We will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you Istanbul Airport to fly Adiyaman! Upon your arrival we will meet you and start our tour to Mountain Nemrut!
After leaving airport we will drive up to top of the mountain where we will watch the beautiful sunset between the colossal size statues and bead of the king and gods. Before the sunset we will visit the ruins of Mt. Nemrut. Then drive on to visit the ruins of Arsemia, a Roman bridge of Cendere and the tumulus Blackbird (Karakus).
After the tour we will drive back to hotel! Overnight in Kahta!
Today in the morning we will start our scenic land journey heading to Cappadocia!
Our first town will be Kahramanmaras where one can taste worldwide famous ice cream! Then we will drive to Tekir Plateau and we will stop in Pınarbası. Before arriving Cappadocia we will also visit a Seljukian Caravanserai dates back to 13th Century where the mediaeval tradesman used overnight with their goods! Overnight in Cappadocia.
Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avanos
First we visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Thereafter time to take photos in the neighboring valleys before going back to the hotels. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional Balloon Tour: Flying in a hot air balloon is an amazing and unforgettable experience which you will never forget. Very early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to our balloon site. You will be welcomed with a light breakfast while you are registering for your flight. After meeting at the balloon site you will be watching how we prepare our balloons for your adventure. After getting on the air you will be seeing beautiful sunrise upon Cappadocia. You will be thrilled with the scale of colors and shapes. We will be ascending up to 3000 feet and then almost you will be able touch fairy chimneys. After landing we will celebrate our flight with champagne toast (or soft drink) and your pilot will be presenting your flight certificates. After deflation balloons you will be transported to your launch site and continue to your day.
Kaymakli Underground City, Rose Valley, Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar Castle
First we visit to Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having time for lunch visit Ortahısar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon we will visit Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City where the early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery.
After the tour you will be transferred to Cappadocia Airport to your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival Istanbul we will meet you again and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. Turkey Insiders team says so long and looks forward to be your host again until next time on your travel pleasure for other destinations. Gule Gule.
- Airport transfers in Cappadocia & Istanbul
- Accommodation in a cave hotel
- Domestic flights as mentioned in the program with 15kg luggage allowance.
- Transportation by a comfortable AC nonsmoking car/Van with professional driver
- Professional licensed guide during the tours in English language.
- Entry fees to the sites and museums
- No Hidden Fees.
- Personal expenses
- Drinks with indicated meals
- Optional tours
- Visa cost to Turkey
- Tips to the guide, driver & hotel staff