Duration: 3.5-4 hours (including transfers)
Distance: 35 km one way
Entrance ticket: At Garni temple- 1500 AMD per person (~3,5 USD)
Local guides on spot: Not necessary
Price for 2-4 pax: By Mercedes VITO (5 seats) = AMD equivalent to USD 155 (including guide service)
Price for 5-12 pax: By Mercedes Sprinter (17 seats) = AMD equivalent to USD 190 (including guide service)
Price for 12 pax and more: By buses (25 seats and more) = AMD equivalent to USD 260 (including guide service)
Tour Description: Drive through the picturesque Avan Canyon skirting formidable cliffs and passing exotic-looking gorges until a green plateau by the Azat River comes into view. Here, in the harmony of relief and the virgin nature you will see the pagan Garni architectural complex of the 1st century and feel the spirit of the ancient ages. Another ten minutes ride through the gorge will take you to the cave monastery of Geghard (12th –13th centuries). Explore the mosaic ancient baths and ruins of the royal palace, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this mythical place and examine remarkable cross stones carved into sheer rock.