PACKAGE PROGRAM 2 (Featuring Sivas and Divrigi Excursions)
Day 1: Welcome to the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. We will transfer you to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul (Psoriasisfishcure.com may provide your international flight ticket upon demand), after which you will receive a transfer to return to the Ataturk International Airport for your domestic flight to Sivas.
You will proceed to the Domestic Flight Terminal to fly to Sivas, Kayseri or Malatya via a domestic airline. You will pick-up your flight ticket from the Domestic Flight Desk by showing them your password and valid ID/passport; your domestic flight password will be provided to you by our reservation team prior to the start of your journey. You will be met upon arrival at the Sivas, Kayseri or Malatya airport and transferred to the Kangal Psoriasis Treatment Spa Center by private car/van and checked into the Psoriasis Treatment Center where you will be welcomed by the accommodating staff.
As per your selected treatment package, your treatment sessions in the Psoriasis Treatment Center will be scheduled for either 14 or 21 days.
Day 7: It’s time for a break and a full day excursion to Sivas! You can be assured that the break will not interrupt or hinder your psoriasis treatment in any way. You can now relax and forget about your troubles as you are now ready to explore the ancient city of Sivas. Our guide will pick you up from the psoriasis treatment center after breakfast and drive to Sivas, the Hittite period city (2000 B.C). Sivas was an important settlement area, where the Sivas Frig Empire (1200 B.C) later came to power. In Lydian times the famous ‘Royal Road’ passed through Sivas. From stories handed down from generation to generation, the area has been called Sibasip meaning “three mills”. Upon arrival into Sivas our first place to visit is Gok Medrese which was built in 1271. The entrance gate is made of interesting brick work and the two minarets are made of blue tile from which derives its name Gok (Sky) Medrese. After Gok Medrese we will proceed to the Ulu Mosque which was built in 1196-97 by Kilicarslan Bin Ibrahim. The mosque was built in a rectangular shape (31m x 45m) with a 1674 sq. meter covered courtyard consisting of 50 columns arranged in 11 parallel rows, and which faces the worship area to the south. We will next pass the Sifahiye Medrese, which is the oldest and most extensive hospital and healing center of the Seljuks period. We will visit Cifte Minareli Medrese next, which was built in 1271 by Ilhan Vezier Semseddin Mehmed Cuveyni as a school for studying the traditions, words and sayings of the prophet. Today only a section of the east wall remains standing. It is now time for Lunch at the nationwide famous Niyazi Bey; one the most well known restaurants in Sivas. After lunch we will proceed to Buruciye Medrese, This beautiful Medrese (theological school) of the Seljuks has an open courtyard surrounded by four chambers. The stone work of the main entrance gate and the tile of the mausoleum are of importance (it has been used as the Sivas Museum since 1968). After Buruciye we will depart for Guduk Minaret. This minaret was built in 1347 as a burial site for Seyh Hasan Bey, son of Ertana, whose remains currently lay in the black marble sarcophagus. The short brick cylinder structure rests on a square base and because it resembles a minaret it is popularly called Guduk Minaret or Short Minaret. Finally, we will explore the shops of the Bazaar of Sivas and after shopping we will depart for the Psoriasis Fish Treatment Center.
Day 14: It is time for a 2nd break and we’re off to Divrigi ! As with your 1st excursion, you can be assured that the break will not interrupt or hinder your psoriasis treatment in any way. We will first explore the Ulu Mosque and Ancient Hospital which were both declared by UNESCO as a part of the World Cultural Heritage. Our guide will pick you up from the Psoriasis Treatment Center after breakfast and drive you to Divrigi, where, upon arrival, we will begin our day’s exploration at the Ulu Mosque. Built in 1228 with its unique artwork and stone construction, unmatched anywhere in Anatolia during its period, you will see why the Ulu Mosque is called ‘a wonder’ in Divrigi. Next on our list of things to visit, is The Darussifa (the medical center) which is located adjacent to the mosque. Also built in 1228, it got its’ second-name of ‘Sifaiye Medrese” when it was transferred into a Medrese (a theological school) in the 18th century. There are currently 9 natural and cultural historical places in Turkey which have been placed on “The World’s Cultural Heritage” Under-protection List, by UNESCO. The Divrigi Ulu Mosque and The Darussifa, being third on the list, are very important to UNESCO because of their authentic cultural architecture, aesthetic and universal values, and for symbolizing the equality of men and women in the 13th century. It is important to note that all the other historical places on the Under-protection List have been placed there because they are site areas, but not ‘actual’ buildings as is the case with the Divrigi Ulu Mosque and Darussifa. We will take a relaxing lunch break in one of Divirgi’s restaurants where you can experience the taste of the fine local foods, after which we will visit the Divrigi castle, Sitte Melik Mausoleum, Kameraddin Mausoleum, Nureddin Salih Mausoleum, Burma Han Caravanserai and the Mircinge Inn, We will then return for a quiet evening at the Psoriasis Fish Cure Center.
Day 22 / Day 14: It’s Time to check out from Psoriasis Treatment Kangal Fishy Center. Our staff will assist you in your transfer to the Sivas, Kayseri or Malatya airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, you will transfer to the International Flight Terminal for a safe journey home. We would like to add that is has been a pleasure to host you in your psoriasis treatment and we wish you very healthy days ahead! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide you with a very rewarding and healthful experience, and we wish you a safe journey home.
Your package starts in Istanbul: Arriving Istanbul Atatürk or Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Upon arrival:
1- If your international flight lets us to connect you at the same day, we do so and we arrange your Sivas flight for treatment center right away.
2- If your international flight does not let us to connect you at the same day / at the same airport, here are some options you have:
- Option 1: Spending an overnight in Istanbul by adding overnight stay package (see below for details)
- Option 2: Transferring you alternative Airport to catch next available flight by adding extra transfer service (see below for details)
- Option 3: Connecting you to neighborhood cities (Kayseri or Malatya) by adding ground transfer extension service (see below for details) upon arrival
P.S. Deren Koray Tourism may also arrange your international flight ticket from origin to Turkey
- Option 1 – Overnight Package in Istanbul: This service includes meet & greet service in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, 2 way private transfer service, Best Western Hotel stay in Historic Peninsula or similar, overnight stay in double or single room, open buffet breakfast and seeing off from the Airport.
- Option 2 – Alternative Airport Transfer: This service includes meet & greet service in Istanbul Ataturk / Sabiha Gökçen Airport and private transfer service. Parking fees, toll highway fees, Bosphorus Bridge tolls fees are included. US$145 flat rate up to 3 persons per way.
- Option 3 – Ground Transfer Extension Fee: If the domestic flight lands on Malatya or Kayseri airport, extra rate will be charged due to 3 hours transfer distance per way. For extra person 10% surcharge will be applied.