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Overview

A mesmerizing mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is much more than its clichéd image of a “bridge between East and West”. Invaded and settled from every direction since time immemorial, it combines influences from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Central Asia. Mosques coexist with churches, Roman theatres and temples crumble near ancient Hittite cities, and dervish ceremonies and gypsy festivals are as much a part of the social landscape as classical music concerts or football matches. Get ready for a female only trip to Turkey with us where history, adventure and friendships awaits you.

Itinerary

  • Meet and Greet

    ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

    Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. You will be having a welcome meeting at the hotel with your guide and fellow guests.  Free to explore Taksim square and Istiklal Street on your solo trip to Turkey with us.

    Overnight in The Marmara Pera or similar, Istanbul.

  • FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA

    After breakfast we will start the guided tour of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were held, Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles. Transfer to the airport and take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which is about 1 hr. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the evening is free time to explore and get your solo traveller out on this trip to turkey for women at your leisure. Dinner will be done at a local restaurant.

    Overnight in Gamirasu Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia.

  • CITY TOUR

    You can book an early morning optional hot air balloon tour to enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and the region (Hot air balloon is approximately 300 euros) with respect to availability. This will be the highlight of your solo trip to Turkey. After breakfast, Start from Pigeon Valley (Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and scapes. After Pigeon, we will visit one of the underground city. Avanos, famous for pottery, we will explore and try to do pottery as well. And than pass to Redriver (Kızılırmak). After lunch, and open air museum which is heart of Cappadocia. Open air museum famous for wall painting, dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

    Overnight in Mithra Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia.

  • KONYA CITY TOUR

    After breakfast, we depart for Konya, which is the home of the Whirling Dervishes, a religious order founded by the Sufi (Muslim sage), Mevlâna in the 13th century. We will visit Selimiye mosque and Mevlana Museum.

    Overnight in Novotel/Hilton Garden Inn or similar, Konya

  • PAMUKKALE CITY TOUR

    After breakfast, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs. You will see the large necropolis, Great Baths, Frontinus Street,Turkey 3 Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip. (Please note the Hirepolis sights are covered by walking. Hirepolis also offers buggys at the entrance which can be hired by paying extra directly). Finally be amazed by travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) on which you can enjoy a barefooted walk. It can be a good insightful day on your solo trip to turkey.

    Overnight in Palm Thermal Hotel or similar, Pamukkale

  • EPHESUS TOUR

    Today after breakfast, we will visit the Ancient Roman City of Ephesus, to explore the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library, and the Antique Theatre. We will explore the leather fashion show which will be performed for our group. Discover the history of the country with on our women only trip to Turkey.

    Overnight in Le Bleu Hotel or similar, Kusadasi.

  • TURKEY'S AEGEAN COAST

    After breakfast, visit to the famous Sirince village with the cute village houses. We will continue our journey to Cannakale via Pergamum, a city located on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. We will visit the Trojan horse which is located in city center which was held in the movie of Troy and listen about the first war of East and West, Greek and Trojan heroes fought the Trojan War.

    Overnight in Hotel Akol or similar, Cannakale.

  • Free Day

    Early morning, drive to Istanbul. Day is free for shopping, spa etc… Take your time to enjoy the city on your solo trip to Turkey.

    Overnight in The Marmara Pera or similar, Istanbul.

  • Fly back from Istanbul

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your outbound flight. Dont forget to Airdrop/Whatsapp your pictures. Give us a hug and say goodbye.

Inclusions

  • 08 nights 4* hotel accommodation with 8 continental breakfast & 5 Local/Indian Dinner.
  • AC coach with English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing tours and per the itinerary below.
  • Museum entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • One Jugnu from Team Jugni

Exclusions

  • GST 5%
  • Any International Airfare, Domestic Airfare
  • Istanbul to Cappadocia airfare approx 60-80 euros with respect to availability
  • TCS 5%(Refundable) or applicable as per govt regulations.
  • Visa fee and insurance
  • Mandatory tipping to the driver and guide (per person/per day EUR5/- non negotiable) as per international standards.
  • Expenses occurred due to bad weather, flight or ferry cancellation, strike or political unrest to be paid by guest as per actual.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions.

