Travel Information | Silk Road Armenia

Travel Information

Why to choose Silk Road Travel?

1. A major tour operator in Caucasus
2. Immediate feedback
3. Flexible packages
4. Professional, multilingual staff
5. Competitive Rates
6. Personal approach
7. Various tours in Armenia and Caucasus
8. Our 24/7 assistance

Best time to visit Armenia

If you’re planning to visit Armenia, the best time to be headed to this country would be late May and early June or September and early October. This is the time when the heat is comparatively low and the weather is comfortable and ideal for exploration. This is also the time when rain is unlikely, flowers are in bloom, and it is the nesting season for birds. The dazzling autumn colours bring the trees to life. So these are the months when Armenia is at its beautiful best!
Armenia experiences a highland continental climate characterized by cold winters and dry, hot summers.
The months of December, January and February are the coldest, with snowfall fairly common in the northern region. The winter months in Armenia can be bitterly cold and are usually avoided by visitors. However, if you are an amateur of snow and winters sports, the possibilities are endless in Armenia. You can enjoy a string of activities like skiing, snowboarding, and more, down the lofty hill slopes at the ski resort of Tsaghkadzor.

The months from June to September are the hottest, with temperatures easily soaring as high as 40°C. The average temperatures hover between 22°C to 36°C. However, the evenings are cool and refreshing, owing to the pleasant mountain breeze.
April and May are the wettest months in Armenia, with heavy showers of rain lasting for long spells. Nevertheless, the weather in Armenia can still differ within short distances, owing to variations in altitude as well as other factors.

What International flights can be used to travel to Armenia?

Aegean Airlines
MON – SUN (10:00-19:00)
Tel: +374-60-404040

Middle East Airlines
MON-FRI (10:00-18:30)
SAT (11:00-16:00)
Tel: +374-60-535251
+374-77-522967

FlyDubai
MON-SAT (10:00-19:00)
Tel:+374-11-331111
+374-94-310310

Qatar Airways
MON-FRI (09:30-18:00)
Tel: +374-60-380080

Ural Airlines
MON-FRI (10:00-18:00)
Tel: +374-10-528861
+374-99-010154

Atlasglobal
MON-FRI (09:30-18:00),
SAT (10:30-15:00)
Tel: +374-11-345345

Ukraine International Airlines
MON-FRI (10:00-19:00),
SAT (11:00-17:00)
Tel: +374-11-612000

S7 Airlines
MON-SAT (10:00-18:00)
Tel: +374-60-373337
+374-60-400707

Aeroflot Russian Airlines
MON-SUN (24 h Zvartnots Branch)
Tel: +374-60-373052
+374-60-477777

UTair
MON-FRI (10:00-14:00) City Office
Tel: +374-60-580493
Zvartnots Branch: +374-55-808114

Nord Wind Airlines
Tel: +374-10-564943

Air France
MON-FRI (09:30-18:00),
SAT (10:00-14:00)
Tel: +374-60-612277

Air Arabia
MON-FRI (10:00-18:00)
Tel: +374-60-656666

Mahan Air
MON – SAT (09:30-18:30)
Tel: +374-10-524401
+374-10-543361

Aircompany Armenia
MON-FRI (09:00-19:00),
SAT-SUN (10:00 – 18:00)
Tel:+374-11-747777
+374-60-517777

Fly Egypt
MON-SUN(10:00-17:00)
Tel: +374-10-538880
+374-10-533640

Air Cairo
Tel: +374-10-222865
+374-96-222865

Belavia
MON-SAT (09:30-19:00)
Tel: +374-10-577474
+374-96-577979

Brussels Airlines
MON – SUN (13:00-01:00)
Tel: +374-60-442864
Zvartnots Branch

SkyUp
MON – FRI (10:00-19:00)
SAT (11:00-17:00)
Tel: +374-11-331303

Smartavia
Tel: +374-60-474748
Zvartnots Branch

PegasFly
Tel: +374-10-564943

Armenia Airways
Tel: +374-60-432315
+374-10-524401

Fly Erbil
MON – SAT (09:30-18:30)
Tel: +374-10-524401
+374-10-543361

Red Wings
Tel: +374-60-474748
Zvartnots Branch

Georgian Airlines
Tel: +374-41-117770

LOT Polish Airlines
MON-FRI (10:00-19:00),
SAT (11:00-16:00)
Tel: +374-10-510286

Cham Wings
MON-FRI (09:00-18:00)
Tel: +374-11-202015

Austrian Airlines
Tel: +374-60-680081 – Call center
MON-FRI: 10:00 – 18:00
SAT: 11:00 – 18:00

Armenian Helicopters
MON-FRI (09:00-18:00)
Tel: +374-44-888333
(24/7 available)

Ryanair
Visaconcord Airport Office
WED 02:00-06:30
THU 10:00-22:00
FRI 02:00-06:30
SAT 02:00-06:30, 18:00-23:00
SUN 02:00-06:30
Tel: +374-60-373812

What travel hints to note?

