10 Nights
Duration
Central Anatolia
Main Region
Moderate
Fitness Level
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Tour Summary
  • Ankara
  • Cappadocia
  • Complimentary hot air ballooning.
  • Darende
  • Goreme
  • Hatussa
  • Kangal thermal spa (the fish doctor)
  • Nemrut monuments
  • Sanliurfa and Göbekli Tepe
  • Sivas

Of all the tours to Cappadocia available on the market, this tour is without question unique. This tour covers the region of Ancient Cappadocia, starting in Ankara and visiting the Hittite Capital of Hatussa before proceeding to modern day Cappadocia to visit the underground cities, troglodyte dwellings and churches of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Goreme. We are pleased to be able to offer you a complimentary hot air balloon flight which is an extraordinary way to experience this unique landscape.

From Göreme we proceed to Sivas to enjoy the charms of this ancient but cosmopolitan city with its 13th century Sultan’s tomb and Medrese and world famous crooked bridge. From Sivas we travel south to Kangal to spend an afternoon in the renowned Balikli Kaplica and the famous “Doctor Fish”. The Thermal Spa specialises in the treatment of dermatological complaints – Psoriasis and Eczema. The initial treatment is carried out by fish which are unique to this place; they nibble away the diseased skin which allows the selenium rich waters of the spa to treat the underlying condition.

For our afternoon however, you will get to experience a truly wonderful pedicure courtesy of the “Doctor Fish”. We carry on to one of the hidden gems of Anatolia; Darende and the shrine of Somuncu Baba. Here you will experience probably the finest trout you will ever taste, taken from the sparkling waters of the Tohma River Canyon and baked in a clay “tandir” oven. At Darende you will have time to relax and enjoy the pool and the sauna at Teryandafil Hotel and shop in the local bazaar. From Darende we travel to Adiyaman to visit the mountain top funerary monument of Antiochus I Commagene at 2000 metres this monument with its giant enigmatic statues had been lost to memory until it was rediscovered at the end of the 19th Century. After Adiyaman we travel to Urfa to conclude our tour with a visit to the sacred pool and birth place of the Prophet Abraham and a visit to the oldest temple yet discovered at Göbekli Tepe.


Regions Visited

Black Sea Region, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Fitness Level Moderate - Able to walk 2 kms over possibly broken ground with incline.
Whats is included?

All road transport (tolls etc) English speaking guide All state and local taxes All museum and site entries

What is not included

Lunch Personal expenses Beverages Insurance (unless otherwise stated)

Terms & Conditions Please note that there is a 20% surcharge for single room occupancy.
Please note that it is essential that you have purchased travel insurance for all parts of Turkey. It is your responsibility to organise the correct cover but we are happy to advise.
The Trip Planned Out
Your Itinerary
  • 1
    Day 1 -

    Arrive at noon. Afternoon tour of Anıtkabir.

    Overnight Ankara.

  • 2
    Day 2 -

    Museum of Anatolian civilisations and the Citadel. Afternoon departure for Boğazkale and Hattuşa.

    Overnight in Boğazkale.

  • 3
    Day 3 -

    Visit ruins of Hattusa and open air sanctuary at Yazilikaya. Departure for Cappadocia. Visit Rose Valley and look out points

    Overnight in Cappadocia.

  • 4
    Day 4 -

    Hot Air Ballooning (included).Göreme Open Air Museum. Afternoon leisure/shopping Uchisar.

    Overnight Cappadocia.

  • 5
    Day 5 -

    Day Tour- Derinkoyu Underground city, Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery. Leather/ Onyx shopping. Pigeon Valley views

    Overnight Cappadocia.

  • 6
    Day 6 -

    Departure for Sivas after breakfast. Sivas city centre- Mosques, Congress building, refreshments in Medrese.

    Overnight in Sivas.

  • 7
    Day 7 -

    Depart Sivas for Kangal and Darende. Lunch at Balikli Kaplica. Fish Pedicure. Afternoon at Spa. Evening arrival at Darende.  Dinner at Kanyon Balik Sofrasi. Stroll in Canyon.

    Overnight in Darende.

  • 8
    Day 8 -

    Whole day activities in Darende, at your own discretion. Optional activities include: Canyon, rafting, sightseeing or simply leisure. Somuncu Baba Cami.

    Overnight Darende.

  • 9
    Day 9 -

    Late morning departure for Adiyaman and Nemrut Statues for sunset.

    Overnight Khata.

  • 10
    Day 10 -

    Morning departure for Şanlıurfa. Pools of Abraham, Castle, Museum. Evening: Göbekli Tepe or Harran. Dinner at typical Şanlıurfa restaurant.

    Overnight Şanlıurfa.

  • 11
    Day 11 -

    Depart for home.

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Did you know...

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

A spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain sanctuaries in the living rock that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. The earliest underground cities probably go back to the Hittite period.

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The famous crooked bridge of Sivas

The main Seljuk bridge crossing the Kizilirmik at Sivas is built as a wedge pointing upstream to resist rapid currents produced by melting mountain snow.

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The Kangal Fish Spa

The Kangal Fish Spa is famous for the use of skin nibbling fish that are used to treat skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis.