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Eastern Turkey Essentials - Adiyaman, Mount Nemrut & Urfa: 3 days

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Istanbul to Adiyaman - (D)

In the morning, we will provide a transfer from your Istanbul hotel to a domestic airport for a 1-hour, 45 minute flight to Adiyaman. After arrival, we will check into the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure and to get ready for
tomorrow's very early morning departure to Mount Nemrut.
Overnight in Adiyaman - Kahta

Day 2 - Mount Nemrut then to Urfa - (B/L/D)
Around 3:00 AM, we'll start our tour and drive up to Nemrut Mountian and then we will watch the sunrise on Mount Nemrut, the postcard setting for the amazing statues at the Commagene Temple. In this area we will visit the capital of the Commagene Kingdom; Arsaemia; a tumulus on Karakus Hill and Cendere Bridge, before heading to Sanliurfa. Stay overnight in Urfa.
Nemrut : Nemrut is a high mountain that has number of large statues from the 1st century BCE.
King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.
The western terrace contains a large slab with an lion, showing the arrangement of stars and the planets Jupiter, Mercury and Mars on 7 July 62 BC. This may be an indication of when construction began on this monument. The eastern portion is well preserved, being composed of several layers of rock, and a path following the base of the mountain is evidence of a walled passageway linking the eastern and western terraces.
After lunch we will explore more of Urfa the city thats Famous for kebabs, this city in fact has a great historical past. The Lake
of Sacred Fish being the focal point and the adjacent Halilurrahman Mosque and Dersa Mosque. Near Urfa, bordering Syria
we come across a famed city of Mesopotamia, Harran with earthen mud huts and remains of palace and mosque. Overnight stay in Urfa.

Day 3 - Urfa to Istanbul - (B)
After breakfast you will have a free day to explore more of Urfa, then in the afternoon we will provide a transfer to Urfa airport
anb put you on a 1 hour 45 minute flight to Urfa. Arriving in Istanbul will the end of this program.

Cost: $625.00 person in double room; $895.00 for single supp. -- ( ask for early booking discounts )

Price includes:
* All hotels
* Flight tickets from Istanbul to Adiyaman ( with Turkish Airlines)
* Flight tickets from Urfa to Istanbul - (with Turkish airlines)
* All of the land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary ( B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner )
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes:
* Drinks with meals

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