Turkey PhotoTour

Wild Horses and Landscape Photography Workshop in Turkey

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Cappadocia is a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys, a unique historical and cultural heritage. The earliest record dates from the late 6th century BC. Its many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features make it an amazing location for spectacular photography.

Under the guidance of two professional photographers, this photo tour will take you to breathtaking landscapes, wild horses and horsemen at sunrise, hot air balloons at sunrise, beautiful night skies, underground cities and give you a taste of the Cappadocian hospitality and the tasty local cuisine.

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Itinerary of

Turkey Photo tour

Cappadocia 2020 – Wild Horses

Day 1: Arrival at Kayseri Erkilet Airport

  • Meet at the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (airport code ASR)
  • Accommodation at the hotel
  • A special meal of Turkish Cuisine (In the Hürmetçi Village)
  • Photography of the Yılki Horses in their natural environment at sunset in the Hürmetçi Village (over 300 wild horses)
  • Drive to Kayseri
  • Dinner (Local tastes from the Kayseri Cuisine at Çemen’s Restaurant)
  • Accommodation at the Nov Hotel Kayseri

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Sultan Sazlığı for sunrise (1 hour drive)
  • Photography of horses, local life and marshes
  • Drive to Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls (1,5 hours drive)
  • Photo shoot at the waterfalls
  • Lunch (delicious fresh fish from the waterfalls)
  • Drive to the other side of Sultan Sazlığı for sunset
  • Sunset photography with Erciyes Mountain and the marshes in the back
  • Return to Kayseri
  • Dinner in Bereket Develi Cıvıklısı (special Kayseri cuisine)
  • Return to hotel

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Transition to Cappadocia (1 hour drive)
  • Check in at the new hotel and have a little rest (Cappadocia Cave Suits)
  • A little trip around the district (Ürgüp, Göreme and Avanos)
  • Lunch (Aravan Evi Restaurant – Special Pottery Meals of Cappadocia)
  • Continue exploring the district
  • Cappadocia views with camels
  • Dinner (Dayının Yeri Restaurant – Special meat of Turkish cuisine)
  • Return to hotel
  • As an option, star exposure with fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

Day 4: 

  • Sunrise shoot: hot air balloons, horses and horseman in different places, Swords Valley and Love Valley
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • A little rest time
  • Transition to Kırgız Village
  • Lunch with special Kirgiz Cuisine in the tent (Special Cuisine of Central Asia)
  • Kirgiz Village and the local cultural life of people
  • Horses and horseman with cultural clothes in front of the marquees
  • Drive to Cappadocia
  • Special Turkish entertainment (music, dance, mixed Turkish cuisine)
  • Back to accommodation
  • Optional: Cappadocia night sky

Day 5: 

  • Landscape and hot air balloons at sunrise
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • A little rest time
  • Transition to salt lake (2 hours drive)
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Aksaray (Special Turkish Steak)
  • Horses or other special subjects like ballerina or model on the lake with their reflections at the sunset (3-4 horses)
  • Dinner a la carte, on the way
  • Return to Cappadocia
  • Back to the hotel
  • Optional: Night skies at the best points of Cappadocia

Day 6:

  • Landscape and hot air balloons at sunrise (optional)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Continue to explore the district: Ihlara Valley, Kızılçukur Valley, underground cities
  • Lunch (Special Cuisine of Cappadocia, Kebap)
  • Drive to pottery workshops
  • Panaromic photo opportunities at sunset
  • Dinner (Kadıneli Special Turkish Cuisine)
  • Back to the hotel

Day 7: 

  • Sunrise photography with landscapes (optional)
  • Breakfast and hotel check out
  • Drive to Cappadocia horse farms, horse portraits
  • Drive to Kayseri
  • Lunch with Kayseri cuisine (Altınsaray Pöç, a special meat recipe)
  • Transition to Hürmetçi Village Yılkı Horses
  • Photo highlight: 300 Yılkı Horses at sunset
  • Departure from Kayseri Airport (after 8PM)

Questions about this tour?
Email me tim-vollmer@gmx.de
or Tweet @Tim Vollmer
or find me on Facebook.

Price

 3995 Euro

per person in double room

300 Euro
Single supplement

Dates:

September 21-27, 2020

Duration:

7 days/6 nights

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking landscapes
  • Wild horses and horsemen at sunrise
  • Hot air balloons at sunrise
  • Fairy chimneys
  • Night skies
  • Cave hotel
  • Underground cities
  • Turkish hospitality
  • Cappadocia and Kirgiz cuisine

Places:

  • Kayseri
  • Sultan Sazlığı
  • Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls
  • Ürgüp
  • Göreme
  • Avanos
  • Aksaray
  • Ihlara Valley
  • Kızılçukur Valley

included:

  • Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
  • 6 nights in Turkey
  • Full board
  • Transport for all days
  • Tips for the horsemen and others
  • All soft drinks during meals
  • Accompanied English Speaking Guide
  • Professional photography instructor Tim Vollmer & Chris Marquardt

Not included:

    • International airfares
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • What is not mentioned as included

Getting there:

You will organize your own travel to and from Kayseri to join Turkey Photography Tour

Photography Instructors

Tim has devoted his life to photography. Photography has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim has always felt himself drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. Tim has been leading photo tours and workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. He is Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that are unique to each country. His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images. His work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur and an adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography and travel through the tours he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family lived 11 years in Iceland. Now they are based in Czech Republic.

Call Tim Vollmer Now : (00420) 732 203 764

Chris is an educator, author, and traveler, taking photographers to stunning places like Greenland, the Himalayas or the frozen depths of Lake Baikal. He is a photographic mythbuster. If he’s not on assignment, he fights photo voodoo and quackery. Chris is all about making you a better photographer with his international tours and seminars, and his free weekly shows Tips from the Top Floor and Happy Shooting. Regular guest on WRINT (Germany) and on the US-wide syndicated Tech Guy radio show with Leo Laporte.

International Photo Tours and workshops

Summary
Event
Turkey Photo Tour
Location
Cappadocia Turkey,
Starting on
21 September 2020
Ending on
27 September 2020
Description
Cappadocia is a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys, a unique historical and cultural heritage. The earliest record dates from the late 6th century BC. Its many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features make it an amazing location for spectacular photography. Under the guidance of two professional photographers, this photo tour will take you to breathtaking landscapes, wild horses and horsemen at sunrise, hot air balloons at su...
Offer Price
Euro 3995