TOURS

TOURS

 

 

Demre Myra Kekovo .

After a drive along the coast between the Taurus mountains and the Mediterranean sea you arrive at Cagagzi or Ucagiz marina in Demre. Embark in a typical wooden boat for around a one and half hour cruise, take in the ruins of the sunken city in Kekova. The shoreline is strewn with ancient ruins of entire towns partly immersed in the waters. Enjoy the opportunity of a swimming break (season and weather permitting) to cool down . Onto the ancient city of Myra where you can see the ancient Greek amphitheatre and amazing rock tombs of the Lycian Kings. Myra was one of the most important port cities of the Lycian civilisation and an important centre of religion Nearby is Demre where we visit the Church of St Nicholas, the most important sight in the area and the real home of Father Christmas (Santa Claus). In the last few years the frescos have been repaired and the artwork retouched.

  

 

 

Fire Of Anatolia 

A synthesis of hundreds of folkdance figures and music from different regions, Fire of Anatolia is a unique project whose source is Anatolia’s ancient mythological and cultural history. Produced by Mustafa Erdogan, the group hopes to introduce the world to the fire that arises from the ancient mosaic of love, cultural history and peace in Anatolia. The Fire of Anatolia, which is regarded as one of the best dance groups of the world because of countless international tours and various promotional activities, has taken great leaps in realizing this goal. In 1999, Mustafa Erdogan took his first steps towards making his long held dream become a reality. He started to work intensively on the project, which was then known as the “Sultans of the Dance”. Audition announcements were placed in the newspapers. 90 talented young dancers were selected out of 750 applicants, who began dancing immediately. This first period, full of hard work and constant re-choreography, lasted for about one and a half years, and dancers worked between 8 and 16 hours a day. The resulting Fire of Anatolia has been well worth the efforts, having achieved world wide acclaim and become a famous export of the modern Turkish Arts culture.

 

 

 

Pamukkale Hierapolis . 

Hierapolis, whose name means "sacred city," was believed by the ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its sacred hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians. Today, Hierapolis is a World Heritage Site and popular tourist destination. Ancient tradition also associates Hierapolis with a biblical figure, reporting that Philip died in Hierapolis around 80 AD. Nearest the museum is a complex that includes the Sacred Pool, a colonnaded street, and a basilica church. The Sacred Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities!Then free time for exploring and taking pictures on the spectacular white terraces of Pamukkale. The gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale are located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle).

 

 

 

Boot tours . 

Daily boat tours depart from the Kemer Marina. The best way to see the beautiful coastline of Antalya from the sea is of course by yacht or Gulet (Turkish style wooden vessel). It takes you around the unspoiled bays of the Turkish Riviera. Our destination will be Alacasu, Pirates Cave, Mehmet Ali, Cleopatra, Kiris and Phaselis bays.There was once one of the most important ports of Ancient Lycia.We will have our lunch on board accompanying marvelous view. During the day we will have opportunity to swim at beautiful bays and fabulous beaches where we linger. Also on board you can take pictures of interesting landscapes and caves we will see during our sail. Than we will sail back to Marina and you will be taken to your hotels.

 

 

 

Jeep Safari . 

We invite you deep into the pine forests of the Taurus mountains for a jeep safari. The forest hosts hundreds of specimens of plants and trees and calls us to enjoy the most beautiful views of the mountains and the nature that surround them. The off road experience of driving the 4x4 jeeps in the Taurus mountains will prove unforgettable. 4, 6, 8 or 10 people to an open topped jeep, enjoying the dust of the road, the breeze of the mountainside, the bumpy journey on natural pathways and smooth asphalt of established roads, getting away from the bustle of civilization, the green of the pine forest, the blue of the sea, the purple of the mountains, all combine to offer rest to both eyes and the soul. Enjoy the exhilaration of driving the 4 x 4 yourself through rough terrain on the paths of untouched natural beauty, and the adrenalin rush of your own unique adventure. The places you see on your tour will be truly unforgettable, and there will be plenty of opportunities to capture it on film, video or in photographs. Only this safari can offer you the combination of adventure, battling the natural elements, and the excitement of friendly team competition in the most beautiful setting imaginable.

 

 

Alanya sity tour . 

Scenic area (stunning view over Alanya),DAMLATAŞ CAVE (discovered in 1948 by accident during the constraction of the harbor; in turkish means ''Cave of dripping stones" because of the numerous stalactites and stalagmites dating 15,000 years),Swimming at the Cleopatra Beach,Photo break on the way to ALANYA CASTLE (built by the Seljuks in the 13th century),Photo break at the RED TOWER (Kizil Kule in turkish; it's the main attraction of Alanya, symbol of the city; built in the 13th century by Seljuks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kapadocia .

1. Day – After departing the hotel, begin the journey up into the Taurus Mountains, reaching heights of 1,825m on our way to Konya. Arrival in Konya coincides with a visit to one of the most important places on our trip, the Mevlana Museum. In 1300 this was a building of spiritual retreat and a gathering place for science, philosophy and religious purposes. At the same time Mevlana’s descendants felt there should be something organised for people to visit, which defined the important and influential people of the time, and so began the tours of the kitchen, library, Dervish rooms where the famous dances and ceremonies were performed, the Mosque and the Çilehane (known as a ‘place of suffering’ and used for prayer and spiritual reflection). In the evening settle into the hotel in the Cappadocia region that we will be staying in for the next two nights.

