7-Day Glimpse Of Mesopotamia

Archaeology, Culture, Hiking & Trekking, Outdoors & Nature, Sightseeing

Turkey 7 Days

Set into an ancient world as you explore Mesopotamia on this trip to Turkey. Starting in the Cappadocia region, you'll explore otherworldly landscapes, rock-hewn cities and vast archaeological sites to get a feel for the life and times of Ancient Mesopotamia. While staying in luxurious hotels, you'll have a mixture of guided tours and free explorations to make the most of your time in Turkey with the opportunity to take two sunrise tours to make sure you make see the very best of this stunning landscape. You'll finish the tour in Gobekli Tepe, one of the most curious archaeological sites in the world.


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  • Day 1 - Welcome to Cappadocia!
    You'll be greeted at the airport by your driver and guide and taken to your hotel. You'll have some time to rest and recuperate after your flight. Welcome to Cappadocia!
  • Day 2 - North Cappadocia Tour
    Explore the beauty of this space-like landscape on a north Cappadocia tour, including the Devrant Valley, famous for its irregularly shaped rock formations, Pashabag known for its 'fairy chimneys', Avanos, and Goreme. During your tour, you'll have lots of opportunities to explore as you introduced to what was Mesopotamia.
  • Day 3 - South Cappadocia Tour
    Early this morning, you'll have the chance to jump in a hot air balloon to see Cappadocia from the sky as the sun rises. Either way, you'll start the day by hiking in the Rose Valley. You'll then continue to Cavusin one of the oldest settlements of Cappadocia, the underground city of Kaymakli and Ortahsir, with its unique castle.
  • Day 4 - The Journey to Kahta
    Starting from Cappadocia at 8 AM, we have an interesting drive today as we pass by Tekir plateau, Karatay Caravansaray and Kahraman Maras where you'll be able to sample Turkey's best ice cream! You'll journey through the arid landscape of this region for 6 hours before arriving in Kahta mid-afternoon. You may wish to explore when you arrive, alternatively, you can rest in the hotel.
  • Day 5 - Mount Nemrut to Harran
    Arrive at Mt. Nemrut before dawn and ascend the mountain in 15 minutes to watch the magical sunrise over the plateau. After this beautiful experience, you'll visit the massive ancient rock statues of Nemrut. Return to Kahta and tour the ancient city before heading south to Harran for a tour of this fascinating 4000-year-old town with many tales of civilisations and religions that have went through it, including the mud-brick beehive houses.
  • Day 6 - Gobekli Tepe to Istanbul
    Early morning we will visit the Gobekli Tepe, an archaeological site with millennia of history which will allow you to discover the region. You can observe the excavation currently running at the site and then head to the airport to catch your return flight to Istanbul from Sanliurfa airport.
  • Day 7 - Departure
    On the final morning of your trip to Turkey, you'll have free time to do any last-minute shopping before you are transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

What's included

6 breakfasts and 2 lunches 6 nights accommodation Airport transfer Entrance fees Ground transportation Licensed English speaking guides

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