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Love the place, Live the culture

We specialise in historical and cultural tours in Van, Eastern Turkey, where staying with a local family can open your eyes to the local beauty and culture.
Love the place, Live the culture

Love the place, Live the culture

We specialise in historical and cultural tours in Van, Eastern Turkey, where staying with a local family can open your eyes to the local beauty and culture.

Love the place, Live the culture

We specialise in historical and cultural tours in Van, Eastern Turkey, where staying with a local family can open your eyes to the local beauty and culture.
Love the place, Live the culture

Love the place, Live the culture

We specialise in historical and cultural tours in Van, Eastern Turkey, where staying with a local family can open your eyes to the local beauty and culture.
Love the place, Live the culture

Love the place, Live the culture

We specialise in historical and cultural tours in Van, Eastern Turkey, where staying with a local family can open your eyes to the local beauty and culture.
Love the place, Live the culture

Come discover Van with Homestays Turkey

Living with a local Van family, you will have a vision of Eastern Turkey that is ordinarily not accessable to the tourist. Homestay Turkey provides the traveller with an experience that will never be forgotten. For the length of your stay you will become part of the Kilic family and they will enlighten you to their culture and the rich history of Van.

Our Tours

  • Akdamar Island Akdamar Island
    From Van, Akdamar is a 33 km drive to the ferry terminal, followed by a half an hour ferry journey. Ferries to and fro all day long, so there is plenty of time to explore the Island. The church stands majestically above you as you …
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  • Çavuştepe Çavuştepe
    The historial site of Çavuştepe is situated in the Gürpınar valley, 22 km south of Van and is the third largest site in the Urartian Kingdom. Like Van castle it held Royal city status, constructed under the instructıon of King Sadur II, son of Argishti …
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  • Hoşap Castle Hoşap Castle
    Hoşap is the finest example of a Kurdish Castle to be found in Turkey. It lies on the Başkale road, 58 km southeast of Van and 35km beyond Çavuştepe. Keep watching out for the Castle on your left hand side and your eyes will be …
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  • Van Castle Van Castle
    Van Castle or the ‘Rock of Van’ as it is sometimes referred is a multi-aged Citadel perched ontop of a substancial expanse of rock. Van Castle was first shaped and built by a race of peoples called the Urartians whom originated from the Mount Ararat …
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From The Blog


  • Muradiye Waterfalls Van Muradiye Waterfalls Van
    Our day trip to the Muradiye waterfalls in the province of Van. You get to see some good views of Lake Van and Mount Sulphan. A lovely day out! …
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  • Van – top 8 attractions Van – top 8 attractions
    This is my 'best of Van' list. The sights that you just cannot leave Van without seeing! …
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  • Van Van
    Van has much to offer; this blog discusses my first impressions of Van and why I was glad I made it this far east. …
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  • New Urartian Museum coming soon… New Urartian Museum coming soon…
    Soon to be opened is a museum at Van castle dedicated to the land and the people of Urartu. It will house a wide range of artifacts found throughout what used to be vast Kingdom.
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