13-day Turkey Group Tours: May, June/July school holidays & Sep/Oct 2022 - Halal Tourism South Africa

13-day Turkey Group Tours: May, June/July school holidays & Sep/Oct 2022

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  • Departing 9 May, 27 June and 23 Septermber 2022
  • Departing from: Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg
  • Price: May tour from R19,000 per person, June/July tour from R21,000 per person & Sep/Oct tour from R21,400 per person (excluding flights)
  • Bursa, Sogut, Konya, Cappadocia, Side, Antalya, Istanbul
  • Bookings: Now open for June/July and Sep/Oct tours
  • Turkey is currently allowing vaccinated and unvaccinated South Africans to enter without quarantine
2022 Exclusive Turkey Group Tours:
May, June/July school holidays & Sep/Oct 2022
Destinations: Bursa, Sogut, Konya, Cappadocia, Antalya and Istanbul
Tour Duration: 13 days / 11 nights (extra night Sep/Oct tour)
Tour 1 departs on 9 May 2022 and returns on 21 May 2022.
Tour 2 departs on 27 June 2022 and returns on 9 July 2022.
Tour 3 departs on 23 September 2022 and returns on 7 October 2022.

MAY 2022 TOUR:

R19,000 per person sharing a TRIPLE room
R19,900 per person sharing a DOUBLE room
R26,500 per person in a SINGLE room
R15,500 per child (2 to 11 years) sharing PARENTS room
R7,900 per infant (0 to 23 months) sharing PARENTS room


R21,000 per person sharing a TRIPLE room
R21,900 per person sharing a DOUBLE room
R30,000 per person in a SINGLE room
R17,500 per child (2 to 11 years) sharing PARENTS room
R8,900 per infant (0 to 23 months) sharing PARENTS room


R21,400 per person sharing a TRIPLE room
R22,000 per person sharing a DOUBLE room
R30,500 per person in a SINGLE room
R17,800 per child (2 to 11 years) sharing PARENTS room
R9,300 per infant (0 to 23 months) sharing PARENTS room


  • Cape Town / Durban / Johannesburg to Istanbul (return)
  • Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Antalya
  • Gazipasa (Alanya) to Istanbul

Limited seats – first come first served. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Prices may change without notice.

A deposit of R15,000 per person secures your booking. Full balance is payable one month before departure.


Bank: First National Bank
Account name: Halal Tourism (Pty) Ltd
Account type: Cheque
Account number: 6293 755 8883
Branch Code: 250655
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Use your name and surname as a reference. Email proof of payment to info@halaltourism.co.za.

  1. Exclusive, halal and alcohol-free hotels (where available).
  2. Hotels have been chosen that offer value added services like thermal pools, separate swimming facilities for ladies, salaah khanas, saunas, etc.
  3. Only 5 star hotels.
  4. Antalya resort is fully halal and all-inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks included). Offers:
    • secluded outdoor pool for ladies
    • secluded indoor pool for ladies
    • wellness and spa for ladies only
  5. Some of our hotels offer separate ladies-only swimming and/or spa facilities.
  6. Itinerary specifically reduces bus travel time to the minimum so guests have more time to enjoy Turkey.
  7. Visit the new Camlica mosque in Istanbul, the largest mosque in Turkey.
  8. Two Eid ul Adhas on June/July tour – on 9 July (departure date) in Istanbul and 10 July (arrival date) in South Africa.
  9. Join a Thursday evening dhikr in Istanbul (subject to availability).
  10. Ziyarah shrines of Ertugrul Gazi, Osman and Orhan Gazi and Abu Ayub Ansari (ra).
  11. Experienced partner tour operator in Turkey.
  12. Different means of transport chosen to allow our guests to experience the beauty and diversity of Turkey:
    • Aeroplane: domestic flights Cappadocia to Antalya and Alanya to Istanbul
    • High speed train: Bilecik to Konya
    • Ferry: optional Bosphorous cruise
    • Bus: Istanbul to Bursa, Konya to Cappadocia
    • Tram: Istanbul
    • Cable car: up Uludag mountain in Bursa


