Day 1: Cappadocia- Kahramanmaras- Kahta
Meet the guide and driver in the hotel at 08.00am, depart from Goreme. After passing Kayseri, we visit the Seljuk Karatayhan Caravanserai on the famous Silk Road. We then drive for lunch through the Taurus Mountains, affording us the opportunity to observe the countryside and everyday life of rural Turkey. After lunch we drive to Kahramanmaras for a different experience-tasting best ice-cream in Turkey. We then drive to Kahta and check-in our hotel. Overnight:Adiyaman Unal Hotel
Day 2: Adiyaman- Mt. Nemrut- Harran- Sanliurfa
We depart from hotel very early in the morning up to the Mount Nemrut. At the end of the road, we get off the van and walk twenty-five minutes until the summit. Here we watch the memorable sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. We then 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. We keep driving to Sanliurfa and Harran. We visit the Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in the Middle East, en route. We check in the hotel in Sanliurfa and have lunch there. After lunch we visit Abraham’s Cave and Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it. We than walk around oriental covered bazaar and Gumrukhan. We drive to Harran a village of Mud-Brick “beehive” houses mentioned in the books of genesis where Abraham spent last years of his life. We also visit Gobekli Tepe which is one of the earliest temples of the world. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa. Overnight: Sanliurfa Kilim Otel 3*
Day 3: Sanliurfa- Cappadocia
After breakfast we depart from Sanliurfa to Birecik which is famous for its bald-ibis (Kelaynak) birds. These birds are living only in Birecik in the world and there is a very limited population of them. We visit the breding farm of Bald Ibis birds. After our lunch, we drive up to the Taurus Mountains. We have a short tea break and drive back to Goreme.
* We will ascend Nemrut Dagi (Mt. Nemrut) from the southern side. The final ascent of 500 meters takes about 15 to 20 minutes from the parking lot. Hiking boots or very good walking shoes are highly recommended.
Accommodation: Zeus Hotel Kahta (or similar ) & Dedeman Sanliurfa (or similar)
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Tour Code: SMT-5002
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