Time Zones and Daylight Saving

Local time in Armenia is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 4), eight hours ahead of Eastern Time (EST +8) and eleven hours ahead of Pacific Time (PST +11). There is no daylight saving time in Armenia.

Customs and Regulations

Customs at Zvartnots International Airport is a quick and easy process. If you have goods to declare, you go to the designated “red section.” If you have no declarations, go to the “green section.” For more detailed information, follow the links to Zvartnots International Airport and Customs.

Postal Service

You can send and receive anything from postcards to large packages to and from anywhere in the world via HayPost, the Armenian post office. There are also logistics companies available. The following are the most widely used providers:
1. EMS Armenia Express Mail Service
2. UPS express
3. DHL Worldwide Express
4. Federal Express
5. TNT Express Worldwide
6. Garant tour

Communication

Cellular network carriers in Armenia include: Vivacell МТС , Beeline, U!com, and Rostelecom. To get a prepaid SIM card, visit one of the above carriers with your passport, and sign up; it should take about five minutes and cost 500 AMD. Most major international carriers also provide roaming services, which you should activate prior to arrival. Internet and Wi-Fi is widely available throughout Yerevan, especially in cafes and hotels. Many parks also offer free Wi-Fi! Availability of Wi-Fi outside Yerevan is limited, but available at most major hotels.

Medication and Vaccinations

There are no obligatory immunizations required for travelers visiting Armenia. Armenia’s climate is generally pleasant and does not pose unusual health risks. Medical facilities vary in quality and breadth, with many qualified doctors and dentists running a variety of practices. There are registered pharmacies on virtually every corner in the center of Yerevan, carrying all of the basic toiletries and many over-the-counter drugs, some of which can also be purchased in hotels and supermarkets. If you have special health needs, speak to your physician before traveling. If you travel during the summer, it is a good idea to pack sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, as the Armenian sun is strong!

Insurance

Even though Armenia is one of the safest countries to travel to, boasting one of the lowest crime rates worldwide, and ranking eighth on this year’s Gallup Poll on how safe people feel, taking out a travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss, accidents and medical problems is highly recommended. If you plan to do any adventure or extreme sports such as scuba diving, bungee jumping, motorcycling, skiing and even hiking, check that your policy fully covers you.

Emergency Contacts

1. Fire Department – 101
2. Police – 102
3. Ambulance – 103
4. Gas Emergency Service – 104
5. Emergency Situations Crisis Management Center – 911, 101
6. Municipality of Yerevan Hotline – 108
7. Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) of Armenia Hotline – 118

What do I need to bring with me?

All one needs to bring with him/her when they travel to Armenia is:

Warm Cloths
Scarf to wear in churches
Sun cream
Sport shoes
Shorts
Sun hats

What kind of hotels are there in Armenia?

Armenia offers a wide range of hotels and accommodations staring from guest houses and hostels to 5* luxury hotels.

What currencies can be used in Armenia?

The local currency is AMD, Armenian Dram.

You can do exchange for EUR, USD, GBP, GEL, CHF, RUR.

https://www.cba.am/en/sitepages/default.aspx

Are there any ATMs in Yerevan?

You can find ATMs at any corner of streets in the major cities of Armenia.

Which are the traditional Armenian dishes?

Traditional Armenian dishes are: Tolma, Khorovats (Barbeque), Armenian bread lavash, Spas, Ghavurma, Gata, Ghapama, Harisa.

What means of public transportation can be found in Yerevan?

The following means of public transportation are available in Yerevan: Metro (100 AMD), buses and minibuses (100 AMD) , Taxi (100 AMD per 1 km, the minimum fare 600 AMD )

What is the electricity power system in Armenia?

The electricity in Armenia is 220 volt.