Capture the incredible history and geographical diversity of Turkey, combining ancient wonders with a trek in the Taurus Mountains and a short cruise off the Aegean shores. Explore the fascinating remains of underground cities and the unique rock formations of Cappadocia. Trek in the picturesque Taurus Mountains where an ascent of Emler Peak (3723m) is possible. A half day cruise on the azure waters of the Mediterranean provides a delightful contrast to the mountains and adds another dimension to our journey. The ancient town of Antalya, dating back to 150BC is our final stop where Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman influences inspire the imagination.
|DAY 1||Join Istanbul|
|DAY 2||Istanbul, fly to Kayseri|
|DAY 3||Hike Ihlara Valley, transfer to Goreme|
|DAYS 4-6||Walking in Cappadocia|
|DAY 7||Commence trek in Taurus mountains|
|DAY 8||Teke Kalesi (3517m) and Seven Lakes Plateau|
|DAY 9||Celikbuyduran Pass (3450m), optional ascent of Emler Peak (3723m)|
|DAY 10||Descend to Sokulupinar camp|
|DAY 11||Sakartas Pass (2300m) and Siyirmalik Valley to Emlil Valley for final camp|
|DAY 12||To Antalya via Konya|
|DAY 13||Cirali Bay boat trip, return to Antalya via Phaselis|
|DAY 14||Trip concludes in Antalya|
Add in cost of tips to overall fee and have it organized by tour guide – would be a lot simpler.
Like to thank Tennille in Sydney office for her help. She was really great.
Turkey is a great place, especially Istanbull.