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ADVENTURE GETAWAYS

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FROM YEREVAN

PARAGLIDING TANDEM FLIGHTS

BALLOON RIDING

ZIPLINE ADVENTURES

There’s no more exciting way to get out of the city, connect with nature, and make lasting memories from Armenia, than to get on board with one of our Adventure Getaways tours. Due to the diverse geographical structure, Armenia has become an incredible destination for many breathtaking adventure sports. Among those, Paragliding Tandem Flights and Balloon Riding are an awe-inspiring flying tours, which on top of the excellent flying experience, they offer the best views and the wonderful landscapes of our small and beautiful country. And the Ziplining in Yenokavan gives you an adrenaline-pumping ride across the forests and cliffs of the majestic Tavush Province of Armenia.

PARAGLIDING TANDEM FLIGHTS

You do not need prior knowledge or special skills for these flights. All you need to do is follow the instructions which you will be given by a pilot regarding your actions during takeoff and landing. The flight lasts 20 minutes on average, and you can go as high as 300m on average. The pilot will give you the opportunity to control the paraglider, in case of favorable weather (this does not concern takeoff and landing). You can take a photo/video camera with you during the flight.

TANDEM FLIGHT PRICE PER PERSON | 85 USD

*Price includes a tandem flight, transportation and shooting on GoPro camera

PARAGLIDING AREAS :

MOUNT HATIS

The “birthplace” of Armenian paraglider and hang glider pilots.

PROS
Close to Yerevan.
Simple relief and predictable aerology.
Practically unlimited, free, flat fields for landings.
One can reach takeoff areas with 4WD vehicles (there is no asphalt-based road). 
Predictable micrometeorology, “surprise” changes usually do not happen.
Good XC potential, thermals are relatively high, thermal cycles are long-lasting.

CONS
Rocky terrain (except for the takeoff areas, which are cleaned up) slopes are covered with pieces of obsidian and other rocks of volcanic origin.
Not suitable for dynamic soaring, as the mountain is “round”, has no straight ridges.

WINDS
Southern, Southwestern winds. The wind changes to downstream direction on the take off areas lower the summit in the evenings in July-September months (period of the global North winds).

FLYING SEASON
Theoretically, throughout a year, but the best flying season is spring and late autumn, the climate is arid and the air is turbulent in summer.

TSOVAGHYUGH

The upper slopes above “Akhtamar” Hotel near Lake Sevan.
Beloved “belveder” of Armenian paragliding pilots, with beautiful views of the Lake Sevan.

PROS
Mountain range, has long straight ridges, good for dynamic soaring.
You can find the convergence phenomenon almost always, which allows to soar not only in the dynamics near the slopes, but also in the entire territory even to novice pilots.
Smooth, soft, grass-covered fields for landings.
Takeoff areas can be reached via a ropeway (cheap, fast, and comfortable).
Takeoff areas can be reached also with 4WD vehicles (there is no asphalt-based road).

CONS
Weak XC potential, usually there are no high thermals. 
Landing zones are limited.
Meteorological “surprises” take place. Sometimes air becomes unpredictably turbulent, or relative humidity level increases rapidly, because of humid air over the lake and the clouds hinder sunlight (especially during the second half of the day) as a result fog forms and the visibility falls.

WINDS
North, Northeast winds.

FLYING SEASON
July-September, when the global winds become Northern.

APARAN

The mountain ranges are stretching from nearby areas of the Aparan town to the Dzoraglukh Village.
It is a relatively new discovered flying site, with beautiful scenery, and is the beloved sight of all Armenian paragliding pilots.

PROS
Excellent, very large, clean and smooth takeoff area.
Good conditions for top landings.
Mountain range, has a long ridge, good for dynamic soaring.
Practically unlimited, free, flat fields for landings.
One can reach take off area with 4WD vehicles (there is no asphalt-based road). 
Predictable micrometeorology, “surprise” changes usually do not happen.
Good XC potential.

CONS
Far from Yerevan.
Thermals in some sense are not “classic”, they are flowing very close to the slopes during strong winds, they are low (as the range itself is already quite high). Thermal cycles are usually short, but there are also high thermals and long-term cycles.
Strong winds often occur.

WINDS
Southern, Southwestern (very rarely Eastern and Western).

FLYING PERIOD
Autumn. Strong winds are more frequent in spring and early summer, precipitation probability is higher and there are more winds with “wrong” directions during this period. 

 

BALLOON RIDING

The balloon is designed for 4 passengers and a pilot. During the summer and spring the flights are carried out 2 times a day, in the mornings and evenings. In this interval, mainly in the afternoon, there is a high solar activity, and the uneven heating of the planet Earth might cause some strong upward and downward streams, that might cause some obstacles for the flight of the balloon. In the winter you can fly at any hour during the day. The winter flights are beautiful in their own way, as the air is very crisp, and you can admire the stunning winter sights of Armenia from the above. Usually hot air balloons can fly at a height of several kilometers. Without any oxygen equipment, a flight at 3,000-4,000 meters is considered to be a safe one.

We offer a Tour Group Flight, Personal Flight, Wedding Proposals, Dinner in the Sky, VIP Package and Wedding Ceremony in the Sky. The free flight plan takes 4-5 hours, it includes the meeting of the representatives, transportation to the area of the flight, the process of preparing the balloon for flight, the introduction of flight conditions, the ceremony of awarding a certificate of the first flight, and the treats of champagne and sweets. The flight itself lasts for 1-1.5 hours.

BALLOON RIDING RATES IN USD

ARAGATS-APARAN TOUR RATES IN USD
1 person ride $195
2 persons ride $365
3 persons ride $485
4 persons ride $650
HRAZDAN-SEVAN TOUR RATES IN USD
1 person ride $195
2 persons ride $365
3 persons ride $485
4 persons ride $650
GARNI-GEGHARD TOUR RATES IN USD
1 person ride ____
2 persons ride  $435
3 persons ride $540
4 persons ride $690

 

ZIPLINE ADVENTURES

Ziplining in Yenokavan’s Yell Extreme Park is an increasingly popular and expanding tourist attraction in Armenia. Riders wearing harnesses clip onto a thick steel cable, then step off a platform amid the forest – never looking back, flying atop the trees, the cliffs and with stunning views below.

This adventure through the forests of the beautiful Tavush Province of Armenia, features 5 incredible ziplines (135 meters, 200 meters, 268 meters, 375 meters, and 750 meters long lines), joined by a network of different trails. The all 5 rides take approximately 1.5 hours to complete, and the flights last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The Nightime Zip is your final and exhilarating adrenaline push, setting off every Friday after 8 p.m. All the Zipline rides are fully guided by the professionally trained staff, creating a safe environment at heights up to 300 meters off the ground.

ZIPLINE RIDING RATES IN USD

ZIPLINING RATES PER PERSON IN USD (FOR ALL 5 LINES)
1 person (Mon-Fri) $25
1-3 persons (Weekends) $35
4 persons and more (Weekends) $30

*Some restrictions apply: the minimum age to do any of the Zipline tours is 14 years old, with the minimum height of 1,5 m. The upper weight limit is 100 kg.

*Whether you’re traveling as a single, couple or group, there is an optional round trip transfer available from Yerevan to Yenokavan. For more details about the prices and the vehicle, please contact us at info@phoenixtour.am.

 

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