Bursa: 5-star Almira Hotel, Thermal Spa & Convention Centre
  • 5* Almira Hotel Thermal Spa & Convention Center or similar
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • All food is halal.
  • Salaah khana on the premises.
  • Spa and swimming facilities – separate for ladies.
  • See https://www.almira.com.tr
Konya: 5-star Bayir Diamond Hotel
  • 5* Bayir Diamond Hotel or similar
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • All food is halal.
  • No alcohol is served on the premises.
  • Mosque on the premises.
  • Separate spa and swimming facilities for ladies.
  • See http://www.bayirhotels.com/Default.asp?Dil=1
Cappadocia: 5-star Doubletree by Hilton Avanos Hotel
Antalya: 5-star Bera Alanya All-Inclusive Resort
  • 5* Bera Alanya Resort or similar
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • All food is halal.
  • No alcohol is served on the premises.
  • Salaah khana on the premises.
  • Separate spa and swimming facilities for ladies.
  • See https://alanya.bera.com.tr/
Istanbul: 5-star Grand Makel Hotel
Price includes:
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bursa on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 night accommodation in Konya on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia on a a Bed and Breakfast basis - Breakfast & dinner on Sep/Oct tour
  • 3 nights accommodation in Antalya on an All Inclusive (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks) basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Istanbul on a Bed and Breakfast basis - 4 nights on Sep/Oct tour
  • All Airport transfers with comfortable & new model bus
  • All transfers between cities with comfortable & new model bus
  • High speed train ride from Bilecik to Konya
  • Full day Bursa tour
  • Half day Sogut (Ertugrul Gazi) tour
  • Half day Konya tour
  • Full day Cappadocia tour
  • Optional half day Antalya tour
  • Full day Istanbul tour, optional Princess islands tour and optional Bosphoros dinner cruise
  • Optional Thursday evening dhikr (Islamic remembrance program) in Istanbul (subject to availability)
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners - 5 dinners on Sep/Oct tour
  • Professional English speaking guide during transfers and tours
  • Turkey visa for South African passport holders (free)
Price excludes:
  • International and domestic flights (South Africa and Turkey)
  • PCR tests and related expenses
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for porters, guide and driver
  • Bar fridge items and laundry
  • Drinks with your meals
  • Phone calls
  • Optional tours and activities


Depart for Istanbul from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Arrive at Istanbul the next day.


Transfer to Bursa hotel. Visit Camlica mosque (largest in Turkey) on the way to the hotel.

Overnight Bursa – Bed and breakfast.

Day 3: BURSA

Enjoy an extended full day tour of Bursa, visiting a Turkish delight factory shop, the Ulucami mosque and Green mosque, the tombs of Osman and Orhan Gazi, Bursa Panorama 1326 museum, cable car up Uludag mountain. Client will have BBQ lunch at the Uludağ. Lunch for client’s own account.

Overnight Bursa – Bed and breakfast.


Visit Sogut for a half day Ertugrul Gazi tour. After visiting Visit tomb of Shaykh Edebali . Transfer to Bilecik
station for high speed (250 km/hr) train to Konya. Check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Konya – Bed and breakfast.


Half day Konya tour including visits to Mevlana Rumi mausoleum and museum, Shams-i Tabrizi mosque, Karatay madressa and Sille village.

Transfer to Cappadocia by bus (240 km). Sultanhanı caravanserai will be visited on the way.

Overnight Cappadocia – Bed and breakfast.


Optional early morning hot air balloon.

Full day Cappadocia tour. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Cavusin Village and Fairy Chimneys.

Overnight Cappadocia – Bed and breakfast.


Transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Antalya. Visit the ancient city of Side on the way to the resort. Check in at resort and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).


Enjoy the resort on your own for the day.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).


Enjoy the resort on your own for the day. Optional tour: Half day Antalya tour visit Damlatas cave, Alanya castle and the famous Cleopatra beach.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).


Transfer to Gazipasa airport for flight to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast


Full day tour of Istanbul. Visit Eyüp Mosque, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (excluding harem) Hippodrome, Spice market and Grand bazaar. 

Optional: evening dhikr.

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast.


Free day at leisure.

Optional: Princess Islands tour and Bosporus dinner cruise. 

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast.


Free day at leisure.

Transfer to Istanbul airport for flight home.

Questions and Answers

Q: Is the tour for Muslims only?

A: The tour is open to everyone. We think Halal Tourism is for everyone. In fact, we believe it is for everyone, irrespective of religious persuasion. Have you seen people of other faiths eating from the Halal table at corporate events? I am sure most have. Halal is much more than a permissible meal. It includes the prohibition of pork and alcohol. Halal prescribes for animals to be slaughtered in a humane and ethical manner, in a clean environment. Halal is undoubtably an obligation for Muslims. But many people of other faiths have no issue with Halal. For this reason, we believe that Halal Tourism appeals to people of other faiths too. The Halal meals, the exotic tastes, the alcohol-free environment, the conservative lifestyle… these appeal to people from all walks of life.

Q: Do you make provision for single ladies on the tour?

A: Single ladies are more than welcome. In fact, most of our ex-travellers were single women. Where possible, we arrange for single ladies to share twin or triple rooms to keep costs down. In our experience, single ladies grouped together forge close ties during the tour and leave for home as close friends.

Q: Are senior citizens allowed to join the tour?

A: Our more matured traveller is not only welcome but is encouraged to join the tour. All our tours are specially designed not to be too strenuous on the not-too-young-at-heart. Furthermore, we allow more than enough time and space during tours and programmes for everyone to keep up with the pace. People of all ages and welcome to join the tour, including infants and children.

Q: Are bookings open?

A: Bookings are open for the June/July and Sep/Oct tours.

Q: Do I have to pay in full to secure my booking?

A: No. We only require a per-person deposit of R15,000 to hold your booking. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You may pay the balance in instalments but the full balance must be paid one month prior to departure.

