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Explore Turkey 4X4 (Jeep Tours)


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OverviewDetailed Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 / AntalyaAntalya

Arrive to Antalya. Meet at the airport and transfer to Dogan Hotel. Dogan Hotel is located  in the old town of Antalya which is a nicely renovated old Turkish House. Dinner and overnight at Dogan Hotel. (D)

 

Day 2 / Konya

Get the jeeps in the morning and drive to Kargihan, an old Seljuk Caravanserai, visit the monument than continue through the old caravan trail  that passes through a very remote part of the Caravan Trailscountryside to Baslar Han. This part of the route between Kargi to Baslar Han is one of the most exiting part of the medieval caravan route where all the goods including silk comes from China in Anatolia. Picnic lunch will be in a very scenic part of the route at the end of this trail than continue to Beysehir and take the 89 km main road to Konya. Dinner and overnight Konya Ozkaymak Park Hotel. (B/D)

Tauros Valley

Day 3 / Cappadocia

Before we leave the hotel, an optional visit to Mevlana Museum will be available in Konya. We will drive through Aksaray to Melendiz Mountain. First we will cross Mt. Melendiz and than Mt. Hassan, both are very impressive and scenic volcanoes. Mt. Hassan is the second tallest mountain in Central Anatolia with 3268 meters above the sea level. It is also the first depicted mountain in the history of man; on a wall at Catalhoyuk, shown during an eruption at 5800 BC. After we will arrive to Ihlara, a very scenic and interesting Canyon where the Melendiz River runs in the middle flanked by old houses and rock cut churches. We will have a nice lunch in a local restaurant by Melendiz River. We will walk in the valley in the afternoon and we will be able to see some of it is dwellings. Continue to Goreme Kelebek Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)

Day 4 / Cappadocia

After we leave hotel, we will drive about an hour to reach the sand dunes. Sand dunes of Soganli are one of the most exiting off-road game areas. When we finish over the sand dunes we will Sand Dunes Cappadociapass and drive on a very nice track near by a reservoir lake before Soganli.

Soganli valley is a remote and unspoiled part of Cappadocia where people still preserves the authentic life style. We will be able to interact with locals as we visit the Soganli village. Lunch is in Soganli village in a nice small local restaurant with local cheese and honey. Than next visit will be the spectacular underground city of Kaymakli, which was cut out of volcanic tufa as deep as 300 feet during the period covering the sixth to the 10th centuries. It is possible to descend through seven floor levels of the city by means of a labyrinth of tunnels. After Kaymakli, continue to Goreme. Dinner and overnight Kelebek Cave Suites. (B/D)

Day 5 /Cappadocia

Full day 4×4 tour including the most exclusive special offCappadocia Vintage-road trails of Equinox ? X-trip in Cappadocia. Many remote areas and highest points of Cappadocia are included in our itinerary for today. We will also stop at places as our guests would want to see like the love valley. Dinner in Goreme and overnight Kelebek. (B/D)

Day 6 / Aksaray

Today we will walk in Rose Valley in the morning. This is a two hours easy walk down through a very exciting and scenic part of Cappadocia which ends in Cavusin Village also have fantastic view where we can extend our walk if the time permits. Lunch will be in Avanos, where we can visit an authentic pottery workshop as well. After a short visit to Bagli Valley, we will continue to Aksaray. Dinner and overnight Aksaray Agacli Hotel. (B/D)

Day 7 / Koprulu Canyon National Park – Antalya

Tauros VillagesWe will leave the hotel around 07:00 and drive straight to Beysehir. After 4 hours drive to Beysehir we will continue to Derebucak. After our lunch in Derebucak we will cross the old Roman road 4×4 to Koprulu Canyon National Park and drive for rafting. The Koprulu Canyon National Park is within the boundaries of Manavgat. It is a 14 Km. long and 100 m. wide valley between Bulasan village and Beskonak and one of the greatest canyon?s of the world. It isKoprulu Canyon National Park thickly covered in cypress, walnut and pine trees and it resembles to the “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia, albeit in the form of nature, is striking. The ancient stone bridge straddling the Kopru stream is still in use today.

After rafting we will drive to Antalya Dogan Hotel. Dinner and overnight Antalya. (B/D)

Day 8 / Departure

Transfer to the airport for flight back home. (B)    

What’s Included Not Included
  • All hotels as indicated in the itinerary.

  • All transfers and tours by MINIBUS & MIDIBUS.

    • Arrival and departure transfers in Antalya.

  • Guidance for whole trip including.

  • Assistant and mechanic. (Only 1 staff for 4 -6 pax, no staff for 2 pax)

  • Guide jeep including fuel.

  • Mazda / Vitara all new models, 2004 and over fuel NOT included, separate jeep price.

  • Dinner in Goreme.

  • Two times tea and coffee with snacks for each day.

  • All dinners as indicated. Please see B= Breakfast, L= Lunch and D=Dinner.

  • Water with all lunches, and 1 bottle of water per person for each day.

  • Parking fees.

  • Entrance fees to, Ihlara Valley, Kaymakli, Soganli Valley and Rose Valley.

  • Rafting.

  • No hidden costs!

  • Personal expenses and drinks other than water.

  • Gasoline expenses of client jeeps.

  • Lunches.

 

 


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