Turkey on a Budget

TurkeyActive, Culture

YOLO trip from USD $1,349 per person

White-cliff waterfalls and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey's historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget accommodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.

15 Days
From USD 1,349Per Person

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at any time.

View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider an early morning hot air balloon trip.

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.

Meals included: Breakfast

Upon arrival to Antalya, continue to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.

Day 08 / Kekova/Dalyan
Back on land at Ucagiz, travel up to the charming Dalyan—hit the mud baths, or swim and chill out at the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to hit the mud baths, explore more of the area or just chill out.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.

Meals included: Breakfast

Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk and check out the sights.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel north, then opt to visit Troy and Gallipoli.

Meals included: Breakfast

Back to the big city for one last night with the group.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this Tour for me?

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style Yolo (You Only Live Once!)
Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level Basic
Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type Small Group
Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.

Age requirement 18-39


Price per person in USD dollars

  • USD $1,349 ~ Adult Twin
  • USD $299 ~ Optional My Own Room


  • Orientation walk of Istanbul
  • Dinner with a local family in Cappadocia
  • Overnight boat trip with dinner (Aegean Sea)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Simple hotels (11 nights), overnight buses (2 nights), boat (1 night, multi-share, Nov-Apr spent in a hotel).
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Allow USD $235-305 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, boat
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Trip Dates

  • Fri, 01 Apr - Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
  • Fri, 15 Apr - Fri, 29 Apr (USD $1,349 per person)
  • Fri, 29 Apr - Fri, 13
  • Fri, 06 May - Fri, 20 May
  • Fri, 03 Jun - Fri, 17 Jun (USD $1,399 per person)
  • Fri, 17 Jun - Fri, 01 Jul
  • Fri, 01 Jul - Fri, 15 Jul (USD $1,449 per person)
  • Fri, 08 Jul - Fri, 22 Jul
  • Fri, 15 Jul - Fri, 29 Jul
  • Fri, 22 Jul - Fri, 05 Aug
  • Fri, 05 Aug - Fri, 19 Aug
  • Fri, 12 Aug - Fri, 26 Aug
  • Fri, 19 Aug - Fri, 02 Sep
  • Fri, 26 Aug - Fri, 09 Sep
  • Fri, 09 Sep - Fri, 23 Sep (USD $1,399 per person)
  • Fri, 16 Sep - Fri, 30 Sep
  • Fri, 23 Sep - Fri, 07 Oct
  • Fri, 07 Oct - Fri, 21 Oct (USD $1,349 per person)
  • Fri, 14 Oct - Fri, 28 Oct, 2016

Trip Map

15D Turkey on a Budget

15D Turkey on a Budget