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5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey


5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey
5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey
5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey
5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey
5 Day Nemrut & South East Turkey
  • Overview
  • Inclusions

Day 1: Your Private Nemrut and South East Turkey Tour starts with an early morning departure from your hotel in Cappadocia. You will pass through the city of Kayseri before visiting the 13th century caravanserai ‘Karatayhan’ which was a main stopping point on the ancient Silk Road. The tour then continues through the Taurus Mountains stopping for tea and then for lunch. After lunch you travel onto Kahramanmaraş where you wıll stop to taste Turkeys best ice-cream, so thick you need to eat it with a knife and fork. You will overnight in a hotel close to Mount Nemrut. (L,D)
Day 2: Wake early morning and take the bus to the base of Nemrut Mountain, you will climb for about half an hour to reach the peak in time for sunrise. After sunrise you have the opportunity to walk amongst the giant statues of the Gods before descending down the mountain. You then return your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast and a rest in your Mt Nemrut Hotel we visit Arsemia, the ancient Commagene capital, here you will visit the Septimus Severage Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where the Royal family are buried. Tonight you have the opportunity to also enjoy the Sunrise at Mt Nemrut should you wish and will overnight again on the mountain. (B,L,D)
Day 3: After breakfast the tour then departs for Şanlıurfa stopping at Atatürk Dam, the largest in the Middle East. Afterward we visit Göbekli Tepe, the World’s oldest place of worship dating back over 11,500 years. Continuing to Şanlıurfa you will check into your hotel and have lunch. After lunch you will visit Abrahams Cave and the Fish Lake, a Holy Place for Muslims. A walk around the oriental bazaar also gives you a true feel of South Eastern Turkey. In the afternoon the tour travels to Harran, a small village near the Syrian border which is famous for its ‘beehive houses’ made from mud brick, also the place where Abraham spent his last years according to the book of Genesis. You will enjoy dinner at your hotel in Şanlıurfa. (B,L,D)
Day 4: The fourth day of your tour is a drive to Tarsus. You will stop along the way at Bericik which lays on the edge of the Euphrates River, in the area known as the cradle of civilization. You stop to visit the bald-ibis, which can only be found here and nowhere else in the world. We then continue to Gaziantep for a visit to Zeugma Mosaic Museum, possibly the most fascinating mosaic museum in the world housing mosaics from the Ancient city of Zeugma. The tour then continues to Tarsus where you will stop for the night. (B,L,D)
Day 5: The final day of the tour starts after breakfast, you can visit Cleopatra’s Gate, Tarsus was the first meeting place of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Tarsus is also the birthplace of St. Paul, here you have the opportunity to visit St. Pauls Church. After lunch we then continue the drive back to Cappadocia stopping at Gümüşler Monastery, an impressive rock monastery believed to be built between the 8th and 12th centuries. You will then be returned to your hotel in Cappadocia or transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (B,L)

    Tour Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel pick-up/Drop-off

    Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities