Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, Australia
 
 

Cappadocia Guided Walk

For millions of years the volcanoes of the Central Anatolian Plateau erupted over the land to create the unique rock formations and fairy chimneys that characterise Cappadocia. Through the centuries, civilisations carved houses and churches within these rocky pillars and underground cities leaving a natural and historic legacy which continues to be a focal point for visitors to the region. Interspersed amongst these relics is a living culture of traditional villages, spectacular river valleys and rural settlements. On this guided tour you will follow a series of trails to reach the highlights of the region such as Mustafapasa, Ortahisar (or 'middle fortress') and Goreme, to name a few. This week long walking trip explores lunar landscapes and fascinating ancient sites.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Kayseri Airport and transfer to Mustafapasa
DAY 2 Walk to the village of Ayvali and the ruins of Gomeda (5-6hrs)
DAY 3 Transfer to Ihlara, visit the underground city of Derinkuyu and Selime Monastery (5hrs)
DAY 4 Walk to the Zelve Open Air Museum and Monastery, visit Monks Valley and return to Cavusin (4hrs)
DAY 5 Explore Goreme Open Air Museum and walk in the Meskendir, Red and Rose Valleys (5hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to White Valley, continue to Uchisar and Zemi Valley (4hrs)
DAY 7 Explore Mustafapasa and the Uzengi and Pancarlik Valleys, walk to Ortahisar and Urgup (3hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to airport at Kayseri, trip concludes

traveller reviews

The whole trip was "most memorable". The scenery was just unbelievable. The walking was great. Just enough hills to get the heart rate up to work off all the wonderful food we ate. The hospitality and friendliness of the Turkish people has to be experienced. To cap it all off we had a wonderful guide in Ismet.

W. Baker. East Seaham, NSW, Australia

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Trip Code: COG
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
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