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Explore Cappadocia, Gobekli Tepe & Mt. Nemrut on a 7 Days Tour

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Duration: 7 days
Product code: 4799
Overview

This tour offers you a comfortable, safe, fast and unique travel experience in the south-east of Turkey.

After you have been amazed in Cappadocia with hot air balloons and unique geography and magical landscapes of the Fairy Chimneys, you will have the chance to visit the World's first temple which is older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids in Egypt.

Statues at Mt. Nemrut's terraces will take you back to 109 BC – 72 AD and these statues of gods are placed in three directions of the tumulus and are so fascinating that they are included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

After you visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born, you will not regret taking a chance to try some delicious kebabs.

See the fascinating mosaics of Zeugma museum that will impress you as much as the sweet treat of baklava.

These are just a few of things that you will do on this adventurous jam-packed itinerary of the beautiful country of Turkey.

Highlights
  • Explore Goreme National Park and see all the main sights of Cappadocia including the Fairy Chimneys
  • Have the option to take a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia
  • Drive to the summit of the mount Nemrut a UNESCO world cultural heritage sites and watch the sunset
  • Visit Urfa Archaeological Museum which has a huge collection, founded from Harran and Gobeklitepe Area
  • visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born
  • Explore Gobeklitepe, a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge
  • Visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum a superb mosaic discovered at the Roman site of Belkis-Zeugma
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Istanbul Airport
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    You can cancel your tour 7 days prior to the travel date with a full refund except for the domestic flights which are non-refundable.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Transportation with Air conditioned Luxury vehicles
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Professional licensed guiding
  • All Accommodation at 4 and 5 Stars hotels
  • Breakfasts and lunches as shown on itinerary
  • Admission fees to museums and others sights
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Dinners
  • All international flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Personal travel insurance
Itinerary
Days

Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, a representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name, and then you will be transferred to your hotel where you can take a rest.

  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

You will have an early morning pick you from your hotel and travel to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia.

Upon your arrival, to Cappadocia, a representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name, and then you will be transferred to the tour office.

After a welcome drink, start your tour at Goreme National Park where the first stop is at the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations.

After the panoramic viewpoint, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, and your guide will explain the history of the frescoes covering the walls of old cave churches as you explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site.

Next, get to see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to show their own talent about pottery.

We will then have our lunch in Avanos with traditional Turkish food before visiting the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys which is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.

See Devrent Valley that is well known as imagination valley where you can take fantastic pictures with animal-shaped rock formations.

Our last visit will be a Turkish handmade carpet cooperative where you will be informed about the process of handwoven kilims and double-knotted rugs from Turkey.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Flight : Flight to Cappadocia

In the morning enjoy a sunrise balloon flight (own expense) over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia and land with champagne to celebrate before heading back to the hotel where you can take a rest and have breakfast.

After your rest visit Goreme National Park where we will visit Goreme Panorama where you can see a magnificent view of Goreme town with its fascinating cave houses.

Then, we will begin our hike in the beautiful Red/Rose Valley, which is approximately 4 km long and see the magical fairy-chimneys, local farms, cave chapels and pigeon houses.

Your guide will provide you with information about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike, and at the end of the hike, have a quick stop at Cavusin Old Greek Village.

Then we will visit Love Valley to take amazing pictures of pillar-shaped rock formations of Cappadocia where we will have our lunch with traditional Turkish food beforeThen, we will begin our hike in the beautiful Red/Rose Valley, which is approximately 4 km long and see the magical fairy-chimneys

Next, stop at the terrific view of Pigeon Valley where you will be informed about the carved pigeon houses before our final stop at the Onyx factory where you will be informed about semi-precious volcanic stones of Turkey.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

After you have enjoyed an early breakfast at your hotel, check out and drive to Adıyaman. You will stop en route at Kahramanmaras for lunch and a taste of its famous ice cream.

Upon arrival to Kahta, check in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Kahta, Adıyaman

Early morning we will drive to the summit of the mount Nemrut (one of the most famous UNESCO world cultural heritage sites), watching the sunset and be amazed by the large heads and the statues of ancient deities, as you step into mythology.

This extraordinary landmark sits at an elevated position of 8000 ft. The mountain top is composed of two flat areas strewn with statues and separated by a peak of crushed rock. Antiochus built the whole complex around 2000 years ago as a monument to his divine ancestry.

Also, you should take time to visit the old castle, Arsemeia, cross over the still functioning Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus bridge) dating back to the 3rd century.

After visiting Nemrut and Arsemia, drive to Sanliurfa and Harran, and on the way to Sanlıurfa, we will have a tea break at Ataturk Dam, which is the biggest dam in the Middle East. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel for some relaxation.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Sanliurfa

After breakfast, we will start exploring Sanliurfa, which has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians and Greeks.

We will visit Urfa Archaeological Museum, which exhibits a vast collection, found in the Harran and Gobeklitepe Area. We will then visit the holy sites at Ainzelha, a lake with millions and millions of domesticated fish.

While in Urfa, we will take a visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born before walking through the local, covered bazaar of Sanliurfa where you can discover many hidden treasures to take back home.

We will have a tasty lunch with kebabs before visiting Harran and see the fantastic beehive houses. Harran, according to the Bible, was where the prophet Abraham spent a couple of years with his family before moving to Israel, the Promised Land.

There are some exceptional photo opportunities in this area, so don't forget to bring your camera.

In the afternoon you will visit Gobeklitepe, a hilltop sanctuary built on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge 15 km northeast of the town of Urfa. Gobeklitepe which is believed to have the first temple of the World and was built roughly twelve thousand years ago.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Sanliurfa

After you have enjoyed an early breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and drive to Gaziantep where we will first visit the Mosaic Museum which exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the Roman site of Belkis-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site.

We will then visit the old city castle which is located in the centre of the city and the copper bazaar one of the most unique and oldest bazaars in Turkey where you can find a variety of copper handicrafts.

We will also have the chance to taste the famous baklava; a sweet pastry made of filo that is full with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.

After visiting the city, drive to the airport for your evening flight back to İstanbul. Upon your arrival at İstanbul, we will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Flight : Flight to Istanbul
Meeting Point
Pick up for Istanbul Airport. Times will be confirmed once the booking has been made

Additional Info
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes whilst on any of the tours
  • Please wear appropriate clothes when visiting any religious sites
  • Make sure your names match exactly as they appear on your passport
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Reviewed by Timothy A US   May 05, 2019
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Our trip took us from Istanbul than inland to Cappadocia. Turkey in the springtime was beautiful and green. One highlight of the trip was the unusual landscape of Cappadocia. Next day we took an early morning balloon ride to view the unique formations. It was a very private tour just three of us with our guide and driver. We ate our meals together and had many delightful conversations. We came away with sights that surprised us, and adventures that provided us with enough memories for years to come. This was one of the very best international travel vacations that we have ever taken. We would recommend this tour company to anyone who wants to spend time getting to know this beautiful country.
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Brooke US   May 06, 2019

Hello Timothy.Thank you for taking the time for writing this nice review. It is always nice to hear when our guests have had a great time with the itinerary and guide. And thank you that you would recommend our company . Hopefully, we can welcome you back in the near future to beautiful Turkey. With kind regards, Brooke.

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