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Family Adventure Travel in Turkey

Turkey is one of those “perfect” family adventure travel destinations with everything going for it: beautiful beaches, dramatic scenery, classical ruins (more than Greece!), delightful cuisine, and incredibly friendly people.

Our adventure showcases the very best of the country, including a delightful cruise aboard a gulet along Turkey’s incredibly beautiful Turquoise Coast. You’ll swim and snorkel in warm, jewel-blue waters; feast on lavish spreads served on the open deck; and sleep peacefully at night while anchored in placid, pine-scented coves.

But there’s more to this trip than simple relaxation and dazzling natural beauty. Get a comprehensive hands-on history lesson as you absorb the atmosphere of Roman times at glorious Ephesus; experience the fascinating aspects of Istanbul; explore the other-worldy ruins and landscapes of Cappadocia, and so much more—spice markets, bazaars, silk workshops—even a walk to an old “ghost town.” Prepare to have an entirely amazing adventure!


Trip Length: 16 Days

Activities: Hiking, sightseeing, 7-day cruise, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, relaxing & more.

Destinations: Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and the Turquoise Coast.

Pricing: All trips are custom... prices range from $3000 - $5000 per person depending on itinerary.

Ages: 5 yrs and older



  • Relax aboard a Turkish gulet on a 7-day cruise along the celebrated Turquoise Coast
  • Marvel at ancient ruins and cities including Ephesus.
  • Dine on fantastic Turkish cuisine, shop at spice markets and village bazaars
  • In-depth historical tour of Istanbul, gateway to Asia
  • Take a balloon ride over Cappadocia at sunrise

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Day 1 - Meet in Istanbul, Turkey

Day 2 - Sightseeing in Istanbul, including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque.

Day 3 – Visit Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans and then a private cruise on the Bosphoros.

Day 4 - Fly to Izmir and travel to Kusadasi.

Day 5 – Visit Ephesus, the star of Asia Minor, the most important Roman city in Anatolian antiquity.

Day 6 – Drive to Gocek, board the gullet (Turkish motor yacht), your home for the next 7 nights. Cruise to a small cove for overnight.

Days 7 thru 12 – Cruise the Turquoise Coast, including:

  • The Temple of Athena
  • The royal Lycian Tombs of Kannos
  • Many Byzantine Ruins
  • The underwater ruins of Cleopatra’s Bath
  • Many private bays for swimming and snorkeling.

Day 13 – Fly to Keyseri and visit the Cappadocia area and overnight in a cave hotel.

Day 14 – Morning walk in Cappadocia areas, with it’s many spires and other-worldly qualities.  Afternoon visit to Kaymakli, the underground city that is at least 10 stories under the ground.

Day 15 – Morning balloon ride, and afternoon visiting Zelve and it’s “Chimney fairies”.

Day 16 – Fly to Istanbul and overnight.

Day 17 – Fly home.


ECO Family Adventures
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