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Address: Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 538 623 8186
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many...

Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many archaeological excavations and has extensive experience as a tour guide in Turkey. Aykut founded Turkey Explorer, a registered travel agent and tour company that arranges private archaeological and cultural tours around Turkey. Aykut offers private tours in Turkey that have a distinctive local experience; allowing you to discover the country’s ancient wonders through the eyes of a local archaeologist. You will explore the best preserved ancient cities, world heritage sites, natural wonders. For a personal and local experience, contact Aykut.Our private or small group Turkey tour dates: 11 APR- 25 APR, 2015 and 12 SEP-26 SEP, 2015. We arrange unique private tours in Turkey for more than 15 years.We are specialized in custom made archaeological tours in Turkey..Our tours are offer archaeology, culture,walking and gastronomy. We arrange escorted private Turkey tours which includes Istanbul,Ephesus,Cappadocia and other highlights of Turkey.We visit local villages and eat traditional lunch and dinners outside the hotels.We can design the best custom tour together with you based on your travel style and your preferences.

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12 Incredible Days in Turkey -- First Class Private Tour!

My family (2 adults and three sons (15, 20 and 25) hired Aykut for a 12 day tour of Turkey. He was amazingly responsive throughout the planning and was obviously committed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (2 adults and three sons (15, 20 and 25) hired Aykut for a 12 day tour of Turkey. He was amazingly responsive throughout the planning and was obviously committed to ensuring an incredible trip from the moment we contacted him through our return home. He delivered on his promise -- it was amazing. We started in Istanbul, flew... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words about our trip. It was definitely one of the best trip I have ever been. It was your deep interest and passion to learn the local culture, food and people that makes our trip so special. I look forward to see you again on another trip in Turkey.Enjoy your Tea Pot and... More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aykut was a fantastic guide from my initial email through drop off. He responded quickly and was excellent in planning exactly what i had requested - we went to the ancient site of Termessos and to Karain Cave. His knowledge of both sites we visited was great. I had a ton of questions and he had most of the answers... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review about our tour. I am so glad that you have truly enjoyed our archaeology tour. I hope to see you again in Turkey. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist Private Turkey Tours More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a fantastic tour of Side, Perge and Aspendos from Aykut. He is so knowledgeable about the region and his enthusiasm for the period shone through. He was so patient as we asked him interminable questions and answered them all and more. Aykut's English is impeccable and he was a wonderful companion for the day. We will definitely use... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thank you so much for the nice words about our tour. It was a great day in Antalya and a great tour with you. I really enjoyed it..I hope to see you again in another tour in Turkey.. Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My husband and I spent a really great day with Aykut touring Perge, Aspendos and Kursunlu Falls. We were really taken with Aykut's enthusiasm and knowledge, especially at Perge and it made for an extremely riveting visit to the site and brought the very impressive surrounds to life for us. After Aspendos, Aykut took us for a simply delicious lunch... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hi, I really enjoyed every moment of our tour in Antalya. I hope you are having a good time in other parts of Turkey now. I hope to see you again in another tour in Turkey... That pancake was so delicious! All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Aykut provided us with a fantastic tour of a number of key archaeological sites like Ephesus, Aspendos, Perge, Troy. His detailed knowledge and understanding of Ancient civilisations, his passion and enthusiasm and his great organisational skills made for a most enjoyable time. He shared insights too about local food, culture and the landscape. He had a very logical way of... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hi Maggie and Trevor, I will always remember our wonderful trip with you in Turkey. I really enjoyed every moment of it.. I wish you all my best and hope to see you again in Turkey with us.. All the best, Aykut Altınışık, Archaeologist More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

On our first day in Turkey we enjoyed a half-day tour of Perge and Aspendos with Aykut. It was a wonderful day learning about the history, archaeology and culture of this part of Turkey. Aykut is a very enthusiastic teacher and guide. The information he provided us on that first day helped us throughout the rest of our travels in... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We set up a private, 4-hour tour with Aykut to vist Perge and the Aspendos theatre. His knowledge and enthusiasm made the day. After our tour (which really lasted 6 hours) we visited the Antalya museum on our own and viewed the statues and other antiquities from Perge. This brought even more life to the stories and history Aykut had... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hi LeeAnn, Thank you so much sharing your review.It was great to be your guide. I look forward to see you again in another trip. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist TURKEY EXPLORER More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Aykut was great!! He knows a lot of history, very flexible, helpful, nice and friendly. ............

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hi Luiza, I am glad that you enjoyed our short tour (4 hours) to Aspendos Theatre, Aspendos Aqueducts and Side. It was such a pleasure to be your driver and the guide. I wish you had more time in Antalya to see the other places too.Thank you for the review. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Highly recommend Aykut as a consciencious, intelligent , extraordinarily helpful, reliable and informative guide. Sometimes over enthusiastic, Aykut wants you to enjoy the early archeology of Turkey as much as he does. Out of the way sites, ancient Greek translations, helpful dining suggestions - Aykut provides the complete service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We could not have got to know Turkey from the locals point of view or seen the sights we did if we hadn't traveled on this private tour. We ate what and where the locals ate and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the Turkish people. As an archaeologist, Aykut was a wealth of knowledge when it came to describing the... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer-Private Tours by Aykut Altinisik, responded to this review

Hello Janeen, Thank you so much for making possible this mazing and wonderful trip in Turkey with us. I hope to meet again.. All the Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist-Tour Guide More 

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