OPERATION BETWEEN APR 15 AND OCT 15 EVERYDAY
Day 1 – Diyarbakir – Arrival Day
Welcome to Diyarbakir ! Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from Airport during the hours of 8:00am til 8:00pm. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Diyarbakir.
Day 2 – Diyarbakir – Urfa
Mardin is very unique with lovely old-Arabic style houses. It is a city that played an important role in the early development of Christianity. We will take the time to visit, walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. We will also visit the Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan just outside of town, founded in 762 A.D. It was the seat of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch for almost 800 years. This monastery is built on top of a 4000-year-old temple used by sun worshippers. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 3 – Urfa – City Tour
Urfa , the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will shop at the bustling covered bazaar as well. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 4 – Urfa – Mount Nemrut – Kahta
From Urfa we will drive two hours to Adiyaman-Kahta. There we will organise transfers up the mountain. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiouchus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his “divine ancestry.” After watching sunset and exploring the mountain we will make our way to Kahta for the night. Overnight in Kahta.
Day 5 – Kahta – Gaziantep
Drive to Gaziantep , home to the famous Turkish dessert of Baklava. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the old city on foot. Overnight in Gaziantep.
Day 6 – Morning Flıght to Istanbul
End of our service
What is included
5 nights accommodations at 3 - 4 stars hotels with Breakfast
• Modern, spacious, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation.
• Professional English speaking tour guide,
• Parking, portage, tolls
• Admission fees to sights and museums
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours