Turkey | Adventure Unbound

Overview

With the Aegean Sea to the west, Black Sea to the north, and Mediterranean to the south, Turkish culture is an eclectic tapestry woven with threads of European and Asian influence. Ottoman, Byzantine, Greek, and Roman ruins can still be found throughout Turkish villages, each site holding a unique story to be told. Mountains meet the crystal blue seas on the coast, forming secret rock coves begging to be explored.

With Adventures Unbound, explore remote bays from the intimate perspective of your kayak, swim, or relax along a deserted beach beneath the shade of pine trees. In town, we visit locally-owned restaurants and cafes, mingle with friendly locals, and stroll along tranquil waterfronts. Swirl and savor renowned Turkish wine alongside a traditional meal of fresh fruit, vegetables, lamb, and seafood. The warm summer nights in Turkey make for a delightful evening stroll to watch the sun go down and unwind before another day of exploration and discovery!

Our Trips

Custom Tours in Turkey

With Adventures Unbound, discover Turkey’s magnificent culture by foot, sail, or paddle led by expert local guides who know the country’s landscapes and history like the back of their hand. Explore the picturesque cities and coastlines of Turkey in a more customized and intimate travel style.

Working closely with local partners and affiliates in Turkey, let us curate a private tour that reflects your interests, whether it’s scaling mountains, relaxing sea side or discovering new cultures. All of our customized tours in Turkey include delicious local cuisine and comfortable accommodations. 

To get started, please fill out the form below, or you can learn more by reading some of our most frequently asked questions.

Image & Video Gallery

hot air balloons in Turkey
Historical site in Turkey tucked on a hillside
A female tourist sitting across from a local Turkish woman collaborating on cooking
A white table with a spread of various Turkish foods ready to be served
A couple smiling on top of a hike overlooking the Carian Sea behind them in Turkey
A historical ruins site in Turkey with people walking around it
Row of dining tables outside with white table cloths and glassware set up overlooking the marina full of yachts in Turkey
Historical site full of people walking around in Turkey
Various yachts along the Carian Coast in Turkey
A man pouring bulk goods onto a shelf in a classic Turkish market full of bulk dry goods and spices
A group of tourists standing and smiling at an overlook of the sea in Turkey
active travel in turkey
Parents with their child walking the cobblestone streets of Turkey next to a local art mercantile around sunset
Side view of people sea kayaking atop turquoise waters next to a sheer rock face in Turkey
A man from Turkey smiling with his shirt unbuttoned at sunset
A man in a white chef hat slicing meet of a rotating cooker in Turkey
Turkish tour guide at the top of a hike overlooking the water with boats in it serving wine to guests
Colorful booth at a Turkish market full of traditional and elaborate clothing
Four people walking across a ridge-line overlooking the sea full of yachts and boats in Turkey
hot air balloons in Turkey
Historical site in Turkey tucked on a hillside
A female tourist sitting across from a local Turkish woman collaborating on cooking
A white table with a spread of various Turkish foods ready to be served
A couple smiling on top of a hike overlooking the Carian Sea behind them in Turkey
A historical ruins site in Turkey with people walking around it
Row of dining tables outside with white table cloths and glassware set up overlooking the marina full of yachts in Turkey
Historical site full of people walking around in Turkey
Various yachts along the Carian Coast in Turkey
A man pouring bulk goods onto a shelf in a classic Turkish market full of bulk dry goods and spices
A group of tourists standing and smiling at an overlook of the sea in Turkey
active travel in turkey
Parents with their child walking the cobblestone streets of Turkey next to a local art mercantile around sunset
Side view of people sea kayaking atop turquoise waters next to a sheer rock face in Turkey
A man from Turkey smiling with his shirt unbuttoned at sunset
A man in a white chef hat slicing meet of a rotating cooker in Turkey
Turkish tour guide at the top of a hike overlooking the water with boats in it serving wine to guests
Colorful booth at a Turkish market full of traditional and elaborate clothing
Four people walking across a ridge-line overlooking the sea full of yachts and boats in Turkey

Meet Our Guides

Alper Ertubey

Turkey Yacht Guide

Alper was a member of one of the first graduating classes of Turkey's professional guide training program in addition to his degree in Engineering. His open, warm personality, stories, singing and endless energy make Alper a favorite among our guests. When he is not leading tours he spends his time investigating new sites and local establishments, traveling throughout Turkey, as well as training other guides. He winters in Istanbul and visits the US frequently.

