Ishak Pasha palace, Noah s ark and meteor crater (half-day tour)

The tour starts with visiting the Ishak Pasha Palace constructed in the 18-19th century in a mixture of architectural styles. Construction was started by Çolak Abdı Pasha, the Ottoman governor of the province and was finished by his son, Ishak Pasha. We visit the site where Noah s Ark is believed to have come aground. We go on to the Meteor Crater, the second deepest and largest meteor crater in the world. Noah s village, Red spring and Diyadin hot springs (half-day tour) The first stop in our tour is in an old village at the foot of Mt Ararat, once also populated by Armenians. The legend holds, that one of the carved rocks there served as an anchor for Noah s ark. Travelling on, we reach the Red spring. You can try the water in the natural pool where the rock are all coloured red by the water. A bit further on, at the clear spring, you may even fill your water bottle. The final stop is at the Diyadin hot springs. The site includes a pool, private baths, and the water treats rheumatism, skin problems and nephritis. Just relax! Optional stop in this tour is the ark built by Greenpeace activists in

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