3 Days Mt. Nemrut & Sanliurfa Tour
3 Days / 2 Nights Mt. Nemrut & Sanliurfa Tour
Dates & Timing : Everyday / Departs 9 am - Arrives 17 pm, Private basis
Begins & Ends : From / to your hotel lobby in Cappadocia
Guide & Language : English ( Other languages available with supplement )
Transportation : With brand new, A/C coaches
Hotel & Meals : 4 * de - luxe and 5 * Hotels in Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa , breakfast and dinner included. Lunches also included in sightseeing tours
Day 1: Cappadocia – Mount Nemrut
Morning, your private guide will pick you up from your hotel. Drive through Kayseri and gorgeous Mt. Erciyes, we'll visit Karatayhan caravanserai - one of the well preserved Seljuk caravansarays in Anatolia which is built in 1235 - 1241. Unlike many hans, it contains sections for specific functions. The next stop is in Pınarbaşı for a short tea break, after that the journey continues to Tekir for lunch. The next stop is in Kahramanmaraş to taste the most famous ice cream in Turkey and witness traditional ice cream serving. Evening, we'll arrive Adiyaman, dinner at hotel. Overnight in Adiyaman.
Day 2: Mount Nemrut - Şanlıurfa
Early morning we'll drive to Mount Nemrut. At the end of the road we'll have to continue our way by foot and climb up to the summit. Upon arrival to the peak point you can watch the beautiful sunrise lighting up the colossal statues of kings and gods and their heads which have fallen off. After the sunrise the guide gives you information about the Commagene Kingdom and the statues and you can walk around and take pictures. Before climbing down you also see the almost identical statues on the sunset side. On the way back to the hotel you visit the ruins of Arsemia (the summer capital of the Commagene kingdom), the Roman bridge of Cendere (one of the oldest bridges in the world which is still in use, built in honour of Septimus Severus) and the Karakuş Tumulus (the Monumental Tomb).
We turn back to hotel and take breakfast breakfast, you check out of the hotel and continue the journey to Şanlıurfa and Harran.
On the way, you visit the Atatürk Dam which is the biggest dam in Middle East. In Şanlıurfa you check in to your hotel. After that you visit Abraham's cave and the pond of holy carp. You can also walk around in the oriental covered bazaar After lunch in Şanlıurfa you visit the village of Harran which is famous for its mudbrick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of genesis, where prophet Abraham spent the last years of his life. You can also see the city walls, the ruins of the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to the 18th century. You can also go to Göbekli Tepe, the oldest religious building in the world, which is also considered a potential site for the Garden of Eden. After that you go back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Şanlıurfa– Cappadocia
After breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you leave Şanlıurfa for Birecik, which is known for its bald-ibis (kelaynak) birds. Birecik is the only place inthe world where these birds live and there is a very limited population of them. You visit the breeding farm of bald-ibis birds. After lunch in Tekir, the journey takes you back to Cappadocia.
INCLUDES : 2 nights hotel stay in Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa breakfast, dinner and hotel taxes included, Hotel pick - up and drop - off, Transportation with fully A/C, de luxe private coaches under the registration of Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Culture and Tourism, Professional English speaking guides in private basis ( Ask for other languages ), Lunches in tours , Entrance Fees
EXCLUDES : Optional Tips