Turkey: Women's Expedition

11 nights from $2,275*pp

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.

Departure Dates: 06 Sep 2020; 20 Sep 2020; 04 Oct 2020

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  • 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.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transport: Private Bus, Public bus, Train, Dolmus, Gulet, Plane
  • Accommodation: Hotel (10 nights), pension (1 night)

Included 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)


Day 1: Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul

Day 4: Kas

Day 5: Kekova

Day 6: Antalya

Day 7: Cappadocia

Day 8: Cappadocia

Day 9: Eskisehir

Day 10: Eskisehir

Day 11: Istanbul

Day 12: Istanbul

*Terms and Conditions: Deposit of $400 per person per trip is required upon booking and full payment 56 days prior to departure. If booking within 56 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. All tours are subject to availability. All Intrepid Expedition style tours require a minimum of 4 passengers to be guaranteed. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation, low season. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Standard booking conditions apply as per Intrepid website www.intrepidtravel.com