Turkey Active Adventure

10 days from $3,800 per person*
  • Cycle your way through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • Canoe lazily down the Esen river in search of local wildlife.
  • Experience the natural beauty of Saklikent Gorge.
  • Indulge in a mouthwatering dinner as you cruise down the Bosphorus.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Start your tour in Istanbul, the epicenter of Turkey's hustle and bustle. Absorb Istanbul's ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire influenced architecture. Learn more about Byzantine architecture from one of our expert guides. Take advantage of your personal guide’s knowledge on visits to St. Sophia Church and the Blue Mosque, known for its blue colored tiles and architecture. Take a short flight to Cappadocia and explore its most popular sites such as Goreme Open Air Museum , Rose and Devrent Valleys. Enjoy a complete view of the entire area in a Hot Air Balloon (optional). Continue your tour with a flight to Kas island . Enjoy canoeing the Esen River, the beaches of Patara, the Saklikent gorge, the sunken city of Simena & exotic souks . Finish your journey in Antalya simply relaxing on one of the fine beaches along the coast .

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    • Tour - Shared - Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Tour - Private - Walking Tour - Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Istanbul to Cappadocia
    Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Istanbul - Cappadocia [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Ihlara Valley Hiking (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride - Vehicle
    • Vehicle Support for Mountain Bike Tours - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Cappadocia to Dalaman to Kaş
    Cappadocia to Dalaman to Kaş
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Cappadocia - Dalaman [Stop in Istanbul] - Economy
    • Dalaman - Kaş [Airport, 2.5 hrs ] - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Kaş
    Kaş
    • Tour - Shared - Canoeing - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Kaş
    Kaş
    • Tour - Private - Saklikent Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Kaş to Antalya
    Kaş to Antalya
    • Kaş - Antalya [ 3.5 hrs ] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Antalya
    Antalya
    • Tour - Private - Myra, Demre & Kekova Sailling (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Antalya
    Antalya
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Lara & Kundu area - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Antalya - Istanbul [Direct - (1 hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will have an English-speaking guide assistance waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, e-tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy Bosphorus cruise with dinner this evening. You will cross the Bosphorus by driving through the Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to go over the Asian side of Istanbul. While sailing up the Bosphorus, you will see Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable. You will be transferred to the hotel at around midnight.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Belly Dance
Belly Dance
Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul and see the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles, Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, and the Grand Bazaar, the worlds largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. Afterwards, visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Capadoccia. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

The stunning & lush Ihlara Valley boasts the deepest gorge in Asia Minor. Once the home of monks who instructed Christianity in cave churches – with most of the churches decorated inside with frescoes. The main difference between Ihlara and the other Cappadocian valleys is the Melendiz River which runs from the bottom of the valley in the village of Ihlara and paints the gorge beautiful shades of blue and green. The total length of the valley is 14 km, and you have three options for hiking at Ihlara valley: 3.5 km hike, starting at the main gate and walking until Belisirma Village.
7 km hike, starting at the beginning of the valley and walking until Belisirma Village and 14 km hike, starting from the beginning of the valley and walking along the river until Selime Monastery. Please advise your sales representative what route you prefer.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Cave Exterior
Gamirasu Cave Exterior

Day 4: Cappadocia

As an optional activity you may choose to take a hot air balloon ride and have a complete view of Cappadocia.

You will have a support vehicle at your disposal, should you need it

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)
Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloons

Day 5: Cappadocia - Dalaman - Kaş

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a flight from Kayseri Airport, Capadoccia to Dalaman Airport.

Enjoy an airport transfer with your private vehicle, assistant and driver. 

Accommodation: Club Hotel Barbarossa (4*)

Club Hotel Barbarossa is nestled on the shores of Çukurbag, a peninsula of Kas in Antalya, Turkey. The hotel geographical location is rich in ancient history and features a well preserved nature.  It is a 2 hour drive from Dalaman Airport and 3 hours from Antalya airport. The hotel features guestrooms and suites with each room furnished with large framed window and balcony that offers a panoramic sea and mountain views. Hotel facility includes a restaurant that serves a wide variety of Turkish main dishes, freshly made pizzas and Turkish pastries cook from a wood burning oven and 2 bars located at the poolside and the beach side, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Club Hotel Barbarossa features great natural resources, historical sites and offers many thrilling options such as diving, paragliding, canoeing and kayaking. It is approximately 90 minutes’ drive to Olympos, St. Nicholas Museum and 45 minutes’ drive to Myra antique city. 

