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Private 7-8-hour Khor Virap, Garni temple & Geghard monastery trip from Yerevan

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Visiting Khor Virap Monastery, Geghard Monastery, and Garni Temple in one day is tricky without a car. On this full-day tour, travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to all three. Accompanied by a guide, depart from your hotel and make your way to Khor Virap Monastery, where you can take in views of Mt. Ararat. Admire the Greco-Roman-style architecture at Garni Temple. Explore the 13th-century Geghard Monastery complex and learn about its history from your guide.
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Apr 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,503 helpful votes
Visiting "Garni Temple", you cannot miss "Garni Gorge" and its awesome "Basaltic Organ" - the hidden pipes of Armenia! Due to volcanic activities, basalt rock formations seem like columns sculpted by extraordinary craftsmen! Just breathtaking! You can walk down all the way from "Garni Temple" on the cliff's edge above, or hire one of the many existing 4WD vehicles with local drivers. Right there, you will immediately understand why "Basaltic Organ" is also known as "Symphony of Stones"! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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urosdernovsek wrote a review Aug 2019
Celje, Slovenia1,075 contributions78 helpful votes
Great natural rock formation, as organ pipes. Nice for a walk, from old bridge by the river, to the view of Garni temple on the hill, and back. Formations should be formed by vulcanic lava pushing/reforming rocks.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Jonas Gunnarsson wrote a review Aug 2019
Stockholm, Sweden493 contributions108 helpful votes
If you are in Garni and have the appropriate means of transportation, it could be worthwhile to drive down the recently built road down to the gorge and the organ. There are cool, huge formations of basalt and the size is quite impressive.
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Date of experience: July 2019
KPR1955 wrote a review Jun 2019
Crewe, United Kingdom1,744 contributions114 helpful votes
This was as unusual and exciting as it was described to us on our way. We had just visited the Garni Temple and done the walk around the gorge and we came face to face with this fantastic scene.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Joni H wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore1,763 contributions108 helpful votes
Thought this natural phenomenon is amazing where due to volcanic activities basalt columns were formed looking like a symphony of organs! Taking a stroll enjoying these rock formations was really nice.
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Date of experience: October 2018