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Tour to Khor Virap, Geghard and Garni Temple, Private 7 hours

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An hour drive will bring us to Khor Virap Monastery located in the Ararat plain situated about 100 meters away from the closed Turkish-Armenian border (sealed by barbed wire fencing) and defended by Russian military establishments. Heading to south east of Armenia our 1st stop is the legendary Monastery of the Spear at Geghard Monastery. This UNESCO World Heritage site was carved into the rock to house one of the most cherished relics of Christianity. We continue our drive to Garni village and stop in a family restaurant to have our lunch there and try lavash(flatbread made in a tandoor). We visit Garni Temple, a first century A. D. Graeco-Roman pagan temple probably devoted to Mithra. We may hear Armenian visitors give an impromptu choral concert.

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Stop At: Khor Virap

The monastery is surrounded by green pasture lands and vineyards within the Ararat plain and is in view of Mount Ararat. The Arax (or Arakas) River flows close by, and the monastery is across from Aralık, Turkey.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Charent's Arch

Enjoy amazing view of Mount Ararat from Charents Arch. At one of the passes right by the road there is the Arch of Charents (architect R. Israelian, 1957), from which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard

Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status.

Duration: 1 hour

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Lunch

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Garni Temple

Garni Temple, a first century A. D. Graeco-Roman pagan temple probably devoted to Mithra. We may hear Armenian visitors give an impromptu choral concert.

Duration: 1 hour