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, 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
6th of August – 13rd of August
12th of October – 19th of October
13rd of July – 20th July
25th of April – 3rd of May
18th July – 25th July
10th July – 17th July
19th of August – 26th of August
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!
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.
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.
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 !!
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!
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!
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!
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.