Trotting In Turkey | Trips N Tales

Trotting In Turkey

Istanbul | Cappadocia | Antalya
Backpacking Group Trips for 18-39 Year Olds
Duration

10 days

Food

11 meals

Group Size

18-20 People

Accommodation

 Three star Hotels

Trotting In Turkey by Trips N Tales

About Trip

This July, lets go trotting across Turkey and tick this fascinating country off our bucket list! Join our fun squad on epic adventure across Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya.  Cruising across the Bosphorous, pub crawling in Istanbul, horseback riding, hot air balloons, cave and valley visits, Saluada islands and exploring the Turkish nightlife and culture are some of the many things we do on this trip. Buckle up fellow adventurers, as we create the quirkiest tales on our Turkish escapades. So what are you waiting for? Book your spot now!

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1: Merhaba Istanbul | Bosphorus Cruise

Get ready to say ‘Merhaba’ to your new travel buddies as you touchdown in Istanbul! With no fixed schedule to hold you down today, you can unleash your inner explorer and hit the vibrant streets of Istanbul. Feel like a true Istanbulite and tick offyour bucket list by visiting the legendary Galata Tower and hopping around the buzzing Taksim Square – where the vibes are as electric as its lights! In the evening cruise from Asia to Europe along the enchanting Bosphorus Get ready to witness the mesmerizing sunset over Istanbul’s skyline while crossing continents like a boss!

Day 2: Istanbul Walking Tour | Pub Crawl

Today is your day to shine! Step into the magical time machine of Istanbul’s past! Join the free guided walking tour and unlock the city’s hidden treasures, from the majestic Blue Mosque to the captivating Hagia Sophia. Brace yourself for secret streets, mind-blowing stories, and a whirlwind journey through Istanbul.And once the sun sets, gear up for a wild night out with your squad as you hop through the best pubs in town. Let the good times roll!”

Day 3: Instagrammable Places Of Istanbul

Get your camera roll ready for a colorful adventure in the charming neighborhood of Balat! From its rainbow-colored houses to its vibrant street art, it’s a feast for your eyes and your Insta feed! In the evening, head out to try local Turkish delecacies and sip on some Turkish tea or coffee throughout the day. Enjoy your last night in Istanbul.

Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia | Turkish Night

Pack your bags and get ready to take off to the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia! And to top it off, we’ll feast like sultans and dance like dervishes with a Turkish night that includes delicious traditional cuisine, plenty of booze, and mesmerizing performances – all in a stunning cave restaurant that’s straight out of a storybook!

Day 5: Ihlara Valley

Hey there, adventure seekers! Get ready to strap on your hiking boots as we go on an epic journey through the stunning landscapes of Turkey. We’re heading to the awe-inspiring Ihlara Valley, where the lush greenery and towering cliffs will leave you breathless. And if that’s not enough, we’re also going in deep underground to explore the caves. But wait, there’s more! We’re also checking out the jaw-dropping Selime Monastery, and soaking in the views of the Pigeon
Valley. Let’s go spelunking, folks!

Day 6: Hot Air Balloon | Horse Ride / ATV Tour
Rise with the sun and soar above the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, with stunning views of the otherworldly chimneys and valleys below. (Weather Permitting & at additional cost) In the evening, saddle up for a horse tour through the awe-inspiring Cappadocian valleys or the adventurous souls can opt for an ATV tour through these unique terrains. As the day turns to dusk, we board our overnight bus to the enchanting city of Antalya.
 
Day 7: Antalya Old Town

Welcome to Antalya, where you can time travel to medieval Europe through its narrow cobblestone streets of the old town! You can also visit the scenic Duden Falls, or soak in some sun and have a fun-filled beach day at one of the stunning shorelines! It’s your time to wander, adventure, and make some memories. As the sun sets, the town comes alive with a vibrant nightlife that will keep you enchanted

all night long.

Day 8: Optional Day Trip To Pamukkale & Hierapolis

Get ready to time travel to ancient times in Hierapolis! This UNESCO World Heritage Site will take you on a magical journey to the Greco-Roman city located on natural hot springs. Who needs a spa day when you can soak in the healing waters since the 2nd century BC? And that’s not all, we’ll also take you to Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle, where you can witness the spectacular mineral deposits left by thermal water. For those who opted not to visit Pamukkale, you can explore Antalya and visit the scenic Duden Falls, or soak in some sun and have a fun-filled beach day at one of the stunning shorelines! It’s your time to wander, adventure, and make some memories.

