Things to Do
NATURE & ADVENTURE
Nature & Wildlife
Nature is Calling!
Flora and Fauna
Despite its small size, Armenia boasts indigenous species of flora and fauna, natural reserves and monuments, and national parks to explore and enjoy.
Animals and Birds
Wildlife sees no boundaries. Armenia is home to brown bears, mouflons (wild sheep), bezoar goats, Caucasian leopards, deers, trout fish, Armenian gulls, black storks, Caucasian grouse, and other globally threatened or uncommon species.
Best Spots to See Wildlife
While you can see animals and birds almost anywhere, there are some common places where you can meet the species you want to observe.We highly suggest taking your binoculars and being ready to encounter wildlife in Arpi, Arevik, Sevan, and Dilijan National Parks, Khosrov Forest State Reserve, slopes of Aragats Mountain, Armash fish ponds, Urts Ridge, and the area surrounding Meghri town. Armenia is a dream location for ornithologists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Plants and Vegetation
Covering only 11% of total land, forests and green areas in Armenia offer colossal diversity in trees, plants, and vegetation. You can see beech, oak, hornbeam, and pine trees, as well as yew, ivy, and Armenian whitebeam. With around 3,800 plants, Armenia is a paradise for nature lovers.
Where to Go
You can observe plants and decorative trees at Yerevan Botanical Garden, Dendropark in the Lori region, and Ijevan Botanical Garden in Tavush.
While mountains, meadows, and ravines ensure breathtaking and heartwarming views in Armenia, you can also visit natural monuments - lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and caves (special permission may be required). You can visit Angel's Canyon near Vedi, Bird's Cave in Areni, Lastiver in Yenokavan, Trchkan Waterfall in Lori, Lake Tsover in Dsegh, or Lake Parz in Dilijan.
You can also take in the view of Dzoraget's Canyon in Stepanavan. These are only a few good examples. There is so much to see and do in Armenia! To create unforgettable memories, you can also try exciting outdoor activities in these locations, including horseback riding, birdwatching, fishing, ziplining, and more. Hurry, nature is calling!