Kas, Turkey
Kas, Turkey
Club Hotel Barbarossa
Club Hotel Barbarossa

Day 6: Kaş

Canoeing is a wonderful way to see a variety of wildlife. This day starts 15 kilometres upstream of Patara beach, on the famous Esen river. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and an experienced tour guide included in the price. Spending a day on the river, canoeing lazily downstream, our guide will ensure plenty of stops en route, to rest and observe the local wildlife, in particular the protected Caretta-Caretta turtles. The day also incorporates a visit to the mudbaths, which are reknowned for their rejuvenating properties, as well as being highly enjoyable to wallow in. Finishing canoeing at Patara beach, you can take a well deserved rest on the golden sands, before being transferred back to Kas.

Accommodation: Club Hotel Barbarossa (4*)
Caretta Turtle
Caretta Turtle

Day 7: Kaş

Saklikent is located near Tauros mountains, between Fethiye and Kas for million of years. Located east of Esençay, Saklikent has been explored recently. People living in this region found Saklikent almost 20 years ago. Being the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey - 18 km's long Saklıkent is housing a lot of visitors from all around the world. It is so narrow that the sun cannot penetrate the water, being deliciously icy-cold in the summer. Inside,  limestone canyon walls, that is sculpted by water rise up above you. Saklikent is a Canyon which is absolutely beautiful, esoteric and fascinating. You can walk about a kilometer along the water to reach Saklikent. Choose your appropriate dress  - you will get soaked, and don't take your expensive unwaterproof cameras! Be aware to bring submersible shoes as you will sometimes be walking shallow water or mud. Saklikent Gorge is 13 km=8 ml long. You can walk in the gorge as far as your courage permits, or sit back on the riverside decks and enjoy the calm and quiet over the stream.

Accommodation: Club Hotel Barbarossa (4*)
Saklikent
Saklikent

Day 8: Kaş - Antalya

Enjoy a private transfer with your private vehicle and driver. 

Accommodation: Tuvana (4*)

Tuvana Hotel is like a journey to the old times. With 146 rooms, it is a place that will let you experience the intriguing joy and pleasure of 18th century romance. The hotel is situated near the beach in the city center, this hotel is close to Hadrians Gate, Antalya Harbor, and Old City Marina. Also nearby are Clock Tower and Yivli Minaret. Air-conditioned rooms have wooden floors and furnishings made from oak and pine wood. They come equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a DVD player. Some rooms have a balcony.

Antalya
Antalya
Tuvana Hotel
Tuvana Hotel

Day 9: Antalya

Explore Myra and Demre with a private Guide and vehicle. Visit historic Lycian tombs at Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus. Sail over turquoise waters to the picturesque Kekova Island. Discover the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. There are opportunities to swim and snorkel if desired, so don't forget your bathing suit and towel.

Accommodation: Tuvana (4*)
Lycian Sarcophagus in Simena
Lycian Sarcophagus in Simena

Day 10: Antalya

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and Driver.

Enjoy a direct flight from Antalya to Istanbul. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Tomtom Suites (4*): Istanbul

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Gamirasu Cave (4*): Cappadocia

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Gamirasu Cave Exterior
Gamirasu Cave Exterior

Club Hotel Barbarossa (4*): Kaş

Club Hotel Barbarossa is nestled on the shores of Çukurbag, a peninsula of Kas in Antalya, Turkey. The hotel geographical location is rich in ancient history and features a well preserved nature.  It is a 2 hour drive from Dalaman Airport and 3 hours from Antalya airport. The hotel features guestrooms and suites with each room furnished with large framed window and balcony that offers a panoramic sea and mountain views. Hotel facility includes a restaurant that serves a wide variety of Turkish main dishes, freshly made pizzas and Turkish pastries cook from a wood burning oven and 2 bars located at the poolside and the beach side, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Club Hotel Barbarossa features great natural resources, historical sites and offers many thrilling options such as diving, paragliding, canoeing and kayaking. It is approximately 90 minutes’ drive to Olympos, St. Nicholas Museum and 45 minutes’ drive to Myra antique city. 

Club Hotel Barbarossa
Club Hotel Barbarossa
Club Hotel Barbarossa
Club Hotel Barbarossa

Tuvana (4*): Antalya

Tuvana Hotel is like a journey to the old times. With 146 rooms, it is a place that will let you experience the intriguing joy and pleasure of 18th century romance. The hotel is situated near the beach in the city center, this hotel is close to Hadrians Gate, Antalya Harbor, and Old City Marina. Also nearby are Clock Tower and Yivli Minaret. Air-conditioned rooms have wooden floors and furnishings made from oak and pine wood. They come equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a DVD player. Some rooms have a balcony.

Tuvana Hotel
Tuvana Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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