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Western Armenia (Historical Armenia) 5 day tour
(July 06, 2013 - July 10, 2013)

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Tour price: 0 USD Duration of the tour: 5 days The tour distance:2600 km ( 1615 miles ) Tour type: Tour to Western Armenia

Testimonials

Artyom Qosakyan

You always feel the greatness of the loss when you see it with your own eyes. I felt it, felt it with every cell of my body. And now I wonder about two questions: I wonder who says that paradise doesn't exist and who says that God doesn’t makes miracles. I object it; God made that miracle and I visited the paradise. Perhaps my words won't be enough to describe my feelings that I had in Western Armenia. Having been in our once luxurious cities, I could hardly suppress my tears. Maybe the thing is that boys do not cry or my tears might not be running, being hardened in my soul and turning into wrath and hatred. How not to  get furious when you know that each stone of it is yours, yet it is the kurdish and turkish child that is playing in them. My heart was aching when I remembered my grandmother's words. “I wish I had your eyes, my boy”. Only now I understand the meaning of these words. Every Armenian would like to be in the land of their ancestors, which, one day, and we will have “ Armenia from the sea to the sea” .
My profuse thanks to the organizers  of  “Hay Aspet” and to the travel agency  “Anitour” for awarding me  such wonderful moments.

Artyom Qosakyan Student
Lilit Hovanyan

Kars, Ani, Igdir, Aghtamar, Mush,  Erzrum… they are all ours, close and crony. In Georgia I felt the anxiety which you undoubtedly have in a foreign land. But not here. The Turkish and Kurdish inhabitants just make you feel disgusting like an awkward and disturbing guest. We are strolling through Western Armenia. This is a dream, a wish, a yearning and an aim, inconceivable and untouchable but real.  I don’t want to describe what I felt , saw and thought here. There are things that dive deep into our hearts and consciousness, remain there and crystallize. Each time while leaving a fortress, a church or a monument, I want to cry, want to return to their bosom, but I suppress my feelings. There is no need their age-old wounds to be hurt by my bitter tears.
I only beg God to give me the ability to survive and accurately assess what I have.

Lilit Hovanyan .
Tereza Karapetyan, Guillaume Basselin

Many thanks to Anitour for revealing such marvellous places to us. Visiting Ani is a dream of every Armenian, I am very happy today that I could discover our holy lands thanks to you and now I am returning to Armenia with full of wonderful memories in my heart.
We are also thankful to the company “Anitour” for such exclusively comfortable hotels and for very tasty food. We would like to take part in your further tours with great pleasure once again. Thank you for everything!

Tereza Karapetyan, Guillaume Basselin Responsibles for CIS countries
Ira Voskanyan

I have been in some cities of Western Armenia thanks to the travel agency «Anitour» I had a feeling of happiness that I could at last be in the homeland of my forefathers, when I could step my ancestors' native land. It seemed that they were talking to us, looking after us .....
I experienced pain and regret that all these lands are so close and at the same time so far away from us...
When I saw those silent witnesses of our spiritual mind so close, my heart melted; abandoned temples, distorted engravings, scraped and wounded stones...Yet the Lake Van was a real miracle, a miracle along with Aghtamar, St. Cross Church, and the tasty fish of the Lake Van – Tarekh.
Many thanks to Anitour for pleasant and heartwarming excursions, and warm attitude.

Ira Voskanyan Pedagogue
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