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Turkish Sailing 2020

8 days with Contiki   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Start Bodrum
Getting straight down to business, this show kicks off in the coastal town of Bodrum within the nest of our traditional Turkish gulet, no less. Gulet is a sailing boat, which looks like it's straight out of Instagram. This will be perfect for lots of boat jumping during our swim stops. After we've settled in and enjoyed a pow-wow over dinner, you're free to check out Bodrum's great nightlife. Just try to make it back before we set sail tomorrow morning...

Day 2 Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island
Wave goodbye to the Turkish harbourside, it's time to get salty! Our first journey at sea this morning will take us from the arms of Bodrum and into the pristine Gulf of Gokova.The drift to Cokertme just can't be done without a stop on Orak Island. Bikini up and get ready to soak up some sunshine and saltwater - the ocean here is crystal clear.The journey here will be just as good as the destination, with the daybeds onboard the boat creating holiday vibes aplenty. (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)

Day 3 Cokertme to Seven Islands
After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çaml? Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcard-perfect Seven Islands.Here you’ll be free to roam the forests & swim with sea critters, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. Tonight we’ll stay in Küfre, where we’ll grab some dinner & hike up a hill to see the sunset. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Seven Islands to English Harbour
English Harbour is calling and we’ll be unable to tear ourselves away: we depart early this morning for the English port.We’ll spend most of the day swimming & lapping up the beauty of English harbour. or you can opt in for a day trip to Dalyan. Tonight there’s a chance to check out the nightlife of Marmaris. (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)

Day 5 English Harbour to Longoz via Cleopatra Island and Ballisu
Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we’ll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island.After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we’ll head for Ballisu.In Ballisu, we’ll take tea and spend our time swimming.We’ll anchor at Löngöz for an evening barbeque and a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)

Day 6 Longoz to Kisebuku via Ballisu and Mazi
Drifting on past Ballisu this morning, we’re headed for Kisebuku via Mazi.With wild pirate antics set for the night ahead of us, we’ll take things easy by day in Mazi amongst the orange groves, and stock up on essentials from the market.In this small fisherman’s village, we’ll mooch around the local markets and drift in & out of the sea for swims. (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)

Day 7 Kisebuku to Bodrum via Pabucburnu and Yaliciftlik
Today we'll sail to the village of Yaliciftlik where traditional Turkish carpets and foods are produced.After absorbing the artisan side of the country we'll sail back to Bodrum for our last night together, enjoying party time or a Hammam spa to unwind. (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)

Day 8 Depart Bodrum
Team sobs and many hugs will conclude our Turkish sailing adventure shortly after breakfast. The only thing we can say to ease the pain is this: Contiki has something equally as wonderful going on in Croatia, go get involved.

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Turkey's Gulf of Gökova is an astoundingly under hyped holiday destination. Endearing seaside towns, shrubby mountain backdrops and private coves with shimmering blue sea are being totally missed by the masses. Which makes it perfect for us to explore. Picture yourself aboard a traditional Turkish gulet boat, eating home cooked meals and lapping up sunshine between snorkels.

Accommodation

  • There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board a traditional Turkish Gulet boat where cabins consist of a mix of bunks & double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck.

Food

  • In addition to breakfast, we'll be keeping you fed and watered with 6 lunches and 7 scrumptious dinners. Think melt-in-your mouth meat platters, salads crumbled with feta and sugar-dusted Turkish delight.

Staff

  • An expert Captain & Crew to navigate the seas and take care of the essentials. This is your team. Trusted Contiki partners who are specialised, smart, friendly, fun, and integral to your adventure.

Included in the price

  • Cruise Port Tax
Accommodations
Sailing Yacht (7 nights)
Notes
  • If you are booking a single room on this trip it is on request due to the limited availability of this room type. You will be contacted if this is not available with an alternative room type or trip option.
  • Trip starts Bodrum at 3:30pm and Ends Bodrum at 10:30am.
  • Ground Operator: Barbaros Yachting
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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