Day 1: Cappadocia - Nemrut Mountain
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia in the morning and drive to AdÄ±yaman. Passing Kayseri, we will visit the 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai "Karatayhan". Next stop is Pinarbasi for a short tea break. Onward to Tekir for Lunch. After taking pictures of the gloricious scenery of the Tekir Valley our drive to AdÄ±yaman will continue. Check-in to your hotel at the slopes of the Nemrut Mountain. Overnight in Kahta./AdÄ±yaman.
Day 2: Mount Nemrut – Harran & Sanliurfa
We will depart from the hotel early morning and we will view the sunrise at the summit of Mt. Nemrut.
Drive by car as far as the road will allow you after which we walk for approximately 25 minutes until we reach the peak of the mountain. Once there, watch the beautiful sunrise between the colossal size statues and heads of Kings and Gods. After sunrise, your guide will give information about the Commagene Kingdom and the statues while you are able to stroll around and take pictures. On the way down, visit the ruins of the Arsemia Roman bridge of Cendere and the Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. Onwards to Sanliurfa and Harran. Along the way, we stop to visit Ataturk Dam which is the largest dam in the Middle East. Check-in to our hotel in Sanliurfa. After lunch, visit Abraham's Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it. Free time to walk around the oriental covered bazaar and then drive to Harran, a village of spellbinding mud-brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of genesis where Abraham spent the last years of his life. After visiting the ruins of Harran including the city walls, the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to 18th century we drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Sanliurfa.
The best period for viewing the sunrise is from June to October. In other months due to weather conditions, it may not be possible. In this case, departure from hotel will be at a later time after breakfast.
Day 3: Sanliurfa - Cappadocia
After breakfast, depart from Sanliurfa to Bilecik which is known for its Bald Ibis (Kelaynak) birds. These birds live only in Birecik and there is a very limited population of them. Visit the breeding farm of Bald Ibis birds. After lunch, drive up through the Taurus Mountains and after a short tea break, return to your hotel in Cappadocia in the evening. End of our services.
(Breakfast & Lunch)