Turkey Road Trip

An Experience You Will
Never Forget

Planning a trip to Turkey?

Let us help you save days of research searching for the perfect destinations, hotels, and transport. With a mix of sightseeing, scenic drives, and easy hikes, our self drive tours have something for everyone.  
Travel at your own pace, as we arrange everything for you.

Transport

Car rental with unlimited mileage and basic insurance (theft protection and collision waiver damage). 

Equipment

A car GPS, a handheld GPS for the hikes, a prepaid Turkish phone, and a trip book with detailed descriptions. 

Accommodation

Whether a family run guesthouse or a boutique hotel, we try to choose quaint and memorable places rather than city hotels during your trip to Turkey.

Food

An important part of the trip; the Turkish cuisine! We try to arrange a wide variety of options, all delicious!

Best Turkey Itineraries

With its diverse nature and history, Turkey is a great place for road trips. Enjoy these 8 – 15 day itineraries from Cappadocia to Antalya, Antalya to Dalyan, Dalyan to Bodrum and Bodrum to İstanbul combining hiking, paddle boarding, and ancient sites.

Good to Know

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a self-guided tour?

A self-guided tour provides holiday makers with the chance to escape the stress of booking hotels and planning a vacation without the need for a group tour or a guide. Think of all the ease of a standard tour, without the obligatory schedule that comes with traveling with a guided group. After prearranging our customers’ transfers and hotel reservations, we prepare a detailed booklet full of historical facts, important phone numbers, and hiking or driving directions, and more to provide you with all the information you’ll need along the way. You’ll also receive an easy-to-use GPS programmed with all necessary coordinates as well as a Turkish phone with full 24/7 phone support. In addition to dropping you off at trailheads when necessary, one of our drivers will pick up your luggage and transfer it to your next hotel during you’re daily hikes or excursions. Since everything has been prearranged for you, and there’s no guide or group you have to keep up with, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your holiday at your own pace.

Is it possible to make changes to a program?

Absolutely! When feasible, we are always happy to tailor any program to suit your schedule and wishes. Whether you want to add a couple days, extend some hikes, combine multiple tours, or come up with your own program entirely, we’ll try our best to make sure your tour is perfectly suited to you.

What type of a car do you provide?

The cars that we rent for the tour are usually latest models of Renault, Hyundai or Dacia with manual transmission. Upon request, it could be possible to provide a automatic transmission car as well. 
For groups larger than 4, it is possible to rent a Ford Custom that has a maximum capacity of 8 people. 

Can I use my foreign license to drive in Turkey?

Yes, all foreigners are allowed to drive for six months in Turkey without a Turkish license.

When is the best time to travel to Turkey?

The Turkish coast is best visited outside the heat and crowds of July and August and the rains of January and February. While the best times to hike on the coast are March-May and Late September-Early December, our self-drive tours are also great options all through the summer. Cappadocia is best visited May- Mid November.

When is the best time to hike the Lycian Way?

The best time to hike the Lycian Way is either in Spring (March-May) or Autumn (Late September-Early December). There’s is only a small chance of rain during these two seasons and temperatures are cool enough to warrant an enjoyable hike. The months of January and February are quite rainy, and the summer months can get unbearably hot. The only hiking we can recommend during summer is 1-2 hour hikes in the early morning or evening, no full day hikes.

Are the tours available any time of the year?

Yes, our tours are available any time. Since our tours are self-guided, there are no set dates, you can choose any time that suits your schedule. During the off-season some of the hotels we usually work with may be closed, so the hotels you stay in may be different than those listed on our website.

What equipment do you provide?

We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a Turkish phone programmed with important numbers, a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program, with lots of pictures and relevant information. Participants are responsible for bringing their own hiking equipment such as boots, poles, hat, and backpack.


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Photographs © Altay Özcan

Our tours are run by ASLAR Travel
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