Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Yerevan-Armenia by Tour Guide Hayk A. (Guide #6654)


Helen W.

Australia
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi or Tbilisi-Yerevan Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Hayk is an energetic, personable and informed guide. He made my journey from Yerevan to Tbilisi enlightening and entertaining. He's a good driver too.

Sanadina Khan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111347, Tbilisi-Yerevan - Tbilisi Transfer & Tour for Sanadina Khan, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Zoe Thomas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #353764, Zeep Line adventure in NorthArmenia, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

We had an excellent day with Hayk, 7 of us were comfortable in his vehicle and we enjoyed hearing his vast knowledge of Armenia. Hayk was also so kind to our two children and nothing was too much trouble for him. Highly recommend this trip - bring a jumper as the mountainous climate is changeable. Be prepared for stunning scenery.

Natalya Nabokikh

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 3 days, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

It was an excellent tour and not just because we visited beautiful places but because our guide Hayk made this tour just great! He has plenty of knowledge and interesting details to share and his energy and smiles create just right atmosphere for good holidays. Thanks to Hayk for great three days and hope to see him again.

Satoshi Koide

Japan
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi or Tbilisi-Yerevan Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

It was a very satisfying tour, which I could visit the major spots along the way traveling from Georgia to Yerevan. If you plan to stay two countries, must choose this. Hayk has not only a wealth of knowledge and easy-to-understand talk but also humor such as telling many local jokes. In addition, he has good hospitality (e.g. adjusted lunch timing flexibly and introduced recommended souvenirs). There are other similar tours but it was truly right I selected this! 多少英語ができるならば、とてもオススメのツアーです!本当に最高でした。

Patrick Doig

United States
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Hayk was prompt, enthusiasric, and very knowledgeable about Armenia. He knew about the landmarks, the history, and current events. His positive attitude and belief in the magic of Armenia was catching.

Camelia Gavrila

Netherlands
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Tour: #298658, Day trip to Jermuk and a Hike to Aragats, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Wonderful trip to Armenia due to Hayk, my excellent guide! Hayk deep knowledge of history, culture and geology made my trip unforgettable. Thank you for many "wow" moments! I hope I will return to hike together the amazing mountains!

Paul Roberts

United Kingdom
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Tour: #298046, Let's make a circle around Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Suresh Mathew

India
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 3 days for Suresh Mathew and friends, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Hayk was the best guide possible. I am a tough person to please & for me he was very good. He progressed from a guide to a friend on the first day itself. He exactly understood what we required & our likes & dislikes & catered exactly to that. We were amazed at his knowledge. He never pushed us into any unnecessary dealings with any vendor. This was one of the best holidays we had with friends. We were a group of 13 including children & he was able to interact with all. Thanks Hayk for a bful holiday.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suresh Thank you very much for the positive feedback, I will never forget the party in the bus on the last day. You are a great company to travel with. My warm greets and hugs to everyone. And special hug to Sarah.

Cliff R.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #298329, Yerevan city tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

A consummate professional. Great people skills and superb subject knowledge. Hawk also provided excellent tips for us as we went forward with our travels. My wife says that he is the best guide that we have had coming out of ToursByLocals (out of a dozen+)

Walder J

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia for Pramila Walder & Family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Hayk is enthusiastic, fun and knowledgeable, has a strong intellect, is well traveled, appreciative of world cultures - a formidable combination. He makes the historical narrative extremely fascinating. He kept all of us especially the children engaged with his great sense of humor, games and surprises thrown in; went to great lengths to make our trip memorable with 'front row' experiences at all places we visited. Great recommendations on places to eat + unique experiences at places he recommend to stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jairaj Thank you very much for your positive feedback, indeed this tour was magical, remember the magic in Dilijan?? hope he keeps on doing it.

Ion Mihnea Vasilache

United Kingdom
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 3 days for Ion Mihnea Vasilache & friends, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Flexible, informative, funny guide. Could not have been better, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mihnea Thank you very much for your positive feedback, and thank you soooo much for the wine.

Antonio Darszon

United States
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Tour: #61670, Noravank Monastery and Areni wine region, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

We enjoyed the tour very much. Hayk was full of concrete and useful information that he shared with us in very clear and creative ways. Apart from learning a lot we had a wonderful time and it was an experience that none of us will forget. Thanks for everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Antonio You were a great company , I would travel the whole world with you. Thank you for the positive review.

