There are great opportunities to get involved with the villagers and their way of life. You get to sample many of the locally grown natural fruits, nuts and berries as well as eat and drink just like a local. This tour is the highlight of our Eco Tou..

There are great opportunities to get involved with the villagers and their way of life. You get to sample many of the locally grown natural fruits, nuts and berries as well as eat and drink just like a local. This tour is the highlight of our Eco Tours. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover the real Turkey. The villages that we visit are not full of tourists and are off the beaten track. This is a very new destination and you will be made very welcome.

Day 1: Ankara to Amasya
Pick up from Ankara Airport and depart for Amasya. A little about Amasya: In Amasya, one can see the remnants of the Hellenistic, the Roman, the Byzantine, the Seljuk, the Ilhanli, and the Ottoman civilizations, as well as many important remains belonging to the first years of the Republic of Turkey. The museums of this historical city contain cultural treasures, from many civilizations. Amasya is endowed with historical and cultural opulence, and the city is also very rich in natural beauty. The thermal springs around Amasya are very famous. Amasya Yaliboyu Houses are the best remaining of Ottoman architecture. These buildings usually have two stories and they are now being restored by a foundation called AKTAV. (The Foundation of Protecting Cultural and Natural wealth). Amasya is also famous for its apples, cherries, peaches, and okra. If you would like to enjoy the beautiful nature of the city's deeply rooted cultural tradition, then Amasya is one of the most exciting places for you. Here, our friendly people will welcome you. Dinner and overnight in Amasya. 

Day 2: Amasya - Turhal - Zile
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast, you will depart from Amasya to Turhal and Zile. In the 3rd century B. C., the region was occupied by the contingents of Alexander the Great's Macedonian army, but many insurrections had also taken place in this era as the Macedonian occupiers couldn't build up total control on the region. Today we will visit a local orchard depending on the season we visit Cherry Orchards, Apples, Grapes, and Pears. This area is extremely famous for its fruit and you will get the opportunity to taste some of this excellent naturally grown fruit. All fruit grown here is organic and we certainly taste the difference !! In the evening we will arrive at Cakir Cali Koyu we will have dinner with the local people in the village houses. Dinner and overnight in Cakir Cali. 

Day 3: Cakircali Village
Breakfast and Dinner Included
Free day in the village. The best choice to see a natural village in Turkey! Cakircali village was a village with only 80 houses. However, there are now only 25 houses in this village because of migration to big cities. The village is small and nice sitting between high mountains where you will see the fight between people and nature by seeing fields, forests, canyons and some similar places where the natural atmosphere did not yet change. Besides that, you will notice the hospitableness of the people who live there. We hope you will get to see a traditional village wedding ceremony. These ceremonies, last a good few days, with many foods and drinks, various kinds of instruments and different local dances. There is a possibility that there will be village festivals during your time here which is a great opportunity to see how the local people enjoy themselves. We will have dinner at the traditional houses with one floor suitable for village life and lodging there. Dinner and overnight in Cakir Cali. 

Day 4: Cakircali Village - Visiting Farm People
Breakfast and Dinner Included
Today is the day to see field villagers work on vegetable gardens, fruit fields, and places where cereal foods are produced. You can join the villagers and collect some fruits in the garden like them. This activity uses horses, donkeys, and tractors as vehicles. You will get to explore a village Turkish Farm which is still operational. Giving you the chance to see how they produce everything. Villagers usually go to the field at 8. 00 am and come back in the evening. Although they became absolutely tired due to working too much they enjoy singing local songs. You can join them and do the Anatolian folk dance. Dinner and overnight in Cakir Cali. 

Day 5: Cakircali Village - Walking Village to Village
Breakfast and Dinner Included
Today is the day to see the mountains and the natural beauties of our village. Our path is on the footpath ways and tractor ways which are used only a few times. While you have a picnic at lunch you can chat with shepherds and enjoy natural life. During your time in the forest, you will see various nuts growing which you can pick and try for yourselves they are very tasty being grown in their natural surroundings. This forest makes you feel alive and you can see many kinds of harmless animals, especially in the summer. Some feasts are organized for Hocabeden and Yukaripinar Visiting Houses. Maybe you will join in these feasts, and have some interesting experiences. Dinner and overnight in Cakir Cali. 

Day 6: Cakircali Village - Walking Village to Village
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After you had an excellent traditional village breakfast you will walk to the nearby villages. In these villages, the clothes of people would be extremely interesting you will admire the traditional and local clothes of Elmacik Village's people. Before we go to another village we will have our lunch in one of these villages. You will feel that the villagers do not consider money and they are very human to the visitors. These natural people consider moral values, not money. These people offer what every good they have if they have homemade wine, raki they will bring it to you. They will bring out many different types of foods and bread for you to try they do not expect payment but if you are happy then you can offer a small tip. Hopefully, you will be satisfied because you will meet these people and see village life which is a different world and a part of nature. Dinner and overnight in Cakir Cali Koyu. This is the last night in this beautiful natural village so let us make tonight a good festive evening. 

Day 7: Cakircali Village - Hattusa
Breakfast and Dinner Included
This morning we depart from our village and after breakfast, we depart for Hattusa. Hattusas(Hattusa) which was the capital of Hittites. Hititians were indo-german semi-European people who arrived via the black sea to north Anatolia at the beginning of the 18th century BC. They met here with the local people of Hatti. They made. big civilizations in Anatolia. They were also here during the bronze age. They ruled between the 18th and 12th centuries BC. They used horse carts as their war vehicles. which they used during their attack of Ramses the 2nd and they had a big war with the Egyptians and they then made a peace treaty where they wrote on the clay and had 2 women sign it. That was the first peace treaty where women ever participated. Visiting Yazilikaya which is the ruin of an open-air temple of the Hittites where there are rock carvings of the Hittites god and Goddes. We then go to Hattusas, the big temple, and the city ruins including Gates of Lion and king. Visiting the summer palace of Hittites and driving to Alacahoyuk was the first capital of Hittites and Hatti civilization. Dinner and overnight in Hattusa. 

Day 8: Hattusa to Ankara Airport - End of Tour
Breakfast Included
After breakfast, we depart for Ankara airport.