Founder's Welcome

Dear Valued Guest,

Welcome to Trip Turkey! 

You can find all that you are looking for here with us, including:
• unique travel experiences
• meeting interesting locals
• small, upscale, centrally-located boutique hotels
• unparalleled dining at restaurants where the locals go and the food is traditionally Turkish and delicious
• the most knowledgeable and friendly guides
• modern, comfortable vans with excellent drivers
• lovely gulet yachts with friendly crews and unique coastal itineraries

As an Istanbul native and resident for half a century and with 30 years of experience in travel, I can easily help with all of the above and more. Please contact me to get started on your own excellent trip. 

I look forward to hearing from you.
Founder, Managing Director


The Leading Travel Company in Turkey.

Trip Turkey is a brand established for the competitive internet world by our prestigious mother company "Danytur Travel and Yachting", which was founded in 1990 and is a member of TURSAB (the Union of Turkish Travel Agencies), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and USTOA (American Tour Operators Association). Our company specializes in designing and operating cultural guided tours and yacht charter vacations for families, friends and small groups. When you choose Trip Turkey, you get a team of professionals with more than 25 years of experience serving the world in Turkey. You also get the benefit of our extraordinary staff throughout the country chosen for their quality, attention to detail and dedication to customer service. Staff members frequently inspect hotels and restaurants, ensuring they live up to the expectations of our travelers. Our main office is in Istanbul. If you wish to speak directly to someone in our office, please send a note to and one of our sales team will call you back.

About the founders
Sina Danyal originally worked for the biggest destination management and bus company in Turkey (partly owned and managed by his uncle) for 14 years between 1976 and 1990. He knew travel was his destiny and started working at this company at the age of 15 while still in the 9th grade as a transfer assistant. Later, he also worked as a day-tour guide, program manager, and as the Operations Manager during his twelve years in Istanbul and also as an assistant area manager in Antalya for two. He loved the travel business and meeting people from all over the world and hosting and helping them while they were visiting Turkey. He was proud to make his guests ambassadors of Turkey, and this pride is still felt to this day. He met his friends Nur Ali Dogan and Sezai Esfak Vardioglu at Marmara University whilst studying English Literature and Language in 1980. From there he graduated in 1984 as a qualified English teacher. In 1990, Sina Danyal decided, together with his father Ayhan, his brother Gokhan and his friends Ali and Sezai to establish their own travel company and name it Danytur. Sina Danyal manages the company from the main office in Istanbul. Ali is responsible for the Antalya area as well as scheduling the tour guides for our group tours and tailor-made private programs. Sezai is responsible for the Marmaris area, in particular the quality of the gulet yachts he discovers and arranges. Sina's father Ayhan Danyal is a retired state bank manager who gave invaluable support to Sina and the company at its foundation. Today he still comes to the office and is happy to spend time with his sons. Sina's brother Gokhan helps him managing the company from the Istanbul office. This team of five partners and Sina's wife Figen who joined the company in 1992 have worked in great harmony and have had great success stories since 1990. Because of the continued high quality of the service provided by Danytur, all our guests have been loyal and provided the best publicity for our company as evinced by our strong repeat business.

Careful Planning
We plan each itinerary as if it were our own vacation. We're travelers too, and we know how important the pace of a vacation is. We match hotels to your style and choose modes of transportation that maximize your sightseeing experience as well as your comfort. We carefully plan our programs to ensure you have enough time at each stop to see the sights and have leisure time to relax and enjoy yourself. Breakfast is included daily, but most other meals are on your own so you are able to try local specialities and choose from the huge variety of restaurants.

More Flexibility
Our tours are designed with maximum flexibility in mind. You'll see that many tours offer two and even three levels of accommodation. But our trips offer even more flexibility. We can mix and match accommodation tiers within the same program. Once your Tour Consultant knows what you would like to do and your budget, we 'll help you to put together a trip of the best possible value.

It's Included
There are no hidden surprises with Trip Turkey. Internal flights are included in our tour prices. Once we have confirmed your custom tour and received your advance deposit, your trip is guaranteed to operate.

Customizing Is Our Specialty
We offer a wide variety of programs on this web site. Many of our programs can depart on any day of your choice. If one of our programs doesn't quite fit your dream vacation idea, don't worry. Our company is one of the few tour operators who will customize any program. In fact, you can use the Quote Request form on this website to request a customized quote. In order to receive the best service, please be specific about what you would like to do and where you would like to travel. One of our experienced Tour Consultants will acknowledge your request within 24 hours (except on weekends and holidays). In some cases, we may require more information from you in order to provide the best recommendation.

Our Commitment
We pride ourselves on our high level of service. You'll usually hear back from us within 24 hours (except on weekends and holidays) and receive a detailed quote within 48 to 72 hours. One of our Tour Consultants will be happy to answer your questions and help you plan the best vacation. 99% of our clients would travel with us again. More than 50% of our travelers are repeat travelers or have been recommended by a past traveler.