Private tour guides in Armenia: who to trust?

Private tour guide in Armenia

Armenia is quite a fascinating country to explore and has a lot to offer travelers looking for authentic, raw experiences. That’s most likely the reason you decided to come to Armenia right? However, as undiscovered Armenia is (and it is exactly what makes it so special), sometimes the lack of good travel infrastructure may cause barriers for visitors in exploring the country. And sometimes, private tour guides and companies are the right options.

That is why I’ve done a bit of research to introduce you to the most established and trusted private tour guides and operators in the town. They will take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful locations throughout Armenia, without you spending hours figuring out how to get from one point to another and learn something about our country.

Here are the top private tour guides in Armenia

  • Hayk Avagyan / Hayk the guide
  • Mariam Ghazaryan
  • Ishkhan Saakian
  • Ruzanna Voskanian
  • Anna Karapetyan

Either way, I hope this post is helpful for you. Share your thoughts with me on Instagram or Twitter with #ArmeniaTravelTips. I am curious to read what you think about those private tour guides in Armenia, so I’m looking forward to it!

Most popular private tour guides in Armenia

There are many independent private tour guides in Armenia, as well as tour guide companies. And typically, it’s very difficult to find reliable reviews on them if you try to look for those online. So, I’ve done the research for you and picked the ones that I think are very decent. The only thing that’s left for you to do is to check what’s the best time to visit Armenia and pack your bags. But, before you do that I’ll start introducing you to the private tour guides!

Hayk Avagyan / Hayk the guide

Hayk has over 10 years of experience in the field and has already provided tour guide services to over 22500 customers. Most importantly, he’s passionate about showing people around and sharing his knowledge with them. He takes all the organizing and arranging part of the trip on his shoulder. So, there is nothing left for you to worry about but just enjoy.

Also, based on the customer reviews I have read, I believe he’s a real travel buddy. You can be sure that all of your needs and requirements will be met if you choose him as your guide. He even has a website that you can visit to get acquainted with his services in more detail. I leave the link here.

Overview table

LanguagesReviewsSocial MediaPhone number
English
Russian
Hindi
Armenian
Armenian Tour Guide
Tripadvisor
Tours By Locals
Instagram
Facebook
(+374) 93 57 22 66 (also Viber & WhatsApp)

Mariam Ghazaryan

Mariam is another highly experienced tour guide that will make your trip memorable. She has 19 years of experience in the field and even owns her “the Caucasus Tours” destination management company. If you’re looking for a creative and unique trip then Mariam is an expert in that. She offers private guided tours for travelers with different budgets, interests and desires.

In case you want to learn more about her private tours services I would suggest you visit her website. Maybe, it would also be a nice idea to check what her company has to offer. The business caters to groups rather than individuals, but they have a couple of interesting options too.

Overview table

LanguagesReviewsSocial MediaPhone number
English
Russian
Spanish
Armenian
Tripadvisor
Tours By Locals
Instagram(+374) 93 46 95 75

Ishkhan Saakian

By following his Instagram pages, you’ll find lots of beautiful pictures and useful content about the places he visits throughout Armenia. By watching the content on his YouTube channel (in Russian) you will see the passion he has for traveling. He’s quite young and started providing touring services in 2016 (already 1000+ guests). Your trips with Ishkhan can’t get boring as he has an unusual approach and prioritizes the desires of his clients.

In his private tours, you’ll visit historical places and village houses so you can experience the local cuisine and eat some homemade food. He will also take you to some of the amazing places where you can take good photos and videos. He does have his own car (Opel Astra) but if you’re more than 3 people he can rent a minibus or bus to serve all your needs.

Overview table

LanguagesReviewsSocial MediaPhone number
English
Russian
Armenian
TripadvisorInstagram
Instagram (main page)
YouTube channel
Facebook
(+374) 55 22 11 61 (also WhatsApp)

Ruzanna Voskanian

It has been 5 years since Ruzanna is touring people around our beautiful country Armenia. She mainly provides individual and small group guided tours. In case you need transfer and accommodation services she’s there to help. Her main interest areas are in arts, culture, nature, lakes, monasteries, churches, cuisine and local markets. So, she can be your go-to option if your interests match.

Most of her previous clients classify her as a smart, polite, fun and knowledgeable private tour guide. As far as the reviews say, she’s also very flexible in planning your itinerary. So far, I’ve only heard good things about her, so I would recommend you to try her services.

Overview table

LanguagesReviewsSocial MediaPhone number
English
Armenian
ShowaroundInstagram
Facebook
(+374) 55 33 93 51 (also Viber & WhatsApp)

Anna Karapetyan

Anna has accumulated experience in organizing tours for individuals and groups. During her career, she was able to establish her online travel agency and followed her mission of helping people to explore Biblical Armenia. According to your individual needs, you can also order a Tailor Made tour which is totally customized based on your desires.

Anna also provides services in Armenia, Georgia and Iran and takes responsibility for your tour itineraries, guiding and tour management. I will leave her website link so you can further explore her services and get to know her better.

Overview table

LanguagesReviewsSocial MediaPhone number
English
Italian
French
German
Spanish
Arabic
Russian
Traveling Time TripsInstagram
LinkedIn
(+374) 55 98 89 94 (also Viber & WhatsApp)

Meet local tour guide operators in Armenia

Below are some of the best private tour guides operating in Armenia. You can see their website information at the link and feel free to contact them in case of any questions. I’m sure they will pleasantly cater to your needs.

Here are the top local tour guide operators in Armenia

Also, if you’re curious to use their services and let them guide you throughout your journey, I have good news for you! As choosing the right tour from their large offer of options can be overwhelming, I came up with a list of my top three recommended private tours for you. In my opinion, these are the best-routed tours for someone who’s short on time and wants to experience as much as he/she can. I hope you’ll appreciate my effort!

Wrapping up

Well, I hope the list of private tour guides was quite useful for you and you’ll end up using some of their services. Even if you decide not to, you have the option of private tour operators. Whatever you do, don’t forget about me! I’m curious to know how you organized your trip, whether it was done by your own means or with a tour guide. So, share the best memories you’ve had in Armenia with me on Instagram or Twitter with #ArmeniaTravelTips.

Featured image credit: Valentin Antonucci on Pexels

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