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Oh, how I loved my trip to Turkey!

I have always wanted to visit Turkey, and feel so blessed that a friend of a friend gave me Ertunga’s name. I am not a large-group-tour-bus person, so was thrilled to find someone who could be my private guide for an affordable price. Ertunga was great to work with from the beginning. He responded to my emails within 24 hours, came up with a wonderful itinerary which I was able to tweak, was flexible with my dates, and willing to answer any and all questions.The big question everyone wants to know: is Turkey safe? For the 2 and 1/2 weeks that I was there, I never felt in the slightest danger. (I feel in some ways our country is much more dangerous as 96 Americans die from gun violence every day. And we think Turkey may be unsafe?) The people were warm, friendly, hospitable, and always willing to help.

We visited biblical ruins, Roman ruins, Greek ruins, Hittite ruins, Lycian ruins, Byzantine, and Ottman buildings, bascillicas, and mosques. We viewed a sunken city on the Mediterranean through the glass bottom of a boat. We saw whirling dervishes. I had a Turkish bath. I’ve always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride – Ertunga arranged one for me in Cappadocia over volcanic “fairy chimneys”. Istanbul lives up to it’s fabulous reputation. We traveled 2,500 miles together, which allowed me to ask all kinds of questions about his amazing country — about it’s history, culture, and people. Turkish guides are extremely well qualified, and Ertunga was able to answer everything. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I am so grateful that I found him and his travel company.

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Turkish Delights

The backpacks were ready for another globetrotting and this time it was a family trip across some diverse regions of Turkey. Eight days trip and we were on the lookout for someone to provide us a customized plan and private arrangements on what we sought out to explore in Turkey. A few searches and we came across ‘Turkey Private Tours’ helmed by Ertunga Ecir and we became cognizant of how attentive Erty could be in understanding and providing suggestions from the initial repartees itself. He was very prompt in the responses and always put our interests on priority in finalizing the tour itinerary which covered private Airport transfers, Domestic flight tickets, Private Daily tours and Turkish cuisine experience across Kusadasi, Ephsus, Pamukkale, Capapdocia & Istanbul.The synergy buoyed further when we met Erty in person at Kusadasi and were bowled over by his professionalism, commitment and flexibility. The jovial guy he is and we were friends of long time apace. With his vast knowledge and experience he was very keen to elucidate the history and culture of places where we were to. It indeed enlightened us to understand more about the country that had seen the ‘might and fall’ of many a empires over centuries in terms of history. With its geographical and cultural diversity, Turkey is a must to see place and Erti had made arrangements such a way that we were also captivated with the beauty of nature, hospitality of people and the varied cuisine delights.

Albeit we bid adieu to Erty personally at Pamukkale, he had made arrangements in other areas too with his team which were all professional and commendable thus leaving us to enjoy a comfortable and relaxed trip throughout. Big thanks from us to Erty for making this trip a worthwhile experience which will be in our minds forever.

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Tailored private tour by wonderful guides

My family was visiting Turkey for the very first time and had a general idea of sites we wanted to see and things we wanted to do. Ertunga and Marija helped design an itinerary, make reservations and also were extremely knowledgeable and wonderful guides throughout our stay in Turkey. Our visit included Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamon and other sites. In addition Ertunga and Marija helped with a gullet reservation.We left Turkey sad that we had to leave but happy to have come to such a wonderful place with wonderful people. I would highly recommend working with Ertunga and Marija for anyone planning to visit Turkey.

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10 Day Private Small Group Tour from Marmaris to Istanbul

Ertunga is a fabulous guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Not only did he organize a 10-day tour that met our specific interests, but his flexibility was appreciated when a late itinerary change was necessary. Ertunga is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, passionate about his country and its history, and his English is excellent – we would not hesitate to recommend him. We were also impressed wth the driver and the vehicle provided. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we had a lot of fun too!

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Wonderful. Amazing. Highly recommend.

Our trip to Turkey was one of the most memorable. Thanks to Ertunga and his team for organizing everything so flawlessly. He is knowledgeable. Ready to suggest, extend help, take care of all your needs/interests and ensures that you go back with happy memories. We are sure we will visit Turkey again soon and it wont be without him for sure. And i cant thank him enough for his service because a travel company can make or ruin a trip. In all i highly recommend them.

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Private Tour in Turkey

Our private tour to Turkey was arranged by Ertunga Ecir Private Tour organizer. We provided a brief summary of what our interests were and within a day Ertunga and his spouse Maria provided a detailed itinerary.

