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Istanbul & World Wonders

Turkey, Jordan & Egypt in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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An unforgettable multi-country tour of Turkey, Jordan and Egypt! Experience the diverse culture and heritage of Istanbul and tick two Wonders of the World off of your bucket list at Petra and the Great Pyramids.

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    Cairo
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    Giza
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    Amman
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    Petra
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    Wadi Rum
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    Istanbul

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  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

Discover two wonders of the world and indulge your senses in Istanbul on this bucket-list trip! Marvel at the diverse cultures and architecture of Istanbul in Turkey and head to Jordan to experience the heritage of Amman. Take in the views from Mount Nebo and uncover the secrets of the lost city of Petra. Cross the Wadi Rum desert and explore Cairo before visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check in for a flight to the incredible Turkish city of Istanbul*. Night on board.


*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Istanbul
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Touch down in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel, get settled in, and, if time allows, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this historic, lively city. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
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40 Reviews

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3rd Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque located on the third hill of Istanbul with one of the best-known panoramic views of the city. Built by order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, it was built by the famous imperial architect Sinan. After the visit, Free time to discover the city at your own pace. Discover its labyrinthine bazaars, colourful city life and eclectic architecture. To make sure you see all the top sights, we recommend an optional full-day city tour!* Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia for a brief photostop, where your guide will give a presentation on the iconic building's history. We won't enter now, but you'll have time to do so on your own later! Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing with a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Challenging

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4th Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with  the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. Next, head to a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate captivating views of the old palaces of the Sultans and traditional riverside houses as you view the city from a different perspective. After disembarking, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of Istanbul at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the Anatolian side of the city to see its more important sights and discover more of Istanbul!* Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch: Explore the Anatolian part of the city! This stunning region is home to some of the country's most beautiful architecture and waterfront attractions. From the iconic Beylerbeyi Palace to the murals adorning the winding streets, you'll be awestruck by the variety and beauty of the sights. Drive directly to the Camlica Hill, located in the underrated Üsküdar district. Take in the stunning panoramic views from the highest point and soak up the bustling atmosphere from the city below. With its rich history and vibrant culture, the Anatolian part of Istanbul is an unforgettable destination. Enjoy lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Moderate

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5th Day: Istanbul - Amman
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to leave Turkey behind as you head to Amman. Amman is the modern capital of Jordan but possesses dozens of ancient historical sites, set across several hillsides in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, if you arrive early in the day, why not take an optional city tour to get to know the most emblematic sights in the city?* Dinner and overnight stay in Amman**.

*Optional Amman City Tour with Dinner: Explore Amman this afternoon, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom founded 7000 years ago. See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and the Ummayad Palace and pay a visit to the fascinating Amman Archaeological Museum. Head downtown to see the incredible Roman Amphitheatre and the old markets before exploring the newer part of the city. End the tour with an authentic Jordanian dinner at a local restaurant.

Please note: If you arrive at the hotel after 9:00 p.m, dinner will not be included. Instead, you will have the option to reserve a cold packed dinner for an additional charge in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ibis Amman or similar
tripadvisor rating

1028 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Amman Afternoon City Tour

Moderate

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6th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba this morning to see the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land and later buried, take in the spectacular views of this sacred place. Next, drive to the fascinating Shobak Castle, a Crusader Castle dating back to 1115. At the end of the visit, head to Petra and check in at the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, ready to discover the ancient city in the morning! If you can't wait, we recommend an optional Petra by Night excursion!* Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.

*Optional Petra By Night Excursion: Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Maison Petra or similar
tripadvisor rating

1070 Reviews

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Activities

included
Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo

Moderate

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Visit to Shobak Castle

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Optional
Petra By Night Excursion

Light

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7th Day: Petra
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today exploring the famed Nabatean capital with an excursion to Petra! During the visit, discover the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rock by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognised monument featured in one of the Indiana Jones films, and other highlights, such as the Coloured Tombs and the Royal Tombs. Let your imagination run wild as you learn about life here in ancient times. Petra is one of those places in the world that you must visit at least once in your life! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy an unforgettable day exploring this bucket-list site. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Maison Petra or similar
tripadvisor rating

1070 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Petra

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8th Day: Petra - Wadi Rum - Amman
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. At the indicated time, return to Amman and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the culture and atmosphere of the Jordanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ibis Amman or similar
tripadvisor rating

1028 Reviews

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Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari in Wadi Rum

Moderate

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9th Day: Amman - Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your adventure today as you head to Egypt! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once you've settled in the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of Cairo, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. Overnight stay in Cairo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5088 Reviews

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10th Day: Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with an excursion to the legendary Great Pyramids! Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Continue to the Great Sphinx to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt. The remainder of the day is free to explore Cairo at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara*. Overnight stay in Cairo.

*Optional excursion to Memphis and Sakkara: Visit Memphis, once the place of residence of the Egyptian pharaohs. See the stepped pyramid, built by Imhotep and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum and explore the necropolis of Sakkara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5088 Reviews

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Activities

included
Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

Active

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Optional
Memphis & Sakkara Excursion

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11th Day: Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Cairo at your own pace. Enjoy a little retail therapy in the local bazaar or soak up the immense history of the priceless objects housed within the famous Egyptian Museum! The rest of the day is at your leisure, we recommend rounding it off with an evening tour of Cairo with dinner and a show*. Overnight stay in Cairo.


