Istanbul To Mt Nemrut Tour 2 Day Tour
Mount Nemrut is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Adiyaman province of Southeastern Turkey, featuring the temple-tomb of the famous king Antiochus, which is considered one of the finest constructions of the Hellenistic period, built in the first century BC. The burial mound is 145 metres in diameter and 50 metres high, and is surrounded by statues of lions, eagles, Greek gods such as Zeus and Hercules, as well as Antiochus himself.
The highest point in the region at an altitude of 2134m, Mount Nemrut provides a spectacular viewpoint for sunrise or sunset, with the scattered heads of the statues lending a mystical essence to the scene.
Also on this tour, you will visit the old and new castles at Kahta, the Black Bird Burial Mound, which is the final resting place of Antiochis, one of Antiochus' daughters, and the old Roman bridge over the Gendere River.
Mt. Nemrut tours are available from April to end of November. December to march is not possible due weather/snow conditions.
Minimum 2 people required to open departure for this tour.
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul or Izmir and transferred to the airport, where you will fly to Adiyaman.
Upon arrival in Adiyaman airport, the tour will begin right away.
On the way to Mount Nemrut, we will visit the Karakus Tumulusu (Black Bird Burial Mound), then the Roman Bridge at Cendere, followed by the old castle (Arsemia) and the new castle at Kahta.
We will then head to the summit of Mount Nemrut.
Before the sun sets we will explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the tomb of the famous king Antiochus, surrounded by dozens of statues, as well as reliefs depicting the oldest known images of humans shaking hands.
We will watch the sunset from the summit of Mount Nemrut.
After dark, we return to Kahta and check in to your hotel.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kahta and transferred to Adiyaman airport, where you will fly back to Istanbul or Izmir.
The tour ends in Istanbul (or Izmir). If you have any enquiries about further tours or travel in Turkey, please ask us and we'll be happy to help!
STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where
you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of
private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no
extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.
TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.
PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.