Patriarchs Tour: From Noah's ark to Job, Abraham & Jacob

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Embark on a captivating 12-day, 13-night journey of sites associated with the book of Genesis in eastern and southeastern Turkey. Explore the legendary site where Noah’s Ark is believed to have come to rest and the historical landscapes of the ancient Kingdom of Urartu (Ararat). Walk in the paths of the biblical Patriarchs in southern Turkey, as they made their way to the Promised Land. Visit both the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. Marvel at the majestic mountains of Urartu and the lush Harran plains. Conclude your adventure with a visit to the enigmatic Göbeklitepe and Karahantepe archaeological sites. This unforgettable tour is an ideal experience for individuals, families, friends, or church groups—a true Biblical journey of a lifetime!

Patriarchs Tour from Noah's ark to Job, Abraham and Jacob. Eastern and Southeastern Turkey.
Patriarchs Tour from Noah's ark to Job, Abraham and Jacob. Eastern and Southeastern Turkey.

Daily Itinerary*

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*The itinerary can be changed by NoahsArkScans.com based on ground conditions and other factors. If you have any questions you may contact us at info@noahsarkscans.com or you can call us at +1-916-258-7092. Or write to us at: NoahsArkScans.com, ATTN: Andrew Jones, 3032 Verwood Place, Roseville, CA 95747, USA.

Day 0 - Arrive in Istanbul.
Istanbul Airport
Noah's ark and the renovated visitor center.
Noah's ark (Durupinar site) - Andrew Jones drone 2019
Fossil bed site near Noah's ark.
Anchor stones aka possible drogue stones for Noah's ark in Arzap village.
Urartu Castle above Dogubayazit.
Ishak Pasha Palace from the Ottoman period above Dogubayazit.
The headwaters of the Euphrates River. The Murat River valley runs from just west of the ark site and snakes it way west and then south through Turkey and becomes the Euphrates River which empties out into Northern Mesopotamia and the plains of Shinar where the Tower of Babel was built and the first cities. Learn how Noah's descendents journeyed this way from the ark site to Mesopotamia.
Fish Lake. A mountainous lake where Dogubayazit gets its water supply.
The beautiful Lake Van area.
Van Castle the site of the capital of the ancient kingdom of Urartu where we get the name Ararat from.
Famous Van cat. This breed is from the Van area and known for its two colored eyes and white fur.
Urartu fortress at Çavuştepe. See examples of their cuneiform writing and grain storage.
Akdamar Island on Lake Van with the Armenian monastery ruins.
Malabadi Bridge
Midyat, Turkey
Mardin, Turkey
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Pornag, Turkey - some claim this could be the Tower of Babel.
Dicle Bridge (Ongözlü Bridge).
Diyarbakir castle
Karaca Dağ (Karaca Mountain)
Inscribed wall and entrance to the tunnel at Arsameia.
The Mameluke fort at Yenikale
Mount Nemrut
Ataturk Dam Vista Point
Neolithic pre-pottery rock sites around the Plain of Harran.
Göbeklitepe
Göbeklitepe
Abraham's birth cave?
Urfa Fish Lake Park and Anzıleyh
Urfa Fish Lake Park and Anzıleyh
Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum
Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum
Job's Cave of Suffering
Harran's beehive homes.
Jacob's Well in Harran.
Jacob's Well in Harran.

Reservation Payment Details

Optional Cappadocia Pre-Tour Dates

  • September 20-23, 2025 (Arrive in Istanbul September 19) - We will fly to Cappadocia September 20th and spend the next days exploring underground cities and churches. Hiking beautiful natural scenery and visiting archaeological museums. Balloon ride is optional and depends on weather and wind conditions.
  • October 25-28, 2025 (Arrive in Istanbul October 24) - We will fly to Cappadocia October 25th and spend the next days exploring underground cities and churches. Hiking beautiful natural scenery and visiting archaeological museums. Balloon ride is optional and depends on weather and wind conditions.

You may also send the total amount to us via Zelle in the USA. Our email ID with Zelle is:
andrewmarkjones@gmail.com

Or do a direct deposit into our bank account at a local Wells Fargo bank:

Name on account:
Andrew Jones
Checking Account Number:
2833 11 6680

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121000248

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Noah's ark tour.
Durupinar Noah's Ark site