Frontier Formalities, Passport and Visas: Nationals of the following countries can enter Turkey with a valid passport; a visa is required: Up to 3 Months Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Morocco, Fiji, Finland, France, Granada, Iran, Switzerland, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Canada, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Norway, Oman, St. Lucia, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Trinidad, Tobago, Tunisia, Vatican City, New Zealand, Greece, Ecuador, Sweden, Israel, South Korea, Uruguay. Up to 2 Months The Republic of Croatia, The Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rumania, Macedonia, Indonesia. Up to 1 Month Bolivia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, The Republic of South Africa. For the countries mentioned above and Bulgaria, a transit visa is not required. Nationals of the following countries require a visa: U.S.A., Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Portugal can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 3 Months). Azerbaijan, White Russia, Armenia, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tadzhikistan Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Taiwan can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 1 Month). Nationals of Guatemala can obtain a visa for up to 15 days at border gates. Nationals of Jordan, up to 30 days. Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate.
Note: Citizens of Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, and Greece may enter Turkey with the proper identity cards in lieu of a passport.
Climb to Mt. Ararat Turkey Expeditions (5 Days - 4 Nights Tours)
DAY 1 - MEET at VAN or DOGUBAYAZIT: Wellcome to eastern Turkey. We meet with you or your group at airport in Van, or transfer you from hotel in Van city. Drive to Dogubayazit. Arrive your hotel in Dogubeyazit 3* and given informations about your trip - procedures etc. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2 - DOGUBAYAZIT / CLIMB to Mt. ARARAT: After breakfast we continue our program and driving to Eli Village by truck. Departure to the base camp Yesil Yayla (3200 m). Transportation of equipments by pack animals. Overnight at the camp. (Included your breakfast - Lunch and dinner)
DAY 3 - REACHING to Mt. AGRI (ARARAT): Today's program will be have continue to Climb to the second camp (4200 m) transportation of equipment by pack animals. We will overnight at the camp. We are now a step away from the summit. We have a big day tomorrow. Overnight. (Included your breakfast - Lunch and dinner)
DAY 4 - Mt. AGRI (ARARAT) / SUMMIT: A BIG day Today.. we continue to Climb to the summit (5137 m) on our way. Upon summit get a foto Safari break time and celebration follows return to the base camp 4200 meter back. Transportation of equipment by pack animals and overnight at our Camp. (Included your breakfast - Lunch and dinner)
DAY 5 - RETURN to DOGUBAYAZIT - VAN: We continue to back. Drive to Dogubayazit, follows visit to Ishak Pasha Palace and your transfer to Van city at your hotel, Van Bus station or Van airport. End of tour. (B)
Applications: A rule that for foreigner participants all applications must be filled and apply us minimum 3 months ago. We will get your Climbing permitts/ Visa from Ankara (Turkish authorities). Please contact us to get your application form. Additional Info: We can provide extra days, Pre-post tours, Hotel bookings in any city in Turkey before your climb program (down) places (from / to) Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale -Antalya (beach resorts days) and Cappadocia highlights.
BB stays at hotels in Van and Dogubeyazit, fullyboard meals during climb and trekking days, animals, camping equipments,Tents, Guide service included in the price.
Transfers from Van airport to Dogubeyazit (2 hrs) transfer fee each way 135.00EU + Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul-Van-Istanbul however can be arrange tickets by us + Hotels stays in Istanbul, Cappadocia or other cities pre-post etc + Tips to guide or drivers
Summer Season: April to October
4 - 6 Pax
8 - 12 Pax
14 - 16 Pax
18 - 22 Pax
Tour Dates:Climb to Ararat (Turkey side) tour can be arrange any dates between June to - 15th September periods year around.
Did you know that Anatolia played a crucial role in the organization and spread of Christianity. The religious councils, which are integral to Christianity, were all convened in Anatolia. -Nicaea Council (325 AC) -First Constantinople Council (381 AC) -Ephesos Council (431 AC) -Chalcedon Council (451 AC) -Second Constantinople Council (553 AC) -Third Constantinople Council ( 680-681 AC) -Second Nicae Council (787 AC) -Fourth Constantinople Council ( 869-870 AC)
Back in the office we just want to tell you we had a wonderfull stay in Istanbul thanks to your care.
We enjoyed our stay and had a wonderfull time.
Best regards and thanks again for everything.
Tine Aerts / Amsterdam