|Cappadocia - Istanbul Self guided|
Violent eruptions of volcanoes around, there are three million years, covered the surrounding plateau of volcanic lava and ash, are at the origin of one of the most unusual landscapes in the world. Needles monumental « fairy chimneys », the cones with distorted shapes, but mostly valleys, canyons dug in the middle of a lunar landscape. But Cappadocia is not only an incredible natural environment. The man lived there and the first Christian monks from Egypt have shaped one of the most fascinating religious ensembles actually: pyramids and cliffs riddled with openings to cave dwellings, cave churches, monasteries and underground cities carved in the Paleo-Christian period.
You will discover Cappadocia through walking along the valleys, accessible only on foot, from pension to pension, discover all the treasures that contain that small part of Anatolia.
Finally, Istanbul: its name is enough to tell the truth, the only city in the world which straddle two continents. At the heart of the city, the Bosphorus connects the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. In this magnificent site, which was the reason for his prodigious destiny, she proudly preserves the precious testimony of the three empires which was the capital: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman while advancing towards a modern future. A fusion between East and West, past and present, it is a mythical city but also and above all a great cosmopolitan and lively urban. At the foot of the immutable domes decor and minarets, the joyful and noisy bustle of the crowd, the back-and-fro of boats, merchant calls mingle with the rumors of the port.Highlights
- The most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia and their troglodyte churches
- All year accessible walks and for all people
- A comprehensive guidebook supported by a team flexible and reachable
- The discovery of Istanbul
- Day 1 Ankara
- Day 2 Aksaray - Valley of Ihlara
- Day 3 Ihlara - Cavusin
- Day 4 Red and Pink Valleys - Cavusin
- Day 5 White Valley - Valley of Pigeon - Göreme
- Day 6 Göreme - Istanbul
- Day 7 Istanbul
- Day 8 Return