Short Tour: Van to Ararat (2 nights/3 days) $580 USD p.p. Long Tour: Van to Kars (4 nights) $800 USD p.p. These tours are bed and breakfast staying in Boutique hotels.
The East Anatolia Region is mountainous, rugged and formed by volcanic activity. There are a number of volcanos (dormant) that dominate the region and which form the regional “back bone.” To the region`s north there are Mt. Ararat (a classic stratovolcano with a permanent ice cap) and the extraordinary landscapes formed by Mt. Tendurek, a shield volcano. To the south there is a ring of dormant volcanos circling Lake Van: Suphan (stratovolcano) Artos and Nemrut, a caldera with hot and cold lakes on the interior floor.
Regional temperatures may drop to – 43 C/ -45 F in winter, and rise to 38 C/100 F in summer.
During the winter one can ski at Palandöken just outside Erzurum, Sarıkamış near Kars and on Artos or Nemrut Caldera around Lake Van, a significant endorheic soda lake at about 2000 m/ 6500 ft in elevation.
Rainfall is 560 mm/22 inches. Agriculturally the region is fairly marginal but does produce wheat, fruit and nuts in a short growing season. The mainstay is pastoral with sheep and goats predominating.
Do you want to get close to the stones? Do you want to get under the skin of ancient cultures and distant civilisations? Join us on the exciting tour of Turkey’s ancient and Megalithic sites. Minimum participants 2 people, maximum 12 people.
Visit Göbekli Tepe and feel the pulse of time… Here at Göbekli Tepe lie the remains of the earliest religious structures built by man yet to be discovered. At about 11000-13000 years old this site pre-dates both pottery and writing and is far older that either Stonehenge in England or the great Egyptian Pyramids. In fact, […]
Inspirational Palaces, Plains, Pleasure and Prayers plus Nemrut a perfectly preserved Caldera! Starting with the romantic palace of Ishak Pasha in its splendid location and ending with the breath taking and uplifting panorama of Nemrut Crater with so much to inspire along the way. The region of Lake Van really is a tour of romance.
An exceptional tour of the Megalithic sites of Turkey. Experience a rich cultural heritage, where you can literally get close to the stones
Legendary City Walls, Ancient Monasteries and a World Record Breakfast. Minimum number of participants 2 people, maximum 12 people.
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A culinary journey along the Silk Roads of Anatolia Minimum number of participants 4 people, maximum 10 people. In the great cities of the world, fashionable chefs vie to produce innovative dishes for jaded pallets. The result has not only been the proliferation of ethnic restaurants in most major cities around the world, but […]
This tour takes in prehistoric and megalithic sites of Armenia and Eastern Anatolia. The tour links together the Ancient Urartian cities of Yerevan and Van by circumnavigating the Biblical Mountain of Ararat, which takes it name from Urartu. The tour will visit major military sites of this extraordinary 9th and 8th Century B.C. civilisation. At […]
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