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Packing Tips for Mesopotamia Tour

How to Pack for a Trip in Southeast Turkey

Assuming you book your travels through SilkRoad Moments Tourism, then your biggest stressor will be, "What should I wear?!?"

Do not worry. We have you covered. We want to remove the guesswork from even your packing list, so all you have to do is to enjoy your travels and to not miss a memorable moment with your family.

Use this packing list as a guide (not the ultimate authority) on what you should pack for your time during your travels throughout southeast Turkey. You may need to add or remove items based on your own personal needs.


  • Outfits for the length of your trip

  • If you are traveling in the summer, the region gets really hot, you will want layers

  • Ladies need to bring a scarf and a long sleeve shirt for visiting mosques

  • Socks

  • Undergarments

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Waterproof jacket - light

  • Sunglasses

  • Pajamas

  • Swimsuit


  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Makeup

  • Makeup remover

  • Hair irons

  • 50+ SPF Sunscreen

  • SPF chapstick

  • Personal medications

  • Pain medications

Personal items

  • Chargers**

  • External charger fully charged

  • Go Pro / Accessories / Camera & Batteries

  • French press and ground coffee if you like to have fresh coffee every morning

Travel Items

  • Passport for non-Turkish citizens

  • Visa for non-Turkish citizens

  • Travel Information – flights, hotel, name of transfer or guide

  • Travel Pillow

  • Noise cancelling headphones

  • Kindle / Magazine / Book

** Turkey's electrical sockets/outlets follow the design of one of the two European standard electrical socket types (two, round prongs): the "Type C Europlug," "Type E" and "Type F Schuko." These types of sockets/outlets are also used in Germany, France, and Russia. If your appliance's plug doesn't match these sockets' shape, you will need a travel plug adapter to plug in.

Electrical sockets/outlets in Turkey supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or a device that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.

IMPORTANT: Travel plug adapters do not change the voltage, so the electricity coming through the adapter will still be the same 220-240 volts the socket is supplying. North American sockets supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts, far lower than in most of the world. This being the case, North American appliances are generally built for 110-120 volts. That doesn't mean that your specific device isn't already compatible with the higher voltage or that you won't be able to use your device in Turkey. You will need to make sure that your device will facilitate 220-240 volts and that you have the appropriate adapter plug.

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