WALKING IN TURKEY 

16 Days / 15 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

MAY – JUNE - OCTOBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 1380 USD

290 USD

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 1440 USD

320 USD

This tour is only available with at least 8 participants

Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

Walking offers a subtle awareness of the environment compared to any other means of travelling. Many sites in Turkey requires a certain amount of walking to be fully concieved. This tour is specially designed to give our guests a different impression of the ancient sites within their natural setting. While a high-level hiking experience is not required this tour, you should only be capable of walking at least 4 hours a day on continously varying landscape and on uneven surfaces like goat paths, nomadic routes, woodland roads, ancient roads. Less known and less accessible sites, nomad camps and summer villages on high meadows, unusual sights of fairy chimneys,troglodytic dwellings and monasteries of Cappadocia , open-air sanctuaries and rock-cut tombs will be main stops during our walks along the abovementioned routes.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Ankara

Arrival to Istanbul airport, transfer to hotel. Cocktail meeting in the evening. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul - Kayseri - Cappadocia (B) (D) 

Morning flight to Kayseri. Transfer to Hotel. Today We will walk the phallic valley with most interesting rock formations of the “ fairy chimneys”. After the walk we will visit the underground cities, carved 7 layers below the ground, and were in use since the 6th century B.C. We will route our way through the galleries carved into the rock. Dinner & Overnight Urgup Rock House.

Day 3- Cappadocia (B) (L) (D) 

Walk through the Pigeon Valley to Goreme open air museum. We will have a picnic lunch on the way. Both Gulludere & Rose valleys. Dinner & Overnight Urgup Rock House.

Day 4- Cappadocia (B) (D

Walk Kizilcukur and Gulludere Valleys. Both valleys offer the most spectacular views of the Cappadocia region. Dinner & Overnight Urgup Rock House.

Day 5- Ihlara Valley - Guzelyurt (B) (D

Drive to Ihlara Valley via Aksaray. Lunch at Aksaray. Drive to Ihlara valley after lunch. Visit the rock-cut churches of Ihlara and walk along the stream down to Belistra. Drive to Guzelyurt for overnight at the Hotel Karballa.

Day 6- Afyon (B) (D

Visit the Sultanhan Caravanserai. Drive to Afyon via Beyşehir Lake. Visit the Hittite Monument Eflatunpınar and the wooden Mosque dating to the 13th century. We will be staying at a thermal hotel at Afyon. Afyon Orucoglu Hotel.

Day 7- Afyon  (B) (D

Phrygian valley walks : Aslantas, Yilantas, Maltas, the Kohnus valley, visit to Midas city of Yazilikaya. Dinner & Overnight Afyon Orucoglu Hotel.

Day 8-  Egirdir Lake (B) (D

After breakfast we will drive towards Kutahya on to Aizonai, one of the most important cities of the Phyrgians especially during the Roman period. After Aizonai a very scenic drive will take us to Egirdir Blue Lake Hotel.

Day 9- Egirdir Lake (B) (D

Today we will get into the mysterious Taurus Mountains. An easy scenic ride will take us to Butterfly Valley, where also the ancient road connecting Pampyhlia to Pisidia passed through, where Alexander The Great and St. Paul also marshed besides all the other famous historical people. On the way back to Egirdir we will visit the Davraz Natural park Oak Forests. Dinner at Egirdir Island, Overnight Egirdir Blue Lake Hotel.

Day 10- Taurus Mountains - Koprulu Canyon  (B) (D

Drive to Kovada Lake National Park and continue to Adada ancient city. Today we will drive the inlands of the Tauros Mountains down to the Koprulu Canyon National Park. We will spend the rest of the day walking around the natural monuments around the National park, and enjoy the village house view before sunset. We will stay in a village house today, where we will use 2 rooms, 1 big room, 1 huge terrace ( roofed ), and 1 village hut for accomodation. Bathroom facilities will be outside the house. * Please indicate in the Tour registration form if you do not want to stay in the village house for Antalya Hotel & transfer.

Day 11- Kopulu Canyon - Antalya (B) (D

We will drive to the entrance of the Canyon where the ancients built a stone bridge, still in use, from the 2nd century A.D. We will drive to Selge ancient city, where we will begin our walk through the village and the ruins, down to the path where the nomads wondered for centuries like they still do. We will drive to Antalya. Dinner & overnight Antalya Aspen Hotel.

Day 12- Antalya (B)

We will have a relaxing day today to enjoy the Mediterranean and / or the swimming pool, and the charming walks around the Old Town and harbour of Antalya. We will visit the Museum and you will have the rest of the day on your own. Antalya Aspen Hotel.

Day 13- Antalya  (B) (D

Meet the bravest and toughest people of Anatolia, the Pisidians, Visit Termessos, the biggest and most impressive city within the grounds of Termessos National park. Picnic lunch at Termessos and drive to Antalya to see the museum. Dinner & Overnight Antalya Aspen Hotel.

Day 14- Antalya (B) (D

We will drive today to a different scenic place towards the North -West of Antalya. We will visit the historical cedar forests park located at an altitude of 8000 feet high. After walk and picnic lunch, we will drive to Arykanda, where to meet the Lycians, the most unique culture of Asia Minor. After visiting the sight we will drive back to Antalya. Dinner & Overnight Antalya Aspen Hotel.

Day 15- Antalya (B) (D

We will drive to Ulupinar, and begin our walk to Chimaira, the Homeric Dragon lived in Lycia, which was killed by Bellerophontes and burried 7 layers below the ground, where, still the flames from the monster can be seen, as believed for centuries both by the Lycians and local people. After the walk we will have time to swim on the preserved beach of Chimaira, and visit the ruins of the coastal city of Olympos. Dinner & Overnight Antalya Aspen Hotel.

Day 16- Transfer (B) (D

Transfer to the airport for flight back home via İstanbul / or take a cruise extension for a week.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 15 nights accomodation 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.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • 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.

City First Class Hotel
Istanbul
Cappadocia Urgup Rock
Guzelyurt Karballa
Afyon Orucoglu
Egridir Blue Lake
Antalya Aspen