What Is The Black Tent Project?

The Black Tent Project is an interactive, experimental and a socio-cultural tour. It is based mostly on understanding, the ethnic culture and the ancient lifestyle of old civilizations lived in Anatolia by reviving it. In this experimental project, the participants will have the chance to experience the original and ancient lifestyle of Anatolian civilizations and Turkish culture in their own geographical environment. Name of the project reflects the most important element of the tour: made of goat hair and hand-woven “The Black Tent”.

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    Discover the wonders of ancient civilizations in the cultural capital of the World; Istanbul
    Discover the hidden treasures of one of the oldest and most mysterious cities in the World; Istanbul. Visits to museums, mounments, textiles, ethnographic artefacts, cultural centers, and authentic market places. Experience Turkish culture with all of the aspects.

    Live the nomadic life of ancient Anatolians
    Revive the ancient Anatolian nomadic lifestyle and ethnic culture by practising the migration and "living in pasture" experiences in its traditional environment. Traditional cheese and bread making are the attractive side activities of the experience.

    Follow the track of the wool from the fleece to the carpet
    Experience the processing of the wool from the fleece to the woven carpet. Combing, spinning, natural dyes, loom preparation and weaving will be the stop points of this amazing trajectory.

    Experience life in the black tent
    Made of black goat hair, the black tent was the integral part of the traditional nomadic lifestyle. The same tent will be with us during the journey in daily migration, in the encampment, while cooking and living the nature.

    Involve in pure natural atmosphere
    Benefit from the scenic beauty of the Mediterranean for a week full of inspiration. In the different altitudes during the migration path, we will be surrounded by Mediterranean scrub forests, pines cedar and juniper trees, and alpine grazing lands. Picturesque landscapes will embellish our view.

    Visit ancient cities and old town of Antalya, the capital of Turkish Mediterranean
    Walk in ancient agoras of the famous cities of Lycians, Hellens, Romans and Byzantines. Respire the exotic scents of the glorious history, feel the magnificence.

    Taste delicious Ottoman and Anatolian Turkmen nomad cuisine
    Distilled from many sub-cultures that it involves Ottoman cuisine is a mixture of excotic flavours and colors. Anatolian Turkmen nomad cuisine is a combination of practicality and avaliable resources which created a distict tastes and cooking methods. Won't you try it?

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    Ancient Nomadic Migration Extended tour. We’ll experience the diversity of Turkish culture in Istanbul, experience the ethnic culture of Anatolian Turkmens during the nomadic adventure and make a visit ancient South-west Anatolian cities of Lycian and Roman empires.


    This is a sample program and is subject to change
    7:00 am – Wake up in the Black Tent
    7:30 am – First migration of the day
    10:00 am – Arrival to day-camp, settlement
    10:30 am – “Big Breakfast” & Enjoy the scenic nature around
    2:00 pm – Lunch time
    4:30 pm – Coffee time & Removal of the camp
    5:30 pm – Second migration of the day
    7:00 pm – Arrival to the night-camp, settlement
    8:00 pm – Dinner


    The black tent is a dynamic living space; it is a home in which nomadic life is lived in joy and in harmony with nature. It is being used as a warm, welcoming home since the early Iron age witnessing many civilizations rise and fall. It provides to experience the nomadic lifestyle and witness the beauty of nature. Would you like to live and breathe this experience? Come and join us.

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