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Balyolu: The Honey Road - CLOSED

Kazim Pasa Cad. No: 82, Kars 36000, Turkey
+90 535 025 45 25
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balyolu- the sweetest way to discover Turkey

If you want to do something different while in Turkey, if you enjoy the outdoors, if you like good... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Karachi, Pakistan
Seriously, the trip of a lifetime

There are so many things to appreciate about this experience: the super-friendly people, the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2013
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BALYOLU (sounds like “Ball-yoll-ew”) is Turkish for “The road of honey.” The Balyolu is a network of nomadic walking routes for travelers to taste and explore the wild culture, environment, and tradition of beekeeping and honey in Eastern Anatolia. As the Silk Road once linked people, cultures, and ideas, Balyolu builds unique honey experiences connecting the environment, small honey producers, and you.A Balyolu trip combines natural experiences with agriculture, people, culture, tradition, cooking, and history to give you the true taste of a local place.Our trips are intimate – capped at 6 guests with expert guides.Our trips are authentic – with a combination of home-stays and boutique hotel accommodations.Most of all our trips are locally and socially good. We work with local guides, operators, villages, and TURSAB certified companies to make sure your experience is one that spreads good vibes and benefits the local community.Finally, approximately 70% of your trip cost goes to local entrepreneurs, villages, and women leaders.The route is the same for each adventure, however the seasons will change the scenery dramatically. Your travel fee includes customized assistance booking your itinerary to and from Kars, Turkey where each trip will begin.
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29 Jul 2013
“balyolu- the sweetest way to discover Turkey”
10 Jul 2013
“Seriously, the trip of a lifetime”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kazim Pasa Cad. No: 82, Kars 36000, Turkey
+90 535 025 45 25

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you want to do something different while in Turkey, if you enjoy the outdoors, if you like good food, if you are a honey buff, if you are intrigued by the history of the Silk Road, if you want to meet some of the...More

2  Thank UBM13
Reviewed 10 July 2013

There are so many things to appreciate about this experience: the super-friendly people, the wildflower-covered steppes, fresh food and honeys -- you didn't just see the dish made, you just saw the ingredients made -- the ruins and history, learning about how the world worked...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

My wife Ellen and I hiked with Balyolu during their inaugural year in July 2012. It was truly a magical experience. The Northeastern corner of Turkey is a stunningly beautiful area that will have you dreaming that you are in Iceland one day, Ireland the...More

2  Thank edshau
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I walked the Honey Road in June of 2012--actually had a private tour as others had cancelled. It was an incredible experience: learning about bees and honey, hiking over varied and gorgeous terrain, seeing the wildflowers in bloom, seeing new birds (for me), meeting and...More

2  Thank E L
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