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Trekking Mountain Range of Taurus (Bolkar) – Cappadocia – Istanbul

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 990 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1190 US Dollar (USD)

Mesopotamia is between the rivers Tigris and the Euphrates, the coffer of Noah in Ararat, the Trojan horse in the borders of the Aegean Sea, the civilization of the hitites in the heart of the Halys river, the temple of Artemis or the mausoleum of Halicarnasus that are two wonders of the world. King Midas turned everything into gold, Thet Alexander Great and Saint Paul are the most famous travellers and the virgin Mar completed her trip in Éphesus. Hagia Sophía, Byzantine, the eternal residence of sultans Ottoman; it is the Topkapi palace. The gardens of Tulips, the Turkish bath, the turquoise water beaches, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Bosphorus and Istanbul, the modern country of the Ataturk. Anatolia; it is the cradle of the civilizations and bridge between Asia and Europe.

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 mt).

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 millenium . 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: Via Istanbul - Kayseri (ASR). Arrive to Istanbul. Flight to Kayseri. Trasfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2: Cappadocia/ Mountain Range of Taurus/ Bolkar - Kapuzbasi. Arrive to Delimahmutlar, via Eregli. Encampment at 1800m near Kapuzbasi (cherry gardens). Daily trek 1-1-5 hrs.

Day 3: Mountain of Bolkar/ Mountain Range of Taurus Kapuzbasi (canyon). Encampment at 1800m near Kapuzbasi (cherry gardens). Daily trek 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Mountain of Bolkar/ Mountain Range of Taurus, Tersakan (canyon) near Kizilbuzluk Encampment at 2950m near Tersakan Plateau. Daily trek 6-7 hours.

Day 5: Mountain of Bolkar/ Mountain Range of Taurus, Tersakan
Summit of Aydos (3450m). Encampment at 2950m near Tersakan Plateau. Daily trek . 6-7 hours.

Day 6: Mountain of Bolkar/ Mountain Range of Taurus, Alagol
Top of Alagol (3150m). Encampment at 2950m near lake Alagol. Daily trek 6-7 hours.

Day 7: Mountain Range of Bolkar/ Karagol. Top of Geyik (3330m). Encampment at 2450m at lake Karagol. Daily trek 6-7 hours.

Day 8: Mountain of Bolkar/ Cappadocia. Arrive to Maden village. Daily excursion 2-3 h. After transportation ( 3-4h), arrive to Urgup. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 9: Cappadocia/ Golgoli Dagi (Mountain of Golgoli). Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: Cappadocia/ Kizil Vadi (Red Valley). Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Cappadocia/ Valley of Gomeda - Uzengi - Pancarlik. Daily excursion 5-6 h. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: Cappadocia/ Istanbul: Transfer to Kayseri (ASR) airport for flight Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 13: Istanbul: Free day Hotel BB. Includes: (B).

Day 14: Istanbul: Free day Hotel BB. Includes: (B).

Day 15: 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.