2023 Best of Turkey

      İstanbul, Turkey

      Yellow Hat Travels
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      25 reviews
      Duration: 9 days
      Group size: 8 - 18
      2023 Best of Turkey
      İstanbul, Turkey

      Yellow Hat Travels
      • Email address verified
      25 reviews

      Duration: 9 days
      Group size: 8 - 18

      About this trip

      Welcome to Turkey - a land of contrasts and beauty, where East meets West and ancient history blends seamlessly with modern culture. 

      From the bustling city streets of Istanbul to the serene beaches of Antalya, Turkey is a destination that will captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

      Experience the unique landscape of Cappadocia, with its fairy chimneys and underground cities, or relax on the pristine beaches of the Turquoise Coast.

      Indulge in the rich and diverse cuisine of Turkey, with its mouth-watering kebabs, mezze, and baklava. Sip on traditional Turkish tea and coffee while immersing yourself in the vibrant and welcoming culture of the Turkish people.

      Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, Turkey has something for everyone. 

      So come and discover the magic of Turkey, a land where ancient history and modern culture combine to create an experience that will stay with you long after you've returned home.

      What’s included

      • Flights from Johannesbur
      • Airport transfers x 5
      • 4 / 5 nights in Istanbul
      • 2 nights in Cappadocia
      • 3 nights in Bodrum
      • Walking tour in Istanbul
      • Free shopping time/Istan
      • Cappadocia Hot Air Ballo
      • Local flights

      What’s not included

      • Visas (free online)
        Free for South African Passport Holders. If your country requires you to apply at the embassy, you need start the process 3 months before the trip
      • Travel insurance
      • Lunch and dinners
      • Additional activities no
      • Any ground transportatio
      • Items of personal nature
      • ProfessionalPhotographer
      • Dress hire

      Available Packages

      Istanbul ONLY - 5 NIGHTS

      Not ha enough work leave days? Or you're just interested in the exotic city of Istanbul - do come along. 

      For 5 night, you will have so much to see, enjoy and experience in Istanbul.

      Enjoy incredible days away from work.

      Deposit: R3,000
      Istanbul & Cappadocia ONLY - 6 NIGHTS

      You are already in Istanbul, why not take this package and  add Cappadocia after your days in Istanbul. With this option, you will have a 7 night getaway to Turkey, which will include Istanbul and Cappadocia. 

      Deposit: R3,000
      Istanbul + Cappadocia + Bodrum- 9 NIGHTS

      This is a great way to enjoy Turkey; namely, the vibrant and alive city of Istanbul. Then head to Cappadocia for the out of this world scenery. End your trip on a chilled mode down in the chilled coastal town of Bodrum. 

      Deposit: R3,000

      Available options

      Professional Photographer
      Deposit: R0

      You are in Turkey - and you probably have seen this amazing IG content of Istanbul or Cappadocia - long flowy dress - you - snap away!

      Hire your dress from home
      Deposit: R0

      Tell us your size, and your colour of choice. Take your dress with and avoid hiring costly dresses in Turkey.


      Day 1
      Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey

      Welcome to Istanbul.

      Our luxury private shuttle will pick you up from the airport to the hotel in Istanbul.

      Depending on when you land, we will rest up to be ready for the next day or we will hit Istiklal Street for some vibrant energy and soaking in Istanbul vibes.

      This is a 4  night stay in Istanbul for those who opt to continue to Cappadocia and/or Bodrum. It is a 5 night stay for those who will only be in Istanbul and head back home after the visit in Istanbul. 

