Expeditions in Turkey

The capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires

17 UNESCO sites in Turkey

Ranked A Global Biodiversity Hotspot

What makes Turkey so special?
The unique travel experiences which the Anatolian culture can provide to a U.S. traveler is unrivaled in Europe.  Turkey offers a European experience in one moment and then has the ability to whisk you away to the East. In addition, the value of the U.S. Dollar in Turkey can provide you with a high level of hospitality. If you’re looking to craft your own adventure in the incredible country of Turkey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Turkey in a Snapshot

Population

79.5 Million People


Climate

A hotter, dry Mediterranean climate in the west. Cooler and more rain along the Black Sea and mountainous regions. Temperatures are more seasonally extreme in the east.


Terrain

About the size of Texas and New Mexico combined, Turkey is blessed with various terrains. Boasting a long coast on the west, with stunning beaches, Turkey also has a vibrant, greener and cooler coast along The Black Sea. To the east, graceful mountain ranges preside over vast dry plains.


When to go

April through October are good times to visit the Black Sea coast down along the west and southern Aegean coasts. In eastern Turkey, as the winters can be cold, and the summers are hot, September through mid-November may be best.


National Food

Doner Kebabs


Fact File

Tulips were originally brought to Anatolia by the Turkic migration from Central Asia.  Turkish sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, a fan of tulips, gave some bulbs to a European ambassador resulting in the Dutch passion for tulips.

Explore the Varied Beauty of Turkey

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Istanbul

Explore Turkey's Capital City

Once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, Istanbul will entertain you with the diversity of its rich architectural legacy. From ancient cathedrals, sultans’ palaces, whirling dervishes and the Grand Bazaar, be prepared to be whisked into an era of opulence and intrigue. The ‘Capital’ perched upon several hills, surrounded by a great wall, awaits to treat you with its grand variety of exotic foods and pastries.

Aegean Coast

The Western Slice of Turkey

The western slice of Turkey, gazing upon the Greek isles, Turkey’s Aegean coast presents the traveler with all of the beauty and natural splendor of the Aegean, but with added adventure and Asian flare. Explore the ruins of Ancient Greece, while camping under the stars with Turkish shepherds. Or stay in one of the many colorful villages which dot the coast. There is no lack for adventure here. From kayaking, horseback riding, cheesemaking and the exploration of ancient sites, the Aegean coast is a shining gem.

Cappadocia

As if you left planet Earth, A part of central Anatolia, Cappadocia is a unique region of the world formed by geographic processes lasting millions of years thus bequeathing a landscape decorated with “fairy Chimneys”.  Due to its volcanic nature, grand cities were carved underground and resided in by monks and Christian communities up until 1923. The caravanserais, mosques, and medreses along all the roads also add colour and vibrancy to the region. Hiking and balloon expeditions are popular activities in this region. Moving east, Cappadocia will give you a good taste of Turkish hospitality.