Eastern Turkey

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Are these “educational” tours?
How do we travel while in Turkey?
What are our accommodations like?
What meals are included?
What about weather?
Is medical insurance required?
What should I take on the tour?
When is payment due?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

Each group is limited to 16 participants. Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. They allow for more interaction and more personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); bottled drinking water throughout the trip; all internal transportation; airport transfers on day 1 and departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); all day trips and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary; tips for hotels (porterage), bus driver, restaurants and spot guides; services of a trip leader.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

International flights, tips to ElderTreks tour leader, national guide, alcoholic drinks, visa’s and travel insurance.

 

Are these “educational” tours?

Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, “educational”. Although we visit many mosques and historical sites and have talks and discussions on many aspects of Turkish history and culture, this is only one aspect of what we do.

We believe that it is equally educational to meet new people on a non-commercial basis, visit their homes, and even try to learn a few Turkish words. Sometimes the most “educational” moments are spent sipping a cold drink in a street market.

 

How do we travel while in Turkey?

All land transportation is included in the land price of the trip. We have an air-conditioned tour bus for road travel as well as two domestic flights, two excursions by boat and on foot.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We always stay in very good hotels and guesthouses with private facilities. Accommodations have been chosen on the basis of location, atmosphere and local charm.

 

What meals are included?

All meals during the itinerary are included, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day. We eat a variety of local foods prepared in a wide range of settings. In many cases, we simply order a number of dishes and share, allowing you to sample new foods and decide what you enjoy best.

 

What about weather?

The spring and fall are both wonderful times to visit Turkey where the sun is shining and temperatures are warm throughout the country. You can expect pleasant temperatures in the 70’s ˚F (21˚C) , and low 80’s ˚F (27˚C) during the day.

 

Is medical insurance required?

Insurance coverage is not included in the cost of your trip. Please note that medical insurance is not required for this adventure but is recommended. ElderTreks offers comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as possible.
*Please note those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions must take out travel insurance at the time of deposit

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked the trip.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or £300 GBP (plus insurance if you want it) will reserve your place on the tour. Payment in full of the land cost is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and these are outlined in the “Terms and Conditions” section of our brochure.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over en route, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

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