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
|SUFI AND TURKISH FOLK
All CaravanTurkey Services are sold by Morning Tour Travel a member of the
Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Licence No 3378) since 1996.
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The balance can be paid on arrival. Please contact us at
The seven-night/eight-day package includes:
- Seven 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
- Sufi and Turkish folk rhythm classes
- Trips to nearby villages and beaches
- Visitors are allowed to bring their own drinks to the center
Holiday cost for seven nights/eight days, per person, double occupancy
$US 1250 per person in a double room
$US 1450 per person for single travellers
prices or contact us with any further questions or to make a reservations.
If you would like to join us for a shorter holiday, we offer a three night/four day package.
Cost per person, double occupancy is
$US 750 per person a in a double room
$US 850 in a private room
FURTHER INFORMATION ON TRAVEL AND BOOKINGS AT CARAVANTURKEY GOKPINAR CULTURAL CENTER
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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
Escape from the stresses of everyday life at CaravanTurkey Gokpinar
Retreat Center on a Sufi and Music holiday.
We wake each morning on a mountaintop to fresh air, tranquility, the quiet
sounds of bird life and the smells of a great breakfast. We eat vegetables
organically grown in our own garden, we bake and eat our own bread.
What we provide is something off the beaten track. A simple sufi life.
We live in a rural Turkish village, in a home designed to welcome guests
and provide relaxing spaces and experiences. We dance, play traditional
and sufi music, enjoy picnics in secluded bays of the Aegean coast, and
stay far away from traffic. In this relaxing atmosphere we have time to
listen to each other, and find solutions for ourselves. There are no
sessions but there is the life itself. You will definitely not feel alone.
Come experience the unique style, the music, the taste, the laughter of life
Turkey has very old roots and a culture which is becoming harder to
authentically experience in the highly trafficked tourist spots. We set up
Gokpinar retreat 15 years ago for people who want to experience Turkey
as the Turkish do - in their homes, villages, communities.
As people who have been in the travel business and guiding for nearly 20
years, we understand people need peace in their life as much as they
need to see different places.
Gokpinar is a place for people who need to listen to themselves, for
people who want to come to themselves, for people who need space. The
nearest crowded tourist town is 30 minutes drive from us and a world away
from our daily lives. We host a maximum of 12 people at any time because
small numbers allow for more authentic experiences.
We are not a hotel! We are not a camping site! We are a rustic Turkish
village home in the mountains and we are your Turkish friends hoping to
welcome and provide warm hospitality to you. We provide simple, clean
accommodations, hot showers, clean sheets and clean hearts. You
can expect to share our food, our music, our dance and our life.
If you want to relax, share your thoughts with open-minded and
open-hearted people, and experience the Turkey of farmers, children,
craftsmen and villagers then are waiting for you in Gokpinar.
You are invited to Gokpinar where sufism comes to your heart!