Day 1 - Cappadocia - Nemrut Mountain - Arrival Day
Today we will meet you at your hotel in the morning and hit the road for Kahta. Passing Kayseri city en route, the 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai "Karatayhan" will be visited. The next stop is Pinarbasi for a short tea break. Then keep driving to Tekir for lunch. After taking pictures of the gorgeous scenery of the Tekir Valley the drive to Kahta will continue. Check-in to hotel at the slopes of the Nemrut Mountain. Dinner and overnight at Nemrut Mountain.
Day 2 - Nemrut - Harran
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today, a very early departure in the morning is awaiting you in order to view the sunrise at the summit of Mount Nemrut. Drive by Car as far as the road will allow you after which we will commence our climb for approximately 25 minutes to the summit. Upon arrival, we will watch the beautiful sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. After sun rise, your guide will give information about Commagene Kingdom and the statues while walking around and taking pictures. Then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. On the way down we visit the ruins of the Arsemia Roman bridge of Cendere and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. Keep driving to Sanliurfa and Harran. On your way, you will visit the Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in Middle East. Check-in to our hotel in Sanliurfa, lunchbreak. After lunch we visit Abraham's Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it. Free time to walk around oriental covered bazaar and drive to Harran a village of spellbinding Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of genesis where Abraham spent the last years of his life. After visiting the ruins of Harran including the city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to 18th century, we drive back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.
Day 3 - Sanliurfa - Cappadocia - End of Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
After breakfast, we depart from Sanliurfa to Bilecik which is known for its Bald Ibis (Kelaynak) birds. These birds are living only in Birecik and there is a very limited population of them remaining today. Visit the breeding farm of Bald Ibis birds. After lunch, drive up to the Taurus Mountains. After a short tea break drive back to Cappadocia. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
Welcome to Turkey! Nemrut Mountain is a significant attraction. At the top of Mount Nemrut, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built his tomb-sanctuary along with huge statues (8-9 meters high). Visit the Commagene Kingdom with its sunrise and sunset to see the monumental stones in the best possible light. It has been designated a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, and is one of the most important National Parks in the country.
Transfer from and to your hotel in Avanos, Goreme or Urgup 1 night at the slopes of Nemrut Mountain 1 night hotel in Sanli Urfa 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners Guided Karatayhan tour Guided Mount Nemrut summit trek Guided Nemrut, Sanliurfa and Harran tour Guided Bilecik and Taurus Mountains tour All transfer services to and from bus service All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Professional English-speaking tour guides
Tour Does Not Include
International and domestic flights Personal climbing equipment Alcoholic beverages Tipping and personal insurance