Turkey Uncovered

Turkey Uncovered

14 Days
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Turkey Uncovered

14 Days Starting in Istanbul and ending in Goreme

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Gallipoli Peninsula

,

Selçuk

,

Pamukkale

,

Fethiye

,

Southern Coast Cruising

,

Antalya

,

Konya

,

Cappadocia

,

Cappadocia

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ERRS

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1585

$1211 (USD)

Operator discount: $317

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Tour Overview

See the best of Turkey on this 14-day Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid. Travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia and experience cosmopolitan cities, historic battlegrounds, glittering beaches, cities carved from rock and rugged coast. Enjoy an itinerary that takes you to Turkey’s essential destinations, a local leader for insider info and plenty of flexibility and free time to explore at your own pace. With optional excursions to historical sites, abandoned villages and underground cities, you can create the Turkey tour that’s perfect for you.

Highlights

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    Discover the Old City of Istanbul on a walking tour that includes the majestic Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Grand Bazaar.

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    Explore Cappadocia’s wild natural rock formations while hiking through valleys, and see incredible stone-carved buildings in Goreme.

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    Board a ‘gulet’ boat for a day and night on the sea. Cruise over the sunken city around Kekova Island, swim in crystal-clear water and relax on deck.

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    Reflect on battles fought and lives lost with a moving visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula, touring former battlefields and the remains of Turkish trenches.

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    Spend two days exploring the cliffside waterfalls, cobblestone alleyways and ancient ruins of Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean Coast.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Hosgeldinz! Welcome to Istanbul, a bustling mega-city with a rich history and food scene waiting to be explored. Your Lonely Planet Experience begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, where you will meet your leader and fellow travellers. After the meeting, you might want to head out as a group to grab dinner and get to know each other.

Optional Activities:
-Istanbul - Spice Market - Free
-Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - Free
-Istanbul - Basilica Cistern
-Bosphorus Boat Cruise (Public Boat)
-Istanbul - Galata Tower
-Istanbul - Archaeology Museum
-Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Excluding Harem)
-Istanbul - Turkish Hamam (incl. massage)

icon Day 2 : Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Meet your local guide early this morning for a guided tour of Sultanahmet AKA the Old City, formerly Constantinople, to see Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy free time for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Maybe visit the jaw-dropping Hagia Sofia, said to have changed the history of architecture. Or maybe enjoy a steam session at a traditional hamam (public bath). Your tour leader knows all the best places, so they can recommend some great options for places to eat.

Included Activities:
-Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour

icon Day 3 : Gallipoli

Location:

  Gallipoli Peninsula


Accommodation:

  Pension


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Head for the shores of Gallipoli, the site of the ANZAC landings one of the most disastrous Allied campaigns of WWI. Visit the battlefields of Nek and Lone Pine and encounter remnants of trenches used by the Turkish soldiers. Hear stories of the heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies and take the time to read moving inscriptions etched onto a sea of gravestones. There will also be the option to visit the Kabatepe Museum, which includes interactive presentations of the battle, as well as numerous relics from the campaign. Then, take the short ferry ride from Europe to Asia across the Dardanelles to Canakkale, a charming traditional fishing town that has a great range of dinner and nightlife options, not to mention medieval ruins to explore.

Included Activities:
-Gallipoli - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair

icon Day 4 : Selcuk

Location:

  Selçuk


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, take a local bus to the traditional farming village of Selcuk. Take a guided walk around the town and the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill in the afternoon. See the 14th-century Isa Bey Mosque, the imposing the Grand Fortress and the ruins of the Basilica of St John. According to Christian lore, St John came to Ephesus with the Virgin Mary from Jerusalem and lived here until his death sometime around AD 100. The basilica stands over his alleged burial site. Your evening is free.

Optional Activities:
-Troy - Guided visit

icon Day 5 : Selcuk

Location:

  Selçuk


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today, choose whether you would like to take a guided tour of Ephesus with your tour leader or strike out on your own via a dolmus (local bus). One of the best-preserved Greco Roman cities in the world, Ephesus once had running water, public toilets, in-house heating, a renowned medical institute, a brothel and Roman baths. In the afternoon, you can choose to join an optional excursion to Sirince to taste some local wines.

Optional Activities:
-Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
-Ephesus - Terrace Houses entry
-Selcuk - Basilica of St John
-Selcuk - Meryemana (Mary's House) entrance fee

icon Day 6 : Pamukkale

Location:

  Pamukkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Take a train inland to one of Turkey's most photographed sites, Pamukkale, which literally translates to ‘cotton castle’. Here spectacular natural hot springs with high calcium bicarbonate content cascade over the edge of the cliffs, leaving white terraces (the ‘cotton’). It's been used as a spa since the 200 BC. Though you won't be able to bathe in these travertines, you can take a walk through them (after removing your shoes). You can choose to take an optional excursion to the ancient city of Hierapolis in the afternoon – speak to your leader for more information.

