Our trip will start when you arrive to Van airport.Ishak Pasha Palace near Mt Ararat
First we will have a boat trip to Akdamar Island and will visit Church of the Holy Cross, which was built by Armenians in the tenth century. Then we will back to Van for having lunch and then will visit ancient Urartian Castle. From this place we will get good view of Van Lake.
After visiting Van we will drive to Dogubayazit. On the way we will stop to see Muradiye waterfall, take few photos and drink tea.
Afterwards arrive to Dogubayazit dinner and overnight at hotel.
In the morning we will visit Ishak Pasha Palace one of the most important palaces in Ottoman history. About 200 meters from Ishak Pasha we have next Urartian Castle and 2 mosque from Ottoman time.We back to town for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit city centre and bazaar. We also can go to Turkish bath (hamam).
Overnight in Dogubayazit.
We drive to Noah’s Ark National Park which is located 10 km. from Mount Ararat. We will spend 1 hour for take photos and visit Noah’s Ark Museum. Then we will go to Meteor Crater. It’s the second largest meteor crater in the world after the largest one located in Alaska. Meteor Crater is 60 meters deep and 35 meters across.On the way of crater we also can visit Iranian border, which is only 4 km far from the Crater.We will have lunch in town and then drive to Kars. On the way we will stop to visit Armenian
Villages and Nomad Villages.
Overnight in Kars.
First we will visit city centre, then – Kars Castle (12th-century Seljuk fortress) and Kumbet Camii, which was originally built as a Church of Apostles in the 10th century.Afterwards we visit the ruins of Ani – ancient Capital City of Armenian Kingdom. You will see its impressive fortified walls still encircling the ruins of numerous churches, mosques and caravan serays.
Overnight in Kars End of Tour.