EXPLORING TURKEY: PINOY STYLE!






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Let's go to Turkey together, Kabayans!  This is probably the cheapest travel to Turkey we could get - ALL AROUND TURKEY FOR LESS THAN 1000USD! That is really impossible during the peak season. Personally, as a Pinay, I enjoy Turkey more during the winter. Come and let's go all over Turkey next winter!

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Here is the overview of the travel itinerary. Tentative date of travel would be 4th November 2012 - 14th November 2012.


DAY 01:
On arrival on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, we will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Exploring Taksim Square is optional. 

DAY 02: 
Istanbul Historical Tour
We will all have breakfast together, then we move on to visit some of the most important historical sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome Obelisk , Basilica Cintern, Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.










DAY 03: 
Istanbul Historical Tour
Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents
Breakfast, then we move on to visit some of the most important historical sights of Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Harem rooms optional extra), we drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise and enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while on board. and visiting Cemberlitas Hamam. Overnight in Istanbul.









DAY 04: 
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Istanbul Domestic Airport for morning flight to Nevsehir. On arrival meet with the tour coach . 
The tour begins with a descent towards the centre of the earth, with a trip to the underground city of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. From here we drive to Ihlara canyon, walking for about 4km through the canyon via the Steps of Anatolia to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. Set by the Melendiz River this is known as the “Valley of the Sky”. Churches carved from the rocks form a gallery of early paintings that are remarkable for their accuracy. We will have lunch in Belisirma at a local restaurant by the river. On the way to the Caravanserai of Sarihan, we visit the beautiful village of Selime. Sarihan is a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary Silk Road, for the accommodation of the traders and their camels. Overnight in Cappadocia.



DAY 05: 
Our first real encounter with Cappadocia’s almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley, where the rock formations are amazing. A walk through the Zelve Open Air Museum is a journey into the past, with its troglodyte houses. This is one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements in Cappadocia. After Zelve we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”,where the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos, a centre of terracotta art since 2,000 BC, for a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. After lunch in Avanos, we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle, giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 06: As we check out, we start our drive to Pamukkale. We make a visit to the Sultanhan Caravanserai, where the medieval merchants used to stay overnight, then we arrive in Konya. After visiting the world famous Mevlana Museum, formerly the place where the mystic philosophy of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was taught, we have lunch at a local restaurant and head to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.



DAY 07: 
We start the day visiting Hierapolis, only a stone's throw away from our hotel. After we enjoy ourselves walking on the calcareous terraces of Pamukkale, we start for Kusadasi, giving an en route visit to Aphrodisias, where there was a fertility cult dedicated to Aphrodite. After a well-earned lunch, we drive to Kusadasi, and check-in to our hotel, and have time in the late afternoon hours to see the sun set over the Kusadasi Bay. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 08
Today we first drive to the Virgin Mary's House; after that we visit Ephesus which was founded in the eleventh century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, we will witness the perfection of the Greco-Roman Art. Later in the afternoon we will drive to Assos. Overnight in Assos.






DAY 09: 
We will visit Assos in the morning. After lunch drive to Troy National Park and visit the ruins of the ancient city. Overnight in Canakkale.









DAY 10: 
After breakfast we will have a half day Gallippoli tour than drive to back to Istanbul.



Exciting, right? Let's all explore Turkey together! CONTACT US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS. 

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