Lakes: In terms of numbers of lakes, the Eastern Anatolia region is the richest. It contains Turkey's largest, Lake Van (3713 sq.km.). There are also many lakes in west Tourus Mountains area; the Beyşehir and Eğridir lakes. Important lakes are; the second largest lake in Turkey, Tuzgölü, Burdur, Sapanca, Iznik, Ulubat, Manyas (bird sanctuary), Akşehir, and Eber. As a result of the construction of dams during the past thirty years, several large dam lakes have come into existence in the Eastern Anatolia such as, Keban, Karakaya, and Atatürk
DAY1: Arrive to Turkey - Istanbul / Canakkale - Troy: Morning at 09:00am Arrival in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, our tour guide meet and assist-transfer to Canakkale. Pass by ferry from Eceabat on Dardanelles to Canakkale. Then proceed for city sightseeing tour and also visit the ancient Troy and Trojan Horse. Transfer to hotel and buffet dinner at hotel. (D)
DAY 2: Canakkale / Izmir: Breakfast will be served at hotel, then transfer to city Izmir, C/ in to hotel. Follows free time, sightseeings of Lovely and 3rd biggest city in modern Turkey's of Izmir where will be visit Coffees, Shops, Magasines, Big Mall's. Stay at our Hotel in Izmir (B,L)
DAY 3: Kusadasi / Ephesus - Pamukkale: Breakfast will be served at hotel, then transfer to Selcuk town where visit great city of Ephesus. Visit interesting place like House of Virgin Marry in Ephesus. Lunch will be served at local restaurant then transfer to Pamukkale where we have Check in and buffet dinner will be served. You can use hotel facilities as foc natural thermal pool etc. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Pamukkale / Konya: Breakfast will be served at hotel then proceed for sightseeing of the region. Visit interesting places like Hierapolis and Thermal Terraces. Then depart to Konya and visit Mevlana Mousoleum. Arrive and C/ in our hotel. Free at own leisure. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Konya / Cappadocia: After breakfast then proceed for Cappadocia. (3 hrs drive time. Upon arrival we have sightseeing of the region like Zelve Open Air Museum, Uchisar Hill, Pasabag Fairychimneys and Kaymakli Underground City, Cavusin broken church and Potterymakers shops near Avanos. Transfer back to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Cappadocia / Ankara: Follows breakfast depart to Ankara. Upon arrival in Ankara, we have visit to Anatolian Civilization Museum and Ataturk Mousoleum. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Transfer to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: Ankara to/ Istanbul: Follows breakfast we have depart to Istanbul (5 hrs drive time). Upon arrival in Istanbul, we have an unique experince that our group will pass from Asian to Europe in 3 minutes. (One continent to another one). Before c/in to hotel we have a sightseeings to Golden Horn, City Wall, Pierre loti hill follows transfer to hotel. ON (B,L)
DAY 8: Istanbul: Full day visit in istanbul. Follows breakfasts we have Bosphorus cruises on private boat then transfer to Old city where visits to the Sultanahmed Blue Mosque, Hipodrome, and Topkapi Palace and famous Grand Covered Bazaar. Transfer to the hotel. (B,L)
DAY 9: Istanbul: Breakfast at hotel and Group/your own Free and leisure time in Istanbul. (B)
DAY 10: Istanbul transfer to Airport Flight to Home: Breakfast will be served at the hotel Leave from rooms and baggages down, We keep babbages Storage room near Reception area. Then Given free time untill transfer (5:00pm) to airport for departure back home. Arrive to Airport. End of our services and Goodbye. (B)
Our price included, hotel accommodation as 10 Days - 9 Nights in 3/4 stars range hotel, guidance, open buffet breakfasts mentioned meal plan in tour text, coach A/C confortable transportations, entrance fees in sites included.
International flights, beverages during meals, Minibar, Laundry, Phone etc Hotel expences, Visas, Gratuities for guide and driver, personal expenses, all other services not mentioned in the Included section.
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