Most tourists neglect to visit hidden beauties in the southeast part of Turkey. This region is full of history and culture. If you still have time to visit Turkey, you are welcome to our Ancient Anatolia tour. You will have amazing experiences in our Ancient Anatolia tour. Since summertime is so hot, we just arrange this tour through April-June and September-November. Starting from Adiyaman, we will be covering the most essential destinations in Diyarbakir, Mardin, Sanliurfa, and Gaziantep. The program ends in Gaziantep.
Castle of Urfa
Sanliurfa Castle, also known as Urfa Castle, is an ancient historical monument from the ninth century AD in Sanliurfa. The castle is surrounded by walls dating back to 814 AD, built by the Abbasids. As an open-air museum, Urfa Castle attracts countless visitors from different parts of the world.
Gobekli Tepe, one of the cherished and well-admired historical sites of the present era, is surprising not only for archaeologists but also for many people. Located 18 km from the city center, it was first explored and identified in 1963 as one of the world’s oldest temples. According to research, Gobekli Tepe’s construction dates back to about 6500 years before the Egyptian pyramids. You can’t resist the stunning unequaled architecture of this temple with low hills and wide and flat peaks.
Urfa City Museum
The Urfa City Archaeological Museum is one of the wealthiest historical museums in Sanliurfa, Turkey, which opened in 1969. It exhibits Assyrian, Babylonian, and Hittite periods and stone historical monuments in the first hall. The second and third halls house works such as flint, drills, stone idols and cutting utensils, the copper circuit, and reddish-brown stone and ceramic. The museum welcomes visitors in a tranquil garden ornate with a mosaic pool in the interior. Explore the city’s history through the time machine and enjoy the beauty of nature in its garden.
The Balikligöl Lake is typically the symbol of Sanliurfa, well-admired for its unique beauty and exciting story. According to locals and archaeologists, Nimrod, king of the time, threw Prophet Ibrahim (AS) into the fire. That is why this lake has a unique place among Sanliurfa people, and it is highly respected. Sanliurfa, a sacred place for the heavenly religions’ followers and called the most extensive natural aquarium in the world, hosts thousands of foreign and domestic tourists every year.
Halilurrahman Mosque was built in 1211. It’s believed that the mosque houses the holy pool and the cave of Ibrahim, the birthplace of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Halilurrahman Mosque, located near Balikligöl, actually houses a school, a cemetery, and a mosque. It was also used in pre-Islamic times as the Church of the Virgin Mary, but in 1211 AD, it became a mosque. Meander around one of the most prominent sights of Sanliurfa and soothe your soul with spirituality.
Rizvaniye Mosque, located right next to Balikligöl, was used as a church during the Roman Empire. This spectacular place became a mosque in 1716 AD during the Ottoman Empire. The single minaret mosque has given exceptional beauty to the lake next to it, attracting many tourists worldwide.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.