complex houses two churches and an abandoned defensive wall. You’ll find the remains of an old cemetery in the southeastern part, but most graves were broken by gold and treasure hunters. Don’t miss out on drinking the palatable spring below Karmaravank Monastery.
Armenian Church of Akdamar Island
Akdamar Ancient Church welcomes a large number of domestic and foreign tourists every year. Armenian Church of Akdamar Island or the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is one of the eye-catching reasons tourists visit the island. The church houses various exciting pictures on the walls. Throw a coin into the Well of Wishes to make your dreams come true!
Abali Kayak Merkezi
Abali ski resort, located 40 km from the center of Van, is a ski center for ski-lovers and an excellent place to soak up in the stunning scenery of the Lake Van. The resort delivers you a memorable experience of the spectacular views of Mount Sobhan, Lake Van, and Akdamar Island. No matter if you’re just a novice ski player, a 250-m-high resort is provided for beginners!
Kuş Island, also known as Arter Island, is a small area in Lake Van in eastern Turkey. The island is now depopulated, but the ruins of a monastery where Armenians once lived can still be seen. Enjoy the tranquility where once was the home of some population that live no longer.
Mount Artos is situated in the mountain belt of Armenian Tavros. Being on the top of 3550 m height Artos, you can enjoy an incredible view of the village of Gayvash, Mount Sipan, Lake Van, and its respective islands-Aghtamar and Arter. Zarahan St. Nshan cathedral is placed on the mountain’s slope covered with subalpine flora, where the relics of an Armenian historian named Eghishe are buried.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.