This tour consists of 3 main parts:
Discover Cappadocia and its outstandingly beautiful valleys. This vast plateau covered with volcanic ash and tuff is one of those rare regions in the world where you will find spectacular surrealistic landscapes of rock cones, capped pinnacles and fretted ravines painted in colours that range from warm reds and golds to cool greens and grey. In this wondrous and unusual landscape sculpted by Nature you will discover sites of historical and artistic interest.
The flanks of the Bolkar massif, traversed in summer by nomads, offer splendid hiking opportunities. This is the second most important massif of the Taurus range, made of sedimentary material like limestone and dolomites. The Bolkar massif exhibits very particular geological characteristics. This tour, with a level accessible to everyone, will permit you to fully appreciate your excursion in the fantastic landscapes of alpine plains while sharing the sedentary life style of the semi nomads.
Your journey ends in a comfortably arranged boat on the southern coast. The paradise viewed on the blue voyage gives you a unique opportunity to discover incomparable historical richness while sailing on the turquoise water of Aegean and Mediterranean Seas
Itinerary: 15 days
Day 1 / Ankara:
Meet and transfer to hotel for the night.
Days 2 to 4 / Cappadocia:
3 days of hiking in an area with spectacular landscapes: multicoloured canyons, rock-cut churches and dwellings. Nights are in comfortable pensions.
Days 5 to 9 / Mt Bolkar:
5 days of easy trekking through meadows and pastures in the mountainous decoration of Mt Bolkar. Principal stopovers: high plateaux, traditional villages and mountain lakes, (optional) the Karatepe summit (3266m). Nights are under tents. Height: 500 / 700m.
Day 10: transfer to Antalya:
Visit of the city. Night in hotel.
Days 11 to 14 / Cruise:
Dreaming and relaxation on the Mediterranean, amongst a splendid diversity of luminous landscapes with Lycian, Greek and Roman remains. Phaselis, Kekova, Simena, Kas, Kalkan, Oludeniz, lagoons, untouched splits and bays, limpid and turquoise water, swimming are on the program. Nights on board.
Day 15 / Return from Dalaman airport.
Favourable Season: June – October.