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Pre-trip: Azerbaijan: Baku, Guba
Post-trip: Turkey: Kazdaglari, Canakkale, Istanbul
Countries: 1
Cities: 4
Days: 17
4 nights aboard a privately chartered 14-passenger turkish gulet
Average Group Size: 12 Travelers
ReelEarth: The Bird of Cappadocia

Meet Sureyya, one of the first women to pilot the colorful hot air balloons that float over the unusual landscapes of Turkey’s Cappadocia, and see the challenges she overcame to pursue this career.

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What Awaits: Our Turkey Itinerary

Map your course through Turkey from destinations visited and optional extensions, to cultural connections you'll experience—like joining a local family in Cappadocia for a traditional and insightful Home-Hosted Lunch.

07:28 343 views
Carolyn and Sherry’s Experience in Turkey

Follow friends Carolyn and Sherry as they witness the surreal beauty of Cappadocia from a hot-air balloon and delve into the traditional Turkish craft of rug weaving at a local cooperative.

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Turkey - Land of the Crescent Moon Submitted by Jeff Drake, 7-time traveler from Beaverton, Oregon

Explore Istanbul's colorful Spice Market, visit St. John's Basilica and tomb, and watch the sun set over the Turquoise Coast with traveler Jeff D.

24:25 239 views
Turkey - Journey Through History Submitted by Walter Cooper, 8-time traveler from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

Soar high above the honeycombed hills of Cappadocia on a hot-air balloon ride, explore an elaborate underground city, and roam Istanbul's Grand Bazaar with traveler Walter C.

19:41 462 views


Turkey's Magical Hideaways

91% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the two categories below:

  • Trip Experience Leader: 90% of travelers rated their Trip Experience Leader “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 92% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this adventure “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
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