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Private tour to Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Cave Monastery & Symphony of Stones

5 (23)
Garni, AM
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Private tour to Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Cave Monastery & Symphony of Stones

5 (23)
Garni, AM
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Experience the ultimate private tour to the Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Cave Monastery, and the Symphony of Stones. Leave the crowds behind as you embark on a journey off the beaten path to witness the mesmerizing Symphony of Stones. This natural wonder will undoubtedly become the highlight of your day. Marvel at the ancient beauty of Garni Temple, the only Hellenic temple in the Soviet Union territory. Explore the impressive Geghard cave monastery, a complex carved out of a single rock dating back to the 4th to 13th century. This outstanding adventure promises a total duration of 180 to 240 minutes, filled with awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable moments. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to discover Armenia's hidden treasures.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 2-5 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private tour to Garni Pagan Temple
  • Visit Geghard Cave Monastery
  • Witness the Symphony of Stones
  • Explore the only Hellenic temple in Soviet Union territory
  • Unesco World Heritage site visit
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Garni Temple entrance fee approx 3usd/person

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Introduction

Join an unforgettable private tour to explore the hidden gems of Armenia, including the Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Cave Monastery, and the awe-inspiring Symphony of Stones. This exclusive experience allows you to escape the crowds and delve into the rich history and natural wonders of this captivating country.

What to Expect

During this 3 to 4-hour journey, you can anticipate immersing yourself in the enchanting beauty of Armenian architecture and landscapes. Begin your adventure at the legendary Garni Temple, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 1st century BC. Marvel at the Hellenic design of this ancient temple, the only one of its kind within the former Soviet Union. Next, prepare to be amazed as you visit the Geghard Cave Monastery, a complex carved entirely out of a single rock, showcasing Armenian craftsmanship from the 4th to 13th centuries. Experience the spiritual atmosphere of this sacred site and let its history wash over you. But the adventure doesn't end there. Venture further to witness the Symphony of Stones in the Garni Valley. Nature's own artwork, this geological phenomenon will leave you in awe. It's an opportunity not to be missed, as the breathtaking beauty of the Symphony of Stones may very well turn out to be the highlight of your day.

Who is This For?

This private tour is perfect for any traveler seeking a unique and personalized exploration of Armenia's cultural and natural wonders. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply someone who craves off-the-beaten-path adventures, this experience caters to a wide range of interests. All ages and backgrounds are welcome to join and discover the secrets of this extraordinary region.

Why Book This?

Embarking on this private tour allows you to uncover the lesser-known treasures of Armenia with the guidance of experienced local experts. Avoid the crowds and embrace the exclusivity of a tailored itinerary that focuses on the most captivating attractions in the area. Immerse yourself in the rich history and spirituality of the Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Cave Monastery, then witness the natural wonder of the Symphony of Stones. This tour ensures a truly unforgettable and immersive experience, leaving you with lifelong memories of Armenia's unique heritage.

Good to Know

As you prepare for this tour, keep in mind that it has a duration of approximately 3 to 4 hours. Dress comfortably and wear suitable footwear for exploring the historical sites and natural surroundings. Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery along the way. Your expert guide will provide fascinating insights and stories, enriching your journey through time and culture.

Reviews

Travelers rave about this private tour, praising its exceptional guides and the opportunity to discover hidden treasures. Visitors often mention how the Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Cave Monastery exceeded their expectations, with their impressive architecture and spiritual ambiance. The Symphony of Stones is consistently described as a highlight of the tour, leaving visitors speechless with its unique natural beauty. Many travelers recommend this experience as a must-do for anyone visiting Armenia, as it offers a deeper understanding of the country's rich cultural heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Garni Temple

Garni is the only Hellenic temple in the whole Soviet Union territory, which is of 1st century BC. It's a Unesco sight. we will also visit Geghard cave monastery which is a 4-13 century complex carved out of one piece of rock.

