Walking and easy hiking with options for more extensive hikes and activities. Comfortable accommodations in hotel, lodge or yacht.
This relaxed Turquoise Coast tour to Turkey brings you the best of this vibrant country: go on a walking tour through historic Istanbul and explore the Sultanahmet District; hike among fairy chimneys, underground cities and hidden churches of Cappadocia; and voyage along the Mediterranean coast to ancient sites, small white-washed resort towns and rural villages where traditional life prevails. On this Turkey trek, you get insight into the people of this region, both past and present: journey to Batik Hamam, the site of sunken Roman baths where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra were said to have spent time and experience a traditional lunch in the home of a friendly Turkish family. Your overnight accommodations include a restored Ottoman home set in the heart of a small village and a boutique cave hotel, all run by friendly locals and featuring delicious regional cuisine. With our Turkish guide traveling by your side, you have plenty of free time on this itinerary to swim, snorkel and kayak in crystalline blue waters and take day hikes to ancient sites that are only accessible by footpaths from the sea.
I loved everything about the trip and loved Turkey. Our fellow travelers were wonderful - smart, funny people. The food was delicious and fresh, especially on the gulet. Tao was our guide, and he gets an A+ from me.
- Anita Casale, MA