Turkey: Women's Expedition

01/25/2020 through 10/14/2021
01/25/2020 through 10/17/2021
Intrepid Travel

Turkey: Women’s Expedition

Turkey is often cited as the ultimate convergence of east and west – traditional spice bazaars and ornately adorned mosques thrown together with high speed, cross-country trains and bustling cosmopolitan cities.
On this women-only expedition, you’ll discover both the traditional and modern wonders of Turkey through the lives of the women who live here. From the ancient practices of an Ottoman-style hamam to the art of Turkish coffee fortune-telling and even a visit to a Syrian refugee social enterprise, you’ll meet many extraordinary local women and experience what life is like through their eyes.


Activities

  • Istanbul – Spice Market
  • Istanbul – Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Istanbul – Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul – Turkish Coffee Reading
  • Istanbul – Nazar (Evil Eye) Demonstration
  • Istanbul – Tasting Turkish Borek homemade
  • Istanbul – Belly Dancing Class
  • Istanbul – Zeytin Agaci (The Olive Tree of Istanbul) Tour and Lunch
  • Kas – Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas – Yoga Class
  • Kas – Handicraft market
  • Kas – Full day cruise
  • Antalya – Orientation Walk
  • Antalya – Sauisu Women’s Beach
  • Goreme – Orientation walk Goreme
  • Cappadocia – Carpet shop visit & demonstration
  • Goreme – Valley walk
  • Goreme – Home Cooked Cappadocia
  • Cappadocia – Soganli Valley
  • Cappadocia- Wine tasting
  • Eskisehir – Neighborhood Walk Odunpazari Historical District and Glass Museum
  • Eskisehir – Gold Day (altin gunu)
  • Istanbul – Turkish Hamam (incl. massage)

Highlights

  • Spend an afternoon with female Syrian refugees and hear how they’re rebuilding their lives over lunch and an earring-making workshop.
  • Make the perfect cup of Turkish coffee at a family home in Istanbul and learn how to read your fortune in the coffee grounds.
  • Spend a day at sea with a female skipper where you’ll visit a sunken city, swim in crystal clear waters and spend the night in an idyllic seaside village.
  • Enjoy a traditional meal in a Cappadocian cave home, cooked by a local woman who is changing the face of women in tourism.
  • Take part in ‘Gold Day’ in Eskisehir, a local event that’s strictly for women and where all the secret women’s business happens in Turkey.
  • Relax in an Ottoman Style hamam and learn about this ancient women’s ritual.

Itinerary

Day 1 Istanbul
Details
Day 2 Istanbul
Details
Day 3 Istanbul
Details
Day 4 Kas
Details
Day 5 Kekova
Details
Day 6 Antalya
Details
Day 7 Cappadocia
Details
Day 8 Cappadocia
Details
Day 9 Eskisehir
Details
Day 10 Eskisehir
Details
Day 11 Istanbul
Details
Day 12 Istanbul
Details

Destination
Pricing
Terms and Conditions

Looking for more information?

We're here to help!

Click on the buttons below to request a quote on this deal, send it to a friend who might be interested, or contact us directly with further questions or comments.

Request A Quote Send To A Friend Have A Question? Contact Us

Passport ID: 8
 

Please don't close or refresh the page while we are processing your submission
Please be patient, this could take a few minutes.