Hailing from central Anatolia, Ilyas Bayrak founded My Turkey Adventure to share his enthusiasm about Anatolian history and culture with visitors from around the world. Ilyas has a degree in Guiding and Tourism from the University of Kafkas in Kars and is fully licensed with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. He has worked on several EU projects, including the Antiochia ad Cragum excavations and restoration of the Kars Ottoman baths.

Ilyas is also a founder of Triangle Travel, which is based in Antalya and runs tours under the license number A.9457. Triangle is a member of TURSAB. You can also find the company’s accreditation and registration with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism here: http://www.tursab.org.tr/en/travel-agencies/search-travel-agency?search=1

Triangle Tours works with many travel agents all over the world, including online travel agents. They are a member of Responsible Travel, whose terms and conditions can be viewed here: http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/responsibletravelcom-terms-and-conditions-of-membership


Ilyas leads English-speaking tours throughout Turkey and only works with other professional licensed guides who are equally enthusiastic about their country. All guides are fluent in English, have terrific senses of humor, and are, above all, attentive to their travelers’ needs.





The difference is our people and our dedication to creating a personal experience. You will not visit the destination, but simply live it. Our private tours of Istanbul and Turkey provide you with excellence in customer service and unforgettable local experiences.


Catering to families and small group tours of up to 10 people, we can create a personalized itinerary of unexpected insights into our beautiful country. From the bustle of Istanbul to the vast plains of central Turkey, our guides not only take you to the famous sites of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, and Cappadocia, but also to local villages, hidden mosques, and off-the-beaten-path places that you are unlikely to find on your own.


Your safety and comfort, and our reputation are paramount; this is why My Turkey Adventure only works with experienced and fully-credentialed drivers and guides who will escort you every step of the way. Our prices include airport transfers, entry into all sites, and authentic quality accommodations. You will always know exactly what is included before your tour commences.


While we do have suggested itineraries, all of our tours can be tailored to match your interests. We build tours around activities like hiking, diving, cuisine, photography—just to name a few. Our company was founded on the basis of providing unique experiences. We always afford a true behind-the-scenes view of Turkey.