Rustic cooking courses at

CaravanTurkey  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 private village house 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, USD 950 

USD 500 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, USD 550 

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!




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 $20.) 


For reservations or enquiries please email us at 

whats app : +905333655906

with the dates and programme you are interested in.

We will be back to you with details.



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weekly course dates
Please let us know if you are available in a different date.

1st - 8th January 2022
8th - 15th January 2022
15th - 22nd January 2022
22nd - 29th January 2022
8th -15th February 2022
15th -22nd February 2022
1st - 8th March 2022
8th - 15th March 2022
15th - 22nd March 2022
22nd - 29th March 2022
1st - 8th April 2022
8th - 15th April 2022
15th - 22nd April 2022
22nd  - 29th April 2022
1st  - 8th May 2022
8th - 15th May 2022
15th - 22nd May 2022
22nd - 29th May 2022
1st - 8th June 2022
8th - 15th June 2022
15th -  22nd June 2022
22nd -29th June 2022
1st - 8th July 2022
8th -15th July 2022
15th - 22nd July 2022
22nd - 29th July 2022
1st - 8th August 2022
8th -15th August 2022
15th -22nd August 2022
22nd - 29th August 2022
1st - 8th September 2022
8th - 15th September 2022
15th -22nd September 2022
22nd - 29th September 2022
1st - 8th  October 2022
8th - 15th October 2022
15th - 22nd October 2022
22nd - 29th October 2022
1st - 8th November 2022
8th - 15th November 2022
15th -22nd November 2022
22nd - 29th November 2022
1st - 8th December 2022
8th - 15th December 2022
15th -22nd December 2022
22nd - 29th December 2022

Please ask for more dates after December 2022