JEEP EXPEDITION IN TAURUS MOUNTAINS

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

+90 212 254 15 21

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Tour Rates

MAY – JUNE - OCTOBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

890 USD

100 USD

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

990 USD

100 USD

This tour is only available with minimum 6 participants.

Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

   The Taurus Mountains are one of the most interesting mountain ranges of the world. They have occurred with the same wave of the South American Andes, and European Alps. Since the ancient times, the Taurus mountains were occupied by people, and inhabited with different cultures, and after the Turkish period, since the 12th century A.D., the Turkmen Nomads moved to the Taurus Mountains, and still living in many areas in their “Black Tents” Our Outdoor Tours are for anyone who is fit and in the idea of an Adventure Type Travel. Our JEEP ADVENTURE programs will offer you to visit the least accessible and visited countryside of Turkey, especially the Taurus Mountains range with touch of off-road tracks. 11 days program including Hiking and Adventure in Taurus Mountains and expeditions in the Anatolian high plateau, Caving, Canyoning, Safari.

Day 1 - Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul.  Meet and greet at the airport, transport to the hotel.

Day 2 - IstanbulAntalya (B) (L) (D)

Morning Tour of Topkapi Palace then to Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) and Sultan Ahmet. Walking tour of Sultan Ahmet area including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Underground Cistern. Flight to Antalya. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 3 – Antalya – Side  (B) (L) (D)

Depart Side heading for the skirts of the Taurus Mountains. After 40 km we arrive to a Taurus village and start a 3-hour walk through a steep and deep Canyon. In some places the width of the canyon is 2 meters, the height 600 meters. Because the canyon is so deep you should not be amazed at the dark atmosphere that is present in the Canyon even on the hot and sunny summer days. Several waterfalls are connected to the crystal clear river that runs directly through the canyon. After completing 2/3 roads of the walk we retire for dinner in a large area that is situated in the Canyon. Camp out under the stars with sleeping bags.

Day 4 – Akseki  (B) (L) (D)

In the morning we begin the last third of our complicated walk through the canyon. We return to the village where there is a surprise awaiting us. Just beneath the village: there is a drop stone cave, which has not yet been researched, many people are still unaware of its existence. After we explore the cave we have lunch at a traditional Anatolian village where traditional Turkish cuisines are served. After lunch we head off to the greater and higher points of the Taurus Mountains. On the road we stop off at a village that is 700 meters above sea level for a refreshing beverage. When we arrive to Akseki, we have a wholesome meal and spend the night there.

Day 5 –Taurus Mountains (B) (L) (D)

When the summer season arrives, villagers that live in the lower parts of Taurus move to the higher mountain Platos. After a 3-hour journey through the rugged mountainside we reach a village in the Geyik Mountains that is 2200 meters above sea level. We have lunch. After we walk 2 hours along animal tracks to swim in the Dipsiz lake (bottomless lake) after our swim we return to the village with the jeeps. Before dinner we help the villagers with their daily chores for example milking sheep and goats, cutting wood etc. then we are honored with a wonderful meal.

Day 6- Karaman(B) (L) (D)

This day includes a long trip to the city of Karaman. When we arrive in Karaman we check in to our hotels and we receive Traditional Turkish dinner. After our 1-hour walk we reach Karadag, which is 2200 meters high, this is where the 1001 churches of the Byzantine and Roman era are situated.

Day 7- Karapinar (B) (L) (D)

" Natures wonders, unknown cultures and civilizations." This journey takes us to a typical Anatolian town, Karapinar. Firstly we visit the Meke Volcanic crater. This volcano erupts once forms, a crater; a lake is formed on the crater then the volcano erupts one more time forming another crater upon it. We have lunch in Karapinar. We continue our journey through dry land, which is filled with natural wonders for example Cylinder like soil caving, which are great in depth. Another natural wonder is the Cirali meteor crater, this is an extraordinary experience for nature photographers, and many have not discovered the crater yet. There are dozens of little caves situated in the crater. One of these caves leads to an entire underground city that has been a shelter for many different cultures and civilizations. Swimming in a lake that is 30 meters deep is an astounding experience after a long and dusty expedition. Dinner is served at a nearly village where we stay the night under the magnificent stars.

Day 8- Konya - Beysehir  (B) (L) (D)

The journey starts before breakfast and leads us to Konya, which was once the capital of the Seljuk Empire. We visit different museums and the famous whirling dervishes (Mevlana). After the excursion we come to the historical Beysehir The Beysehir Lake is the 3rd largest in Turkey. If there is time to spare we take a swimming break. We stay in a hotel that is at least 120 years old.

Day 9- Taurus Mountains (B) (L) (D)

We are in Taurus Mountains again, however we are going to continue our journey in the Giden Gelmez (the meaning of this mountains name is gone and not coming back) part of Taurus. Our 2600 meters tracking starts to the highest point of the mountain. The tracking may be a bit extreme for some, however people that find it hard can continue with a Shepherd via a simple route. We arrive at Karakisla village where we stay the night in village houses.

Day 10- Manavgat (B) (L) (D)

Slowly we approach the end of our Long journey Lunch is served at the Manavgat waterfall. After a 15-minute road trip we start a 1-hour journey to Seleuceia Pamphilya. Which is a ruin from the Hellenistic and Roman times. People that have a fetish for culture can explore the ruins and people that don't can just sit and relax. Later we return to our hotels in Antalya. 

Day 11- Antalya(B) (L) (D)

Transfer from hotel to airport.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • Accommodation in camp-village houses, plus 3 nights in hotels.

  • All domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • English speaking, government licensed, professional tour guide.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary

  • Local taxes & service charges

  • Luggage and Port rage tips

  • Baggage handling at the airports.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels

  • Travel documents kit

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

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