Turkey Active Itinerary
Day 1 Istanbul
Discover hidden charms on a walk through Istanbul’s bustling backstreets and watch a sunset over the impressive Sultanahmet skyline. If arriving early, be sure to get lost in the Grand Bazaar, visit the Bosphorus, or take a ferry cruise. Alternatively, venture to Taksim Square to mingle with locals.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 2-3 Gallipoli Peninsula
Travel past fields of sunflowers and take in breathtaking views of the Sea of Marmara en route to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Be moved by a battlefield tour of Anzac Cove. Break from this tragic past and snorkel the waters of the Dardanelles, keeping an eye out for a WWI shipwreck.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 4 Selcuk
Step back in time on a visit to the historic Roman ruins of Ephesus. Then, stretch the legs on a walk back to the town of Selcuk. On arrival, be sure to indulge in an invigorating scrub at the local hamam – it’s just the tonic for tired muscles.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Day 5 Fethiye
Visit the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy. Later, enjoy a stroll along Fethiye’s harbour watching the traditional gulets bob on the water or grab a cheesy pide and head to the market.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Day 6 Faralya
Hike the ancient trails of the Lycian Way through olive groves and carob gardens, and past incredible relics of ancient civilisations. Visit remote villages and take in stunning vistas of the Mediterranean.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1
Days 7-9 Kas
Trek along mountain tracks and arrive in Turkey’s chilled out Kabak. Exchange hiking boots for paddles on a kayaking adventure over a sunken Byzantine city. Swap to bikes for a cycle through the Kas countryside and ride past rustic villages with top-notch views of the Turquoise Coast. When the sun sets, head to the local market to purchase a handcrafted souvenir or two.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3
Days 10-11 Pamukkale
Take in the surreal Pamukkale terraces, which resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down the mountain. Then, check out the ancient city of Hierapolis and maybe bathe in its steaming springs.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight bus - 1
Day 12 Istanbul
After an overnight journey, the tour of Turkey wraps up back in Istanbul.
Turkey Active Reviews
Our Turkey Active trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 16 reviews in the last year.
Turkey Active, June 2014
In the initial part of tour several days of long bus travel which I dont think anyone likes but probably not a lot that can be done to avoid
Review submitted 27 Jun 2014
Turkey Active, May 2014
The tour was great - Canero was an excellent guide, very helpful, friendly and lots of fun while still being professional and organised. He consistently went that extra mile throughout the trip, whether it was to arrange an activity or to keep an eye on everyone, no matter what time of day or night, to ensure we were all ok. He connected well with all group members, whatever age and background.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2014
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