You will trace the firsts of the men's history from Cappadocia to Upper Mesopotamia.! with a private guide
Turkey today offers a wide range of historical facts and evidences. Parallel with its diversity from past to present day, this itinerary is intended to cover some firsts of human history and to combine them with Cappadocia, the world's unique heritage.
A recent surprise to our knowledge is the revolutional discovery of Göbeklitepe. This archeological site now stands as the earliest temple of the World, and it takes us back to 12. 500 years ago which changes one's customary interpretation of how people evolved their believes. The site awaits you near Euphrates to read its memories.
Archeological excavations and findings at Aşıklı Höyük -the earliest settlement in the very center of Turkey or in Cappadocia- reveal that the first trepanation, brain surgery, of men's history was held there. At the present day, the skull on which the operation was applied is displayed at Aksaray Archeological Museum.
In addition, the most comprehensive mosaic museum of the World is now in Gaziantep, southern Turkey.
The start & finish points may replace one another depending on flights of your choice on the condition that you do not want to travel the whole way by land. (Ask it to your guide for any changes of itinerary you like)
1st Day. Cappadocia
+You will be met at the airport in the morning. Then, discover the spectacular rock cones(i. e. fairy chimneys)and meanwhile visit Paşabağı, Avanos, Göreme Open Air Museum, Esentepe Panoramic View Point, Uçhisar. . .
2nd Day. Cappadocia
+Visit Kaymaklı Underground City, and drive to Ihlara Gorge for a 4km walk. Next, you will move ahead to Aksaray to see the earliest operated skull of the world and other artifacts.
3rd Day. Şanlıurfa/Southeastern Turkey.
+Drive to the old site to see the earliest temple of the World. And spend the evening around the oldest and liveliest quarters of the city.
4th Day. Gaziantep/Southeastern Turkey.
+On the way to Gaziantep, have a 1 hour boat tour on Euphrates. Then drive to the city and visit the Mosaic Museum. Hotel or Flight.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your guide will meet you at the airport with a notice.
End location: Airport
Duration: 4 days
Now and then you will be walking to explore things. However, in order to reach at certain points a vehicle is necessary. So, you will be taken to sites through the region by a new A/C Van.
Professional Guiding Service
A new A/C van transportation
VAT of the services mentioned
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 TL (Turkish Lira) - An avarage daily local expense including lunch and dinner per person will be more or less 50 TL. Quality makes the price indeed.
Personal expenses: shopping etc
Extra activities like hot air ballooning, whirling dervishes.