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Birding Tour Turkey: Birding and Culture Extravaganza 2018

This expansive ‘Birding Tour Turkey’ adventure will cover the following fascinating areas of Turkey: Istanbul, Belgrade Forest, Oymapinar Dam, Göksu Delta, Aladaglar National Park, Sultan Marsh, Cappadocia, Tuzla, Yumurtalik Lagoon, Işikli and Durnalik, Birecik and Halfeti, Kizilkuyu, Mount Nemrut, Lake Sodali Gol, northwest coast of Lake Van, Çaldiran Plain, foothills of Mount Tendürek, Lake Erçek, and Bendimahi Marshes.

Included Highlights and Sightseeing on this Birding Tour Turkey Adventure:
Istanbul, Throne of two Continents:
Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosques; Hippodrome Square, Grand Bazaar
Bosporus tour by boat (public boat, approximately 2 – 3 hours)
Antalya: City with Lycian, Pamphylian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman architecture and cultures
World Heritage Cappadocia: Göreme Open Air Museum; Red Valley, Avanos
Visiting a pottery studio and carpet weavers (traditional and cultural heritage of Cappadocia)
Gaziantep: One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
Şanliurfa (Urfa): Old city center, with its mixed Arab, Kurdish, and Turkish population
Kâhta/Karadut: Mount Nemrut and statues (sculptures) of Mount Nemrut
Diyarbakir: A city of 26 civilizations during its 5000 year history, with its old city center surrounded by historic city walls
Hasankeyf: The ancient town
Doğubeyazit: Ishak Pasha Palace, masterpiece of Ottoman architecture
Van Fortress: A citadel constructed by the Urartian king Sardur, Akdamar Island, Church of the Holy Cross

We look forward to welcoming you to this Birding Tour Turkey excursion.

Duration: 20 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: May 23, 2018

Date End: June 11, 2018

Tour Start: Istanbul

Tour End: Istanbul

Necessary equipment:

Trekking shoes – recommended: trekking boots, good profiled (Vibram), water-repellent (Gore-Tex)

Walking clothes (wind stopper, water-repellent)

Daily backpack (minimum 25 – 30 liter volume)


Sun protection cream


Price: €4964 sharing, assuming 6 – 8 participants, €6185 sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants

Single Supplement: €615

Price includes:

All transfers and transportation in a private, air-conditioned vehicle

Days 1, 3 and 19, 20: Organized arrival/departure group transfers from/to Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Accommodation on a twin share basis

All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 20

Guiding fees

Entrance fees for the natural and historical sites mentioned in the itinerary

Ferryboat Kâhta – Siverek

Ferryboat Akdamar Island

Rowboat in the Sultan Marsh

Boat trips mentioned in the itinerary


Price excludes:

International flights

Domestic flights (Istanbul – Antalya, Van – Istanbul)

Travel insurance

Extra transport and transfers other than those stated in the itinerary

All drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee

All kinds of personal expenses

Entrance fees for historical and natural sites other than those stated in the itinerary

All optional activities (Cappadocia) and recommended sights (Istanbul)

Extra nights


Personal and necessary equipment

Polar bear © Jette Bjerregaard Kristensen

Mammal and Birding Cruise Norway: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Polar Bears and Seabirds 2018

Duration: 8 days
Limit (Group Size): The group sizes of cruises are a function of the capacity of the ship, so our usual small group size policy naturally can't apply here.
Date Start: June 19, 2018
Date End: June 26, 2018
Price: Variable, see Costs under tour details
Details: You arrive in the world’s northernmost town, historic Longyearbyen (previously known as “Long Year City”), deep within the Arctic Circle, and we have time to explore this small city

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Details: Please peruse our Birding Tour Finland: Owls, Taiga and Fjords 2018 details, but ask us if you want to custom-make it just to owls.

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Black Grouse - Birding Tour Sweden

Birding Tour Sweden: Spring "Long Weekend" Birding Adventure 2018

Duration: 4 or 5 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: May 06, 2018
Date End: May 09, 2018
Price: £1394 per person sharing based on 6-8 people (4 days), £1549 per person sharing based on 4-5 people (4 days), £411 additional day (5 days).
Details: Sweden’s Taiga forests and wetlands around Svartådalen make for fantastic birding in the springtime. The Black River Valley of Västmanland hosts waves of migrating birds that arrive from late Apri

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Birding Tour Spain - Iberian Chiffchaff

Birding Tour Spain: Central and Northern Spain 2018

Duration: 16 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: April 28, 2018
Date End: May 13, 2018
Price: €4331 per person sharing, assuming 6 – 8 participants €5218 per person sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants
Details: Next on our birding calendar is an exciting ‘Birding Tour Spain’ adventure. Spain has long been an extremely popular destination for birders, offering as it does a wide range of typical Me

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What our clients say

Finland for bird photography: About Finland I can tell you that we had very good opportunities to take photos. We got superb photos of species such as Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Great Grey Owl, Ural Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Pygmy-Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Goldeneye, Whooper Swan, Common Crane, Parrot Crossbill, Red-flanked Blue-tail, Rustic Bunting, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Willow Tit, Honey-buzzard, Temminck’s Stint, Common Redshank, Baltic and Little Gulls, Eurasian Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Arctic Tern, Common Cuckoo, Three-toed Woodpecker and Pied Flycatcher. We also take nice photos of Dotterel, Black-throated Diver, Ruff, Sedge and Icterine Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Fieldfare, Eurasian Wryneck, Common Redpoll and some other birds. We missed Terek Sandpiper (we saw it but we can’t take any photos) but another group took very good photos of it before we arrived to the place where the bird was. To me, it has been an excellent trip to take photographs, plenty of good chances. Undoubtedly it has been the best trip I have made ever in Europe from this point of view.

Luis Mario and Belen Velasco, Spain

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