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12D10N THE ULTIMATE CAUCASUS (AZERBAIJAN - GEORGIA - ARMENIA)

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
13 Sep 2024 - 24 Sep 2024
Operate by: Routes & Journeys Sdn Bhd
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DAY 01|BAKU ARRIVAL - ATESHGAH - YANARDAGH - BAKU (L/D)
Departure to Baku from Kuala Lumpur Arrive to the airport, meet your guide Tour to visit the Ateshgah Fire-Worshippers’ Temple. Visit the Burning Mountain “YanarDagh” translated as “Fire Mountain”, is an ancient and visually stunning fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Drive to Baku downtown. On the way you will see the National
Stadium (Outside). Visit Sharq bazaar.

DAY 02|BAKU - GOBUSTAN - BAKU CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to visit Gobustan National Park (UNESCO), which is famous for its archeological monuments. There are more than 4,000 rock drawings left by artists of the Neolithic period Continue to visit Mud Volcanoes A walking tour in the medieval fortress of Old Baku - “IchariShahar” ( UNESCO heritage): Maiden Tower, The Complex of “Shirvan Shahs” Palace, Medieval Karavansaray, Medieval Markets square, handmade carpet’s workshop art studio and the Old Town. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the Upland Park; observe the famous Flame towers and the Baku Bay.

DAY 03|BAKU - SHAMAKHY - SHEKI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel Depart to Sheki On the way visit Maraza village, home to the 15th-century Diribaba Mausoleum, a shrine partly built and partly carved into a huge cliff. In Shamakhi
visit the ancient Juma Mosque, one of the first mosques in the Caucasus, and the Mausoluem of the Seven Domes (Yeddi Gumbez) Drive to visit Nokhur Lake Continue to Sheki. City sightseeing by visiting the city fortress, Sheki khan palace (XVIII c.), Caravanserai, artisans’ stalls (stained glass – Shebeke, silk and embroidery shops, potters, confectioners, hatters etc.)
and the numerous souvenir shops Visit Kish church.

DAY 04|SHEKI - LAGODEKHI - SIGHNAGHI - TBILISI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out Transfer to the Georgian - Azerbaijan border, check-point Lagodekhi Meet at the border and start the Georgian part of the program Experience chuchkhela (local sweet) making process . Visit the fortified city Sighnaghi. Signaghi is the smallest but the most beautiful town in Kakheti, Explore town of Sighnaghi and Bodbe Monastery. Drive to Tbilisi Drive to hotel and check in.

DAY 05|TBILISI - MTSKHETA - TBILISI CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, Visit Jvari Cross Monastery and Svetitkhoveli Cathedral (UNESCO) Visit to Chateu Mukhrani, tour with wine tasting Return Tbilisi Start exploring the city by visiting Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral. Visit Metekhi Church and Abanotubani district famous with Sulphur baths Visit most important sights of the city: Take the cable car to visit Narikala Fortress, continue to see Mother of Georgia Statue, Sioni Cathedral and Peace Bridge Walk at Shardeni Street with lots of souvenir and gift shops Afterward via Freedom square take a stroll along Rustaveli Avenue, the main street in Tbilisi, through the Parliament building, Opera & Ballet Theater of Tbilisi.

DAY 06|TBILISI - ANANURI - KAZBEGI - TBILISI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Kazbegi On the way stop at Ananuri fortress and Jinvali reservoir Continue tour to Kazbegi Take a jeep tour to Gergeti Trinity Church with the beautiful views of Kazbegi mountain peak and the village Return to Tbilisi Dinner at local restaurant with folk show Overnight in Tbilisi.

DAY 07|TBILISI - BAGRATASHEN - HAGHPAT - LAKE SEVAN - TSAGHKADZOR (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out Drive to Georgia – Armenia border crossing Sadakhlo – Bagratashen. Arrival at the border. After border formalities start Armenian part of the tour. Continue to Alaverdi, the largest city in the Debed Canyon, an area rich with historical monuments Visit the 10th century Haghpat Monastery (UNESCO) Drive to Lake Sevan. Walk up to the 8th century monastery of Sevanavank on Sevan peninsula, one of Armenia’s iconic landmarks Lake Sevan 30 min cruise if weather permit. Drive to Tsaghkadzor.

DAY 08|TSAGHKADZOR - SELIM PASS - WING’S OF TATEV - GORIS (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out Drive to Syunik Province via Selim Pass Stop at the Selim Caravanserai, located at 2,410m above sea level, the best preserved caravanserai in Armenia. Continue to one of the most spectacular and impressive places in Armenia, the 9th century Tatev Monastery From Halidzor village, take the longest non stop airtram in the world Wings of Tatev,
that included in the Guiness World Records book. The Wings of Tatev aerial tramway has been named World's Leading Cable Car Ride at the World Travel Awards 2023. Drive to Goris city and
check in Dinner at hotel restaurant.

