Bodrum: Ataturk Cad. Dere
Sok. 6/A 48400
Ph: +90 252 3133888
Gokpinar: Mumcular, Bodrum
Ph: +90 2523735750
Mobile: +90 533 3655906
USA: Sarah Laidlaw, Aegean Journeys
Toll free: 800 783 7579
Mobile: +1 530 3057499
UK: Esmee Ertekin
Ph: +44 770 9582279
All CaravanTurkey Services are sold by Morning Tour Travel a member of the
Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Licence No 3378) since 1996.
Make your own handmade Turkish carpet with the help of village weaver
in the mountains behind Bodrum.
The art of village weaving is disappearing as young women move instead
to Turkey's cities. At Gokpinar, a small Aegean village of 100, you will
work alongside a village weaver to create your own unique carpet.
Village women show you step-by-step how to weaver a carpet or, if you
prefer, a kilim. Preparing the loom, creating a pattern, making the knots -
we show you it all so you can do it yourself.
Gokpinar is an old yörük village on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, that
feels a world away from the tourist trail. Our cultural center is set on a
hilltop overlooking the village and the mountains' pine forests. We are
only 10 minutes' drive to the beach and 40 minutes from Bodrum.
Come and join us for a week to learn the traditional way of Turkish
weaving, experience life in a small Turkish village and enjoy the
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manypeople are in your group. We will be back to you with details.
Payments can be made via Pay Pal and all major credit cards.
The courses are run all year round for individuals and small groups.
We will confirm your reservation as soon as you inform us the dates you wish to arrive at our center.
The seven-night/eight-day package includes:
- 7 nights accommodation in a double room
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Unlimited tea and coffee service, drinking water
- Airport transfers from and to Bodrum International Airport
- Weaving classes by local women (translation in English)
- Beach trips and local market visits
- Unlimited class hours every day
- Unlimited weaving time at home-stay atmosphere
- Day visits to beaches, Bodrum city centrum or local markets
- Your own 40cm x 40cm carpet made alongside a village weaver
- Visitors are allowed to bring their own drinks to the center
Course cost for seven nights/eight days, per person, double occupancy
$US 1350 per person in a double room
$US 1550 per person for single travellers
$US500 deposit via PayPal or major credit cards required to secure bookings. Balance is due seven days before arrival. Please ask for group
prices or contact us with any further questions or to make a reservations.
Add cooking course package to this programme at an additional cost of $US 750.
Optional tours to nearby sites can be arranged. Please check our TOURS page.
Visit our new site www.turkeyclasses.com for day classes and other options!
Additional travel days in Istanbul or other parts of Turkey can be arranged
We do arrange airport transfers and domestic flights upon request in Turkey!
NEW! We can also tailor your course with classes in Turkish Carpet Weaving, Music and Bellydancing,
Turkish Culture and Language, Basket Weaving, Spoon Making and more. Please ask for details!
FURTHER INFORMATION ON TRAVEL AND BOOKINGS AT CARAVANTURKEY GOKPINAR CULTURAL CENTER
Their web sites are:
Bodrum/Milas International Airport is a 30-minute drive from Gokpinar.
Turkish Airlines and others fly all year around to Bodrum via Istanbul.
There are charter flights between May and October from Europe and the UK.
Below are are some useful links for low-cost charter flights.
From the UK:
From the Netherlands:
Most nationalities require a VISA for entry to Turkey. These can be purchased on arrival (for British citizens it costs £10, for US citizens $US20.)
For reservations or enquiries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates and programme you are interested in. We will be back to you with details.