Simple hotels (11 nts), overnight buses (2 nts), boat (1 nt, multi-share, Nov-Apr spent in a hotel).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
You will visit
18 to 39 years old
White cliffs and bright blue travertines (limestone pools) of Pammukkale and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey's historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget accommodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.
Day 1 — Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Shake off that jet lag and prepare for an evening buzzing with excitement. Head out with your group and CEO for drinks at a favourite local spot. After, feel free to do some exploring in the area on your own or with some fellow travellers. Kick-off your adventure in Istanbul with lively music, and a healthy dose of fun.
Day 2 — Istanbul/Göreme
View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 3 — Göreme
Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider a hot air balloon trip at sunrise.
Day 4 — Göreme
Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia.
Day 5 — Göreme/Antalya
Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.
Day 6 — Antalya/Olympos
Upon arrival to Antalya, continue to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night.
Day 7 — Olympos/Kekova
Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.
Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
Day 8 — Kekova/Fethiye
Back on land at Ucagiz, continue exploring the Turquoise Coast on the coastal town of Fethiye.
Day 9 — Fethiye
Enjoy free time to explore Fethiye. Opt for a boat trip to it's near-shore islands, hike to Oludeniz lagoon or visit Butterfly valley.
Day 10 — Fethiye/Pamukkale
Enjoy free time to visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.
Day 11 — Pamukkale/Selçuk
Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk and check out the sights.
Day 12 — Selçuk
Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince. Opt to pre book a traditional Selcuk cooking class.
Day 13 — Selçuk/Çanakkale
Travel north, then opt to visit Troy.
Day 14 — Çanakkale/Istanbul
In the morning, option to visit Gallipoli Peninsula before driving to the big city for one last night with the group.