JOURNEY TO ARARAT
BEST TURKEY TRAVEL
İstanbul, Van, Erzurum
Day 1: Today, we will start exploring Istanbul. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Place and Hagia Sophia. Afternoon, we will have a boat ride on Bosporus to and view palaces, mansions and houses. Dinner and overnight in Askoc Hotel or similar in Istanbul.
Day 2: Transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Van. Van is the city which gets its name from the beautiful Van Lake. As we will arrive in Van, we will drive to Gevas to take our ferry in Lake Van to go to Ahtamara Island. We will visit 10th century Armenian Church and will have free time to enjoy to swim or to enjoy the island more. Afterwards, we will return to Van and see the Urartian Castle and will head to our hotel in Van Dinner and overnight in Van.
Day 3 : We will check out from our hotel in Van and will start driving to Dogubeyazit. En route, we will stop to see Muradiye waterfall. As we will arrive in Dogıbeyazit, we will visit Isak Pasa Palace and Urartian Castle. We will have our lunch viewing the Mount Ararat. Later, we will have a short drive to Diyadin where we will have the chance to try natural hot springs. We will have our dinner and overnight in Dogubeyazit by Mount Ararat.
Day 4: Today, we will drive to Kars. We will start our day with a drive to Noah’s Ark National Park. After making our visit here, we will continue our way to Kars. As we will arrive in Kars, we will see the Kars Castle, highlights in the city. We will have our dinner and overnight in Kars.
Day 5: We will start our day with a drive to Ani where we have the ruins of Medieval Armenia. Later we will continue our way to Erzurum. As we will arrive in Erzurum, we will see the Medieval Mosques and Tombs in the city. We will have our dinner and overnight in Erzurum.
Day 6: Transfer to Erzurum airport for our flight back to Istanbul.OUR RATES INCLUDE:
- HB accommodation for 3 nights at hotels mentioned including breakfast and dinner and city tax
- All transfer and tours by private a/c van
- All entry fees to sites
- Economy class flight tickets
- Boat ride on Lake Van to Ahtamara Island and return
- Accompany of licensed, English speaking professional guide
- Our special assistance