Eastern Turkey encompasses a wide range of geographical and climate zones within a relatively compact area. Our tours give you the opportunity to experience this geographical diversity. From the alpine tea growing regions of the Black Sea through biblical Mt Ararat where Noah's Ark came to rest, characterised by stark volcanic landscapes and high permanent glaciers, to the arid regions of the south with the flood plains of the river Tigris. And in the centre of all this splendour, the startling blue waters of Lake Van.
Amid all this physical splendour is the history: The thousand year old cliff-hanging Sumela monastery in the Black Sea region, the medieval Armenian city of Ani near Kars, Ishak Pasha's Pleasure Palace overlooking the plains of Ararat, the three thousand year old Urartian Citadel in Van, the ancient Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, the enigmatic statues of atop Mount Nemrut or to the soon to be sunken ruins of Hasankeyf on the River Tigris.