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BELLY DANCING IN TURKEY – 2 spots available!!

Hi there!

Analise da Costa is organizing a trip to Turkey this year, and she has 2 places available, so if anyone is interested please let her know as soon as possible, as the airline is issuing the tickets at the end of this week.  There are 10 women and 2 husbands going and it is really going to be a fantastic trip. The only payment that needs to be done now is for the tickets, which will be R9500.

The land package will be paid for later.
The detailed program is below.
The dates are 18 August to arrive back on the 2nd of September.
The cost: R25000 pp sharing

Rates include:

  • Accommodation:

6 nights at Zurich hotel in Istanbul (4****)

1 night at the Iris hotel in Canakkale (4****)

3 nights at the Ontur hotel in Izmir (4****)

1 night at the Pam hotel in Pamukkale (4****)

2 nights at the Peri Tower hotel in Cappadocia (4 ****)

or similar

  • Meals:

Daily breakfasts

10 dinners at hotels

2 dinners at a local restaurant

1 dinner with show at Kervansaray nightclub in Istanbul

1 show without dinner at nightclub in Cappadocia

  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums as per above given itinerary
  • Private boat during the Bosphorus cruise
  • 2 X two-hour belly dance class in Kervansaray nightclub on a private basis
  • Air-conditioned coach throughout the tour
  • Limited local drinks during the show at the Cappadocia and Kervansaray nightclubs (i.e. per person 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks)
  • Tips at the hotels and restaurants
  • All flights included (we fligh direct on turkish airlines)

Rates exclude:

  • Porterage at the airport
  • All lunches
  • Drinks during the meals (except at the shows in Cappadocia and Istanbul)
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Visas

BELLY DANCING IN TURKEY 14 days / 13 nights

Day 01: Istanbul

You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 02: Istanbul/Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel you drive to Canakkale crossing the Dardanelles strait. Upon arrival in Canakkale you visit the ancient city of Troy.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Canakkale

Day 03: Canakkale/Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel.  In the morning you drive to Izmir.  En route you visit the Acropolis and Asklepion of Pergamon. Upon arrival in Izmir you visit the ancient Agora.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 04: Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel

Today a full-day excursion to Ephesus. You visit the Ephesus archaeological site and museum, as well as the House of the Virgin Mary.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 05: Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today a full-day excursion to Priene, Miletus and Dydima.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Izmir

Day 06: Izmir/Pamukkale

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning you drive to Pamukkale. En route you visit Aphrodisias, which is dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Upon arrival you stroll through the ancient ruins of Hierapolis.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Pamukkale

Day 07: Pamukkale/Konya/Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast you depart for Cappadocia.  En route you visit the Mevlana museum in Konya.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Cappadocia

Day 08: Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you visit the Goreme open air museum, the natural citadel of Uchisar, the villages of Avanos and Cavusin, as well as the underground city of Kaymakli.

Dinner at hotel followed by a folklore and belly dance show at a nightclub.

Overnight: Cappadocia

Day 09: Cappadocia/Kayseri/Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul.  Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 10: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

Today a full-day of sightseeing.  You visit the Basilica of St. Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (excluding the Harem section) and the Underground Cistern.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 11: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a two-hour belly dancing class at Kervansaray night club. In the afternoon you visit the Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar – the shopping highlight of the tour.

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 12: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a cruise on the Bosphorus by private boat (provided a minimum of 10 participants) and a drive to the Asian side of the city. There you visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill.

Dinner with a belly dance show at Kervansaray night club

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 13: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning a two-hour belly dancing class at Kervansaray night club.  The remainder of the day at leisure.  Why not treat yourself to a visit to one of the traditional Turkish baths?

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight: Istanbul

Day 14: Istanbul

Breakfast at your hotel

A full day at leisure for last minute shopping.

Later transfer to the airport for your flight home.

If you are interested please email Analise da Costa ASAP: analisadc@gmail.com