Rustic cooking courses at CaravanTurkey
Gokpinar Cultural Center
Learn how to cook Turkish food the traditional way!
Turkish food is delicious. Meals include fresh, organic vegetables or salads, soups, fruit, meats, fish, breads and sweets. Seasonal ingredients are used to create a variety of healthy traditional dishes. Alfresco barbeques are very popular and suit the Turkish love of feasting outdoors.
Learn this unique cuisine from an accomplished local cook, with all lessons translated in English in a friendly, homely and creative atmosphere.
Courses run all year round for individuals and small groups. We will confirm your reservation as soon as you inform us the dates you wish to arrive at our center .
Gokpinar is an old Yörük village on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, that feels a world away from the tourist trail. Our cultural center is set on a hilltop overlooking the village and the mountains' pine forests. It is a traditional Turkish village home built from local stone and timbers with wide decks and a tiled terrace (with barbecue and outdoor pizza oven), which all make wonderful locations to enjoy your meals. We are only 10 minutes' drive to the beach and 40 minutes from Bodrum.
Come and join us for a week to learn how to cook traditional Turkish food and experience life in a small Turkish village!
The seven-night/eight-day package includes:
7 nights accommodation in a double room
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Unlimited tea and coffee service, drinking water
Airport transfers from and to Bodrum International Airport
Cooking classes every day (all meals will be created with hands-on cooking classes)
At least 20 recipes in a week
Beach trips and local market visits
Day visits to beaches, Bodrum city centrum or local markets
Visitors are allowed to bring their own drinks to the center
Course cost for seven nights/eight days, per person, double occupancy
$US 1150 per person in a double room
$US 1350 per person for single travellers
$US500 deposit via Western Union or major credit cards required to secure bookings. Balance is due seven days before arrival. Please ask for group prices or contact us with any further questions or to make a reservations.
If you like to join us for a shorter course, we offer a three night/four day package which includes:
3 nights accommodation in a double room
Cooking classes every day
A minimum of 10 recipes in total
Course cost for three nights/four days, per person, double occupancy
$US 650 per person a in a double room
$US 750 in a private room
NEW! YOU CAN VISIT US FOR A ONE DAY COOKING CLASS!
Additional travel days in Istanbul or other parts of Turkey can be arranged
We do arrange airport transfers and domestic flights upon request in Turkey!
NEW! We can also tailor your course with classes in Turkish Carpet Weaving, Music and Bellydancing, Turkish Culture and Language, Basket Weaving, Spoon Making and more. Please ask for details!
FURTHER INFORMATION ON TRAVEL AND BOOKINGS AT CARAVANTURKEY GOKPINAR CULTURAL CENTER
Their web sites are:
Bodrum/Milas International Airport is a 30-minute drive from Gokpinar.
Turkish Airlines and others fly all year around to Bodrum via Istanbul.
There are charter flights between May and October from Europe and the UK.
Below are are some useful links for low-cost charter flights.
From the UK:
From the Netherlands:
Most nationalities require a VISA for entry to Turkey. These can be purchased on arrival (for British citizens it costs £10, for US citizens $US20.)
For reservations or enquiries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates and programme you are interested in.We will be back to you with details.
Caravanturkey - Bodrum - Turkey
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Phone: +90 533 3655906
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