TURKEY

Istanbul & Cappadocia

Join us for a unique, cultural experience to Turkey. From its Mediterranean coastline to ancient underground cities, Turkey is the place for beach lovers and culture vultures. Discover Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, grab a kebab and wander through Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, relax in the healing waters of a thermal Turkish bath or travel through the ancient Silk Road. 

If you pay your deposit in 2021, the total trip price is $1750

If you pay your deposit in 2022, the total trip price is $1850

Fly in and out of Istanbul airport (IST)

Domestic flights to Cappadocia are included in your trip price. It also includes  comprehensive travel planning, coordinated extras, personalized attention, language translation, on-site tour operator available 24/7.

Option to extend on either end, reach out to [email protected] for more info.

Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

September 4th-10th, 2022

  • Welcome reception
  • 24/7 on-site trip leader
  • 2 nights accommodation in Istanbul, 1 night accommodation in Istanbul airport prior to departure
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Full day tour – Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, lunch, Underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
  • Half day tour – Local Lunch, Devrent, Zelve and Pasabag Valley
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon experience ($350)
  • Optional Taste of Istanbul food tour ($55)
  • private arrival and departure transfers with baggage handling

Up until 60 days before the trip start date, your deposit is fully transferable to another trip or person. If you cancel less than 60 days to the trip start date you will not be able to receive a refund unless you’re able to fill your spot.

Deposit $500

If you pay your deposit in 2021, the total trip price is $1750

If you pay your deposit in 2022, the total trip price is $1850

*flexible payment options available for balance- to pay monthly or in a few equal installments
  • We will visit places in Istanbul where you will need to have your arms and legs covered. Please keep this in mind when packing for this trip. Most of Turkey prides itself on being progressive but there are still parts that are quite conservative.
  • Please keep in mind that wifi can be quite spotty. If you need internet service throughout the trip, please get an international wireless plan in advance.

Fun Facts About TURKEY

2 Continents

Istanbul is the only city in the world that’s half in Asia & half in Europe. The Bosporus strait passes through Istanbul & is the link between Sea of Marmara & the Black Sea.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia was formed about three to four million years when a series of volcanic eruptions shook the Central Anatolia plateau.

Istanbul

You will find a mosque in every corner of Istanbul. It has a total of 3,113 mosques, maximum in Turkey.

Biodiversity

A new type of plant is discovered every 10 days and Turkey’s 10,000 plant and 80,000 animal species help rank the country among the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots.

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

Welcome Reception! Our driver will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel where you’ll meet our trip leader and fellow travel buddies.

Day 2

ISTANBUL

Full day tour – Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, lunch, Underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar. Optional Turkish food tour in the evening.

Day 3

FLY TO CAPPADOCIA

On the way from the airport to the hotel we’ll have a local lunch then visit Devrent, Zelve and Pasabag Valley

Day 4

CAPPADOCIA

Enjoy your day exploring the city. Grab the local specialty, the pottery kebab.

Optional hot air balloon trip in the afternoon.

Day 5

CAPPADOCIA

Explore the 36 underground caves then spend the evening enjoying a traditional Turkish evening with local professional belly dancers.

Day 6

FLY TO ISTANBUL – AIRPORT HOTEL

We will all fly together to Istanbul.

Most flights are very early the next morning so we’re staying in an airport hotel for the most convenience.

Day 7

TRAVEL HOME

Most flights are super early so say goodbye to your new friends the night before!

Safe travels home!

OPTIONAL ADD ON

CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

ISTANBUL FOOD TOUR

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