Optional Activities:
-Pamukkale - Hierapolis Cleopatra pool
-Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park

icon Day 7 : Fethiye

Location:

  Fethiye


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Take a local bus to Oludeniz and enjoy some time at the three-kilometre-long beach. Please note you will need to pay a small fee if you want to access the Blue Lagoon. Later, transfer to the quaint town of Fethiye. If conditions allow, it is possible to take an optional excursion to Kayakoy ghost village, an abandoned town that is both eerie and beautiful. This evening, enjoy a walk by the harbour and look up to see massive Lycian rock tombs cut from the cliffside.

Optional Activities:
-Fethiye - Oludeniz Blue Lagoon
-Kayakoy - Village visit

icon Day 8 : Southern Coast Cruising

Location:

  Southern Coast Cruising


Accommodation:

  Overnight boat


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning take a local bus to Ucagiz. Board a boat for a memorable voyage along the Turquoise Coast, viewing some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world. Cruise to the sunken cities around Kekova Island, where ancient remains can be viewed just below the water’s surface, and take a walk to Simena Castle, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding bays and islands. Spend your time on the boat swimming in the Med, relaxing and exploring the natural and historical sites along the way.

Included Activities:
-Kas - Overnight Boat trip

icon Day 9 : Antalya

Location:

  Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Disembark the boat in Ucagiz this morning after breakfast and continue to Antalya, your base for the next two nights. Enjoy free time on arrival to explore at your own pace.

Optional Activities:
-Antalya - Antalya Museum

icon Day 10 : Antalya

Location:

  Antalya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a free day to explore at your own pace. There are a number of optional excursions to choose from if you want a little guidance. For those after a nature fix, Duden Waterfalls is a lovely spot to relax. If you’re interested in visiting historical sites, there are optional excursions to Termessos, Aspendos or Side to choose from. Alternatively, stay in Antalya and soak up the charms of this seaside town.

Optional Activities:
-Antalya - Aspendos Ancient City

icon Day 11 : Konya

Location:

  Konya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning take a local bus inland to Konya, a traditional Turkish city where mainstream tourism is yet to arrive. The city is closely linked with the Whirling Dervish sect of Islam developed by in the 13th century by Rumi (or Mevlana). Get your bearings on an orientation walk with your leader and enjoy a refreshing drink in one of the many tea gardens. Later this evening, maybe join your group for some central Anatolian cuisine.

icon Day 12 : Cappadocia

Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning after breakfast, travel by local bus to Goreme, Cappadocia, a city made from the soft volcanic rock of the region. On arrival stretch your legs with an orientation walk with your leader.

Included Activities:
-Cappadocia - Valley walk

Optional Activities:
-Goreme - Whirling dervish performance

icon Day 13 : Cappadocia

Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today is free for you to explore Goreme and surrounds, including the World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, a monastic complex is composed of churches, rectories and dwellings carved from the earth. Perhaps explore one of the region’s underground cities, the largest of which are almost ten levels deep with narrow passages connecting the floors like hamster tunnels. If you’re a hiker, you may like to walk the valleys of Red, Rose, or Love. Your leader is available help you organise your day.

Optional Activities:
-Cappadocia - Goreme - Open Air Museum
-Cappadocia - Derinkuyu Underground City
-Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight
-Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight
-Cappadocia -Kaymakli Underground City

icon Day 14 : Cappadocia

Location:

  Cappadocia


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your trip ends after breakfast this morning. Check-out time is 11 am.

What's Included

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    Cappadocia - Valley walk

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    Gallipoli - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair

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    Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour

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    Kas - Overnight Boat trip

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    Meals

    13 breakfasts, 1 dinners

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    Accommodation

    Hotel (11nights), Pension (1 nights), Boat (1 night)

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    Transport

    Public bus, Private Bus, Train, Gulet

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Included Activities

  • Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour
  • Gallipoli - guided visit
  • Kas - Overnight Boat trip
  • Cappadocia - Valley Walk

Accommodation

  • Hotel (11nights), Pension (1 nights), Boat (1 night)

Transport

  • Public Bus , Private Bus , Train , Gulet

Check out our Q&As

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

Yes, except optional activities

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are international flights included in this tour?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

How long has the tour company been trading?

Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Turkey Uncovered

14 Days Starting in Istanbul and ending in Goreme

Visiting:

İstanbul

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Gallipoli Peninsula

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Selçuk

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Pamukkale

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Fethiye

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Southern Coast Cruising

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Antalya

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Konya

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Cappadocia

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Cappadocia

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ERRS

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1585

$1211 (USD)

Operator discount: $317

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Puducherry

India

What do you love most about Puducherry?

"‘Pondy’ as it’s known locally, is an Indian city with French flair. Filled with leafy boulevards, bright bougainvillea, cathedrals, and colonial buildings, White Town is like a welcoming oasis of calm "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Discover the simple joy of being “blessed” by Laxmi the elephant at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. •Enjoy the food - a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean influences. "

What was Pondy’s original name?

