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SELF DRIVE Tour of Anatolian Highlands

Cappadocia to Antalya

Starting in Cappadocia and ending in Antalya, this 8 day tour offers travelers with a mix of rarely visited central Anatolian sites and popular destinations.


June through October


8 Days, 7 Nights


7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch Packs, 1 dinner


Aprox 1034 km of total driving


Arrival: Kayseri or Nevşehir
Departure: Antalya

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What to expect


Drive Goreme to Aladaglar via Kaymakli and Soganli Village. (D)

The tour starts in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most spectacular and most visited areas; from the town of Goreme, you will pick up your rental car, GPS, tripbook, telephone, etc. You’ll then set off on your journey, first stopping at the underground city of Kaymakli and continuing to Soganli, home to multiple rock carved churches. Then, a 1.5 hour drive will take you to the beautiful Taurus Mountains where you will be staying for the night. Get there just before sunset to see the magnificent peaks turn crimson.
Overnight stay at Aladaglar Bungalow and Camping

Driving Distance: 150 km 


HIKE Sokulupinari to Emli Vadisi (15 km). (B, L, D)

Get ready for an active day. After a nice leisurely breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Sokulupinar, a popular camp area and the starting point of your hike. Today’s walk will make you feel like the world’s luckiest shepherd; you’ll go from pasture to pasture on well-defined paths with some of the most stunning mountain views imaginable. Once you arrive at your destination, another transfer will take you back for a well-deserved dinner and some relaxation.
Overnight stay at Aladaglar Bungalow and Camping


DRIVE Aladaglar to Konya via Gumusler Monastery, Lake Meke, and Catalhoyuk. (B, D)

Day 3 of the tour will keep you busy with a full day of sightseeing. First you’ll head to Gumusler Monastery to see the wonderful frescos and Byzantine Period architecture. Drive for another 150 km before arriving at Lake Meke; set some time aside for a 5km walk around the otherworldly landscape of the lake. Next stop is Catalhoyuk, a very archeologically important site dating back 9000 years. The day ends in mystical Konya where you’ll be staying for the night.
Overnight stay at Konya Hich Hotel

Driving Distance: 330 km 


DRIVE Konya to Lake Egirdir via Beysehir and Psidia Antioch. (B, D)

Start the day with a visit to the Mevlana Museum. Leaving Konya, your first stop is Beysehir; this lakeside town is home to one of the most beautiful and interestingly crafted mosques in Turkey. Heading towards Yalvac, you’ll stop by Eflatun Pinari, a Hittite period monumental fountain. Traveling even further back in time, visit the ancient Psidian city of Antioch before arriving at picturesque Lake Egirdir where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight stay at Fulya Pension Egirdir

Driving Distance: 260 km


DRIVE Egirdir to Adada. WALK Adada to Sagrak Koyu (4 km). (B, L, D)

This morning, after a nice swim and some relaxing by the lake, you’ll drive to Adada, an ancient city. Take lots of time to explore the ruins before starting your 4 km walk. This hike follows one of the most impressive and best preserved stone-paved Roman roads in Turkey. Starting from the ruins and ending in a nearby village, todays walk is full of history and dramatic canyon views. Tonight you will have a home-cooked dinner and stay in a village house, the accommodation is very basic, but a good opportunity to experience what life is like in Turkish villages.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sagrak Village

Driving Distance: 46 km 


DRIVE Sagrak to Kovada. HIKE Kovada (6 km). DRIVE to Sagalassos. (B, D)

Today’s program will have you visiting another one of the region’s picturesque lakes. A quick drive takes you to Lake Kovada, also a national park, where you can check out the tiny museum’s displays before strapping on your hiking boots yet again. Today’s walk on takes you on an easy-to-follow path up to a hilltop overlooking the lake. Be ready to take lots of pictures! After exploring Lake Kovada, you’ll drive to Sagalassos, another impressive ancient city; explore the ruins before spending the night.
Overnight stay in Sagalassos Lodge and Spa 

Driving Distance: 103 km 


DRIVE Sagalassos to Antalya via Termessos. (B)

After a nice big breakfast at your hotel, you’ll head to Termessos National Park and ancient settlement. A 2.5 km walk on one of the park trails will take you through the ruins and give you the chance to experience the beautiful natural setting of the park as well. After that you’ll drive to Antalya. Tonight you’ll be staying at a hotel located within the old castle walls. Take a sunset walk or just relax for the evening.
Overnight stay at Puding Hotels, Antalya 

Driving Distance: 145 km


OPTIONAL VISIT to Antalya Museum and Perge. Transfer to Antalya Airport.

Depending on your departure flight, you may visit some of the nearby sites like Old Town of Antalya, Antalya Archaeology Museum, Perge ancient city or just relax at the Konyaalaltı Beach. 

NOTE: This tour can be combined with our self drive tour from Antalya to Dalyan or with the 4 Day Eastern Lycia walking program. 


Got some more time? Extend your tour to include another diverse and exciting region.

Booking Details

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  • Car Rental

    8 day car rental with unlimited mileage and basic insurances (theft protection and collision waiver damage). 

  • All Transport

    All transport during the walking program. 

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch Packs, 6 Dinners

  • Accommodation

    6 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels, 1 night at a village house. 

  • Equipment

    We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a prepaid Turkish phone, and a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program with lots of pictures and relevant information.


  • Lunches and Dinners not listed above

  • Drinks at hotels or restaurants

  • Personal expenses

  • Flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

Per Person Prices

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