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (23)

621texasr

I will try my best to let this review do justice to Hayk. Before I even start; I would tell anyone going to Armenia to make sure you have Hayk as your tour guide; he’s definitely a cut above the rest and you will never regret it; his exquisite & passionate knowledge of Armenia was like living in a “History of Armenia” documentary; he left no stone unturned in explaining the sites we visited; it was like getting our own personal history lesson on Armenia (with a touch of humor 😊 ), we learnt so many things about this great country Armenia that we never knew. Hayk is always on time, he is very patient with his tourists and never rushes; and from the moment you meet Hayk, it’s non-stop, humor, jokes, back stories of Armenian history etc. As every tourist would be hustling around wanting to take pictures; with Hayk you are spellbound by his explanations, humor and advice on the best spots and angles for capturing memorable pictures. Even after the tour if you need anything or advice, he’s ever ready to help. Oh and here’s a double whammy; our friends were celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary and Hayk made all the arrangements (at one of the oldest churches/monastery) to make their day a very memorable one, including arranging a place to change clothes after the ceremony and get back on the tour 😊. I also told Hayk I wanted to propose to my partner (of 13 years) and like a Gene with the snap of a finger he made that happen too and it was beautiful. The feeling Hayk leaves you with is like you have known Hayk for decades, and your experience with him will be etched in your brain 😊. Thank you Hayk for the wonderful time you gave us; the dates of our next visit to Armenia will revolve around the dates “you” will be available to be our guide once again to show us the rest of Armenia (places we didn't get a chance to visit). Until then; take care and we look forward to meeting you soon.

tishvc

Hayk is the best guide to tour you around Armenia. His vast knowledge about Armenia’s history amazed me and my friends. It is my 2nd time to book Hayk for a fun tour and there is never a dull moment with him around.

MarcelaM_A

Hyak, our guide, is an amazing guide who is not only fluent in English, but he is almost like a native speaker and he travelled the world, what gives him great approaches about cultural ideas. He is a real entertainer. Passionate for his country’s history and culture, he explained us so many facts and also gave us some very interesting opinions. We really loved the tour. The view from Garni temple onto the gorge is stunning. There are ancient baths next to the Temple. The experience at Geghard Monastery is unforgettable, the beauty of the nature around the monastery is very nice and calm. The churches were carved inside the mountains. There is a nice sound of water coming from the river next to it.

H5596LUpaulf

Dear Hyak, thank you - we had an incredible time in Armenia, it far exceeded our expectations. Your country while being tough and rocky, has created some of the most hospitable people on earth. You have a great team with Anahit & Sarkis, we were well cared for and our knowledge of Armenia and her history is now outstanding. We hope and pray that your nation overcomes the challenges that it faces with your neighbours. Certainly we will return. Thank you Paul & Maral

judithwU1621PV

We were only for a short trip in Armenia and decided to go on this tour with Hayk. It was the best decision ever : We learned so much about Armenia and the history. Hayk is a very well informed, intelligent and polite person and makes sure you will have the best experience. We never met a tour guide like Hayk before .We highly recommend to book a tour with Hayk! You will not regret it and you will have a unique tour that is different to all standard tours.

Harold_Sanditen

Hayk is a terrific guide. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about Armenia, both in terms of sites and history. He’s very dedicated to his job as a tour guide, always adapting to make sure you get the best possible tour. Our flight was delayed by over 8 hours, so we missed our first tour, but he regrouped and in the end we did all the tours we had booked, which was much appreciated. His SUV is very comfortable and Wi-Fi is available too! I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!!!

Cris Erika I

Hayk is more than just a tour guide. He's like a history professor. Traveling is also about knowledge, loved the story-telling along the way. The private tour was worth while! Will definitely book the next trip with him but hopefully we could catch his free time. Visiting Armenia changed a lot of our ideas about the country because of him, the investigation trip went very well that we are looking forward to stay a bit longer next time. Please book your trips with him, recommending 101%. Safe Fun Welcoming

BellerophonO

I did a private tour with Hayk and it was a wonderful day, and a highlight of my trip. It's so important to get outside of Yerevan! Hayk is a fantastic guide - so knowledgeable and fun - and this was a great way to learn so much more about the the history and culture of Armenia. It's such a neat country, and through doing a tour, you're able to see some of the highlights with a great guide who takes care of everything and knows how to beat the crowds. We were able to visit some very popular sites at times when no one else was there, which made it all the more special. We covered a lot of ground - we went to Garni pagan temple, Geghard cave monastery, the Symphony of Stone in Garni canyon, Lake Sevan and Sevanavnik monastery, Dilijan, and, Haghardzin monastery in Dilijan national park. If I return to Armenia, I would love to do a multi-day tour with Hayk.

davidsU753DR

Hayk is truly a great guide. Passionate, knowledgeable, easygoing and with a great love for his country. Beeing myself a tour guide back in my country, I could tell from the very first moment we met him that we were lucky to have him as a guide. Two unforgettable day trips.

LondonNomad

If I could have 10% of Hayks energy I would be happy ! He is an amazing guide, I think one of the best I have ever had. Such a huge Knowledge of Armenia and passion for his country. Book Hayk, you won’t regret it !!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 19:01