Day 1 Kayseri - Adiyaman - Embark on a journey from Kayseri, the former capital of the Seljuk Anatolian Sultanate, situated at the base of Mount Erciyes. Travel along the historic Silk Road, making a stop at the impressive Karatay Han before reaching Adiyaman.
Overnight in Adiyaman.
Day 2 Nemrut - Urfa - Explore the awe-inspiring funerary monument atop Mt. Nemrut, a testament to ancient royalty. Continue the journey to the Ataturk Dam on the Euphrates River and then proceed to Şanlıurfa, known as the ancient city of prophets.
Overnight in Şanlıurfa.
Day 3 Gobekli Tepe - Diyarbakir - Visit the significant archaeological site, Göbekli Tepe, followed by a journey to Diyarbakir, one of the world's oldest cities, renowned for its Roman-built city walls.
Overnight in Diyarbakir.
Day 4 Mardin - Continue to Mardin, perched on a high hill with panoramic views. Explore Deir-Al-Zafaran, the Saffron Monastery, a center of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchy with a history spanning thousands of years.
Overnight in Mardin.
Day 5 Mardin - Tatvan - Drive to Hasankeyf, now submerged under the waters of a new dam, and proceed to Tatvan on the western shore of Lake Van, passing through Batman and the Bitlis River Gorge.
Overnight in Tatvan.
Day 6 Van - Head to Van via Akdamar Island to visit the restored 10th-century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross. Explore Van's museum of Urartu and the 9th-century Urartian fortress.
Overnight in Van.
Day 7 Van - Hosap - Continue south along the Silk Road to visit Hosap Castle, an ancient toll collection point. Return to Van to explore a carpet and rug collective showcasing traditional skills.
Overnight in Van.
Day 8 Doğubayazıt - Ararat - Kars - Depart for Doğubayazıt via Muradiye, visit Ishak Pasha Palace, and journey north, skirting the western edge of Mount Ararat. Spend the night in Kars.
Overnight in Kars.
Day 9 Ani - Erzurum - Explore the medieval Armenian capital of Ani. Follow the Aras River west through Sarikamis, a First World War battlefield, and reach Erzurum.
Overnight in Erzurum.
Day 10 Erzerum - Sumela - Trabzon - Travel from Erzurum to Trabzon through the Pontic Alps, passing historical sites like Askale, Kopdagi Pass, and the cliff-hanging Sumela Monastery dating back to the 4th century AD.
Overnight in Trabzon.
Day 11 Trabzon - Conclude the journey with a departure to your home.
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