Juva Tours is a social enterprise dedicated to showcasing the local people and culture of Armenia.
Tour revenue will be invested in community projects such as a local orphanage and a reforestation project.
Any day by appointment
Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals, People with disabilities
English, Spanish, French, German, Russian
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
2 to 20
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Immerse yourself in Armenian culture and arts! Begin the day by visiting the workshop of one of the most renowned cross-stone sculptors in the Lori region. This virtuoso master will give a master class in carving and designing stone and will demonstrate the techniques and secrets of working with Armenian tufa, a red or black stone. Next, the artist will show you how to make sculptures from clay, and you'll have the opportunity to create your own! When you're happy with your work of art, transform the sculpture to gypsum. You can bring your finished product home with you as a special memory of your time. Later, try your hand at recreating Armenian medieval manuscripts. Learn to copy these historic masterpieces, and take your finished work home with you. Finally, experience forgotten Armenian national songs preserved by your artist guide. He travels from village to village in the Lori region collecting national songs and preserving them for future generations. Enjoy the friendly and unique atmosphere created as he sings and shares these songs with you.
This experience is perfect for families with children, who will love to create and use their hands, and adults will love it, too!
9/42 Chukhadjyan Street, Vanadzor, Armenia
Pick-up from Vanadzor City Hall or the nearby bus/train station can be arranged. Vanadzor City Hall is accessible by public transportation from Yerevan.
To exhibit the resources of Armenia, including its local people and their talent, culture, and creativity.
Yerevan walking tours
Visits to artists’ workshops (sculptors, painters)