Q: Can I stay longer in Turkey on my own?

A: Yes. You are allowed to return home at a later date, subject to the additional costs for the flight change, extra accommodation, airport transfer and private tour costs. Let us know and we will gladly quote you for the additional stay.

Q: When is the best time to visit Turkey?

A: Due to moderate temperatures and room rates, March to May and September to November are considered to be the best time to visit Turkey. If you prefer the warmer months then visit from June to August. Bear in mind that the Mediterranean coastal region (like Antalya) is only open from May to October.

Q: How much time will I spend in transit?

A: We are considering Qatar Airways for the tours. Transit times in Doha are short, around 1 to 2 hours.

Q: What sort of travel insurance would you recommend?

A: It’s always important to stay safe whilst travelling, and travel insurance provides a security in case something goes wrong whilst travelling. As the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We would recommend a discounted group travel insurance policy or a comprehensive individual policy that caters for your individual needs.

  • We had the pleasure to tour Turkey with them in October 2019. Lots of history and we were privileged to visit many of them. Care was taken to make these trips comfortable and pleasant. Accommodation was excellent and the food for most part was good. I would definitely travel with them again in shaa Allah.

    Arifa Allie
  • How privileged myself and my wife Feroza were to have travelled with Halal Tourism South Africa. Since the day we booked with Brother Nadeem he kept us up to date with travel arrangements until we departed from Cape Town. We made new friends as there were 22 in the group. All I can say is we could never have done it on our own. Shukran again to Ameer and Nadeem for everything you guys did for us, and we will definitely travel with Halal Tourism South Africa again.

    Armien Jappie
  • I have travelled a lot and this was my first group tour with Halal Tourism South Africa. And a very memorable one. To be honest I was very skeptical at first about being on a tour with people from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. It was the best decision; right from the time we met in Dubai to our return we were one big family. As for our tour leaders Nadeem and Ameer, they left no stone unturned when it came to any aspect of our tour; always willing to accommodate and compromise and not forgetting all the extras that you added. Insha Allah, will surely join in one of the upcoming tours. I’m staying with Halal Tourism South Africa.

    Fazila Sayed
  • We found the 2019 trip to Turkey an amazing experience. The group we travelled with were a wonderful group of people that became our friends. The days were hectic but most enjoyable. Nadeem and Ameer of Halal Tourism South Africa were absolutely amazing, always enquiring if everything was okay and was available 24 out of 24 and was willing to go the extra mile if need be. The trip was planned to meet the last detail, we did not worry about transfers, transportation, entrance fees, etc. Everything was taken care of. I must admit we would not have seen so many places had we gone on our own. This trip was worth every cent and well worth it. I would not hesitate in recommending Halal Tourism South Africa to future travellers.

    Hoosain Hansrod
  • The places they chose to visit is of top class. Had the privilege of travelling with them to Turkey in October 2019. It was an amazing journey (first time with a group). Nadeem and his companion Ameer were the perfect leaders of the pack and were very accommodating to the advantage of most of the team members.

    Jameelah Jonas
  • I was privileged to be part of the Turkey tour group in October 2019. We were a group of 22 people. This group became my Turkey family… awesome, good, kind hearted people. Halal Tourism South Africa planned this holiday very carefully to ensure that the travellers would get the maximum out of the tour. It was well planned; the hotels where top of the range. Shukran Nadeem and Ameer. Only one complaint: I wanted 2 more days for shopping.
    I would have loved to join your tour in March 2020 but that’s my busy time at work. I’m certain the people going will have a superb time.
    All the best Halal Tourism South Africa. Hope you organise a group tour with the next place on my bucket list…

    Mariam Gasant
  • We did an Islamic tour of Turkey with Halal Tourism South Africa. It was an amazing trip, 5 star all the way. Nadeem, our tour operator, is outstanding at what he does. So many wonderful memories. Highly recommended, hassle free travelling. Thank you Halal Tourism South Africa.

    Moonira Sulaiman
  • I would like to thank (Turkish: Teşekkür) Nadeem and Ameer for making my Turkish dream come true. Imagine having the privilege of seeing Nabi Musa’s staff, Nabi Dawood’s sword, Ertugrul’s grave, etc. Shukran, it was absolutely amazing, it was an experience that I would never ever forget. You guys were great, I felt safe, I would definitely travel with you again. Last but not least, I really appreciated the awesome birthday cake you guys bought me whilst we were in Cyprus. May the business grow from strength to strength, insha Allah. Türkiye seviyorum (English – I love Turkey).

    Najawa Barron
  • We travelled with Halal Tourism on their Turkey Tour of October 2019 and would highly recommend them for a wonderful experience and professionalism, from our first interaction to the last.

    The accommodation (all 5 star) and the different modes of travel was great. Whenever issues arose, it was dealt with speedily and professionally.

    We would gladly travel with them again and cannot endorse them enough for a truly wonderful experience.

    Shafick & Ansaaf Majiet