Turkey on a Budget 2013
15 days with
Restricted to Ages 18-39
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul
View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia. (1B)
Day 3-5 Cappadocia
Sample the local cuisine with a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider an early morning hot air balloon trip. Overnight bus on Day 5 to Antalya. (2B,1D)
Day 6-7 Çirali/Kekova
See the flames of Olympos Mountain at night then enjoy a freshly cooked dinner before sleeping aboard our boat under the stars of the Aegean Sea on Day 7. (1B,1D)
Day 8-9 Dalyan
Back on land at Ucagiz, travel up to the charming Dalyan—hit the mud baths, or swim and chill out at the beach. (2B)
Day 10 Pamukkale
Visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis. (1B)
Day 11-12 Selçuk
Check out the sights—Ephesus and its museum, St John's Basilica, the mosque of Isa Bey, as well as the nearby picturesque village of Sirince where you can sample some local wine. (2B)
Day 13 Troy/Çanakkale
Optional visit to Troy and Gallipoli. (1B)
Day 14 Istanbul
Back to the big city for one last night out with the group. (1B)
Day 15 Istanbul
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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.
Istanbul guided city walking tour, Dinner with local family in Cappadocia, Hike in Cappadocia, Overnight boat trip with dinner.
12 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included)
Local bus, private air-con van, boat
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Discovering historic cities and extraordinary scenery
Chilling out in local villages
Relaxing on an overnight boat trip
Exploring the bustling streets of Istanbul
Hotels (11 nts)
Overnight bus (2 nts)
Boat (1 nt, multi-share, Nov-Apr spent in a hotel)
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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