DAY 1-ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA BY BUS
18.30 we will transfer you from our office to bus station for 20.30 overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus.
DAY 2-CAPPADOCIA TOUR
07.30 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. Free evening and overnight at Cappadocia
DAY 3-CAPPADOCIA TOUR
After breakfast we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Red and Rose Valleys. Free evening. Overnight at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 4-NEMRUT TOUR
After breakfast at: 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.
DAY 5-NEMRUT TOUR
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.
DAY 6-URFA TOUR AND BACK TO CAPPADOCIA
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 near by 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, 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.
DAY 7-CAPPADOCIA TOUR AND BACK TO ISTANBUL
After breakfast depart from your hotel for Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they could hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continie to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, formerly known as peristerema. Explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back visit the monastaries in Selime Village. After the tour transfer to bus terminal and departure to Istanbul by overnight bus.
Day 8 – Arrival to Istanbul
Around 07.30 arrival to Istanbul main bus terminal and service bus to Hotels area.
• Domestic bus transportation from Istanbul to Istanbul
• 3 full day Ephesus Tour
• 3 full day Nemrut Tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch and 2 dinner
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour guide