I was invited to speak at a conference in Bodrum and had arranged air tickets from U.S. to Istanbul, but we delayed making the travel arrangements that might get us from Istanbul to Bodrum, Bodrum to Ephesus, Ephesus to Cappadoccia and then back to Istanbul. We had only two weeks. To the rescue came Argeus Travel. Mehmet made all the in-country air arrangements, using his extensive knowledge to arrange reasonable transfer times and routes including drivers who were always on-time, considerate and polite. Flawless. Thanks to the drivers Hali and Mustapha.
Argeus also arranged two stays in beautiful small boutique hotels, including Gullu Kanaklari in Sirence (near Ephesus), that had the most exquisite rose gardens and views imaginable, at the edge of town. We loved our guide Yeliz, who was as interesting a person as she was knowledgeable and friendly. Our next stop in Cappadocia included a beautiful room in a cave hotel with a friendly manager who loved to cook (very well), a balloon ride (yes, do it, it was so beautiful and exhilarating) and two days with Oz our guide and Mustapha our driver who showed us beautiful sites and some "secret" sites that were a bit off the tourist route. Oz was often playful and quite amusing; he had grown up in the area and was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
We have never had a bespoke tour arrangement like this before, preferring to travel and figure things out on our own, but Argeus Travel made our tour of Turkey possible and perfect. We loved Turkey.
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