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Highland Jeep Safari: Explore Mt. Samanli Nomad Villages

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Traveling Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 19 May 06:30 - 20:00

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Combination of roads: Off-road / earth road / gravel road / ~70km / Visit of 4 vast highlands located at the borders of Kocaeli, Sakarya & Bursa / LandRover Defenders / Protected content in a jeep / 5 jeeps in total/1 open top, 4 closed. / Possibility of stop overs wherever we want / All day experience, time is up to us, many natural highlights on the way / BBQ picnic lunch on the vast scenic highlands underneath giant trees, around a camp fire / a specially built jeep safari action arena to experience the most exciting moments of jeep safari for those who will particularly seek action ;)

Discover the most beautiful and remote parts of Samanlı & Kungul Mountains and enjoy scenic spectacles that you can discover only on this special route that will last for 7 hours! We, as Istanbul Trekking & Hiking Group are the ones who initiated to establish such a tour in this area a few years back for the first time, indeed…;), this is a true story..imagine the rest :)) Later on it became a regular tour that the locals continued organizing.

We will explore two awesome caves' natural passages. An interesting surprise will be waiting for us in one of them. We will walk in scenic pathways of the woods, wash our face with chilly, clean waters of natural springs, witness to beautiful waterfalls and serene lagoons. We will take refreshing walks in the greenest forests, witness to a birth place of a stream on a mountain top, see very interesting fiona including millions of tiny Spring flowers unique to the area. We will take pictures of breathtaking scenery from heights of mountains, visit high plateaus, see where 'nomad' villagers live in the summer time, and enjoy the trees all the way with their millions of colors changing from brown to dark or yellowish tones of green.

Join us for some real good time in nature as we greet the lovely Spring. Join us for friendship, laughter and to stay out of the ordinary.

Notes: There will be shakes caused by off-road driving. There will be 2 hours of hiking in nomad villages, very interesting scenery for photography. Please note that the time we spend in nature is 7 hours. It will be a long but an amazingly lovely day out :) Nature lovers will enjoy the fresh air, glorious mountains, amazing Spring landscapes, green highlands and clear streams during the day.

What is included in this program?
* Brakfast
* Late lunch~early dinner. BBQ picnic on the highlands. Meatballs+Spicy Turkish sausage/w grilled veggies Protected content of wine + more
• 2 Way Transportation (2 hours of drive from Istanbul)
•TURSAB Travel insurance
• All jeep rentals & guides on each jeep
• Mandotary TURSAB guide