NEW YORK -- Active travelers can choose from at least two group
programs in Turkey this fall.
Butterfield & Robinson, in Toronto, is offering an Oct. 3
departure for its Turkey walking expedition through Cappadocia
The region's bizarre landscape of rock formations -- cones,
chimneys and pillars -- also boasts cave dwellings and rough-hewn
Following the Cappadocia portion of the trip, clients fly to the
Turquoise Coast to travel on foot among the Greek and Roman ruins
and to relax each night on a luxurious royal Gulet yacht.
Accommodations in Cappadocia are at Les Maisons de Cappadocia
and in Bodrum at the Marmara Hotel.
The hiking level is classified as 1B: 25 to 30 miles a day.
The tour cost is $4,750.
World of Oz, in Virginia Beach, Va., operates a year-round
program of soft adventures and trekking on Turkey's southern
The operator features three one-day excursions from Antalya;
three in the vicinity of Bodrum, and two from Bodrum, Marmaris or
Walking trips are made in conjunction with the operator's
selection of three-night or longer minitours in these seaside
destinations, which serve as home bases for participants as they
explore on foot the ruins of ancient cities, temples and
While all excursions require walking, none are particularly
strenuous for fit individuals.
Excursions include transportation from the main town to the
hiking starting point, services of a guide, water, entrance fees
and a snack or lunch. The cost ranges from $90 to $190, depending
on the route.
Also of note from the World of Oz this fall is its 13-night
Crossroads of Civilizations tour to Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia,
Antalya, Pamukkale and Izmir.
The tour, which departs Oct. 15, features deluxe hotels, a tour
escort, most meals, sightseeing and overland motorcoach travel; the
land cost is $2,999.
Butterfield & Robinson
Phone: (800) 678-1147
World of Oz
Phone: (800) 248-0234