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Embark on an extraordinary journey through time with our Private Turkish Mesopotamia Tour. Explore the cradle of civilization, where ancient empires once flourished and left their indelible mark on history.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, archaeological wonders, and gastronomic delights of this remarkable region. Discover the ancient city of witness the marvels of Göbekli Tepe, and explore the fortress cities of Diyarbakır and Hasankeyf.
Indulge in the flavors of authentic Turkish cuisine and experience warm hospitality. With our expert guides and personalized service, let us take you on a captivating adventure through the heart of Mesopotamia. Uncover the mysteries of the past and create memories that will last a lifetime in Mesopotamia Tour.
Day 1 : Istanbul to Gaziantep – Arrival and Gastronomic Delights
Morning Flight from Istanbul:
Your Private Turkish Mesopotamia Tour begins with a morning flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep. Our professional driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for a convenient domestic flight.
Arrival in Gaziantep and Transfer to Luxury Accommodation:
Upon arrival in Gaziantep, our representative will greet you and escort you to your luxurious accommodation. Take some time to relax and refresh in the comfort of your lavish surroundings before beginning your exploration of the gastronomic capital of Turkey.
Gaziantep Culinary Experience:
Embark on a gastronomic adventure through the vibrant streets of Gaziantep. Explore the city’s bustling bazaars, known for their aromatic spices, traditional sweets, and local delicacies. Sample renowned dishes such as baklava, kebabs, and lahmacun, each prepared with authentic Gaziantep flavors. Learn about the region’s culinary traditions and the secrets behind its world-famous cuisine.
Visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum:
Discover the ancient art of Zeugma at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, housing a remarkable collection of well-preserved mosaics from the Roman era. Marvel at the intricate details and vibrant colors of these ancient masterpieces as you explore the museum’s exhibits. Gain insights into the rich history and cultural heritage of the region.
Day 2 : Gaziantep to Şanlıurfa – Ancient Civilizations and Sacred Sites
Explore the Ancient City of Harran:
Embark on a journey to the ancient city of Harran, known for its historical significance as a center of trade and learning in Mesopotamia. Explore the well-preserved ruins of this once-thriving civilization, including the ancient city walls, the Harran Castle, and the iconic beehive-shaped houses. Discover the remnants of a bygone era and imagine the vibrant life that once filled these streets.
Visit Göbekli Tepe – The World’s Oldest Temple:
Witness the marvels of Göbekli Tepe, the world-renowned archaeological site that dates back over 11,000 years. Explore the ancient temple complex and witness the intricate T-shaped pillars that offer a glimpse into humanity’s early religious practices. Learn about the significance of this extraordinary site in rewriting our understanding of human history.
Lunch at a Local Restaurant:
Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic Şanlıurfa cuisine. Sample local specialties, such as the famous Urfa kebab and the flavorful Şanlıurfa lahmacun, while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
Visit the Pool of Abraham and the Cave of Abraham:
Continue your exploration with a visit to the Pool of Abraham, believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Abraham according to local legends. Learn about the fascinating stories associated with this sacred site and witness the mesmerizing carp swimming in the pool’s crystal-clear waters.
Next, venture to the Cave of Abraham, a place of worship and pilgrimage where Abraham is said to have been born. Marvel at the ancient architecture and soak in the spiritual ambiance of this revered location.
Day 3 : Şanlıurfa to Diyarbakır – Fortress City and Cultural Heritage
Explore Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens:
Embark on a journey to Diyarbakır, known as the “City of Four Walls” due to its magnificent fortress. Explore the historic walls, stroll through the ancient streets, and visit landmarks such as the Ulu Mosque and the Hasan Paşa Han. Discover the UNESCO-listed Hevsel Gardens, a lush oasis along the Tigris River, known for its historic significance and agricultural heritage.
Delve into Mesopotamian History at the Diyarbakır Archaeological Museum:
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Mesopotamia at the Diyarbakır Archaeological Museum. Explore its extensive collection of artifacts, including ancient pottery, sculptures, and jewelry, which offer insights into the region’s ancient civilizations.
Day 4 : Diyarbakır to Hasankeyf – Ancient Marvels and Natural Beauty
Visit the Ancient City of Hasankeyf:
Embark on a journey to the ancient city of Hasankeyf, located on the banks of the Tigris River. Explore the captivating ruins of this once-thriving medieval city, which is now on the verge of being submerged due to the construction of the Ilısu Dam. Marvel at the ancient structures, including the Hasankeyf Castle, the Grand Mosque, and the ancient rock-cut tombs. Learn about the city’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Cruise on the Tigris River:
Experience the beauty of the Tigris River with a relaxing cruise. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings as you sail along the river, taking in the stunning landscapes and the remnants of ancient civilizations along its banks.
Day 5 : Diyarbakır to Istanbul – Departure
Return to Istanbul:
After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, our chauffeur will be waiting to take you back to your hotel, marking the end of your Private Turkish Mesopotamia Tour.
Book your Private Turkish Mesopotamia Tour today and embark on an extraordinary journey through the ancient wonders, gastronomic delights, and cultural heritage of this remarkable region. Let us create a personalized and luxurious experience that unveils the secrets of Mesopotamia’s past while providing the utmost comfort and convenience.
- Private Tours
- Professional Tour Guide Service
- Museum Tickets & Admission Fees
- Round-trip Domestic Flight Tickets
- Transportation to and from sites during the trip
- Lunches in local restaurant, Cup of coffee or Tea
- Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to airports in AC Van
- 4 Night Accommodation
- Private transportation for dinners
- Dinner and drinks
- Room service and minibar expenses
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, alcoholic drinks etc
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses