Results



Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Genel Erkekler
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 20 WEN HSIAO CHIU 08:24:36 Man 40- 1 1 TaiwanRunner
2 13 HUSEYIN TEMIZSOY 08:39:02 Man 40+ 1 2 SUUNTO
3 19 MEHMET ARSLAN 09:19:35 Man 40- 2 3 Garmin Türkiye Running Team
4 2 MEHMET ALI OK 10:42:43 Man 40+ 2 4 Aydos537
5 16 EMRE AYTEKIN 10:47:15 Man 40- 3 5 Ankyra
6 15 CAN ARTAM 12:06:57 Man 40- 4 6 Ferdi
8 23 BEKIR DINDAR 13:55:04 Man 40+ 3 7 serbest
9 17 BİLAL GÜL 13:55:58 Man 40- 5 8 Takım Elbiseli Koşucular
10 4 OKTAY ŞEN 14:38:06 Man 40- 6 9 BİREYSEL
12 24 MEHMET SÜT 15:10:33 Man 40+ 4 10 İMAK
Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Genel Kadınlar
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
7 22 SEVIL TOKER 13:05:00 Woman 40- 1 1 bireysel
11 8 DILEK ÖZGÜREL 14:38:13 Woman 40- 2 2 Bireysel
13 14 BELKIS MERT 15:31:56 Woman 40+ 1 3 İstanbul masterleri atletizm kulübü
Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Woman 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
7 22 SEVIL TOKER 13:05:00 Woman 40- 1 1 bireysel
11 8 DILEK ÖZGÜREL 14:38:13 Woman 40- 2 2 Bireysel
Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Man 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 20 WEN HSIAO CHIU 08:24:36 Man 40- 1 1 TaiwanRunner
3 19 MEHMET ARSLAN 09:19:35 Man 40- 2 3 Garmin Türkiye Running Team
5 16 EMRE AYTEKIN 10:47:15 Man 40- 3 5 Ankyra
6 15 CAN ARTAM 12:06:57 Man 40- 4 6 Ferdi
9 17 BİLAL GÜL 13:55:58 Man 40- 5 8 Takım Elbiseli Koşucular
10 4 OKTAY ŞEN 14:38:06 Man 40- 6 9 BİREYSEL
Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Man 40+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
2 13 HUSEYIN TEMIZSOY 08:39:02 Man 40+ 1 2 SUUNTO
4 2 MEHMET ALI OK 10:42:43 Man 40+ 2 4 Aydos537
8 23 BEKIR DINDAR 13:55:04 Man 40+ 3 7 serbest
12 24 MEHMET SÜT 15:10:33 Man 40+ 4 10 İMAK
Erciyes Sky Ultra - Trail 60K Woman 40+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
13 14 BELKIS MERT 15:31:56 Woman 40+ 1 3 İstanbul masterleri atletizm kulübü
Trail Run 25K Genel Erkekler
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 132 KEMAL KUKUL 02:50:07 Man 50+ 1 1
2 125 AYKUT KIRSAY 03:08:32 Man 40- 1 2 QUATTRO
3 103 MUSTAFA EKSERİ 03:23:18 Man 50+ 2 3 FERDİ- KAPADOKYA-AVANOS
4 121 MEHMET KAŞKIR 03:36:54 Man 40- 2 4 -
5 136 FIRAT KARA 03:38:51 Man 40+ 1 5 RAIDLIGHT
6 124 ÜMİTHAN KUKUL 03:46:58 Man 40- 3 6 Beylikdüzü Offroad Kamp ve Doğa Sporları Kulübü
7 105 JOHN YOUNG 03:46:59 Man 50+ 3 7 Wadi Bih
8 130 GÜRKAN MERT MERCANOĞLU 03:55:39 Man 40- 4 8 -
9 116 BORIS FITZ 04:01:52 Man 40+ 2 9 Enjoy your run
10 114 FERİT KARDAŞ 04:13:45 Man 40- 5 10 kozan masterler
11 110 MURAT ÇAĞLAYAN 04:22:59 Man 40+ 3 11 DERETEPE DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI KÜLÜBÜ
12 133 SILVIO BRAGGIOTTI 04:23:40 Man 50+ 4 12 İDADİK
13 126 CEM DOĞAN 04:27:36 Man 40+ 4 13 bireysel
14 119 KAYA AYDIN ALPAY 04:35:48 Man 40- 6 14 -
15 141 SÜLEYMAN ÇETİNER 04:40:59 Man 40+ 5 15 AVRASYA KOŞU GRUBU
