Umay Tours are Turkey based incoming tour operators specialized at providing ground handling services and expertise for the tour operators from all over the world that are interested in the cultural heritage of Turkey , North Cyprus, Armenia, Georgia, Syria, Jordan ,Egypt, Iran and Greece.

Established in 1989 we have become Turkey’s and the region’s one  of the leading incoming tour operators for specialized tours.

We are now able to act as a regional tour operator being in the focus of west of Asia , the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean.

As you browse through our website you will see that we are specialists for archaeological, biblical, general culture, birdwatching and botanical tours in this part of the world.

Umay Tours are totally commited to providing high quality products with exceptional levels of customer service at competitive prices. Our experienced, friendly and efficient team ensure that we fully meet customer expectations, offering total peace of mind to our group leaders.

We have always tried to create itineraries in an environmentally responsible manner.

The hotels we use on our tours are those that have character.
All our tours are accompanied by expert  guides who have a deep knowledge of their countries, their culture, history , wildlife and archaeology. They are selected for their communication skills.
We employ safe, experienced drivers and use well-maintained, air-conditioned vehicles

on our land tours.
We know our part of the world . We are mainly a group travel company .

However we  produce custom tours for individuals on request as well.
The company is owned by  Ünsal family and conducted by Demir Ünsal  who is in travel business since 1972.

Benefits of working with Umay Tours

*Over 38 years experience in travel business

*Tailor made tour organizations

*Friendly, knowledgeable Umay Tours staff

*24 hour contact service for your customers whilist they are an a tour with us.

*TURSAB Membership  (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) Licence No: A 1836

Demir Ünsal,  
1972, He  is learning

1989,Kuruçay Hoyuk

1972, Cappadocia Tourist Office, as a tourism volunteer

Pergamum, Acropolis  



2000,lecturing Ephesos




1998, Hattusas

1993, Aizanoi-Kütahya,Zeus Temple



Kuşadası, our home

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Demir Ünsal

  • Director, Founder, Umay Tours

  • Born in Kursunlu-Cankiri-Turkey in 1953

  • Started working as a tourism volunteer in Cappadocia in 1971.

  • Graduated from Ankara Gazi Teachers Training College, English  Department in 1973.

  • Obtained his first  certificate in tourism in 1973.

  • Worked as a teacher at several schools between 1973 and 1980.

  • Became an official guide in 1981.

  • Established his own tour company in 1987.

  • Escorting most of the cultural tours his company handles  in Turkey since then.

  • Has a burning enthusiasm for history,archaeology ,natural history of his country and the world.

  • A non-stop learner, teacher. 

  • The author of the title "Ephesus" travel guide published in 2006