On this tour, you will see a natural phenomenon that looks almost like it comes from another planet and is hard to adequately describe.To truly appreciate it, you will need to immerse yourself in its atmosphere and luminosity.Then, you’ll see a human creation competing with all the historical landmarks you’ve seen thus far.
One of your best travel memories will undoubtedly be the excursion to Mt. Nemrut.You can look down on a majestic mountainous landscape from the top of an impressive artificial tumulus.This is the only place you can see the incredible spectacle of enormous stone statues set ablaze by both the rising and setting of the sun, built in the first century B.C., from two terraces facing each other.
Unique geological features, such as the “tuff” formed by its two facing volcanoes and shaped by the simultaneous action of wind and rain over millennia, await the discerning traveler in Cappadocia.
Numerous civilizations and settlers made the decision to settle in this remarkable location because of this singular feature of the landscape.The fairy chimneys and cones, cave dwellings, underground cities, fortresses, and troglodyte cult rooms are curved out.You’ll be able to see the first Christian period’s secret cities and fresco-covered rock-cut churches as you hike through canyons and fairy chimneys.You will also get to know the way of life of several civilizations that share the same territory:Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Zaza…
Itineray: 10 days
Day 1 / Ankara :
Meet and transfer to hotel for the night.
Days 2 to 7 / Cappadocia :
Hiking through the most beautiful secluded landscapes of Cappadocia; valleys of: Guvercinlik, Gulludere, Pancarlik Uzengi, Akvadi, Pasabag, Ihlara with fairy chimneys, cave dwellings and churches built out of rock. Stopover and visits to the villages of: Uchisar, Zelve, Urgup, Goreme, Ihlara, Selime and the underground city of Derinkuyu. Overnight in comfortable hotels and pensions. 5/6 h trekking time.
Days 8 & 9 / Mount Nemrut :
On the summit of Mt Nemrut, visit the gigantic funerary sanctuary and the Karakus tumulus. 2 nights in Kahta, on the banks of the Euphrates River.
Day 10 / Return :
Return flight from Sanliurfa, the city of the prophets.
Favorable Season: April – November.
Level : Easy