Day 1 Istanbul There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. After, opt to head out to dinner in a local restaurant with the group.
Get the most out of your time in Istanbul by pre-booking one of the following full-day activities to experience before your tour starts: Istanbul Backstreets Walk or Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour.
And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, while any of the optional activities listed can be booked independently upon arrival in Istanbul.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Istanbul/Fethiye (1B) Begin the day with a CEO-led orientation walk around Istanbul. In the afternoon, fly to Dalaman and take a short transfer to Fethiye on the Turquoise Coast.
Plane (1.25 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 3 Fethiye (1B) Walking along the coast gives spectacular views of the water below and the rugged coastline. After enjoying a swim at Oludeniz, take a public bus to Fethiye.
Lycian Way Hike
Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 10km)
Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 11km)
Day 4 Fethiye/Minare (1B, 1D) In the evening, enjoy a village homestay and delicious home-cooked food.
Lycian Era Ruins of Pinara Hike
Local bus (0.60 hour(s), 45km)
Day 5 Minare/Kekova (1B) Transfer to town of Kas. Take to two wheels and cycle through the villages and hillsides nearby. With views all the way down to the sea and some tough ascents and descents, this is a thrilling ride along the coast.
Cycling Around Kas
Local bus (1.00 hour(s), 66km)
Day 6 Kekova/Olympos (1B) The water is so clear here, it's possible to clearly make out the ruins of this once fine city.
Kekova Kayaking Expedition
Local bus (2.25 hour(s), 152km)
Day 7 Olympos/Göreme (1B) Enjoy a free day in the small coastal village of Olympos. In the evening take an overnight bus to Göreme.
Overnight bus (7.75 hour(s), 605km)
Day 8 Göreme (1B) Enjoy hiking amongst Cappadocia's impressive and unusual rock formations. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia.
Looking to add more to today? Opt to pre book an experience with the storied Whirling Dirvishes on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.
Day 9 Göreme (1B) Touring on horseback is a fantastic way to experience the surrounding countryside, and offers a great opportunity for novices to learn how to ride. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia.
Want to do more with your tour? Pre-booking is available for Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Whirling Dervishes.
Any of the optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival.
If you have pre-booked the hot air balloon ride, you will be flying on this day.
Day 10 Göreme (1B) Depart at any time.