May, 23-25, 2001, Grand Hotel Tarabya,
Istanbul, Turkey
(Field Trip on May 26, 2001)


You may purchase your international flight tickets including Istanbul - Ankara - Istanbul flight. Our travel agency also can assist you for your travel arrangements. Domestic Flight Fare for Istanbul - Ankara - Istanbul: 125.-USD Domestic airfare may liable for change. In case of any increase it will be added automatically.

May 20, 2001 / Sunday
Following your flight when you arrive in Ankara, your representatives will welcome you in the airport to pick you to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free for your leisure. Dinner will be served in your hotel.
May 21, 2001 / Monday
This morning we are going to pick you up from your Hotels and we are heading in route to Cappadocia via picturesque Salt Lake which is the second biggest in Turkey. After lunch, we will visit the underground city of Kaymakli where 1400 years ago people carved the earth down and created huge complexes in 50 meters deep to defend themselves. Thousands of early Christians lived here and concealed from persecutors in eight-story complexes of subterranean dwellings. Dinner will be served at your hotel.
May 22, 2001 / Tuesday
After breakfast early departure from the Hotel for touring the citadel of Uchisar to see the enchanting lunar landscape of the region : 'moon-like' topography of Cappadocia. We will enjoy nature where the wind and the weather have eroded the soft volcanic rock, leaving pillars, cones and "Fair Chimneys". Then we are going to come to Goreme, with its rock chapels hollowed out by early Christians. These rock chapels were used by early Christians as secret dwellings for the purpose of protecting themselves from first by their Roman and later by their Byzantine persecutors. These secret dwellings decorated with vivid frescoes, which have withstood the corrosive effects of the time dating from the 6th to the 10th century, would be an unforgettable experience. We will also visit pottery - making village Avanos and see how pots and tiles are made out of white and red clays on the flying wheel. When we finished our program in the late afternoon, we are going to drive back to Ankara and perform your transfer to airport for your Ankara - Istanbul flight.

Per Person in Double Room : 195.-USD
Single Room : 245.-USD


* 2 nights room with private bath or shower at good 4 star Hotels.
* 2 open buffet breakfasts at your hotel
* 2 open buffet dinners at your hotel
* 2 lunches in local restaurants including water
* Hotel service charges, hotel tips and portage
* Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
* Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
* Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.


* Beverages, alcoholic and hot drinks in the lunches and dinner.
* Personal expenses.
* Customary tips to your guide and to your driver.