The September tour to eastern Turkey is scheduled for September 11-19, 2007. The tour group will visit the remains of Noah’s ark, as well as other sites of interest in the region.
The tour group meets in Istanbul on September 12. We stay at a local hotel for one night and leave the next morning to fly to the city of Van in eastern Turkey. We take a boat ride out to a historic island church (Akhamar), then take lunch. We make another stop at a waterfall, then on to Dogubayazit, where we check into a 4-star hotel and freshen up for dinner.
September 14 we travel to Noah’s Ark National Park, about 25 minutes from the hotel. At the Visitors Center we get a brief history of the site and have a question & answer session. Those who are able can hike down to the remains of the ark to examine it more closely. Later we drive on the Old Silk Road through the countryside, heading to Ishak Pasha Palace where he have lunch, tour the palace, and go back to our hotel for the evening.
September 15 we travel to the village of Arzep, believed to be the post-flood home of Noah and his family, where several large anchorstones are located. We also enjoy a closer look at the lifestyle of the average villager in that region.
September 16 we travel back to the national park and explore Naxuan, believed to be the first village settled after the Flood.
September 17 the group goes back to Istanbul with a free afternoon to plan for the next day’s activities. You have a whole day on the 18th to enjoy Istanbul before your flight home leaves on the 19th.
COST: The group leaving from the USA will meet at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. Cost of the tour from Charlotte is $2995 US. The tour cost from Istanbul is $1995 US.
You must have a valid passport and pick up a visa at the Istanbul Airport. Included in the tour cost is:
- Domestic Flights within Turkey
- Tour bus transportation
- Bus driver and tour guide
- Hotel accommodations
- Three meals per day
You are responsible for:
- Tourist Visa ($20-25 US)
- Free day’s meals & activities in Istanbul
- Taxi fare to airport on day of departure
Click here for our registration form. If you have any questions, call us at (540) 250-6870