4 Days Lake Van Tatvan Bitlis Tour
We present you our tour called 4 Days Lake Van Tatvan Bitlis Tour,which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Tour Style: Private Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Van Lake, Yavuzlar Village, St. Bartholomeus Church, Hosap Castle, Akdamar Island, Muradiye Waterfall- Migrations of Pearl Mullet -Ahlat-Seljuk Graves-Tatvan-Mt. Nemrut Crater Lake, Bitlis-Ganisipi Waterfall-Bahçesaray-Mukus Cayi-Trout Fish Farm-Feqikeya Tayran Tomb, : Castle of Van City- The House of Van’s Cat-Silver Smiths of Van-Maiden Castle
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS TOUR?
Lake Van, Turkey’s largest lake and the world’s largest soda lake, fascinates everyone with its magnificence and beauty. Lake Van, which the local people call the Van Sea, forms an integrity with the historical and cultural values of Van. Akdamar Island, which is the apple of everyone’s eye with its view and architecture, is definitely one of the historical values that first come to mind when Van is mentioned.
Van, where people went to see the monster living in the lake a few years ago, is now on the agenda with its natural beauties! The city is on the list of “places to visit again and again” for those who encounter the beauties around the lake and watch the unique sunsets while waiting for the monster to emerge from the lake.
Tatvan has many historical monuments due to its location on the Silk Road, one of the most important and oldest roads in the world. In addition, its untouched natural beauties make the district one of the most touristic destinations in the Eastern Anatolia Region.
DAY1: Van Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 05:00 am, and we’ll be on our way to the airport. You will travel towards Van Airport with a 07:00 flight from Istanbul. After landing at Van airport, our transfer staff will meet you. Afterwards, Our Van Tour begins.
We are moving towards the city center with our private vehicle waiting for us in Van. In Van, we first take our breakfast enriched with local products. Afterwards, we move to Yavuzlar Village, the natural beauty of Van, where the volcanic panoramic formations are called Vanadokya; on the way, visit the St. Bartholomeus Church.
After a break in front of the fairy chimneys, we will see the Hosap Castle, one of the historical beauties of Van, and move to Cavustepe (Sardurihinili) Castle. Seeing the artifacts from the Urartian period, we move to Gevas.
We are moving to Akdamar Island in Lake Van with our boat. Our itineraries will be Akdamar Church and its surroundings, located on Akdamar Island and famous for its stonework. After the pleasant time we will spend by the lake, we move to our hotel in Van. When the tour ends at 5 pm.We will take you the hotel in Van.Overnight in hotel.
DAY2: Muradiye and Nemrut Mountain Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Our Tour begins. After breakfast, we go to the Muradiye district of Van and visit the Muradiye Waterfall, which pours from a height of approximately 20 meters. After the exciting minutes we will spend on the bridge, we turn our direction to the Ercis.
Here, we will watch the migration of the Pearl Mullet, which lives only in this basin in the world and tries to reach the river beds to lay its eggs like salmon. After watching this visual feast and taking pictures, we get to our Ahlat district via Adilcevaz, famous for its walnuts.
After seeing the Seljuk Cemetery and Tombstones, Ulu Vault, Emir Bayındır Mosque, and Vault, which are unique examples of Turkish art and culture in Ahlat, we take a panoramic tour in Tatvan city center and move to Nemrut Mountain, where Turkey’s largest crater lake is located.
When you reach the summit of Mount Nemrut, the vast and magnificent view of Lake Van, on the one hand, and the fascinating view of Crater Lake, on the other hand, will impress you. We descend from Mount Nemrut and are fascinated by seeing the Big Crater Lake, Small Lake, Ilıkgol, Volcanic Stones, and Lava Remains in the Nemrut Mountain Crater. Then we moved to our hotel in Tatvan. Dinner and accommodation in our hotel.
End of the tour, we will transfer you to the hotel in Tatvan .Overnight in Hotel.
DAY3: Bitlis-Ganisipi Tour
After breakfast, we leave the hotel. We are moving to Bitlis. On the way, we visit El-Aman Han, an example of a caravanserai—Bitlis city tourism. We are making our trip to Bitlis. We will see Bitlis Castle, İhlasiye Madrasa, Gokmeydan Mosque, Serefiye Kulliye, and mosques and bazaars.
Continuing our way towards the use of Lake Van, we are moving to the town of Bahçesaray, which is famous for its narrow roads and rainy streets. After lunch at the trout farm in the Mukus Stream environment, we started to tour our town. The Red Bridge, the famous Feqikeya Tayran Tomb, and the wooden spoon workshop made here will be places we will visit.
After our black beehive honey and walnut shopping, we take the minibusses and move to the Ganisipi (White Water) waterfall. After our waterfall tour, we take a short break at Krabet. We are moving to our hotel in Van..
DAY4: Van City Tour
After breakfast, we leave our hotel. We go to the skirts of Van Castle (Tuspa Castle) and get information about the castle from our guide. Afterward, we go to the newly opened Van Ethnography and Archeology Museum and crown our castle tour. Then we go to the Cat House, where we can see the Van Cats, one of the region’s most essential and cute creatures.
After the beautiful photos we will take with these cute friends, we reach our store, where silver and filigree embroideries unique to the region are exhibited.
After getting information about the Van Savatli silverwork, which gives the most beautiful ornament to silver, we go to Maiden’s Castle, where we can see Lake Van from above. After drinking our tea here, we depart for Van Airport. Fly to Izmir or Istanbul.
When our tour called 4 Days Lake Van Tatvan Bitlis Tour completed, we will fly to Istanbul airport.
We will offer you suitable hotels among our contracted hotels.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 3 days accomadation
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private transfers
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver