9D AMAZING TURKEY
DAY 1 ARRIVAL ISTANBUL AIRPORT – SANLIURFA – MARDIN (L/D)
After arriving at the Istanbul Airport, you will take another flight to the Sanliurfa GAP Airport located in the city center of Sanliurfa. Your arrival at the Sanliurfa GAP Airport will be followed by a visit to Balikligol, which holds great historical and religious significance. Balikligol is a pool in Sanliurfa that the Jews and Muslims believe to be the place at which Nimrod threw Prophet Abraham into a fire. It is one of the most visited places in Sanliurfa, Turkey, so you should definitely visit it. You will also get to visit the Rizvaniye Mosque and Halil-ur-Rahman Mosque, located near the Balikligol. Enjoy some free time in the Old Bazaar before driving to Mardin and visiting the Mardin City Center, and staying the night there.
DAY 2 MARDIN – DIYARBAKIR – ADIYAMAN (B/L/D)
Day 2 starts with taking a drive of around 1.5 hours from Mardin to Diyarbakir. You will get to visit Diyarbakir Ulu Cami (Great Mosque of Diyarbakir), which some Muslim scholars believe to be the fifth holiest place in Islam. Explore the historical Diyarbakir Old City Wall that dates back to the Romans and see the Tigris River, a river that is surrounded by four different countries. Drive to the Kurdish-majority area Adiyaman and visit the 2,134-metre high Mount Nemrut to see the beautiful sunset from the top of the mountain. Enjoy the overnight stay at Adiyaman.
DAY 3 ADIYAMAN – GAZIANTEP (B/L/D)
We will drive from Adiyaman to Gaziantep first thing in the morning after breakfast and have a photo stop at the third-largest dam in the world – Ataturk Dam. We will also explore the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, which is the world’s largest mosaic museum in the world. You will get to see the historical Gaziantep Castle, which was built and expanded by 565 A.D. and has some great tea and Turkish Baklava, along with free time for shopping at Old Bazaar. The overnight stay will be at Gaziantep.
DAY 4 GAZIANTEP – ADANA – CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
Day 4 starts with breakfast at the hotel and driving to Adana to visit Sabanci Mosque, the second largest mosque in Turkey, and enjoy the view of the Seyhan River, the longest river in Turkey. We will have a photo stop at Roman Bridge, which is surrounded by ravishing scenery, before driving to Cappadocia to stay the night there.
DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
You have the option of enjoying an early morning hot air balloon tour at Cappadocia before visiting the carpet factory, where you will see a wide range of famous Turkish carpets. We will visit the Underground City, which is famous for its large area and capacity of up to 20,000 people. Derbent Valley is famous for various unique rock formations, so we will explore it as well before visiting Avanos, the pottery hub of Cappadocia. We will explore Goreme Town and Goreme View Point, which has cave churches and the famous Uchisar Citadel with beautiful designs carved into large rocks. Explore the Pigeon Valley, which has many man-made pigeon houses, and visit the Turquoise Factory before staying the night at Cappadocia.
DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)
On day 6, you will be traveling from Cappadocia to Konya, which will take around 3.5 hours. Have an amazing photo stop at Seljukian Caravanserai “Sultanhani”, which is popular for being one of the largest caravanserais anywhere in the world. You will also be visiting the Mevlana Museum and pay respect to the mausoleum of the Persian Sufi mystic Rumi. After visiting these places, we will travel to Pamukkale and stay the night there.
DAY 7 PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI (B/L/D)
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel and visiting the Hierapolis Ancient City that was originally located in Anatolia and now has remains throughout the modern city of Pamukkale. Explore Cotton Castle and the mysterious Cleopatra’s Ancient Pool located within the Hierapolis-Pamukkale complex. According to a legend, the pool was a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra. Enjoy the pool before visiting the textile factory outlet and drive to Selcuk, which is known for being close to the ancient city of Ephesus. Explore the Ephesus Ancient Greek-Roman City and stay the night at Kusadasi.
DAY 8 KUSADASI – ISTANBUL (B/L/D)
Drive to Bursa from Kusadasi and visit the famous spots in Bursa, such as the Grand Mosque, Silk Bazaar, Turkish Delight Shop, and Green Mosque and Maqam. Take some great pictures at these beautiful locations before driving to Istanbul through the famous suspension bridge – Osman Gazi Bridge. Stay the night at a great hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 9 ISTANBUL (B/L)
The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. Take the famous Bosphorus Cruise for sightseeing in Istanbul. You will get to visit all popular tourist attractions on this trip, such as The Hippodrome of Constantinople – the famous square in Istanbul. Moreover, you will be visiting religious sites such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and Topkapi Palace, which have many different holy relics. You will also get free time for shopping in Grand Bazaar before transferring to airport.
- Hotel Accommodation
- All airport transfers
- Transportation by AC Coach with Wi-Fi
- Professional Tour Guide Service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Museum entrance fees as per itinerary
- Water service during meals and in the bus
- Portage in out at hotels and Parking fees
- All taxes of the services within the itinerary
- Bosphorus Cruise
- Domestic & International Flight Tickets
- Visa (in any)
- Airport tax & travel insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks during meals except water
- Portage Service at Airport
- Hot Air Balloon Tour
- Optional Tour
- Gratuities (tipping) for guide and driver
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Price valid until June 2023
- Price based on DOUBLE/TWIN/TRIPLE Room
- There is no booking has been made yet
- Deposit required upon confirmation received and non refundable
- Price and itinerary subject to change without prior notice and subject to availability
- Cancellation policy apply
- Timing on itinerary may change due to traffic, weather or unexpected situations. There will be no refund for unused services.
- The above named hotels are examples and may be replaced by hotels of the same standard.
- Prices are not applicable on fair dates, on religious holidays and Christmas – New Year period
- Please recheck flight details
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