16 109 SERDAR ÜLKER 04:46:31 Man 40+ 6 16 Aydos537
17 123 HASAN ÖZER 04:52:23 Man 50+ 5 17 İTÜ
19 115 MECIT ÇELEBI 05:26:24 Man 50+ 6 18 Bireysel
20 139 MUSTAFA KILIÇARSLAN 05:46:44 Man 50+ 7 19 Kayseri Gençlik Hizmetleri Spor Kulübü
22 129 MANSOUR NASERABADI 05:53:32 Man 40- 7 20 fitnis marathon
Trail Run 25K Genel Kadınlar
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
18 140 RIKKI LEE ROATH 05:07:13 Woman 40- 1 1 Macera Rehberi
21 122 DENIZ YUSUFOĞLU 05:53:30 Woman 40- 2 2 Bireysel
Trail Run 25K Woman 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
18 140 RIKKI LEE ROATH 05:07:13 Woman 40- 1 1 Macera Rehberi
21 122 DENIZ YUSUFOĞLU 05:53:30 Woman 40- 2 2 Bireysel
Trail Run 25K Man 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
2 125 AYKUT KIRSAY 03:08:32 Man 40- 1 2 QUATTRO
4 121 MEHMET KAŞKIR 03:36:54 Man 40- 2 4 -
6 124 ÜMİTHAN KUKUL 03:46:58 Man 40- 3 6 Beylikdüzü Offroad Kamp ve Doğa Sporları Kulübü
8 130 GÜRKAN MERT MERCANOĞLU 03:55:39 Man 40- 4 8 -
10 114 FERİT KARDAŞ 04:13:45 Man 40- 5 10 kozan masterler
14 119 KAYA AYDIN ALPAY 04:35:48 Man 40- 6 14 -
22 129 MANSOUR NASERABADI 05:53:32 Man 40- 7 20 fitnis marathon
Trail Run 25K Man 40+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
5 136 FIRAT KARA 03:38:51 Man 40+ 1 5 RAIDLIGHT
9 116 BORIS FITZ 04:01:52 Man 40+ 2 9 Enjoy your run
11 110 MURAT ÇAĞLAYAN 04:22:59 Man 40+ 3 11 DERETEPE DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI KÜLÜBÜ
13 126 CEM DOĞAN 04:27:36 Man 40+ 4 13 bireysel
15 141 SÜLEYMAN ÇETİNER 04:40:59 Man 40+ 5 15 AVRASYA KOŞU GRUBU
16 109 SERDAR ÜLKER 04:46:31 Man 40+ 6 16 Aydos537
Trail Run 25K Man 50+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 132 KEMAL KUKUL 02:50:07 Man 50+ 1 1
3 103 MUSTAFA EKSERİ 03:23:18 Man 50+ 2 3 FERDİ- KAPADOKYA-AVANOS
7 105 JOHN YOUNG 03:46:59 Man 50+ 3 7 Wadi Bih
12 133 SILVIO BRAGGIOTTI 04:23:40 Man 50+ 4 12 İDADİK
17 123 HASAN ÖZER 04:52:23 Man 50+ 5 17 İTÜ
19 115 MECIT ÇELEBI 05:26:24 Man 50+ 6 18 Bireysel
20 139 MUSTAFA KILIÇARSLAN 05:46:44 Man 50+ 7 19 Kayseri Gençlik Hizmetleri Spor Kulübü
VK Genel Erkekler
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 326 WEN HSIAO CHIU 01:01:09 Man 40- 1 1 TaiwanRunner
2 325 GÜRKAN MERT MERCANOĞLU 01:12:58 Man 40- 2 2 -
3 317 CAN ARTAM 01:16:15 Man 40- 3 3 Ferdi
4 304 JOHN YOUNG 01:18:27 Man 50+ 1 4 Wadi Bih
5 334 ALTAY OZCAN 01:22:11 Man 40- 4 5 Macera Rehberi
6 331 FATIH DAMAR 01:24:08 Man 40+ 1 6 Erciyes A.Ş spor klübü
7 329 FIRAT KARA 01:28:20 Man 40+ 2 7 RAIDLIGHT
8 322 FEHMI ÇALIŞKAN 01:31:42 Man 40- 5 8 Patika doğa sporları VAN
9 302 ORHAN ALTURK 01:33:52 Man 40- 6 9 -
11 303 SÜLEYMAN ÇETİNER 01:37:46 Man 40+ 3 10 AVRASYA KOŞU GRUBU
12 301 SAVAŞ YÜREKLI 01:41:40 Man 40+ 4 11 Twilight Team
13 333 MUSTAFA KILIÇARSLAN 02:45:45 Man 50+ 2 12 Kayseri Gençlik Hizmetleri Spor Kulübü
VK Genel Kadınlar
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
10 307 ESİN ÇAVGA 01:34:45 Woman 40- 1 1 BİREYSEL
VK Woman 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
10 307 ESİN ÇAVGA 01:34:45 Woman 40- 1 1 BİREYSEL
VK Man 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 326 WEN HSIAO CHIU 01:01:09 Man 40- 1 1 TaiwanRunner
2 325 GÜRKAN MERT MERCANOĞLU 01:12:58 Man 40- 2 2 -
3 317 CAN ARTAM 01:16:15 Man 40- 3 3 Ferdi
5 334 ALTAY OZCAN 01:22:11 Man 40- 4 5 Macera Rehberi
8 322 FEHMI ÇALIŞKAN 01:31:42 Man 40- 5 8 Patika doğa sporları VAN
9 302 ORHAN ALTURK 01:33:52 Man 40- 6 9 -
VK Man 40+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
6 331 FATIH DAMAR 01:24:08 Man 40+ 1 6 Erciyes A.Ş spor klübü
7 329 FIRAT KARA 01:28:20 Man 40+ 2 7 RAIDLIGHT
11 303 SÜLEYMAN ÇETİNER 01:37:46 Man 40+ 3 10 AVRASYA KOŞU GRUBU
12 301 SAVAŞ YÜREKLI 01:41:40 Man 40+ 4 11 Twilight Team
VK Man 50+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
4 304 JOHN YOUNG 01:18:27 Man 50+ 1 4 Wadi Bih
13 333 MUSTAFA KILIÇARSLAN 02:45:45 Man 50+ 2 12 Kayseri Gençlik Hizmetleri Spor Kulübü
10K Genel Erkekler
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 219 ALİ ARSLAN 01:52:30 Man 50+ 1 1 KOZAN MASTERLER
2 220 HÜSEYIN ÇETIN 01:53:38 Man 40+ 1 2 Kozan Master
3 215 OSMAN UĞUR ALTUN 01:54:33 Man 40- 1 3 bireysel
4 208 SITKI GÖNEN 01:54:58 Man 50+ 2 4 AFŞİN ESHAB-I KEYF KOŞU GRUBU
5 211 FATIH DERTSIZ 01:57:09 Man 40- 2 5 Kozan masterler
6 202 ORHAN ALTURK 01:57:34 Man 40- 3 6 -
7 217 ARSLAN ÇEHRELIOĞLU 01:57:48 Man 40- 4 7 Bireysel
8 214 ULAS BAYRAKTAR 02:02:23 Man 40+ 2 8 TAC Masters
9 212 MUSTAFA ÖZTURK 02:09:40 Man 40- 5 9 Adidasrunnersistanbul
11 213 HALIL YORULMAZ 02:29:56 Man 50+ 3 10 ferdi
13 218 HARUN KOP 02:30:12 Man 50+ 4 11 Kozan masterler
10K Genel Kadınlar
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
10 216 ZEYNEP BALKAYA 02:29:11 Woman 40- 1 1 bireysel
12 221 NURDAN GÜL KARAKULAK 02:29:58 Woman 40- 2 2 erciyes a.ş spor kulübü
14 201 HAYRIYE OK 02:31:02 Woman 40- 3 3 Aydos537
10K Woman 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
10 216 ZEYNEP BALKAYA 02:29:11 Woman 40- 1 1 bireysel
12 221 NURDAN GÜL KARAKULAK 02:29:58 Woman 40- 2 2 erciyes a.ş spor kulübü
14 201 HAYRIYE OK 02:31:02 Woman 40- 3 3 Aydos537
10K Man 40-
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
3 215 OSMAN UĞUR ALTUN 01:54:33 Man 40- 1 3 bireysel
5 211 FATIH DERTSIZ 01:57:09 Man 40- 2 5 Kozan masterler
6 202 ORHAN ALTURK 01:57:34 Man 40- 3 6 -
7 217 ARSLAN ÇEHRELIOĞLU 01:57:48 Man 40- 4 7 Bireysel
9 212 MUSTAFA ÖZTURK 02:09:40 Man 40- 5 9 Adidasrunnersistanbul
10K Man 40+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
2 220 HÜSEYIN ÇETIN 01:53:38 Man 40+ 1 2 Kozan Master
8 214 ULAS BAYRAKTAR 02:02:23 Man 40+ 2 8 TAC Masters
10K Man 50+
Ranking Bib No Name Time Category Cat Ranking Gender Ranking Club
1 219 ALİ ARSLAN 01:52:30 Man 50+ 1 1 KOZAN MASTERLER
4 208 SITKI GÖNEN 01:54:58 Man 50+ 2 4 AFŞİN ESHAB-I KEYF KOŞU GRUBU
11 213 HALIL YORULMAZ 02:29:56 Man 50+ 3 10 ferdi
13 218 HARUN KOP 02:30:12 Man 50+ 4 11 Kozan masterler
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Vertical Kilometer
4.5km – 1000m

