Turkey (Oct 2017) (Concluded)

Treasures of Turkey

15th October– 26th October, 2017 (11N /12D) - Ex Istanbul

Explore one of the most incredible and significant country of the world: its diversity, history, art, culture,heritage & much more....



 
 


Our Itinerary

15th October

Istanbul - Kars

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to our domestic flight to Kars. Arrive in Kars by late afternoon, check into our heritage hotel & explore the surroundings at leisure. Dinner & overnight at Katerina Palace Hotel.

16th October

16 Kars - Ani

After an early breakfast we drive to the world heritage site of Ani. We explore the caves & walk through the ruins & spend major part of our day here. Picnic lunch or at a nearby restaurant. Return to our hotel late afternoon. Dinner & overnight at Katerina Palace.

17th October

Kars - Kahta

Early morning departure after breakfast for our long drive through some spectacular landscapes to Kahta. Reach Kahta in the evening, check in, dinner & overnight at Euphrat Hotel.

18th October

Kahta – Mt. Nemrut

After a relaxed morning we visit the old Arsemeia castle & cross over the still functioning Cendere bridge. Later post lunch we visit the aweinspiring world heritage site of Mt. Nemrut. We spend the entire second half of the day exploring & photographing the Gods of Mt. Nemrut. Weather permitting, I will organise special permission for us to stay back & do some star photography with the Gods. After shooting & taking in this spectacular historical site we head back to our hotel.

19th October

Kahta – Adiyaman - Kayseri

After a late breakfast & lunch along the way, we head to the airport at Adiyaman for our flight to Kayseri via Istanbul. After arriving in Kayseri we drive to Cappadocia to our gorgeous Gamirasu Cave Hotel. Dinner & overnight.

20th October

Cappadocia

After breakfast we visit the underground Cave cities of Cappadocia & then we visit the Goreme open air museum. Explore the incredible rock formations & the caves all around this region. Have lunch around Goreme. After we’ve explored & shot to our heart’s content we return to our hotel for dinner & overnight.

21st October

Cappadocia

Early morning we have the option of doing a Balloon ride, which is not to be missed. Return to our hotel & after b’fast we head to out explore some of the other areas of this stunning world heritage site. Return late afternoon & relax before we experience the Whirling Dervishes ceremony. Dinner & overnight at Gamirasu.

22nd October

Cappadocia – Konya - Pamukkale

After an early breakfast today we head out for our long drive to Pamukkale via Konya. Reach Colossae Thermal Hotel late evening. Dinner & overnight.

23rd October

Pamukkale

After breakfast, we head to yet another world heritage area of Pamukkale. Spend the entire day exploring the ruins, & photographing the thermal baths & sitting in these therapeutic baths. Get some stunning images of these water beds in the evening light & return to our hotel for some well deserved rest. Dinner & overnight.

24th October

Pamukkale – Istanbul

After breakfast transfer to the airport for our flight to Istanbul. Check into our hotel, freshen up & after lunch visit the Asian part of Istanbul. Visit the Camlica Hill & Maiden Tower. Evening we take our cruise along the Bosphorous. Dinner & overnight at Novotel Bosphorous.

25th October

Istanbul

We spend the entire day exploring Istanbul. Meandering through the quaint streets, visiting the popular mosques & getting pictures of this geographically most important city in the world. All meals & overnight at Novotel.

26th October

Istanbul – onwards..

After breakfast, we visit Balat & the Grand Bazaar. Do some street photography, shopping at this historical bazaar. Lunch in one of the restaurants & later we get dropped off to the airport for our flight.


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Look forward to the hidden treasures of Turkey…


 

 


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