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Karibu

Date: 31.08.2015 - 12.09.2015
(12 Nights 13 Days)

Price: 2,495 USD (5,219 TL*)

Single Room Price Gap: 700 USD (1,464 TL*)

Photography Expedition Archelogy

GENERAL INFO

Do you want to see most magical places in Turkey? This tour gives you the opportunity to combine ancient civilizations, Modern Turkey, traditional tastes and the sea just in one itineray...

Highlights of the Trip:
Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, Istiklal District, Bosporus Cruise, Golden Horn, Anatolian civilizations Museum, Anitkabir Mausoleum, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Mevlana Rumi`s Tomb and Mosque, Agean coast, Taurus Mountains, Antalya, Ephesus, St.Mary`s House

Tour Code: KAR1
Price is valid on 27.05.2014

USEFULL INFO

FLIGHT
Our team can help you to arrange y our flight. Or you can buy your ticket from your local agent and just let us know the time of your arrival.

PRE-TOUR
Prior to your tour departure, our consultants will send you detailed information about our program. We will be glad to help if you need pre or post hotel bookings.

CLOTHING/PACKING
During your visit, Turkey`s temperature varies between 82F and 95F. We recommend lighter cloth. As part of our tours, you will have the opportunity to enter different mosques; some mosques require women travelers to wear head scarves inside the mosque. We suggest you pack a scarf and bring it with you during the tours. Don`t forget your comfortable walking shoes and a hat, especiallty for ancient sites. We will have opportunities to swim in several sites, so please bring your swimwear.

GUIDE
During our tour a licensed English speaking (or can depend according to your preference) guide will accompany you. All of the guides of our tours are experienced and have more than 15 years in the industry. Your guide will also e-mail you before your trip and answer your pre-trip questions.

INSURANCE
All of our guests are protected under our travel health insurance during their trip in Turkey. If any unexpected case happens, with this insurance you can go to the best hospitals in our route. Even transfers can be covered by this plan, if there is a need.

TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1

After your arrival to Turkey, you will btransfer to your hotel for check-in. Then we will meet at our hotel and start to explore beautiful Istanbul. We will start from Golden Horn, Galata Bridge and New Mosque. During our tour we will also have time to see Egyptian Bazaar. After our walk we will make our Bosporus Cruise and we will go to take our dinner at course. You will f eel the magic of Istanbul by night with lights. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 2

After our breakfast we will see the byzantine Heritage Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmet District. We will start from Hippodrome which also known as Sultan Ahmet Square while seeing Hurrem Sultan Bath, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Million Stone and many more... After our walk we will give a lunch break than see the Grand Bazaar. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 3

We will start our tour from Topkapi Palace. During our tour we will also visit the Harem. After our tour you will find some free time for hanging around. For those who want you can also see the Istanbul Archeological Museums. The first peace pact of the World, The Kadesh Agreement is also in Istanbul Archeological Museums` collection. In the afternoon we will see the Istiklal District. Within its Art Nouveau facades and lively atmosphere, you will taste Daily Istanbul. At 6:00 PM we will meet at our meeting point and move for Ankara. After 5-6 hours of travel, we will go to our hotel at Ankara. Overnight is at our hotel in Ankara.

DAY 4

In the morning we will make a fast bus tour in Turkey`s capital city. During our tour we will visit AnitKabir Monument, where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of Turkey is lie there. Than we will continue our tour in Anatolian Civilizations Museum. This museum is important for its prehistorical collections. After our free time we will continue to our road to Cappadocia. About 6 hours of travel we will go to our hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 5

Today you will taste the other-worldly nature of Cappadocia. The day starts with our walk in Mustafapasha and also sees Goreme Open Air Museum. In the Byzantine times the caves were used as churches. Also we will see the monasteries carved in the cliffs. 1000 year old frescoes are really astonishing. After eat our traditional lunch, we will see carpet weaving. Overnight at our hotel.

DAY 6

We will continue our tour in Urgup Village. After our tour we will take our lunch in a traditional restaurant and then see Kaymakli Underground City. In the underground city of Kaymakli there are houses, churches and even stables in the underground. In the evening we will go to Turkish Night Show. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 7

Today we will continue our trip while seeing Silk Road. The medieval caravanserais are gorgeous. After our bus trip our next stop Konya, house of Mevlana Rumi. During our tour in Konya we will see Mevlana and Shams`s tombs, and Mevlana Museum. Overnight is at our hotel in Konya.

DAY 8

After our tour in Konya Bazaar we will pass the Taurus Mountains and see the beautiful Mediterranean. In Antalya, we will go to our resort and you will find free time to enjoy the sea. Overnight is at our seaside hotel in Antalya.

DAY 9

This day we will prepared you a short trip in Antalya Museum and then we will see Antalya`s old town and Roman harbour. After that you will find time to enjoy the sea and the weather. Overnight is at our seaside hotel in Antalya.

DAY 10

After our vacation in Antalya, we will continue our trip to Pamukkale. In Pamukkale, ancient ruins of Hiearapolis will amaze you and after that we will see spectacularly-calcifed cliffs. You can also enjoy natural spring pool. After our dinner with Turkish tastes you will have time to enjoy thermal water of Pamukkale. Overnight is at our hotel in Pamukkale.

DAY 11

We are coming nearly end of our tour but still the wonders of Turkey didn`t finish We will continue our toru from Aegean coast. We will visit al least 2500 year old ancient city Aphrodisias and then move to Kusadasi. You will like the lively harbour city Kusadasi. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 12

Today is the day for the Ephesus and Mother Mary`s Tomb. We will start our day seeing the Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in the ancient times with its port now filled with soil. After our tour in Ephesus including seeing the famous Celcus Library we will go to St.Mary`s House. Here is the place where Mother Mary lived. In the evening we will have our gala dinner.

DAY 13

We will depart from our hotel and then go to Izmir known as pearl of Aegean. After our shor tour of Izmir, we will fly back to Istanbul and say goodbye.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR TOUR?

  • Access to Turkey with the best guides
  • 12 Night of Accommodation in the Itinerary (Bed and Breakfast, Double Occupancy)
  • All the tours mentioned in the Itineray
  • All the museum tours and entrance fees
  • All the transportation with 2014/2015 Air-Conditioned Buses
  • Airport - Hotel Transfers
  • 6 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tips for the drivers and guides
  • Free Turkey Handbook
  • All the refreshments served in the buses
  • KARIBU T-Shirts and tour materials
  • Travel Insurance during your tour in Turkey
  • Early Booking Discount until March 2015 (100 USD)
  • Pre-information meeting about our tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • The lunches and dinners which are not mentioned.
  • Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
  • Your flight to/from Turkey
  • Izmir - Istanbul Connection Flight (app. 40 USD)