daytrip/tour Halfeti-Rumkale possible from sanliurfa?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2013 3:19 AM Last Post By: ashwinb
Oct 15, 2013 1:56 AM
daytrip/tour Halfeti-Rumkale possible from sanliurfa?as I have an extra day here now just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to do a daytrip to the above from urfa..know it is from Gaziantep but as I only have a day there and really want to see the mosaic museum ,just wondering if I can do it from here ,any info appreciated...
Oct 15, 2013 3:05 AM
Oct 15, 2013 4:58 AM
Oct 15, 2013 6:44 AM
3thanks so much both of u ,will try to do it tomorrow,just got back from gobliketepe
by the way did not see a dolmus/bus, here in Urfa.Ottogar was deserted and taxidriver told me that only a few buses that came from elsewhere would pass through but no buses were leaving form Urfa till 9 pm tonight
so if we leave here arond 7 am ,we should be able to make it before dusk correct ...
Oct 17, 2013 7:41 AM
4just got back from a great daytip to Halfeti-Rumkale and Savas....am so glad I went :) we left hotel at 7 ,dolmus to ottogar which was deserted and found a direct dolmus to Halfeti,so no need to change in Birecik...took 3 hours,half on a pretty bad road 15 tl,the dolmus actually stops in yeni Halfeti but when we mentioned we needed to go to Old=eski halfeti he drove the extra 9 km....he also gave us the number of the company so when we were ready we had a turkish guy calling them and picked us up ,worked great !!
did the boattour 40 tl to Rumkali and savas where we had tea....after we walked around Halfeti for 2 hours,lunch and called the dolmus to pick us up...back to urfa,a great daytrip and do not miss it if u are in the area
Oct 17, 2013 4:09 PM
5Good to hear you had fun. I also enjoyed my time there at the start of last year.
I will making my way there again later this year.
The scenery is very picteresque and it is a unique opportunity seeing the upper parts of the minarets poking out of the water.
I also enjoyed climbing the hills and caves at the end of the boat ride where there are boats and tea houses.
Oct 29, 2013 3:19 AM
6Nice to read this post, tombali . I too had the opportunity to visit Hallfeti , but I blew it away as I was too lazy to get up early( it was the last day of my travel) and travel so much and come back to Urfa by evening.
Did you get to see the bend in the river where Rumkale stands? Does the boat stop at any point, where you can walk along the banks or something, or did you get to visit Rumkale?
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