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Bald-IbisIn 2012 we had our first birding tour to this fascinating country. We all loved this experience, not only because of the birds, but also because of the many pleasant and interesting aspects of this country. Beautiful scenery, superb food and lovely people. In this new 'recce' trip we will visit the south of Turkey, travelling from the southeastern part of the country in a westerly direction. We have chosen this area because of the high density of different habitats caused by the influence of oriental and African elements. The Hakkari-Van plateaus, where we start this tour, exhibits the influence of Asiatic flora and fauna. Here we can find birds such as the Red-wattled Lapwing, Mongolian Finch and Grey necked Bunting, also the Cream-coloured Courser and Little Swift. With this extremely high diversity of habitats, Turkey is considered by many to be the best country for birds and birding in Europe..Bearded-Tit
Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required. Our tour starts at Van, a city in the southeast of Turkey, surrounded by beautiful Lakes and mountains. From there we travel westwards for a couple of days visiting a good variety of habitats. We will pass Birecik where we hope to see the Bald Ibis, then  moving on to Gaziantep.  From Adana we will visit the Cukurova Delta with its many lagoons and finally we will spend time at the Goksu Delta, which is a complex of habitats, with long sand dunes, a freshwater lake, brackish lagoons and agricultural fields of a Subtropical nature. The whole tour promises to give us a real variety of habitats and birds. We hope you can join us!
All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive!

Turkey Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    10th - 20st of June 2019
  • Price
    € 3.795 p.p.
    € 500 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    20% of our Tour price
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, full-time guiding, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International and domestic flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour-party
    Minimum 6, maximum 10 fellow travellers
  • Your flight planning
    The tour starts in Van at 12h00 (mid-day) on the 10th of June. The tour ends at Adana on the 20st of June at 16h00. Both cities have regular flights with the Major Turkish cities. A flight ticket from Istanbul - Van and Adana - Istanbul will cost around € 290.

Turkey Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Tamara Hotel - Arrival at Van – Ercek Lake, Bendimahi marshes
  • Day 2 - Tamara Hotel - Caldiran plain, foothills of Mount Tendurek and Mount Ararat, Ishakpasa palace
  • Day 3 - Kardelen Hotel - Sodaligol, northwest coasts of Van Lake – Tatvan
  • Day 4 - SV Business Hotel - Nemrut Crater Lake and travel to Diyarbakir, short stops on River Tigris
  • Day 5 - Arte Hotel - Mount Nemrut (komagene) and surroundings of Ataturk dam
  • Day 6 - Tilmen Hotel - Kizilkuyu, Birecik wadi, Bald ibis station, Pistachio gardens, gravel pits – Gaziantep
  • Day 7 - Adana Plaza Hotel - Isikli and Durnalik on the way to Adana stop for at Kirmitli bird paradise – Adana
  • Day 8 - Adana Plaza Hotel - Tuzla and Akyatan Lake
  • Day 9 - Zeus Hotel - Yumurtalik lagoons later Lamos valley
  • Day 10 - Zeus Hotel - A full day at the Goksu Delta
  • Day 11 - Goksu Delta - In the afternoon transfer to Adana to catch flight back home