Yoga in the secluded coves of the Mediterranean is an experience that all yogis should try at least once in their lifetime. You can either create your own group or join in one of the yoga groups we bring together. We have experienced English-speaking instructors based in Turkey, but if you would like to bring your own instructor that’s more than welcome. We provide all the equipment and the environment for you to enjoy the perfect yoga experience in the pristine coves of Turkey.
Daily Yoga Programme
- Yoga session
- Traditional Turkish Breakfast with different kinds of jams and cheese, olives, fresh bread, eggs, tomatoes and more. Cereals and muesli would also be an option.
- Free time – There is lots to do on a boat holiday. Swim in the turqoiuse waters of the Aegean, soak up the sun, explore the beautiful bays on a kayak, snorkel, read, chat with fellow yogis, play games and simply relax.
- Lunch cooked with fresh vegetables, followed by fresh Mediterreainan fruits.
- Free time
- Afternoon tea with snacks.
- Yoga session
- Dinner – You will sample the tastiest Traditional Turkish cooking and mezes.
- Free time
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Highlights and Activities
As well as doing yoga in the most secluded and peaceful coves and bays of the Aegean Sea, depending on the route, you will visit many natural wonders and historical sites most of which date back to the ancient Lycian civilazation. Caunos, legendary Cleopatra Island, Kız Kumu, Knidos first home of the famous sculpture of The naked Aphrodite of Cnidus, Caretta Caretta Beach, Lycian tombs carved in rock, Butterfly Valley, Ölüdeniz and more.
Most boats have a range of water toys such as sea kayaks, water skis and snorkelling gear, as well as board games, chess, backgammon etc. to keep you active during your trip. That is, of course, if you don’t want to just sit back and relax for an entire week.
Tranquil coves and turquoise seas. The Gulf of Gökova is an idyllic place to take a cruise and an area of stunning natural beauty. You can enjoy the calm, green surroundings and plunge into crystal clear water from the deck of your boat.
Day 1 – Bodrum
Your Turkey gulet experience starts in Bodrum. After check-in at 3pm your time is free to explore the historic and charming town of Bodrum. Learn about the city’s ancient past in Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Or stroll round the cool lanes of the old town and pick up some treats. Bodrum is also famous for its nightlife, so why not have a drink on the beach before heading back to your boat. The first night is usually spent in Bodrum Marina but, providing preparations are complete, our captain can set sail on the first day.
Start as you mean to go on! Your journey starts with the crystal clear waters and quiet coves of Orak Island. In the evening the boat anchors near Çökertme, where you’ll relax and dine surrounded by pine trees and olive groves. You’ll soon become accustomed to the utter peace and tranquillity of Gökova.
Day 3 – Çatı – Seven Islands (Yedi Adalar) – Long Harbour (Uzun Liman)
Set sail across the gulf to spend a relaxing morning in splendid Çatı. After breakfast the boat works its way down the coast to Seven Islands, where you can snorkel round clear waters or head ashore to take a walk through the cool forest. The evening is spent in Long Harbour.
By now you’ve reached peak relaxation mode. Celebrate by plunging into the glistening turquoise water of Tuzla Bay. After this your captain sails to Löngöz, where you’ll enjoy the stunning nature and fragrant pine trees. Evening is spent in English Harbour.
Day 5 – Cleopatra Island – Karacasöğüt
According to legend, Cleopatra Island was the secret meeting place of Antony and Cleopatra and it is said that Antony brought white sands all the way from Egypt to please his lover. On a visit to the island you can enjoy the soft sands and incredibly clear waters of Cleopatra Beach and see the theatre, agora and ruins of the ancient city of Kedriai. After this, drop anchor at Karacasöğüt for the night.
Day 6 – Kargılı – Kisebükü
After a dip in the cool waters of Kargılı, sail to the sweeping bay of Kisebükü. Here you can go ashore and explore Byzantine ruins or pootle around in the shallows, before heading back to the boat for an evening in this beautiful bay.
Day 7 – Pabuçburnu – Yalıçıftlik – Bodrum
Enjoy a final day swimming in the clear waters surrounded by nature. The tranquil and beautiful surrounding of Pabuçburnu and Yalıçıftlik are the perfect end to a perfect week. You can choose to spend your final evening in a cove near Bodrum or in the Marina.
Day 8 – Bodrum
After enjoying your final boat breakfast, you’ll disembark at 10am with an air of relaxation and head full of memories. The perfect end to your Bodrum holiday and Turkey gulet cruise.
To find out more about our recommended routes and see photos and maps click on the pictures below.
Dates & Prices
|6 June – 13 June||£949 pp||Cigdem Cansiz||12 spaces left|
|13 June – 20 June||£949 pp||Esra Cakir||8 spaces left|
|12 Sept – 19 Sept||£949 pp||Sam Jones||8 spaces left|
|26 Sept – 3 Oct||£949 pp||Cigdem Cansiz||10 spaces left|
Prices are per person in a double cabin on a full board basis.
Double cabin for single use: 60% extra
- Gulet charter fees
- Yoga Instructor fees and equipment
- Food (all three meals & afternoon snacks)
- Crew services
- Yacht insurance
- Drinks (reasonably priced on board bar)
- Airport transfers. (we can arrange transfers)
- Port taxes in foreign waters
- Mooring fees in foreign waters
- Fuel for engined water toys such as jet-ski
- Land excursions and entrance fees to sites
A gulet is a two or three masted wooden boat usually found in the eastern Mediterranean. Thanks to their spacious design and high capacity water and fuel tanks, gulets are ideal for leisure charters. For Carian Trail Trek & Sail Tour we will use a luxury class gulet containing a mixture of double and twin cabins with A/C and en-suite bathroom. All of our gulets have plenty of deck area for sunbathing etc. All meals s are taken on aft deck in beautiful coves. Basic snorkelling equipment will be available for the use of our guests.
All of our boats have on-board chefs who specialise in cooking local dishes. If you think Turkish food is all about doner kebabs, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil dishes, grilled fish and meat and wonderful mezes. All food is prepared by the chef and served by the crew. We can also cater for vegetarians. Take a look at our sample menu for more details.
Cigdem had her first hot yoga experience in Bikram Yoga Studios in Vienna in 2006. She also practiced Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga intensively and gained an in depth knowledge. Cigdem got her yoga instructor licence in Thailand in 2010 and carried on instructing yoga in Vienna. She also worked at Vienna Body and Health Academy as an instructor.
Finally, Cigdem moved to Turkey to share her knowledge and experience and opened her yoga studio. She is now instructing classes in Turkish, English and German.
Sam is an Introductory II Level Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. He began studying yoga in 1996 to reduce stress and recover from sports injuries. Sam says that yoga has improved his strength, endurance and range of motion, and it has made him feel young. His primary yoga teachers are Kevin Gardiner, Rita Keller and Richard Schachtel.
Esra has been practicing yoga since 2004. From the sense of clarity, balance and openness that the practice of yoga brought to her, she knew immediately that she wanted yoga to be part of her life. To deepen her knowledge in 2011 she went to New York to be part of OM Yoga Center’s 200-hr Yoga Alliance registered teacher events. Since discovering the depth and precision of Iyengar Yoga she has been studying with beloved yoga experts Joan White, Patricia Walden, Bobby Clennell, Lois Steinberg and Samuel Jones. In her sessions, she imposes students how to enrich their yoga practice according to their own body type, by minimizing the risk of injury or strain and making the postures accessible to both young and old, how to bring yoga into daily life and use different tools for practicing yoga everywhere.