“HTR tour - Best tour driver EVER Numan”
I was really impressed with the HTR tour! The tour guide was awesome but who really stood out was the very friendly and charming driver Numan. He was helpful and knowledgeable. When we stopped at various attractions he really helped us have a very pleasant experience. He really went above and beyond his job. Well done HTR Tours for having such a fantastic staff member!
“Lovely staff and experience”
I had a wonderful time seeing all the rock formations and learning about the history behind them. My guide Kezban did an especially wonderful job of teaching me about Turkish culture and if I missed any information on the tour for some reason, she would take the time to fill me in. Also, Numan did an excellent job of driving on curvy roads and was funny and friendly as well. I enjoyed getting to know everyone and learning a lot!
Mazzypayne, Camano Island, Washington============================================================================================Best Tour Guide Anywhere: Oguzhan Turkoglu” Our family of 5 has relied on professional guides to help us get more from many famous sites, including Pompeii, Jerusalem and the back alleys of Venice. We have never had a guide anywhere as capable, friendly, accommodating and generally well informed as Oguzhan ("oh-zahn") Turkoglu ("turk-oh-loo," I think). For 2 days in August, he and a very friendly van driver, Numan Senol, led our family of five (2 adults, 3 teens) on a merry tour of Kapadokya's natural wonders and local artisanry.
Oguzhan is thoroughly educated in the geography, history and recent events of his native Turkey and the Kapadokya region where he specializes -- full of facts and figures and dates, Bible tales behind 10th-century murals, the natural history of doves and native flora, and more. When it came to the famous "fairy chimneys," he was equally comfortable discussing their geologic origins and speculating on what fanciful images (2 dolphins, a baboon, etc.) they represented.
What makes him most special is his friendly curiosity about people and the rest of the world: He is always asking questions, taking notes, engaging and sharing his broad interest in geography, travel and demographics. He has a great sense of humor, and he listens: He responded thoughtfully to our questions about what we saw and steered the tour accordingly, finding a way to relate to each of us individually. We felt like a very smart friend was hosting us. And he's a master of logistics -- our two days ran smoothly, with a comfortable balance of active hikes and sight-seeing spaced out between craft-studio visits, quick stops for amazing photos and views, and lovely meals in local restaurants we might not have found on our own.
Traveling with him was a great way to experience this unfamiliar and fascinating landscape, and we recommend his services without reservation.
Mandy K, Maryland United States
“Excellent tour guides!”
Cappadocia is a great destination, and the HTR tours helped me get a deeper look into the history and culture of the region.
I spent two days on a tour arranged by the agency, and everything was very well organised. All the sights included on the programme were very interesting (surprisingly, I even enjoyed a visit to the ceramic factory as it provided so many excellent photographic opportunities, and to the jewellery, where I had a great chat with the manager). But the most important thing is the professionalism of the tour guides working for the agency.
On Day 1, our tour guide was Kezban, a very friendly lady with an excellent English and deep knowledge of the subject. I was particularly impressed by her knowledge of Byzantine religious art. Although it was not formally part of the programme, Kezban agreed to take me to the dark Church in the Goreme National Park and provided a detailed explanation of the frescoes preserved in that church. That was the highlight of the whole tour!
On Day 2, we had Galip, whose English was also excellent. I am not a big fan of archeology , but the information provided by Galip when we were touring the Kaymakli underground city was so interesting, that it helped me imagine how early Christians were living there. I don't think that without Galip's explanations I would have enjoyed the underground city as much as I did!
Thank you guys for the great job you are doing
ArtlorerinUK, Manchester United Kingdom.
“Outstanding Cappadocia !”
We had a split tour of Cappadocia - day 1 was North and day 2 was South. Both days were excellent and very well guided by Nilay and Kezban. HTR seems to a very professional and organised company which takes care of its guests from all over world in very good and courteous way. We had a booked these tours through True Blue Tour of Istanbul and it turned out to be pretty good.
Nilay was very nice and explained the places and importance in a professional way.
Kezban was very pleasant and friendly in nature and was patient in answering all questions and queries asked to her by all travelers. She had full knowledge of what she was showing and was very sporty enough to click a lot of pictures for me too.
Me and my wife had a great 2 days exploring Cappadocia and seeing all the attractions of the area all thanks to HTR and Kezban & Nilay.
PranayNigotiya, Mumbi India.
Reviewed August 27, 2012 NEW
My friend and I came to Cappadocia and at the suggestion of our hotels PR manager, we had a private tour of the region using the HTR Tourism and Travel Agency. Our tour guide Oguzhan Turkoglu .. "O.Z." was just fantastic. He was very knowledgable about the area, and his descriptions of the various sites we visited were very thorough. We received an excellent sampling of the most treasured sites of the region. Lunch was directly on the Red River and authentic local cuisine. A splendid day overall. I highly recommend this tour company.
Jason K, Seattlle Washington.
Reviewed August 20, 2012
We spent 2 days in Cappadocia, and it was really an AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Thanks to our beautiful guides, Kezban and Kubra! :)
Both of them are very hospitable! Their English and Knowledge are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! They gave us a very good explanation so we can really enjoy our time in Cappadocia. They are also have a good sense of humor, and their smile are very warm and sweet :)
Without them, I dont think that we could enjoy our time in Cappadocia that much.
Honestly for myself, I feel that both of them are more than just a tour guide, but they are a really nice friend. Thats why I really thank God for our time in Cappadocia, because we had everything starting from beautiful views, delicious foods, very nice guides, and good accomodations!
I promise myself that one day I will visit Cappadocia again, and I just want both Kezban and Kubra to be my guide!!
To Kezban and Kubra, thank you very much for everything!! See you next time!
çok güzelsin :))))))
Great tour, experienced guide”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile
I was so impressed with the value for money and the experience of our guide. Kubra, our guide, welcomed us each morning with a smile. She had an obvious love for the history of the Cappadocia region. We especially enjoyed the hikes and museum tours. It was evident that our guide had toured these areas many times. Our group gave her a challenge with several language barriers and she worked hard and overcame them. Kubra set us up outside of our tour with a Hamam experience and dinner in Ugrup. We loved loved loved our hotel at the MDC cave Hotel, as well. Thank you for organizing our airport and hotel transfers for a memorable 48 hours!
Snans, West hartford.
Our guide Kubra Ruhluel was so sweet and really looked after us. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she made us feel very safe and happy. She made every effort to organise activities for us in addition to planned ones so we were able to ride a Hot Air Balloon and see the Whirling Dervishes perform their ritual dance. She was always so obliging and answered all our questions with good knowledge. It was very special to be shown the Country by such a lovely young Turkish woman. Thank you Kubra!
Trish S, United Kingdom