32 Years Of Experience!
Our Unique Charters
An outstanding feature of our programs is the boat charters. On our yachting tours, we emulate the spirit of the great Turkish intellectuals who, in the 1950s, explored Turkey’s ancient sites by sailboat. These pioneers, Cevat Sakir Kabaagac, Azra Erhat, and Sabahattin Eyüboğlu, enlightened us with their important research on Anatolian civilizations and mythology. Azra Erhat’s Dictionary of Mythology is still the standard work on the subject. Cevat Sakir, who is known as ” The Fisherman of the Halicarnassus”, wrote half a dozen scholarly books as well as two dozen short stories inspired by idyllic ancient sites and trails. These works helped to popularize mythology and archaeology among young people. Our voyages through pristine scenery and less-traveled historical sites honor the work of these pioneers, unlike other cruises that emphasize beer-drinking and sunburn.
The time spent on the bus is always the least desirable part of traveling. The routes we design for our programs, and our use of the boat to reach locations inaccessible by land, allow us to minimize this ” downtime.” By incorporating significant sites and periods of activity into each segment of land travel, we avoid the tedium of long drivers while still covering diverse landscapes and a range of cultural expressions.
Comfortable and Inviting Accommodations
While on land, we choose accommodations where our clients feel specially treated. We emphasize small family-run guesthouses and “boutique” hotels with character and atmosphere. Many are housed in beautiful historic buildings. All are comfortable and convenient, and many boast especially striking
locations. We can also arrange accommodations with local families, for guests to experience the warmth and hospitality of home life.
A Strong Partnership If you are expanding your business and looking for an experienced and reliable business partner in Turkey for high-quality hiking, sailing, sea-kayaking, culinary, and biking adventures, please CONTACT US.
Alper Ertübey & Ali Serkan Cömert
Hike’n Sail Travel