8 Days South Anatolia Tour5
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Duration
8 days

Max Group Size
40

Tour Code
8DSAT

Tour Type
Request as Private

Departure Type
Scheduled

Age Requirement
12 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

Tour route map

Cappadocia

Pickup Time:

09:00

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Mardin

Dropoff Time:

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Tour Overview

A perfect tour to discover the Southeast of Turkey. An amazing 8 Day South Anatolia Tour. In this tour you will have the opportunity to explore unique Cappadocia, taste the worldwide known Gaziantep Cuisine, visit the one of the most prominent archeological sites in the world, Gobeklitepe, visit mesmerizing Nemrut Mountain and more. An exciting tour with the best prices.


Highlights

  • Exploring Cappadocia, Nemrut, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Göbeklitepe, Mardin, and then flying domestically back offers an incredible journey through Turkey's historical and cultural marvels. Here are the highlights you can expect from each destination:
  • Witness the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, with its fairy chimneys, rock-cut dwellings, and ancient cave churches. Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for a breathtaking aerial view of the region's unique rock formations and valleys.
  • Explore the underground cities of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, marveling at the intricate network of tunnels and chambers carved into the soft volcanic rock. Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring rock-cut churches adorned with Byzantine frescoes.
  • Mount Nemrut: Discover the stunning archaeological site of Mount Nemrut, known for its colossal statues and funerary monuments dating back to the 1st century BC. Witness the sunrise or sunset at the summit, where you can admire the massive stone heads of gods and kings, arranged in a unique ceremonial setting.
  • Gaziantep: Indulge in Gaziantep's renowned culinary delights, including traditional dishes like baklava, kebabs, and pistachio-based desserts. Visit the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, home to one of the world's finest collections of Roman mosaics, showcasing intricate designs and vibrant colors.
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa): Explore the ancient city of Sanliurfa, believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Abraham and steeped in religious and cultural significance. Visit the sacred sites of Balıklıgöl (Pool of Sacred Fish) and the nearby cave where Abraham is said to have been born. Explore the bustling streets and vibrant bazaars of Urfa, immersing yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage.
  • Göbeklitepe: Journey to Göbeklitepe, one of the world's oldest known temples and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the ancient stone circles and T-shaped pillars dating back over 11,000 years, offering insights into the early development of human civilization.
  • Mardin: Discover the enchanting city of Mardin, known for its picturesque old town perched on a hill overlooking the Mesopotamian plains. Explore the narrow alleys lined with sandstone houses, ancient churches, and mosques adorned with intricate stonework.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from Mardin's historic citadel, which has stood for centuries as a symbol of the city's resilience.
  • Domestic Flight Back: Conclude your journey with a domestic flight back to your starting point or onward destination, providing a convenient and comfortable way to return after your adventure.

Itinerary

(Dinner included)

Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley . Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Depart Kayseri for Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman along the Silk Road via the 13th Century Karatay Han. We divert off the Silk Road route to visit the mountain top tomb of King Antiochus I. One of Turkey’s most iconic sites the tomb of Antiochus was lost for nearly 2,000 years and was only rediscovered in the 1890’s by a government railroad surveyor. Overnight Nemrut.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we’ll go towards the direction of Gaziantep in Southeast Turkey. We will pass through many beautiful cities of Anatolia during the journey. Travel time will be very enjoyable as the mountains, natural landscapes are accompanied by chats. We will visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep Castle and the coppersmiths’ bazaar. Then, we will go to a local restaurant serving delicious kebabs. Overnight in Gaziantep.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we depart and our first stop Halfeti. We reach Halfeti by passing through the peanut trees which are the most famous in the region because of nuts. Halfeti is left under the water of a dam and we will see the beautiful nature and sunken city via a boat trip. (Gaziantep>Halfeti 96 Km) After Halfeti, our stop will be Gobeklitepe which is considered as the recently discovered starting point of history. (Halfeti>Göbeklitepe 112 Km) We will leave Göbeklitepe and arrive to hotel in Şanlıurfa. Our hotel is located in the city center. We’ll walk to see symbolic significance the Fish Lake (Balıklıgöl) and explore the surrounding streets.Together we will walk by the local handicraft shops, walk through the narrow streets filled with spices, visit small shish kebab restaurants. (Göbeklitepe-Şanlıurfa 19 Km) An optional activity “Sıra Gecesi” – a fun night and long dinner waiting us. Local traditional music group with a live performance. We strongly recommend you to participate. Overnight in Urfa

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We will leave the hotel, after breakfast. We will visit the Sanlıurfa Archeology Museum and Haleplibahce Mosaic Complex with magnificent artifacts. Last stop before Mardin is Harran. Here you will find famous conical houses and other traces of history and cross sections of old life. (Şanlıurfa-Harran 48 Km) After Harran, we will reach Mardin by late afternoon. We will visit Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Virgin Mary Church and walk the stone paved streets of Mardin. Then, we will make check-in hotel which is made of traditional stone walls. (Harran-Mardin 196 Km) Overnight in Mardin.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We will stay for two days in the city of Mardin, the beginning point of the Mesopotamia plain. The ancient city of Dara, Madrasahs, Deyrulzafaran Monastery seat of the Patriarch of Antioch will be places to see. Of course, we will feel the street culture and taste the delicious kebabs of the East. Overnight in Mardin.

(Breakfast included)

Ater breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to airport for your flight back home. 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 TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes

Included

2 nights hotel in Cappadocia Antique House Cave Hotel

1 nights hotel in Nemrut White Star Hotel Kahta

1 nights hotel in Gaziantep BEST WESTERN Ravanda Hotel

1 nights hotel in Urfa Elruha Hotel

2 nights hotel in Mardin Kaya ninova Hotel

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

Professional English-speaking tour guides

7 breakfasts

6 lunches

7 dinners

Guided Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum

Guided Gaziantep Tour

Guided Sanliurfa / Göbeklitepe Tour

Guided Sanliurfa Tour

Guided Mardin Tour

Guided Nemrut Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excluded

International Flights

Domestic flight from Mardin to Istanbul

Insurance: All types

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

All Tour & airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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