Binu Kalarickan

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #258626, Day trip to Tatev monastery + city tour for Binu & family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Highly recommended guide, 100% professional on charting a sightseeing journey. Best loved by Kids since he plan got some interesting kinds of attractions for kids too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Binu thank you very much for your positive feedback. Warm greetings to your friends and family.

Irwin Rio

Philippines
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Tour: #61668, Go through the history of Armenia in Brief in 2 days for Irwin Rio, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

My friends and I really appreciate what Hayk had arranged for us during the entire tour. He really maximised our 2-day short trip in Armenia. Hes a type of tour guide who mastered his craft very well. We were like attending the history class but in a funny and interesting way. He knows and loves what hes doing and thats why we like him the most. Highly recommend. ☺��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irwin Thank you very much for your positive review and hope �� yo see you again in Armenia.

Chandrabose Muthuraj

India
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 4 days for Chandra & family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Excellent guide. All credit goes to HAYK.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Muthu Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Shivesh R.

United States
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 3 days for Shivesh and friends, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Hayk is one of the best guides I have had in traveling in over 150 Countries ! He is an amazing person, passionate about his country, and extremely knowledgeable. He showed us everything we want to see and also included a "surprise" destination on each day. He listens well and worked hard to accommodate our individual needs. I would recommend him without hesitation for a tour of Armenia. I certainly will be back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shivesh thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Jose Breton

Panama
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Tour: #111347, Tbilisi-Yerevan-Tbilisi Transfer & Tour for Jose Breton, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Very experienced, professional and well connected (open doors...) guide. If you hire him you will discover that he always have a positive surprise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jose Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Sohil Noorani

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #353764, Zeep Line adventure in NorthArmenia, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

It was a great time with Hayk, He was very friendly and very very informative, I will definitely recommend to Friend and family for his services and of course we can't forget his surprises during the trips. He as arrange some or other surprise which has made our day and those surprises have created special place in our memory. He is wonderful, very flexible. Wish him Good luck and thanks Sohil

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sohil thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Sohil Noorani

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #258626, Day trip to Tatev monastery, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

It was a great time with Hayk, He was very friendly and very very informative, I will definitely recommend to Friend and family for his services and of course we can't forget his surprises during the trips. He as arrange some or other surprise which has made our day and those surprises have created special place in our memory. He is wonderful, very flexible. Wish him Good luck and thanks Sohil

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sohil thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Karina Saroukhanian

United Kingdom
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Tour: #298659, A day around Lake Sevan, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

We really enjoyed having Hayk as our tour guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great fun especially with our kids aged 13 and 10. Would very strongly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karina, thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Bharath Subramanian

United States
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard + yerevan city tour for Bharath Subramanian, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

Great tour of a wonderful place - he was on time and in advance was very responsive and flexible on sites and times. Enjoyed our conversation all day , the SUV was comfortable , and his knowledge of Armenia was fulsome. Highly recommend for a tour anywhere in Armenia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bharath t

Nikos Paschalakis

Greece
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Tour: #298329, Yerevan city tour + Khor virap, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

Hayk is an excellent professional guide. He organised our tour perfectly so we managed to see as many places as we could in our limited time. He gave us a lot of information and answered any question we had. We strongly recommend Hayk if you like to have the best tour in Armenia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nikos & Yana Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Pradeep Sahu

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #298331, All of Armenia in 3 days, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

I would have given a seven star if I had option to give that. He is an example / benchmark which all other guides need to follow. He not only knows each and every bit of history but also knows how to entertain the guests. He makes the trip so lively that you will not feel like you are in a foreign country. In 3 days of time he showed us the whole country. I really appreciate him for taking care of our kids too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pradeep thank you very much for your positive feedback, hope to see you again in Armenia

Timothy Kern

United States
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi or Tbilisi-Yerevan Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Hayk provided an informative and engaging tour for me between Yerevan and Tbilisi. I was fortunate to learn a lot about Armenian history and culture but only because Hayk made it so interesting. I only wish that I had booked more tours with him. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim thank you very much (merci shat, shnorhakalutyun) for your positive feedback

Andrew Chung

United States
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi transfer and tour + Garni Geghard for Andrew, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

Meeting Hayk was like meeting a best friend in Armenia waiting for you to show you around the country. He is very well traveled and well rounded but at the same time knows so much about his beautiful country. I learned so much about Armenia and hope that someday I get to return to experience it all again. Definitely ask him about the different restaurants in Armenia you can eat at!! Also loved the fact that his car had wifi, it helps when you have a long day of touring

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Matthew Lytell

United States
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi, Tbilisi-Yerevan Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

GREAT tour guide. He was knowledgeable, passionate and articulate. Hayk made our tour. We cannot recommend highly enough. Anyone who tours with him is lucky.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt thank you for your positive feedback.

