Welcome to Van
More urban, more casual and less rigorous, Van is very different in spirit from the rest of southeastern Anatolia. Young couples walk hand in hand on the main drag, live bands knock out Kurdish tunes in pubs, and a resilient population coping with the impact of recent earthquakes inspire a satisfying urban buzz.While Van boasts a brilliant location near the eponymous lake, forget about water sports and beaches... Read More
Top experiences in Van
Corcovado with Christ Statue plus Other 6 Differen
Tour to Corcovado Hill to visit the greatest national icon – The Christ Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro – On the way, you will see Copacabana beach, Botafogo Soccer Club, Federal University, Guanabara Palace, the official residence of the State´s Governor,Fluminense Soccer Club and São Judas Tadeu Church. By Van reach Tijuca Forest, make a stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts some 45 minutes.Remark: In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we make an alternative stop at mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness.Visits or stops: Paineiras, Monument to Christ RedeemerAll entry fees or tickets includedPick up at the main Hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon.
Half-Day Sugar Loaf and Corcovado with Christ Statue in Rio
Tour to Corcovado Hill to visit the greatest national icon, the Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. On the way, see Copacabana beach, Botafogo Soccer Club, Federal University, Guanabara Palace, the official residence of the State´s Governor, Fluminense Soccer Club and São Judas Tadeu Church. By Van reach Tijuca Forest, make a stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes.Afterward, reach the almost centenary Sugar Loaf cable-car station (the first service in South America and the world´s third oldest). On the way see the Yacht Club, Institute Benjamim Constant, for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Visit Urca Hill (200m) and Sugar Loaf (395m). Stay around 30 minutes at the top of Sugar Loaf.
Countryside Ecotour by Bicycle from Hoi An
Your picturesque tour begins when you are picked up at your hotel in Hoi An city. After passing through town, you will find yourself cycling among villages and rice fields on quiet roads, ending up in Van Lang fisherman village and the water coconut forest of Bay Mau. The 17-acre (7 hectare) mangrove forest features canals and houses covered in woven water coconut leaf. This haven provided refuge to people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War; however, the forest is now famous for its abundance of seafood. On our journey to the village we will stop at Ba Le market, rice fields, cemeteries and schools. Upon arrival in the fishing village you will be warmly welcomed with a green tea by Mr. Han and his family, the third generation of his family to live here. You are then free to stroll through the village before rowing a basket boat with the help of skillful locals, learning their traditional fishing techniques in the water coconut forest of Bay Mau. After returning to Mr. Han and his family, you will enjoy a traditional therapeutic foot bath with medicinal herbs, before helping to prepare lunch with a local family. Lunch will feature many local dishes, such as Tam huu spring rolls, banh xeo local pancakes and grilled fish in banana leaf, among many other Vietnamese delicacies. Free time and the opportunity for a short rest will follow lunch, before we return to your hotel.
Los Angeles Air Tour Experience
This unforgettable 45-minute airplane ride lifts you above the traffic and sprawling city streets to reveal the true magnitude and beauty of the City of Angels. Arrive at Van Nuys Airport just north of the city and meet your private pilot at a time you designate. Choose between two scenic routes: DTLA to Santa Monica, or Santa Monica to Malibu. The DTLA–Santa Monica route takes you above the San Fernando Valley over Griffith Park (and the Hollywood Sign), Universal Studios, the LA River, Dodger Stadium, and the Downtown skyscrapers before heading out over the Santa Monica Mountains to the coast. See Beverly Hills mansions from above, the UCLA campus, LAX, and finally the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. On your return to Van Nuys you'll fly over the Sepulveda Pass on "the 405," L.A.'s notoriously crowded freeway, and enjoy stunning views of Bel Air, the Getty Center, and Stone Canyon Reservoir.The Santa Monica–Malibu route heads west from Van Nuys toward Topanga Canyon, revealing breath-taking views of the Malibu Hills and various nature refuges. Fly through Malibu Canyon to the Malibu Pier on the Pacific, noting the many celebrity homes along the famous coastline. Get stunning up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir, Bel Air, the Getty Center, and UCLA as you continue toward Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica before returning to Van Nuys.Enjoy complimentary bottled water and snacks on board. Note that flight times may vary based on departure time, weather, and air traffic patterns.
