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TurkeyUltimate Active and Adventure Trip

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Few destinations give off an aura of magic and that special warm and fuzzy feeling before even stepping foot there. Turkey is one of these places and this itinerary is out of control! It goes a little something like this... Arrive in Istanbul, get on a boat, see the sights, try to find your way in one of the largest bazaars in the world and have tea with the locals. Sounds good? Great! Next up: ma...

Few destinations give off an aura of magic and that special warm and fuzzy feeling before even stepping foot there. Turkey is one of these places and this itinerary is out of control! It goes a little something like this... Arrive in Istanbul, get on a boat, see the sights, try to find your way in one of the largest bazaars in the world and have tea with the locals. Sounds good? Great! Next up: marvel at ancient cities carved out of stone, cycle through valleys and vineyards and be blown away by sunsets so pretty you'll think they're painted on. Get up early for the once in a lifetime sunrise hot air balloon insanity over surreal landscapes of Cappadocia! Just when your face starts to hurt from smiling non-stop we're going to sprinkle in a visit to an underground city, white water rafting, sea kayaking, turtles, seals and turquoise colored lagoons. Just book it already.. (Mic drop)

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Trip highlights
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • White water activities
    White water activities
  • Cycling

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Day 1: Welcome to Turkey!

• Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met by our representative

• Transfer to Sultanahmet, the historical center of the city (30min)

• Settle in to your centrally located accommodation


Day 2: Bosphorus & Historic Peninsula Tour

•  Begin with a combination of boat and walking tour of the highlights of Istanbul (2h)

• Pass through Hippodrome square, once a sporting and social center of Constantinople

• Explore the Kapali Carsi bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world

• Conclude the day with a traditional cup of Turkish tea, known as cay


Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia

• Transfer to Istanbul airport and fly to Kayseri (1h). Continue to Cappadocia

• Hike to Ortahisar village via Uzengi & Pancarlik valleys (3h/6km)

• Visit the stunning Goreme open air museum & marvel at a red valley sunset

• Enjoy a cup of traditional Turkish tea in a beautiful setting

IstanbulCappadocia (Roman province)

Day 4: Discover Cappadocia

• Mountain bike from Goreme to Uchisar via Kiliclar valley & Akvadi valley (20km/3h)

• Visit the high viewpoint known as “the fortress

• Enjoy a cup of traditional Turkish Tea, while taking in the magnificent panorama over Cappadocia

• Ride through vineyard gardens back to Goreme

Optional activities:

Sunrise hot air balloon ride over one of the world's best balloon flight areas!

• Turkish bath (Hamam)

Pottery workshop in Avanos

Cappadocia (Roman province)

Day 5: Aladaglar Mountain Range & the Underground City

• Drive to the stunning Aladaglar mountain range, home to the highest peaks of the Taurus, famous for its gorgeous lakes, sheer rock walls, deeply cut valleys and canyons (2h)

• Visit incredible underground city of Derinkuyu

Hike to Emli valley on of the most beautiful places of the Aladaglar (4h)

• Camp overnight in the mountains. After dinner, enjoy a very atmospheric evening around the campfire within beautiful mountain scenery

Lunch and dinner included

Cappadocia (Roman province), Derinkuyu

Day 6: Konya and Koprulu National Park

• Depart for Koprulu National park located on the south coast near Antalya (7h)

Visit Konya; the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum

• Arrive at Koprulu National park. Spend the night in Beskonak village in an authentic family run pension


Day 7: White Water Rafting & Ancient Selge

• Prepare for a fantastic rafting adventure on the Kopru River! (4h)

• Visit the ancient city of Selge on the southern slope of Mount Taurus

• Continue to Antalya and check-in to your hotel (1h)

Köprülü, Antalya

Day 8: Ucagiz/Kekova Boat Excursion & Simena Castle

• Walk through the old city center of Kaleici passing by the Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Yivli Minare and Hidirlik Tower

• On the way to Kas, visit Myra, one of the largest towns of the Lycian alliance (3h)

• Arrive in Ucagiz/Kekova area, a great place for the coastal scenery and well preserved archaeological sites

• Embark on a boat excursion to see the ruins on the northern coast of Kekova island and the Simena castle (3h)


Day 9: Sea Kayak Tour, Sebeda Coast & Limanagzi Beach

• Begin the day with a sea kayak tour towards the isolated Sebeda coast

• Marvel at tombs carved into sheer rocks

• Kayak further from Inceburun to Kas and if conditions allow to the islands of Antiphellos Archipelago

• Explore Kas, a quiet pleasant town with its blue sea and narrow streets scented with jasmine flowers, at your own pace


Day 10: Relax in Kas or...

• Free day to enjoy your surroundings

• Relax in Kas or pursue adventure...

Optional activities: 

• Self-Guided Meis (Kastellorizo) island tour

• Paragliding adventure over Kas


Day 11: Kayakoy & Oludeniz beach

• Drive from Kas to Fethiye. First stop is Kayakoy, described by the UNESCO as a world friendship and peace village (1h)

• Hike up to the ruins of an abandoned Greek village

• Continue to Oludeniz lagoon, one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean

• Arrive in Fethiye. Explore the charming cafés and the old town


Day 12: Departure

• Transfer to Dalaman airport for departure (45min)

• Hope you enjoyed the ride!


IstanbulSultanahmetCappadocia (Roman province)DerinkuyuKöprülüAntalyaKasFethiyeDalaman

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,630 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 to 3 Pax4 to 5 Pax6 to 8 PaxSingle Supplement
Price per person$1,960$1,630$1,470$340

Included in the price:

  • All transfers and transportations with private vehicles to the places stated in the itinerary: Days 1 & 3: one (one way) arrival/departure transfer from/to Istanbul Int. airport/hotel in the city centreTransfers in Istanbul valid from/to Istanbul Ataturk & new Int. airport – Sultanahmet/Sirkeci district onlyExtra transfer cost will be charged for each transfer, Day 12: one (one way) departure transfer from/to hotel in Fethiye/Dalaman airport
  • Demavend Travel English speaking tour leader
  • Hotel & Pension accommodations: in standard rooms on double/twin share base With bed & breakfast (BB) service
  • In the Aladaglar mountains in comfortable and high quality 2-person tents (already built and set up)With necessary camping equipment (mattresses, sleeping bags, necessary kitchen gears & dinnerware) of highest quality and Demavend Travel cook & staff support throughout provided
  • 11 x breakfast / 1 x lunch (Day 5) / 1 x dinner (Day 5 at the camp)
  • Day 2: Bosphorus tour by boat (public): approx. 2 - 3 h
  • Day 4: Mountain biking in Cappadocia: approx. 20/25 km / 3 - 4 h
  • Day 5: Hiking & camping in the Aladaglar mountains with entrance & camping fees included
  • Day 7: Koprulu National park wild water rafting: approx. 4 h
  • Day 8: Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat: approx. 3 - 4 h
  • Day 9: Sea Kayak in Kas: approx. 4 h

Not included in the price:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • All kind of extra transports & transfers other than stated in the itinerary / extra arrival/departure transfers
  • All kind of entrance fees for historical and natural sites
  • All kind of optional activities
  • Meals other than stated in the itinerary
  • All kind of soft and alcoholic drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee
  • All kind of personal expenses
  • Extra nights & single supplements / accommodation upgrades
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips
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