DAY 09|GORIS - ZORATS KARER - KHOR VIRAP - YEREVAN (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out Drive to one of the oldest observatories in the world, the megalithic complex Zorats Karer. Zorats Karer is a prehistoric monument consisting of hundreds of vertically set large stones with holes in the top, and frequently referred to in international tourist lore as "Armenian Stonehenge". Continue to the Khor Virap Monastery, where the Mt. Ararat
reveals its breathtaking size and splendor. Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia, primarily because it is where the St. Gregory the Illuminator, the future head of the
Armenian Apostolic Church, was imprisoned here for 13 years. Drive to Yerevan.

DAY 10|YEREVAN - ECHMIADZIN - YEREVAN CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Echmiatsin, the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church Visit Mother Cathedral of Echmiadzin (UNESCO) Visit Echmiadzin Treasury
museum, where amongst other relics, you can see the Holy Spear, with which Jesus Christ was pierced on the cross (closed on Monday) On the way back to Yerevan visit local hostess house and taking part in Armenian pasta Arishta (like Italian Fetuccini) and sweat Gata making master class. Return to Yerevan Start exploring Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest
cities in the world Continue to the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on the hills of Tsitsernakaberd. The Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex houses both the Armenian Genocide
Museum, and the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument Take a walking tour of the Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park and Cafesjian Center for the Arts Visit the magnificent building of the Opera House & Ballet, the postmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square Stop at the popular fruit market "Shouka" to buy traditional sweets and dry fruits Dinner at local restaurant with show Overnight in Yerevan.

DAY 11|YEREVAN - GARNI - GEGHARD - YEREVAN - DEPARTURE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. 12:00 Check out Visit History Museum of Armenia (closed on Monday). Visit Ararat brandy Factory with degustation of 2 kinds of brandies and excurcion.
Drive to Kotayk Province Continue to visit the 13th century cave monastery of Geghard (UNESCO) Take a local 4x4 car down to the bottom of the Garni Gorge, to see "Symphony of the Stones" Visit the 1st century Garni Pagan Temple Dinner at local restaurant barbeque “xorovats” prepared in tonir and taking part in “lavash” baking masterclass Return to Yerevan 22:30 Transfer to Zvartnots International airport Departure from Yerevan by Qatar airways at 03:00 am+1.

DAY 12|ARRIVAL HOME

Includes

- English Speaking Guide through out the tour

- Include Local tour guide + Driver Tipping

- Check in Baggage allowance 30 kgs x 1 bag Economy class


Excludes

- Travel insurance

- Personal expenses

- Other expenses that are not specific in inclusion or itinerary

1. Flights, transportation, hotels, meals and itineraries and sequences stated in the brochure are subject to change without prior notice and subject to final confirmation. We reserves the right to alter itineraries at any time (without compensation) due to unforeseen circumstances, especially during peak periods or force majeure.

2. Purchase of travel insurance is compulsory. The Company or our consortium agents shall not be liable for any losses or personal expenses incurred by tour members during the tour. Or in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions/natural disaster or other causes which may lead to traffic delays/extend stays, cancellation, rescheduling or others losses.

3. Unless otherwise specified by request, tours are conducted in Mandarin.

4. Tour buses are arranged based on group size which make sure every passenger is entitled to one seat each.

5. Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone calls/internet data, beverages, photography fee at sightseeing, optional tour, medical expenses, any insurance or etc are on own expenses.

6. No refund shall be entertained for any unutilized portion of the tour.

7. Notwithstanding the place or country in which a course of action arises, it is expressly agreed hereto that all causes of actions shall at all times be commence within the jurisdiction and territory of the country.

8. Airport taxes, fuel surcharges and visa fees do not form part of the tour fare and it should be borne by the passenger. The Company is only acting as an agency to collect the above charges therefore it is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the respective authorities & airlines in case if there is any hike if any of these fee without notice by the authorities.

9. In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government & Hotel taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly without any notice.

10. Flight timing and schedules are not guaranteed and do not form part of the contract. They are subject to change at the insistence of the Aviation of Government Authorities for the Tour Member’s safety, security and other reasons. Neither The Company nor the Carrier concerned will accept liability for reasons of flight cancellations, delays or diversions that is not within its control.

11. The Company reserves the right to cancel or withdraw at any time bookings made by or on behalf of Tour Members prior to departure. However, the company will reserve the absolute right to vary the group size due to unforeseen circumstances. The decision of The Company shall be final and inclusive and no liabilities whatsoever shall be incurred by the Company for such cancellation.

12. It is the Tour Member’s responsibility to ensure that they have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of departure.

13. Itinerary Sequence is subject to Final hotel confirmation and shall be updated 30 days before departure.

A non-refundable of RM 4000 per person must be paid upon reservation. Full payment shall be made 60 days before departure. If full payment is not received 60 days or more prior to departure date, the Company reserves the right to forfeit the deposit and cancel the reservation.

1. Amendment fee is applicable to all booking which are confirmed and deposit paid. All amendments will need to be made 60 days before departure date amendment fee of (min RM300) will be charged and may vary depending on the changes. Any subsequent cost increases and surcharges will be borne by the tour member.

2. Cancellation of booking must be made in writing. Deposit of RM3000 per person will be forfeited if the company received notice more than 60 working days. If the company received notice to cancel less than 60 working days before the date of departure, a 100% cancellation of tour fare will be charged.

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