1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan

Kotayk: Day Tour to Garni and Geghard

Product ID: 165113
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Discover the historical villages of Garni and Geghard. With a backdrop of beautiful landscapes, this tour explores the Sun Temple of Garni and the Geghard Cave Monastery, as well as the scenic Garni Canyon.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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The guide will wait for you at 9:20 AM in front of your accommodation.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the scenic beauty of Garni and Geghard
  • Visit the historic village of Garni and the Hellenistic Temple
  • Discover Garni Canyon and its natural wonders
  • Experience the unforgettable sights of Geghard Monastery
Full description
The spiritual histories of Paganism and Christianity come alive on this tour of key religious sites in the Kotayk region. Ideal for travelers hoping to learn more about this complex culture, this tour explores the Pagan Temple Garni and nearby Christian Monastery of Geghard.

After pick-up in air-conditioned vehicles, the first stop is the village of Garni, known to be over 4000 years old. Here guests visit the magnificent Hellenistic Sun Temple of Garni. Afterwards, the tour moves to Garni Canyon, where the famous rock formations of hexagonal cylinders make up the "Symphony of Stones." Before leaving Garni, guests can experience local culture by baking traditional Lavash bread.

The final stop on the tour is Geghard Cave Monastery, a huge building partially carved from the mountain rock it is built upon. Here the spectacular towers and unique lighting conditions make for an unforgettable sight. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests will be transported back to their accommodation in Yerevan.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off