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Taste the Traditional Cuisine
Experience the Culture
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Experience the Hospitality
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Popular  Destinations

Yerevan

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and also the largest city of the country. The city is located in the Ararat Plain and lies besides the river Hrazdan. The city has about 1.2 million inhabitants and is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of the country.

Tatev

Tatev, the village lies in the province of Syunik in the south of Armenia and is one of the most visited destinations in Armenia. The biggest attraction is the 9th century Monastery complex of Tatev  on the edge of a valley, where the Vorotan river flows. The monastery complex, including the surrounding area and the Vorotan valley, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.

Tbilisi

On the banks of the river Mtkvari lies the largest city and the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. About 1.5 million of the nearly 5 million inhabitants of Georgia live in the capital. Tbilisi is a western city with modern buildings, but at the same time  the 'old' Tbilisi is well preserved. In Tbilisi you literally walk in history and in the future.

Vardzia

Vardzia is a cave-village in southern Georgia, and it is dated from the second half of the twelfth century A.D, King Tamar ordered the construction of the village. The function of the village was to protect the locals from the Mongolian invasion. Five monks are still living on this mountain. The bell is sounded every morning at seven o'clock.  

View and discover Armenia
The Armenian Highland lies in the South Caucasus between the Black and the Caspian Sea. The Armenian landscape is as dramatic as the history of the Armenians. Since the Ararat is now in eastern Turkey, the Aragats (4095m) is now the highest mountain in Armenia. & Nbsp; Lake Sevan is one of the largest highest lakes in the world. The rivers Araks, Debed and the Hrazdan are the most important rivers in the country. 'Do not believe what they say, go with it, and experience it yourself'
View and discover Georgia
Georgia is located on the border of the Great and the Little Caucasus, in the Lichi Mountains. With mountains of 5000 meters high like the Sjchara, the Janga and the Kazbek, the country has a beautiful mountain landscape. Along the main rivers Rioni and Koera, the country colors and flowers green and yellow. Georgia has besides the admirable landscape, beautiful beaches, located on the Black Sea. ‘Make this journey your destination!
Why Yan Travel?

The journeys of Yan Travel are organized out of love for Armenia and Georgia. We organize and guide our trips with all enthusiasm and care. What makes Yan Travel special

  Completely carefree travel: you do not have to think about anything, we take care of the organization, so that you can fully enjoy.
  Local dishes: we put together the meals with all care, so that you can really taste what the country has to offer. For vegetarians, or if you have glutton intolerance, special menus are put together.
  Dutch speaking guides: the tour guides speak Dutch and Armenian / Georgian, which facilitates communication.
  The atmosphere and group connection are important to us! We invite you to an introductory meeting before the trip.

We can say with certainty that Yan Travel offers better quality and cheaper travel in price than other travel agencies with similar programs.

CHARITIES: Yan Travel supports needy families in Armenia. If you would like to participate in this or get acquainted with projects, please contact us.

Who are we?
Yan Travel is the specialist in organizing and guiding trips to Armenia and Georgia! We provide group trips, project trips and individual journeys in a very exclusive way and want to introduce all our travelers to a country of unprecedented culture, nature and history. Our goal is to introduce travelers in a pure way to destinations unknown to them. Traveling with Yan Travel makes for an unprecedented and unforgettable experience, where cultures, emotions and love to become one.
Let's introduce
The journeys of Yan Travel are organized and guided by Margarita Vardanian. Margarita was born in Armenia and grew up in the Netherlands. Margarita: 'I have always been involved with my homeland. My interest in history, language and culture is great. I feel so Armenian when I feel Dutch and it is wonderful to form a bridge between the two countries in this way. For me Armenia is a kind of hidden treasure, people will not think about Armenia and I want to change that. I also traveled to Georgia and discovered the beautiful city of Tbilisi, the beautiful landscape and the amazingly modern architecture. I would like to share the undiscovered jewels of both destinations with others!
Oncoming Tours

2019

Armenia

27th of April - 4th of May
Song journey Project choir

7th of May - 14th of May
Theme trip Prehistory / early Christianity

23th July – 1st of August
Youth Trip

6th of August – 13rd  of August

12th of October - 19th of October

Georgia

  13rd of July - 20th July

2020

Armenia

  25th of April - 3rd of May

18th July - 25th July

10th July – 17th July

Georgia

  19th of August - 26th of August

What do our travelers think from us?

