Team of Caria Pan Travel
A successful tour is only possible with a good team. That is why we place great emphasis on the fact that you are accompanied by a good mountain guide or a good tour guide. Because these people accompany you during your entire journey, they are your direct contact when it comes to organizing and running your trip. They are the persons who must be able to solve a problem, if any, and are responsible for the smooth running of your journey. And they are the people who, for you, may need to make a decision.
Especially when traveling in nature, the sense of responsibility characterizes your tour guide or mountain guide. There are moments you have to trust the decision to guide which can be important for your life. And this is neither fun for you nor for us. That is why we have to provide you a tour guide that we can trust in the first place ourselves. For this reason, we are elective in the selection of our guides and train our tour guides and mountain guides at regular intervals.
Your satisfaction and safety is closely related to the quality of our tour guides or mountain guides!
Yüksel Yilmaz (1966) - Owner of the company/General Manager
Managing Director of the company and team leader of the outdoor department. He is the founder of this department and has been working in the mountains since 1998. He has almost 50 countries and is a passionate alpinist. Always looking for new products. In addition to the management, Yüksel is responsible for training the team, exploring and creating new travel programs. His great passion since 2004 is ski-touring and even if he is under time pressure, you can see him from time to time at Ararat or at other mountains with a ski group. He was already over 40 times at the summit of Mt. Ararat and more than two dozens times with ski. He has his "own" way of leading groups. Groups that have already traveled with him appreciate this and are not the last time our guests. Languages: German, English
Cihangir Kocer (1967) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
He is a state-certified travel guide and has worked for many renowned travel agencies whose main focus is history and art history. He feels good in the mountains and tries to spend his free time in the mountains with or without a mountain bike. For some years now, he has combined his hobbies with his profession and now only runs hiking, mountain and cultural hiking tours. Two years ago, he discovered his passion for ski touring and is ambitious in perfecting himself. With him you are in very good hands because of his long experience in the tourism industry, his in-depth knowledge of land and people and his funny way. Languages: German, English
Nevzat Sahin (1971) - Office Manager
A good organization is only possible with a good background. Nevzat is our man in the background. He does not ski, does not go to the mountains, but he knows best in the office area. Be it flight booking, hotel reservation or the transfers. He ensures that our groups fly, transported and well accommodated. And a person who is reachable 24 hours.
Languages: English, German
Cafer Özgür (1970) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
Cafer holds a Germanistik diploma as well as a licensed cultural guide. His calm and sympathetic nature during his tours makes him especially popular with the groups. However, despite his calm nature, he gives his enthusiasm about his country and its history best to his guests. Who wants to know much about the country and its history during the hikes is in good hands with Cafer. His hobbies are history, world literature and hiking.
Languages: English, German
Med. Dr. Adnan Sari (1965) - Mountain Guide
He is a medical doctor and unfortunately because of his less time not very often with groups. But groups who were with him know what they have in him. He always leads his groups with humor and fun. Skitour guided by Adnan is a special experience! Adnan is a passionated ski mountaineer since 2004 and has been in his less time already more than 10 times at the summit of Ararat, almost only with skis.
Languages: Russian, German, English
Yildirim Beyazit Öztürk (1977) - Ski mountaineering guide
State certified ski mountain guide and has the most experience in our Mt. Ararat team. His greatest passion in life is probably the ski touring. Since he comes from Erzurum, from the city of the cold and the snow, he uses every free hour to go skiing. At the summit of Ararat, he was already more than 200 times, third of them by skis. By his calmness and serenity, our guest feels in safe hands. This is Yildirim!
Mustafa Tekin (1979) - Ski mountaineering guide
Also state certified ski mountain guide, not less experience than Yildirim. He has also been standing more than 200 times at the top of the Ararat and also third of it by ski. He also comes from Erzurum and has enough opportunity to make use of his free time for ski tours. Mustafa has a funny way, but does not leave the responsibility out of hand. He ensures good mood in the group even in the most difficult situations.
Cetin Aydin (1966) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
Cetin grew up in Germany. He studied German language and literature in Turkey and in 1990 passed the exam from the Ministry of Culture to become a state certified and licensed cultural guide. His slogan '' as many cultures one knows, as often as one is human '' he transfers with passion to his round trips to Western Turkey, Eastern Anatolia, Cappadocia and Lycia. As a nature lover he fascinates his guests with professional passion, adventurousness and a pinch of humor. "On my travels, I want to show what an exciting experience an excursion into nature can be. One should always look and listen a second time to better understand the history and monuments of the country. "
Languages: German, Russian
Yusuf Canbaba (1977) - Mountain guide
State Certified mountain guide and with a great experience in the team of Mt. Ararat and the Munzur Range. Yusuf raised in one of the villages at the foot of the Munzur Mountains and still lives in this area. He loves skiing, especially in his homeland, in the Munzur mountains closed Erzincan. Yusuf guides our ski tours in spring time in Munzur Mountains and Mount Ararat. He was, like our other mountain guides, already more than 100 times at the summit of Mt. Ararat. Languages: English
Mehmet Akbulut (1959) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
Nature never cheats us. It is always we who deceive ourselves (Jean-Jacques Rousseau).
To experience nature as well as to get to know foreign cultures and other people is for Mehmet the meaning of life.
Mehmet studied art history, archeology and German. He has been leading cultural tours in Turkey for more than 20 years. For the last 10 years he has specialized in hiking trips. As you can see from the Rousseau quote, Mehmet is a nature lover. He just enjoys sharing his joy with his guests. Languages: German, English
Erol Dogan (1970) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
With his witty style, Erol makes sure that the mood is right on a tour. And with his knowledge, he also inspires people in addition. Erol is a state-certified cultural tour guide, is botanically enthusiastic and enjoys photographing passionately. So of course he knows the best photo spots during the tour.
He is an active member of a mountaineering club in Izmir with the result that he likes to travel on higher mountains. He has been to the summit of Ararat several times already. Who is traveling with Erol, is guaranteed to have fun. Languages: German
Ibrahim Sicakyüz (1968) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
Born in Southeast Anatolia, after his studies in physics, he became a tour guide because of his love for the culture and nature of Turkey, and then continued to educate himself as a state-certified cultural tour guide. In his Turkish home, Ibrahim feels at home everywhere. No mountain is too high for him, and no ancient site too remote. With his sense of humor, his balance and his ideas, he always brings his guests safely and cheerfully to their destination on cultural and hiking tours. Languages: German, English, Kurdish
Ilker Yildiz ( 1971) - Licensed cultural and hiking guide
Who goes on tour with Ilker can assume that it will be a great experience. Ilker has his own way of leading the groups. He enthusiastically tells about the history and the native culture of his country. His contact with the local people ensures that the journey becomes a particularly intense experience.
Languages: German, English