Shane Potaka

New Zealand
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Tour: #61668, Go through the history of Armenia in Brief in 3 days, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Hayk was a pleasure to have as our guide. He put all our needs first and worked hard to fulfill any of our requests. We had some wonderful and lifelong experiences which we would never have expected. Hayk is a great ambassador of Armenia and is proud of what his country has achieved and is very happy to show it off and hide nothing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shane Thank you for your positive feedback. The world is so small even though NZ is so far away from Armenia, we are going to meet again.

Petra Hlavata

Czech Republic
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia for Petra and family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Hayk is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. A guide that makes all possible for you, always on time, a very cheerful person who loves his profession. He is a great source of all your questions you might have concerning Armenia and its' culture, history, life. Someone you dreamt to guide you through Armenia! He will suggest the best suitable itinerary for you including the accommodation. He also respects your time for privacy. But anyway with Hayk we felt like travelling with an old friend of us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Petra I am so happy to know your family . You are a kind of people with whom it worths traveling the whole universe. Lots of kisses to Teo and Beata and warm hugs to Marek. I am sure we will meet again either in Yerevan or Prague.

Brett Roberts

United States
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Tour: #298329, Yerevan city tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 3/17

We took the Yerevan City Tour with Hayk as our guide. Hayk was outstanding and very informative. He was also extremely easy to understand and very accommodating. I would highly recommend him as you guide in Yerevan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brett Thank you very much for your positive feedback, hope to see you in Armenia again.

Moura Falah

United States
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Hayk, We had a great time with you in your beautiful country. We admire you for your knowledge, your passion about your job and your modesty. We appreciated the hospitality and friendship that we got from you. highly recommend his tours. Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Moura Thank you very much for your positive feedback

Santhosh Sriharsha

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia for Santhosh and family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Hayk is all the things you want in an excellent guide,Reliabl,friendly,polite,dignified,knowledgeable, fun, relaxed, organized, flexible. Hayk very accommodating and kids friendly. Discuss your interest with Hayk to have a right itinerary.We have learnt a lot about the history and culture of Armenia on this tour. Hayk took some off road tours which for sure we would have not visited in regular package. Thanks Hayk for taking initiative to arrange beautiful Armenian Vegetarian food. Best guide I had so far

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Santhosh , your family is so beautiful. I myself enjoyed traveling with you. Got really attached to you all , especially kids. My warm hugs and greetings to all.

Leticia Cruz

Philippines
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Tour: #61670, The oldest Winery in The world, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Dec 16/16

Our Khor Virap - Areni Cave & Winery - Noravank tour was awesome! Hayk was an excellent guide who amused us with great stories. Never a dull moment with this guy. We had fun going to Noravank and shooting videos through the open sunroof of his 4x4. We were mesmerized by the beauty of Khor Virap, Noravank and its history, got heady with wine tasting especially the brandy made from apricots. Superb vacation! Beautiful Armenia. We can't wait to be back in Spring or Autumn. See you again soon Hayk!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Elliott Baim

United States
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi, Tbilisi-Yerevan Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

First class. Very knowledgeable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much dear Elliott.

Martin Tatchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193984, Amberd Fortress in clouds, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 17/15

Another very interesting tour and well worth the drive to Amberd Fortress with some beautiful views on the way. Hayk is a very good driver and guide for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback

Martin Tatchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #61674, Explore North Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 16/15

Very enjoyable and interesting tour to some beautiful parts of Armenia with stunning scenery and visits to some beautiful churches. Hayks knowledge and insight is amazing. I have learnt a lot about the history and culture of Armenia on this tour. Highly recommended whilst in Armenia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback

Martin Tatchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

Excellent interesting tour. Hayk is very good in explaining the history of the sites visited and nothing was rushed. A trip recommended when visiting Yerevan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Minna Niemi

Finland
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/15

Glenn Laigo

Philippines
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

This tour was very pleasant and enjoyable. Hayk is fun to be with and a good conversationalist. He is also very knowledgeable with Armenia, I learned a lot! The car is big and roomy and his driving very safe, which makes the trip very comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Glenn Thank you for the positive feedback.

