Sojourn is a Group of People That Love People

Chris & Angela

This power couple duo is the mastermind behind Sojourn and their mission is to see dreams come true, spread smiles and obscure simplicity.

Sojourn Turkey is a fully licensed Travel Agency (Tursab License A-5626) based on the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey. Our focus is operating customized tours that maximize opportunity for cultural exposure, Biblical and Classical sightseeing, and unique experiences of local customs and arts. With over 20 years of experience in Turkey, we offer our customers the best of both worlds — local operators with connections to the best tour packages plus the benefits of American ownership, intuitively understand your western tastes and standards. We are a travel company that seeks to understand your implicit trip needs and respect your expectations. And we take pride in being experts at bridging the gaps so you have a wonderful travel experience in Turkey. We have developed a reputation among our customers for a high degree of flexibility, personal service, planner creativity and trustworthiness.

Meet The Team Guiding You to Your Dream Tour

Yasemin | MICE Sales Director

We call her our “Queen of Conferences.” With great attention to detail and professionalism she serves meeting and event planners from start to finish. She specializes in taking excellent and personal care of thousands of event guests every year! Her enthusiastic spirit and highly competent mind are treasured by both our clients and our team. Having lived and studied abroad throughout her life, she brings a valuable international perspective to our office. She and her husband have two adorable kids that keep them on the move.


Elif | Tour Operations Director

Elif leads our staff and guides to ensure that your tour is beautifully designed and operated. She works closely with our travelers before and during tours to take care every detail and request. She has an amazing ability to coordinate each aspect of the experiences we design. Elif has been working in the travel companies for over 20 years and has experience working with English, Dutch, And Turkish speaking companies. With her strong support as their mom, her son is now studying in North America and her daughter is an accomplished gymnast.


Kaan | Tour Operations Assistant

Right hand to Elif in all matters with your reservations and communications, he works to be sure every detail is arranged perfectly for your tour. He has super dad status in our eyes as he partners so gracefully with his hard working wife to raise their daughter.


Umay | Accountant

Umay manages Sojourn's funds, accounting, and every other financial detail for you with great care and honesty. She is a wonderful mother to her teenage son. Umay is a loving and caring person who helps remind all those in her life that people are more important than tasks. And her smile can be read through her emails.


Ümmü | Office Services

Ümmühan is our deep Turkish culture expert. She makes sure all of our office visitors and friends are culturally greeted and provided with tea, coffee, and refreshments. She keeps the team well hydrated and healthily fed. She is the smiling face of hospitality to our office visitors. She has three kids, one of whom is studying to be a nurse. She has been part of training our interns in Turkish culture and connecting them with the local culture.

Our Guides

Elif Güneri

Elif Güneri

Istanbul
Mehmet Kuntasal

Mehmet Kuntasal

Cappadocia
Rabia Öznalbant

Rabia Öznalbant

Ephesus
Gökçen Art

Gökçen Art

Istanbul

Our Interns

Benjamin

Benjamin

Ben is 22. He is a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying Business with a concentration in Marketing. He loves to travel and gain new perspectives, knowledge, and wisdom from those who are different from him. His goal is to use both his professional and personal skills to build up the people and places around him.
Tanner

Tanner

Tanner is 19. He is student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He is studying Graphic Design and International Affairs. He has an equal passion for creativity and culture and wants to utilize media as a platform for bridging cultures and connecting people through stories hidden within the everyday.
Melea

Melea

Melea is a recent university graduate with a film and business degree. She is 22 and excited to step into a world of application after her studies. Melea loves to experience different cultures, languages, and communities and loves to share those experiences through unnecessarily elaborate storytelling. She is adamant about coffee, creativity, and connecting with people and is always ready for an adventure!
Shay (Şeyda)

Shay (Şeyda)

Shay is one of our summer interns. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree in entrepreneurial business with the hopes of working with small to medium sized businesses in the future. She's enthusiastic about sunshine, kombucha, and dad-jokes.

The Story of Sojourn

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Our History

The company was originally established in 2000 in Izmir, Turkey and was subsequently sold to four partners who established the tourism arm. It then received the Turkish government travel agency license as SOJOURN TOURISM, granting legal approval to package all aspects of tourism. In 2007, the company moved its office to Antalya, Turkey, where the owners reside.

During these years, we have developed networks throughout the country. We have relationships with researchers, professors and archeologists that oversee excavations across Turkey. These contacts also extend as far as local families, farmers, and shepherds in original rug weaving villages who enjoy hosting our tour guests.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide our clients and our host country suppliers with tourist interactions that maximize positive experience, cultural understanding, value, profit and quality.

Our vision is to:

  • provide our customers with a high quality, close-up experience of Turkish people and culture.
  • tear down walls of misconception and build bridges of understanding between foreign tourists and Turks leading to increased mutual understanding and respect.
  • to demonstrate Turkish culture revealing the positive aspects to foreign tourists.
  • offer fairly priced custom tours that have the added value of deeper cultural exposure.
  • operate in a way that balances the desires and well being of both tourists and locals.
  • function in ways that minimize negative impact on historical, cultural and environrmental resources.
  • continually improve our performance and position by responding to the customers’s pre-trip and post-trip requirements.

Sojourn’s team is composed of travel loving cultural specialists, knowledgeable and experienced with the range of options in Turkey and skilled at guiding our clients into the most rewarding cultural interactions. Our unique advantage is that we see our clients as valued partners, and we aim to achieve the highest quality packages in custom designed tours.