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Sayat Turabik

Sayat Turabik, born in Istanbul, is an Armenian Turk who lives on one of the tranquil Prince's Islands, just a ferry ride down the Bosphorus from Istanbul. Sayat headed to the University of Wolverhampton in England for college, earning his degree in business and information technology then going to Germany to study German language at the Goethe Institute. He spent nearly a year traveling in Latin America, teaching English to local children, and then returned to Turkey to begin a career as a tour leader. "Being a professional guide gives me a chance to talk about my beloved country and its people, and at the same time introduces me to other people and cultures. Hearing trip members say "I love this country" is my biggest reward." Sayat speaks English, Spanish, and German and loves photography, volleyball, and off-the-beaten-path hikes in Turkey's mountains.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials


Sayat was wonderful to all of us on the trip. I cannot say enough good things about him.
— Jerrold E., Seattle, WA
The Turquoise Coast
Sayat's knowledge of history and ability to bring things alive with his narrative were truly exceptional.
— David S., Ely, NV
The Turquoise Coast
I can’t exaggerate the impact that Sayat had upon our group. This was a dream trip.
— Uni C., Santa Rosa, CA
Sayat Turabik was an exceptional leader due to his archeological knowledge and thoughtful handling of the trip.
— Heide M., Orford, NH
Sayat Turabik was excellent in all respects. Besides his comprehensive historical and cultural knowledge, his relaxed nature, sense of humor, and sensitivity added immensely to the trip.
— Sarah M., Bolder, CO
Sayat Turabik was absolutely wonderful, caring, fun, smart, knowledgeable, and dear.
— Sue and Stan L., Nicasio, CA
An absolutely first-rate guide. Ever helpful and responsive, articulate, and well grounded in history, archaeology, society, and the environment.
— James B., Onancock VA
Turquoise Coast
Sayat was an awesome guide. His knowledge was outstanding and we all felt fortunate to have him.
— Amy H., Steamboat Springs CO
Turquoise Coast
Truly enjoyed traveling with Sayat and would do so again anytime.
— Mary B., Onancock, VA