Yerevan - Garni Canyon (off-road) - Garni Pre-Christian Temple - Geghard Monastery - Geghama Mountains Ridge, Lake Vishapakar, Pre-Historical Petroglyphs (off-road) - Yerevan
After short briefing on the tour we will board Toyota land cruisers and will drive to the north to Kotayk region taking off road way through the Canyon of Garni stretching along the river Azat and Goght. Enjoying magnificent, seemingly artificial slopes from the foot to the top of the gorge named "Symphony of Stones", we will continue our way to Garni Temple built in the second half of the 1st century A.D. and dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mitra, the god of the sun. After Christianity the temple was used as a summer residence of Armenian Kings described as ‘‘A House of Coolness‘‘. Leaving the temple we will drive to the north up to the magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture Geghard Monastery founded in IV century A.D. (at that time called Ayrivank or a “Cave Monastery”) and rebuilt in 1215, when as a legend says the name Geghard was given as the legendary spear - Geghard - (that pierced Christ) was brought there. Leaving Geghard Monastery we will take off-road way towards Lake Vishapakar, located on Geghama Mountain chain on the North-East of Lake Sevan, where we can visit one of the unique wonders of the world, rock carvings and petro glyphs of Geghama mountains. Enjoying the lake and surrounded beautiful nature we will drive back to Yerevan.
Transportation by Toyota Land Cruiser or similar vehicles, guiding and visits to mentioned sites.
Meal that can be ordered additionally with a cost of up to 5000 AMD per person.