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SALT LAKE

Tuz Gölü in Turkish, as understands from its name it is also a mineral source of salt. The second biggest lake of Turkey, occupying a huge area in the arid central plateau of Turkey, one and a half hour far away from Cappadocia. Despite its huge area (580 sq miles or 1500 sq kilometres) for most of the year is very shallow (between 0,5-1 meters), especially during dry summer months when the water evaporates in huge quantities leaving a thick crust of salt on the surface up to 30 centimetres. This salt is extracted, worked, refined and sold in the local market, thus making this the biggest industry for small towns’ economy in the area. It’s not only the biggest Salt Lake of Turkey but one of the biggest in the world as well.

You Will Learn Different Photography Methods

Because of the brilliant surface of the lake, the skyline of the sky and lake looks endless. This endless zone creates an amazing photographic view to photographers. Also the reflection of the salty water pretty shiny, even like a mirror! So it is the most suitable place you have ever seen to take reflection photos. With a beautiful Anatolian horse on the water, with a shiny sunset on the background is a really good photo concept to add your portfolio! In our Salt lake photography tours, you can experience those terms listed below:

•Reflection Photography

•Nature Photography

•Landscape Photography

•Equine Photography

Instead of horses, we can put some models, ballerinas or any other different subject. That should change according to what you want, just say it!

LEARN DIFFERENT PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES WITH OUR SALT LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

Salt lake photography tours package includes different workshops for photographers which focus on nature, landscape and nature photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY, DISCOVER & GOURMET TOUR

WILD YILKI HORSES
SULTAN SAZLIĞI NATIONAL PARK
CAPPADOCIA
SALT LAKE
KYRGYZ MARQUEES

01.

DAY 1

- Meeting at the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (on afternoon)
- Accommodation at the hotel
- A special breakfast of Turkish Cuisine (In the Hürmetçi Village)
- Photographing the Yılki Horses in their natural environment at sunset in the Hürmetçi Village (more than 300 Yılkı Horses)
- Transition to Kayseri
- Dinner (Local tastes from Kayseri Cuisine, Çemen’s Restaurant)
- Accommodation (Nov Hotel Kayseri)

02.

DAY 2

- Transition to Cappadocia (1 hour away from Kayseri)
- Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise
- Check in to new hotel (Cave Hotels)
- Breakfast and a little rest time
- Transition to Salt Lake (About two hours)
- Lunch in a restaurant in Aksaray (Special Turkish Steak)
- Photographing horses or other special subjects like ballerina or model on the lake with their reflections at the sunset (3-4 horses)
- Dinner in a way station (Free to choose from the menu)
- Return to Cappadocia
- Back to the hotel
- Star exposure workshop at the best points of Cappadocia if desired.

03.

DAY 3

- Photographing the balloons, horses and horseman in different places at the sunrise in Cappadocia, Swords Valley and Love Valley
- Breakfast at the hotel
- A little rest time
- Transition to Yozgat, Kyrgyz Village
- Lunch with special Kirgiz Cuisine in the tent (Special Cuisine of Central Asia)
- Photographing Kirgiz Village and the local cultural life of people
- Photographing horses and horseman with cultural clothes in front of the marquees
- Transition to Kayseri Airport

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PHOTOGRAPHY, DISCOVER & GOURMET TOUR

WILD YILKI HORSES
SULTAN SAZLIĞI NATIONAL PARK
CAPPADOCIA
SALT LAKE
KYRGYZ MARQUEES

01.

DAY 1

- Meeting at the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (on afternoon)
- Accommodation at the hotel
- A special breakfast of Turkish Cuisine (In the Hürmetçi Village)
- Photographing the Yılki Horses in their natural environment at sunset in the Hürmetçi Village (more than 300 Yılkı Horses)
- Transition to Kayseri
- Dinner (Local tastes from Kayseri Cuisine, Çemen’s Restaurant)
- Accommodation (Nov Hotel Kayseri)

02.

DAY 2

- Breakfast at the hotel
- Transition to Sultan Sazlığı for sunrise (1 hour away from Kayseri)
- Photographing horses, local life and marshes
- Transition to Cappadocia (1 hour away)
- Check in to new hotel and a little rest (Cave Hotel)
- Lunch (Nostalji Restaurant, Turkish Kebab in Pottery)
- A short trip around the district
- Photographing Cappadocia panoramic views
- Dinner
- Return to hotel

03.

DAY 3

- Photographing the balloons, horses and horseman in different places at the sunrise in Cappadocia, Swords Valley and Love Valley
- Breakfast at the hotel
- A little rest time
- Transition to Yozgat, Kyrgyz Village
- Lunch with special Kirgiz Cuisine in the tent (Special Cuisine of Central Asia)
- Photographing Kirgiz Village and the local cultural life of people
- Photographing horses and horseman with cultural clothes in front of the marquees
- Transition to Cappadocia
- Special Turkish entertainment (with music, dance etc. mixed Turkish cuisine)
- Accommodation
- As an option; with participants who wanna make some star exposure, we can do at that night. Not obligatory.

04.

DAY 4

- Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise
- Breakfast at the hotel
- A little rest time
- Transition to Salt Lake (About two hours)
- Lunch in a restaurant in Aksaray (Special Turkish Steak)
- Photographing horses or other special subjects like ballerina or model on the lake with their reflections at the sunset (3-4 horses)
- Dinner in a way station (Free to choose from the menu)
- Return to Cappadocia
- Back to the hotel
- Star exposure workshop at the best points of Cappadocia if desired.

05.

