UNESCO Archaeological sites revealing Giant Phalluses and Cult Rooms, Megalithic Pillars carved by pre-agriculture hunter gatherers.
Your overnight stay will be in the El Ruha our reserve hotel is Grand Urfa Hotel in Urfa. We use the El Ruha because of its superb location, excellent service and cleanliness and for the quality of its kitchen.
1Day 1 - Sanliurfa overnight
Upon your arrival in Sanliurfa you will be met by your driver. You will travel to the ongoing archaeology dig at Gobekli Tepe.
Gobekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeology digs being undertaken anywhere – this site represents a major shift in our understanding of mans cultural evolution. From Gobekli Tepe we will travel the one hour distance to visit its “sister site” at Karahan Tepe.
This is an exciting new excavation of a contemporary site of a ceremonial and settlement area similar to the now inundated Nevali Cori.
2Day 2 - Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum
Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum and The Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum. This museum complex is one of the outstanding museums in the eastern Mediterranean region. Its Neolithic section is probably the best of its type anywhere, while the mosaic museum houses exquisite Roman period mosaics from the 4th and 5th centuries.
Exposed by bulldozers during a construction project for a new shopping mall, these fabulous mosaics have been preserved in-situ where they had been buried for over 1500 years! The shopping mall was constructed elsewhere and this whole area is now an Archaeological Park and Museum.
In the afternoon we will visit the 400 year old covered bazaar and the Pools of Abraham.
Transfer to Sanliurfa Airport (however, additional nights are optional – just ask us).
Price in dollars (US) per person
Number of People Per person based on 2 sharing a room Single occupancy charge: 1 person (car) $680 N/A 2 persons (car) $505 $80 3 persons (car) $455 $80 Groups of 4+ Please enquire Please enquire
Price includes: Airport transfers, Accommodation BB, driver and all road transport, all museum/site entry.
Not included: Beverages, meals (other than breakfast), personal expenses at hotel and other extras.
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|Tour Price||$150 per person|
South Eastern Anatolia
|Fitness Level||Low - Able to walk up to 500 metres over level ground.|
|What 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 15% 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.