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From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

Konya: City Tour with Lunch

2. Konya: City Tour with Lunch

Learn about the life and times of the great Sufi mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi on this guided tour of the sacred city of Konya. Immerse yourself in Rumi's teachings and learn more about many of his most trusted advisors and companions as you wander through the streets of his home town. After getting picked up from your hotel, pay a visit to one of Turkey's most hauntingly beautiful dervish lodges and prepare to be amazed at the Mosque of Aladdin, which contains one of the oldest Minbars/pulpits in the entire country. Later, wander through the charming streets of the village of Sille where Turks and Greeks lived side by side for over 800 years. Finally, travel back in time at the Byzantine Church of Agia Eleni before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

3. Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

After pickup from your hotel in Side, drive to Oymapınar Dam to take photos. Then, continue to Green Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat tour to take in the beautiful scenery of the lake. Stop to go swimming in the turquoise water. After the boat trip, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Choose from meatballs, chicken or fish, served with rice and salad. For drinks, choose from tea, coffee, mineral water, and various soft drinks. After lunch, try a spot of fishing on the lake. You will then start the 2-hour return journey by boat back to the bus. Along the way, make another stop to go swimming and cool down in the refreshing water. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Side.

3-Day Cappadocia Tour

4. 3-Day Cappadocia Tour

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

5. Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

Join your guide as you set out to discover Ankara. Visit the city's most charming neighborhoods and see the Alâeddin Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ankara. Hear fascinating facts and intriguing tales as you explore Ankara with your guide. Find out what makes this city unique and what life is like for the locals who call it home.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

6. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and travel by air-conditioned bus to the starting point of the boat trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the journey and admire the views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, various forests, and local villages. Stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Oymapinar Dam and Lake, also known as the Green Canyon. This lake was formed in 1984 after the damming of the Manavgat River. Today, the lake is a protected area, which is home to a variety of rare birds.  Then, embark on a relaxing boat trip on the calm waters of the lake. Listen to the songs of the many birds who live in the area. Enjoy a stop for an optional swim in the stunning turquoise-green waters.  Break for lunch at a local restaurant on the shore with fantastic views of the lake. After lunch, set sail on the return leg of the journey, and arrive back at the port for your transfer back to your hotel.

Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour

7. Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ) , Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul. IOvernight stay in Istanbul Day 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. Please note that Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Spice Market will be visited on Sundays instead of Grand Bazaar. Day 3 : Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight – Cappadocia Tour & Cave Hotel (Breakfast) Early morning pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia. Our Tour guide will meet you at the airport and start for Cappadocia tour. Visit Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys, the Kaymakli Underground City. Cappadocia accommodation in a CAVE Hotel that not to be missed. Day 4 : Full Day Cappadocia Tour & Cave Hotel (Breakfast) Optional Hot Air Balloon Experinece Visit Devrent valley, Pasabag “fairy chimneys” near Zelve. Lunch in Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle. Stay overnight in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel). Day 5 : Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast – Dinner ) Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya.. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, Drive to Pamukkale and overnight in a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. Swim in thermal pools till 22.30. Day 6 : Pamukkale – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner ) In the morning visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Then drive to Kusadasi and overnight. Day 7 : Kusadasi – Ephesus – Istanbul by flight (Breakfast ) Visit Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus; The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Visit House of Virgin Mary. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here. After the tour fly back to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel for overnight Day 8 : Home (Breakfast) Transfer to airport. The end of our services. Please note that Istanbul will be visited on Day 7 on our Sunday departure tours: Please note that Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Spice Market wil be visited instead .

From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Guided Tour with Transfer

8. From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Guided Tour with Transfer

DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Meet your driver with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Boat trip on the Bosphorus. Afternoon visit to the underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 4 : Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide and drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple, which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus. After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets. After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. Drive to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi. DAY 5 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour ( 3,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Laodicea. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. Overnight Pamukkale. DAY 6 : Pamukkale – Konya ( 4,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Konya, visit to Mevlana Sufi temple. Overnight in Konya. DAY 7 : Konya – Cappadocia Tour ( 5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Cappadocia. Visit to Sultanhani Caravanseria, a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 8 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Optional: Hot air ballooning with sunrise, once in a lifetime experience in Cappadocia Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos). Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 9 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Devrent valley, Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies” near Zelve. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle. Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 10 : Cappadocia – Istanbul ( Breakfast ) Transfer to airport for your domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight Istanbul. DAY 11 : Home ( Breakfast ) After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 46 reviews

We had a great day, booked as a gift for a couple who were married 30 years and given as a surprise. Right on time, nice trip with a lot of water fights among themselves from the jeeps (nice and refreshing) food was good sailing fun and with a bit of luck and there are no children around! We were unlucky. So good and affordable and definitely recommended!

Absolutely fantastic! YOU WILL GET SOAKED!! Loved the water fights between the Jeeps. Picturesque views of the mountains with the option of visiting a waterfall which we did and well worth it. Lovely meal at the lake and a relaxing boat ride. Great value for money! Incredibly friendly driver and guides.

I can definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is on vacation in Turkey. It's a lot of fun to drive through the mountains there and you really see a lot. The lunch you get there is also delicious and sufficient. Would book it again any time.

A highly recommended tour. We were picked up on time and the guides were very friendly. It was a beautiful day with many great experiences and a landscape that is well worth seeing

Can’t fault the trip our driver was absolutely amazing with my little sister and this trip has been the highlight of our holiday!