A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a kayak as you hike, pedal, paddle, and ride your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves, and into small villages untouched by time in the valleys of Cappadocia. Exercise should always be this inspiring.
Ride around the valleys of Cappadocia on horseback, enjoy local hospitality in remote villages, go sea kayaking in spectacular coves, cycle from the mountains to the coast, trek the Lycian Way, hike through ruins and Turkish villages.
Hotels (8 nts), homestays (2 nts, shared bathrooms) overnight seater bus (1 nt).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local activity instructors.
Group Size Notes
Max 15, avg 10
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Horseback riding. Hike to Chimera. Entrance to Pinara. Entrance to the Saklikent Gorge. Guided hike on the Lycian Way. Entrance to Kayakoy Village and Oludeniz Blue Lagoon. Mountain biking excursion. Half-day guided sea kayaking excursion. Internal flights. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Turkey on a Budget White-cliff waterfalls and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey’s historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget accommodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.HighlightsDiscover historic cities and extraordinary scenery, get cultured in local villages, relax on an overnight boat trip, explore the bustling streets of Istanbul.AccommodationSimple hotels (11 nts), overnight buses (2 nts), boat (1 nt, multi-share, Nov-Apr spent in a hotel).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.Group Size NotesMax 18, avg 12.Meals Included12 breakfasts, 2 dinnersWhat’s IncludedLocal Living: Dinner with Local Family, ?avusin. Orientation walk of Istanbul. Overnight boat trip with dinner (Aegean Sea). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
The Best of Turkey
This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques, and tea houses.
Explore ancient historic cities, overnight in a converted Ottoman mansion, discover ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery, taste delicious local cuisine, walk through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale.
Hotels (7 nts).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Group Size Notes
Max 15, avg 10
Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit. Troy entrance and guided visit. Ottoman mansion stay. Ephesus entrance and visit. Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk. Istanbul city walking tour. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.