FAQ's

When is the best time to visit Turkey?

Spring and fall tend to be the best times to plan a trip to Turkey. In the spring and fall the tempretures are moderate and pleasant. In the fall (September and October) the summer warmth continues and popular tourist spots become less busy, making it a great time of year to sightsee. 

Can you accommodate for dietary needs and food allergies on my trip in Turkey?

As long as we are informed in advance of any food allergies or dietary needs, we can mostly accommodate for it. In some rare instances, where substitutions may not be locally available in Turkey, we may ask that you bring your own substitutions.

Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?

If you are a U.S. passport holder, you are eligible to apply for an e-visa at www.evisa.gov.tr. 

What kind of power outlet adapter will I need?

Turkey uses the Europlug type C and type F plugs. If you are coming from outside of Europe, you will want to purchase and bring along a power outlet adapter. 

What should I pack for a trip to Turkey?

What you bring to Turkey will depend on the kind of tour and activities you will be doing. It is essential that you bring along a passport that will be valid for at least six (6) months after the date of your arrival. See our related blog above on other essential items we recommend bringing to Turkey.

What do you recommend for sea sickness?

If you are prone to sea sickness, make sure to talk to your physician before travelling for suggestions as to what will help. A natural and inexpensive way to combat sea sickness is ginger chews and acupressure bands.

What is the currency in Turkey?

The current currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. We recommend you exchange currency and always travel with cash for taxis, souvenirs, tipping, etc. Please see here for the most up to date exchange rates. 

What language do they speak in Turkey?

Turkish is the most widely spoken language. We recommend learning a few greeting words as it can be polite to use to locals. In big cities like Istanbul English is also widely spoken.

Will I have cell phone service on my trip?

Contact your service provider for the best options for taking your cell phone to a different country. If you have international coverage, you are likely to get good service in Instabul and other large cities. WiFi is available at most hotels throughout our tours.

Do I need to get any immunizations prior to my trip in Turkey?

There are no required vaccinations for visiting Turkey. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that travelers should be up-to-date on their routine vaccinations, including measles, chickenpox, diptheria, tetanus, and polio. It’s also recommended that you are protected against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, as well as rabies if you plan on being in close contact with animals.

Is there a single supplement fee for solo travelers?

Our Turkey Gulet Sailing trip has a single supplement yachting fee of $975 and single supplement hotel fee of $375. 

Do you arrange international air?

We will arrange and buy the domestic flights within Turkey from Istabul to Izmir and from Dalaman to Istanbul, or as noted in your itinerary. The cost is $170 (subject to change) and will be billed with your trip invoice. Flights to and from Turkey from international destinations from the beginning or end of your trip is not included. 

Do I need travel insurance?

It’s not compulsory to have travel insurance when visiting Turkey but it is highly recommended. It will protect you against any financial loss from injury, illness, or theft, as well as covering the costs of any transport cancellations or delays. Before purchasing any travel insurance policy, you should carefully check what is covered and what is not, so you aren’t left with any surprises later on. 

How should I tip in Turkey?

Tipping around 10% of your bill is customary. Big cities in Turkey are used to American tourists tipping bigger, so it is not unpolite or against the ettiquite to tip more than that for good service. It is customary to tip in cash throughout Turkey so be sure to exchange your currency. 

What are your terms and conditions?

Please see our full Terms & Conditions HERE.

Interested in Turkey?

We are happy to help you plan your vacation and answer any questions you might have about Adventure Unbound.