Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring Antalya's Nomadic Culture
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring Antalya's Nomadic Culture

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£81.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: German , English
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duration
Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Embark on a special tour curated by National Geographic, offering a fresh itinerary and the exclusive chance to meet nomadic families and learn about their lifestyles.
  • Discover significant cultural landmarks like the Seljuk bridge, the 13th-century Kargıhan caravanserai, and the 'button houses' of Ormana each telling their own piece of history.
  • Immerse yourself in the Yörük's nomadic community and embrace their ancient lifestyle. Connect with locals who embody the spirit of Turkey's earliest settlers, tracing back to the 11th century.
What to expect

The foothills of the Taurus mountains have been a region of travel and trade for millennia. On this National Geographic tour, you'll embrace the region's ancient traditions that are still thriving today and immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle by visiting a Yörük family.

Head over to the Seljuk bridge at Aspendos with your guide who will reveal alluring facts about the site. Built around the 4th century on the banks of Köprüçay, this architectural marvel is renowned for its distinctive zigzag design, a testament to its intriguing history.

Continue your voyage and head over to the 13th-century Kargıhan caravanserai, where much of its original layout remains remarkably intact. Step back in time as you wander through the inn's chambers, guardian's quarters, bathhouse, and prayer hall alongside your guide. This is a place that radiates history, where countless travelers sought refuge and replenishment.

The Yörük people have perfected their nomadic lifestyle for centuries. Every spring, communities migrate with their herds from the gentle coastal plains to the mountainous summer pastures. Spend time with a Yörük family and learn about their sustainable ways of life.

Tuck into a tasty meal with eye-catching views of the Taurus mountains. Nearby, you'll find a spot to purchase locally-made goods like soaps, teas, oils, and more. Proceeds support communities affected by recent earthquakes or forest fires.

Finally, Explore Ormana, an Ottoman village famous for its ingeniously crafted 'button houses'.

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What's included
  • check Guide
  • check Transport
  • check Lunch
  • check Glass of local ayran (yogurt drink) or çay (Turkish tea)
What to remember
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Bring money for extras or gratuities
  • Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change
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Provider
TANTUR TURIZM SEYAHAT A.S
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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5/5

Based on 3 reviews from verified customers

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  • Familie B

    From Germany - June 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Der englischsprachige Guide war außergewöhnlich gut

  • Jeffrey

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Dit was onze beste excursie ooit de gids was super vriendelijk en wist heel veel te vertellen. hij vertelde heel goed onderweg verhalen die dan uitein ...

  • Jeremy

    From United Kingdom - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The whole adventure was fantastic it was 1 to 1 we were the only ones on it so we had the total attention of the guide who was fantastic, the driver a ...

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