Pools of Holy Carp
Göreme Open Air Museum
Kaymaklı Underground City
high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.
Day – 1 Bus from İstanbul to Cappadocia
18:30 Pick up from Orient Hostel and transfer to bus station. 20:30 Depart from Istanbul. Bus trip takes around 11 hours. There are breaks on the way for your personal needs
Day – 2 Arrive in Cappadocia –(Göreme or Ürgüp ) (L)
08:30 Arrive Cappadocia. Met on arrival.
09:30 Full day tour of North Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see; Devrent Valley, Monks Valley, Avanos, Göreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar. Transfer to Hostel/Hotel. Overnight.
Day 3 Cappadocia Tour II & Bus to İstanbul(B, L)
Breakfast & 09:30 You will be picked up from your hostel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see: Kızılçukur, Cavusin, Hospital Monastry, Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon House. After the tour, transfer to Hostel / Hotel Overnight
Day – 4 Breakfast and chek-out.Meet the guide and driver in the hotel at 08:00am, and depart from Göreme. After passing Kayseri, we visit the Seljuk Karatayhan Caravanserai on the famous Silk Road. We then drive for lunch through the Taurus Mountains, affording us the opportunity to observe the countryside and everyday life of rural Turkey. After lunch we drive to Kahramanmaras for a different experience-tasting best ice-cream in Turkey. We then drive to Kahta and check-in our hotel. Overnight in Kahta.
Day – 5 We depart from hotel very early in the morning up to the Mount Nemrut. At the end of the road, we get off the van and walk twenty-five minutes until the summit. Here we watch the memorable sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. We then visit Arsemia which was once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom before continues to the ancient Septimus Severus Bridge over the Cendere stream, and the Karakus tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. We keep driving to Sanliurfa and Harran. We visit the Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in the Middle East, en route. We check-in the hotel in Sanliurfa and have lunch there. Gobeklitepe which is a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Sanlıurfa. This sanctuary is proved by the archaeologists that it is the oldest sanctuary in the world which is about 11,500 years old. After lunch we visit Abraham’s Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it. We than walk around oriental covered bazaar and Gümrükhan. We drive to Harran a village of Mud-Brick “beehive” houses mentioned in the book of genesis where Abraham spent the last years of his life. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.
Day – 6 After breakfast we depart from Sanliurfa to Birecik which is famous for its bald-ibis (Kelaynak) birds. These birds are living only in Birecik in the world and there is a very limited population of them. We visit the breeding farm of Bald Ibis birds. After our lunch, we drive up to the Taurus Mountains. We have a short tea break and drive back to Göreme.Overnight.
Day – 7 Breakfast.Free day. Transfer to Bus station.Overnight bus to İstanbul
Day – 8 Arrive İstanbul.
Driver and Personal Expenses and Optional Tours.
Tips to Guide
- Hot Air Balloon
- Rent a Motorbike