Ke TangUnited States
My friend and I took a 5 day whirlwind tour of Armenia. I booked Hayk weeks in advance, he was great with communication and even helped me build out my itinerary based on what I wanted to see. Upon meeting at the airport Hayk immediately made us feel welcome and at home, jumping right into stories and interesting explanations. We learned so much with this guy; I've never met a guide so profoundly in love and passionate about his country and it's history, and able to deliver that to his guests. 10/10!
Kaushik SriramUnited Arab Emirates
We spent 3 days in Armenia and all the 3 days were amazing. Having Hayk as a guide gave us a full fun filled trip. From day 1 to end of the trip his energy was upto the mark. He knows the exact requirement of the travellers and plans accordingly. His knowledge about the country was impeccable and with him it feels like you are on a trip with one of your old friend. Finally if you are planning to visit Armenia. Just close your eyes book Hayk he will do the rest for you.
Neville HallamUnited Kingdom
Hayk is a great tour guide his knowledge and his English is excellent, and he was very attentive to my needs. We spent two days travelling around Armenia to a variety of sights that Hayk had selected and it was a very good introduction to a great country. The views of Mount Ararat were spectacular (although it can be a shy mountain, so I know I was lucky). Hayk was a very safe driver, with a very sound vehicle, and I would hope to return for another tour in the future.
Hayk is very friendly, enthusiastic, spontaneous, creative, knowledgeable and crazy!! (in a good and fun way) We got to experience the best of Armenia in 3++ fun-filled days. He likes to give surprises and comes up with impromptu activities based on his observation of the travelers' interests. Highly recommended!!
Hayk was the most entertaining, accommodating and knowledgeable guide. Due to our limited time in Armenia Hayk managed to fit in all we wanted to see into one very long day, whist keeping us entertained until the very last. We had the most amazing day seeing many historical and natural spectacular sights. Hayk even added special experiences that were not in our itinerary, making the day extra special. It was a wonderful day we will never forget.
Lindsay G.United States
If traveling between Tbilisi and Yerevan, Hayk's Transfer Tour is highly recommended!! He offers smiling door to door service and is super passionate about sharing his country and culture with you. Hayk is a friendly font of information and minds all the details to ensure a smooth border crossing, excellent sightseeing stops and sampling of the local delicacies.
We spent 3 fantastic days with Hayk. He was more than a guide, we had the feeling to discover the most beautiful places of Armenia with a friend. He shared with us his knowledge regarding the country and its rich history. He also allows us to be acquainted with the art of barbecue and to understand the mindset of Armenian people. We definitely recommend Hayk for a tour in Armenia. With him, if you stay tuned, you will enjoy a great experience of travelling and life!
There is no doubt Hayk is good at what he does. There was high attention to detail; he was very enthusiastic, entertaining and could not have been more qualified. His knowledge about Armenia and the ability to articulate historical stories make the tour even more memorable. We had the greatest views of many of the country's attractions from a unique viewpoint. For two days, Hayk organised the trip so perfectly. Fantastic!
Anna SigalovUnited States
Hayk is broadly educated, well informed, entertaining and sincerely caring person. We touched on multiple topics and always had meaningful conversation, including on the sensitive issues. We hired a guide, we found friend. The whole trip was enjoyable adventure.
Leslie LovesteadUnited States
This was an extremely well done tour. Our guide, Hayk, was knowledgable, warm and personable and fully accommodate our needs and desires for this tour. He made us feel valued and respected and he greatly enhanced our knowledge of and appreciation for Yerevan. We give him our highest recommendation and would encourage others to seek him out as a great tour guide.
Anna KnirelUnited States
Our tour guide Hayk was amazing! Very knowledgeable and intelligent. We are extremely pleased with his attitude and fantastic presentation skills. Excellent service, very well done Hayk!
Thomas H.United States
One of the best guides we've used from Tours by Locals. The tour was as promised in the description and very professional in all aspects. Importantly, Hayk provided the historical context of what we were seeing and how it fit into the overall Caucasus narrative. He has a great way of presenting and has a passion for sharing the accomplishments and opportunities of his country.
Mara AmbuehlUnited States
Hayk was absolutely fantastic! He was professional as well as personable and quite knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. When we go back to Armenia we will definitely book another tour with him. We learned so much.
We were 2 Portuguese families in Armenia for first time. Unfortunately Hayk could not be our guide due force majeure reasons. But he arranged for another guide, Karine who was a great guide. During our tour for 5 days, Hayk was always remotely monitoring our tour. Hayk met us 30 minutes to explain his situation and it was enough for us to conclude he is an exceptional guide.We strongly recommend Hayk.
Bruce HollandsUnited States
Hayk provided first-rate guide services and his knowledge of Armenia is exceptional. He is also a really nice person with a great personality. We had an aggressive schedule but he made everything go off seamlessly, and with enough pause in-between to take the edge off our busy timetable. Hayk also organized a number of nice personal touches like a wine tasting event and coordinated one of our visits with an Armenian liturgical chanting event that was very emotional and beautiful. Highly recommended!
