We booked an 11 days tour through Tucan travel ("Georgia & Armenia Experience tour"), through which we could visit Armenia for 5 days, supported by Silk Road.
Not only were the destinations of the tour amazing (the accommodations were also great), but Armenia also proved to be an AMAZING country populated by the most wonderful and warm-hearted people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
Our tour guide, Sam Gasarjian, is most certainly amongst the greatest tour guides one can hope for! Aside from being extremely kind and always ready to help, he is as knowledgeable as no other guide I have met before! He ALWAYS had an answer even to the most unimportant questions that might come up! Moreover he clearly cared truly about our group (it was 8 of us), gave us great recommendations and offered to take us to see any other places we might want to visit, that might be close to our route, and that were not in the plan.
Because of safety reasons, he did not feel comfortable taking us to the last two monasteries of our tour (Sanahin & Haghpat Monasteries), as a couple of weeks before a bad accident happened, due to a landslide that hit the road. He instead took us to visit other 2 monasteries, which, however, proved to be just as interesting as we would have hoped. (I would like to add that he did give us the choice to go to the planned Sanahin & Haghpat monasteries, but we let him decide what would be best for us). He most definitely played a big role into making this a memorable holiday!
I would definitely recommend to anyone to visit Armenia! It is a land that people unfortunately know too little about. Yet it has so much history, sometimes tragical, which the world NEEDS to know about. And it is a land that has so much to offer, starting from the hospitality and the heart of its wonderful people. See you again Armenia!