Turkey gulet cruise and culture holiday
Description of Turkey gulet cruise and culture holiday
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All of the ships we use on this tour are sailboats. Although each of these ships have motors that we do use, we try our best to hoist the sails when the wind cooperates to be more human powered and conserve energy and gas emissions going into the water and surrounding environment.
When we do on land excursions on this tour, we try our very best to sail to the destination. If a car is required, we make sure to have the entire group of guests get into one vehicle. Carpooling into one vehicle helps us reduce our carbon emissions as opposed to take multiple vehicles to all get to the same place.
We have vegetarian and vegan options available for travelers with a variety of dietary needs. From the minute you inquire about one of our tours we discuss what your dietary needs are and do our absolute best to ensure you are well fed, energized, and satiated throughout your adventure travels with us. Dietary restrictions are always communicated from our office staff to our guides on the ground to ensure our guests are well taken care of. This tour comes with a private local chef who joins us on the yacht to cook freshly prepared Turkish meals for guests daily. This really helps guests learn about the culture and cuisine as they learn and eat alongside a local.
ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE
Additionally, in an effort to reduce our impacts on the natural environment, in our packing list, we suggest that our guests bring a water filter to filter tap water. Otherwise we ask that guests bring a wide-mouth water bottle so we can dispense from larger water bottles and reduce use of single use plastic.
In addition to recommending that guests bring and wear reef safe sunscreen, we recommend that guests bring bandanas and lightweight clothing to cover up from sun exposure as much as possible. This is better for the environment as guests with sunscreen will not be swimming in the water damaging that ecosystem. We find this is culturally appropriate in some destinations, more comfortable, and better for our guests and the environment.
At the beginning and end of this tour we recommend stays at boutique hotels that employ locals in an effort to support the local people and local economy.
The ship we stay on has a crew of people all from Turkey. We also recommend that all guests tip each crew member at the end of the trip to thank them for their kind service and sharing of their country.
Additionally, when on-land, we almost exclusively eat at one-off restaurants throughout this tour to ensure we are putting money back into the locals pockets who enjoy sharing their cuisine. This also helps our guests get the most out of their time in Turkey as they get the truest experience possible trying local cuisine.
EMPLOYMENT, INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY
We are able to accommodate people with physical limitations, disabilities and medical conditions; please speak with our team ahead of time if you think you will require any additional assistance while on the trip.
All of our group tours in Turkey are LGBTQ+ friendly. Everyone is welcome on our tours regardless of identity.
All of our operating staff and guides get paid at least minimum wage. On this tour, all guides and yacht staff are from and live in Turkey. We want to employ locals to support the local economy and to give our guests the best experience possible by learning from a local up close.