A vertical kilometer race having mostly rough rocky terrain and ending at 3350m elevation will take your breath!
  • 50 minutes time limit for the check point
  • %64 maximum- %23 average incline
  • Total 1000m elevation gain
Click here to see to see the map, track, elevation, rules and regulations.
60k

Erciyes Ultra Skytrail
64km- 3000m+

Are you ready to run with wild mustangs, all around the majestic Mt Erciyes, on a parkour which is set on mostly tough and rocky terrain.
  • 15 hours time limit
  • 5 checkpoints
  • 4 ITRA® & UTMB® Points
Click here to see to see the map, track, elevation, rules and regulations.
25k

Trail Run
24km- 1432m+

This trail goes around high plato's, runs higher than 2000mt. Occasionally, the trail runs over eroded lava rock surfaces.

  • 6.5 hours time limit
  • 1 checkpoint
  • 1 ITRA® & UTMB® Point
Click here to see to see the map, track, elevation, rules and regulations.
10k

Hacılar - Tekir
12k Trail

A trail run that takes places along the eastern hills of the Erciyes Volcano in Kayseri. The distance is about 12 km with an elavation loss of 830 m+
Click here to see to see the map, track, elevation, rules and regulations.

Watch the video from 2016 challenge


Practical Information

For accommodation in Erciyes, Kayseri we recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Erciyes Ultra Sky Trail participants.

  • We have secured 50 rooms for our participants.

               http://www.miradadellago.com/ main hotel.

In order to book your stay here, please contact front office manager SUREYYA PARLAK via sureyya.parlak@miradahotels.com.


  • If you will bring your tents you can use our camping ground free of charge which is 200 meters away from the race start point.

