HIGHLIGHTSKayseri | Mt Nemrut | Sanliurfa
DURATION3 days / 2 nights
PRICE FROMPlease contact us for pricing for this tour
- Professional English speaking guide
- Driver and transportation
- Entrance fees as per program
- Meals as indicated (B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner)
- Local taxes & service surcharges
Arrival in Kayseri to visit the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Karatay. Caravanserais were used for centuries as roadside inns where travelers could rest and keep their animals in safe places. Next stop is Pinarbasi, then arrive at Tekir Plateau for lunch. After lunch drive to Kahramanmaras to enjoy the world-wide famous goat ice cream. Arrive at Kahta to relax and stay overnight (L, D)
Day 2: Kahta-Sanliurfa
You will be woken quite early to drive up to the top of the mountain where you will watch one of the best sunrise in the world, between the colossal size statues and beard of the king and gods. Then drive on to visit the ruins of Arsemia Ancient City, Cendere Roman bridge and Karakus Tumulus. After breakfast, then drive to Sanliurfa through the Ataturk Dam. After lunch, visit the Oriental Bazaar, Prophet Abraham’s cave and the pools of holy carp surrounding it. Visit Harran, a village of spellbinding mud-brick beehive houses where Abraham spent the last years of his life as mentioned in the book of Genesis. Visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, the oldest Islamic University and the castle dated to 8th century. Free time to walk around in Harran village. Overnight in Sanliurfa city (B, L, D)
*We will ascend Nemrut Dagi (Mt Nemrut) from the southern side. The final ascent of 500 metres takes about 15 to 20 minutes from the parking lot. Hiking boots or very good walking shoes are highly recommended.
Day 3: Sanliurfa-Cappadocia
After breakfast travel to Birecik, which is known for its Northern Bald Ibis (Kelaynak). A visit to the breeding farm. The Northern Bald Ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa, southern and central Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. Since the beginning of the 20th century, however, the species has been known from two separate populations: a western population in Morocco and an eastern population in Turkey and Syria. Then drive back to Cappadocia. (B, L)
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