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Expeditions in Cappadocia with Route of Dervishes and Missionary Trips - Istanbul, 13 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 13 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: 760 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 810 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kayseri (Cappadocia) via Istanbul. Arrive to Istanbul and flight to Kayseri airport. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2: Cappadocia Ihlara (Ihlara canyon). After breakfast drive to Ozluce(Zeylia) underground city was used by christians as refuge to save of the persecution . arrive to nomad's village Ihlara, Transfer 1,5-2-h. Ihlara canyon is a deep, narrow river gorge cut through the tufa by the Melendiz River. The river running through the Ihlara canyon at the lowest level is still contributing to the erosion of it. The ancient name of river was Potamus Kapadukus it means river of Cappadocia. The canyon runs for 14 km. height of canyon approximately 150m The beginning of canyon in Ihlara village and ends in Selime village.In the canyon there are 60 churches, monasteriesand cells of monks.Overnight in Ihlara Hotel "S" HB (daily excursion 6-7h lunch in local restaurant (not include).

Day 3: Cappadocia/ Mountain of Boyali and Yesiloz (Tagar). After breakfast drive through the Boyali for mountain of Topuz (top of Boyali 1600 m) and arrive to village queen Theodora (ancient village of Yesiloz -Tagar) and visit church of Theodora. Church of Tagar (church of St. Theodora-Urgup). This church located in Yesilöz. It is on the way from Urgup to Kayseri 16.5 kilometers far from city center Urgup. This church is the unique example of Cappadocia with its upper stairs to gallery. It was built for Theodora. Encampment near Tagar (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 3: Cappadocia/ Mountain of Topuz, Pasada Keslik Monastery. After breakfast pass from mountain of Topuz , see the panaroma of Cappadocia arrive to Keslik Monastery. It is located in valley and in the garden.these are rock cut churches. The camp is inside the beautiful garden and nature. Encampment inside the Keslik monastery. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 4: Cappadocia/ Keslik Monastery, Love Mountain, Nomad Valley. After breakfast, trek through the nomads valley. Pass through the Ayvali valley and arrive to nomads valley. Possibility to see marvellous nature and communicate with nomads. Camp in nomads valley. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 5: Cappadocia/ Valley of Bahceli (Mimoza), Valley of Gomeda. Ruins of Gomeda. After breakfast trek through the valley of Bahceli pass through the natural rock tunels. Arrive to valley of Gomeda seeing with ruins of Gomeda. Encampment between the ruins of Gomeda. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 6: Cappadocia/ Valley of Uzengi, Churches of Pancarlik, Dove-Cotes,Fortress of Ortahisar, Valley of Ortahisar. After breakfast march to valley of Uzengi seeing with churches and dove cotes of Pancarlik arrive valley of Ortahisar. Climb to fortress of Ortahisar possibility to see all Capadocia. Overnight in hotel. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 7: Cappadocia/ Red Valley, Valley of Goreme, Fairy Chimneys Pasabag: After breakfast march for Red valley. It is possible to see different colors in Red valley. Walk through the Goreme valley and arrive to Pasabaglari. Encampment in the garden of Ayvali church. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 8: Cappadocia/ Avanos, Pottery Gallery. After breakfast drive to Avanos. Visit to pottery gallery and then walk through the Red River (Halys River) the longest river originating and ending within the borders of Turkey: 1335km. Encampment inside the Red River valley. (daily trek 5-6 h.).

Day 9: Cappadocia/ Valley Of Soanli: After breakfast, march for village of Soganli, visit to some churches from. VI-X, centuries and dove-cotes, some churches connected with shelters the same Ozluce underground city's tunnels. Refuges hid there in the time of danger. Possibility to see the local life in Ulasli.Overnight in village of Ulasli. (daily trek 2-3h). Includes: (B).

Day 10: Cappadocia/ Istanbul. After breakfast transfer to Kayseri airport to flight for Istanbul Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Istanbul: Free day Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Day 12: Istanbul: Free day Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Day 13: Istanbul: Transfer to airport.

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, VWVolt, 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.

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