Geghardavank, Garni Temple and the Symphony of Stones

From 12,000 AMD
  • Guided trip to see cultural monuments and values
  • The tour combines culture, history, nature and winetasting
  • Demonstration of Lavash-Baking
  • Fully equipped vehicles
  • Professional guide that talks your language
7H 30Min approx
Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
A note from Starling
Face masks recommended
On demand
  • 10:00 Departure
  • 11:00-12:20 Geghardavank Monastery
    The Region of Kotayk is no exception when it comes to the beauty of landscape and nature. The region has everything to offer, including the assets to take you further back to the pagan past of the country.
    Only about 45 mins away from Yerevan, Geghardavank Monastery is truly unprecedented. Carved out of the cliff it is located on, the multi-chambered complex is a unique example of the medieval Armenian Christian architecture.
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch (including demonstration of Lavash-Baking)
    The lunch with a stunning view of the Geghama mountain range will complete the first half of the day.
  • 14:00-14:45 Garni Temple
    Your walk in the courtyard of the Garni Temple will take you back almost 2000 years to the times when the locals worshipped multiple gods. The architectural style of the pagan past and the laid-back location will leave you recharged and well-traveled. And go figure! Those beautiful vertical column-like rock formations can be seen from very close!
  • 15:00-16:30 Symphony of Stones in Garni Gorge
    The famous Symphony of Stones will surely strike as something you have never seen before. The amazing volcanic-origin rock formations are a brilliant testimony to the tectonically active history of the vicinity.
  • 16:30 Return to Yerevan
  • 17:30 Arrival in Yerevan
    What's Included
    • 7-hours fully-featured outdoor tour
    • Foreign language professional TOUR-GUIDE service
    • Full ground transportation, including hotel pick-up
    • Lunch
    • Demonstration of Lavash-Baking
    • Vegetarian-friendly food arranged upon request
    • Entrance Fees
    • Trips to museums
    • COVID-19 protection measures
    What You Can Expect
    • Get a hand-to-hand experience with the heart-warming hospitality of Armenia.
    • Tour to the most culturally significant historical sites and landscapes in Armenia.
    • Enjoy the luxury of fully air-conditioned private transportation.
    • Be in comfort, safety, and ease with the company of our friendly professional private drivers and guides.
    Why To Choose This Tour
    A day of exploring new country, new culture, new nature in a friendly, safe and far from a city's everyday routine environment
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tours are arranged on a demand basis
    Technical Details
    Distance- ~60 km
    Accessibility- No stairs or dirt roads need to be passed to arrive at the sites. Geghardavank Monastery will require the visitor to walk up a small incline to the monastery yard.
    Altitude Changes- 80-85% of the road, gradually․
    Photo taking- The vehicle will stop at several viewpoints for the visitors to take photos.
    Overall level of difficulty- EE
    Cancellation Policy
    Cacellation Policy:
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience's start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience's start time will not be accepted.
    Starting from 12,000 AMD per person