The climate datas are based on last 30 years of weather changes. 2200 meter - Erciyes Mountain Tekir Dam Lake

  • July is the driest month and avarage values;
    • Rain: 2mm
    • Daily max temperature: 22°C
    • Daily min temperature: 6°C
    • Highest temperature: 28°C
    • Lowest temperature: 1°C
    • Number of sunny days: 25,5
  • Avarage wind speed and number of days
    • >5 km/hour : 1,9 days
    • >12 km/hour : 16,9 days
    • >19 km/hour : 11,8 days
    • >28 km/hour : 0,4 days

Via Bus

Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Kayseri by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.
http://www.obilet.com/ you can check the journeys through the link.
6 complimentary shuttle service to and from bus station will be provided by the organization.

Via Car

If you are planning to reach Erciyes Ski Resort by car, the travel takes about 5 hours from Ankara and 11 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the routes are double highway.

Erciyes Ski Resort is near the city of Kayseri. It is 25 km away from the city centre. It is situated at Mount Erciyes, the highest mountain in Central Anatolia. The race start area will be Erciyes Ski Resort.
Coordinates:  38°32'34.45''N / 35°31'38.37''E

You may reach Cappadocia by Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR)airport. 6 complimentary shuttle service to and from airport will be provided by the organization for the flights mentioned below.
Please contact us for the details.

Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.

Although minor symptoms such as breathlessness may occur at altitudes of

1,500 metres (5,000 ft), AMS commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 ft). It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude sickness, as there are no specific factors that correlate with a susceptibility to altitude sickness. However, most people can ascend to 2,400 metres (8,000 ft) without difficulty.

People have different susceptibilities to altitude sickness; for some otherwise healthy people, acute altitude sickness can begin to appear at around 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level, such as at many mountain ski resorts, equivalent to a pressure of 80 kilopascals (0.79 atm). This is the most frequent type of altitude sickness encountered. Symptoms often manifest themselves six to ten hours after ascent and generally subside in one to two days, but they occasionally develop into the more serious conditions. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and sleep disturbance. Exertion aggravates the symptoms.

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude is optimal.

Local Information

For many centuries Kayseri has been an important hub on the silk road. In ancient times the city was famous for the fast horses bred in her stables. throughout history it took different names under different kingdoms, consecutively, Mazaka in Tabal kingdom period, Eusebia during Capadyoccian Kingdom, Caeseria in Roman period and Kayseri in under Turkih reigns of Karamanoglu, Selçuk and Ottoman Kingdoms.

If you would like to get a feel of some of this vast history these are the places to visit :

  • Talas, a photographers paradise with its unique architecture. (Click here to download PDF file)
  • Ağırnas, the hometown of the world famous Ottoman Master Architect Sinan (Click here to download PDF file)
  • The Hunat Bath house which is still actively serving as a Turkish Bath.
  • Church of Surp Krikor Lazarovic, which was first built in 1191 and has roman and Byzantine columns in it.

The kultepe archeological site situated in Sarımsaklı plain at the foothills of Mt. Erciyes is the home to the great city of Nesha which served the Hittites as a capital for a period. Within this site is the Karum of Kanesh which was a great merchant quarter that served as a distribution and administrative centre for the entire Assyrian colony network in Anatolia .It is the site of discovery of the earliest traces of the Hittite language, and the earliest attestation of any Indo-European language, dated to the 20th century BC. More than 300 words from this language are still being used in modern Turkish.

5th highest peak in Turkey with an altitude of 3916 mt

It is an old stratovolcano (layered volcano) It was depicted on coins from the city of Mazaka, with flames spewing out of its cone. One of Anatolia’s most important glaciers stretch on the north face. The mountain has a radius of 18 km and covers and area of 1100 km2.



The whole area is a very important site for birdlife and plant life. Erciyes can easily be called an ecological island with 1170 different species of plants living on it. 194 of these plants are endemic to Turkey and 10 of them are endemic only to Erciyes and are all named after the mountain.


 South of the mountain, the wetland Sultan Marches is Ramsar site for birdlife. Among 173 species which frequent the mountain and its surroundings are: crane, black stork, ruddy shelduck, lapwing, spurred lapwing, alpine accentor, golden oriole and others. squirrels, prairie dogs and hares accompany travellers over 3000 mt altitude. If you stop by at The Sarıgol Lake you may see mustangs bathing in the lake.

