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About Self Guided Turkey
The first and only site dedicated to Self Guided Tours in Turkey. Walking tours on the Lycian Way, Carian Trail and Cappadocia; SUP (Stand Up Paddleboat), BIKE and Seakayak Rentals; HIKE & Sail tours; Self Drive itineraries to hidden places and many more...
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Trish R wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions2 helpful votes
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Altay's tour and planned guide of walking, adventuring across 3 regions - Mediterranean, Cappadocian, and Ephesus/Gallipoli was a fabulous experience. We highly recommend using Altay for exploring a very different culture to our own. We are, I would think typical of many middle aged Australian women who are wanting to explore the world but needed the safety of an English interpreter. Altay's Self-Guided Tour was perfect for this, as we needed our own "space" but wanted to be able to get from one destination to the other with confidence. We certainly discovered an under-utilised tourist attraction for Australians in the quality of the ancient cities to wander through with awe.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Robin T wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
they organised a customised 9 days trip The guys in the agency were just great, they organised everything and are flexible and there to help at any moment 24/7. I was just a great experience, and my best solo hiking experience so far. I truly recommend this travel agency. Robin.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Terry Wilson wrote a review Nov 2019
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions
My trip organized by Self-Guided Turkey was an excellent experience. Altay & Rikki crafted a trip that had all the elements I wished for, including scenic hiking, sea kayaking, archeological site visits, and arrangements for looking at some local geology. I especially valued staying at local hotels each night, eating the local food they prepared, and interacting with local people. All of the logistics of the transfers for myself and/or my luggage went very smoothly and happened on time. Communications with Altay in Turkey were very good – he regularly checked on my progress/experience and updated me on details of the following day. Having the Turkish mobile phone with pre-programmed numbers made all communications I needed to make easy. To communicate with the drivers, who spoke only some English, it was definitely helpful to have ‘google translate’ [or a similar app]. The guide booklet provided really helped to enhance the experience, including not only logistical details, but also historical background and sketch maps of the archeological sites. The GPS, with a waypoint list, was essential for following the Lycian Way trails, and that system worked very well. Overall, I highly recommend the services of Self-Guided Turkey – the trip was outstanding!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Yannick S wrote a review Nov 2019
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As a solo traveler in October 2019, I was looking for a travel agency that could organize a trek in Southern Turkey. I found “Self Guided Turkey” and it was great. The 4 days hike from Fethiye to Sidyma” was very well organized, very often in forests (which was good by 30 degrees…) with spectacular views on beaches, remote villages, temple ruins etc. The accommodations were also very well chosen, I felt very welcomed in the family run pensions. I am a vegetarian, and there was absolutely no problem to get a tasty local food. The transfer also went smoothly and it was always a good laugh to to have an exchange with the drivers or their family. I really recommend this type of holidays, because it gives you an insight view of Turkey and of their hospitably tradition. I have done several hikes like this in the Alps or even in the Himalaya, but this one was one of the best and I thank Altay and Rikki for the fantastic job they did. I will certainly come back for another hike in Turkey! Yannick, Lausanne Switzerland
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Valerie wrote a review Oct 2019
Gaillac, France1 contribution
We have just returned from the four day walk on the Western Lycian Way. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and feel fitter than when we started. The organisation was excellent, and the hotels were all comfortable, the food tasty and the transfers all worked perfectly. Everyone we met was helpful and pleasant. I would advise anyone who hasn't used a Garmin GPS to have a look at it before the beginning of the trail, as we didn't and couldn't get it to work. When we stopped at lunch we googled how to change the batteries and discovered that it is not like a mobile phone: you have to twist something at the back, but once we had changed the batteries it was extremely useful. Actually essential for the route from Kayakoy to Oludeniz, as the undergrowth had grown up and the path was difficult to follow. The markings on this stretch are not as good as on the GR routes in France, for example. I hope that we will do another walk in Turkey some time and I would certainly consider using Self Guided Turkey again.Thank you Altay and Rikki.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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