Tanja van Os

5 oktober 2016


In 2015 we went with Margarita to Armenia as a family (two adult daughters). It was an impressive journey. In particular, contact with the local population was a valuable part of the trip. We took into account our interests and in that context we visited a school. If you do not just want to see buildings but really get in touch with the history, culture and people of this special country, traveling with Margarita is a must!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:33:40+01:00
5 oktober 2016 In 2015 we went with Margarita to Armenia as a family (two adult daughters). It was an impressive journey. In particular, contact with the local population was a valuable part of the trip. We took into account our interests and in that context we visited a school. If you do not just want to see buildings but really get in touch with the history, culture and people of this special country, traveling with Margarita is a must!

Ineke en Gerard

8 april 2017



What have we enjoyed you, each other and the beautiful journey with so many surprises! The nature in Armenia is wonderfully varied and the people are very hospitable. It was special to eat at home and celebrate with so many people; we felt more than welcome everywhere. Impressive also to have been at the Genocide monument and visited the museum; this will not let you go! And do not forget our driver, who brought us safely everywhere on beautiful and sometimes very difficult roads. Because he studied history, he could tell us a lot about Armenia and answer our questions. Much love from Gerard and me.

5.0
2019-02-15T19:27:44+01:00
8 april 2017 What have we enjoyed you, each other and the beautiful journey with so many surprises! The nature in Armenia is wonderfully varied and the people are very hospitable. It was special to eat at home and celebrate with so many people; we felt more than welcome everywhere. Impressive also to have been at the Genocide monument and visited the museum; this will not let you go! And do not forget our driver, who brought us safely everywhere on beautiful and sometimes very difficult roads. Because he studied history, he could tell us a lot about Armenia and answer our questions. Much love from Gerard and me.

Anja van Dongen

16 januari 2017


Three times I have been to Armenia, very special trips in which I have had many warm encounters with very hospitable people. During the last trip I had a strict diet, but Margarita assured me that was not a problem. On a previous trip I had already seen how carefully they dealt with dietary restrictions. I did not suffer from anything during the trip (even less than at home) and I did not feel embarrassed despite my extra wishes. I never had to remember them and anyone who is not allowed to eat certain things knows how great it is! Always something delicious was waiting for me, almost before I even sat at the table. Really a super service !! Together with all the wonderful experiences it made the trip a great success.

5.0
2019-02-15T19:28:29+01:00
16 januari 2017 Three times I have been to Armenia, very special trips in which I have had many warm encounters with very hospitable people. During the last trip I had a strict diet, but Margarita assured me that was not a problem. On a previous trip I had already seen how carefully they dealt with dietary restrictions. I did not suffer from anything during the trip (even less than at home) and I did not feel embarrassed despite my extra wishes. I never had to remember them and anyone who is not allowed to eat certain things knows how great it is! Always something delicious was waiting for me, almost before I even sat at the table. Really a super service !! Together with all the wonderful experiences it made the trip a great success.

Monique Balemans

14 november 2016


Now, exactly 1 year ago, I made a group trip to Armenia with Margarita. Never before have I made such a special trip. We traveled with a small group and visited various parts of Armenia from the capital Yerevan. The trip was prepared to perfection by Margarita so that for each of us special trips were included in the program. For example, we visited a deaf school and a hospital. We ate regularly with families at home so we got to know the real Armenian life as you would otherwise never experience. The hospitality and the delicious food will stay with me for a long time !!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:30:16+01:00
14 november 2016 Now, exactly 1 year ago, I made a group trip to Armenia with Margarita. Never before have I made such a special trip. We traveled with a small group and visited various parts of Armenia from the capital Yerevan. The trip was prepared to perfection by Margarita so that for each of us special trips were included in the program. For example, we visited a deaf school and a hospital. We ate regularly with families at home so we got to know the real Armenian life as you would otherwise never experience. The hospitality and the delicious food will stay with me for a long time !!

Franka Gloudemans

25 oktober 2016


In the spring of 2016 I made a trip with Yan Travel through Armenia with the Crane Choir. It was an unforgettable journey in which we became acquainted with the beautiful country and its nice inhabitants. Margarita has organized meetings for us with the local population. We have become acquainted with their habits, their hospitality and their inventiveness; the ingenious reuse of materials. We have visited many churches and monasteries and sang there, a special experience. We have eaten Armenian, toasted, danced, walked and enjoyed nature. We saw cranes!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:30:56+01:00
25 oktober 2016 In the spring of 2016 I made a trip with Yan Travel through Armenia with the Crane Choir. It was an unforgettable journey in which we became acquainted with the beautiful country and its nice inhabitants. Margarita has organized meetings for us with the local population. We have become acquainted with their habits, their hospitality and their inventiveness; the ingenious reuse of materials. We have visited many churches and monasteries and sang there, a special experience. We have eaten Armenian, toasted, danced, walked and enjoyed nature. We saw cranes!