Therese Kristiansen

Norway
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

The tour was a great introduction to Armenia. Hayk is knowledgable about just about anything concerning Armenia. Best of all, he knows when to talk and when to be quiet. I am happy to recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Therese thank you very much for the positive feedback.

Kristin Cass

United States
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia and Artsakh for Aram & family, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jun 28/15

Cannot say enough good things about this trip and about Hayk! He is all the things you want in a guide, friendly, knowledgeable, fun, relaxed, organized, flexible, nice. The trip was perfectly customized for us. Armenia has so much to offer, breathtaking natural beauty, history, unique culture, art, food, entertainment, shopping, adventure, a warm ancient tradition of hospitality. People are so friendly, Hayk will translate. He felt like an old friend or cousin. Can't wait to go back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anahit, Aram, Araksi and Grikor I managed to fall in love with your family in 7 days. Your family is so beautiful and I wish you lots of happiness.

Hilde Vanwesemael

Belgium
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 22/15

We enjoyed our trip with Hayk very much, and from the moment he picked us up from the hotel it kind of seemed as if we knew each other already much longer. He has given us a lot of information in a very short while, and the way he brings it is as if he is telling his own story, rather than the historical background that he has to give to tourists about his country. He knew how to be 'close' enough to be a friend and at the same time give space and time to be by ourselves as well. Just the perfect guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilde Thank you very much for your feedback. Its so amazing to see people like you devoting their lives to children who really need you. God bless you for everything you have done for Armenia.

Evgenia Bondarenko

Russia
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Tour: #111347, Yerevan-Tbilisi Transfer & Tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 11/15

Simply the best tour we have ever had! Its just 10 hours but it felt in the end that we know everything about Armenia. Hayk told us a lot of interesting facts about peoples life, history, customs, food, everything :) and he has a very pleasant personality. Places we visited were gorgeous - Hayk knew the spots where to stop in order to get the best impressions and view. Especially liked 'secret place', where for sure nobody else can bring you. I highly recommend Hayk if you want to see the best of Armenia.

Tobias Erfurt

Germany
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Apr 13/15

The tour with Hayk has been, without any doubt, one of the highlights of our trip. We felt welcome from the first second and got so many valueable information. Due to bad weather condition we had to reschedule a small part of the excursion and Hayk did that according to our personal preferences. Fantastic! Not a single question has been left unanswered. We can only leave a 100% recommendation and big thank you for the great time, again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tobias Thank you for your feedback. You are always welcome in Armenia. Hope you took back with you positive emotions from our country and hope to see you again.

Trevor Harden

Bahrain
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Tour: #101048, Yerevan To Iran for Trevor Harden, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Feb 14/15

I was only in the country for a couple of days and wanted a quick tour to see and experience Armenia. Hayk gave me an excellent tour taking me around key sites. It was like travelling with a friend. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the positive feedback. You are always welcome in Armenia.

Alvin Casono

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #61668, Go through the history of Armenia in Brief, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 5/14

We only had two days for the trip and I felt like I've known Armenia for a long time. Thanks to Hayk! If you are travelling to Armenia, he is the best guy to show you around. He sure does know very corner of the country, he even brought us to places not in our itinerary and even to places not open to public yet :) He knows every detail there is about the history and facts of his country. Simply amazing, we had fun and for sure, you will too! Looking forward for a longer stay here!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alvin and Rayn Believe me or not you were the first guests with whome i jumped like crazy in front of Garni temple. I would jump the whole world with you guys. Now i believe that its possible to become friends in 2 days.

Hamed Alqaseer

Bahrain
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Tour: #61580, Stonehenge in Armenia (North To South), Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Sep 29/14

Armenia shot up to #1 on my travel list all thanks to this tour! Beautiful country & its people from the inside out, I have had the chance to see it all through the eyes of Mr. Hayk. I have chosen this tour precisely because I am very much fascinated in history. When Hayk knew about this, he was so flexible & kind enough to extend more time in the archaeological areas & even better; he knew all the hidden spots that no tour bus could reach. One of the best adventures ever; it was definitely worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hamed thank you for your feedback. i am so glad that you chose Armenia as your travel destination. it is a great pleasure to have a friend like you. the world is small, i am sure we will meet again.