 

Tours

How about discovering Cappadocia with us? Before or after the race, the itineraries are giving us an opportunity to see different parts of Cappadocia.
Are you ready to be amazed of what nature and man made in Cappadocia?
Please click on the tabs for the tour details.
Cappadocia has three defining characteristics.

Thanks to the soft volcanic material, (tuff) and the erosion of millions of years by the wind and the rain, whole area looks like a fantastic, fairy-tale land.

Second is the increbidly rich historical background.
The first settlement in the area goes back to pre-historical ages. Pottery making is known to be an ancient art since Hittite times (1800 BC) in this area and is continued in the ancient traditional ways. But the most prominent historical characteristic of the region is from the early Christian period. 
The last but not the least is the rich cultural traditions that continue to live in the area among villagers despite the great amount of tourism going on. You can easily see villagers riding their horse carts to their vineyards or tending their orchards in the old traditional ways.

 

DAY 1: Soğanlı- Kaymaklı
Start from the airport

Meet at the airport and drive to Soğanlı valley to get beautiful corner of Cappadocia; Soğanlı valley. Soğanlı valley which is not a much visited site will give an idea you about the typical Turkish village life. Christian monasteries located on the skirts of hills are unique for their wall paintings amongst all Cappadocia churches. Driving by the table-top volcanic mountains we get to the town Mustafapasa (old Sinasos) an ancient Greek town with its spectacular houses very fine example of the late ethnic settlements and architecture. Lunch is in a restored village house with traditional Turkish hospitality. In the afternoon Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the wonders of Cappadocia. Settlement was dug as deep as of 5 layers below ground level and used for hiding for centuries.


DAY 2 : Highlights of Cappadocia  
(Optional Hot-air Balloon in the morning.)
Second day is exploring the well-known sites of region. Looking at the rock formations in Devrent valley is like looking at the clouds. They seem the take the shape of whatever you imagine about them. Zelve Open Air Museum gives idea about the way of living in the rock dwellings. It is great fun to pass dark rock-cut stairs from one valley to another. Pasabag is one of the most beautiful corners of the region with hermitages hollowed out volcanic tufa.

Lunch is in a local restaurant in the town of Avanos which is a pottery producing centre since the ancient times. Open-Air museum of Goreme which was a very important monastic settlement in the early Christian ages has number of churches hollowed out rocks and painted with wall paintings. We continue our tour with Esentepe near Uchisar to get a panoramic view of all Goreme Valley. We finish our tour with a short break in Pigeon valley. We will be transferred to Erciyes Ski Resort.



Hot Air Ballooning: This trip entails a pre-dawn start. Despite this, it is the experience of a lifetime! Watch the sun rise over Mt Erciyes and the canyons and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia will light up beneath you as the light suffuses this unbelievable landscape. The excursion is ended with a champagne breakfast!

Price

  • 290 € per person for 2 pax.
  • 230 € per person for 3 pax.
  • 190 € per person for 4 pax. or more

Prices include lunches, guide and  transfers.
Alcoholic and soft drinks which are available at hotels or restaurants and all entrance fees to historical sites and museums are excluded. Please contact us for more information.

The tour, which will be taken to witness the historical and natural legacy in Kayseri city and around mighty Erciyes Volcano.

1. Day: Kayseri City Tour
In the morning we are meeting at Kayseri airport and starting our tour.
First visit will be Kültepe where the first settlement refers to the Bronza Age(3000-2000 B.C.), was called ‘Karum’ by Assyrians who established large trade colonies in the oldest trade center of Anatolia. After the visit our aim is to see some foundations found in the excavations, to Gevher Nesibe Hatun Madrasah and Hospital used as a museum now. A fine example of a 13th century Seljukian work of art which was also one of the earliest medical centers. We will continue our tour in the center with Grand Mosque and Roman citadel. After having our lunch in a local restaurant with local delicacies we will head for Sultan Marsh to our pension just next to the marsh.

