Cappadocia – Konya ( Rumi – Mevlana Tour ) 4 Days

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Cappadocia – Konya (Rumi – Mevlana Tour ) 4 Days
Itinerary

Day 1 – Istanbul – Cappadocia
Take the early morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Arrival to airport and meeting just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name with your driver. Transfer to Cappadocia. Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi ( Sobesos ) newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight Cappadocia

Day 2 – Cappadocia Hot air ballooning with sunrise (extra).
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
Overnight Cappadocia

Day 3 – Cappadocia  Konya (Rumi) & Catalhoyuk
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
Drive to Konya, visit to Sultanhani Caravanseria, roadside inn where travellers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information and people across a network of trade routes of Asia, North Africa and South-Eastern Europe on the legendary Silk Road and the Spice road. In Konya center, visit to Mevlana Sufi temple. Mevlana is the founder of Sufism and whirling Dervishes. Catalhoyuk, 45 km south of Konya,  map of location   is a fascinating Neolithic site dating from the eighth  millennium, 8000 B.C. which makes it one of the world’s oldest towns. Archaeologists have determined that holes in the roofs of the mud houses were the entrance doors. Ankara’s Museum of Anatolian Civilizations houses the famous temple (reconstructed), along with mother-goddess figures and Neolithic frescoes from the original site. Overnight Konya
Day 4 – Konya – Istanbul
Pick-up from hotel 2 hours before flight departure.
Drive to Konya airport and take the morning flight to Istanbul
INCLUDING:
- Flight (will be e-ticket)  from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Flight from Konya to Istanbul
- Transfer from airport in Cappadocia to Hotel
- Transfer from Cappadocia  to Konya
- Transfer from Hotel in Konya to airport in Konya
- Transportation by a comfortable AC nonsmoking car/Van with professional driver
- Professional licensed guide during the tours.
- Accommodation in a Cave hotel with breakfast
- Entry fees to the sites and museums
- Lunch (excluded on private tours)

EXCLUDING:
- Dinner
- Drinks
- Tips

NOTE: You may book your own hotel or your flights and still join the tour. Please contact us for details.

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