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Asia Minor ExplorerScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Omer was one of the best guides I have ever had. Always professional and fun. The itinerary was great, busy during the day and free time at night.
The only issue I had was the average age of the group. If I had known that it was a company that catered to retired people, I may have looked elswhere. The travellers were really boring and were a little weird.
Confirmed traveller: 21 May 2016
Published on: 27 May 2016
(10 out of 10)


Great trip, stunning country and very knowledgeable leader & brilliant driver. The itinerary showcased the diverse heritage of the country, yes it was a busy trip with some early starts and long drives but it was well worth it.
Confirmed traveller: 07 May 2016
Published on: 14 May 2016
(8 out of 10)


Tour leader was excellent .Best one yet from the 3Explore holidays I have done.I have not given him 10 because on other tours I have done there are only two 10 I have given.Could have done with a bit more time in Istanbul .The accomation wes reasonable good best yet on a Explore holiday but could be slightly better on a couple of hotels.Highligts would be hot air ballon.
Confirmed traveller: 07 May 2016
Published on: 14 May 2016
(10 out of 10)


There were so many highlights it is difficult to single out one. Particularly spectacular were Cappadocia which was a magical landscape that we could have spent days walking through and Pamukkale which formed an amazing sight rising out of a neutral background.
Our tour leader, Ozgur, and driver, Haliss, were exceptional in ensuring that we were able to get a real appreciation of Turkey; the people, the land, the culture & their history. An amazing holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 11 December 2015
(6 out of 10)


Pamukkale, Incredible scenery at Cappadocia, meeting up with the friendly and welcoming local people.
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 17 November 2015
(7 out of 10)


San Carlos, CA
Lots of learning of local archeology, history, & culture as well as great varieties of activities. Too many ruin walks. Maybe incorporate exploration of the 'Modern' side of Turkey and 1 more 'free' day.

Accommodations are less than 3-star quality. Please improve.

Explore Leader is extremely knowledgable with archeological facts but can work on being more attentive on 'service' side, i.e., following up on accommodations, reminders of changes of weather/proper attire.

All in all, great value for money. Thank you!
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2015
Published on: 09 November 2015

I’m glad that overall you enjoyed your holiday in Turkey, I’ve travelled to this area myself and I fell in love with the abundance of history, mouth-wateringly good food and beautiful coastal scenery too. I’m sorry to hear that you found the accommodation to be less than 3-star quality as the facilities, and in room amenities the hotels, offer are in keeping with our standard accommodation rating. Having said this though, I will keep a close eye on the hotel feedback we receive moving forward for this trip and make changes if needed. Thank you for your advice on the itinerary, I’ll take this into consideration when the trip is next under review.

(7 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

I travelled on this trip when I worked for Explore back in the late 90's. It was great..He was great..
Confirmed traveller: 19 February 2014
Published on: 07 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Really interesting tour of Western Turkey, we covered a lot of ground, and had a great tour leader. Too many highlights! Perhaps the balloon ride in Cappadocia and the stop at the Caravanserai.Mehmet was exceptional. The breadth of his knowledge about history, the sites we visited and Turkey in general was impressive. Anything we were interested in doing he went out of his way to arrange.
Confirmed traveller: 19 April 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

The adventure begins in Istanbul which is the cosmopolitan city in the North. You then travel to the East to admire the natural beauty and serene landscapes of Cappadocia. The voyage South reveals the breathtaking Turquoise Coast in Kas and the West Coast takes you on a historical through the ancient sites of Hierapolis, Ephesus, Troy and many moreOur guide was very experienced, knowledgable and passionate. Firat was organised, efficient and patient with the group. Time was spent getting to know everyone and making sure we were all enjoying ourselves. Nothing was too much of an issue and his enthusiasm kept the group motivated throughout the trip.
Confirmed traveller: 30 July 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015