After visiting numerous sites in Istanbul for two days with a colleague of Ertunga we flew to Cappadoccia, where Ertunga met us with a driver. During the next nine days we drove about 3000 miles visiting ancient ruins of Greco Roman cities and archeological sites. Ertunga was the perfect guide. His vast knowledge about history made all the difference. He really took time with all of the history of each place we visited. We learned a great deal from him and will tell others about our trip there. I simply cannot say enough nice things about him.

The pacing and variety of activities and meals and hotels particularly “Tashkonalari” in Cappadoccia were perfect. There was the right amount of scheduling and down time. The driver was outstanding apart from being a great driver, he was extremely polite and attentive for our comfort..
We had an unbelievably amazing trip and we really are thankful for all of the hard work Ertunga and his spouse Maria put in carefully planning our trip especially for us. The trip included everything we had imagined and the places we visited were amazing.
The personalized service is the finest you could ask from any professional private tour organizer.

The professionalism and demeanor put by Ertunga and Maria are above and beyond expectations from a private tour organizer. We strongly recommend them to anyone who plans to take a private tour in Turkey. A great trip thanks to Ertunga, Maria and their local partners.
Kirk & Nora Sinanian

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Amazing tour of Turkey

We had contacted several tour agencies in Turkey and Ertunga and Maria contacted us promptly and followed with us planning our itinerary in Turkey. The service provided was outstanding; from transfers from and to the airport, domestic flights, hotels and guided tours. The guides were very knowledgeable and made our tour very enjoyable…suggested authentic turkish food. Overall we had an amazing time in turkey. Thank you Ertunga, maria (our guide in ephesus and pamukkale), johanne(guide in cappadocia) and Oher ( guide in Istanbul)…hope I got the names of the guides correctly.

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Tour Guide That Walked Extra Miles

We are a family of 4 recently booked a Turkey private tour with Ertunga and have thoroughly enjoyed the tour experience proposed and arranged by Ertunga and his partner Maria.
The reply to email and messages over phone is prompt and fast. The quoted price is competitive and very reasonable. Our 8 days tour of Turkey included Istanbul, Cappadocia and Kusadasi and surrounding area including Ephesus and Pamukkale. The privately tailored tour package includes 4 stars hotel accommodation, all meals excluding dinners, pick up from and drop at Airport, all domestic flights, tour guide, private luxurious vans and entrance fee to all museums and other points of interest. I must say we are truly satisfied and happy with all the arrangement and amazed by the level of hospitality, friendliness, flexibility and professionalism in almost all area of services rendered by Ertunga and his team. The patience and depth of local knowledge is highly valued.
But above all, I would like to highlight the following extraordinary acts that make Ertunga and his team different from the rest:1) On the first night of our arrival in Istanbul, there is an issue (due to failed air conditioning system) with the hotel we were assigned, when I contacted Ertunga way after mid night, he immediately move our family to an upgraded hotel despite he has already paid 3 nights in advance with the original hotel. No hesitation and immediate action to ensure his guests are well taken care of.
2) In Kusadasi, when we asked about laundary services after almost a week of travelling, he offered to wash and dry our clothes. He said we could save money and he or Maria did not mind to help. After travelling half a world, this is the first time I met a tour guide who treat his customers not just as his guests, and beyond friends, he treated us like part of a family. This is an extra mile that few would take. But Ertunga and Maria just did it so naturally, without us asking.
3) In a rush, we left our winter jacket in the Istanbul hotel and only realized it when we arrive Cappadocia. When we informed Ertunga, he told us to leave it with him. And true enough, on the way back to London from Izmir, during the stopover in Istanbul for transit, Ertunga arranged his team to deliver the jacket to the airport, totally free of charge. This is definitely a hassle for his team, but all was arranged efficiently and leaving us worry-free.
I am pleased to highly recommend Ertunga’s service to anyone who is looking for a happy, enriching, sincere and trustworthy tour experience of Turkey.

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Memorable Trip in Turkey

My husband and I had a great time in Turkey. The tour guides and transport transfers arranged by Maria were excellent. There are more to explore in Turkey and we hope to visit again soon. We will definitely contact Maria again.

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Best tour and Guides available

Ertunga and Maria planned a jam packed tour of Turkey, visiting so many sites and sharing the history in each site. More than that, the patience and hospitality they showed, whether it was helping find hotels, finding the best lunch stops, or answering our many questions. Best of all were the guides they provided. Very knowledgeable with a passion for the work they do. Our Cappadocia guide kept us in stitches during our entire time with him, and our Istanbul guide kept gave us as much a food tour as a tour of the highlites of Istanbul. Thank-you for an amazing time, it exceeded all my expectations.

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