Six Days in Turkey

6 Days | From the south coast to the north, explore central Turkey and Cappadocia

4.2 out of 5 based on 15 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
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EUR 324 €
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Spend six days discovering some of the best bits of central Turkey and Cappadocia. From the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the northern capital city of Istanbul, immerse yourself in the culture and history of a 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 natural sandstone monoliths, then make your way to Istanbul – the city that melds European and Middle Eastern cultures into one.

Trip overview

Map of Six Days In Turkey including Turkey
Start
Antalya, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Turkey
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
ERYC
This trip generates 48 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Dine in the home of a local family, where you’ll be treated to a traditional home-cooked Turkish meal and have the opportunity to learn about life in the desert.
  • Explore the weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia – this might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leader.
  • Wander the warrens of underground cities, homes and churches carved straight into the sandstone of the Cappadocian desert, and maybe opt to gaze down at the city from above on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.
  • Learn about the history and culture that was born in Konya, from the teachings of Sufism to the art and skill of the whirling dervish.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. Discover the highlights and the history of this incredible city that melds the cultures of two continents.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As this trip does not spend time exploring Antalya, we highly recommend staying a few extra days before your tour to enjoy all this great city has to offer.
  • 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.
  • This trip is part of a longer itinerary. You might be joining travellers who have already spent some time together. If you have more time to explore, you might like to check out Real Turkey

Itinerary

Map of Six Days In Turkey including Turkey

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Public Bus, Overnight Bus, Tram

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Overnight Bus (1 night)

Activities
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Dinner at Local Family Home
  • Cappadocia - Sunset Hike
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley and Devrent Valley
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Istanbul - Historical Peninsula Tour
Add on activities
  • Cappadocia - Hamam Turkish Bath - EUR100
  • Cappadocia - Hot Air Balloon Regular Flight - EUR260
  • Cappadocia - Hot Air Balloon Deluxe Flight - EUR330
  • Goreme - Whirling dervish performance - EUR30
  • Goreme - Open Air Museum - EUR20
  • Goreme - Bike Riding - EUR230

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Important notes

1. Single supplement is bookable on this trip and is subject to availability. The single supplement excludes Day 4 (Overnight Bus).

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Reviews

4.2 out of 5 based on 15 reviews submitted.
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Ashley · Traveled May 2024
This trip was the perfect introduction to Turkey. Our guide Beykan was also very knowledgeable and approachable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a nominal, authentic, and culturally driven tour to Turkey.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

kerri · Traveled May 2024
This tour was incredible. 100% worth the money especially if you get the discount price but even the full price is worth it. Tour guide Beykan was absolutely incredible! really recommend this to anyone wanting to see turkey! Just be wary of the overnight bus as it was not for everyone!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Irshaad · Traveled April 2024
This is great tour that provides a good mix of included activities and free time. This is a great amount of time to see the places listed on the tour. Well worth it, and highly recommended.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Ching Hei · Traveled March 2024
Would not recommend. This trip is like an RyanAir or Jetstar Flight. You'll think it's a good deal and sign up for it, but then you'll find anything that's worth adding to the trip will come out of your pocket and will end up costing a fortune. You won't be doing anything in Antalya and Konya as you'll end up there at night - so forget doing anything there. The Ceramics Workshop section is rip-off - you'll find the things they sell elsewhere for a fraction of the price. They have original piece but those cost as much as the tour. Just plan a trip yourself and start in Cappadocia or Istanbul, you'll probs get more for your money that way.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

Amanda · Traveled March 2024
Amazing trip and unforgettable memories in a country which is full of deep history, with an Intrepid community that was incredibly friendly for a solo traveller! I would like to thank Ata for making this trip memorable evoked through his passionate storytelling of Turkish culture and history. Rather than a tour guide, it felt like we had a friend on board with us!
Review submitted 08 Apr 2024
Six Days in Turkey
From
EUR 324 €