Coastal Turkey

Nature Tour


25 - 31 July OR

7 - 13 August 2021


£̶9̶5̶0̶ (only £795  for first 10)

Antalya - Perge - Side - Manavgat - Aspendos - Kekova - Myra - Alanya - Dimcayi - Denizli - Pamukkale - Salde

Coastal Turkey Ottoman History Tour

Would you like to time-travel across 600+ years on the Turkish Coast to walk in the footsteps of Ertugrul & witness the jewels left by his descendants?

Board a time machine across 12 glorious South Ottoman towns, learning the full story in exciting chronological order as events have happened!

  • Antalya

    Capital of the South Coastal region and the largest city, Antalya has a unique elevated harbour reached by a glass lift, with a historical centre combining the best of Seljuk & Ottoman architecture!

  • Pamukkale Baths

    "Cotton Castle" as the name means in Turkish, is one of the finest world wonders. The cascading thermal baths filled with warm mineral waters is believed to heal the skin. Relax & Enjoy the view!

  • Ancient Perge

    Travel to 1209 B.C Ancient Greece without leaving Turkey! Perge was mentioned in the bible & later occupied by Alexander the Great. Is he also mentioned in the Quran? Hear the story on the tour!

  • Port of Sidé

    A hybrid of Roman & Greek town from 700 B.C was visited by Sicilian Muslims multiple times. Apostle Barnabas who lived here, mentioned Prophet Muhammed in detail 500 years before his birth!

  • Manavgat Falls

    On this turquoise fast river, we sit near the famous Manavgat waterfalls and eat local fresh fish caught on location, grilled or fried to your liking while you hear the relaxing river stream! 

  • Aspendos

    Fans of gladiator rejoice! Listen to the natural echo of the Quran in this 12,000 seat theater, or try your own voice! This building from 333 B.C was visited by the most famous traveller Ibn Battuta!

  • Sunken Kekova

    Plato's sunken city of Atlantis was fictional, but you can swim over a real sunken city from the 2nd century! While enjoying crystal clear waters in Kekova, your seafood lunch will be prepared on the boat!

  • Salda's Crater Lake

    A natural wonder with rich volcanic soil, this fresh water lake in the middle of a pristine national park is surrounded by rare biological wonders, earning the nick name "Maldives" of Turkey!

  • Myra Rock Homes

    Allah said "And they used to dig homes out of mountains, feeling safe" (15:82). In Ancient Lycia (168 B.C) we reflect about this Quranic verse while enjoying sunset behind the stunning rocks!

  • Alanya

    Named after Ertugrul's best friend, Ala'eya (Alauddin Qeykubad) built one of the oldest Seljuk fortresses overlooking this harbour view. Visit the filming locations & enjoy the finest beaches!

Walk through the historical harbour of Antalya, which controlled Mediterranean  expeditions!

Enjoy browing through old markets from the 17th century in Kaleci!

Swim in a 3000 year old warm thermal bath, with roman ruins under your feet!


Dine in a beautiful floating restaurant over the Dimcayi   river on top of the mountain!

Learn About These Timeless Heroes!

  • Ertugrul

    Father of the Ottoman empire founder, & nicknamed as "The Front of the Sultan," Ertugrul lead the Kayi tribe under Alauddin Keykubad to protect the Muslims in Anatolia. We will be travelling in the footsteps of his early days!

  • Alauddin Keykubad

    The fearless leaders of the Seljuks formed an alliance with the Kayi against Byzantine enemies on the border. He founded a city named after him, Alanya, which we will visit and see his massive fortress on the hill!

  • Captain Hairuddin

    Considered the greatest maritime captain in the history of the Ottomans, Captain Barbarossa, as Europeans call him, launched a fleet that dominated Mediterranean sea routes. We will visit his launch port, beautiful Antalya!

  • Alp Arslan

    Two centuries before the Ottomans, the "Heroic Lion," as his name means (and rightly so) is the first leader to bring Islam to Turkey in 1071, after defeating a Byzantine army ten times his army's size. Learn about his legacy!

