Hey There! Let’s Go to Sevan!
Sunday morning comes along each week and it’s time to explore and experience something new. This time our car wheels headed to the north-eastern part of Armenia, Lake Sevan. A brief one-hour drive from sunny Yerevan.
We have no sea here in Armenia but our giant Lake Sevan "plays the role". Let’s check some interesting facts:
- Armenians refer to Sevan as “Blue-Eyed Beauty” because blue and green are the colors which are always reflected in the water.
- Together with Lake Van and Lake Urmia, Lake Sevan was one of the three great lakes of the Armenian Highlands during the times of the historic Armenian Kingdom known as Mets Hayq.
- Lake Sevan has an altitude of about 1,900 m (6233 ft) above sea level.
- Situated among some of the world’s largest high mountains, the freshwater lakes make Sevan an exceptional and remarkable phenomenon both in the region and in the world.
Our destination was Wishup Shore for riding a speedboat on Sevan. Before we got onto the boat, we enjoyed a typical white fish (Sig) BBQ with the locals. Sig or siga is a type of common white fish native to Lake Sevan. Its taste is undoubtedly delicious.
Wishup shore is a perfect place for friends and families. You come, you rest, you eat - then you are ready for an exciting speedboat ride.
This type of speed boat is kind of a new product in Armenia brought by the Sky Club Armenia team. Armen, the founding director of the Club, is a real daredevil adding his personal touch to adventure tourism in Armenia. Go check what they offer as you might be willing to add it to your next journey. If you crave adrenaline they have paragliding, jeep tours, wakeboarding, and much more.
This time we wanted a speedboat ride. We were zigzagging on the water with friends. It took us an hour and a half. Never had we ever experienced Sevan in such a thrilling manner!
What a treat to enjoy the nature around the lake from the small boat with the sounds of rushing water and flowing wind.
Back at the shore. Time to meet the sunset with a cup of hot coffee or tea, and a camera in hand.
As Albert Einstein said:
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Go wild, talk to nature.
*** By Sira (Siranush Piloyan)
A local tour guide, tour leader and tour manager, travel blogger/vlogger
The owner of
Hey there!! Let’s go to Sevan!