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Turkey

Ankara - Cappadocia

 

 
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Exploring the Ottoman Empire

 

Date > TBD

    WE ARE invites you to combine modernity and tradition on our adventure to Turkey and its most beautiful cities.  Fly above the land of Cappadocia in a massive air balloon seeing the world in a birds-eye view like never before. This adventure will be nothing short of magical, powerful, and unforgettable. 

     

    PASABAG (MONKS VALLEY)

    Pasabag in Cappadocia is located on the road to Zelve, coming from Goreme or Avanos. Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. The name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart. Currently, there is a vineyard and a number of tuff cones standing right next to the road


    Sentez Avanos Hali - Rug Workshop & Store

    We will attend a rug making workshop where we will get hands on experience!  We will get a close look at how the silk is "harvested" from the cocoons of caterpillars.  

     

    DAY 1  -  Ankara  / Welcome circle

    DAY2 - Ankara > Göreme / Visit Ankara and drive to Göreme in the afternoon (4.5 Hour drive), sunset yoga and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. 

    DAY 3 - Cappadocia / A hot air balloon trip at sunrise, exploring the city from above is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    DAY 4Cappadocia / South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

    DAY 5 -  Cappadocia / Giving Back Project and free afternoon 

    DAY 6 -  Cappadocia > Ankara / Goodbye Turkey

     

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Daily yoga and meditation 

    • Creative Workshop

    • Give-back Project

    • Experience traditions and customs of the Turkish people

    • Healthy traditional meals

    • Hot air balloon ride 

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Airfare round trip Milano > Ankara

    • Accommodation for 6 days / 5 nights

    • Healthy meals for all 6 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner + snacks) 

    • All taxis + group shuttle to/from airport: not including from your house

    • Rug weaving Workshop

    • Giving back project 

    • Hot air balloon ride

    WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

    • Personal Travel Insurance 

    • Gratuities for guides

    PICTURE YOUR DAY:

    • Early Morning yoga and meditation 

    • Breakfast 

    • Travel to destination

    • Lunch + Free Time

    • Afternoon Activity ( give back - creative workshop - explore)

    • Dinner

    • Free Time + night circle 

    A more detailed itinerary will be sent to confirmed guests closer to date. 


    FACILITATORs

    GIULIA BACCI - Founder of WE ARE 

    Born and raised in Florence, Italy Giulia has been on her personal pursuit of what creates and maintains happiness.  Giulia's kind heart and creative spirit shine through her work and are showcased in the giving back projects WE ARE does abroad.  When she is not trying to find the key to happiness Giulia is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and a lover of any adventure; from snowboarding on the slopes to dancing on water while surfing you will find her with a big smile and open heart.  

     

    Accommodations (TBD)

    Artemis Cave Suites

    You are at the right place in Cappadocia to spend some magical days, where your aim of a classic vacation will turn upside down, when entertainment and rest will be accompanied by an overwhelming of culture.

    You will forget about the comfort and luxury of the 21 st Century, finding yourself in rooms graved into rocks, taking you back for ages and you may not want to leave. Of course we recommend you to have a look outside due to the unique location of our hotel.


    CUISINE

    Enjoy traditional Turkish cuisines, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Balkan cuisines. Try classic dishes such as Patlıcan salatası, a delicious eggplant salad, or Kağıt kebabı, lamb cooked in a paper wrapping. Top it all off with Marzipan made with freshly ground pistachios. When it comes to incredible and traditional food, we got you covered. 

    If you have dietary restrictions please notify us ahead of time. 


    FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE

     flight to Ankara, Turkey (ESB). 

     

     


     
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    One of the foundational principles of WE ARE’s mission is the desire to give back to the destinations visited; redefining how we answer the call to travel.  We are partnering with Helping Hands: Turkey.  They recognize that educating women is the key to enhancing the lives of every family.  In addition to skills acquisition, they aim to assist woman on a professional level to access female specialist doctors, psychologists,health providers, translators, and care providers as needed.  

    We will take part in their "Targeted Growth Project".  This project is ongoing and aims to help refugee women achieve economic self-sustainability by teaching them new skills, providing them with the means of producing salable items,and bringing the products they produce to their local and online market places. These projects will provide refugee women with a supplementary income, and more importantly give them a path to self-determination. These projects will be based in the community center, so that women have a place where they are comfortable and secure,and where their children will have access to supervised supplementary play and homework activities.


     
     

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    Hope to see you there!