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TURKEY

TRAVEL GUIDE

Turkey is set between east and west where mosques co-exist with churches and remnants of ancient cultures crumble alongside modern and vibrant culture. Visit historic Istanbul with its beautiful mosques, hand woven carpets and remnants of the Byzantine Empire. Check out the best tours that encompass the historical charm of the nation and electric Mediterranean coastline.

Turkey Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.

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Currency

Name: Turkish lira
Code: TRY
Symbol: ₺

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Time Zones

The time zone in Turkey is Turkey Time (GMT+3)

ISTANBUL

5 nights FR R14,490

Includes return flights, airport taxes, 5 nights stay at 4* Lady Diana Hotel in Istanbul.

R1,000 secures this package today!

Travel Validity:
1 September 2019 – 31 October 2019

BUSABOUT

SAIL TURKEY

FR. R6,490
  • 1 Country | 8 DaysTop cities: Fethiye, Kas
  • Dive into tropical waters where the Aegan and Mediterranean Seas meet
  • Sit on deck and watch the sunset before the stars appear overhead
  • Enjoy a walk in Butterfly Valley to see the many species that reside there
  • Take a dip in the blue lagoon of Olundeniz and surrounded by olive groves, enjoy a morning swim in St.Nicholas Island
  • Dock at the fishing village of Simena, located under Byzantine Castle
  • Explore the ancient Lycian Tombs in the city of Myra
  • Swim in the pristine waters of the pine-clad cove of Tarzan Bay

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The Best of Turkey

FR. R14,659
  • 1 Country | 8 DaysTop cities: Istanbul, Ephesus
  • Istanbul city walking tour
  • Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine
  • Troy guided visit including entrance
  • Ottoman mansion stay
  • Visit the ancient and impressive ruins at Ephesus
  • Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
  • Internal flight to Istanbul included

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ABSOLUTE TURKEY

FR. R19,279
  • 1 Country | 15 DaysTop cities: Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Antalya
  • Take part in an orientation walk around Istanbul
  • Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family in the Cappadocia region
  • Visit the Göreme Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region
  • Sleep aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Enjoy a guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Selçuk
  • Visit the ancient and impressive ruins at Ephesus and stop at the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale
  • Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine
 

 

 

 

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Turkey Travel Costs

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Beers

In coffee bars and restaurants you will pay about 10TRY - 15TRY for soft drinks or juice (approx R25 - R40). A pint of beer in bars is 15TRY (approx R40).

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Meals

Meals in local taverns are the best way to eat on a budget, with meals cost about 15TRY to 25TRY (approx. R40 - R65). Expect to pay a lot more in restaurants.

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Taxi Ride

Taxis are metered with fares based on a flag down rate, by distance traveled usually 2,50TRY per 1km (approx R6). Surcharges are common from the airport and popular city areas.

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Transport

Public transport in Turkey is convenient with busses and ferries at your disposal. Prices range from 5,30TRY - 10TRY (approx R14 - R26) for average fares.

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Hostels

Dorm beds in Turkey can cost between 70TRY - 220TRY (approx R200 - R600) a night.

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Hotels

Hotels in Turkey can cost between 500TRY - 1,500TRY (approx R1300 - R4,000) a night.

Flights to Turkey

There are flights to Turkey out of every major city in South Africa, with atleast one stop in the middle (you need to stretch those legs!). It takes time to fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul (on average 10 hours). Once in Turkey, one of the best ways of getting around is by taxi and tram. Don't forget you can layby your flights to secure your seat & pick up exclusive airfares!
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When to go to Turkey

The best time to travel to Turkey is during spring and autumn from April - May and September - mid November. The tempretures are pleasant and skies are clear, making these the ideal months for travel.
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