Turkish delight 2019

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  • Services of Tour Guide, Tour Manager, Indian Chef 
  • Great Culinary Experience of Indian and Inter-Continental Cuisines: Indian, Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, Chinese, Continental, Thai  
  • Enjoy Daily Breakfast with Hot Indian Dish with Khakra , Ghatiya , and Hot Indian Masala Tea 
  • Istanbul: 3 Nights stay covering Guided City tour of Istanbul and Evening Bosphorus Cruise. Enjoy Cable Car Ride, Shopping at Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.  
  • Bodrum: 2 Nights stay covering Guided city tour of Bodrum, Bodrum Castle and free time for Optional Adventure Activities. 
  • Kusadasi: 2 Night stay covering Orientation tour of Kusadasi visit Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Sirince Village.  
  • Pamukkale: 1 Night stay covering day Excursion to Hierapolis and Hot Air Balloon.  
  • Antalya: 1 Nights Stay Covering Orientation Tour Visit Old Harbour, Kaleici, Hadrian Gaten and Waterfall Karpuzkaldiran and visit Perge.  
  • Cappadocia: 2 Nights stay covering City tour of Cappadocia, Göreme Openair Museum, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Kaymakli Underground City. Enjoy Quad Biking and Turkish Night Show.

Itinerary

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Fly / Istanbul( DAY 1)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for  Bosphorus Cruise, the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which separates Istanbul into two continents. A beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. (One Time pickup at 1400 Hours) (Meals: Dinner)
Istanbul( DAY 2)
After breakfast departure approx. 09:30 am for a full-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.  Topkapi Palace 15th C.  The official and residential palace of Otoman Empire for 400 years. Huge Gates, different exhibition halls, and colorful gardens. Blue Mosque; Hagia Sofia The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored handmade tiles. It's built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” Enjoy Cable Car Ride, Hippodrome of Constantinople a chariot-racing track and the sporting and Social Centre of Constantinople. Free time for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Istanbul – Bodrum (Flight) ( DAY 3)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and proceed to Istanbul Airport to Board Flight to Bodrum. Arrive Bodrum and proceed for the Orientation tour of Bodrum. Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts. Later proceed towards Hotel and check in. Overnight in Bodrum. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Bodrum (Optional Water Activities)( DAY 4)
After Breakfast at the Hotel. Day free to Enjoy Water Activities like Sailing, Boat Excursion, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing and many more. Overnight in Bodrum. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Bodrum – Kusadasi (154 Kms – Approx 2 Hrs 17 Mins)( DAY 5)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and proceed to Kusadasi. Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island is a walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town, connected to the mainland via causeway. Arrive in Kusadasi.  Check in at the Hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Kusadasi (City Tour) ( DAY 6)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and proceed for the Orientation Tour of Kusadasi, Visit Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, The Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. Visit House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village Overnight in Kusadasi. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Kusadasi/Pamukkale (198 Kms – Approx 2 Hrs 50 Mins) ( DAY 7)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and depart for Pamukkale visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Later proceed towards Hotel and check in. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Pamukkale – Antalya (243 Kms – Approx 3 Hrs 10 Mins) ( DAY 8)
Early Morning we proceed to Enjoy Beautiful Hot Air Balloon . Arrive Back to Hotel for Breakfast. Later check out and proceed to Antalya. Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia (538 Kms – Approx 6 Hrs 47 Mins)( DAY 9)
After Breakfast at the Hotel Early departure for Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Cappadocia .Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cappadocia (City Tour)( DAY 10)
After Breakfast at the Hotel proceed for Uçhisar, the highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Göreme Openair Museum, The biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco. Paşabağ valley, the most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys (Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos the handcraft center of Cappadocia, Avanos is the center of pottery for 4000 years. Devrent Valley The valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation. Cavusin Village, Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City, Underground settlements of the early Christians Pigeon Valley, Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cappadocia – Istanbul ( DAY 11)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and proceed to Airport to board flight for Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul and proceed towards Hotel and check in. Day free at Leisure and Shopping at Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.  Overnight in Istanbul. (Meals :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Istanbul/ Depart ( DAY 12)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. Tour Ends with Happy and sweet Memories. (One time drop at 0930 Hours) (Meals :Breakfast)

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  • 4 recent photographs ( 35mm*45 mm white background matt finishing; 80% face focus) 
  • Original passport with minimum validity of six months. ( please provide all old passports if any) (Validity of Passport should be 10 year from the date of issue) 
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  • If salaried person, we need leave letter on company’s letter head and 3 months’ salary slip

FAQ's and other information

1.      Best time to visit Turkey? Spring and autumn, from April to May and from September to mid November respectively, are the ideal times to visit Turkey as temperatures are pleasant and the skies are clear.
2.      How is the weather in Turkey? Turkey’s climate varies by region, but summer means hot sunny weather all around. On the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts temperatures reach 30°C and above in July. Spring and Autumn are pleasantly warm, and winters average around 10°C, but there can be some rain showers.  
3.       Which are the prominent languages in Turkey? Turkish is the most prominent language in Turkey. Aside from Turkish, Arabic and English are widely used.  
4.      What currencies are accepted in Turkey? The Turkish lira is the currency of Turkey. The Turkish lira is subdivided into 100 kuruş.  
4) Is tipping customary in Turkey?  It is customary to leave a tip in restaurants (10%). Taxi drivers do not normally expect a tip, but they do appreciate it.  
5)  What are the popular dishes in Turkey? There are many Turkish delicacies that are available in vegetarian options such as Menemen, Simit, Goze Leme, Pide, Lahmacun etc.        
6) Do's and Don'ts
Do's ·         Do be aware of the month of Ramadan.
·         Do Dress Appropriately. Wear conservative clothing when visiting anywhere outside of cities
·         Do bargain in local markets
 Don'ts
·         Don’t make negative remarks about Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish Republic’s Founding Father. They have immense respect for him.
·         Do not ride a taxi without a logo
·         Don’t go to an expensive spa. Go to an authentic Turkish hamam instead.  
7)  Adventure sports and activities in Turkey For a country with a long-standing reputation as an open-air historical treasure-trove, over the last decade, Turkey has also become synonymous with outdoor pursuits and adventure activities such as:-
·      Scuba Diving in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas
·      Paragliding in Kas and Olu Deniz
·      White Water Rafting in Antalya
·      Trekking the Lycian Way
·      Horse Safaris and Mountain Biking in Cappadocia  
8) Is travel insurance necessary?
Yes, travel insurance is necessary. You should never travel without adequate travel insurance.

Sockets & plugs

Turkey uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

TYPE C
TYPE F