The TWO NEMRUTS: Pagan gods and Crater Lake, Tigranakert, Van (5 days)
5 days, 4 nights
Antiochus, the king of Commagene in Upper Mesopotamia was the descendant of Alexander the Great on one side and Darius I one the other. His dream was to unite peoples and cultures of West and East. In a pantheon on Mount Nemrut for Zeus-Oromasdes, Tyche-Fortuna-Anahit, Heracles-Vahagn-Ares, Apollo-Mihr-Hermes he included his name and his huge statue for the admiration of future generations. There is an old volcano on the way to Van from Mush, it hosts an amazing crater lake also called Nemrut. The legend has it that King Nimrod's rock-cut throne was here. And of course the tour route includes Akhtamar Island, and towns of Tigranakert, Van, Bayazet, Ani and Kars.
Tour cost includesa) Quality hotel accommodations 3* and 4*,b) Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles (van, minibus, bus)c) Local tasty meals - half board (breakfast and late lunch),d) Entrance fees to cultural and historical monuments (including ferry boat to Akhtamar Island),e) Travel Insurance,f) Professional services of a multi-lingual Tour Guide who accompanies the group.
HotelsMushNemrutVan or TatvanBayazet or Kars