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      The host was awesome, Buhle is very patient I mean she had to deal with personalities of 6 women that’s a lot. Our shuttle driver Mr B, the best guy ever, made an effort to make sure we enjoy the mother city. Accomodation, I was disappointed, the first hotel the lifts hardly worked, the carpets were dirty and the view well I don’t know if I should call it that…. Please don’t ever book that place for your guests, it’s central yes but that place cannot be a 4 star. I couldn’t even eat their breakfast cause it didn’t seem freshly made, that’s just me I opted for McDonald’s. The second apartment/hotel had loadshedding, no backup lights, no one to tell us the schedule we just sat there and waited, on holiday loadshedding. Come on guys, do better. I enjoyed the trip except when it was time to go back to our hotel, now that was a nightmare.
      By Matlhako S for Cape Town & Winelands in Style on Dec 13, 2023
      An experience of a life time! Absolutely satisfied with the standard of the hotel, it was both luxury and paradise. The itinerary was well curated, 10/10. Our host was the cherry on top, vibrant individual that genuinely cared about our well being, as a group and individually. I will most definitely be coming back for more trips and recommend others as well🥂🫶🏽
      By Nyeleti B for Zanzibar on Dec 11, 2023
      If I could I would give you a zero. I made a payment on 11 May 2023 for quotation on trip. On 1 June, I received an email that they are still working on my quote. To this day I have never received a quotation from them. Pay back my money.
      By Vuyokazi M for Curate-a-Private Trip (Consultation Deposit) on Nov 09, 2023
      There's no trip to review because no one got back to me with a quote after paying the deposit Really bad service. I'm even tired of calling - its been months of calling and no response to my emails.
      By Kwanele M for Curate-a-Private Trip (Consultation Deposit) on Nov 08, 2023
      What an unpleasant experience. We paid full price three months before the travel dates as required. From there it was a game of cat and mouse trying to get reservation details so we could apply for visas, and know what the travel arrangements were. At some point, we were informed that we would have a whole day layover in Dubai which we didn't mind because we just thought we get to explore Dubai en route to Morocco but then in the same breath told our trip days would not be impacted (no clarity on whether we leave a day earlier from SA or leave Morocco a day later. Just confusion). The trip was canceled less than 3 weeks from the travel date. Then came the intensely stressful pushing and begging to get our refunds. Communication from the agency is absolutely terrible. You get ignored for weeks on end and at some point, we didn't think we would see our money. Alas, we were paid back and I will never trust another travel agency again. Once bitten twice shy!
      By Maite M for Morocco Group Trip on Nov 02, 2023
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      Yellow team - Just wanted to thank you for an amazing experience. Our trip was the best and we are coming back for more. My friends and myself had the best time… accommodation was outstanding and we loved how close it was to walk to nice restaurants for dinner. And our driver Abdul was the best. Thank you so much - you will hear from us soon again 😀 once we recover.
      By Lynette M on 14 Nov, 2023
      Zanzibar 30/09 till 06/10 If it is was up to me I would rate them a minus 5star, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to even use this travel agency. When we enquired about the flight details we where told that they would come back to us only for them to send us reserved flight tickets day before the trip and made excuses about how they were busy. To only receive our flight tickets on the day of departure, Mind you I had settled my trip 3months before ad per requirement by the travel agent. The package that was sold for us was from the 30Sept till 06Oct only for us to be returning back to the country on the 05/10 where we spent the whole day at the airport meaning we lost out on two days of our trip for Yellow hats to say there was a miscommunication regarding the trip details. When you try make contact with the travel agents they ignore your calls and texts and when you try reach out on social media they block you so that they keep a clear image when in reality they’re just real scammers. Also the accommodation they booked us in was just the worst type for what we had paid for, with the most horrible food ever and other rooms had pipes bursting. ALL THAT I CAN SAY IS BOOKING A TRIP YELLOW HATS WILL LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED!!!
      By Thopi P on 12 Nov, 2023
      This was first trip with YHT. To simply express my disappointment with my recent trip with Yellow Hat Travels. From the beginning, the poor communication, substandard accommodations, and lack of respect for travelers' needs were evident issues. Despite my efforts to seek updates days before the trip, I had to run around after your agency, adding to my frustration. While there were positive aspects, such as the excellent driver and accommodating fellow travelers, the overall experience fell far below expectations. Regrettably, based on this experience and the hassle of seeking information, I have decided not to use Yellow Hat Travels for my future travel needs.
      By Ivy S on 02 Nov, 2023
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