Hidden Beauties of South Anatolia - 8 Days

 An amazing 8-Day South Anatolia Tour. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore unique Cappadocia and taste the worldwide known Gaziantep Cuisine.

Overview

Hidden Beauties of South Anatolia – 8 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.

  • Hot Air Balloon flight

TRIP TYPE:  Private Tour

STARTS: Cappadocia

ENDS: Mardin

DEPARTS: Daily Full Year

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 24

HOTEL RATING: 4- star HB

TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 / Lunch: 6 / Dinner: 7

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • 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

Highlights

  • Cappadocia, Faity Chimneys, Underground City, Gaziantep, Local Cusine, Nemrut Mountain, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gobeklitepe, Halfeti, SanliUrfa, Pool of Abraham, Harran, Mardin.

Itinerary

Day 1
Cappadocia - Arrival Day

Welcome to Cappadocia. Upon our arrival at Cappadocia 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 with comfort and in style. Arrive at your hotel and you will be assisted during your check-in. Today, you can enjoy Cappadocia as you wish.

Day 2
Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations, to say the least. Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley, you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. The last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end in the early evening and you will be back at your hotel.

Day 3
Cappadocia to Mount Nemrut

After breakfast, we will depart Kayseri for Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman along the Silk Road via the 13th Century Karatay Han. We divert off the Silk Road route to visit the mountain top tomb of King Antiochus I. One of Turkey’s most iconic sites the tomb of Antiochus was lost for nearly 2,000 years and was only rediscovered in the 1890s by a government railroad surveyor.

Day 4
Nemrut to Gaziantep Tour

After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we’ll go in the direction of Gaziantep in Southeast Turkey. We will pass through many beautiful cities of Anatolia during the journey. Travel time will be very enjoyable as the mountains, natural landscapes are accompanied by chats. We will visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep Castle, and the coppersmiths’ bazaar. Then, we will go to a local restaurant where they do serve delicious kebabs.

Day 5
Gaziantep to Sanliurfa and Göbeklitepe Tour

After breakfast, we depart and our first stop Halfeti. We reach Halfeti by passing through the peanut trees which are the most famous in the region because of their nuts. Halfeti is left under the water of a dam and we will see the beautiful nature and sunken city via a boat trip. (Gaziantep>Halfeti 96 Km) After Halfeti, our stop will be Gobeklitepe which is considered the recently discovered starting point of history. (Halfeti>Göbeklitepe 112 Km) We will leave Göbeklitepe and arrive at the hotel in Şanlıurfa. Our hotel is located in the city center. We’ll walk to see the symbolic significance of the Fish Lake (Balıklıgöl) and explore the surrounding streets. Together we will walk by the local handicraft shops, walk through the narrow streets filled with spices, and visit small shish kebab restaurants. An optional activity “Sıra Gecesi” – was a fun night and a long dinner waiting for us. Local traditional music group with a live performance. We strongly recommend you participate. Overnight in Urfa

Day 6
Sanliurfa Tour

We will leave the hotel, after breakfast. We will visit the Sanlıurfa Archeology Museum and Haleplibahce Mosaic Complex with magnificent artifacts. The last stop before Mardin is Harran. Here you will find famous conical houses and other traces of history and cross sections of the old life. (Şanlıurfa-Harran 48 Km) After Harran, we will reach Mardin by late afternoon. We will visit Ulucami, the Virgin Mary Church, and walk the stone-paved streets of Mardin. Then, we will make a check-in hotel which is made of traditional stone walls.

Day 7
Mardin Tour

We will stay for two days in the city of Mardin, the beginning point of the Mesopotamia plain. The ancient city of Dara, Madrasahs, and Deyrulzafaran Monastery seat of the Patriarch of Antioch will be placed to see. Of course, we will feel the street culture and taste the delicious kebabs of the East. Overnight in Mardin.

Day 8
Mardin End of Tour

After breakfast checks out from your hotel and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Included Services

  • • 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

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide and driver
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

Reservations and payments?

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.
No Show
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.

Methodes of Payment

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:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number
E-mail

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.

Refunds

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.

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Hidden Beauties of South Anatolia