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Tour Introduction : Birding in Turkey
Sultan-MarshesWe had visited Turkey during September 2012. The tour was a "recce" tour. We had travelled from the Sultan Marshes, to the Adalaglar Mountains, Goksu Delta and from there to Adana and Gaziantep. Although September is not the very best time to visit Turkey, we all had a marvelous tour, enjoying good birding, beautiful scenery, fantastic food and lovely people. Turkey will certainly be one of our prime destinations in the future.
You can read more about our adventures in this trip report..

Tour Leader : Pieter Verheij
Tour Guides : Peter Jones and Emin Yogurtcuoglu
Tour report : Peter Jones

(Trip report under construction)

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Turkey Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    10th - 20st of June 2014
  • Price 2014
    € 2.195 p.p.
    € 400 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, full-time guiding, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International and domestic flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour-party
    Minimum 6, maximum 10 fellow travellers
  • Your flight planning
    The tour starts in Van at 12h00 (mid-day) on the 10th of June. The tour ends at Adana on the 20st of June at 16h00. Both cities have regular flights with the Major Turkish cities. A flight ticket from Istanbul - Van and Adana - Istanbul will cost around € 290.

Turkey Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Tamara Hotel - Arrival at Van – Ercek Lake, Bendimahi marshes
  • Day 2 - Tamara Hotel - Caldiran plain, foothills of Mount Tendurek and Mount Ararat, Ishakpasa palace
  • Day 3 - Kardelen Hotel - Sodaligol, northwest coasts of Van Lake – Tatvan
  • Day 4 - SV Business Hotel - Nemrut Crater Lake and travel to Diyarbakir, short stops on River Tigris
  • Day 5 - Arte Hotel - Mount Nemrut (komagene) and surroundings of Ataturk dam
  • Day 6 - Tilmen Hotel - Kizilkuyu, Birecik wadi, Bald ibis station, Pistachio gardens, gravel pits – Gaziantep
  • Day 7 - Adana Plaza Hotel - Isikli and Durnalik on the way to Adana stop for at Kirmitli bird paradise – Adana
  • Day 8 - Adana Plaza Hotel - Tuzla and Akyatan Lake
  • Day 9 - Zeus Hotel - Yumurtalik lagoons later Lamos valley
  • Day 10 - Zeus Hotel - A full day at the Goksu Delta
  • Day 11 - Goksu Delta - In the afternoon transfer to Adana to catch flight back home

Latest Trip Report Turkey

Sultan-MarshesWe had visited Turkey during September 2012. The tour was a "recce" tour. We had travelled from the Sultan Marshes, to the Adalaglar Mountains, Goksu Delta and from there to Adana and Gaziantep. Although September is not the very best time to visit Turkey, we all had a marvelous tour, enjoying good birding, beautiful scenery, fantastic food and lovely people. Turkey will certainly be one of our prime destinations in the future.
You can read more about our adventures in this trip report..

Tour Leader : Pieter Verheij
Tour Guides : Peter Jones and Emin Yogurtcuoglu
Tour report : Peter Jones

(Trip report under construction)

Meet your Tour Guides for Turkey

EminEmin yogurtcuoglu.
Although Emin is still young (26 years old) he is considered to be one of the best birding guides in Turkey. He is extremely enthusiastic and will not rest before everybody in the group has seen the bird he wants to show. He is not only a very knowledgeable guide, but probably also one of the most enjoyable with his catching sense of humour. We have worked this year with him and are very happy that we could contract him again for this tour.

Peter Jones as guide and Tourleader.
Author, naturalist, co-founder of Spanish Nature and founder of the Andalucia Bird Society. Peter has been involved in a great many environmental projects and has had several works published over many years. Peter has a passion for birds, having also been involved in scientific research into birds for over 36 years, but his many interests also extend to flora and fauna. Peter is well known and liked by the great many who have already been guided by him in many different countries. There can be no finer testimony to Peter's popularity than the fact that many friends of various tour operators will sign-on tours in the knowledge he is their guide.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail, and fullfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.