This information with more detail will also be sent out to you on booking.
Monday is generally travel day (occasionally Saturday) due to most charter flights arriving from the UK and yoga courses start on the following morning.
We request where possible that you book a flight to arrive not later than 9:00pm, although we will still meet you if this is not possible or your flight is delayed. For flight operators see our Travel page.
We can arrange for transfers from Dalaman airport to all three venues.
Huzur Vadisi - The transfer to Huzur Vadisi is 45 minutes and costs £20pp each way.
Suleyman’s Garden and The Pomegranate - The transfer to Suleyman’s Garden and The Pomegranate is 1.5 hours and costs between £20pp and £50pp one way, depending on your time of arrival and numbers on the transfer.
It is worth checking with your teacher to see which flights other people are on to keep your transfer costs down.
Further details will be sent to you on booking.
At the airport UK citizens are charged £10 in cash for an entry visa. Visa costs for other nationalities vary, so you will need to check.
Arriving early or staying on
Gocek is a good place to stay from where you can be easily collected on one of our Monday transfers to all three venues.
It is a charming, small yachting resort only half an hour from Dalaman airport, with a laid back atmosphere, good shopping and nice places to eat. Details of pick up times will be arranged prior to your departure.
Other Gocek hotels can be found on www.booking.com with reviews and recommendations.
Some people ask about visiting Istanbul before or after their holiday with us. Istanbul is just over an hour's flight with Turkish Airlines and is relatively inexpensive (Prices vary with dates and times) www.turkishairlines.com
The coach to or from Istanbul arrives and departs from Fethiye, which is just over half an hour from Huzur Vadisi. It is a 10 hour trip and costs around 65TL (£30). The coach services are very good and professionally run. It is possible (in theory) to book online, and there is a translation service available on Google. Or you can usually buy a ticket on the day, or a few days before, unless it is a national holiday. www.turkeytravelplanner.com
Extras include transfers, excursions, boat trip, massage, and bar bills. These are paid for at the end of your stay. Your bill can be paid in sterling, lira, euros or dollars (or a combination) but cash only please. We don’t have credit card or UK cheque facilities in Turkey. Please make sure you have the cash you need. There is an ATM at the airport, otherwise you will need to make a trip into town sometime during the week.
How much money will I need?
Most people spend an average of £100 - £175 on extras, which includes transfers, boat trip (£45), massage, trips to town, drinks, shopping.
The yoga shala is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets.
You can book massage sessions on arrival. Prices vary depending on treatment and length of session, from £40 - £65.
If you’re coming during April, May, September or October in addition to your usual summer clothes, yoga clothes and swimming things, you should bring a set of warm clothing – a sweater or fleece, leggings, waterproof jacket and socks – although normally warm and sunny, if it rains it can feel surprisingly cool. You will also need an extra layer for early morning yoga.
Other things to Bring
Torch, beach towel, walking shoes or sandals, sun cream, insect repellant.
Turkey has 2-pin plugs, so you will need to bring an adaptor.
There is wi-fi connection at all three venues.
Due to the mountains, mobiles are out of range at Huzur Vadisi, although it is possible to receive and send text messages. A five-minute walk from Huzur Vadisi will bring you to a point where you can receive a signal to phone out.
There is mobile reception at Suleyman’s Garden and The Pomegranate.
We can cater for people with food allergies or intolerances, although please note gluten free flours and bread are not yet available locally in Turkey, nor are the usual substitutes for dairy, ie tofu and other soya 'dairy' products. Imported soya milk is available and can be provided for people with dairy intolerance, but we don't provide it simply as a preference.
We suggest bringing gluten free bread or snacks, or any other specialities with you if you think you'll need them. We can keep any dietary items you may bring in the fridge if required. The diet is vegetarian by default, but we offer fish or chicken once or twice during the week if the group requests it, but we don't cater for meat, chicken or fish on an individual basis.
If you have an allergy to a particular ingredient, let us know, and a separate dish can be made for you. However, if you have a severe reaction to an allergen, in which a very small amount i.e. on a kitchen knife or surface can trigger a reaction, we cannot guarantee to be free of cross contamination.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org