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Archaeological Odyssey 2: Remote Turkey

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 19 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3150 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3825 US Dollar (USD)

If you’ve been to Turkey before, this is the perfect tour for you. Exploring remote sites will give you a deeper insight into the history and culture of this wonderful country. And you’ll get the most accurate information from our archaeologist guides.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight from the United States.

Day 2: Antalya. Arrival in Istanbul and connection flight to Antalya. Welcome info and briefing tour. Dinner in town and overnight at the Antalya Dogan Hotel. Includes: (D).

Day 3: Saraycik (Kitanaura)/ Chimera/ Cirali. Drive to the Taurus Mountains and visit Saraycik (Kitanaura) ruins. Drive to Chimera. Evening walk to Chimera, home of the legendary Homeric Dragon, which was killed by Bellerophontes and buried seven layers below the ground. The flames of the monster can still be seen, as believed for centuries by both the Lycians and the local people. Dinner and overnight at the Blue & White Hotel in Cirali. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Olympos/ Finike. Visit the ancient city of Olimpos and drive to Kumluca to visit Rhodiapolis, where excavations just started. Then drive to Limyra and visit the Lycian rock tombs. Dinner and overnight at the Finike Amelas Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Arycanda/ Elmali. Drive to Arycanda, visit the Limyra rock tombs en route. After visiting Arycanda, drive to Elmali. Visit the old houses of Elmali from the Ottoman period. Visit the Museum in Elmali where the world famous Elmali Hoard is on disply. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at the Arzu Hotel in Elmali. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Balboura/ Golhisar. Drive to Sogut and on to Balboura. After a visit, drive to Kibyra. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at the Golhisar Town Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 7: Cadyanda/ Gocek. Drive to Cameli and Kizilbel, then on to Cadyanda. Dinner and overnight in Gocek. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: Lydae/ Fethiye. Boat trip to Lydia and Lysse. Drive to Daedala and Calynda. Dinner and overnight at the hotel at the Montana Pine Resort in Fethiye. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 9: Oenoanda/ Fethiye. Visits to Oenoanda, Tlos and Saklikent Gorge. Dinner and overnight at the hotel at the Montana Pine Resort in Fethiye. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 10: Pinara/ Patara. Visits to Pinara, Letoon, and Xanthos, the three major cities of Lycia. Apollo and Artemis were born in Letoon; Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycians. Dinner and overnight at the Patara Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 11: Candyba/ Kas. After visiting Patara, drive to Kasaba and visit the Monastery. On to Candyba, then drive to Kas, ancient Antiphellos. Dinner and overnight in Kas. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 12: Kyenai/ Kekova. Drive to Phellos. Visits to Kyaneai, Istlada, and Trysa. Dinner and overnight at the Liman Pansiyon in Kekova. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 13: Simena/ Kekova. Boat trip to Theimiussa, Simena, and Aperlae. Dinner and overnight at the Liman Pansiyon in Kekova. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 14: Myra/ Antalya. Drive to Myra, then to the Church of St. Nicholas. Continue to Antalya and visit Phaselis. Dinner and overnight at the Antalya Dogan Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 15: Perge/ Aspendos/ Antalya. Visits to Perge, Aspendos, Silyon, and Lyrbe (former Seleuciea). Dinner in town and overnight at the Antalya Dogan Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 16: Pisidia/ Egirdir. Drive to Sia, Milyas, and Ariassos. After visits, continue on to Egirdir. Dinner in town and overnight at the Mavi Gol Hotel in Egirdir. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 17: Pisidian Antioch/ Egirdir. Drive to Yalvac and visit Pisidian Antioch. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner in town and overnight at the Mavi Gol Hotel in Egirdir. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 18: Sagalassos/ Antalya. Drive to Antalya and visit Sagalassos and Kremna. Dinner in town and overnight at the Antalya Dogan Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 19: Departure Day. Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 4 and 5 star and equivalent special category hotel accommodations
- All meals as indicated
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle with professional tour bus driver
- Only hotel and restaurant tips, where meal is included
- Domestic flights in Turkey
- Group flight transfers
- All entrance fees and admissions
- Tea, coffee, and soft drinks with meals
- Baggage handling
- Tour folders with brochures and maps of Turkey.

Price Excludes:
- Lunches
- Guide and driver tips
- International flights
- Visa (can be obtained on arrival at airport in Turkey for $20 per person).

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