2. Day – The Hasan and Erciyes mountains in the Cappadocia region, are beautiful peaks which were formed millions of years ago. The rocks on the mountain side were eroded after the ash and lava dried, and the rain and wind wore it away to create a totally unique formation. We take a tour of one of the most interesting areas, the Underground City. In the past, this city was a safe haven for many travelers, and a place to hideout from persecution. It is the only example of such a city, which provided for all needs. Still standing from Christian times, we have some time to walk around the Goreme Open Air Museum and see the 1,000 year old frescoes made by iconic artists of the time. In the Pasabagi area we see some of the most interesting formations. The area known as the fairy garden is made of layers of tuff and basalt. On the way to Uchisar Castle a stop for a photo break in the Goreme Valley, surrounded by the sound of birds, is a must. Arrive at the high point of Uchisar castle where the soldiers barracks were positioned. See the erosion in Devrent Valley which has created different and unique formations. Have a look at the Avanos pottery which was made 10,000 years ago, and enjoy a pottery workshop where you can try your hand at creating such masterpieces.

 

3. Day – Check out in the morning and say farewell to the Cappadocia region. On our return journey stop off at the Sultanhani Travelers Inn. This is the best and biggest such building, built in 1229 by Alaeddin Keykubat. After a fire in 1278 it was rebuilt by the architect Muhammed bin Havlan el-Dimiski on a plan of 50x110m. There were two sections, one designed for winter and one for summer. The entrance gate is famous for its decorations.

 

 

 

 

Rafting 

Rafting tour starts at the Koprulu River, where crystal clear water flows gently through the magnificent landscape of Koprulu Canyon National Park. The expert rafting guides brief the group on National Park safety procedures, and use of equipment. Participants may choose between an inflatable canoe or raft. Canoes offer a more active rafting trip. No previous rafting experience is necessary. Rafts hold 8-9 people and are manned by a river guide. Lunch is provided with a stop off during the rafting circuit . Our program is as follows: the first section is around 7 km long, and the rapids in this part are named ‘First Shock’, ‘Half Moon’, ‘Monster’s Mouth’, ‘Rodeo’ and ‘Angel’s Fall’. During this first part there are plenty of occasions for swimming and opportunities for paddle fun games.Half way down the river we will take a short break on land to refuel the forces. Here you can also try ‘Body- Rafting’, which means swimming through the rapids with a life vest only, without boat. Or you can just relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature and the landscape.On final 7 km of the river rapids such as ‘Washing machine’, ‘Roulette’, ‘Bugy – Bugy’ and ‘Devil's Hole’ will pump up your adrenalin. This is the time to have fun with a splash combat between the rafting groups . The excursion ends at the base camp. A quick shower and change later, lunch will be served as an open buffet in the restaurant with panoramic views, located along the river bank . All these unforgettable moments will be captured by a professional media team during the whole trip. Photos and video are available to buy after lunch.

 

 

 

 

Turkish Hamam 

Historians don’t know exactly when people started to bathe indoors. But we do know that the Ottoman Turks inherited the Roman bath concept—architecture and tradition—as it existed in Asia Minor. They adapted it to Turkish tastes, and called it “hammam.” Although modern Turks do most of their showering at home, the public hammam is still a major part of the culture, as much a place about cleansing as it is about relaxing. Here's a roadmap to enjoying a Turkish bath in the traditional way. And yes, that means naked.

 

 

 

 

 

Antalya sity tour 

This tour is a good opportunity to discover the historical, cultural and natural beauties of the Antalya City . Aspendos was one of the most important cities of Pamphylia which was the original name of the Antalya region. Aspendos theatre is one of the best preserved Roman Amphitheatre on the Asian continent. Built into a steep hillside and big enough to host 15000 people, this vast semicircular edifice was used to stage plays in second century A.D. It's perfect acoustics means that it is still used today for operas and ballet festivals. After visiting the amphitheatre you can experience the amazing engineering of the city's high aqueduct . Duden waterfalls comes next, a series of beautiful falls surrounded by trees and greenery with well situated pathways. Duden can be observed from behind as well via a stairway leading down to a 40 metre long cave where you can observe from behind the curtain of water . We finish the day with Kaleici, the old town which is located in the city centre near the marina. The old city is one of the jewels of the Turkish coast, led your guide lead you down its cobbled lanes, admiring the wooden-balconied houses and the Roman walls.

 

 

 

 

Quad safari 

An action packed exciting tour through the natural habitat of the area. Decide on drivers and get into the team spirit for the journey ahead. The participents meet at the start point to receive the necessary safety information, change in the locker room and collect all equipment like helmets, knee and elbow protectors. A quick briefing at the begining of tour about safety rules and a test ride by professionals later. You are ready to go! Through natural parks, forests, along the coast and through water passes, our 2 hour tour continues in convoy. Swimming and photo breaks are taken throughout. After the safari we gather the teams again and return to the hotel.