Highlights of Turkey
From the whimsical turrets of Cappadocia's sand-stone rock-dwellings and underground cities to the time-forgotten villages of the Lycian Way and the breathtaking scenery of the Turquoise Coast, our small group tours to Turkey will create memories to last a lifetime. Here are just a few of the highlights from our adventure holidays to Turkey.
Transport yourself to a fairytale land of cone-shaped rock dwellings on our two-week Turkey Discovery Tour or our Family Cappadocia and Turkish Coast Adventure. Duck your head as you descend into a myriad of subterranean caverns and tunnels that once formed Kaymakli Underground City. This otherworldly city was built by Christians escaping Arab oppression and was home to over 3,500 people. This troglodyte cave-metropolis is one of the largest of 34 similar excavations in Cappadocia, and, even now, some of the grottoes are still used as hotels, storage areas, stables and cellars.
Turkey’s sun-drenched Turquoise Coast is renowned for its glistening aquamarine waters and golden sandy beaches. Glide through the reeds of the Koycegiz River on a riverboat trip to view the rock-cut tombs of ancient Caunos and look out for loggerhead turtles bobbing on the water’s surface on our Highlights of Turkey Tour. Hop on a bike on our Cycle Turkey trip and ride along the shores of beautiful Lake Koycegiz. Or make a splash on our Turkey Activity Holiday with a sea kayaking trip to the eerie sunken city of Kekova. Rise early to avoid the crowds and have the tranquil bay to yourselves before paddling through a labyrinth of rocks alongside the shoreline necropolis of Teimiusa.
Follow your local tour leader for a walking trip along the Lycian Way on our Turkey Hiking Tour. From stunning vistas of glistening turquoise blue waters and golden sandy beaches to time-forgotten ancient villages and age-old relics from a bygone era, there is plenty to see along this spectacular coastal trail. Explore the deserted streets of ghostly Kayakoy, peer over limestone cliff tops for far-reaching views across the ocean, hike through lush pine forests and open farmland, swim in the calm waters of Patara Beach and kick-back in a waterfront cafe in the beautiful port of Kas.
Solo travel in Turkey
Our small group trips to Turkey are popular with couples, friends and solo travellers alike. Everyone who travels with us is looking for a fun and authentic adventure so whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with family, you’ll most likely make friends along the way. Your local tour leader will ensure you see all of the must-see sights and well as the lesser-known hidden gems of Turkey during the trip and they’ll also look after all of the every-day logistics.