Sufi Tour & Retreat in Turkey

İstanbul, Turkey

Sep 15 - 25, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Sufi Tour & Retreat in Turkey
İstanbul, Turkey

Sep 15 - 25, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Join us as we go on an 11-day mystical tour through Turkey. We will explore sacred Sufi sites, visit the burial place of Rumi, learn about the history of the whirling dervishes, and engage in the practice of whirling ourselves. 

We will travel to 4 different locations and will end in the south on Mediterranean where we will have a 3-day retreat exploring the practice of Sufi whirling and meditation.

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • Two Dinners
  • Ground Transportation
  • Musical Ceremonies
  • Whirling Retreat
  • Flights
  • Lunches and most dinners
  • Non-Music Activities

Available Packages

Early Bird
Available until April 4, 2023
Deposit: $500
Regular Tier
Available until July 4, 2023
Deposit: $500
Last Call
Available until August 16, 2023
Deposit: $500


Days 1-2

We will start our journey in Istanbul, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

To really appreciate this ancient city we would need to spend at least two or three weeks there but even a taste of honey is better than none at all. 

Day 1 - Old city Istanbul….There are so many places to explore that we would never be able to see them all in the time have. We have compiled a list that we will work through….Aya Sophia, Sultan Ahmet mosque, Topkapi palace , Suleymania mosque , a walkthrough of the Grand Bazaar will be the main points we will visit with a scattering of little Sufi gems in between.

Day 2 - Old city Istanbul…. Starting with the Egyptian Bazaar then walk to the tomb of Jaffar Baba who was a great grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). We will then take ferry down the Golden Horn, a natural bay that cuts into the old city, to Eyup Sultan an area names after the tomb of Eyup Ansari, who hosted the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) when he went to Medina. There will be many other Sufi sites in the area. We will depart from the area and go straight to the airport for our flight to Cappadocia.

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The Lila Series
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