Birding Tour Turkey: Birding and Culture Extravaganza 2018

Duration: 20 days

This expansive ‘Birding Tour Turkey’ adventure will cover the following fascinating areas of Turkey: Istanbul, Belgrade Forest, Oymapinar Dam, Göksu Delta, Aladaglar National Park, Sultan Marsh, Cappadocia, Tuzla, Yumurtalik Lagoon, Işikli and Durnalik, Birecik and Halfeti, Kizilkuyu, Mount Nemrut, Lake Sodali Gol, northwest coast of Lake Van, Çaldiran Plain, foothills of Mount Tendürek, Lake Erçek, and Bendimahi Marshes.

Included Highlights and Sightseeing on this Birding Tour Turkey Adventure:
Istanbul, Throne of two Continents:
Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosques; Hippodrome Square, Grand Bazaar
Bosporus tour by boat (public boat, approximately 2 – 3 hours)
Antalya: City with Lycian, Pamphylian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman architecture and cultures
World Heritage Cappadocia: Göreme Open Air Museum; Red Valley, Avanos
Visiting a pottery studio and carpet weavers (traditional and cultural heritage of Cappadocia)
Gaziantep: One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
Şanliurfa (Urfa): Old city center, with its mixed Arab, Kurdish, and Turkish population
Kâhta/Karadut: Mount Nemrut and statues (sculptures) of Mount Nemrut
Diyarbakir: A city of 26 civilizations during its 5000 year history, with its old city center surrounded by historic city walls
Hasankeyf: The ancient town
Doğubeyazit: Ishak Pasha Palace, masterpiece of Ottoman architecture
Van Fortress: A citadel constructed by the Urartian king Sardur, Akdamar Island, Church of the Holy Cross

We look forward to welcoming you to this Birding Tour Turkey excursion.

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