In addition to the conference social activities, the following tours are on demand with payment. Final prices and post congress tour programs will be clarified as of 2017 at this section.
|Duration||: 3 days – 2 night|
Day 01 Antalya-Konya-Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Konya, the biblical Iconium, an early Roman city which later on became the capital of Seljukian State. Visit the 13th Century Mevlana Museum, Whirling Dervishes’ Monastery. In the afternoon, drive and visit the Seljukian caravanserai Sultanhan before continuing to Cappadocia where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes, and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches.
Check-in your hotel for refreshment and rest. Overnight in Cappadocia (L).
Day 02 Cappadocia
Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river, the longest river of Turkey. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches where the remains of rock-cut and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Various panoramic viewpoints of castles and fairy chimneys such as Esentepe for Goreme valley, Uchisar and its castle, Pigeon Valley. Then to Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Returning to the hotel (B, L)
Day 03 Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for your Istanbul connected homebound flight. Have a safe flight back home. (B).
PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS
One of the well - known Natural Wonder of Turkey is described as Pamukkale. Pamukkale or literary the “ Cotton Castle “ is a shimmering white cascade, formed by limestone-laden hot spring, which have formed stalactites, pot -holes and magical fairy tables. The water is reputed to be the beneficial to the eyes and skins to alleviate ills of asthma, rheumatism and dermatitis. It is exhilarating to paddle through warm water while gazing the ancient fragment of columns below the water’s surface. As much fun as the baths are, do not miss to visit the ancient Hierapolis with its Theatre, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Agora. The tour returns over Taurus Mountain back to Antalya, where one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mountain Villages as well as the Lake District during the journey.
Pamukkale, is Turkey's foremost mineral-bath spa because of its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff. As they cool they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.
Hierapolis Ancient City
The extensive ruins of the Roman mineral water spa city of Hierapolis include a grand theater, a vast necropolis, colonnaded street, baths, and numerous other ruined structures. Pamukkale's Sacred Pool remains from Roman times, when it was the spiritual center of the spa city of Hierapolis. The modernized pool is Pamukkale's prime public place for a swim.
|Duration||: Full day ( overnight option is available for 2 days trip )|
|Restrictions||: This tour may not suitable for guests with walking difficulties|
|Pick up time||: 04:00 – 06:00|
|Drop Off Time||: 20:30 – 22:30|
|Excursion for||: Families & Adults|
|Excursion Type||: History, Culture, Water, Shopping|
|Transport||: By road Few recommendations to take with you making your day more comfortable: Comfortable shoes, hat, camera, swimsuit, towel, suntan cream, Money for your extras|
Please note that all times and programs are subject to change.
For details of the post congress tours please contact K2 Congress and Event Management Inc.