CAPPADOCIA NEMRUT URFA KONYA BY BUS AND TRAIN
TOUR CODE : CAP - 05BT Daily Departure
19.00 pm We will transfer you from our office to bus station for 20.30 overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus.
07.30 am Arrival to bus station and we take you to your hotel.09.00 we start for 1st day tour, Devrent imagination valley(a lunar landscape), Zelve open air museum(houses carved in rock, Seljukian mosque & remains nearly from all the ancient civilizations), Pasabaglari(Fairy chimneys), Avanos(pottery demonstration with the Hittite tecnique), Lunch in the Pigeon valley(in a cave restaurant - open buffet), Uchisar rock-castle, Esentepe(panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme open air museum(rock cut churches, frescos, monastery).17.00 our tour finish , we take to your hotel and you are free for dinner. (L) + Hotel in Urgup / Göreme
After breakfast 09.00 am We start for 2nd day tour, Mustafapasa(old Greek village Sinasos), Keslik monastery, Taskinpasa medresesi(an Ottoman theological school), Soganli valley(3 km walking in the traditional village, churches and Lunch), Cemil (Greek-orthodox church) and Kaymakli underground city. 17.00 our tour finish and stay in hotel.(B,L)
After breakfast 08:30 we take you from your hotel for start to Nemrut tour.We visit on the way Karatay Kervansaray and visit the Kervansaray. On the way to Kahta(Nemrut) stop at Kahramanmaras for lunch and a taste of its famous ice cream. Arrive the hotel in Kahta city.We get our dinner in the Hotel. Over night stay in Kahta. (B,L,D)
In the morning 03:30 am departure. Hike to the summit of the mount Nemrut (one of the most popular UNESCO world cultural heritage sites), watching the sunrise , be amazed by the colossal heads and statues of ancient deities, as you step into mythology. There we will hire small mini-buses to drive up the mountain. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiouchus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his divine ancestry. Also definitely take time to visit the old castle, Arsemeia, cross over the still functioning Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus bridge) dating all the way back to the 3rd century and Tümülüs Tomb of Karakus. Then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. Drive to Urfa-Harran on the way visit Ataturk dam and look over to the Ataturk Dam; a modern day wonder. Over night stay in Urfa. (B,L)
After breakfast we start for Urfa tour , the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will visit nearbyHarran 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, the promised land. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born and visit a bustling sheep market as well. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. Drive back to Cappadocia and arrival 21.00 at the hotel. (B,L)
After breakfast bus to Konya and free time in Konya.At 19.00 sleeping train to Istanbul (B)
( B )Breakfast
( L )Lunch
( D )Dinner
Includes; Bus tickets , Hotel ,English speaking guide, entries fee, transportion A/C, breakfast and lunch.