Alacati

Cesme Marina

Ephesus

Lycian Way Trekking

Lycian Way Trekking

Cappadocia

12 Days Explore Turkey with Lycian Way Trekking
Date: 2-13 May, 17-28 Oct 2020

Explore the best of Turkey as we travel to experience Alacati, Ephesus, Lycian Way Trek, Cappadocia and Istanbul. We will also be experiencing the train in Turkey!

Recommended flight from Singapore:

Day 0 SIN – IST – ADB by Turkish Airlines    2325 0820+1

Day 12 IST – SIN by Turkish Airlines                0200 1750

 

Day 1  (Saturday) Izmir – Alacati

Day 2 (Sunday) Alacati Hiking (BL)

Day 3 (Monday) Alacati – Ephesus – Selcuk (BL)

Day 4 (Tuesday) Selcuk – Pamukkale – Fethiye (BL)

Day 5 (Wednesday) Fethiye Lycian Way Hiking – Faralya (BLD)

Day 6 (Thursday) Faralya hiking – Alinca – Fethiye (BL)

Day 7 (Friday) Fethiye – Cappadocia (B)

Day 8 (Saturday) Cappadocia (L)

Day 9 (Sunday) Cappadocia – Konya (L)

Day 10 (Monday) Konya – Istanbul by Train (B)

Day 11 (Tuesday) Istanbul (BL)

Day 12 (Wednesday) Istanbul – Singapore

Day 1 (Saturday) Izmir – Alacati
Welcome to Turkey! Meet driver at the airport upon your arrival in Izmir Airport and transfer to Sakin Ev Hotel in Alacati. Overnight in Alacati.(BB)

Day 2 (Sunday) Alacati Hiking (BL)
Meet guide at your hotel and transfer to Ildır Village for a 5km hike.We finish the hike with a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your afternoon is free. Overnight in Alacati.

Day 3 (Monday) Alacati – Ephesus – Selcuk (BL)
08:00 Meet guide at hotel after check out. First drive to the Virgin Mary’s House; then visit Ephesus which was founded in the 11th century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, we will witness the perfection of the Greco-Roman Art. Later in the afternoon we will visit St John’s Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ’s beloved disciple. From the basilica, we will be able to look down on the remains of the temple of Artemis. We end the day with our visit to the Isa Bey Mosque before transfer to Kalehan Hotel in Selcuk.(BB)

Day 4 (Tuesday) Selcuk – Pamukkale – Fethiye (BL)
08:00 Meet guide at hotel after check out. We drive to Pamukkale to visit Hierapolis, then stroll over the calcareous terraces of Pamukkale. At the end of the tour, transfer to Fethiye. Check in and accommodation in Infinity Hotel in Fethiye.(BB)

Day 5 (Wednesday) Fethiye Lycian Way Hiking – Faralya (BLD)
08:30 Meet guide at your hotel after check out for transfer to Ovacık. Begin hiking from the start point of Lycian way. After 13 kms, reach Faralya. Overnight in Faralya Guest House(HB)

Day 6 (Thursday) Faralya hiking – Alinca – Fethiye (BL)
08:30 Meet guide at your hotel after check out for transfer to starting point, then hike to Alınca. At the end of hiking, transfer to Fethiye. Overnight in Infinity Hotel in Fethiye.(BB)

Day 7  (Friday) Fethiye – Cappadocia (B)
Meet driver at your hotel for transfer to Dalaman airport for your connecting flight to Kayseri.
On arrive in Kayseri airport, transfer to hotel in Cappdaocia. Overnight in Kale Konak Cave Hotel, Cappadocia.

Day 8 (Saturday) Cappadocia (L)
The tour begins with a descent towards the center of the earth, with a trip to the underground city of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. After that, we visit Cappadocia’s almost Martian landscape in the Dervent valley, where the rock formations are amazing. A walk through the Zelve Open Air Museum is a journey into the past, with its troglodyte houses. This is one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements in Cappadocia. After Zelve we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos, a center of terracotta art since 2,000 BC, for a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. After lunch in Avanos, we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century.

Day 9 (Sunday) Cappadocia – Konya (L)
09:30 Meet our driver at your hotel after check out for transfer to Konya with a visit Sultanhan Caravanserai on the road. Upon arrival in Konya, have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the world famous Mevlana Museum, formerly the place where the mystic philosophy of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was taught. At the end of the tour, drive to Whirling dervishes show. At the end of the show, transfer to Rumi Hotel. Check in and accommodation in Rumi Hotel.(BB)

Day 10 (Monday) Konya – Istanbul by Train (B)
Meet our driver at hotel for transfer to Konya train station for high speed train to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, meet driver for transfer to your hotel. Check in and accommodation in Sarı Konak Hotel.(BB)

Day 11 (Tuesday) Istanbul (BL)
09:00 Meet guide at hotel for city tour. We first visit the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it is a great park like area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Underground Cistern. The Hippodrome exhibits the Walled Column, The Serpent Column and the Egyptian Obelisque from the Byzantine times and the German Fountain is located in the North end of the Hippodrome. Next we visit the Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world. After that we visit the Blue Mosque which was completed in 1616. Our next stop will be the Topkapi Palace, more than just a palace, it is an assemblage of museums containing collections amassed by the Sultans for almost five centuries. Our visit also takes you to the famous Harem where the Imperial Family resided. We then walk out to Divan Yolu, the old ‘Road to the Imperial Council’ now a busy thoroughfare, for lunch at a local restaurant. We next visit the Spice Market, where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal, and all the spices from the East were also brought here after being loaded on vessels in Egypt. We end the tour with a visit to the greatest Bazaar of them all, the Grand Bazaar, one of the most extraordinary shopping experiences in the world.

Late night, check out and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your international flight to Singapore.

Day 12 (Wednesday) Istanbul – Singapore
0200 Fly by Turkish Airline to Singapore
1750 Arrive Singapore Changi Airport

12 Days Explore Turkey with Lycian Way Trekking
Tour Code: TUR-ETLW-12
LAND Price per person in SGD: $ 3100

Based on min 10 pax
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

Airfare + taxes by Turkish Airlines: About $1200

LAND Price includes

  • Domestic flight ticket Dalaman – Kayseri
  • Accommodation in Turkey including breakfast except Faralya Guest House.
  • Transportation with an A/C luxury minivan
  • Professional guiding by local English Speaking Guide
  • A’lacarte lunches with soft drinks on tours.
  • Admission fees to the museums and sights
  • Local Taxes
  • Singapore Tour Leader
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% for gears from X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge not mentioned
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Tips to guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other tours not mentioned