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Hiking in Turkey: Istanbul and the Lycian Way

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Program #20923RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In what is today Turkey, on a peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean, the ancient Lycians fought and formed uneasy alliances to protect their beautiful land and cultured lifestyle from the likes of Athens and Persia. Hike sections of the Lycian Way, a 316-mile footpath tracing the Turquoise Coast, to find the well-preserved ruins of Lycia, savor spectacular vistas and hear legends like that of the fire-breathing Chimera. Plus a walking excursion in Istanbul reveals the city’s most magnificent landmarks.


Highlights

• Discover Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, seat of the Ottoman Sultans.
• Walk sections of the famed Lycian Way, stopping to explore ancient ruins and admire stunning views.
• At the peak of Mount Chimaera, find the volcanic “eternal flame” that inspired the myth of the fire-breathing Chimera monster.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to five miles per day; some uneven, hilly and rocky terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Istanbul, 2 nights; flight to Antalya, 1 night; coach to Cirali, 3 nights; coach to Yediburunlar, Fethiye, 4 nights; coach to Dalaman, flight to Istanbul, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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4.8
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