  • Nilufer Hatun

    A woman who started a charity movement that inspired the world! Nilufer Hatun, wife of Sultan Orhan (Ertugrul's grandson) invented the soup kitchen concept in 1330, a full 4 centuries before Europeans claim the same!

  • Magnificent Sulaiman

    Under his leadership, the Ottoman empire reached its apex, becoming the most powerful in the world economically, politically, in education, & every field, starting the golden age during his 46 years of rule!

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It's about the journey, not the destination!

Our Hotels

All our hotels are 4 stars, have outstanding reviews, and include daily breakfast buffets. They are located in a central location, and often come with a swimming pool and gym.

This is a list of the hotels we commonly use (subject to change to similar hotels).

What does Your Tour Include?

4 Star Hotels

We carefully choose our hotels to have the top facilities & location!

Entrance Fees

All palaces, museums, & attractions are included in our low price!

Daily Breakfast Buffet

Start your day the right way, with a delicious meal & lots of energy!

History Course

You will learn the beautiful story from A to Z, in chronological order!


We take you to all attractions in a highly comfortable VIP bus!

Flights not Included

Which means anyone can join us from any country around the world!

What Are Our Safety Measures?

Daily Sanitization

Our buses are thoroughly sanitized every day to the highest standards.

Masks on Bus

We provide masks to our guests to ensure safety on board.

Social Distancing

During sights exploration, we keep a safe distance between our guests.

Hotel Certificates

Our hotels have been certified by the gov for strict hygiene procedures

Small Group Sizes

To maximize on social distancing, we keep our group size manageable.

Food Hygiene

The breakfast buffet & restaurant food is served by trained staff wearing masks, gloves, & tested.

Halal Treats

While Turkish Cuisine is well-known around the world for its meat dishes, Coastal Turkey is all about the Ottoman seafood kitchen. freshly caught from the Mediterranean sea, and inspired by the Ottoman domain of 36 countries!

Learn the history behind each dish while you enjoy these Halal treats along the tour!

Guide: Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem

Known as "The Traveling Imam", Dr. Waleed Hakeem has journeyed to more than 100+ countries in all 6 continents around the globe spreading the peaceful message of Islam & Personal Development Training, from the villages of China, to the arctic North of Canada, to the mountains of Europe, to the jungles of South America, he can draw the world map from memory! He is the founder and director of Ilm Path Academy & a professor at Almaghrib institute.

After teaching the History of Andalus & the Ottoman Empire to 5,000+ students in a dozen countries, Dr. Waleed has researched Ottoman history for over 8 years, learning hands-on by visiting 78 Ottoman cities in 24 countries that were under Ottoman rule. His powerful delivery style, engaging instruction, & depth of knowledge will make this tour an unforgettable life-long transformative experience!

Our travellers sharing their tour emotions

Fatima Altaf

"I never enjoyed history in school, but Sh. Waleed brought the story to life, and I felt as if I was living every moment of it.  What a life-changing experience! Can't wait for more courses!"

Ahmed SAMi

"I expected to only learn something about the past, but Dr. Waleed has combined history with personal development and leadership to make this a very transformative & applicable journey!"

Maryam Jamal

"Never was there any dull moments. I was on my toes from beginning to end! Not only we learned the life stories of great role models, but also the culture, cuisine, and all aspects of the local daily life!

Abid lateef

"Seeing the lessons of the Quran, Hadith, & Seerah come to life during the learning of the history has made my Eman stronger. Imam Waleed's knowledge & way of connecting events keeps you engaged!"

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Frequently asked Tour Questions

What type of hotels are included in the tour?

All the hotels in the tour are 4 star hotels, such as the Ramada chain, which include a tasty buffet breakfast, conference facilities for our daily classrooms, & modern ammenities such as wireless wifi, etc. The exact names of the hotels will be revealed about 2 months before the tour starts, as it depends on the final number joining and availability.

How many persons in each room? Can I have a single room if travelling alone?

The base price includes sharing a room with a second person. Families will also be placed together in double, trip, or quad rooms if available, depending on their number. If you would like to have a private single room, you can add 120 pounds to the price.

What time should I arrive or leave?

