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Walk & Sail
17 Days / 15 Nights
What is better way to experience and explore the natural wonders of Turkey than on foot? Moderate 4-5 mile walks each day will take you through the valleys of Cappadocia, with its unique fairy chimneys and cave churches, to the Mediterranean harbor city of Antalya to board a private gulet for a week and explore Lycian cliff tombs, Roman ruins, and beautiful beaches, returning to your gulet for refreshing swims and gourmet meals.
Best time to travel
May ~ June
September ~ October
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Walk & Sail Travel Itinerary
Depart the USA. Overnight flight to Istanbul.
Day 2 ~ Cappadocia
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will proceed to the domestic airport to take a domestic flight to Kayseri. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Day 3 ~ Cappadocia
Today we'll start exploring this fascinating area, created by volcanic activity eons ago and artistically formed by wind and water erosions. The special composition of the rock, called tufa, allowed the carvings of entire underground and aboveground cities. In the morning we will drive to the village of Soganli (the onion village), a lovely and unspoiled area with open-air Byzantine churches and monasteries carved from outcrops of rocks, once we are there, we will take an easy 3-mile walk through the valley, ending in a lively village which is famous throughout the country for its dolls. We will visit one of the underground cities where from 20,000 to 30,000 people used to live. In the afternoon, we will walk through the beautiful and diverse Ilhara Valley, meandering along the Melendiz River that runs through these pleasant gorges. While walking, we will see Byzantine churches carved into the tufa, many wild flowers, and trees. Our walk will be 4 miles, starting in the village of Ihlara and ending in the village of Selime.
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Accommodation for 8 nights at selected 3 and 4 star hotels, and/or restored Ottoman mansions and special boutique hotels
4 dinners while on your walking tour
6 days walking tour with licensed multilingual guide
Air-conditioned van with private professional driver
7 days and nights of sailing on your private chartered gulet with all meals included
English speaking, knowledgeable guide
Services of gulet crew
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
Two domestic flights in Turkey ( Istanbul- Kayseri; Dalaman- Istanbul)
All arrival and departure transfers
Complete information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags