Turkey small group tour
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Description of Turkey small group tour
This Turkey small group tour is a great 10 day introduction to this fascinating country. Begin in busy and beautiful Istanbul, visiting its memorable landmarks: the 17th century Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the famous Hippodrome. From here, move on to the world famous historical sites of Troy, Pergamum and the Roman ruins of Ephesus. We will visit the bizarre calcium terraces at Pamukkale and the hot thermal pools at Hierapolis, and travel along the historical Silk Road to Konya, where we see the former home of the original Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes. There is a full day to explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, with its towering rock pinnacles and underground homes, and we then move on to Ankara, Turkey’s modern day capital, before ending the tour back in Istanbul.
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8 Reviews of Turkey small group tour
Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019 by Bernice GunnThe most memorable part of the holiday was Ephesus and Cappadochia Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019 by Ashley WoodfordThe most memorable part of the holiday was Istanbul. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jul 2018 by Jennifer EassonExcellent....The sunrise balloon ride over Cappadocia plus the serenity of Anzac Cove at Gallipoli Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Nov 2017 by AnonEphesus - an incredible place Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Oct 2017 by David HoranBalloon flight was wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2015 by Lesley McManusLocal people definitely benefited from the tourism both on our trip and from the many others, obviously on the same circuit as us. Our guide, Perihan Asan, was very informative and lively and made the holiday so enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 May 2015 by Gillian WillcocksI loved the balloon ride over Capodocchia, and found Galipoli very moving. I thought it ticked all the boxes as they say. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 May 2013 by Judith and Alan HepburnCappadocia and balloon flight were the most memorable parts of the holiday Read full review
PlanetHow our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.
Energy saving is strictly encouraged by asking travelers to turn off all air conditioning, lights and electronics when leaving their hotel rooms. Littering at any of the sites should also be avoided. If they are unable to find any trash cans, we encourage them to dispose of empty water bottles or cans in the trash bag provided in the vehicles.
Pammukale , Capadocia and Mount Nemrut are seen as natural wonders. We encourage our travelers to treat these sites as such, meaning that they should not intentionally damage the landscapes, structures and surroundings.
The cost of fuel is very high in Turkey, compared to other major cities. Although it isn't always practical to walk from one area to the other, we encourage walking tours through the major sites in Istanbul. Not only does it save a few pennies to the travelers, it also reduces our carbon footprint.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
Turkey is still recovering from the massive earth quake that struck in 2011. There are a number of donation organizations. We attempt to be in contact with these to establish a point of communication between the organizations and our travelers who wish to donate money.