Turkey Travel Information

 

NEW Travel Insurance against disinclination to travel should there be a terrorist event.
Travellers to our region of Turkey need have no fear about their physical safety, we are in a very quiet, rural area and risks are absolutely negligible, but possibly guests may be more concerned about what might happen if security advice changes generally for Turkey after they have booked and paid.
Up until now insurance companies have excluded terrorism and acts of war from their cover, which means people may be nervous of losing their payments should circumstances change.
However there is now a company http://safe-journey.com which for £4.99 (on top of usual travel insurance)  will cover for cancellation or repatriation should anything of that order occur to make people feel disinclined to travel to a particular destination.
We recommend for peace of mind to ensure you don’t lose on your booking in the very unlikely event of not wanting to travel, that you take out this insurance, as we would not make any refunds on money received under these circumstances.
Staying with us

In light of the current international situation we would like to reassure you regarding the location of our retreats in Turkey.  We are more than 1000 km from the Syrian border (similar to travelling from London to Oslo) and 800 km from Istanbul.

As those of you who have visited us before know, we are in a peaceful rural area and even our local town is not a tourist ‘hotspot’ resort, so very unlikely to attract any potential problem.  We are carrying on as normal, as confident as one can be in these times.

Here is a website with an update and some good objective advice regarding travel in Turkey

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/details/Safety/should_i_go.html

Transfers

Monday (and occasionally Saturday) is travel day and yoga courses start on the following morning.

Huzur Vadisi: The transfer to Huzur Vadisi is 45 minutes. We can arrange transfers for you. The transfer cost of £20pp each way is based on 5 group transfers on travel day. If you arrive or leave very late, or on another day, you may be charged the full transfer cost of £45 one–way.

The Pomegranate and Suleyman’s Garden: The transfer is 1.5 hours from Dalaman airport. We can arrange a minibus or taxi transfer for you. The price depends on your arrival time and numbers. It can be between £20 to £50 pp each way. It may involve linking up with or waiting for others to arrive.

We let everyone know the most convenient and least expensive options for travel when we have all the flight information for your group. It is worth checking with your teacher before booking your flight to see when others are arriving to keep your transfer costs down.

Flights

There are several companies flying to Turkey. Due to most charter flights from UK to Dalaman being on a Monday, generally that is our travel day (with a few exceptions).

Prices vary according to time of booking or season. It is advisable to book early to get the best prices.

If you wish to arrange for your group to arrive on one flight please contact Kay at www.robinson-travel.com tel: 01237 476798

Other flights are available at:-
Thomas Cook: www.flythomascook.com
Easyjet: www.easyjet.com
Monarch: www.monarch.co.uk
Skyscanner: www.skyscanner.net
Cheapflights Canada: www.cheapflights.ca
Cheapflights UK: www.cheapflights.co.uk

Visa

Anyone travelling to Turkey is now required to purchase an online visa before entering the country – this can be purchased from the following website: www.evisa.gov.tr
The fee is US$20
The visa needs to be printed and taken with you.

Your passport must be valid for a further six months from the date you leave Turkey.