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Day 1 -Van - Dogubayazit - Arrival Day
(Lunch and dinner included)

You will be met at Van airport by our staff, transfer from Edremit to Gevas for lunch next to Van lake. After lunch we take a boat to Akdamar Island to visit an old Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross which was built by Armenians in the 10th century. Then we visit Van Cat near Van city, and we drive to Dogubayazit. On the way we can see Muradiye waterfall and Caldiran.

Overnight at hotel in Dogubayazit.


Day 2 - Dogubayazit, Uzengili, Sagliksuyu
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast we visit Ishak Pasha Palace - one of the biggest palaces in the Silk Road route. About 200 meters from Ishak Pasha we have ancient Urartian Castle and 2 mosque from Ottoman time. Then we drive to Uzengili (Mahser) village to visit Noah's Ark. Walk down to the Ark side to view the remains of the Ark before visiting an Altar stone near Uzengili village.

Afterwards we visit a Meteor crater just next to the Iranian border and  drive to Sagliksuyu (Arzep) village to visit number of Anchor stones, the House of Noah and Altar stone. Then we can see the iron springs next to the village.

Transfer to hotel in Dogubayazit

Day 3 - Mount Ararat Trek
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Transfer from hotel to to Eli Village at 2200 meters (with minibus). Then we walk to Yesil Yayala base camp at 3200 meters (our equipment will be transported by horses). When we reach the camp we drink tea and eat hot meal.

Overnight at Base Camp.

Climbing takes on average 3-4 hours.

Day 4 - Mount Ararat - Dogubayazit
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast at Base Camp we depart for our descent down to 2700 m to visit a Kurdish nomad village, before having lunch with Kurdish villagers. There we will have the opportunity to see traditional Kurdish village life in the mountains. After the meeting with Kurdish villagers we walk down to 2000 m for our transfer back to Dogubayazit.

At the evening we drive to Diyadin village to see the natural hot spring in the Tendurek valley and take the opportunity to soak your weary bodies after your trek. Transfer to hotel in Dogubayazit.

Overnight at Dogubayazit.

Day 5 - Van airport
(Breakfast included)
Transfer to Van- Ferit Melen airport for your domestic flight back to Istanbul or other city.

5 Days Noah's Ark Cultural Trekking Tour includes:

  • 3 nights hotel in Dogubeyazit

  • 1 night camp at Mount Ararat Green Camp

  • breakfasts, lunches and dinners

  • Guided Lake Van, Akdamar Island, Van Cat, Muradiye Waterfall,  Dogubeyazit tour

  • Guided Uzengili (Mahser) village

  • Guided Mount Ararat Trekking Tour

  • Guided Dogubeyazit, Diyadin village and Tendurek valley

  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

  • Horses to carry climbing equipment and your luggages

  • Camping equipment, sleeping mattresses, tents

  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

  • Transportation from and to Van airport

Not included in this tour are:

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tipping and personal insurance


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