CAPPADOCIA, in other words katpatuka, Land of Beautiful Horses. Cappadocia is one of the flowers of the world with history, one of the most amazing geography, [...]
3 Days Nemrut -Gobeklitepe Tour - 3/2
DAY 1 CAPPADOCIA - NEMRUT MOUNTAIN
Departure in the morning from Cappadocia. First place, to visit Seljukian Caravansarai Karatayhan. The next stop will be in Pinarbasi for a short tea break, then drive throughout.
Tekir you can take a picture of the beautiful scenery of nature. We have an interesting drive today as we cross the countryside and mountains. We are going to have lunch in Kahramanmaras (produces Turkey's best ice cream!)
Afternoon we are going to visit Arsemia which was once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom before continues to the ancient Septimus Severus Bridge over the Cendere stream, and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. For sunset Mt. Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues.
Then drive back to Adiyaman. Overnight in Adiyaman 4-star White Star Hotel (Lunch-Dinner)
DAY 2 SANLIURFA - GOBEKLITEPE - HARRAN
After the breakfast drive to Sanliurfa on the way visit Ataturk Dam which is the biggest in Turkey. After a short break drive to Gobeklitepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. Also considered site for the garden of Eden.
Lunch will be in Sanliurfa and after lunch visit the Harran. Harran is a village of Spellbinding Mud-Brick “beehive” houses mentioned in the Book of Genesis, where Abraham spent the last years of his life. Visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen centuries. After all, drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay, and you will have chance to see Probhet Abraham Cave, Ainzelha Pool, Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it, then walk around oriental covered bazaar. Overnight in Sanliurfa Manici Hotel (Lunch-Dinner)
DAY 3 SANLIURFA - GAZIANTEP - CAPPADOCIA
Departure from Sanliurfa to Gaziantep, where you can see the most famous Mosaic Museum. This museum is exhibit superb mosaic discovered at the roman site of Belkis – Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site.
Having lunch, drive up to the Taurus Mountain. Tea break, then drive back to Goreme. (Breakfast-Lunch)
Pick-up from Cappadocia Hotels,
Professional English-speaking tour guide,
3 days lunch. 2 dinner at hotel
2 night hotels with breakfast