Robin Brownstein

United States
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Tour: #61574, Armenia Tour for Robin Brownstein, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Sep 17/14

Really we need more stars that 5:) Hyak took four of us on the tour of our lifetime. We are seasoned travelers, so this is not a small compliment!In setting up the tour, we described that we wanted to see the natural beauty and sites that Armenia has,and immerse in the culture, history, arts& local cuisine.He did this and more.One very special attribute of Hyak is his intelligence and his love and passion for his country. This makes the tour more real and truly seen from an Armenian's eyes & heart.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin Thank you very much for all the emotions and love you gave me here in Armenia. usually i care for my traveler, but with you i always felt that there are 4 more friends with me who really cared for me. i wish all the travelers had your enthusiasm.

Lynne Flavell

United States
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Tour: #71408, Culinary tour For Lynne Flavell, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 23/14

Our time with Hayk was awesome. He's easy-going, dynamic, well-rounded and unbelievably knowledgeable in every single aspect of his country; he tuned in to our interests, shared thought provoking information and was always ready to do more. He showed us wonderful authentic food experiences, both traditional Armenian and local specialties in each area. We left with bellies full of food and minds full of wonderful memories of his country and its incredible people. He's a true ambassador of Armenia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne and Charles Thank you for your positive feedback. I really enjoyed travelling with you. you are really a unique couple. don't forget to inform me the result of Saro's house :).... we all are really looking forward to a good news.

Yoshihisa Takahashi

Japan
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Tour: #64292, The first Christian country in the world, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/14

Good knowledge about history and the famous sightseeing sight in Armenia and fluent in English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Takahashi, Thank you for your immediate positive feedback. hope to see you in Armenia again.

Amanda Ferro

India
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Tour: #61670, The oldest Winery in The world, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Jul 29/14

We were in Armenia for only 3 days but thanks to Hayk this was one of our most enjoyable trips, he was very passionate about his beautiful country and made sure we experienced everything Armenia had to offer. He really knew every little fact about the places we visited and really transported us back in time with his stories. We have already promised him we will be coming back to Armenia for more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amanda Thank you for your positive feedback. I'll be waiting for you, you still have more things to see in Armenia.

Arild Olav Saevig

Norway
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Tour: From Tbilisi to Nagorno Karabakh for Arild Olav Saevig, Yerevan, Armenia
Date: Jun 29/14

Faboulous guide! Hayk has a deep knowledge about his country, is proud of his homeland, but has also seen several other countries and very important: he has got a fine sense of humor. Hayk is very flexible. Our plan was a 3 days trip from Tbilisi to Nagorno Karabach, southern Armeinia and Yerevan. We decided to keep a slower speed and a lower distance. We saw fabulous Armenian churches, beautiful landscapes (including Mt. Ararat) and a living cafe culture in Jerevan. Armenia? Hayk is your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arild I am sooo glad to have guests like you. i really enjoyed each day with you, and most out of them the evening in Hermon. Hope we will meet again.

Kimi Kibarian Fowler

United States
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia for Kim Kibarian, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 21/14

Outstanding from start to finish. Hayk is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge inre ancient Armenian culture, dynasties, geography, traditions and politics. His connections amazed me. He knows everyone! We spent 4 days together and myself and my husband felt like he was an old friend. We highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimi & James Thank you for your positive feedback. i really enjoyed my time with you. hope to see you again in Armenia.

Laura A.

United States
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Tour: #61654, Magical Holiday in Armenia for Laura Arteaga, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 15/14

Hayk was extremely knowledgeable about Armenian culture and history. He was very professional from the beginning and very accommodating during our 8 day tour. He is very personable and service oriented. We had a wonderful time in Armenia and we highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura & Ramon, It was a great pleasure to travel with you. I myself have learnt lots of things from you. Thank you for your positive feedback.

