Prepare yourself for a big adventure for synthesis of deep history and culture. Recent excavations teaching us human history is deeper then we were thinking, oldest temple of human history, biggest monumental tomb of Mesopotamia, cave of prophet Abraham, World’s Richest Mosaic Collection and much more…
Places we will visit
Karatayhan in Kayseri + Mount. Nemrut + Arsemia + Septimius Severus Bridge + Karakus Tumulus + Ataturk Dam en route + Abraham’s Cave + Pools of Holy Carp + Oriental covered bazaar and Gümrük Han + Harran Mud-Brick Houses in Sanliurfa + Zeugma Mosaic Museum + Gobekli Tepe excavations area
DAY 1 > Cappadocia to Kahta via Kahramanmaras
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia at 08:00am, then start for a big adavanture with Kayseri through Silk Road, we visit the Karatayhan Caravanserai built at 13th Century by Seljuk Turks.
Then we drive to Pinarbasi Village 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 lifetime experience-tasting best ice-cream (Made of goat milk) in Turkey.
Then we drive to Kahta and check-in our hotel.
Overnight in Kahta.
DAY 2 > Adıyaman, Mt. Nemrut, Harran, Sanlıurfa
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. Nemrut mountain is registered as Cultural and Historical Heritage by UNESCO at 2015.
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.
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 3 > Gobeklitepe, Birecik, Gaziantep, Cappadocia
After breakfast we depart for Gobeklitepe excavation area 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.
Next to Gobeklitepe we drive 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 then we get brake for Lunch.
After our lunch, we drive to Gaziantep for richest mosaic collection in the world.
Next to ”Zeugma Mosaic Museum” we drive up to the Taurus Mountains. We have a short tea break for pictures and drive back to Goreme.
What is included
What is included:
- Entrance Fees + Transportation + 2 Nights Accommodation ( 3 star Hotels) + Dinner + Breakfast + Lunch + Guiding Service in English & Japanese & Spanish
What is not included:
- Drinks During Lunch, Dinner + Tips to Guide and Driver