For our honeymoon, both my husband and I wanted to travel to a destination which is a little offbeat. We knew that we did not want to go to Thailand or Bali. My husband wanted to go to Italy but it was a little out of our budget. While he was looking at the air tickets for Italy, one of the flights has a stop in Istanbul. He began to search about Turkey and voila Turkey had a lot of things of our interest. We got on our ninja modes and started to search for some good packages. We came across TravelTriangle and told them all about our requirements. Soon they reached back to us with various options in packages and we chose the one that fit us just right and soon started the journey to our 8 days in Turkey.
A Look At Our Turkey Holiday Package
Cost: INR 252338
Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, English speaking guide, Entrance fee / Museum Charges, Govt. Taxes, Sightseeing, Transfers, Regular SIC Tours, Airport Transfers
Exclusions: Dinner, Visa, Private Tours, Personal expenses, Additional Sightseeing, Anything which is not included in inclusions, Turkey visa fee, service charge
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: AIONZ Sojourn Pvt Ltd
8 Days Turkey Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Check-in
Day 2: Istanbul Historical Tour
Day 3: Transfer to Antalya and hotel transfer
Day 4: Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip
Day 5: Leasure Day at Antalya Beaches
Day 6: Arrival at Kayseri and transfer to Cappadocia
Day 7: Balloon tour over Cappadocia
Day 8: Departure
Turkey’s Weather In May
Turkey’s weather was absolutely lovely. May Definitely is a good time to visit this place and during this time it is pleasant. You can enjoy all sorts of activities without feeling under the weather and enjoy the trip to the fullest, just like we did.
Places To Visit In Turkey That Added Joy To Our Trip
During our 8 days in Turkey, there were a lot of places that we visited during this trip to Turkey and all of them were beautiful and absolutely amazing.
While in Istanbul, we ticked off way too many important sites and beautiful destinations. We went to see the Blue Mosque which literally took our breath away with its grandness and sheer perfection. Next on the list was Hagia Sophia, which is another very popular tourist destination. We also went to see Topkapi Palace and Hippodrome. All these places are a must-see when in Istanbul.
When we planned a trip to Turkey there was one place that we were very sure to visit and that was Cappadocia. This one of a kind place took our breath away with its cone-shaped rock formations and the numerous hot-air balloons. It is a beautiful sight to witness and is pure magic. We also visited places like Pasabag Valley and Deverent Valley.
Pamukkale is another unique place which is wild-wide popular for the natural thermal pools. These rich in mineral water can be seen flowing down the white travertine terraces. Many people visit this place and we too decided to go and experience the magic of this place.
4. Underground City Of Kaymakli
There was no way we were going to miss visiting this place. This underground city of Kaymakli is an ancient site belonging to the 7th to 8th century B.C. Whether you are a history buff or not, visiting this place is a must for its unique character.
Hotels In Turkey
During our 8 days in Turkey, we stayed at some really good hotels and here’s how the stay went.
1. Eresin Hotel
This is a European style hotel and is very centrally located. There were several restaurants, Forex and mobile sim stores and general stores nearby. Metro was also at walkable distance. Our room was very comfortable and we really enjoyed staying here.
2. Crown Plaza In Antalya
This was a 5-star hotel that offered a gorgeous view of the sea! It had a swimming pool and massage sauna as well and of course, we made use of them.
3. Goreme Kaya Cave Hotel
Located in Cappadocia, this was also superb. Built-in natural caves, the tunnel-like passages, and wooden floors were captivating. The view from the hotel restaurant gave a feeling and sense of being one with nature. The small town a kilometer from the hotel was also very refreshing.
How To Reach Turkey
We took a flight from Delhi to Turkey. It was a comfortable flight and all we did during the flight was a dream about the coming 8 days in Turkey.
Our Budget For The Trip
Well, our budget was around 1 L as we did shop and did other activities. Depending upon the activities that are exclusive of the package and shopping one can save and spend a lot.
Shopping In Turkey
When it comes to shopping, Grand Bazaar is a good place to go to and you’ll get good spices. We bought some souvenirs – make-up mirrors and ‘Nazar na lage’ keychains. Stoles were also pretty good here. Also, do try their special-shaped çhai cup set and their Apple and pomegranate tea.
Restaurants In Turkey
On our first night in Istanbul, we had çhorba soup in a nearby local restaurant and instantly fell in love with the taste. All our other food experience was good as well. We even had food and a beer ordered at our recliner on the beach in Antalya for us!! How cool is that?! Turkey food really made us fall in love with it.
What To Pack For 8 Days Turkey Trip
- Carry light sweater just in case.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Do carry sunscreen with you at all times
- Pack modest clothes that especially covers your shoulders
Of course, your swimsuit for beach days
Turkey Travel Tips
- Book in advance.
- Convert to Lira rather than euro.
- Keep some extra days just for relaxing ( our schedule became a little hectic as we chose to cover more places).
- Do get a local sim to keep in contact with your agent and guides.
- Do spend on special experiences as this would be your very special memory.
- People are friendly and noninterfering, so chill.
- Do visit Antalya! You’ll see the pebble beach (no sand!) and snow-capped mountains in one view!
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was a good one. We team made an itinerary for us that took us to all the amazing places in Turkey. We ticked off some major-sites and this became possible because of the TravelTriangle team. Our needs were met and we were constantly in touch with our agents.
Our 8 days in Turkey were phenomenal and well spent. We loved the whole experience and made some really beautiful memories together. TravelTriangle really did put a lot of effort into customizing a tour that fit right into our budget with pretty and comfortable hotels, various tours and lots of leisure days at our disposal. If you tall want a similar experience then plan your Turkey trip with TravelTriangle and get ready for a great time.
Common Questions You May Want To Know
A. There are a lot of things that people can see in 10 days like:
5. Ankara and more.
A. Turkey is not expensive to visit. It strictly depends upon the season one is choosing to visit, how well in advance the tickets and other bookings are done and also your personal expenses you do while on the trip.
A. Istanbul is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey.
A. The ideal duration would be anywhere between 8 to 10 days to explore all that the place has to offer.
A. Turkish is the official language but English too is widely spoken here.