Tourism Armenia was established in 1994 and since then has introduced a number of original tour packages, including Cultural, Adventure, Off-Road, as well as a variety of specialized tours. One of the primary offerings by our company are the birdwatching tours, which are organized and run by Tourism Armenia already for the last two decades. In fact, our company was involved in early stages of development of birdwatching tourism sector in Armenia and has took part in organizing the very first such tours in the country. Today several birdwatching tour packages are offered by a dedicated branch of our company - Birding Armenia.
Birding Armenia's tours cover the whole range of habitats and elevations throughout the country, and our tours repeatedly reach 220+ species of birds observed during a standard spring-summer tour. Such tours also provide great opportunity to observe and photograph other wildlife – mammals, herps, butterflies, dragonflies etc. Moreover, historical and cultural attractions are often found on our routes and in habitats we visit in search of birds, so our clients frequently enjoy some historical intermissions.
We provide complete service, ensuring that your holidays in Armenia turns into memorable experience. Transfers across the country are made in comfortable vehicles and 4x4 vehicles applied for off-road mountain excursions. Our drivers are experienced and helpful. The accommodation we stay ranges from hotels in capital and larger towns to cosy B&Bs in villages. High quality organic food is offered throughout the tours, considering special diet requirements and with unlimited supply of bottled water. We often do picnic type lunches while in the field, but, where convenient, we also use local restaurants or taverns. Lunch-boxes are provided where necessary.
Birding Armenia offers standard tours with duration of 10-15 days, as well as specially designed tours, including one-day excursions - according to your requirements and target species of birds to see. We also organize tours for bird photographers. Group size on our tours does not exceed 5-6 persons with one guide and 12-14 persons with two guides, which ensures the effective guide-to-client ratio. Private tours for 1-2 persons are also organized.
Where possible we use local drivers and services in rural communities to ensure they get benefits from the involvement in ecotourism. We also highly evaluate the educational and conservational message of our nature tours when we deal with local inhabitants. People tend to change their attitude towards native nature and wildlife – a rudimentary consumer and overexploiting approach is thus gradually changing into a pro-conservational.