Best of Turkey

12/14/2019 through 10/22/2021
12/14/2019 through 10/25/2021
Intrepid Travel

Best of Turkey

Get your Turkish delights on a 15-day Istanbul round-trip adventure. It’s a mix of ancient ruins and modern cities, Islamic mysticism and Ottoman influence, inland discoveries and coastal cruising, and everything in between. Get lost in a traditional sema performance of whirling dervishes in Bursa, unlock the secrets of the ancient city of Ephesus, admire Oludeniz’s Blue Lagoon from high up on a mountain hike, and swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean on a traditional gulet cruise from Kas. From the winding laneways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia, take the plunge and discover a new way of experiencing Turkey.

Activities

  • Istanbul – Leader-led walking tour
  • Bursa – Dervish Lodge Visit
  • Ephesus – archaeological site
  • Selcuk – Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
  • Selcuk – Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
  • Kayakoy- Ghost Village
  • Lycian Way – Hike from Kayakoy to Oludeniz
  • Kas – Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas – Handicraft market
  • Kas – Handicraft market
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Goreme – Valley walk

Highlights

  • Discover the unique traditions and mysticism of Rumi’s Mevlevi Order at its birthplace of Konya, and watch the devout whirling dervishes act out a hypnotic sema performance in Bursa.
  • Explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus, and have an exclusive tasting of the local produce in the Turkish mountain village of Sirince.
  • Wade through the magical hot springs at Pamukkale and uncover the streets of Hierapolis that Cleopatra once walked with your small group.
  • In Kas, discover a whole new level of relaxation on board a traditional Turkish gulet with an included coastal cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean.
  • With plenty of time to explore the caves churches, underground cities, prehistoric rock formations and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, you’ll be able to choose your own land (or air!) adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Istanbul
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Day 2 Bursa
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Day 3 Selcuk
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Day 4 Selcuk
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Day 5 Pamukkale
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Day 6 Kayakoy
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Day 7 Kayakoy
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Day 8 Kas
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Day 9 Kas
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Day 10 Antalya
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Day 11 Konya
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Day 12 Goreme
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Day 13 Goreme
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Day 14 Goreme
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Day 15 Istanbul
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