*Optional Cairo by Night: we take a walk around the most beautiful corners of Cairo (Tahrir Square, Zamalek, Cairo Tower and the Opera House) before heading to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious dinner with an Egyptian show. We will finish the evening with a visit to the famous Mirror Café.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5088 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Khan el Khalili

Moderate

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Optional
Cairo by Night

Moderate

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12th Day: Cairo - US
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your three-country adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip**.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in the US will be the following day.

Included activities

Included

Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Included activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Visit the Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque located on the third hill of Istanbul built by the famous imperial architect Mimar Sinan, one of his greatest masterpieces.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Included activity for day 4 in Istanbul

Enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate the views of Istanbul's old palaces and traditional riverside houses before heading to the famous Spice Bazaar.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo

Included activity for day 6 in Mount Nebo

See the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church in Madaba. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land!

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Visit to Shobak Castle

Included activity for day 6

Visit the fascinating Shobak Castle, nestled on the side of a mountain and built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115 to guard the route between Egypt and Damascus. An important piece of Crusader-era history, explore the castle and learn its history.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Suggested activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Begin by visiting Topkapi Palace, once residence to the Ottoman Sultans. Make a photo-stop at the Hagia Sophia, which you can enter on your own later. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 4 in Istanbul

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its Beylerbeyi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and the district of Üsküdar. Lunch included.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Amman Afternoon City Tour

Suggested activity for day 5 in Amman

See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and Ummayad Palace. Pay a visit to Amman Archaeological Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre and end the tour with an authentic meal at a local restaurant.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Petra By Night Excursion

Suggested activity for day 6 in Petra

Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Istanbul, Cairo - US.
  • Flights: Istanbul - Amman, Amman - Cairo.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.*
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  • 10 breakfasts & 4 dinners.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Free visa in Amman on arrival.***
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  • Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul.
  • 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum in Jordan.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)*, drinks, tips** (approx. 40$ per person) and any other services not mentioned in "What's included".

* Visa for Egypt issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

** Tips in Egypt are 15 USD per person.

Turkey: 

Please note: Tipping in Turkey is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

Please note: Maximum group size 35 people in Jordan.

Important notes regarding accommodation:

The hotels  in Istanbul of the Charm category are not close to the city center (Taksim). In the Superior and Luxury category the hotels in Istanbul are close to the city center.

None of the camps offered in Wadi Rum can be considered as a Luxury option as Luxury camps do not exist in Wadi Rum. All the camps are operated by Bedouins, not Hoteliers. The standard of service is equal between camps but can't be considered equal in comparison to the other hotels offered in the tour.

Tent types and allocation in Wadi Rum are the same for both Charm and Superior Categories. You can upgrade to a Martian Tent during the next step of the booking process, or select our Luxury accommodation category as the Martian tent comes included.

If you choose the Charm or Superior category keep in mind that the hotels in Egypt are the same, only the hotels in Jordan change.

** The order of the visits are subject to change at the destination. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Turkey! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.

*** Important: If you have purchased the full package with Exoticca, including flights, please note that a copy of the passports of all travelers must be sent to customerservice@exoticca.com once your reservation is complete to arrange your visa. To obtain your free visa upon arrival, managed by our travel partner in Jordan, we require your complete Passport information and a copy as well at least 30 days prior to your departure.

In case you have not purchased your flights with us, you will have to go through this process on your own, which you can do online at  https://moi.gov.jo/EN/Pages/Visa_E_Applications  or at your arrival.

Please note that in case you purchased the full package with Exoticca, including flights, please note that the airport transfer on arrival in Amman will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you on arrival, but you may be required to wait up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.


Turkey: 

Please note that arrival transfers are shared, the maximum waiting time at the airport is 90 minutes.

Please note: maximum group size is 52 people.

If you are travelling with Vueling, Ryanair or Wizz Air, we recommend that you check-in online to avoid additional charges. Your reservation includes only one small piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm) which must be placed under the seat in front of you on the plane. Additional luggage (both hand and hold luggage) can be purchased in advanced via the airline's website. Any extra luggage that does not meet the specified dimensions and is not booked in advance will be subject to additional fees at the airport.

Please note: Tipping in Turkey is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Any hotel mentioned in the offer, whether the main one or an alternative, is as likely as each other to be confirmed. You will find your final hotel confirmation on your updated trip summary approximately 7 days before departure.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

EGYPT: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.

However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.

To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      Visa is not required.

    • Currency

      Turkish Lira

    • Language

      Turkish

    • Electricity

      230 V 50 Hz

    • Health

      Vaccines recommended: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/news/408/hepatitis-a-vaccine-recommendations-for-turkey-updated

    • Time zone

      UTC + 03:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.goturkeytourism.com/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The extra bed in hotels are fold-out style and smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious only because they are occupied by 3 people.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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