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8 DAYS NOAHS ARK CULTURAL TREKKING TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   Available on request June - September

TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person

Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 1175.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1275.00

8 DAYS NOAHS ARK CULTURAL TREKKING TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Turkey! Starting and ending in Istanbul, this tour is an opportunity to explore the sites of Noah's Ark tale in the foothills of Mount Ararat, including Dogubeyazit, Uzengili Village, Sagliksuyu Village, Diyadin, and Tendurek Valley.
 
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8 DAYS NOAHS ARK CULTURAL TREKKING TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Van - Dogubeyazit - Arrival Day
(Lunch and dinner included)
Depart for your domestic flight from Istanbul airport to Van - Ferit Melen. Upon arrival, you ou will be met at Van airport by our staff, transfer from Edremit to Gevas for lunch next to Van lake. After lunch we will take a boat to Akdamar Island to visit an old Armenian Ahtamara church built in the 10th century. Visit Van Cat near Van city, after which we will drive to Dogubeyazit via Muradiye and Caldiran. Overnight at hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 2 - Mount Ararat - Uzengili
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast we will drive via Mount Ararat to Uzengili (Mahser) village to visit Noah's Ark. Walk down to the Ark side to view the remains of the Ark before visiting an Altar stone near Uzengili village. Transfer and Overnight at hotel in Uzengili.

Day 3 - Sagliksuyu
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will drive to Sagliksuyu (Arzap) village to visit number of Anchor stones, the House of Noah and Altar stone. Drive down to the iron springs next to the village. Transfer and Overnight at hotel in Sagliksuyu.

Day 4 - Mount Ararat Trek
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will take our transport to Mount Ararat at 2000m before loading our camping equipment onto our mules and departing for our trek up to Green camp at 3200m. The trek will take approximately 5 hours to base camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 5 - Mount Ararat - Dogubeyazit
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast at Green camp we depart for our descent down to 2700m to visit a Kurdish nomad village, before having lunch with Kurdish villagers. There we will have the opportunity to see traditional Kurdish village life in the mountains. After the village visit, walk down to 2000m for our transfer back to Dogubeyazit. Overnight at Dogubeyazit.

Day 6 - Dogubeyazit
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we will explore Dogubeyazit, Ishakpasa palace which is one of biggest palaces in the silk road route, and a Meteor crater just next to the Iranian border. In same time you will see a lot of Iranian people are crossing the border into Turkey. Drive to Diyadin village to see the natural hot spring in the Tendurek valley and take the opportunity to soak your weary bodies after your trek. Transfer to hotel in Dogubeyazit.

Day 7 - Van - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Today you will transfer to Van- Ferit Melen airport for your domestic flight back to Istanbul - Ataturk Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Sultanahmet (old Istanbul). Free evening. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



8 DAYS NOAHS ARK CULTURAL TREKKING TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Airport transfer from hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk Airport
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Van
  • Domestic flight from from Van to Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Dogubeyazit
  • 1 night hotel in Uzengili
  • 1 night hotel in Sagliksuyu
  • 1 night camp at Mount Ararat Green Camp
  • 1 night hotel in Istanbul
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Guided Lake Van, Akdamar Island, Van Cat, Muradiye, Caldiran and Dogubeyazit tour
  • Guided Uzengili (Mahser) village and Uzengili village tour
  • Guided Mount Ararat trekking tour
  • Guided Dogubeyazit, Diyadin village and Tendurek valley
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mules to carry climbing equipment and your luggage
  • Camping equipment, sleeping mattress, tent, climbing ropes, safety equipment
  • Summit certificate upon completion of trek
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer from Ataturk Airport to your hotel

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR ARE:
  • International flights
  • Climbing permit for Mt. Ararat
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tipping and personal insurance
We highly recommend you bring the following personal equipment: Cold weather gear - such as good quality hat, gloves, waterproofs, water bottle, headlamp, walking or climbing boots, sunglasses, sleeping bag, rucksack and daypack, walking stick, climbing crampons and ice axe. Please note that we can arrange for you to rent the necessary equipment if you need.

The Turkish government requires a climbing permit for Mount Ararat. Arrangements can take two months to complete.




8 DAYS NOAHS ARK CULTURAL TREKKING TOUR PRICES IN EURO:

Per Person
Shared Double
Single
 
€  1175.00
€  1275.00


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