09th June– 19th June, 2018 (10N /11D) - Ex Istanbul
Explore one of the most incredible and significant country of the world: its diversity, history, art, culture,heritage & much more....
Highlights: Izmir, Kars, Ani, Mt. Nemrut, Cappadocia, Erzurum, Old city, Galata region, Mosques, Churches, Bosphorous cruise Grand Baazar & much more...…
Istanbul - Izmir
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer for our domestic flight to Izmir. Check into our hotel, freshen up & explore the surroundings at leisure. Dinner & overnight at Kaya Thermal Hotel or similar.
After an early breakfast we make our way to Euphesus & Sirince Village. We explore this ancient site & the ruins & spend major part of our day here. Dinner & overnight at Ramada Resort, Kusadasi.
Kusadasi to Kars via Istanbul
Early morning departure after breakfast for Kars via Istanbul. Check in to our hotel Cheltikov, freshen up & explore Kars town. Dinner & overnite at Kars.
Kars - Ani
After our b’fast we explore some historical sites around Kars & then drive to the ancient Armenian town of Ani. This World Heritage site has over a 100 chapels lying in ruins & is an incredible experience to walk around & get some great shots during the day. I have arranged for a special pass for our group to stay back till late & photograph the stars later in the night, provided the weather stays good. Return to Kars for dinner & overnite.
Kars - Erzurum
After our breakfast we check out & make our way to Erzurum which is a stop gap to get to Kahta. This is a beautiful old town & has some magnificent monuments which would make for some great photographs. We spend the day walking around exploring this quanit town & relaxing. Overnite at Dedeman Palankoken Ski Lodge - Erzurum.
Erzurum - Kahta
After breakfast we make our way to Kahta arriving there by afternoon. We may explore the castle nearby before making our way to Mt. Nemrut. We hike up the summit & be ready to be amazed with what you see. We spend the time till sunset shooting the various gods in the surroundings they are in. Post sunset, I have arranged for a special permit to allow us to stay back & shoot the stars. Later we head back to our hotel Euphrat for dinner & overnite.
Kahta - Cappadocia
We have a really long drive to Cappadocia today. After b’fast we leave for our picturesque drive through the heart of Turkey arriving in Cappadocia by evening. Check into Best Western & relax. Dinner & overnite.
We spend the day exploring this incredible landscape with its various geographical natural formations getting some interesting images. We will explore the underground cities & one of the days we will be going on a balloon ride. Overnite.
After breakfast, we head back to Istanbul & from there you can either head back home or opt for an Istanbul extension.
Keysari - 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 Old city. Evening we take our cruise along the Bosphorous. Dinner & overnight at Novotel Bosphorous.or similar.
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.
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…
Photography based itinerary & Photography lessons/guidance right thru the trip.
Transfer & 3 domestic flights.
All road transportation.
Accommodation, Meals on photosafari as advised in the Itinerary.
Meet and greet services.
1 Balloon Safari at Cappadocia
All Entrance Fees as per itinerary.
International airfare inclusive of related taxes.
All Optional Activities extras not stated.
Expenses of personal nature such as telecommunications, tips / gratuities, cigarettes, drinks etc.
Laundry services not unless otherwise mentioned.
Travel, baggage and medical insurance. (Highly recommended).
Any other item/s not specified above.
From confirmation till 60 days before departure full refund.