Explore the architectural splendor of Istanbul and the natural beauty of the countryside of Turkey with AdventureWomen!
This 12-day adventure will take you from Istanbul to Ephesus and the Mediterranean Coastline, where you’ll experience the life and culture of modern and ancient Turkey. You’ll meet other incredible individuals on your journey. They will help make your experience a fun and personally fulfilling adventure and will cheer you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone and embrace new challenges!
Welcome to Turkey!
Straddling two continents at the crossroads of East and West, it’s no surprise that Istanbul is a cultural and ethnic melting pot steeped in historical legends that reach back thousands of years. The soaring tips of minarets define the city skyline while below, bustling marketplaces, ancient monuments, and non-stop water traffic are part of Istanbul’s daily scene.
Start your adventure with a walking tour of the famous sites of Istanbul.
From Ephesus to Antalya Old Town
Continue your journey by discovering Mary’s House, a place of historical significance. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved ruins. Visit the picturesque Sirince Village, known for its charm and local crafts. Take a moment to visit the Artemision, an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis.
After diving deeper into history with a visit to the Ephesus Museum, drive to Pamukkale, famous for its stunning travertine terraces and ancient ruins. Marvel at the fascinating natural travertine pools and explore the historical sites in the area.
Embark on a journey to discover the ancient city of Cibyra, exploring its archaeological wonders.
Next, head to the charming coastal town of Kalkan, known for its scenic beauty and relaxing atmosphere. Spend the day in the Kekova area, known for its breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy a private boat tour, immersing yourself in the beauty of the region. Explore the medieval fortress of Simena, adding a touch of history to your coastal adventure.
Continue your adventure with a visit to the historic Antalya Old Town, known for its charming streets and ancient architecture. Enjoy a seaside lunch, savoring the local cuisine with a view.
Once an active volcanic region, Cappadocia claims a landscape of surreal beauty—where strange and fanciful rock formations, known as the fairy chimneys, rise from the surrounding countryside. Entire underground villages carved out of tuff, soft volcanic stone, are tucked into this region. Once there, explore the underground passageways, chambers, and monasteries that have sheltered thousands of people through the centuries.
This itinerary offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, showcasing some of the best that Turkey has to offer. From ancient ruins to coastal wonders, each day promises a unique and memorable experience.
- Visit the famous historical sites in Istanbul
- Explore the ancient cities of Ephesus, Cibyra and Cappadocia
- Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape of the Kekova area on a private boat tour
- Enjoy a private cruise along the Bosphorus Straight
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruise
- Boat Cruising
- Cultural Exploration
- Local Delicacies
- UNESCO Site
- Women-To-Women Exchanges