Day 01 Mexico ✈ Istanbul
Appointment at the airport of Mexico City to address flight to Istanbul. Via Cancun. Night on board.
Day 02 Istanbul
Arrival, reception at the airport and free time until check in. Accommodation.
Day 03 Istanbul
Breakfast. Day off. Accommodation.
Possibility of taking the optional guided excursion (not included – with additional cost) with lunch in a typical food restaurant “Bosphorus Tour”. Departure to contemplate the spectacular gold horn panorama from Pierre Loti’s hill; Visit of the Cathedral of San Jorge, the main patriarchy of the Greek Orthodox Church and headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchy of Constantinople, recognized as the spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christians of the world; We continue to the Mosque of Solimán the Magnificent, designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan and that has the largest dome of all the mosques in Istanbul; We go to the spice bazaar, a place with special charm for its color and aromas, the place par excellence to acquire teas, herbs, nuts, typical sweets and of course spices; We culminate with a tour through the Bosphorus, the strait that divides the city between Europe and Asia, we will appreciate the wonderful views of the Ottoman strengths, palaces, villas and the bridges that connect both sides of this city.
Day 04 Istanbul
Breakfast. Day off. Accommodation.
Possibility of taking the optional excursion (not included – with additional cost) guided with lunch in a typical food restaurant “Constantinople + basilica cistern jewelry”: Set in the historic center of the city, where you can observe the variety of vestiges of the different empires that shape the current Istanbul: the imposing Topkapi Palace, residence of the Sultans and the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire; Santa Sofia with its majestic Byzantine architecture and a mixture of Christian and Islamic religious elements; the Roman racecourse, center of the social life of Constantinople for thousands of years; the blue mosque with its more than 20,000 ceramic tiles handmade and brought from Iznik; The Great Bazaar, one of the largest and most old markets in the world and in which dribbles is a tradition; The basilica cistern that has more than 300 marble columns that rise on water.
Day 05 Istanbul 🚌 Ankara 🚌 Capadocia
Breakfast. Early bus departure to Ankara and visit from the capital of Turkey and the mausoleum of the founder of the Republic. Lunch. Arrival in Capadocia. Visit of an underground city built by the old local communities to protect themselves from attacks. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 06 Capadocia
Breakfast. Departure to visit this wonderful region with its fascinating and original landscape, formed by volcanic lava for more than 3 million years. Visit to the Goreme Open Museum, a monastery with excavated chapels in volcanic rocks and decorated with frescoes from the thirteenth century. Visit to the impressive valleys of the region with their landscapes “from another planet”, having served as a set of filmajes in Star Wars movies. They will also appreciate the views of the geological formations symbols of the region, the famous “fairy chimneys”. We will make a stop to appreciate the incredible and extensive panoramic view of the Valley of Las Palomas, which owes its name to the numerous palomars excavated in the rocks, since in Cappadocia these animals have long been a source of food and fertilizer. Visit to a typical Capadocia jewelry and stones and a carpet factory to learn about the production of these products. Dinner and accommodation.
We suggest performing the following optional excursions (not included – with additional cost):
Globe walk at dawn to admire one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth.
4×4 safari by the beautiful Capadocia region.
Day 07 Capadocia 🚌 Pamukkale
Breakfast. Departure to Pamukkale to visit the ancient Hierapolis and the cotton castle, true natural wonder, a giant waterfall, stalactites and natural pools formed through the centuries by the passage of the hot springs loaded with calcareous salts. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 08 Pamukkale
Breakfast. Day off. Dinner and accommodation.
We suggest performing the optional excursion (not included – with additional cost) Maldivas Turcas: departure to visit the old city of Laodicea; Important City of the Asia Minor, in Frigia located on the edge of the Lico River Valley. Located about 6 km north of the current Turkish city of Denizli, near the village of Eskihisar. On the current archaeological site, the ruins of the stadium, the amphitheater, the odeon, the cistern and the aqueduct can be observed, as well as the thermal baths. Continuation to the Kaklik cave known as the “underground pamukkale”, this cave was discovered after the collapse of its roof and has only been open to the public since 2002. The Kakl cave? K is full of travertine pools, stalagmites, stalactites and a large amount of sulfur that gives the cave its distinctive smell. The cave formed more than 2.5 million years ago during the Pliocene period. It has several Rimstone and waterfall pools that are believed to be beneficial for the treatment of skin diseases and arthritis. Several of the walls receive enough sunlight to grow moss and climbing plants. Later we will continue to Lake Salda; up to 184 meters deep is one of the deepest lakes of Turkey of low salinity and high alkalinity. The lake takes its turquoise color of the white rocks of bacterial origin, which began to form in the archaic period called stromatolite, and still continue to form, a show of nature. Lunch. Free time on the lake and return to the hotel.
Day 09 pamukkale 🚌 Éfeso 🚌 Kusadasi*
Breakfast. Departure to Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in Asia Minor since the 1st and II centuries, which monopolized the richness of the Middle East and keep treasures such as the impressive Roman theater that housed more than 25,000 spectators, the magnificent library of Celso and Marble street. We will visit the house of the Virgin Mary, supposed last abode of the Mother of Jesus, and today is considered a pilgrimage point. Continuation to Kusadasi in the Aegean Sea and visit a skins workshop and an international brand outlet. Dinner and accommodation.
*The lodging may be in Izmir or Kusadasi at some outputs. Subject to availability when booking.
Day 10 kusadasi 🚌 cesme 🚢 rodas
Breakfast. At the indicated time, transfer to the port of Cesme to board the cruise and take a tour of the Greek islands. Departure at 5:00 p.m. to Rhodes. Night on board.
Day 11 Cesme 🚢 Rhodes
Full pension on board. Arrival at Rhodos at 08: 00hrs. Free time to enjoy the island. Departure at 7:00 p.m. Night on board.
Day 12 Rodas 🚢 Santorini
Full pension on board. Arrival in Santorini at 08:00. Free time to enjoy the island. Departure at 7:00 p.m. Night on board.
Day 13 Santorini 🚢 Pireos 🚢 Cesme
Full pension on board. Arrival to Pireos at 10:00 a.m. Free time to enjoy the island. Departure at 6:00 p.m. Night on board.
Day 14 CESME 🚌 IZMIR ✈ Istanbul
Arrival of the ship to Cesme at 07: 00hrs. Disembarkation. Breakfast and free time to travel the city. At the indicated time, transfer to Izmir airport to board the flight to the city of Istanbul.
Day 15 Istanbul ✈ Mexico
At the indicated time, add flight to Mexico City.
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