Special Interest Trips in Turkey

Dozens of special interest trips are possible in Turkey depending upon your interest and passion. Here’s how to include them in your itinerary:

Ballooning, Hot Air

Biblical Cappadocia may be the best, most visually-striking place in the world for a hot-air balloon flight. Your dawn flight will be an unforgettable experience. More…

Beaches

Turkey has hundreds of kilometers of warm-sand beaches. Here are the 10 best! More…

Belly Dancing

You’ll like it, even if you once read Playboy just for the articles. More…

Bicycling

Cross-country cycling is possible, and growing in popularity. Mountain biking is big! More…

Blue Voyage Yacht Cruise

Cruising by private yacht in Turkey is surprisingly affordable. More…

Children

Travel in Turkey with children is not difficult, whether infants, toddlers or teenagers. Turks love kids! More…

Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises from Italy and Greece through the Eastern Med and Aegean islands stopping in Turkey and Egypt. What a way to relax! More…

Cuisine/Turkish Cooking

Turkish cuisine has finally been recognized as one of the world’s best. Want to learn how it’s done? More…

Eastern Turkey Expedition

Rugged, wild and beautiful, Turkey’s eastern region demands a trip of its own. More…

Hamam (Turkish Bath)

You’ve heard about it. Have you experienced it? You’ll love it! (See also Spa Resorts.) More…

Handicapped Travel

Turkey has made great strides in accommodating travelers who have mobility and other challenges and those who use wheelchairs, but there is still much to be done. More…

Health Spas

Turkey has had elaborate hot natural mineral water spas since Roman times. Here are the best. More…

Hiking & Trekking

From short country walks in Cappadocia to 500-km (310-mile) treks in the Mediterranean regionMore…

Honeymoons

Antony met Cleopatra here. My wife and I went to Turkey on our honeymoon. Why not you? More…

Hot-air Ballooning

An early morning flight by hot-air balloon over Biblical Cappadocia is an unforgettable experience. More…

Jewish Interest Sites

Search for your roots in a community that has been here since Roman times. More…

Kids

Travel in Turkey with children is not difficult, whether infants, toddlers or teenagers. Turks love kids! More…

Music

Traditional Turkish music, with its “flat” quarter tones and unfamiliar modes, may seem exotic at first, but there’s a whole world of wonderful music awaiting discover if you give it a chance. More…

River Rafting

From easy Class 1 to suicidal Class 6, Turkey has great white-water rafting. More…

Shopping

All of Turkey is one huge Grand Bazaar. In fact, this may well be the place where the “shopping mall” was invented! More…

Skiing

With all those mountains, Turkey has some great ski resorts, even a few with crisp, deep, dry powder. More…

Spa Resorts

Turkey is volcanic, which means there’s lots of hot mineral water bursting from the earth. Many of these thermal spa resorts have been popular since Roman times. (See also Turkish Bath). More…

Teaching English in Turkey

No need to be an experienced teacher: just learn TEFL techniques and you can pay for your travel! That’s what I did when I first went to Turkey. More…

Turkish Bath (Hamam)

You’ve heard about it. Have you experienced it? You’ll love it! (See also Spa Resorts.) More…

Turkish Cooking

An agriculturally rich country surrounded by seas: sound like joy in the kitchen? You bet! Learn how to cook alaturkaMore...

Turkish Language Learning

It’s logical, sensible, fun, and 100 million people speak it! More…

Weddings in Turkey

Talk about an exotic setting for your wedding! Lots to choose from, and helpful people to set it all up, including your honeymoon. Info on legal requirements as well. More…

Windsurfing

Several coastal towns stand out for their excellent conditions and facilities. More…

Working in Turkey

Want to stay longer than just a vacation? Teaching English is what I did on my first trip to Turkey. There are lots of other things to do, but you need the right visa and permits. More…

Yacht Cruise (Blue Voyage)

Cruising by private gulet yacht in Turkey is surprisingly affordable. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan


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