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Visa Free with G Adventures: Absolute Turkey

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Price: R 20,579.00

15 days, Istanbul roundtrip.

This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.

Price Details for this G Adventure

Selected departures during period: Prices per person sharing from:
June - August 2019 R 20,579.00
  • Trip Code: ETAT
  • Trip Type: Small Groups
     

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Istanbul/Bolu

Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the city of Bolu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Bolu/Göreme

Drive to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Dinner with Local Family

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Days 4–5: Göreme

Enjoy an included visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride or enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Göreme/Güneysınır

Explore one of the many underground cities in the region. Visit Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. Visit a community park and cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. Experience a homestay as the guest of a local family.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Güneysinir Community Park |Local Living Turkish Village Homestay

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7: Güneysınır/Antalya

Wander the lovely seaside town of Antalya.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Antalya/Kekova

Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner before sleeping aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9: Kekova/Kaş

Opt for a morning swim and some relaxation before travelling on to Kaş.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Kaş/Selçuk

Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Selçuk.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Selçuk

Visit ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Selçuk/Ayvalık

Spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop during an orientation walk of Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area or opting for a boat trip or visit to the beach.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Çöp(m)adam Visit

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Ayvalık/Çanakkale

Visit the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: Çanakkale/Istanbul

Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Istanbul

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast 
 

Validity Selected departures between June - August 2019
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers ETAT | Visa Free
Inclusions • Accommodations: Hotels (12 nts), simple village homestay (1 nt), boat (1 nt, multi-share, hotel stay if inclement weather).
• Meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 dinners.
• Transportation: Private air-con van, boat, walking.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
• G Adventures for Good: Güneysinir Community Park , Güneysınır.
• G Adventures for Good: Çöp(m)adam Visit, Ayvalık.
• Local Living: Dinner with Local Family, Çavuşin.
• Local Living: Turkish Village Homestay, Güneysınır.
• Istanbul city walking tour.
• Visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum.
• Underground city exploration.
• Overnight boat trip (Mediterranean sea, weather permitting)
• Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk.
• Ephesus entrance and visit.
• Ottoman mansion stay.
• Troy entrance and guided visit.
• Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit.
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature.
• Allow USD275-360 for meals not included.
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