Bird Watching Tour
Bird Watching Tours Day 01
Arrive Istanbul. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Bird Watching Tours Day 02
We will visit Camlica Hill early in the morning where we will also have breakfast. Than we will drive to Bursa, which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. We will see the Green Tomb, Green Mosque and Silk Market in Bursa. Overnight in Bandirma. (B.L.D.)
Bird Watching Tours Day 03
We will start the day early for the Manyas (Bird's Heaven) and explore all day.
Overnight in Bandirma. (B.Picnic Lunch D. )
Bird Watching Tours Day 04
After breakfast we will visit Manyas (Bird's Heaven) again. Than we will drive to Izmir via Pergamom where the first sanitarium was built in the name of Aeschlepios (The God of Health ) and where the second largest library of that time, after the Alexandria library, was in public service (Also the steepest theatre in Anatolia ) Overnight in Izmir.(B.L.D. )
Bird Watching Tours Day 05
Before breakfast, we will visit Camalti Saltpan then go back to the hotel for breakfast. After a short sightseeing tour of Izmir, we will return to Camalti Saltpan again. Overnight in Izmir. ( B.L.D. )
Bird Watching Tours Day 06
In the morning, we will drive to Kusadasi, via Ephesus and the house of Virgin Mary. We visit the remains of the Greco-Roman city of Ephesus with it's temples, Agoras, houses and the theatre where the riot against St. Paul started. Also see the Basilica of St. John. Overnight in Kusadasi. ( B.L.D. )
Bird Watching Tours Day 07
Before breakfast we will visit Great Menderes Delta. In the afternoon we will fly from Izmir to Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B.Picnic Lunch D.)
Bird Watching Tours Day 08
Today, after breakfast, we will have a half day city tour and visit the Blue Mosque,the Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia.In the afternoon we will do a boat cruise on the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia. In the evning, a farewell diner with the belly dancing show. At night you will be taken to an exclusive Turkish night club where you will taste famous Turkish cuisine and see an oriental show with belly dancers, singers and folklore groups from various regions of Anatolia..Overnight in Istanbul, (B.L.D,)
Bird Watching Tours Day 09
After the breakfast tour end. Transfer to Airport.
Black Stork , stork , peregrine falcon , little forest eagle , herring gull , black winged stilt , marsh swallow , Mediterranean gull , night heron , squacco heron , little egret , grey heron , cormorant , pygmy cormorant , white-tailed eagle , gallinule , gold finch.
More than 200 bird species live in the area, Rush nightingale , pelican , crested pelican , copper crow , rice
Camalti hosts 490 species permenantly . Plover , crested pelican , flamingo , meditterranean gull , penduline kitmouse , king fisher , marsh swallow , herring gull.
Cormorant , Pygmy Cormorant , Dalmatian Pelican , Squaco Heron , Little Egret , Great Egret , Grey Heron , Flamingo , Marsh Swallow , Herring Gull , Oyster Catcher.
Apart from the periods between the middle of March and the end of May, and from the middle of August until the end of October, it is possible to observe the birds that live permanently in the rushes and lakes all year round.
The tour is flexible and can be extended/shortened upon request.
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