Additional Information

  • What are female only travel groups by Jugni?
  • Jugni is a women only travelling company based in India. We started the journey of exploring with solo female travellers in 2014. We discovered that there are adventurous women who want to travel across the globe. We organise trips for women in India and abroad.
  • What are solo travel groups?
  • Solo travel groups are organised groups of solo travellers who want to explore a place among the company of fellow travellers. Solo travel groups provide you with a safety net and allow you to be free of planning the itinerary and figuring out the stays.
  • What is the general group size?
  • Our general group size is 12-14. We like to keep our groups small, allowing us to cater to everyone’s needs and offer a personalised services to all our solo women travellers. There are a few destinations that we have been travelling for many years and have know the place inside out. For such places, our group size might be 18-20 travellers.
  • Is there any age bar?
  • We do not have any age bar. If you are an adult and want to join us on our explorations, you can be part of our Jugni family. We have seen 22 year old gel up with 60 year olds, it just your spirit that matters.
  • I have never travelled solo and feeling a little anxious about it, will I be able to do it?
  • Most of our travellers are first time solo female travellers. It is completely natural to feel a little anxious before the trip but we can assure you that this will be an experience of your lifetime where you will make friendships for life.
  • How do we ensure safety and security for our solo women travellers?
  • We understand how important safety is for female travellers, hence we take every measure to ensure our trips offer a safe and secure environment for every adventure you take on. We do personal background check of every agent involved and hand pick each hotel by personally visiting them.
  • How are the group dynamics on trips?
  • Most of our travellers travel solo, while some do join us with their female friends. We understand every traveller is unique but we also believe that forming bonds in a group becomes easier when you are going through an experience together. Our accommodations are on twin sharing basis, unless specifically requested, which we allot randomly. This allow solo travellers to form bonds from the start.
  • Is Visa fee and flights are inclusive?
  • Since we have travellers joining us from different parts of the country and abroad, including flights and visa is not possible. But we do provide end to end assistance in flight bookings and also help with filling of visa forms without any extra cost.
  • What kind of accommodations do we stay at?
  • Our accommodations are selected after thorough research by our team. Most of the properties are 4-star hotels or boutique stays. These hotels also become an experience at the location. We try and select the best properties for our solo female travellers in the area. In the rural and remote areas, we try to book authentic regional homestays, which add to the experience of the location. In these homestays, due their remote locations, some things might be unavailable.
  • What if I want to cancel my trip?
  • In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: - Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable) - 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted - 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted - 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund
  • Is single occupancy room available?
  • Our standard practice is a twin sharing accommodation, which allows solo travellers to gel in the group. Although upon special request and an extra charge we can arrange for single occupancy as well.
  • Can I bring my child along?
  • We do allow children above the age of 12 on our trips and their trip cost is same as the traveller’s. Each case is different and the final decision is taken after considering all factors of the location and the kind of trip
  • Can I trust Jugni as a women only travel company?
  • Jugni has been on this journey of helping solo female travellers explore the world for 10 years. We have a 5/5 rating on Facebook and 4.9/5 rating on google with over 800 reviews. To establish trust we disclose everything to our travellers before the trip and no hidden costs are later levied. We also provide direct link to the properties that we stay at so that our solo travellers can be content. We ensure that you feel comfortable, safe and secure while taking on a trip with Jugni.

Trip Highlights

  • Turkish Baklawa.
  • Final home of RUMI
  • Spellbinding Byzantine glory of the Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • The mighty ruin of Ephesus
  • The surreal, swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia
  • Göreme Open-Air Museum
  • The pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale "Cotton Castle"
  • Cruising along the Bosphorus

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost will be deducted
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund

DISCLAIMER

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

SAFETY

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.