The UNESCO-listed Mount Nemrut, or Nemrut Dagi as it is known, is Eastern Turkey’s star attraction. Rising to a height of 2150m, the spell-binding peak is a magical combination of beautiful scenery and fascinating historical sights. Sat atop the summit is an impressive funerary sanctuary dedicated to numerous Roman and Greek gods in the forms of statues. The fallen heads are outstanding works of art, emanating mystery in their mountain setting.
Day 1 - Cappadocia
Enjoy a free day in Cappadocia independently exploring the underground troglodyte villages and rock-cut architecture. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 2 - Nemrut
Pick-up from your hotel in Cappadocia and transfer to Nemrut, visiting a 13th century Caravsan inn en route. Stop for lunch and continue to Adiyaman Overnight Adiyaman.
Day 3 - Mount Nemrut
Depart early this morning and transfer to the spectacular Mt Nemrut to witness sunrise and explore the remarkable shrine. Continue to the ancient city of Arsemia, once the summer capital of the Kommagene Kingdom. Visit the ruins of the Roman Cendere bridge, over 200 years old and parts of which are still in use today. Continue to the mystical pilgrimage town of Urfa, stopping at the massive Ataturk Dam along the way. Later in the afternoon visit Abraham’s cave and the holy pools of carp that attract pilgrims from all over the world. The day concludes with a visit to Harran, famous for its beehive houses.
Day 4 - Istanbul
After breakfast this morning we enjoy a visit to a bald-Ibis breeding farm. The bald-ibis is a vulnerable bird species characterised by glossy blue-black feathers and a bald red head with a white face. Stop for lunch before continuing to the Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrangements end upon arrival at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.
NOTE: Walking shoes are advised. Although the trek is not difficult it would suit those able to walk up steep gradients over rough terrain. Mt Nemrut stands above 2000m above sea level and so can be cold all year round, please back suitable warm clothing.
|Mt Nemrut and Urfa Explorer - 4 days||All Dates||$1039||$309|