Turkey Ancient Wonders Tour

Turkey Trip

Enjoy this overland tour to Turkey, home to some of the most important and iconic archaeological sites anywhere in the world. Visit Göbekli Tepe, the world’s first temple, and uncover the origins of civilization. Discover the enigmatic statue-heads at Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut), and wander the ingenious roof-top streets of Çatalhöyük, the world’s first city. Travel in small groups overland tours to explore the best of Turkey 2021 and 2022


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On this 12 days overland active tour you will explore the best historic and natural landscapes of Turkey. Travel overland in a small group of adventure and eclectic travelers like you to discover the wonders of Turkey. Visit the abandoned underground cities of Cappadocia and journey to Harran, the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham. Paved with a beautiful and varied landscape, a creative culture, and welcoming people, Turkey’s timeless allure and peerless history will leave you longing to return for more. This tour 12-days will highlight the following: - Enjoy an ethereal sunset at Mount Nemrut - Discover the beginnings of civilization at Göbekli Tepe - Harran, the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham - Beautiful ancient architecture and frescoes - Ancient statues of Göbekli Tepe - Explore the ancient Zeugma Region - Taste Gaziantep’s culinary delights - Explore the Underground Cities of Cappadocia - Explore the vast depths of Cappadocia's underground cities - Marvel at the world-famous “fairy chimneys” - The unique city of Çatalhöyük

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul Airport

Fly into Istanbul airport where our representative will meet you to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore Istanbul at your leisure. Meet with your small group, your tour leader will hold an orientation meeting briefing you on your active tour to Turkey. Overnight and dinner will be at your hotel.

Day 2: Travel overland to Mount Nemrut

After breakfast, you will hop on your van for an overland trip to Mount Nemrut. In the afternoon, take a tour of the area including a visit to the Roman-era Cendere Bridge, Karakus Tumulus, and Artemia. Then climb Mount Nemrut, exploring the East and West terraces and in time to watch the sunset from the mountain's peak overlooking the Euphrates valley. Overnight and dinner will be in your hotel.

Day 3: Travel to Ufra and Gobekli Tepe

After breakfast, your tour leader will take you on an excursion to Urfa (113km, 2 hours). you will first take a walking historic tour to Göbekli Tepe then explore the city of Urfa, the Urfa Museum, Balakli Gol, and Gumrukhan. In the afternoon visit Harran. Overnight nad dinner in Urfa

Day 4: Historic walking tour of Ufra City

Meet your local guide at the lobby of your hotel who will take you on a walking tour of the old city Ufra. Today you will enjoy a city tour of Urfa as well as visiting the ancient site of Harran. Optional 2nd visit to Gobekli Tepe in the afternoon (entrance not included). Optional evening visit to a traditional music show with dinner

Day 5: Overland trip to Halfeti, Gaziantep and Zeugma

Travel overland with your small group to Halfeti - Rumkale - Zeugma - Gaziantep. On the way to Gaziantep, you will stop to visit Halfeti and Rumkale. If time allows us, we will visit also Zeugma. Continue to Gaziantep for a comfortable overnight and dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Travel to Ankara

Visit the Zeugma mosaic museum and explore the city of Gaziantep, enjoying the famous local cuisine. Then trek overland from Gaziantep to Ankara, where you will stay overnight.

Day 7: Historic guided tour of Ankara and its surrounding

Our local guide will take on a private small group to explore the marvels of Ankara and its surrounding. Today you will visit the impressive Ankara Anatolian Civilisation Museum and the famous archaeological site of Gordion. If there is time we will stop at Ankara fort. Overnight in Ankara

Day 8: Travel to Hattusa

After an early breakfast, we will take you to the World Heritage Site of Hattusa and visit the site. In the afternoon, we will drive overland our small group to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia

Day 9: Cappadocia historic and cultural tour

Full-day spent exploring the beautiful area of Cappadocia. Visit Ozkonak Underground City, Avanos, Zelve open-air museum, Uchisar castle, and the fairy chimneys of Avcilar Valley. You will be offered a Cappadocia Optional hot-air balloon ride as an extra with additional cost. Dinner and overnight will be in Cappadocia.

Day 10: Continue exploring the marvels of Cappadocia

Explore Goreme open-air museum, Devrent Valley and go for a 4km walk in the Red Valley to visit some rock-hewn churches and fairy chimneys. Visit the Greek village of Cavusin and a short visit to the Valley of the Pigeons. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11: Travel overland to Konya

Konya After breakfast, drive to Konya (305 km) stopping to visit the 13th-century Seljuk caravanserai of Sultanhan en route. Later visit the ancient site of Çatalhöyük where excavations are ongoing. Take in a Whirling Dervish show in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be in Konya.

Day 12: Travel back to Istanbul

After breakfast, visit the holy Sufi site of Rumi's tomb. Later take a flight back to Istanbul and connect to your departure flight

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • Accommodation in Boutique hotels 4*
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles

Hotels Used:

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Sat 15 May 2021 Thu 27 May 2021 Available $3485 RESERVATION
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Sat 25 Dec 2021 Thu 6 Jan 2022 Available $3485 RESERVATION
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Sat 15 Oct 2022 Thu 27 Oct 2022 Available $3485 RESERVATION
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Cost per person: $2685 USD

Single supplement: $665 USD

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