7 DAYS TOUR

CAPPADOCIA PHOTO TOURS

KAYSERİ WILD YILKI HORSES – SULTAN SAZLIĞI NATIONAL PARK – CAPPADOCIA – SALT LAKE – KYRGYZ MARQUEES
PHOTOGRAPHY – DISCOVER & GOURMET TOUR

5 DAYS

What do you think about photographing the majesty of almost 300 Yılkı horses in the middle of the Anatolia like a piece of films or documentaries?
Are you ready to watch and photograph the great scenes of the WINTER SLEEP film which is Nuri Bilge CEYLAN’s Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival?
Anadolu’ya Yolculuk, organizing YILKI HORSES PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP under the leadership of Nuri Çorbacıoğlu, who AFIAP award-winning photographer.
On the white snows on winter, between the waters on spring, in a huge dust cloud non the summer…
We will also visit Kyrgyz Marquees in Yozgat Yenifakılı district which is like hundred years ago Central Asia Tradition! The magical eternity and powerful reflections of the Salt Lake with a horseman or with a model.
A visual feast and atmosphere you cannot even imagine!
This organization is organized by Nuri Çorbacıoğlu in cooperation Middle Earth Travel which licensed by TURSAB A group, firm number 3242.
LESS SLEEP, MORE PHOTOS, MORE FOODS!

DAY 1

– Meeting at the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (on afternoon)
– Accommodation at the hotel
– A special breakfast of Turkish Cuisine (In the Hürmetçi Village)
– Photographing the Yılki Horses in their natural environment at sunset in the Hürmetçi Village (more than 300 Yılkı Horses)
– Transition to Kayseri
– Dinner (Local tastes from Kayseri Cuisine, Çemen’s Restaurant)
– Accommodation (Nov Hotel Kayseri)

DAY 2

– Breakfast at the hotel
– Transition to Sultan Sazlığı for sunrise (1 hour away from Kayseri)
– Photographing horses, local life and marshes
– Transition to Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls (1,5 hours away)
– Photo shooting with the waterfalls
– Lunch (Delicious fresh fish from waterfalls)
– Transition to other side of Sultan Sazlığı for sunset
– Photographing sunset with Erciyes Mountain and the marshes on the background
– Return to Kayseri
– Dinner in Bereket Develi Cıvıklısı (A special Kayseri cuisine)
– Return to hotel

DAY 3

– Breakfast at the hotel and check out
– Transition to Cappadocia (1 hour away from Kayseri)
– Check in to new hotel and a little rest (Cappadocia Cave Suits)
– A little trip around the district (Ürgüp, Göreme and Avanos)
– Lunch (Aravan Evi Restaurant – Special Pottery Meals of Cappadocia)
– Continue to trip of district
– Photographing Cappadocia views with camels as model
– Dinner (Dayının Yeri Restaurant – Special meat of Turkish cuisine)
– Return to hotel
– As an option, star exposure with fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

DAY 4

– Photographing the balloons, horses and horseman in different places at the sunrise in Cappadocia, Swords Valley and Love Valley
– Breakfast at the hotel
– A little rest time
– Transition to Kırgız Village
– Lunch with special Kirgiz Cuisine in the tent (Special Cuisine of Central Asia)
– Photographing Kirgiz Village and the local cultural life of people
– Photographing horses and horseman with cultural clothes in front of the marquees
– Transition to Cappadocia
– Special Turkish entertainment (with music, dance etc. mixed Turkish cuisine)
– Accommodation
– As an option; with participants who wanna make some star exposure, we can do at that night. Not obligatory.

DAY 5

– Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise
– Breakfast at the hotel
– A little rest time
– Transition to Salt Lake (About two hours)
– Lunch in a restaurant in Aksaray (Special Turkish Steak)
– Photographing horses or other special subjects like ballerina or model on the lake with their reflections at the sunset (3-4 horses)
– Dinner in a way station (Free to choose from the menu)
– Return to Cappadocia
– Back to the hotel
– Star exposure workshop at the best points of Cappadocia if desired.

DAY 6

– Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise if desired.
– Breakfast at the hotel
– Continue to the district trip with Ihlara Valley, Kızılçukur Valley and underground cities
– Lunch (Special Cuisine of Cappadocia, Kebap)
– Transition to the real pottery workshops
– Panaromic photo shootings at the sunset
– Dinner (Kadıneli Special Turkish Cuisine)
– Back to the hotel

DAY 7

– Photographing sunrise with landscapes if desired.
– Breakfast at the hotel and check out from hotel
– Transition to some horse farms in Cappadocia, to shoot some horse portraits
– Transition to Kayseri
– Lunch with Kayseri cuisine (Altınsaray Pöç, a special meat recipe)
– Transition to Hürmetçi Village Yılkı Horses
– Photographing 300 Yılkı Horses at the sunset
– Departure from Kayseri Airport (after 8.00PM)

Note: Depending on the weather, the program’s daytime and locally convenient suitability could change but our main purpose is taking the best photos ever!

– A guide and a translator will be with us for entire tour.
– The accommodations will be in boutique hotels.
– Meals will choose from special flavors and cuisine of every city and services will be provided from the most famous restaurants in the city.

During this tour, as a photography tour you will have the best photographical locations with the consulting of our professional photographer Nuri Çorbacıoğlu, as a expedition tour you will see the best points, rarely known places of the cities with our guide and lastly as a gourmet tour, you will have the best cuisine of the places, you won’t turn back until you taste every special food!

** The workshop fee does not include airline tickets.

Services Included to the Tuition:

Photo consulting
4 nights’ accommodation,
5 morning breakfast,
5 lunches,
5 evening meals,
All soft drinks in meals,
All transfers,
Tips for the horsemen and all other tips

Services Do not Included to the Tuition:

Flight tickets
Hotel extras
Personal expenses
Alcohols
Entrance to the museums

IMPORTANT NOTES:

– If we book the hotel that you want (Cappadocia Cave Suites) the price will be higher than that, for three days accommodation it will rise about 250 Euro.
– Balloon flights is not included to this tour’s prices, it generally includes to our plus type packages. If you want to include it to the tour, the price will rise about 150-200 Euros. Because the balloon tickets prices does not in a regular base.
– The Pamukkale is 10 hours away from Cappadocia. So it is hard to add it to the program.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS:

• Nuri Çorbacıoğlu Journey to Anatolia Photo Tours have the right of change the program content according to weather conditions, road conditions and unintentional adverse situations.
• In case of the tour cannot fill the minimum quota, the tour will be canceled, the participants will be informed about the cancel and the attendance fee will be pay back.
• Hotels could change because of the sessions or different reasons. But the quality of the hotels and services always will be standard.

CANCELLATION AND RETURN CONDITIONS:

• In the event that the traveler puts up a termination notice due to the compulsory conditions 30 days before the tour starts, we shall refund to the traveler the amount of the tour charges after deduction of the amount pertaining to expenses, compulsory taxes, duties and similar legal obligations and non-refundable documented payments to the third parties.
• 50% of the tour package fee will be refunded for cancellations made 30 days or less, If the cancellation is made 7 days or less before the tour date, the entire package fee will not be refunded. Travel insurance cancellation conditions apply.

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT:

• Camera
• Tripod
• Wide Angle, Mid-Zoom and Telephoto Lenses
• Memory card
• Weather-appropriate clothing. (Polar for star posing hours)
• Walking shoes and comfortable trousers to protect the ankle.

*All photographs in this document taken by AFIAP, Nuri ÇORBACIOĞLU