Cooking trip in the land of good food

Cooking class in early summer and sunny autumn
Which country is better for a cooking trip than Turkey, the country of wine and good food?

Turkish cuisine is one of the three most popular kitchens in the world. Did you already know

Within 4 days of cooking classes, you will learn the intricacies of Turkish Aegean Mediterranean cuisine and, together with a boat chef, prepare a complete Aegean menu. In a group of 6-12 like-minded people, you will learn tips and tricks on mezes (starters), stuffed vegetable dishes, main dishes and much more. The great wines of Turkey are served under expert guidance. Hobby cooks will also enjoy participating in this trip.

On this trip you will not only get to know and love the various delights of the Aegean, you can also enjoy the yacht atmosphere of the beautiful gulet for 7 nights.

The trip is rounded off by the hiking trails, on which you can stroll through the magical landscape of olive groves and pine forests and leave everyday life behind with a wide view of the coast.

The course is suitable for couples, groups of friends, but we have also received very positive feedback from solo travelers.

Cooking on the wooden yacht & hiking

on the trail of timelessness
The impressive coastal landscape of the Gökova Golf and Datça peninsula is a suitable area to step out of the stream of time. When will we be able to make an appointment with ourselves for a few days?

In this area with enchanting views and historical places, there is nothing left but immersion in you and your life to create the connection of timelessness.

Not only Nietzsche philosophized about the concept of eternal return. Nothing compels you to philosophize, however, because here, with the vegetables from the villages of organic farming, you are spoiled in a healthy way by Aegean cuisine. You don't have to worry about anything other than yourself.

It is possible to practice a cooking course once a day, on board, of course, with a view of the sea.
The cooking course program gives you new knowledge and new tools for your personal practice.
You can spontaneously decide whether you want to spend the day hiking, reading, daydreaming, swimming or with a visit.
The vegetarian cuisine traditionally combines Turkish with Mediterranean specialties.
 
Four cooking classes
* We will cook in four days in four days during the trip.
* Common shopping at the vegetable, fruit, herb and spice market at farmers.
* You will learn how to prepare Turkish starters, filled dishes and main dishes, such as "imam bayildi", the Imam, who is unconscious!
* Then we enjoy the food that we have cooked together and taste Turkish wine.

 
 
Cooking course instructor & hiking guide:
Ibo is a native of Bodrum and speaks good English  and German very well. He has put together a very special offer for you.
Ibo is versatile: he will teach you Turkish cooking. Walk the rustic goat paths with you and show his home! He also gives an introduction to the Turkish language. He is particularly interested in the underwater world! He is also a diving instructor, his grandfather was a sponge diver. Experience this fascinating journey with Ibo and you will certainly take home aknowledge of Turkish cuisine as an amateur cook. Course instructor - hiking guide please click here
 
Mezes (starters) Aegean region
 
Hiking & Nature walks (Optional- booking on board)
Coastal and nature walks through the goat paths at a leisurely pace. Botanical views of nature, encounters with villagers and fishermen.
Easy to moderate hikes for nature lovers and history buffs. Endurance for hikes of 3-4 hours is required. If you are interested in hiking cruises, please click here.
 
Snorkeling
Turkey and Greece not only have great sights to offer in the countryside. There is also a new, colorful world for you to discover under water. The spots are all easy to reach. Pack your diving goggles, get on your boat and explore the underwater world.
 
Massage & Turkish bath (Optional- booking on board)
Turkish bath "Hamam" - peeling and olive oil soap foam massage. A visit to a Turkish steam bath brings relaxation and cleanses from head to toe (extra).
If you want, an energizing massage on board (before ordering & extra), revitalize all the senses and bring mind and body back into perfect balance.
 
Arrival:
You book a flight to Bodrum (BJV), Cos (KGS-Greece), İzmir (ADB) and Dalaman (DLM). Bodrum, Cos, İzmir or Dalaman can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major european cities. Our transfer Staff is awaiting you at the airport and brings you to the yacht in the harbor (Transfer not included). Enjoy the trip! You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served onboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.
 
Arrival in Cos Greece and trip to Bodrum Port: Ferry from Cos İsland morning s 10.30 AM and afternoon 4.30 PM. Please book your Ferry Ticket to New Port in Bodrum or we can book for you. Ferry-Ticket Link. We can arrange transfers for you from the ferry to the ship.

Itinerary of the YogaCruising Cleopatra Route- example

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day.
Arrival at Bodrum (BJV) airport / Embarkation from 2 p.m. The transfer from the airport is not included.
At your arrival to Bodrum airport we organize your transfer to the harbor. You will embark the yacht with a welcoming information of the crew and your travel guide.
Start from Gökova Marina 5 PM. to Çökertme bay, Dinner onboard.
 
Day 2 Sunday: Çökertme-Bodrum
Breakfast while Cruise to Bodrum anchors in the bay at Windmills.
Excursion in Bodrum about 3 hours in Botanical Thempo with ibo in his homeland to the history of Ancient Halicarnassus present Bodrum (Fakultativ 35, - € P.p). Walk to the windmills overlooking the harbor, city and Kos, then through the old town the narrow streets to the theater and the 7 Wonders of the World Mausoleum, then on to the antique harbor and free walking in Bodrum.
1.Yoga on board in the evening and overnight in the bay near Bodrum.
 