Edward Linton

United States
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Tour: #61580, Stonehenge in Armenia (North To South) for Edward Linton, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Nov 11/13

Hayk made me feel like an honored guest! He was always there for me. When I suggested a change in itinerary, he enthusiastically made the change. When we arrived late and hungry in Goris, he eagerly prepared an Armenian barbecue. I wondered how it would be to be in a car with a stranger. I needn’t have worried! He is a great conversationist AND he is like a Wikipedia concerning Armenia. Not only could he talk about demographics, he could carry on a conversation about the Council of Chalcedon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edward,Thank you very much for your positive feedback. there is a good armenian saying: "make a trip with someone to know him better". at the end of the trip i made a conclusion, i would really travel the whole world with you with great pleasure. you really made me believe that its possible to drive from Gandzasar to Dilijan without getting bored of driving as i had a companion with whom i could talk about everything in the world and he had knowledge of what we discussed.we will meet.thats providence

Molly Breiling

United States
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Tour: #61668, Birthday Tour of Armenia for Molly Breiling, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/13

Tours by Locals enabled my family to visit Armenia, without knowledge of the language, with a great degree of success. Our guide Hayk went above and beyond well prior to our arrival in helping us tailor our days in Armenia. His demeanor was nothing short of WONDERFUL. Helpful, flexible, good natured, exceptionally knowledgable about all things Armenian, and frankly very well versed in current events and history for a young man! We will be back, and we will hope to contact Hayk via your site again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter & Molly, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. i really enjoyed those couple of day with you here. it was my pleasure to have guests like you. I really hope to see you again.

Douglas Johnson

United States
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Tour: #55272, Garni Geghard Cultural tour + Yerevan city tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Hayk is the consummate travel professional; he's extremely well organized and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Johnson, thank you very much for your immediate positive feedback. It was a great pleasure to meet you.

Steve Reeder

United States
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Tour: Explore fascinating Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, central Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Date: Sep 3/13

The 3 of us from our tour were in agreement that we couldn't have picked a better guide than Hayk. He lived out his life philosophy on our tour, "making each day better than the last." His English is not only impeccable but he is easy to relate to and hold a conversation with. For us, he was like "one of the guys" on our trip, making sure we had authentic food experiences, inlcuding a crawfish biol and cooking our own khorovats. We don't think we've ever had a better guide than Hayk!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guys the tour with you was really fantastic. There was not a single second during your tour that i felt like a tour guide. it felt like i had gone out with my friends for having fun around Armenia. the time i spent with you will always stay in my memories as one of the best.

Stephen Creet

Australia
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Tour: Highlights Of Armenia in 2 days, Yerevan, Armenia
Date: Aug 5/13

Hayk is an incredaible tour guide with a wealth of knowledge on Armenian and the surrounding countries. Hyak was also very personable, kind, thoughtful and a joy to be with during our 2 day specially customised tour of Yerevan and it's surrounds. Both my wife Lyn and I would have no hesitation in recommending Hyak very highly to any prospective traveller to Armenia. Lyn & Steve

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve and Lyn thank you very much for your positive feedback. I also enjoyed those 2 days with you. Hope to see you again in Armenia

Mike Zangan

United States
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Tour: #61668, Go through the history of Armenia in Brief, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 27/13

hayk is one of the best guides we have ever had.he not only tried his best to show us the locations and the monuments we had booked but also introduce us to the culinary delicacies and unique cultural aspects of armenia.with hayk as our guide we always had the the feeling of having a friend, very knowledgeable in armenian history and culture who was dedicated to make our stay in armenia memorable. thank you hayk for the memorable days. mike and giselle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear mr. & mrs. Zangan Thank you very much for positive feedback. You are always welcome in Armenia. It was really a great pleasure to travel with you. Wish you all the best in life.

Laura Kelley

United States
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Tour: #55272, Customized tour for Laura Kelley- Garni Geghard City tour, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 24/13

Hayk is a fantastic guide who took into consideration my individual interests and activities. He also added lots of information about Armenian culture which enhanced the tour experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Kelley it was my pleasure to spend those few days in your company. you are always welcome in Armenia.

Laura Kelley

United States
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Tour: #63185, Tatev Monastery & South Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia    view tour
Date: May 22/13

Hayk A. is the best guide I've ever had. He has knowledge, enthusiasm and love for his country's history that enhances the tour experience. He was also considerate of my individual interests (food and culture) and included a tremendous amount of additional information about these issues. Hayk is an excellent face for Tours-by-Locals in Armenia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Dear Laura (Mrs. Kelley) thank you very much for your positive feedback. i am also sooo grateful to you for your advises concerning my wife, and of course cooking. I myself learnt lots of things about life from you. i wish You and your family lots of luck and let all your dreams and plans come true.