Sure, you have been to Turkey! However, it is in the East of Turkey, on the borders of Armenia, Iran and Georgia which still feels like Turkey of yesteryears. A Turkey which is Scenic and raw like exploring a new country. Like, experiencing Turkey all over again! Getting a taste of the Kurdish Hospitality, and eastern charm!

Departures

April - May (Spring)
October November (Autumn)

Days 8 Nights / 9 Days
From Gaziantep to Kars
Tour Cost

Will be updated soon

Includes
  • Land cost - Gaziantep to Kars
  • Travel Insurance
Excludes
  • International Airfare (Approximately INR 60,000, for reference only)
  • Visa (Option 1 - USD 45 - For U.S. / U.K. / Schengen Visa holders || Option 2 - USD USD 120)
  • Tips and Portage
  • Laundry and any other expenses of Personal Nature
  • 5% GST + 5% TCS
Night Stay

08 Nights l 09 Days

1N Gaziantep

1N Adiyaman

1N Tatvan

3N Van 

2N Kars

Booking Procedure

Step 1 -  Advance of INR 50000 + EUR 1000 + 5% GST + 5% TCS together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, 60 days before the tour departure date.
Step 2 - The balance payment of INR and EUR + 5% GST + 5% TCS along with the visa fee has to be paid at least 30 days before the tour departure.
**Tour cost is subject to change at the time of booking. 

Cancellation Policies

Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
59 - 30 days before the tour departure / before the issuance of the visa 100% of the advance.
29 - 16 days before the tour departure / after the issuance of the visa, 50% of the total tour cost.
Less than 15 days until before the tour departure 100% of the total tour cost. 

  • Arrive in Gaziantep via Istanbul

    On arrival, we will proceed to the Hotel. In the evening we will have free time to have a walk in the neighborhood with our guide.

  • Gaziantep - Adiyaman

    In the morning after breakfast we will check out and visit Zeugma Mosaic Museum, the world's largest mosaic museum. We shall drive to Adiyaman where we will check in. The Cendere Bridge and the ruins around it will be on our late afternoon itinerary before we drive uptown the Mt. Nemrut summit. The summit is known as the thrown of the gods where heads appear out of nowhere on the top of the mountain, and what better time to see these than during sunset. Return back to Adiyaman for night stay.

  • Adiyaman - Diyarbakir - Tatvan

    This morning we will driver further east first to Diyarbakir, the navel of Kurdistan. In Diyarbakir, we will visit the Tigris River's 10 Arches Bridge and the current walls, which are made of massive black basalt blocks and are the world's longest continuous defensive wall, second only to the Great Wall of China. We will also make a stop at the Diyarbakir's Great Mosque before we move to Tatvan on the western shores of Lake Van, the biggest fresh water lake in Turkey and the Armenian highlands.

  • Tatvan - Nemrut Crater - Van

    After breakfast, we'll drive to Mount Nemrut crater (not to be confused with Adiyaman's Nemrut Dagi), which rises above Tatvan on the southwestern edge of Lake Van. The highest peak of the mountain, at 3050 meters, is one of the world's largest complete calderas. There are five lakes within the crater, and the two largest, which we will visit, are quite different. The two lakes are the Cold Lake and the Hot Lake.
    We will then drive to Van after visiting the tombs of the Seljuk Kings in Ahlat.

  • Van - Akdamar Island - Van Castle

    This morning we will take the ferry across the lake to Akdamar Island, which has an impressive Holy Cross church. The walls are in excellent condition, and the wonderful relief carvings are one of Armenian Art's masterworks. Visit the lovely Van Castle. Van Fortress is a sight to behold, perched on a steep hill overlooking the waters of Van Lake. We'll also go to the old city of Van, which is located to the south of Van Fortress. The city, which consisted of streets lined with single or two-story houses, mosques, churches, and other structures, was inhabited from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, until the Russian invasion of 1915.

  • Van - Hosap Castle - Van

    We'll learn a lot about the Urartian Empire after the traditional Van breakfast. We set out for Urartian Hosap Castle, which has an impressive entrance getaway in the shape of a round castle. The Van Museum is a gleaming glass structure at the foot of Van Castle, it houses the world's most important collection of Urartian exhibits, including exquisite gold jewellery and an array of bronze belts, helmets, horse armor, and terracotta figures. The evening is free in Van.

  • Van - Dogubeyazit - Kars

    We will check out of our hotel and travel to Kars along the shores of Van Lake. Kars appears to be a slice of Russia teleported to northeastern Anatolia, with its pastel-colored stone buildings dating from the 19th-century Russian occupation and its well-organized grid plan. We will make a stop en route to the Ishak Pasha Palace, which is located on a hilltop near the Iranian border. Drive on to our destination and rest for the evening.

  • Kars - Ani - Kars

    We journey to the site of Ani, the former capital of the Armenian kingdom. In the mid 10th century, nothing in Europe could rival this capital of the Armenian kingdom in terms of either size or magnificence. The remains of the ruined city include several churches as well as the shell of the Cathedral of Ani, the citadel and a mosque. There are also some exciting remains of frescoes in the Church of St Gregory (Tigran Honentz) despite having been exposed to the elements for centuries.

  • Kars Departure.

    After a leisurely morning we will check out and drive to the Kars airport to board our flight to Istanbul from where we depart for Mumbai.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Current Passport (Validity more than six months) and Latest old passport (If Available)
  2. (3) recent photos, Size 2.5 X 2.5 inch with white background, Matt finish, (70-80% face with the ears clearly visible)
  3. Completely filled online form signed by the applicant.
  4. Covering Letter addressed to “To, The Consul General, Turkish Consulate, Mumbai”
  5. Original updated bank statement last 6 months (Balance should be minimum INR 1,00,000/- or more Per Person)
  6. 03 years IT Paper / Form 16.
  7. If Employed: Leave sanction letter / No-Objection Certificate on company letterhead & 03 Months Salary Slip.
  8. Xerox Copy of Credit Card (if Available)
  9. If Self-employed need his business letterhead for covering letter purpose. Company Registration copy / Partnership Deed / Company Memorandum. Company Bank Statement Last 6 Month and 3yrs IT Paper.
  10. If retired need proof of retirement.
  11. For out Station Passport: 02 address proofs like Aadhar card, Electricity Bill, MTNL Bill.
  12.   Applicant if Divorced then need Divorce paper’s copy and if Widow/Widower then spouse’s death   certificate copy.
  13.  Marriage Certificate (if married and passport do not contain spouse name)
  14.  If Student: Bonafide Certificate/School or College ID
  15. Travel Insurance
  16. If applicant is INFANT then NOC from parents is required on Stamp paper of Rs. 100/-

Note:   If applicant holds Valid USA/UK/Schengen Visa, above documents are not required.

The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documents and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.

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