Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

A Tiny Treasure: Sacred & Secular

Landlocked Armenia sits at the heart of the South Caucasus mountain range. It was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its national religion in the year 310, and signs of those Christian roots are evident in many of its historical attractions. Among them, Echmiadzin Cathedral and Geghard, Haghpat, and Sanahin monasteries are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites for their remarkable medieval architecture. Visitors to Armenia can expect stunning mountain views, unique cultural traditions, and friendly locals who are eager to share them.

Why travel to Armenia with MIR

For three decades the destination experts at MIR have been helping travelers discover the delightful people, interesting sights, and gorgeous scenery found in the remote mountains of Armenia. Our experienced, trusted guides know and love the country, and they’re ready to show you its treasures and pleasures.

  • 30 years of Armenia travel experience
  • MIR’s small group tour to Georgia and Armenia was honored as a “Tour of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Travel programs from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Harvard have chosen MIR to guide them to Armenia
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in Tbilisi
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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St. Astvatsatsin Church is part of the 13th-century Noravank Monastery complex, built above a winding gorge. Photo credit: Ann Schneider
Yerevan's Republic Square, with delightful evening
Young believers light candles in Armenia's Echmiadzin Cathedral. Photo credit: Martin Klimenta
Eternal Flame at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo credit: Ana Filonov
Ararat brandy is aged in specially crafted barrels made of Caucasian oak. Photo credit: Jessica Clark
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  • St. Astvatsatsin Church is part of the 13th-century Noravank Monastery complex, built above a winding gorge. Photo credit: Ann Schneider St. Astvatsatsin Church is part of the 13th-century Noravank Monastery. complex, built above a winding gorge Ann Schneider
  • Yerevan's Republic Square, with delightful evening Yerevan's Republic Square, with delightful evening "singing fountain" shows. Ann Schneider
  • Young believers light candles in Armenia's Echmiadzin Cathedral. Photo credit: Martin Klimenta Young believers light candles in Armenia's Echmiadzin Cathedral. Martin Klimenta
  • Eternal Flame at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo credit: Ana Filonov Eternal Flame at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. Ana Filonov
  • Ararat brandy is aged in specially crafted barrels made of Caucasian oak. Photo credit: Jessica Clark Ararat brandy is aged in specially crafted barrels made of Caucasian oak. Jessica Clark
  • A vendor sells Armenian lavash bread outside Geghard Monastery. Photo credit: Devin Connolly A vendor sells Armenian lavash bread outside Geghard Monastery. Devin Connolly
  • The acoustics are astonishing in Armenia's UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery. Photo credit: Jake Smith The acoustics are astonishing in Armenia's UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery. Jake Smith
  • Singers perform traditional Armenian songs at the ancient Temple of Garni. Photo credit: Devin Connolly Singers perform traditional Armenian songs at the ancient Temple of Garni. Devin Connolly
  • Soaring, sacred interior of Armenia's 10th-century. Photo credit: Amy Stidger Soaring, sacred interior of Armenia's 10th-century Makaravank Monastery. Amy Stidger
  • The colors in Armenia's alpine Lake Sevan vary, from deep azure to sky blue. Photo credit: Jake Smith The colors in Armenia's alpine Lake Sevan vary, from deep azure to sky blue. Jake Smith
  • The 1st-century pagan Temple of Garni is an impressive symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. Photo credit: Jake Smith The 1st-century pagan Temple of Garni is an impressive symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. Jake Smith

Traveler Reviews

  • "Armenia (is) truly exotic."

    M. Rea

    Winchester, VA