Six Days in Turkey


Tour length 6 daysFrom Antalya to Istanbul
Active Adventure
In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

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Spend six days discovering some of the best bits of central Turkey and the mystical Cappadocia. From the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the northern capital city of Istanbul, immerse yourself in the culture and history of this truly unique country. Explore Konya and maybe learn about the practices of Sufism and the art and performance of the whirling dervish. Spend three days in Cappadocia among the fairy chimneys and hot air balloons. Hike through the rocky landscape and marvel at the natural sandstone monoliths that make this place so otherworldly. After a week of local hospitality, authentic food and bucket list experiences, make your way to Istanbul – the city that melds European and Middle Eastern cultures into one – where your Turkish adventure comes to an end (hopefully with a suitcase full of Turkish delight)! You’ll get an extra taste of local life on this trip, with most travel done on public buses. There are loads of reasons why this is great, but here are just a few: it minimises our carbon footprint, gives you a real chance to interact with the local community, and these aren’t your regular buses. Most Turkish buses have wi-fi, in-seat entertainment and serve refreshments.Lots of time allocated for optional activities means freedom and flexibility, but it does require a level of independence. Only a few meals are included, so mostly you'll find your own (with plenty of suggestions from your leader of course) – a great way to mingle with locals and discover unexpected delights! This trip puts it in your hands with the option of free time or taking optional tours. Maybe budget a little extra cash for activities that aren’t included.Summer temperatures can be very high in Turkiye (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. The weather can be hot in July and August, but keep in mind that this is the best time to enjoy the clear water of the Mediterranean. It can also get quite cool in these destinations, particularly from October to April, so don't forget to pack extra layers if travelling at this time.While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to take part in all activities. You’ll need your walking shoes, a hat, some sunscreen, and a daypack to explore some of historical sites. All site tours are guided, but you can wander at your own pace if you prefer.
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Tour ID 72046
Tour length 6 days
Group size 16
Age range 18 - 29

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Antalya / Konya
Day 2: Cappadocia
Day 3: Cappadocia
Day 4: Cappadocia / Overnight Bus
Day 5: Istanbul
Day 6: Istanbul


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