"The land of
"The holly land of Christians..."
"The heartland of Anatolia... "
The beauty of the unique
Cappadocia (valleys, fairy chimneys with caps) carved during
ages by the nature-air, flood water and the fire of the volcanic
mountains (Mt. Erciyes, Mt Hasan, Mt. Gollu) is spectacular. Light
and time sensitive, continuously colour changing capped chimneys,
curved paths along the trees, cultural heritages of Christians, Jews
and Muslims decorated with natural coloured icons and dugout in
rocks, animated by Saint Basile in Kayseri, Saint Gregoire in
Nevsehir, Haci Bektas Veli in Haci Bektas...
A trip of this nature of its own
unique character gives you the opportunity to discover the cultural
richness of this area and enables you to interact with each other
and with the hospitable local inhabitants…
After breakfast we
along the Lake Salt and observe the beauty of Central Anatolian
landscapes; take photos of rose flamingos and collect salty crystals
of Lake Salt.
The next step is
Aksaray-the ancient Seljuk city of Karamanoglu. Aksaray possesses
the most frequently visited regions of Cappadocia, displaying
natural beauties mingled with the pages of history, and visit its
unique Pizze Tower (Kizil Minaret) from the 13th century.
On the way to
Cappadocia we visit the underground town of Saratli-the town of
Simone and Jean van Delft. In Saratli, one admires the hand-made
linen poppies, and especially the gloves and socks with Anatolian
In Cappadocia, we
visit the old houses of Urgup, Uc Guzeller, the Pigeons Valley,
Uchisar, Avcilar, the Goreme Valley and its Rupestrian churches.
After a delicious
lunch in Cappadocia, we discover, observe and feel the unique
silences of the Rose Valley, Camels Valley, Dolphins Valley, Owl
Valley and the Valley of the Virgin Mary. We take a time-out in an
Later discovery of the
1st part of the Zelve Valley: Pasabag. Drive across the Red (Halys)
River, and take pictures of typical houses in Venessa-Avanos.
In the afternoon, we
enjoy a relaxing programme aiming at discovering different craft
industries (weaving and knotting of Turkish carpets), the nomadic
culture and imperial palaces. Dinner in 5* hotel in Cappadocia and
retourn to Ankara.
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TransAnatolie Tours have began...
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