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Gay Turkey Tour

Travel Style: Short Break/Independent

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$750 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected 60 days prior to departure.

14 days

Walk along the Lycian Way, taste local fruit wines in a photogenic village, sail over the sunken city of Kekova, dip your feet into the thermal waters of Pamukkale's white terraces, experience the extraordinary landscape of Cappadocia, dine on tasty Turkish delicacies and dance the night away in gay-welcoming Istanbul.


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Float over sunken cities, discover surreal mountainous landscapes and travel through crumbling ghost towns on this fifteen-day foray into Turkey. Lose yourself in the mysteries and magic of the Ottoman Empire and sample traditional delicacies sourced from land and sea. Spend a day sailing the Mediterranean aboard a traditional Turkish boat, and share a tasty feast with a local family in the Cappadocian Valley. From sharing fruit wine with villagers in a town that time forgot, to discovering the old capital of the civilised world, this Turkish delight will do just that.

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Is this trip right for you?

• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
• Arrival airport transfer
• Walking tour in Istanbul led by your group leader
• Goreme Open Air Museum tour with local guide
• Walk through the Cappadocian Valley with local guide
• Traditional Turkish boat cruise (gulet) over Sunken City, Kas
• Pamukkale rock terraces
• Cooking demonstration of local Turkish delicacy gozleme, Selcuk
• Guided tour of Ephesus, Selcuk
• Visit to village of Sirince
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info

*for a more detailed itinerary, view our trip notes

• International Airfare
• Departure Transfer
• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary

Guesthouses/Hotels (13 nights)

We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.


You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.

The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as basic hotels with western facilities or overnight trains. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 1 person travelling, however price is determined based on # of travellers

Allow USD $750 for meals not included.

Discover the stunning Blue Mosque and romantic old town Sultanahmet.

Explore the surreal landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Wake up early to experience a majestic balloon ride over the love valley.

Enjoy lunch in this religious city and pop into the Melvana Dirvish Tomb Museum to learn about the history of the Whirling Dervish.

Head to the coast where beautiful Antalya is set against the Bey Mountains. Explore the old city or take a swim in the beautiful clear blue waters.

Swim in sparkling seas, sail over a sunken city and swim in the clear blue waters while we cruise around the islands of Kas.

Walk the beautiful beaches of this popular holiday area on the Aegean Sea, renowned in antiquity under its ancient name, Halicarnassus. Enjoy great fare and gay nightlife in the "Monte Carlo of Turkey".

Visit the Ottoman village of Sirince before your private guided tour of Ephesus, former capital of the East Roman Empire.

Visit one of Turkey's most photographed sites - the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale. If you have time, walk up the hill behind the site to discover Byzantine ruins.

Relax on your last day in the magnificent city of Istanbul, then head out for a final night on the town.

This trip is part of our Short Break Adventures range. As it is not a group trip it has no fixed departure dates. On the next page, select your preferred start date from the menu and our reservations team will process your booking request. Please note that Independent booking requests are subject to availability at your preferred travel time.

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Days 1-2 Istanbul
Days 3-4 Goreme
Day 5 Antalya via Konya
Day 6 Antalya
Days 7-8 Kas
Days 9-10 Bodrum
Days 11 Selcuk
Day 12 Pamukkale
Day 13-14 Istanbul


gay traveler to Turkey Zahir & Dennis
Toronto, Canada
"This was our first trip with Out Adventures and we thoroughly enjoyed the content, the locations and the time with our guide and fellow travellers. The trip was a chance to get immersed in the day to day lives of the people of Turkey and with Ramadan going on while we were there, it added an entirely different flavour to the experience. The destinations, sights and experiences were wonderful. I would strongly recommend this type of trip for anyone who wants to truly experience another country's culture."

Most of our trips require a compulsory local payment, which is part of the contract with you (the customer) and OUT Adventures. This amount is the final payment for your trip and is to be paid in the specified currency, in cash to your leader upon arrival. The local payment is non-refundable, and is considered part of the total trip payment.

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The Local Payment is used for paying for local services such as hotels and transport.

No, as the money is used to pay for local services these cannot be paid elsewhere.