Mount Nemrut is one of the most interesting sites in Turkey that houses a collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain which is about 2150 meters (7050 feet), temples and tomb of King Antiochos. Mount Nemrut has been a very popular to watch the sunrise in Turkey as well as the famous river Euphrates. It has been announced by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987. In addition to the statues, the entire site includes art from the Commagene civilisation; Arsemia Ancient City, Karakus Hill and Cendere Bridge. The road to the summit is only open from April to November because of heavy snow the rest of the year.
Nemrut Tour ( 3 Days / 2 Nights)
We will pick you up from your hotel around 08:00am and drive to our first stop, Karatayhan Caravanserai from 13th Century. Caravanserais were used for centuries as roadside inns where travelers could rest and keep their animals in safe places. Caravanserais supported commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and South-Eastern Europe. We will then drive to Kahramanmaras to have our lunch and also to taste the world-wide famous goat milk ice-cream. After about 3 hours of driving, we will check-in to our hotel in Kahta or Adiyaman. The dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight at Grand Isias or Zeus Hotel.
We will wake-up quite early this morning around 03:30am to climb up to the summit of Mount Nemrut. We will hike up to summit about 30 minutes after arriving to the entrance of the national park. After seeing one of the best sunrise in the world, statues of gods and kings, we will drive down from the mount to see Arsemia Ancient city, Cendere Bridge and Karakus Tumulus. After having the breakfast at the hotel, we will keep driving to Sanliurfa. We will first visit Gobeklitepe in Urfa. Gobeklitepe has been proved by the scientists that it is the oldest temple in the world from 11,500 years ago. Having lunch in Sanliurfa, we will see Prophet Abraham's Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp. We will then drive about 1 hour to Harran to see the mud-brick beehive houses which are at the Tentative World Heritage List of UNESCO since 2000. We will also visit the first Islamic University building in the world there and then drive back to check-in our hotel in Sanliurfa. We will have the dinner at the hotel and overnight at Manici Hotel or similar quality.
We will start the day around 08:30am and first visit Sanliurfa Museum to see the artifacts of the entire region. We will then drive about 2 hours to Gaziantep to visit Mosaic Museum there. Gaziantep Mosaic Museum is one the best and biggest mosaic museums in the world. After visiting the museum, we will either drop you off at Gaziantep Airport to fly back to Istanbul or drive back to Cappadocia depending on your choice.
Our Nemrut Tours run on every Sunday between April and October. The rate for the above itinerary will be 255 Euro per person in double room, 230 Euro per person in triple room or 320 Euro per person for a single person. The rate includes professionally-licensed English speaking guide, luxury A/C van, lunches and dinners, admission fees, accommodation in 4-star quality hotels and taxes. Optional tipping the driver and guide, drinks and personal expenses are not included in the rate. The size of the group is limited to 12 people.
We can also arrange the above or similar itineraries on private basis as well. We can customize the itinerary depending on your choices.
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