Brady McCollumUnited States
We spent 3 days with Hayk in Armenia, including a transfer from Tbilisi, and had a fantastic time. He helped with border formalities and customized one of the days so we could see a site that wasn't on his standard tour. He scheduled the days to avoid the worst of the tourist crush, provided insightful commentary on Armenia's history, both ancient and modern, and always provided a little time so we could enjoy the sites on our own after imparting his knowledge. Highly, highly recommended.
Lucy Telfar BarnardNew Zealand
I'd put six stars if I could. Hayk was a phenomenal guide. His English is excellent, and he is clearly passionate and deeply knowledgeable about his work and his country, and he's the type of person you immediately feel at ease with. And he even volunteered to meet us off the plane at an early hour! The tour itself is also a good set of sights/sites to see together, which really give a taste of both the history and physical drama of Armenia. Entirely recommended!
Andrzej CirockiUnited Kingdom
This was our second trip with Hayk. As expected, it had been planned very well and executed professionally, actually exceeding our expectations. The places we visited were great and the food we had was to die for. Hayk has a fantastic personality, extensive knowledge about his country, and always goes the extra mile to make your stay in Armenia really exceptional. Book him - you won't regret it!
Andrzej CirockiUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day. Hayk is incredible. All is extremely well organised. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he is doing. We thoroughly recommend him as a local guide. We will definitely book him again when we are back ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy thank you so much for you positive feedback
Cheryl K.United States
Hayk was an excellent driver and guide who understood what was most important to us and was flexible enough to modify the itinerary to accommodate our special interests. He seemed to know everyone and even got us into places that were not open to the public. He is extremely knowledgeable about everything "Armenian" and shared it with such passion and enthusiasm that we fell in love with Armenia, its history and people and plan to return. In short, Hayk is THE BEST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope to see you again in Armenia
Hayk was the best tour guide I've ever met. First, he came to the hotel 10 minutes before our meeting time. It was relieved us from the beginning. On the way to the tour, he entertained us with jokes so we laughed many times. Of course, his explanation was very detailed. At the same time, he gave me a time to relax and take pictures. I think that we could deepen our understanding of not only the tourist spots but also the country and history of Armenia beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shiori thank you so much for you positive feedback. It was really fund to travel with you
Hugo ToledoUnited Arab Emirates
Outstanding day - Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery are quite impressive sites. This was our first day in Armenia. Our tour guide, Hayk, made all the difference. In all my travels, I have never had such a charismatic tour guide. Hayk is well educated, knows his country's history, he is funny and quite patient. On top of everything, he is a safe driver and knows where to buy the local food for you to give it a try. I unreservedly recommend Hayk as a tour guide to anyone visiting Armenia.
Hugo ToledoUnited Arab Emirates
This was a fabolous day - Tatev Monastery is quite impressive and worth the day long trip . Our guide, Hayk, made all the difference. In all my travels, I have never had such a charismatic tour guide. Hayk is well educated, knows his country's history, he is funny, has a great sense of humor, and makes any long day short. On top of everything, he is a safe driver and knows where to buy the local food for you to give it a try. I unreservedly recommend Hayk as a tour guide to anyone visiting Armenia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hugo thank you so much for you feedback. Looking forward to meeting you and your family in Armenia again. Warm greeting to Anna.
Craig PuffenbergerRoxbury, CT, United States
If you plan to see Armenia the right way, Hayk is your guy. He is a pure professional--knowledgeable, entertaining (very entertaining!), courteous and just fun to be with. In our two days of touring he chose the perfect itinerary to combine major sites, lesser seen parts of the country, and great restaurants. We called Hayk "the mayor" because he seemed to know everyone and they all treated us special. We had the most enriching, comfortable, fun and amazing trip imaginable thanks to Hayk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review dear Craig. It was a great pleasure to know you. My warm greetings to Alex.
Raisa ShusterBrampton, ON, Canada
It was the best choice to meet Hayk and allow him to show us his beloved Armenia. He has a great knowledge of history about country, very accomodating and extremely great human being. We definitely were very happy with his services and will recommend him to all.
Aline F.United Arab Emirates
A very friendly and amazing guide, goes out of his way to make sure that you enjoy the whole tours. Thanks Hayk!
Hayk is one of the reasons we fell absolutely in love with Armenia! While Armenia by itself was amazing, Hayk moulded it into story that far exceeded our expectations. His communication skills and translations left us astounded. His knowledge of the history, geopolitical situations and mainly of Armenia as a place is the reason we enjoyed the trip. While Armenia itself can leave you dumbstruck, Hayk can add a hint of magic to make the experience truly memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aldrick thank you so much for your kind words. I am always here for you.
Helen W.Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a big pleasure to know you.
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Zoe ThomasUnited Kingdom
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zoe thank you very much for the positive feedback, my warm greetings to your family and of course Sandukht.