Package Price AED 4,500.00
Explore Armenia with Jay Alonzo. Capture the medieval colours of the countryside. Learn from and shoot with other photo hobbyists. Brush up on your photography skills. Come home with your best images to date. Best of all, it will just be a small group for a more cosy, relaxed, and focused photography experience.
A tour made especially for photographers, even beginners.
What is included
Round Trip Airline Ticket
We will be flying out from Sharjah, UAE to Yerevan, Armenia, and back via Air Arabia
We will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel, and vice versa
All the breakfasts are included in the price,although it will be a late breakfast
Of course, the objective is to get amazing pictures of Armenia, and Jay Alonzo is there to guide you
What is not included?
Visitor Visa to Armenia
Estimated to be AED31 for single entry, 21-days; if you are a resident of UAE, you can apply for an e-visa or get it on arrival at the Zvarnots International Airport
Lunch, dinner, and snacks
The estimated lunch or dinner meal cost for one with a beverage is AED60-AED90
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, SIM cards, telephone calls, laundry, drinks, souvenirs, etcetera
Tips, gratuities, guide fee
Transport to and from Sharjah airport to your place of residence in the UAE or anywhere in the world
Any revision in air fares, increase in taxes or fuel surcharge, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure
Any surcharges if applicable due to peak season or any other event
Local taxes and VAT
Anything which is not specified under inclusions
How will it go?
Day 1 | 07 May 2023
We arrive in Yerevan in the late afternoon. After which, we will be whisked to our hotel to check in. After an hour of rest, we will meet again to have dinner and get acquainted with one another, discuss what to expect in the next few days, and a review of photography techniques applicable to our trip, and other important matters.
Day 2 | 08 May 2023
We leave before day break. Although, our accommodation includes breakfast, we cannot wait for it. I recommend the night before, that you buy some fruits, bread, Armenian pastry or sandwich, and have a quick breakfast in your own room. Or you can bring it along. We will be out the whole day today, trying to take advantage of the light, especially the early morning and the late afternoon light. That means, we will have lunch somewhere in our itinerary, and won’t be back until evening. And then we return to our hotel, freshen up for half an hour or less, and then go out to have dinner nearby, and discuss the shoot of the day, and what to expect for tomorrow.
Day 3 | 09 May 2023
Today, we have time to have a quick breakfast in our hotel. We leave before 630AM, hoping the skies will be clear to include Mt. Ararat in our shots. We will also have a lunch stop at a wine factory before we proceed to our next photo subject. For those who are interested, you can also avail of the wine-making tour and wine-tasting experience where we will have lunch. I expect we will be back in the city by 6 PM. But we are not done yet! We proceed to a place overlooking the city for a late afternoon to dusk shoot. Then have dinner and talk about the shoot of the day, and what to expect for tomorrow.
Day 4 | 10 May 2023
We wake up early and leave the hotel for a city photo walk at 530AM. We should be back at our hotel by 830AM for the breakfast. Afterwards, you choose between two options: 1) you can stay with me as I discuss the basics of using Capture One Pro to edit the photos we took; 2) you can have your me-time and meet up at 1130AM for lunch. And then leave for our out-of-the-city destination for the day after lunch. We expect to be back in the city by 9 PM, have dinner, have a bit of discussion over the day’s shoot, and enjoy our last night in Yerevan.
Day 5 | 11 May 2023
Today, will be a less hectic and tiring day. We leave the hotel at 530AM for a pre-breakfast photowalk in the city. We will be back at the hotel by 9AM, for the late breakfast. You can then opt to go around yourself and take more pictures, shop around or rest in the hotel. You can do as you like. But we need to check out by 12PM. And then have lunch nearby. It is better to have lunch in the city before leaving for the airport at 230PM. And, home sweet home.
Terms & Conditions
All Prices are in UAE AED and subject to change without prior notice. That is why book as early as possible because it is the start of the peak season.
Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
All hotel rooms are subject to availability.
We are not holding any reservations for air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms, etc. The final availability status will only be known when we request bookings.
A holiday surcharge will be added if applicable.
Excess airline luggage fees will be shouldered by the participant.
Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guest's own & Miju Enterprise LLC will not be held liable for such expenses; however, we will provide the best possible assistance.
No-Shows & Cancellations
No refund will be issued for no-shows.
No partial refunds will be given for unused portions of the tour/workshop.
If you decide to cancel, you have to send us an email notification, before 07 May 2023, so you can be refunded the full amount, less the advance deposit or the amount of AED1000 to cover ticket and hotel booking costs and other expenses that might have been incurred to process your travel arrangement.
Your cancellation is not considered official until you have received a return email/Whatsapp confirmation acknowledging your cancellation.
According to the amendments of the Government Decree: № 1514-N of September 11, 2020, which entered into force on May 1, 2022:
The passengers are NO LONGER REQUIRED to present a COVID-19 PCR test or a Certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Republic of Armenia.
For foreigners, the entry to the Republic of Armenia continues to remain open both via air and land borders.