Rita

10 april 2017


Trip Armenia April 2017 This trip has made the most impression on me of all the trips I've made so far ... It was hard to get back the thread of daily worries once again, because all impressions are still in my head was sitting. First of all, compliments for the tour guide, who had arranged everything in great detail and also paid a lot of attention to the personal aspects. Also during the trip there was an eye for the needs of the participants and their wishes. We have seen a lot of the country, but even more impressive was the acquaintance with the people there. While drinking coffee and eating at different families you got a good picture of daily life there and especially of their incredible hospitality! We have traveled with a luxury van and a nice and warm driver Atasj. To top it all off, we could still enjoy a beautiful wedding! Thank you very much for the unforgettable journey!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:32:06+01:00
10 april 2017 Trip Armenia April 2017 This trip has made the most impression on me of all the trips I've made so far ... It was hard to get back the thread of daily worries once again, because all impressions are still in my head was sitting. First of all, compliments for the tour guide, who had arranged everything in great detail and also paid a lot of attention to the personal aspects. Also during the trip there was an eye for the needs of the participants and their wishes. We have seen a lot of the country, but even more impressive was the acquaintance with the people there. While drinking coffee and eating at different families you got a good picture of daily life there and especially of their incredible hospitality! We have traveled with a luxury van and a nice and warm driver Atasj. To top it all off, we could still enjoy a beautiful wedding! Thank you very much for the unforgettable journey!

Marlon

10 oktober 2016


Beautiful trip made with nice people, delicious eaten, seen many special places and met special hospitable people. I did not expect this, definitely recommended!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:32:41+01:00
10 oktober 2016 Beautiful trip made with nice people, delicious eaten, seen many special places and met special hospitable people. I did not expect this, definitely recommended!

Ingrid van Rooij

10 oktober 2016


Margarita Vardanian organized our third singing trip to Armenia last May with the project choir De Kraanvogels from Den Bosch. Not only did she arrange practical matters in an excellent way, but above all they brought us into contact with the Armenian population. They arranged meals at people's homes, concerts at schools or on the village square and exchanges with Armenian choirs. An intense and unforgettable experience. I can recommend every choir to go to this Armenian singing adventure with Margarita!

5.0
2019-02-15T19:34:21+01:00
10 oktober 2016 Margarita Vardanian organized our third singing trip to Armenia last May with the project choir De Kraanvogels from Den Bosch. Not only did she arrange practical matters in an excellent way, but above all they brought us into contact with the Armenian population. They arranged meals at people's homes, concerts at schools or on the village square and exchanges with Armenian choirs. An intense and unforgettable experience. I can recommend every choir to go to this Armenian singing adventure with Margarita!

Nannette Goldsteen

6 oktober 2016



An enthusiastic, friendly tour guide who knows how to use the two cultures in an effective way with her businesslike Dutch qualities and warm Armenian character, so that you can discover and experience the culture and customs of Armenia at ease.

5.0
2019-02-15T19:35:07+01:00
6 oktober 2016 An enthusiastic, friendly tour guide who knows how to use the two cultures in an effective way with her businesslike Dutch qualities and warm Armenian character, so that you can discover and experience the culture and customs of Armenia at ease.
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Did you know...

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and that it is 29 years older than Rome.
2019-02-15T19:19:30+01:00
Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and that it is 29 years older than Rome.

the Armenian alphabet counts 39 letters. There are 9 vowels.
2019-02-15T19:20:00+01:00
the Armenian alphabet counts 39 letters. There are 9 vowels.

it is estimated that there are some 12 million Armenians in the world, of which 2 million in Armenia itself.
2019-02-15T19:20:38+01:00
it is estimated that there are some 12 million Armenians in the world, of which 2 million in Armenia itself.

The highest mountain in Armenia is 4095 m high.
2019-02-15T19:21:07+01:00
The highest mountain in Armenia is 4095 m high.

it is estimated that there are some 12 million Armenians in the world, of which 2 million in Armenia itself.
2019-02-15T19:22:15+01:00
it is estimated that there are some 12 million Armenians in the world, of which 2 million in Armenia itself.
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