Flora Of Turkey

Overview

Did you know that Turkey covers 0,6% of the world by land but presents 2,6% of its flora? With more than 10.000 species and 35% endemism Turkey stands out as the richest country in the temperate zone. Hike’n Sail has hosted one of the most prestigious institutions for wildflowers, Alpine Garden Society since 2003 and handled breathtaking itineraries in all parts of Turkey in pursuit of the most beautiful, and the rarest wildflowers.

Kemaliye is only one of many hotspots in Turkey. It is a small town on the Silk Road of about 1000 square km (100.000 hectares) and has more than species of wildflowers. Situated on the River Euphrates at 3.300 feet, Kemaliye is a gem and delicate relic of our natural and cultural history.

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* This trip combines with İstanbul & Cappadocia trip.

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Trip Information

Trip Highlights

  • 120 species of endemic plants, total over 1000 species
  • Flora of 3 phytogeographic, Iran-o-Turan, Mediterranean & Euro-Siberia.
  • 4 species of Fritillaria, and many taxas of Tulipa, Aristolochia, Scilla, Crocus, Colchicum, Iris, Gagea, Orchis, Ophrys, Onosma, Hyacinthus, Muscari, Bellevalia, Viola, Cynoglossum, etc.
  • Prof. Ali Demirsoy Natural History Museum (only one in Turkey)
  • Euphrates
  • Anatolian diagonal
  • Silk Road
  • UN Heritage sites
  • Dark Canyon
  • Rock Tunnel
  • Wild goats, snake eagles
  • Spectacular views
  • Delicious picnics

Trip Cost

The cost of the trip starts from 2200 USD/person for a group of 10.

Group Size

Maximum 10 people

Trip Duration

6 nights / 7 days

Difficulty Level

〈1〉 2 3 4 5

Trip begins / ends

Erzincan, Turkey / Sivas, Turkey

Location

Central Anatolia, Turkey

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation at luxury boutique hotels.
  • All meals with a great representation of Turkish Cuisine. Picnics for lunches.
  • All van transportation in Turkey.
  • Certified professional guide.
  • Parking fees, guide’s expenses, etc.
  • Entrance fees to museums and archeological sites.

Best time to go

The trip can run all year round but flora is weak in July and August. The best time for flowers is from April through mid-May.

Who would love this trip?

If you love nature, gorgeous landscapes and wildflowers, in particular, you will love this trip. This trip is designed to hunt and photograph the most beautiful flowers in Turkey.

Accommodation

 

Grand Şaroğlu

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Grand Şaoğlu is a town hotel with 4 stars, a Turkish bath, a bar, and spacious and comfortable rooms. Not the ideal Hike’n Sail material, but we choose to stay here because of the proximity of the hotel to our target area for botanizing.

Eğin Konağı

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Eğin (Kemaliye) is famous for its historic mansions. Eğin Konağı which was once a home for a local family is now serving as a boutique hotel. Eğin Konağı is located on a slope looking down to the River Euphrates and has a heaven-like garden full of mulberry and walnut trees.

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