Tour overview

LET’S MAKE A GREAT EXCURSION IN CAPPADOCIA & SOUTHERN TURKEY

Cappadocia

Adıyaman

Şanlıurfa

Gaziantep

Dâhil olanlar

  • Entrance tickets
  • Transportation by luxury, A/C , non smoking vans with experienced drivers
  • Professional licensed guiding

Dahil değil

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver (optional)

CAPPADOCIA & EASTERN TURKEY TOUR - On the first day

On the first day of the journey, you will be picked up from the airport to the hotel. After check-in hotel and having breakfast the Southern Cappadocia Tour starts. The stops in this line are Piegon Valley, GemStone Center, Underground City (which had been used as shelter by the early Christians), nature walking thru the Ihlara Valley (the most nature walked valley in Turkey), and Selime Monastery.

On the second day

On the second day of the trip, you will take a hot air balloon ride in the early morning. Then you will be back at the hotel for breakfast after breakfast you will see Northern Cappadocia. The stops on this day are the Uchisar Castle Panoramic View, Göreme Open Air Museum, Pasabaglari a.k.a. Monks Valley, Ceramic Art Center, Imagination Valley, Love Valley, and Carpet Weaving School...

On the third day

On the third day of the journey, after having breakfast we drive to Nemrut Mountain National Park from Kapadokya. It takes 7 hours to arrive in Nemrut Mountain National Park. Our first stop will be the Cendere Roman Bridge, which built by Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 2. AD and Arsemia Ancient Site to see relief carvings of Antiochus and Hercules. After seeing these stops we will drive to the hotel.

On the forth day

On the fourth day, in the early morning, we will climb up the summit of Nemrut Mountain to watch the sunrise and to see the fire altar, statues of God’s of Apollo, Zeus, Hercules, and Tyche and drive to the breakfast. After breakfast, we drive to Şanlıurfa Göbeklitepe, which is believed the first temple of the World. It was built roughly twelve thousand years ago, on the same day. On the way to Sanlıurfa, we will have a tea break at Atatürk Dam, which is the biggest dam in the middle east. After visiting Göbeklitepe we drive to the Şanlıurfa Archaeology and Mosaic Museum, then we go to the hotel for check-in. After dinner, we will attend Sıragecesi, where we will watch the local folkloric dances and taste local dishes

On the next day

On the next day, we will go to Pools of the Holy Corp and Abraham’s Cave, it’s believed that the birthplace of Prophet Abraham. We will have a delicious lunch with kebabs. Then, walk through the local covered bazaar of Sanliurfa. In the afternoon we will visit nearby Harran and see the incredible beehive houses. Harran- according to the Bible- was the site where prophet Abraham spent a few years with his family before moving on to Israel. After visiting Harran we will drive to Gaziantep for check-in hotel.

On the sixth day

On the sixth day, our first stop will be Zeugma Mosaic Museum. This museum exhibits a superb mosaic discovered at the Roman site of Belkis-Zeugma. Then, we will visit the Old City Castle, which is located in the center of the city, and Coppersmith’s Bazaar. This bazaar is one of the most special and oldest bazaars in Turkey. You can find many different copper handicrafts. We will taste the most famous and delicious baklava in Gaziantep because baklava is originally from Gaziantep. After visiting the city, we will transfer you to the airport for your evening flight back to İstanbul.