Tour Guide

Ramazan Bostanci

Languages Spoken: English, Turkish

Hometown: Mugla, Turkey

Guide Since: 2019


From Köyceğiz Lake to the ancient city of Kaunos


Imam bayildi, an eggplant dish with olive oil


Turkish tea


In his tent up in the mountains

Ramazan was born into a farming family in the sunny Aegean region of Turkey. As a child growing up with extended family on the farm, he spent his days playing outdoors with cousins and running after the farm’s animals. His education took him away from farm life to a boarding school in Izmir, where he studied as a cadet in Military High School and began his career as an athlete. During his education, he competed across Europe in cross-country races and orienteering competitions as a part of the Turkish national team. Upon graduating from Turkish Military Academy in Ankara as a first lieutenant in 2012, Ramazan served in the Turkish Army until 2018. Since then, he has worked as a hiking and cycling tour guide. Ramazan also runs half marathons, and his interest in the outdoors makes him a passionate and engaged guide. As an endurance athlete, he believes in the motto ”believe, fight, win” and—as a guide—”keep smiling.”