Turkey 2019

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  • Covering Most Beautiful Country: TURKEY
  • Istanbul 3 Nights Orientation Tour
  • Ankara 1 Night Orientation Tour
  • Cappadocia 2 Nights Orientation Tour
  • Pamukalle 1 Night Orientation Tour
  • Kusadasi 2 Nights Orientation Tour
  • Canakalle 1 Night Orientation Tour

Itinerary

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Fly / Istanbul( DAY 1)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the evening meet with your tour representative for a welcome briefing.Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel. Meals: ( Dinner)
Istanbul( DAY 2)
Breakfast at the hotel. Topkapi Palace ,Hippodrome, St.Sophia, Blue Mosque,.Indian lunch. and the Grand Bazaar,later proceed for bhosphorus cruise . Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Istanbul / Ankara (450 Kms )( DAY 3)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Ankara .Local Lunch .Check in to the hotel.Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ankara. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Ankara / Cappadocia (353 Kms)( DAY 4)
After breakfast we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum.  This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Local lunch then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Cappadocia( DAY 5)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of "Göreme" & openair museum. The last sites will be Paşabağ valley and Avanos. Overnight in Cappadocia. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale ( 639 Kms) ( DAY 6)
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13 th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes.Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Pamukkale / Kusadasi (200 Kms)( DAY 7)
Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Kuşadası, dinner and overnight. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Kusadasi( DAY 8)
After breakfast at the hotel,drive to Ephesus, the Romen Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificient library, Agora and fantastic greco-roman theatre.St.John .Sirince Village Overnight in Kusadasi. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Kusadasi / Canakkale (457 Kms)( DAY 9)
After breakfast drive to Canakkale.Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale. Orientation walk which included the Trojian Horse ,the one used in the movie. Overnight in Canakkale. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Canakkale / Istanbul (316 Kms)( DAY 10)
Istanbul Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery then drive to Istanbul for overnight. Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Meals: (Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)
Istanbul / Home( DAY 11)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight home via Istanbul. (B)

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passport & visa information

Visa requirement:

  • 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) 
  • Last three years income tax – Saral form (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • Recent 6 months personal bank statements of all the passengers travelling. (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • 3 Letterheads individual / company. 
  • Pan card copy 
  • Insurance copy 
  • Student id proof 
  • Business Proof (Partnership Deed / MOU of Proprietor / MOU of shop & establishment) 
  • 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.

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