South East of Turkey 6 day tour from Cappadocia

Uncover Turkey’s Ancient Wonders on an Enchanting 6 Day Private Tour: From Cappadocia to Mt Nemrut, Urfa, Mardin, Midyat, and Diyarbakir

Travel into the rich historical and cultural heritage, discover hidden cave dwellings, ancient ruins, vibrant bazaars, and stunning architectural marvels, savor traditional cuisine, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Including
* All accommodation, meals, admissions, transfers, guiding and logistics, flight tickets back to Istanbul included
* Option to customize is available.

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Tour Program

Day 1 – Traveling to Mt. Nemrut – Adiyaman – (L/D)
AM Meet up at the lobby of your Cappadocia Hotel.
Start your journey by departing from Cappadocia on a scenic drive through the Taurus Mountains towards South East, to Mt. Nemrut National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its stunning statues and ancient tomb-sanctuaries.
Trek to the summit of Mount Nemrut to witness the colossal stone heads of kings and the breathtaking sunset over the surrounding landscape.
After our visit, drive to the hotel, check in
Dinner at the hotel & Overnight in Adıyaman City.

Day 2 – Traveling to Urfa – (B/L/D)
After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive along the Ataturk Dam, then further South down to Sanlıurfa, also known as Urfa.
Enjoy lunch upon arrival, check into the hotel, free time to rest and resfreshing.
Afternoon meet up again and continue our tour on visiting the historic and religious sites of Urfa, such as the Pool of Sacred Fish (Balıklıgöl), the ancient cave of Abraham (Rizvaniye Mosque), and the birthplace of Prophet Abraham (Cave of Abraham).
Explore the vibrant and bustling Urfa Bazaar, where you can experience the local culture and way of life of the locals.
Dinner at the hotel & Overnight in Urfa.

Day 3 – Exploring Harran & Gobekli Tepe – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
Meet and start the day visiting Harran, an ancient city famous for its beehive-shaped houses and historical ruins, located about 40 kilometers south of Urfa.
Explore the well-preserved ruins of Harran, including the impressive city walls, the ancient university, and the iconic beehive houses.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon visiting the Göbekli Tepe, one of the oldest known human-made structures.
Dinner at the hotel & Overnight in Urfa.

Day 4 – Urfa – Mardin – Midyat – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel (07 to 09 am)
Depart from Urfa on a scenic 2 hour 30 minute drive to Mardin, Upon arrival, will explore Mardin
Your tour will start by visiting the Old City of Mardin, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is known for its traditional architecture, narrow streets, and maze-like alleyways. The Old City is perched atop a hill that overlooks the Mesopotamian plains and offers some of the most stunning views in the region.
We will then go on another 1-hour drive to our destination for the day.
Check in and rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Midyat.

Day 5 – Exploring Midyat & HasanKeyf then onto Diyarbakir – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel (07 to 09 am)
Start your tour in Midyat, a town renowned for its magnificent stonework and diverse religious heritage. Take a stroll through the Old City and marvel at the beautifully crafted houses made of yellow limestone. Explore the streets lined with shops selling traditional silver jewelry, handmade textiles, and intricate wood carvings.
Visit the Mor Gabriel Monastery, an ancient Syriac Orthodox monastery that dates back to the 5th century.
Next, travel to Hasankeyf, a historic town situated on the banks of the Tigris River.
Visit the ancient ruins of the Hasankeyf Castle, which overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape.
Keep in mind that the tour duration may vary depending on the time you choose to spend at each location.
After visiting these Sites, another 2 hour drive up to Diyarbakir
Arrival, check into our hotel
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Diyarbakir.

Day 6 – Diyarbakir City tour & then fly back to Istanbul – (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel (07 to 09 am)
9:00 AM – Start your day by touring the Diyarbakir Fortress, also known as the Hevsel Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fortress is a massive structure and one of the most famous landmarks of the city. The fortress walls are well-preserved and offer stunning views of the city.
Stroll through the colorful and bustling bazaar located near the Great Mosque. The bazaar is full of vibrant textiles, handmade jewelry, and intricate ceramics, perfect for a traditional souvenir.
Enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants, taste the famous lamb tandoori
Explore the ancient city walls located near the Diyarbakir Citadel. The walls date back to Roman times and are well-preserved.
Enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants, taste the famous lamb tandoori (Kapıkaya Taşı Kebab)

Transfer to Diyarbakir Airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Arriving in Istanbul will mark the end of this tour.


Program ends

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Includes
* Hotel accommodation in centrally located hotels
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Admissions to the ancient sites and museums during the tour
* Domestic flight tickets from Diyarbakir to Istanbul
* All the fuel, toll roads, parking fees during all the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* Tips
* Personal Expenses
* Travel Insurance

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