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Backpack Turkey: Istanbul - Izmir - Cappadocia - Istanbul
Dates - 2nd May'24 - 12th May'24

 

  • Trip description - The trip starts in the very beautiful city of Istanbul, We explore the capital city Istanbul its beautiful Old city, then we head to one of the most beautiful Ankara, and from there we make our way to the salt beds of Pamukkale and later head to Antalya and spend some quality time exploring this beautiful coastal town, from there we head to explore the beautiful Cappadocia and then way back to Istanbul

  • Hostels - You stay in mixed dorms that have shared toilets and common places to meet other travelers, so it's not only about meeting people from India but also people from the rest of the world.

  • Couples / Sole Female travelers' stay can be customized to private rooms in hotels, female dorms, or private rooms in hostels 

  • Trip cost for Backpack stay -  90,000 INR inclusive of GST + 5% TCS refunded/claimed back to you when filing an income tax return 

  • Trip cost for Backpack stay in Istanbul and Private stay -  105,000 INR inclusive of GST + 5% TCS refunded/claimed back to you when filing an income tax return 

  • Minimum group size: 10, Max group size: 15 

  • The trip can be customized as per your dates, and budget. Please reach out to the email or number mentioned.

  • For itinerary queries please contact naman.mayoite@traveltodiscover.co or call at 9741000732.

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Day 1: Istanbul / Transfer to Izmir from the airport

 

Your trip starts in Izmir. You will be reaching Izmir in the evening

Check-In: Hostel/Hotel - Centrally located 

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  • Explore the Old town in Izmir by visiting Kemeraltı Pazarı

  • Dinner 

  • Explore the Old town 

  • Evening at Leisure

Day 2: Day trip to Pamukkale 

  • Make an early start and catch a morning bus to Denizli

  • Transfer to Pamukkale

  • Explore Pamukkale - Hot thermal baths

  • LUNCH

  • After lunch continue your journey to Izmir 

  • Reach by evening, followed by Dinner

  • Leisure time

Day 3:  Day trip to Kusadasi

  • Make an early start and catch a morning bus to Kusadasi

  • Explore Ephesus - an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region

  • LUNCH

  • After lunch continue your journey to Izmir 

  • Reach by evening, followed by Dinner

  • Leisure time

Day 4: Izmir / Cappadocia

  • Make an early morning start to Cappadocia

  • Reach Cappadocia 

  • Start by exploring the old town of Gerome 

  • LUNCH

  • Free to explore 

  • Relax at the hotel

Day 5: Cappadocia

  • Breakfast at the hostel

  • Explore Derwent Valley, where the rock formations are amazing

  • Visit the Zelve Open Air Museum which is a journey into the past, with its troglodyte houses

  • After visiting Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”

  • LUNCH in town 

  • Free day 

Day 6: Cappadocia 

  • Make an early start - a Hot Air balloon ride

  • Visit the Goreme open-air museum 

  • Visit the Kaymakli or Kayseri underground city 

  • LUNCH 

  • Free time 

Day 7: Cappadocia / Istanbul

  • Take a morning flight post breakfast to Istanbul 

  • Reach Istanbul - Check-in 

  • Meeting with all the other travelers 

  • Food and walking tour of the Old City - Self-guided

  • Evening at the Galata Bridge

  • Chill in the evening close to Galata Tower

Day 8: Istanbul

 

  • Start with an early breakfast at the hostel

  • Start with the bus tour Hop on Hop off from Taksim Square 

  • Visit the Blue Mosque 

  • Visit Hagia Sophia 

  • Lunch 

  • Explore the Sultanahmet Square 

  • In the Evening take a cruise along the Bosphorus Akka Golden Horn

Day 9: Istanbul 

  • Start with breakfast at the hostel

  • Visit Topkapi Palace

  • Lunch 

  • Explore the district of Balat

  • Evening at Leisure 

Day 10: Istanbul 

  • Free day - Explore the city 

  • Shop 

  • Explore the Tea culture or visit the unknown or unexplored parts of Istanbul

Day 11:  Trip ends return back as per your flight 

Inclusions:

 

  • Stay in Istanbul hostel in 6 bed mixed dorm including breakfast

  • Stay in Izmir in 6 bed Mixed Dorm Breakfast not Included

  • Stay in Cappadocia in a double room with breakfast included

  • Bus tour Hop On Hop off In Istanbul

  • Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul including dinner, soft drinks with transfers 

  • Flight from Istanbul to Izmir including checked baggage of 4:00 Pm 

  • Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia including checked baggage of 20Kg - Early Morning around 07:00 Am

  • Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul including checked baggage of 20 - Afternoon 12:00 Pm

  • Green tour in Cappadocia

  • Red Tour in Cappadocia 

  • Bus transfer from Izmir to Pamukkale to and fro

  • Bus transfer from Izmir to Kusadasi to and fro 

  • Guidebook for the trip

  • Visa assistance for the trip on the documentation part ( submission of the docs has to be done from your end )

Exclusions: 

  • Flights from India to and fro

  • Hot air balloon ride - Cost will be known beforehand

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa fees 

  • Lunch & dinner and drinks at all times 

  • Anything not mentioned 

  • Local taxes paid 

  • Due to any unavoidable circumstances - if any route changes or plan changes -- the extra cost would be incurred individually

Terms & Conditions

  • You are an adult and you have to take full responsibility for yourself at all times and respect other cultures.

  •  If you are caught doing anything illegal you will be facing the consequences alone, travel to discover will not come into the picture.

  • You have to follow all the instructions given by the trip leader at all times.

  • When you are traveling alone you have to tell the team about your whereabouts.

  • You have to abide by all the rules and regulations of the other country.

  • You would be traveling with other people, you have to respect everyone's privacy.

  • We have a plan/itinerary for the whole trip but some things might get changed according to the situation please be prepared (like flight delays etc)

  • No refund in case of cancellation of flights or interconnecting flights/trains.

  • We would be staying in a backpacker hostel all the time and would be sharing the room with other people, you are responsible for your own stuff and yourself

Refunds & Cancellation Policy

Refund / Cancellation - You can cancel the trip anytime you want - The refund processing time is 15-20 days 

Your package cost Minus  (15k + Taxes + All the tickets booked either Hostels, trains, buses, tours  your name cancellation charges ( Be Assured all details of cancellation will be given to you )) 

Let's Go Somewhere-----Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost-----To Travel Is To Live ~

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