Islamic splendors of Turkey

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This is a very comprehensive journey which starts in Istanbul, the center of the Ottoman Empire and their legacy. Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Palace you name it. (Do not forget the luxury of a Turkish bath.)

We fly to Sanli Urfa and Harran, the birthplace of Prophet Ibrahim, where other prophets have lived too and set their marks as mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. 

From this southernmost point we drive our way back, first up to Nemrud Dagi where a former king had created a tumulus and huge stone figures on the mountaintop.On to the underground cities around Cappadocia. They are a mystery for you to discover. We stay overnight in Goremje.

  

From there to the centre of Sufism, Konja were Rumi worked, lived and is buried. Visiting his mosque. It is claimed that healing miracles occur there.We will visit dancing dervishes in their performance.

The limestone terraces of Pamukkale are on route where the mineral rich water has created  terraces in blending white.Then with our bus to Izmir we visit the Greek antic Ephesus and take a flight back to Istanbul.

The souk, the market waits for you. We take the flight back to Singapore at midnight.

      

Underground cities of Cappadocia.

According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials landed and went underground, Shying the sunlight perhaps?.

How many of these underground cities exist? No one knows. When were they build and by whom? No one has a clue. They were used later by Christians to hide away from enemies so it is claimed.

     

Journey  Istanbul - Sanli Urfa - Nemrud  Dagi - Pamukkale - Konja - Cappadoccia - Izmir - Istanbul
 Tour guidance  Harun or experience local (Bruneian) who had experience traveling there.
Pax  4 - 12
 Dates 26 Sep to 10 Oct 2012
 Accommodations 3 - 4 star hotel or equivalent

 Itinerary

 Flight  From Singapore
 Day   1 - Friday
 Depart Singapore at midnight and arrive in Istanbul early morning. Overnight in Istanbul.
 Day   2 - Saturday  Sight-seeing and if wish to have a Turky bath. Overnight in Istanbul.
 Day   3 - Sunday
 Sight-seeing in the morning and catch an afternoon flight to Sanli Urfa. Overnight in Sanli Urfa.
 Day   4 - Monday
 At Sanli Urfa/ Harran. Visit the cave where Prophet Ibrahim was born.
 Day   5 -Tuesday

- Travel to Nimrud Dagi by Bus (beautiful scenery)

- Drive/Walk up to the summit

- Travel to Kayseri town (Overnight)

Day  6 - Wednesday

 Visit the underground cities of Coppadocia and the wonder world of Goreme. (Overnight

 stay in a Cave Hotel, if available)

Day   7 - Thursday
 Travel to Konya the center of Sufism. Witness a dance performance. (Overnight)
Day   8 - Friday

 Travel to Pemukkale and the limestone terraces. Overnight in the vicinity

 of Aydin town.

Day   9 - Saturday

 Travel (drive) to Izmir and visit antic Ephesus and later afternoon catch flight to Istanbul.
Day 10 - Sunday  Shopping/ Sight-seeing in Istanbul and late evening depart to Singapore.
Day 11 - Monday  Arrive in Singapore in the afternoon
   Price US$4,550.-
   Single Surcharge US$540.-
 

 Note: All flight in economy class. Price is full board, all transports including two flight in
 Turkey.

 All entrance fees, excluding Turkish Bath.