Day 9: Boat Party To Suluada Island

Hold onto your swimwear, because we’re heading to the hypnotizing Suluada Island! With waters as clear as a crystal ball, it’s no wonder this place is called the ‘Turkish Maldives’. Hop on the bus and jump on board the party boat for a journey to paradise. Dance to the tropical tunes, dive into the sparkling water, soak up the sun, and indulge in a scrumptious lunch on board. Enjoy further swimming breaks at the island’s western and spring water beaches.

Day 10: Güle Güle Turkey

Time to bid Turkey and your newfound buddies farewell as we take off to Istanbul! Make sure you book your return flight post 4 pm and don’t forget to cherish the
memories and keep in touch with your new pals. See you soon, Turkey!

Trip Date & Prices

Book Before
Price
45 days before departure
INR 85,700/-
until spots are available
INR 88,700/-
Book Before
Price
45 days before departure
INR 91,500/-
until spots are available
INR 94,700/-
Book Before
Price
45 days before departure
INR 91,500/-
until spots are available
INR 94,700/-

Trip FAQs

It is absolutely safe to travel to Turkey. In fact on our excursions we have met a lot of solo travelers too.

Visas and flights are not included as we have travelers coming from different cities of the country and the flight cost varies depending on the city of departure. However we would be guiding you for booking flights and applying for visas.

We will be staying at 3 star hotels everywhere. Rooms are generally on double sharing basis with people of the same gender sharing a room unless requested otherwise by the traveler. 

Our team will help guide you through the visa process for sure. Indian nationals having a valid Schengen/UK/USA visa can apply online and get an e-visa
 

If your visa gets rejected you can reapply (if time permits) with the help of the visa consultant. Based on the reason for visa rejection you will be guided to add/change certain documents for re-submission. We generally suggest everyone to apply for visas as early as possible so that there is buffer of time to reapply in case of rejection. In case it gets rejected the second time then we refund the money back minus the deposit amount.

Yes. Although limited, vegetarian options and suggestions are provided and taken care of on the trip. 

There are 2 internal flights with baggage allowance of 15 kgs check in baggage and 7 kgs carry on baggage. 
 

If you want to extend your trip you can very well do so. Just let us know in advance (preferably at the time of booking) if you would like to extend the trip from Antalya or Istanbul. If you are looking to extend your trip from Antalya we will refund the internal Antalya – Istanbul sector flight only if it is not booked.

There are 3 ways:
– TAXI: You can either take a direct taxi from airport to hotel (You can use Uber or download the app BiTaksi for cabs)
– SHUTTLE BUS You can take HAVAIST airport shuttle. Go to exit 13 and take an elevator 2 floors down. From there you can take a shuttle bus to Beyazit square. From Beyazit square to Sultanahmet the distance is approximately 1.5 km. Havaist buses run around the clock with every 20/25-minute route, and their ticket costs only 87₺ which you can pay by card while sitting in the bus. The bus station is located at the -2 airport level. In that area, you can also purchase an Istanbulkart, valid for all public transportation means, even for public toilets.
– METRO The Istanbul airport Metro Line M11 now links Istanbul Airport to Istanbul. Thus, if you opt for a subway ride from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul city center, you’ll have to head to IST airport subway station, lying right outside Exit 11, on the front side of the car park. After hopping on Metro Line M11, you’ll disembark at Gayrettepe Station and transfer to Line M2 to Vezneciler Station, a 15-20-minute walk from Sultanahmet Square. Overall, the journey with the Istanbul airport metro to Sultanahmet will last around 40 minutes, plus an approximate 10-minute waiting time, as subway routes are frequent. However, please keep in mind that the Istanbul subway operates only from 06:00 am to midnight.
And if you want you can even let us know in advance and we can pre book an airport transfer for you.

We need a minimum of 9 or more travelers for the Trip Buddy to accompany. Incase there are lesser travelers, local guides as per the activities are provided + constant backend support from the team is provided.

