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Armenia Off The Beaten Path: 22 reviews and 31 photos

If you've ever wanted to feel like a caveman, or maybe like an Aztec or Mayan, spend a night camping in the canyon past Yenokavan Village (near Ijevan). The canyon is breathtaking and pristine, with sheer cliffs, lush forests, a river with rapids, and a few caves. One of them has ancient carvings, in a style found nowhere else in the region, which will remind you much more of the Aztecs and Mayans than anything else you see in Armenia.

A couple of really nice and easygoing guys have set up a comfortable if basic campground near the river, where you can spend the night, and they'll arrange your food, cook it, guide you in and out, all for a very reasonable price (I think it was around $25 a person a night with food, but I forget exactly. They're flexible on price if you bring your own food, gear, etc). Take a swim while they bbq some food they've brought for you, then have a drink by the campfire when the sun goes down...

Note: Call to make arrangements ahead of time!

othercontact: (0 263) 3-14-65 Ijevan land line
Phone: Vahakn (091) 36-54-37 mobile

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2008
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