2. Day: Sultan Marsh & Bird Watching
Sultan Marsh is one of the most beautiful and important wetlands in Turkey. Around 250 bird species with high numbers of bird communities during the migration and 21 mammal species are present. We can spend one night there and early in the morning we can use boats in the marsh to find out many birds and if we are lucky we can point some wolves out.
After we come back to our pension we can have lunch and rest a little there.  We will also enjoy some short trekking around the marsh to see more birds.
Optional jeep drive is possible. Dinner and overnight in Sultan Marsh.
In the afternoon we will drive towards Erciyes to ski resort.

Price

  • 320 € per person for 2 pax.
  • 260 € per person for 3 pax.
  • 230 € per person for 4 pax. or more
  • Optional jeep safari is 180 euros per jeep. Each jeeps is for max 5 people.

Prices include all meals, guide, transfers and accommodation.
Alcoholic and soft drinks which are available at hotels or restaurants and all entrance fees to historical sites and museums are excluded. Please contact us for more information.

The tour is a chance to explore the central part of Turkey known as Cappadocia. The area is unique with volcanic formation in the world. You will explore fairy chimneys, deep valleys, rock-cut churches with wall paintings, underground cities, rock dwellings and traditional life and cuisine of Turkey.

DAY 1 Highlights of Cappadocia
First day tour is the good way of starting to explore Cappadocia’s nature and history. After meeting at the airport we will be transferred to Cappadocia. Looking at the rock formations in Devrent valley is like looking at the clouds. They seem the take the shape of whatever imagine about them. Zelve Open Air Museum gives idea about the way of living in the rock dwellings. It is great fun to pass dark rock-cut stairs from one valley to another. Paşabag is one of the most beautiful corners of the region with hermitages hollowed out volcanic tufa. Lunch is in a local restaurant in the town of Avanos which is a pottery producing centre since the ancient times. Open-Air museum of Göreme which was a big monastic settlement in the early Christian ages has number of churches hollowed out rocks and painted with wall paintings.
We continue our tour with Esentepe near Uçhisar to get a panoramic view of all Göreme valley. We finish our tour with a short break in Pigeon valley

DAY 2 (Optional Hot-air Balloon in the morning.) Soğanlı- Pigeon Valley
We start with the town Mustafapaşa (old Sinasos) an ancient Greek speaking people’s town with its spectacular houses: very fine examples of late ethnic settlements and architecture. Driving by the table-top volcanic mountains we get to beautiful corner of Cappadocia; Soğanlı valley. Soğanlı valley which is not a much visited site will give an idea you about the typical Turkish village life combined with christian monasteries on the skirts of hills. Lunch is in a restored village house with traditional Turkish hospitality. In the afternoon we have a short walk in Pigeon valley. We will start to walk downhill from Uchisar to Göreme.

DAY 3 Kaymaklı-Güzelyurt-Ihlara
We have a long day today, first is Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the wonders of Cappadocia. Settlement was dug as deep as of 5 layers below ground level and used for hiding for centuries. Then we have 1 hour drive to get Güzelyurt town which will take you to past with its quite, traditional, nostalgic atmosphere. Güzelyurt with the old name Karballa is all surrounded with interesting natural formations, green valleys, orthodox churches. One of them which is used as a mosque today, is one of the earliest masonry built churches of Central Anatolia. After being guest to a Turkish family’s house for lunch we head on to Ihlara for an hour walk at the bottom of the valley by Melendiz river. We will also see some local type painted churches in Ihlara.
After the nice walk in the hearth of nature tour finishes with a transfer to Erciyes Ski Resort.

Price

  • 390 € per person for 2 pax.
  • 245 € per person for 3 pax.
  • 260 € per person for 4 pax. or more

Prices include lunches, guide and transfers.
Alcoholic and soft drinks which are available at hotels or restaurants and all entrance fees to historical sites and museums are excluded. Please contact us for more information.

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Şube: GÖREME Branch
Account Owner Sahibi: Yerdeniz Seyahat Acentası Tur. Tic. Ltd. Sti.
IBAN: TR28 0013 4000 0016 3912 0000 04
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