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Testimonials

Oorja Agrawal
Oorja Agrawal
2023-08-21
It was an amazing experience with Trips n tales. From hotel stays, to perfect travel itinerary, awesome travel guide through out nine day trip to Vietnam. The group experience was amazing too
Meet Modi
Meet Modi
2023-08-21
Went to vietnam trip on August with trip leader Aditi. Had a great fun time exploring city and its culture along with the group. Made good friends in the trip. Well planned and structured itenary covering key places in the city
rohan khujat
rohan khujat
2023-08-17
After doing lof of research i chose to go to Vietnam trip through trips n tales. It was indeed an unforgettable experience, filled with cherished memories that I will carry with me for a lifetime. I got the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from different walks of life. The ability of our Trip Leader (Aditi) to facilitate meaningful dialogues and create an environment where everyone felt comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences was commendable. Thank you Aditi for leading us on this remarkable trip to Vietnam. The beauty of vietnam from the vibrant halong bay to bana hills we saw under your guidance is worth mentioning here. Your passion for travel, dedication to creating meaningful experiences, and warm-hearted nature made this trip truly extraordinary for me. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
RAHUL KHUJAT
RAHUL KHUJAT
2023-08-17
We have chosen Trips n Tales as our Vietnam travel partner. TripnTales team has taken good care of us. We are happy for choosing Trip n Tales as our travel partner and looking forward to have many more collaborations in future too. This was really Awesome Tour. Our Guide Aditi Madam was super Friendly, knowledgeable,and easy to talk to! Madam helped us shop in the market and get good prices on a few things to take home. The pictures she took and shared are amazing and the memories will last a lifetime. We were also impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the guides.
mohit anand
mohit anand
2023-08-17
I recently went to Vietnam with TNT, it was great enjoying, refreshing moments for me, made new friends & got to know what others r doing & sharing their past travel experience's. Our trip buddy Ms.Aditi was very cool,kind,supportive & has good experience in managing the trips, luv to travel with her again. Itinerary covered almost the entire Vietnam so no worry, stay was good except Hanoi ,leisure time was more on some days which should i recommend to add more activities otherwise were left to explore on own, the city tour/bus package(was cheap) can be added for each city in the Itinerary. I would luv to recommend TNT if ur solo/first timer to go in group.
vanshika chanderiya
vanshika chanderiya
2023-08-17
I had a fabulous experience on my trip to Vietnam with Trips N Tales. They have very careful curated iternnary which gives you a wholesome experience. We were able to the cover all of the most famous and serene places, it was very well managed, stays were very nice and closer to the main city spots so we could just walk around and explore by ourselves as well. It was a good mix of planned activities and exploration time which I love when going in group trips. I met one of the coolest person, Aditi, also the trip buddy for this trip. She was there at all times and we had so much fun together. Lastly, I was never expecting to meet people who are now such close friends. Each and every person had such unique background and experiences to share and we all kept chatting late night by the beach. Loved the entire trip and experience. Definitely recommend them to everyone. All the best guys! Booking another trip soon.
Veena Chaudhari
Veena Chaudhari
2023-08-15
I went to Bali with TripNTales and it was great experience as I could do lot of activities in this trip. Bali is a beautiful place and they covered most of it. The trip provided good stays at beautiful locations. I wish they remove the Mt. Batur trek because it is very difficult… Atleast it was for me and the view I had expected was not worth the struggle i went thru. I wish they properly manage Nusa Penida as the last ferry is at 3pm and covering all places is not possible. Hence including only 2 places should be enough to capture and live the gorgeous locations. We had to hop to all places and barely got any good time to live the scenic beauty. Food is an issue. In Ubud we got very less options but since gilli islands Nd further the breakfast was buffet hence no complains on that. Lunch and dinner is upto us and better go prepared as per the hotel location as you might lose lot of time searching for the places. Thé activities we covered were cycling, trekking, snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. Looking back I believe the trip offered us all. The trip is hectic and there’s lot of travelling hence only those should opt for this itenary if they can handle the travel, getting up early, walking, cycling, trekking,etc. Hence not for ppl looking to only lie down or a leisure time! Would definitely recommend for active and enthusiastic travellers!!
Prarthana Harsha
Prarthana Harsha
2023-08-11
Great company . Ho Chi Minh and Hoi An hotels stay were really good. The last hotel at Hanoi was really bad. The overall experience at TNT was good.Could have improvised on itenary in covering places as we have had 10 solid days of time.

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