Day 3-5- sailing where the wind pushes us towards
Nomad mountain village trip and hiking, visiting a village family and lunch with the family
 
Day 6- Thursday: Cleopatra İsland- Akyaka
Yoga on board and Breakfast during the journey to Kite Beach
Anchoring in Akyaka Kite Beach and Trip by canal reeds with fishing boat to the village Akçapınar, then walk through groves sesame and soda-containing freshwater swimming
6.00 pm Yoga on board or on beach
Overnight in a bay
 
Day 7- Friday: Akyaka - Mugla (Hamam Turkish Bath)
Yoga on Board, Breakfast and
The cruise continues from the Bay Akyaka in direction of the Ören Bay and Gökova Marina.
Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with (Hamam Turkish Bath), Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage.
Dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant on the Beach
 
Day 8 - Saturday: Departure day
Breakfast and transfer to the airport of Dalaman or Bodrum / Disembarkation at the latest 9 a.m.
 
Highlights and Excursions of your YogaCruising
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht
* 4 Cooking Classes
* An organic smoothie or Fruid Juice (very famous Pomegranade Juice) in the morning to start the day off right
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* 1000 bays and Meditative Places, hidden Islands
* visit picturesque Turkish Caribbean Bays  of Cleopatra
* The love nest of Cleopatra, a visit to the Sedir Island with its unique beach of coral sand
* Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands.
* Hiking Excursion in Bodrum to the Windmils , Old Town, Theater and Mousoleum
* Delicious and healthy traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
* A visit to a classical Turkish bath with a massage.
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* Nomad mountain village trip, visiting a village family and lunch with the family
* Sleeping on deck under the stars. (Please bring sleeping bag with you)
* Many fun activities: snorkelling, etc…
 
Optionall Daily Excursions and Courses (booking on the boat)
* SUP YOGA LESSON per hour €30,- (including Sup-Board & lessons)
* SUP BOARD rent price for 1 hour €10, -
* SUP BOARD Rent price for a week (Sunday to Friday evening) 1 Sup-Board €140, - (please before reservation).
* Turkish Bath "Hamam" Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage, excursion to the Old Town in Mugla or Milas €49,- p.P
* Nomad mountain village trip and hiking, visiting a village family and lunch with the family €35, -p.P
* Hiking along the coastline (Fakultativ) €15,- p.P
* Lunch trip by canal reeds with fishing boat to the village Akçapınar and then walk through groves sesame. €35,- p.P
* Excursion in Bodrum, Walking to Windmils- Ancient Theatre - Oldtown and Mousoleum €35,-p.P
 
Included services on a YogaCruising trip
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht/ from – to harbor on the Yacht with Crew (captain,chef,sailor )
* Half board (AP) of vegetarian meals: 7x BRUNCH breakfast, Lunchtime Fruid, 16 pm Tea-time with Cookies and 6x dinner will be served.(not included are: 1 dinner that will be arranged in a local fish restaurant).
* Collektive Airport Transfer. 3 Time on Saturday. More information Click Here
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* 2 Yoga Classes per day – (no need to bring your own yoga mat), mornings and evenings 60-90 min. The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* High quality yoga mats, blocks, belts and blankets are provided on board, in sufficient quantity.
* Equipment for snorkeling and some water sports are provided on board.
* 2x a week there is an option of sailing between 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  (depending on weather conditions)
* At lunchtime we will serve you small  Snack fresh fruits.
* Tea time with coockies and bisquits is at 4 PM.
* We provide you fresh brewed tea, herbal tea and fresh ginger tea.
* Yoga sessions each morning and in the evening for 90 Min. on five days during the week. The Yogasessions will start on sundayevening and ends on friday in the morning..
* Harbour Tax in Turkey
* Crew service
* Ship water
* Diesel & Gasoline
* Bed Linen & Bath towels
* Use of equipment on board
* Yacht insurance (we advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance)
 
Your daily YogaCruising program
* After getting up, first enjoy a herbal tea or a cup of hot water with fresh lemons and ginger.
* 09.00-10.30 you can expect an extensive brunch - breakfast in the Mediterranean style.
* At lunchtime there are delicious fruit from the region. At 4pm is Tea Time with biscuits and biscuits.
* Depending on weather conditions, sailing twice a week from 11am to 4pm. The participants are welcome to help with the sailing, the team is happy about it.
* The exceptional atmosphere invites you to swim, sunbathe and relax.
* In the evening, from about 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, yoga will be practiced for 90 minutes. (The times vary depending on the season).
After the yoga around 20.00 we serve you a sumptuous dinner with traditional dishes.
* Finish the day with a view of the starry sky. The sundeck agrees best to this (bring sleeping bag to sleep outside)
 
Extra costs on your YogaCruising trip
* Transfer from/ to the airport. €20,- p.P oneway from Bodrum Airport to the Yacht
* Other beverages: Smoothies, Fruid Juice, Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
* Tip and gratuity for the crew (commonly around €50,- per pers.)
* Extra excursions - Hiking
* Wi-Fi use €10, -  week in Turkey and €15, - in Greece
* Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
* 1 x dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant: (around €17-, €25,-) p.p.
 
Good to know for your YogaCruising
YogaCruising reserves the right to modify traveling routes, time schedules and the sequence of events due to weather conditions or organizational demands.
* Embarkation from 2 pm, disembarkation 9 am.
* Travel participants have no legitimate claim to the presence of the mentioned seminar leader. He or she may be substituted by an equally qualified yoga teacher.
 
Arrival and Departure another Days Saturday
Hotel Accommodation: Early arrivals are possible if you have better direct flights to Bodrum. Our cooperation with 2 hotels at Marina 5 is walking distance to our office and anchorage. Pomelon Club Hotel on the Beach Link: Details and Martı Pension Link Details
 
 
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Check-in/out: Gökova Ören Marina / Ören Milas Turkey START POİNT MAP
Check-İn Time Saturday 1 PM-> 9PM / Check-out Time Saturday up to 9 AM.
 
 
 
 
 

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