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PRIVATE TOUR: Charents Arch, Garni Temple, Symphony of the Stones or Garni Gorge, Geghard Monastery

Garni village, Kotayk region

Excellent from 2 reviews
100% of guests recommend


4 Hours

Tour Type

Cultural tours

Group Size

19 people


Kotayk region, RA


Discover two cultural highlights of Armenia during a half-day trip from Yerevan. This 5-hours tour in Armenia includes – Charents Arch, Garni – Greco-Roman pagan temple, UNESCO-listed medieval monastery of Geghard. Choose this individual tour, book it with us and let us show you the Land of old Legends, Biblical Stories and Ancient History!

  • The pagan temple of Garni was built in the second half of the 1st century by King Trdat I. This is the only pagan temple, which has been preserved on the territory of Armenia. After the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Khosrovadukht, sister of King Trdat III. It was destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake. Parts, fragments of graceful columns and wall stones were spread around the temple. It is supposed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun.
  • Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a “cave monastery”. This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in place of the sacred spring, originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Geghard (spear) comes from the Langin’n spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. The monastery complex Geghard is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Garni Canyon or Gorge is attractive for the wonderful natural rocks. The gorge is called "Symphony of Stones" or "Basalt Organ". The monument consists of huge paradoxically symmetric hexagon and pentagon basalt columns (nearly 50 meters high). These stones hanging against the gravity resemble an organ, which explains why it is also referred to as “Basalt Organ Pipes”.
  • Charents Arch is located near Yerevan, between the pagan temple of Garni and Geghard Christian monastery complex in the village of Vokhchaberd. At first glance, the Arch seems to be the most ordinary and unremarkable, but coming closer, passing to the platform inside the arch and looking at the panorama, everything becomes clear – this is the best place to admire the great and sacred mountain of Ararat, to be in unity with it and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

This tour is valid every day 09:00 - 14:00

Full payment or 30% deposit required


Guide service (if chosen)

Wi-Fi in transportation

Entrance ticket to Garni temple (if chosen)

Bottled water

Lunch (if chosen)

Transportation on comfortable vehicles and professional drivers

Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan

Brief information about excursion stops in digital or paper form

Traffic accident insurance


Alcoholic drinks

Audio guide


Useful information

Please note
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you.
  2. The tour can be organized in other languages upon request. In this case the prices can be changed.
  3. During Excursions, extra stops or places can be visited only if there is a real opportunity. Significant changes of itinerary are possible only with the agreement of the head office and recalculation of unexpected costs.
  4. When visiting churches, men and women are advised not to wear open clothes. For women, a scarf is desirable.
  5. The company is not responsible for any of your items lost or damaged in the vehicles and in the sites during private tours.
Purchase, Changing & Cancellation policy

You can buy this service in full or book it by paying 30% of the total amount. In case of booking, you will pay the rest of the cost of your service online before providing the service or in cash / non-cash at the organization's office.

In case of changing the date of service, no fee will be charged if you inform the organization at least 24 hours before the service is provided, and in case of later notification on change - 10% of the total cost will be charged. It is possible to change the direction or type of service only at least 24 hours before the service is to be provided. In this case, the final calculation is made, the corresponding changes are made, if possible.

In the case of extreme weather conditions or force majeure, the entity has the right to change, reduce or cancel the approved purchase. In case of cancellation by the organization, you are offered another equivalent service.

Without any penalty purchase cancellation is available at least 24 hours in advance. After that, the whole value of the service is non-refundable in case of purchase, cancellation, as well as without the consent of the service provider. For full information on money refund and other costs related to that can be found in the Public Contract.

Pricing policy for children

Children / kids aged 0-3 can participate in individual (private) excursions free of charge. The number of kids may change depending on the type of car & the number of guests and children participating in the tour for free. Please contact the organization in advance.

Payment methods
  1. Bank transfer is the transfer of an corresponding amount to the bank account of the organization. You can pay in drams, rubles, dollars and euros.
  2. Online payment is the payment made through the official website of the organization. At the moment it is possible to make a payment with Visa / Master cards of any exchange rate.
  3. Card payment is the payment via Visa / Master card through the POS terminal in the organization's office. The amount of the excursions/service is presented in Armenian drams, but you can pay with any exchange rate card (your bank changes the exchange rate of the corresponding amount). The organization does NOT CHARGE extra amount during card payment.
  4. Cash payment is the payment at the office of the organization by cash. Payments are accepted only in Armenian drams. There is a bank and ATM next to the organization's office.
COVID-19 safety rules

We strictly follow the COVID-19 safety rules of the RA government. Please, take masks and individual sanitizers with you.

Tour Location

Garni village, Kotayk region


Based on 2 reviews
Very Good
darya porojkina

darya porojkina

17/02/2023 15:01


Я взяла трансфер с аэропорта в отель с компанией Джан Армения, после трансфера решила, что туры тоже стоит брать у них и не пожалела об этом. Я очень хотел посетить языческий храм в Армении. Но мы также посетили монастырь Гегхард (надеюсь имя написал правильно) и Симфонию камней. Наш гид Армине была очень профессиональной и рассказывала все самое интересное. А водитель Давид тоже был очень хорошим. Хотели бы брать еще туры с вами, но поскольку возникли вопросы и проблемы на работе, пришлось вернутся в Россию пораньше. Но планирую посетить еще летом
alexandra sasha

alexandra sasha

04/01/2023 12:03

Thank you for good service

10 days ago went to Garni and Geghard with them, as a beautiful surprise we had a stop near the reservoir called Azat. It was really beautiful! Architecture of Armenia is something adorable, something that you can't describe with words. Me and my family (husband and two kids, 2 y.o and 8 y.o) are from California. We came to Armenia 1 month ago and it is such a pity that we hadn't found the company Jan Armenia earlier :( They provided really good service! They assisted with the choice of the tour, due to them we have a lot of great photos and memories. They provided the baby seat for free! Frankly speaking, it was very nice to get such a good service in Armenia. The ride was so calm that the kids didn't have any issues with the ride. The guide was a very nice girl and spoke fluent English.
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