DAY 5

- Photographing sunrise with landscapes if desired.
- Breakfast at the hotel and check out from hotel
- Transition to some horse farms in Cappadocia, to shoot some horse portraits
- Transition to Kayseri
- Lunch with Kayseri cuisine (Altınsaray Pöç, a special meat recipe)
- Transition to Hürmetçi Village Yılkı Horses
- Photographing 300 Yılkı Horses at the sunset
- Departure from Kayseri Airport (after 8.00PM)

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR ITINERARY

PHOTOGRAPHY, DISCOVER & GOURMET TOUR

WILD YILKI HORSES
SULTAN SAZLIĞI NATIONAL PARK
CAPPADOCIA
SALT LAKE
KYRGYZ MARQUEES

01.

DAY 1

- Meeting at the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (on afternoon)
- Accommodation at the hotel
- A special breakfast of Turkish Cuisine (In the Hürmetçi Village)
- Photographing the Yılki Horses in their natural environment at sunset in the Hürmetçi Village (more than 300 Yılkı Horses)
- Transition to Kayseri
- Dinner (Local tastes from Kayseri Cuisine, Çemen’s Restaurant)
- Accommodation (Nov Hotel Kayseri)

02.

DAY 2

- Breakfast at the hotel
- Transition to Sultan Sazlığı for sunrise (1 hour away from Kayseri)
- Photographing horses, local life and marshes
- Transition to Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls (1,5 hours away)
- Photo shooting with the waterfalls
- Lunch (Delicious fresh fish from waterfalls)
- Transition to other side of Sultan Sazlığı for sunset
- Photographing sunset with Erciyes Mountain and the marshes on the background
- Return to Kayseri
- Dinner in Bereket Develi Cıvıklısı (A special Kayseri cuisine)
- Return to hotel

03.

DAY 3

- Breakfast at the hotel and check out
- Transition to Cappadocia (1 hour away from Kayseri)
- Check in to new hotel and 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 to trip of district
- Photographing Cappadocia views with camels as model
- Dinner (Dayının Yeri Restaurant – Special meat of Turkish cuisine)
- Return to hotel
- As an option, star exposure with fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

04.

DAY 4

- Photographing the balloons, horses and horseman in different places at the sunrise in Cappadocia, 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)
- Photographing Kirgiz Village and the local cultural life of people
- Photographing horses and horseman with cultural clothes in front of the marquees
- Transition to Cappadocia
- Special Turkish entertainment (with music, dance etc. mixed Turkish cuisine)
- Accommodation
- As an option; with participants who wanna make some star exposure, we can do at that night. Not obligatory.

05.

DAY 5

- Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise
- Breakfast at the hotel
- A little rest time
- Transition to Salt Lake (About two hours)
- Lunch in a restaurant in Aksaray (Special Turkish Steak)
- Photographing horses or other special subjects like ballerina or model on the lake with their reflections at the sunset (3-4 horses)
- Dinner in a way station (Free to choose from the menu)
- Return to Cappadocia
- Back to the hotel
- Star exposure workshop at the best points of Cappadocia if desired.

06.

DAY 6

- Landscape and balloons photographing at the sunrise if desired.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Continue to the district trip with Ihlara Valley, Kızılçukur Valley and underground cities
- Lunch (Special Cuisine of Cappadocia, Kebap)
- Transition to the real pottery workshops
- Panaromic photo shootings at the sunset
- Dinner (Kadıneli Special Turkish Cuisine)
- Back to the hotel

07.

DAY 7

- Photographing sunrise with landscapes if desired.
- Breakfast at the hotel and check out from hotel
- Transition to some horse farms in Cappadocia, to shoot some horse portraits
- Transition to Kayseri
- Lunch with Kayseri cuisine (Altınsaray Pöç, a special meat recipe)
- Transition to Hürmetçi Village Yılkı Horses
- Photographing 300 Yılkı Horses at the sunset
- Departure from Kayseri Airport (after 8.00PM)

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR ITINERARY

SERVICES INCLUDED TO THE TUITION

Photo consulting
4 nights’ accommodation,
5 morning breakfast,
5 lunches,
5 evening meals,
All soft drinks in meals,
All transfers,
Tips for the horsemen and all other tips

SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDED TO THE TUITION

Flight tickets
Hotel extras
Personal expenses
Alcohols
Entrance to the museums

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

• Nuri Çorbacıoğlu Journey to Anatolia Photo Tours have the right of change the program content according to weather conditions, road conditions and unintentional adverse situations.

• In case of the tour cannot fill the minimum quota, the tour will be canceled, the participants will be informed about the cancel and the attendance fee will be pay back.

• Hotels could change because of the sessions or different reasons. But the quality of the hotels and services always will be standard.

CANCELLATION AND RETURN CONDITIONS

• In the event that the traveler puts up a termination notice due to the compulsory conditions 30 days before the tour starts, we shall refund to the traveler the amount of the tour charges after deduction of the amount pertaining to expenses, compulsory taxes, duties and similar legal obligations and non-refundable documented payments to the third parties.

• 50% of the tour package fee will be refunded for cancellations made 30 days or less, If the cancellation is made 7 days or less before the tour date, the entire package fee will not be refunded. Travel insurance cancellation conditions apply.

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT

• Camera
• Tripod
• Wide Angle, Mid-Zoom and Telephoto Lenses
• Memory card
• Weather-appropriate clothing. (Polar for star posing hours)
• Walking shoes and comfortable trousers to protect the ankle.

A DEMO TOUR

for the photographers who wanna organize a workshop/tour in Cappadocia and with its wild horses!