This is a 6-day tour if you are looking for something special and extraordinary.
Short Heritage Mesopotamia Tour – 5 days
- Discover more demands in your limited time
- Flexibility with and without a tour guide
- Private or Regular tours, with no hidden costs
Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.
- Cooking classes
TRIP TYPE: Private Tour
DEPARTS: Daily Full Year
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 24
HOTEL RATING: 3- star BB
TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English
MEALS: Breakfast: 5 / Lunch: None / Dinner: None
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
- Take your camera (without professional equipment)
- Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
- If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
- Please take always a passport
Welcome to Igdir. Upon our arrival at Igdir Airport, our professional tour guide will meet with you, greeting you by a board with your name on it. We will provide transportation, and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and discover the area.
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and depart for Seljuk Caravanserai, one of the most beautiful works of 12th-century Seljuk stone processing. It was taken under protection in 1986. However, it is still in ruins. Then Continue to Ram Headed Tombs. The ram-headed graves found in all the old cemeteries in the Igdir plain are from the Karakoyunlular period, which left a permanent civilization trail in Igdir. These gravestones were erected in the graves of brave and heroic people and young people who died at a young age. This tradition came to Karakoyunlular from Central Asian Turkish Culture. After the Graves, Martyr Turks Monument and Museum. It symbolizes the Armenian attacks in the region between 1915-1920 and related documents are kept. Around 4,000 visitors visit the museum every month. 350 m² closed museum consists of 2 pools and 5 swords of 36 m height. It is built as a green area and a park. Turkey’s highest monument. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast, We will pick you up from the hotel to Hamam (Turkish Bath). Turkish Bath is quite a popular part of Turkish culture and it is being practiced all around the country therefore it will be nice to experience this activity. Depending on your wish and the available hours of Hamam. After the Hamam, we will depart to the city center for free time and shopping before returning to your hotel.
After breakfast, we take our guests from the hotel and depart to a local restaurant for your professional cooking lesson. You participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson:
Igdir is like a mirror that reflects the traditions of Turkish culture. It also distinguishes itself with its local flavors. Pastry dishes are a type of food that the region frequently consumes. In this article, we wanted to explain the local dishes of Igdir and the taste of the city.
Katik soup is one of the most popular flavors in the region. It has a sour taste. Its main ingredient consists of yogurt and lepe. Fresh village butter is ready for presentation with its spicy seasonings. A useful meal is prepared with Kelecosh bulgur, prunes, Lepe, curd cheese, and onion, which takes its place on the tables as a kind of soup in Igdir. Ayranashi is our delicious soup, one of the cornerstones of Turkish cuisine. It is a refreshing alternative in Igdir’s hot summer months because it is both satisfying and nutritious. We recommend you to taste this useful taste prepared from chickpeas, wheat, and yogurt. Zibilli pilaf, which is a bowl of rich rice, has the feature of being a hearty main dish. An aromatic taste is added with spice varieties. Katlet, which is a meal unique to the Igdir region, has been prepared inspired by the natural flavors of the Caucasians. Minced meat is the main ingredient of the dish. It is among the local dishes that you must try in Igdir. In Igdir province, where chicken meat is very popular, this juicy dish made with baguettes is an unsatisfying taste. Chicken shorba, which includes many nutritious foods such as potatoes, onions, and boiled chickpeas, is served as a main dish both at home and in restaurants. Bozbash, one of the local tastes of Igdir, is a traditional dish prepared with ingredients such as lamb’s pearl, tail oil, and chickpeas. The Nutritionals and taste of this dish, which is cooked and served in its own special bowl in restaurants, are appreciated. You can also order from restaurants and restaurants in the center of Igdir. Omach Halva, which is a dessert made frequently in Igdir in the winter months, is a traditional dessert made in the city for many years. Although it is not different from flour halva for those who see it for the first time, there are various differences in the way this halva is made. When adding materials, it is ensured to be blended by the rubbing method. The fact that the flour has turned into wet sand after the rubbing process is completed is proof of success. Then you need to go to the cooking stage.
The softest of the jam is Eggplant Jam. Eggplant jam, which has a different flavor compared to other jam varieties, has become one of the symbols of Igdir cuisine. It is generally consumed at breakfasts. It is a nutritious snack.
After lunch, you will depart to the city center for free time and shopping before returning to your hotel. After the tour drop back to your hotel.
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel for a daily tour of Dogubeyazit. Agri is a very historic city and you will see amazing places there. Most touristic places are in Dogubeyazit. Dogubeyazit is an area where finds from archaeological excavation centers such as Dogubeyazit Castle, Meteor Pit, Ishak Pasa Palace, Kesisin Garden, Beyazit Old Mosque, and Ahmet Hani Tomb. Ishak Pasa Palace is a very important build after Topkapi Palace. It is located at 18. Century. After we will see Beyazit old Mosque. The Mosque is very interesting in architecture. Meteor Pit is a natural pit and the second big pit in the world. Ahmet Hani Tomb is a very important tomb for Agri folk. He was living in 17. A century and he was an important Islamic scholar. And the last station is Dogubeyazit Castle. After the tour transfer back to your hotel in Igdir.
Igdir to Istanbul – End of Tour
- • Accommodations
- • Mentioned National Flights
- • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
- • Transfer service during tours
- • Airport transfers
- • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- • Accommodation included dinner
- • Beverage during the tour
- • Tips to the guide and driver
- • Personal expenses
- • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
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For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.
For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.
The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.
Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.
Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
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After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.
The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.