You can arrive any time during the first day of the tour, and leave any time on the last day of the tour. The tour starts and ends in the city of Antalya.

Do you offer pick up from Antalya airport?

We offer a pick up service from Antalya interntaional airport. You must send us the time and number of your flight. Otherwise, there is a tram that leaves from right outside the airport and goes to the city. You may also use local taxis. Most taxis in the city are honest and will use the meter when you ask them. Taxi fairs are extremely cheap in Turkey.

Can I arrive a few days earlier or remain a few days later?

Yes of course. You can extend your hotel stay in Antalya on either arrival or departure. You can request it in the "special requests" field when you are making the booking.

How many people are in each bus?

The minimum number to run the tour is 10, and the max is 50. The buses are large enough to provide enough comfortable space for everyone. Due to covid 19, we will try to keep our group sizes small.

Are meals included in the tour cost?

The tour includes a breakfast buffet every day of your stay. Other meals are to be purchased seperaterely as to give our attendants maximum flexibility and variety according to their budgets. Turkey is also full of cheap and tasty food (a doner kebab sandwich costs 1 pound, and most sandwiches cost 2 pounds).

Do you arrange flight bookings?

To keep the tour cost as low as possible and accomdate all types of travellers, our price only includes land services. If you want to search for flights, we recommend as it is the cheapest flight search engine and the most advanced.

Can a sister travel alone without a Mahram (Guardian)?

It is permissible for sisters to travel in safe groups insha'Allah, and Alhamdulillah we will have many sisters on our tour group. This is also the opinion that is followed in Saudi Arabia during Hajj times, as women are allowed to travel in Hajj groups.

What time should I book my flight on the final day of the tour?

The final day of the tour is a free-day, therefore, feel free to book your return flights any time on the last day. If you wish to stay longer to enjoy the city of Antalya sights, you may do so.

Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?

If you are from an EU member country, then you don't need a visa to visit Turkey. If you are from other parts of the world, you can easily obtain an E-visa online within minutes from the Turkish government's official website: . You must print the visa and bring it with your passport when crossing the immigration line into Turkey.

What is the best way to get the local currency?

The best way to get local money is to use the ATM machine and choose the charge in local currency. Your bank charges much lower rates than exchange offices. It is also recommended that you bring some dollars, euros, or UK pounds as emergency money. However, if you would like to exchange the cash you have for the local currency, avoid the airport exchange office, even if they advertise "0% comission", as they will make more than 10% on the unfavourable exchange rate. Instead, exchange from the local foreign currency shops in the city. Observe the difference between the "buy" and "sell" rate, and if the difference is small, it means you have a good rate (1-3% difference of internet rate max). If you travel frequenctly, useful way is to use a multicurrency debit card, such as transferwise, which gives you almost the same real time internet rate close to 0.5% percent. Here is the link to sign up:

What is your refund policy?

If you are unable to join the tour, we would be happy to transfer your down payment to another future tour for a small administrative fee as long as we are informed within a reasonable time frame (Typically 30 days before the start of the tour).
For emergencies no later than one week before the tour, the full cost of the tour is transferable to a future tour.

We will try our best to help you when it is possible, as we understand that emergencies do happen. You may also be able to purchase a travel insurance if you expect a disruption to your travel plans.

What type of clothes should I bring to the tour?

That depends on the season as explained below: Summer: Light cloth, sunscreen, swimsuit, and an umbrella if you would like to block the sun. You may also carry or purchase a hand fan for noon time (although we will try to avoid peak heat times by being in shaded areas, air-conditioned bus, or lunch in an air conditioned restaurant). Winter: Winters are mild (20 to 16 Celsius, or 70 to 60 Fahrenheit). Bring a few layers to adjust to the varrying temperatures throughout the day (shirt, sweater, and light jacket). If you are sensitive to cold, then you may bring a heavy jacket too, although it is most likely not necessary. There are occasioal mild rains, so you may bring an umbrella or a rain jacket with hoodie if you wish.

Spring or Autumn: Not hot and not cold. It is perfect :) The weather is generally warm in those seasons. Light clothes and occasionally light jacket for cloudy nights are recommended.

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