Active vacation in Turkey

“12 days of hiking, cycling and kayaking around the ancient sites and Mediterranean landscapes of Turkey as part of a small group of like-minded travelers.”

Highlights

Istanbul | Canakkale | Gallipoli | Selcuk | Akyaka | Fethiye | Faralya | Lycian Way | Kas | Antalya |

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17 Apr 2017
US $ 1270
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22 May 2017
US $ 1295
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12 Jun 2017
US $ 1270
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03 Jul 2017
US $ 1220
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04 Sep 2017
US $ 1270
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25 Sep 2017
US $ 1295
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09 Oct 2017
US $ 1220
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09 Apr 2018
US $ 1280
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16 Apr 2018
US $ 1335
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07 May 2018
US $ 1360
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21 May 2018
US $ 1360
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11 Jun 2018
US $ 1335
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18 Jun 2018
US $ 1280
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02 Jul 2018
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03 Sep 2018
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10 Sep 2018
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24 Sep 2018
US $ 1360
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01 Oct 2018
US $ 1335
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08 Oct 2018
US $ 1280
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Small group adventure

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are traveling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travelers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travelers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what can I expect on this trip?
This is a classic style of small group adventure. You'll find your trip combines a good mix of included activities and free time, with some meals included as per your itinerary. We don't want you to feel chaperoned, it's your vacation not ours. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with organising anything you might wish to do in your free time, but how you spend it is up to you. Anything listed as included in your itinerary will be included in trip price; whereas anything listed as optional will be at an additional cost should you wish to take part.

These trips are great value, including things that you would struggle to organise independently, such as a night at a homestay in a remote village, or local guides around a remote place of interest. Transport will be a combination of private vehicle and public transport, whichever is the most appropriate for the route we are traveling; this might include train, plane, camel, tuk tuk, bicycle, boat…

On a majority of these trips you'll stay in 2-3 star accommodation, locally owned and reflective of the region you are traveling through. All solo travelers will be automatically roomed on a twin share basis with another group member of the same sex, unless you opt to pay for your own room at time of booking. There are no compulsory single supplements for solo travelers willing to share. Single rooms aren't available on camping trips, and you will be expected to help out with camp tasks such as setting up and breaking down your camp.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your vacation package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Active vacation in Turkey

Our focus on making a positive impact provides numerous opportunities for local interaction as we cover so much ground using all means of public transport. Our professional guides teach the very basics of the Turkish language so that you can have a chat with the locals that you meet along the way on public buses and when you are trekking or cycling through the countryside.

On our hike along the Lycain, we stop at a local farmhouse to lunch with an Iman and his wife and enjoy their company, with our local guide from that region acting as our translator. In Selcuk we visit with peasant ladies as they create delicious Gozleme, a type of Turkish pancake and you can even try and make some yourself. When you travel on this trip you have the opportunity to interact with local hostel owners and small businesses as you experience all Turkey has to offer.

Your leader and local guides will be able to direct you to many local eateries throughout the trip, helping you discover real local fare, at real local prices (and probably helping you learn some local language at the same time). Our guides are all locals and talented at helping you bridge the cultural and language barriers that might arise.

In Istanbul, you can visit our local responsible travel project where we support a local NGO in Balat. Mavi Kalen are set up to help educate children from low income families. They provide an internet room, staff training on after-school tutoring programs, and provide basic healthcare education classes for the women of the area.

We also operate a water refill program in country, where our passengers can purchase a non-toxic drinking water bottle, and refill this bottle as they travel throughout Turkey. In this way we aim to help cut back on the world's plastic waste. All our travelers receive a cloth bag on commencement of the trip that they use instead of plastic when shopping throughout Turkey.

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