Two hours away from Yerevan, on the very South or Armenia, with a territory of 2308 km is located one of the oldest Armenian region – Vayots Dzor. The region has been settled as far back as Stone Age. Region is full of history, traditions, diversity of cuisine, natural and historical heritage, among which there is large number of waterfalls, caves, castles, old bridges, monasteries, a fortress. The Wild Nature of Vayots Dzor is a home to a remarkable number of animals, and many of those are listed in Armenian Red book.
Here you can find the unique Bezoar ibexes, Armenian endemic mouflons, stone eagles, vultures, lynxes, leopards, moreover, to enjoy the various assortment of the best Wines in the territory, and discover different options of activities/ active tourism. For centuries being on the crossroad of different cultures, the region carries the trace of ancient medieval and modern periods.
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Vayots Dzor differs with its weather and climate conditions. This is the only province that has 8 climatic zone. Winter is pretty cold but not long lasted. Spring is warm, long lasted and rainy. Summer is hot, arid and, again long lasted. Stable, sunny and weather dominates and autumn days are hot yet a little cloudy. Villagers say that sun lives in Vayots Dzor reginon for 300 days in the year
Different Festivals are taking place in Vayots Dzor every year, giving an opportunity for tourists with different preferences to participate and enjoy Armenian traditional dishes, songs and dances. During the Areni Wine Festival you will be able to taste and buy wines made from different fruits and sorts of grapes. Armenian traditional GATA is presented during the Gata festival. Besides the participation, everyone is able to observe beautiful butterflies, to go hiking mountains in and enjoy traditional and national dishes around the fire, late in the evening.