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Adventure Trekking Istanbul - Adana - Mountain Range of Taurus (Bolkar) - Cappadocia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 17 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1299 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1499 US Dollar (USD)

White bull is the old name of the Southeastern region of the included Anatolia peninsula between the Pamphilia to the West, the chain of the Taurus mounts to the North, the Antitaurus to the East and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. Eastern half of White bull is an extensive fertile plain, whereas the western one is wild and very rough orographically. The coastal plain has taken terrain to the sea due to the alluvial sedimentation of several rivers (old the Calicadnos, Cydnos, Sarus and Pyramos) that, coming from the Taurus, impressive tubes, cleaved throats and foces between vertiginous precipices are opened to passage by the mountain ranges digging. The highest mounts are the Bolkar Daglari (Medetsiz 3,586 ms) and (Aydos 3,510 ms). In the coast own cultures of the benign Mediterranean climate grow: naranjos, lemon trees, bananas, vegetables, and mainly cotton.

The main populations are Adana (the fourth city of Turkey in population), Ceyhan, Mersin and Tarsus (the old capital of Cilicia). They have found in White bull vestiges of slumses that go back to VII BC the millennium. Pasillo of transit forced between Anatolia and the countries of Near East, the only route between the peninsula and Mezapotamia crossed White bull One crosses some tracks of the Route of Silk of the famous Doors Very rich White bull of territory formation .Exploring the traditions and the life of the nomads ones of turcomanos.

The fantastic landscapes of the region of Turkey that formerly was called Cappadocia are the result of a orogenic whim, in which it has taken divides the powerful action of volcanos, rain and the time. The volcanic sediments that conform the crust of the ground of Cappadocia have undergone during eras the ferocious erosion of the climatic elements of the plateau anatolia, little by little creating an unreal scenery populated with formation stony improbable, own of the world of the dreams that of the real one. As well, the men have taken part to torment still more these landscapes, drilling their entrails to carve churches and monasteries, pestering the rock walls and grounds to construct to labyrinth underground cities. The rock architecture reaches in the Cappadocia its apotheosis.

Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantin, Ottoman, Istanbul is the economic center of the Republic of Turkey. A continuous parade of oil tankers and merchant boats crosses to newspaper waters of the Bosphorus. It is in fact, the variety of Istanbul which fascinates its visitors: the museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and the views of natural beauty seem inexhaustible

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul. Breakfast and free day in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul. Breakfast and free day in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Istanbul - Adana. Flight to Adana airport (ADA) and arive to village of Maden. It is located the southeast skirts of mountains of Taurus. Encampment near fish farm.

Day 5: Trekking Range of Taurus - Maden Karagol. Encampment near 2450 m lake of Karagol. Daily trek 5-6 hrs.

Day 6: Trekking Range of Taurus Karagol Cinigol Geyik Tepesi - Alagol. Top of Geyik (3330 m) Encampment at 2850 m near lake of Alagol. Daily trek 6-7 hrs.

Day 7: Trekking Range of Taurus Alagol Tepesi - Yazigol - Tersakan. Top of Alagol (3150 m) Encampment at 2950 m near Tersakan Plato. Daily trek 6-7 hrs.

Day 8: Trekking Range of Taurus - Tersakan - Aydos. Summit of Aydos (3450 m) Encampment 2950 m near Tersakan Plato. Daily trek 6-7 hrs.

Day 9: Trekking Range of Taurus - Tersakan - Kizilbuzluk (canyon) Kapuzbasi. Encampment 1800 m near Kapuzbasi ( garden of cherry ). Daily trek 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Trekking Range of Taurus Canyon of Aydos. Encampment at 1800 m near Kapuzbasi, ( garden of cherry ). Daily trek 5-6 hrs.

Day 11: Trekking Range of Taurus - Cappadocia (Ihlara). Drive to Ihlara for 3-h. Overnight in hotel. Daily excursion 1-1,5 h.

Day 12: Cappadocia Ihlara - Urgup. Excursion to valley of Ihlara and Ozluce underground city. Overnight in hotel. Daily excursion 5-6 h.

Day 13: Cappadocia - Urgup - Gomeda - Uzengi. Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Cappadocia Urgup - Valley of Gomeda. Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in hotel.

Day 15: Cappadocia / Red Valley, Imagination Valley, Pasabaglari. Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in hotel.

Day 16: Cappadocia - Urgup - Mount of Ulasli - Red River. Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in hotel.

Day 17: Cappadocia / Via Istanbul. Transfer to Kayseri airport. Departure from airport.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Hotels in Cappadocia HB
- House of Ulas: In Cappadocia BB
- Transportation:
* All transfers with private Mercedes, VW Volt, A/C
* All transfers from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport
- Multilingual Guides.

Price Excludes:
- Guide in Istanbul
- Lunches and dinners
- Transportation at 10-11th days in Istanbul
- Flights and entrance of museums.

Notes:
- Groups for 4-5 people: %10 discount
- For 6-7 people: %13 discount
- For 8 and above people %16 discount.

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