Turkey: Women's Expedition

07/15/2020 through 06/03/2021
07/15/2020 through 06/06/2021
Intrepid Travel

Turkey: Women’s Expedition

Turkey is often cited as the ultimate convergence of east and west – traditional spice bazaars and ornately adorned mosques thrown together with high speed, cross-country trains and bustling cosmopolitan cities.
On this women-only expedition, you’ll discover both the traditional and modern wonders of Turkey through the lives of the women who live here. From the ancient practices of an Ottoman-style hamam to the art of Turkish coffee fortune-telling and even a visit to a Syrian refugee social enterprise, you’ll meet many extraordinary local women and experience what life is like through their eyes.


  • Istanbul – Spice Market
  • Istanbul – Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Istanbul – Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul – Turkish Coffee Reading
  • Istanbul – Nazar (Evil Eye) Demonstration
  • Istanbul – Tasting Turkish Borek homemade
  • Istanbul – Belly Dancing Class
  • Istanbul – Zeytin Agaci (The Olive Tree of Istanbul) Tour and Lunch
  • Kas – Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas – Yoga Class
  • Kas – Handicraft market
  • Kas – Full day cruise
  • Antalya – Orientation Walk
  • Goreme – Orientation walk Goreme
  • Cappadocia – Carpet shop visit & demonstration
  • Goreme – Valley walk
  • Goreme – Home Cooked Cappadocia
  • Cappadocia – Soganli Valley
  • Cappadocia- Wine tasting
  • Eskisehir – Neighborhood Walk Odunpazari Historical District and Glass Museum
  • Eskisehir – Gold Day (altin gunu)
  • Istanbul – Turkish Hamam (incl. massage)


  • Spend an afternoon with female Syrian refugees and hear how they’re rebuilding their lives over lunch and an earring-making workshop.
  • Make the perfect cup of Turkish coffee at a family home in Istanbul and learn how to read your fortune in the coffee grounds.
  • Spend a day at sea with a female skipper where you’ll visit a sunken city, swim in crystal clear waters and spend the night in an idyllic seaside village.
  • Enjoy a traditional meal in a Cappadocian cave home, cooked by a local woman who is changing the face of women in tourism.
  • Take part in ‘Gold Day’ in Eskisehir, a local event that’s strictly for women and where all the secret women’s business happens in Turkey.
  • Relax in an Ottoman Style hamam and learn about this ancient women’s ritual.


Day 1 Istanbul
Day 2 Istanbul
Day 3 Istanbul
Day 4 Kas
Day 5 Kekova
Day 6 Antalya
Day 7 Cappadocia
Day 8 Cappadocia
Day 9 Eskisehir
Day 10 Eskisehir
Day 11 Istanbul
Day 12 Istanbul

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