I considering the Turkey Land and Sea tour in late June. I have travelled to Europe many times, but never backpacking or adventure tour style... or to a Muslim country. I've been looking at GAP and Trek, but I'm afraid their "original" tours may be a bit to rough for me.
If anyone has done this tour before, can you give me any names or samples of the accomodations you stayed at? What would be comparable in North America?
I also got a strong impression from GAP that a Backpack was preferred for travellers. Is this also the case with Imaginative? I would like to bring a smaller wheeled suitcase.
I thinking of staying for 4 extra nights in Istanbul after the tour is done. Is this enough time? And being a woman by herself, do you see any problems with me hanging out in Istanbul by myself?
Any comments would be greatly appeciated.