Land and Travel Services: Follows services will be arrange by us
Tourism agency service of Mountain Expeditions are will be organise by Ezop Travel Mountainering team, besides our firm has a 'A' class travel agency, Certificated operating with the document of permission no: 3536 obtained from the Turkish Ministry of Tourism.
Ezop Travel also offers ticket services as Ararat routes (Istanbul - Van - Istanbul flights), hotel reservation services - transportation services, arranges local or international flight tickets.
Permissions: In Turkey; we kindly inform you that Mt. Ararat expeditions require prior permission. Ezop Travel will do its best to secure the necessary permission and follow up the procedures to get it. Be Note that to have Climb VISA to Mt. Ararat. All applications must be done minimum 45 - 60 day ago. On application time need to pay an amount 50.00EU by the each climbers (Application rules on govermental side, Mountainering Federation in Ankara) procedures etc). However, Ezop Travel will not be held responsible, if the permission is not granted by governmental authorities or a restriction has been brought after the permission is given.
Necessary Equipment : All camping tents will be arrange by our team and two-person mountain tents, all community cooking gears and utensils are provided by Ezop Travel. Climbers and trekkers should provide their personal materials. Necessary materials for all include: back-pack, woolen underware, cap and stocking, mountain-type anorak, gloves, mountain shoes (with vibram sole), gaiter, snow googles, climbing bag (small back-pack), sleeping bag, mat. Climbers should also have with them mountain pickaxe, crampons, helper rope, safety belt, perlon strap, carabine and optionally, 40 meters mountain rope, casque, flashlight, etc.
Transfers and Transportation: Ezop Travel assures airport-hotel-airport transfers, as well as all transportation of passangers and equipment between cities and on the mountains. Transportation between cities is usually done by small busses. Transportation on mountain roads are by small busses, trucks or tractors depending on the road. Pack animals are used for transportation of equipment where there are no roads available.
Hotel Arrangements: Ezop Travel will arrange all hotels on your tour way Like (Van, Dogubeyazit, Erzurum, Trabzon, Istanbul, Cappadocia as well) available in major cities Five - Four - three-star range hotels, in small towns best available hotels are reserved for our guests, based on shared doubles. On the mountains mountain chalets are used when available or overnight is at camps.
F & B - Meals: Ezop Travel will provide all our tours are on full board basis. Meals are generally served in the hotels or in restaurants when while on road. In the camp sites a kitchen tent, cook and kitchen equipment are available and meals are prepared according to preferences of the group. Drinks extra payable (can be have in Dogubeyazit Market's) except tea/Coffee hot drinks in the breakfasts. Ration packages are prepared for climbs.
Guiding Services: We have english speaking guide service and foreign language speaking professional tourist guides provide guidance during city and sightseeing tours. Officially licenced mountain guides and their assistants take their place on the mountains. Group size for climbing, trekking and skiing tours on mountains is 3-15 pax. A mountain guide is provided for every ten persons on Mt.Ararat tours route.
Additional Sightseeings: We have tour services besides all sightseeing tours are made by midibus or car and jeep depending upon the size of the group and includes guiding services.
Possible Changes in the Tour Itinerary: Rarely, some part of the tour may be extended or shortened due to unforeseen changes in transportation schedules. There may also be instances, where a change in schedule becomes necessary or advisable. Any savings that may result from these changes will be reimbursed, any extra expenses will be collected. Though all our tours start and end in Istanbul, other points of start and end can be possible upon prior confirmation, as long as it doesn't disrupt the itinerary.
Disability: Any physical or mental disability requiring special treatment must be reported to Ezop Travel at the time of beginning of your reservation.
Not Included the Cost: - Domestic flight tickets, - Entrance fees the museums, - Visa fees, passport fees, - Fees for cameras (where aplicable), - Airport taxes, - Excess laggage and extras, - During meals (baverarages etc.) - Tips to your drivers/guides and escort which are left to tour member's discreation.
We are finally home. Thank you for your generosity and your gift, it will hold a place of honor in our home. Ezel was a perfect choice & thanks to you and her we had a wonderful time seeing all the sights.
Thanks again for all your help.
Best wishes for future success! Warm regards, David & Jean.
David H. Juedes, President
Fox World Travel, USA