Private Arrival Transfer Van Airport to Van City Center Hotels
Skip the stress of finding a taxi or sharing a shuttle at the start of your trip. Simply enter your details when you book, pay in advance, and then show your voucher to your driver when you land at Van Ferit Melen Airport. Travel in a spacious sedan for up to three passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride without worrying about taxi meters or getting lost. It’s a private transfer service to Van city center that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Price is per car, based on three passengers per vehicle. The journey typically takes around 20 minutes, traffic depending.
14 Days Small Group Tour of Eastern Turkey
Day 01: Cappadocia Arrival (B)Fly to Cappadocia and transfer to hotel (not included). Overnight in Cappadocia.Day 02: Cappadocia (B L)After breakfast pick up from your hotel. You will visit Devrent Imagination Valley, Zelve Open Air Museum, Pasabaglari, Avanos, Uchisar Rock-Castle, Esentepe and Goreme Open Air Museum. Overnight in Cappadocia.Day 03: Cappadocia (B L)Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobesos, Keslik Monastery and Mustafapasa. Overnight in Cappadocia. Day 04: Cappadocia - Gaziantep (B)After breakfast, depart for Gaziantep. Enjoy lunch at Maras. Visit Mosaic Museum then the old city castle and copper bazaar. Overnight in Gaziantep.Day 05: Gaziantep - Sanliurfa (B) Drive to Sanliurfa. Visit Urfa Archaeological Museum and holy sites at the Ainzelha Lake, prophet Abraham's birthplace and local covered bazaar. Overnight stay in Urfa.Day 06: Sanliurfa – Mt. Nemrut (B)Visit Harran and see beehive houses. Drive to Kahta. On the way, visit Gobeklitepe Temple. In the afternoon hike to Mt. Nemrut (UNESCO site), watch the sunset. Visit the old castle Arsemeia, Cendere Bridge and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus. Overnight in Adiyaman.Day 07: Adiyaman - Mardin (B)Departure to Mardin. Visit this old, historical city. Take in fantastic views of the Plain of Mesopotamia. Visit Forty Martyrs Church, Zinciriye Madrasah, Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan. Walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. Overnight in Mardin.Day 08: Mardin - Tatvan (B)Drive to Hasankeyf, with stop at the beautiful little town of Midyat to see the Monastery and ancient houses. Then, depart to Tatvan, a small village by the Lake Van. Overnight in Tatvan.Day 09: Tatvan - Van (B)Drive to Van. Take a ferry across the lake to visit the finest Armenian architectural wonder of the Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island. Step over to the huge Van Castle. Overnight in Van.Day 10: Van - Dogubeyazit (B)Drive to Dogubeyazit. We will visit Muradiye Waterfalls, we will also see Mt. Ararat from all sides, the IshakPasa Palace. Overnight in Kars.Day 11: Kars (B) Drive to the medieval Armenian City of Ani. Also visit the impressive Kars Castle and Holy Apostles Church. Overnight in Kars.Day 12: Kars - Erzurum (B)Drive to Erzurum. Visit the 12th century Medrese (a Seljukian School), an old market place where the local black stone is mounted. Overnight in Erzurum.Day 13: Erzurum - Trabzon (B)Drive to Trabzon. On the way we will visit Karaca Cave. A short hike through the forest, visit the Sumela Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Overnight stay in Trabzon.Day 14:Trabzon–Istanbul (B)Visit the city of Trabzon and Hagia Sofia Church. After city tour transfer to Trabzon Airport and fly back home.