Turkey: World Nomad Games
Availability: 16 places
Set against a backdrop of mythical landscapes we’ll journey into the Anatolian heartlands of Turkey, on an adventure that coincides with the 4th World Nomad Games. A unique cultural event held every two years, the Games provide a fitting climax to what promises to be an unforgettable odyssey into the golden lands of King Midas.
Beginning amongst the magical creations of Cappadocia, we’ll travel through the UNESCO landscapes of Göreme and the Soganli Valley, before crossing the plains of Konya for the great caravanserai of Sultanhani. We’ll then visit the tombs of Mevlana and Atatürk and explore the stunning Museum of Anatolian Civilisations in Ankara. The spectacular Tomb of King Midas then provides the prelude to two full days spent enjoying the colour of the World Nomad Games in Iznik, where eagle hunting, archery and goat polo provide a sporting spectacle like no other. Finishing amongst the breath-taking cultural highlights of Istanbul, our journey ends in the city that was once the greatest on earth, laying at the heart of the great empires of Rome, Byzantine and the Ottomans.
Please note the dates for the games are yet to be confirmed and may move. Please contact the office for more information.
DAY 1: TOUR STARTS IN CAPPADOCIA
DAY 2: IN & AROUND CAPPADOCIA
DAY 3: CAPPADOCIA - SOGANLI VALLEY - CAPPADOCIA
DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA - KONYA - ANKARA
DAY 5: IN & AROUND ANKARA
DAY 6: ANKARA - GORDION - IZNIK
DAY 7: IZNIK - WORLD NOMAD GAMES
DAY 8: IZNIK - WORLD NOMAD GAMES
DAY 9: IZNIK - ISTANBUL
DAY 10: IN & AROUND ISTANBUL
DAY 11: TOUR ENDS IN ISTANBUL