East Anatolia Tour

(2 customer reviews)
Duration 📅

5 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Language 🌐

Arabic, English, French, German, Turkish

Difficulty 🚥


Visa 🛂

NOT Included


4 Nights Accommodation
Tour Guide
Entry Fees

From: $600.00

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💎 Why we love it ?

You are welcome to the east part of Turkey with its unique culture, geography, and people, you will have an amazing trip to this area. Comparing the western part of the country, the east part has its own style with a mixture of east and west cultures. You will discover the history, culture, and local lifestyle on this tour as well as the delicious food culture of the region. The tour mainly highlights the popular destinations of the east part of Turkey.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: East Anatolia Tour

Day 1 – Welcome to East

We welcome you to Van Airport and transfer you to the hotel. If you arrive earlier we can have a short walk in Van streets, stopping by local cafes and local markets.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in Van.

Day 2 – Discover Akdamar Island and Van (B)

Van breakfast is very popular in Turkey. Have a nice Van breakfast at the hotel and leave for the Akdamar Island tour. Driving 30 km to Gevaş we will reach to ferry terminal. Take a boat trip on Van Lake through Akdamar Island. Van Lake is the biggest one in the country. Discovering the beauty of Van Lake, we will reach to Akdamar Island after an enjoyable boat trip. Visit the historical Armenian Church of the Holy Cross which is originated from 915 -921 AD. Discover the rest of the island. Stop by the cafe to have coffee. Then, let’s move to Van. Have a city tour in Van. Visit historical van Castle which was built between the 9th to 7th Century BC by Urartians. Then, let’s drive to Duğubayazit. On our way to Doğubayazit, stop by Muradiye Waterfall. See the amazing nature of the waterfall.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in Doğubayazit.

Day 3 – Explore Noah’s Ark around Dogubayazit (B)

Today let’s first visit the amazing Ottoman palace Ishak Pasha Palace which is 7 km away from Doğubayazit. It was built by an Armenian architect in the 17th century. Then, let’s stop by a small mosque from the Ottoman era and visit the historical Urartian castle which is located by the palace. Then, let’s move to the Tomb of Ahmedi Hani who was the first Kurdish philosopher, Sufi, and poet. Afterward, we will move to Noah’s Ark National Park, driving breathtaking hills, and crossing small Kurdish villages. Visit the museum of Noah’s Ark. See a canoe-shaped area on the hill near to the museum. Some people believe that it is Noah’s Ark’s foot trip. Then, let’s visit the second largest meteor crater in the world which is located on the border of Iran. After all, let’s drive back to Doğubayazit. If you wish you can go to a traditional Turkish Hamam or go to Diyadin hot springs facility to relax.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in Dogubayazit.

Day 4 – Discover History in Ani Ruins and Kars (B)

Today, our tour will continue through north to Kars. Let’s drive to Kars (a 3-hour drive). Visit Kars Castle was built by Selcuks as a fortress in the 12th century. Then, visit the Kumbet Mosque which was originally built as a Church of Apostles in the 10th century. Then, let’s will walk to the old stone bridge which was built in 1725. Then, let’s move to Ani Ruins which was originally the ancient Capital City of the Armenian Kingdom. This ancient site was also a very significant point of the Silk Road for trade. You will be amazed by churches, walls, mosques, and lodges. Then, we will drive to Kars.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in Kars.

Day 5 – Transfer to Kars Airport (B)

Have a nice breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer you to the airport based on your flight schedule. If you still have time before moving to the airport, we can stop by the local market for shopping. Then, move to the airport.

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  1. Debby

    Extremely professional & superb management! I definitely recommend them to anyone looking at a fantastic and very well managed tour, especially with children! Great job!

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  2. Robert

    Sunnova is an amazing company. Such good service and prompt feedback from them. I would definitely use them again.

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