For our afternoon however, you will get to experience a truly wonderful pedicure courtesy of the “Doctor Fish”. We carry on to one of the hidden gems of Anatolia; Darende and the shrine of Somuncu Baba. Here you will experience probably the finest trout you will ever taste, taken from the sparkling waters of the Tohma River Canyon and baked in a clay “tandir” oven. At Darende you will have time to relax and enjoy the pool and the sauna at Teryandafil Hotel and shop in the local bazaar. From Darende we travel to Adiyaman to visit the mountain top funerary monument of Antiochus I Commagene at 2000 metres this monument with its giant enigmatic statues had been lost to memory until it was rediscovered at the end of the 19th Century. After Adiyaman we travel to Urfa to conclude our tour with a visit to the sacred pool and birth place of the Prophet Abraham and a visit to the oldest temple yet discovered at Gobekli Tepe.
Arrive at noon. Afternoon tour of Anit Kabir
Museum of Anatolian civilisations and the Citadel
Afternoon departure for Bogazkale and Hattusa
Overnight in Bogazkale
Visit ruins of Hattusa and open air sanctuary at Yazilikaya. Departure for Cappadocia. Visit Rose Valley and look out points
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Hot Air Ballooning and Goreme Open Air Museum. Afternoon leisure/ shopping Uchisar
Day Tour- Derinkoyu Underground city, Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery. Leather/ Onyx shopping. Pigeon Valley views
Departure for Sivas after breakfast. Sivas city centre- Mosques, Congress building, refreshments in Medrese.
Overnight in Sivas
Depart Sivas for Kangal and Darende. Lunch at Balikli Kaplica. Fish Pedicure. Afternoon at Spa. Evening arrival at Darende. Dinner at Kanyon Balik Sofrasi. Stroll in Canyon.
Overnight in Darende
Whole day activities in Darende, at your own descretion. Optional activities include: Canyon, rafting, sightseeing or simply leisure. Somuncu Baba Cami.
Late morning departure for Adiyaman and Nemrut Statues for sunset.
Morning departure for Urfa. Pools of Abraham, Castle, museum. Evening, Gobekli Tepe or Harran. Dinner at typical Urfa restaurant.
Depart for home
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