"The original name of the territory, Putucceri, is derived from the Tamil words putu “new" and ceri “village". The French corrupted this to Pondichéry. Or Pondicherry in English. "

Favourite time of year to visit Puducherry

"Weather-wise it’s great to visit between October and March. The monsoon is between July -September and the town can receive some heavy rainfall. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Discover Auroville, a utopian community founded as an experiment in universal living. An easy day trip from Pondy. "

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  • Travel Photographer
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    India

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    Mauritania

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Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain

Peru

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Visit Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before, even Lake Titicaca and Colca Valley, if you are going to visit that area, to acclimatize to the altitude (5.000 mt. approx)."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Don't waste too much time if there is a queue at the base of the mountain. The best photos are with the animals and on the mountain in front of you."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"If you can, talk to your guide about going to the Red Valley. It is not very physically demanding and the experience is incredible."

What do you love most about Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain?

"The experience is unique, there are no tourists and the hike and views are incredible."

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    46 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    North Pole

  • About them:
  • I love travelling and sharing experiences. My destiny is not a place, it's a new way of looking at life. Definitely I’m a wanderlust…

Uzbekistan

Benefits of a tour guide for Uzbekistan

"The language barrier is tough and a guide is almost essential at times. Most people only speak Russian or Uzbek and both use the Cyrillic alphabet."

@zoegoesplaces's Top Tips

"Travel by train. It's quick, cheap and easy. Plus, first class is especially affordable here. "

Must pack items for Uzbekistan

"Conservative dress is respectful to the local cultures, make sure you cover your shoulders and down to your knees. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Sampling the culinary delights of the Silk Road with the infusion of flavours and dishes from many countries. That and the beautiful architecture of the religious buildings. "

What do you love most about Uzbekistan?

"Uzbekistan is such an underrated country. There's so much to see and do, it's like nowhere else in the world."

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Peak District National Park

United Kingdom

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Countryside walks, there are so many to choose from!"

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Dolomites

Italy

What do you love most about Dolomites?

"The stunning scenery! It's simply one of the most breathtaking places on earth."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The best way to see the mountains is hiking! There are plenty of iconic walks including Seceda and the Tre Cime loop. You can even stay in rifugios along the way and see the sunrise over the peaks. "

@Realworldrunaway 's Top Tips

"Rent a car! Getting around by public transport is tricky and some of the best hikes are a little far apart. "

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  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    27 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Italy

  • Dream Destination:

    Japan

  • About them:
  • Professional Avoider Of The Real World 🌍Adventure traveller ⏰ Helping you travel around your 9 to 5! Favourite destinations include Mexico, Vietnam, Utah, Laos and Italy!

Cuba

What do you love most about Cuba?

"Cuba has an undefinable magic to it. It dances to its own beat. A constant juxtaposition -dilapidated but dignified, timeworn but elegant. A wonderful fusion of Caribbean and Latin cultures."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Visit Habana Vieja •Take trip out west to Valle de Viñales •Experience Trinidad •Visit a live cabaret show •Tour Habana Vieja in a classic car •Enjoy a slice of paradise at Playa Las Tumbas"

Must pack items for Cuba

"•Do bring cash - USD or Euro, not credit cards •Do pack a few portable charges - power goes out periodically. •Rain coat/umbrella for any season. •Pack “your spontaneity” and go with the flow… "

Favourite time of year to visit Cuba

"Any time between October - April is a great time to visit. The island has a beautiful Caribbean climate where the days are warm and sunny with very little rain, particularly in Havana or on the coast."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Treat yourself and chat with a stranger or two! Cuba is one of the world’s safest countries to visit. It’s a wonderful and enriching way to get a real Cuban perspective and make new friends too. "

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Abruzzo

Italy

What do you love most about Abruzzo?

"This area is among the most beautiful in Italy for admiring foliage. We are on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo and here it's possible to admire Autumn in its maximum power."

About Our

  • Content Creator and Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    19 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

  • Dream Destination:

    New Zealand

  • About them:
  • I am a software developer, content creator and traveller. I am constantly looking for adventures, living my life and sharing the sensations it gives me every day.

Alicante

Spain

What do you love most about Alicante?

"Alicante is the perfect size; the city centre with bars, restaurants and shops is only a few minutes walk from the amazing beach and waterfront where you can sunbathe, swim and relax!"

Any must-dos for first-time visitors to Alicante?

"Be sure to climb the historic Santa Barbara Castle above the town centre for panoramic views. Take some drinks and enjoy the sunset for a true Alicante experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alicante

"Spring or Autumn are both great times to visit, the weather is warm and sunny. There are also fewer tourists about so you can better enjoy the beaches and bars."

What else can I see in the area?

"The whole coastline north and south of Alicante is stunning, with sandy beaches and amazing rock formations, or you can take a day trip on the ferry to the heavenly island of Tabarca!"

Favourite way to spend a day in Alicante?

"Head to the beach and play some volleyball at the free public nets, jump in the sea to cool off between games and then stroll to a local bar for tapas and a jug of tinto de verano in the evening."

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  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Spain

  • Dream Destination:

    Croatia

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Portugal

What do you love most about Portugal?

"There's always something new to explore in the Algarve area, hidden beaches, natural arches, caves and more"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Waking up early to go surfing will make your day!"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Visit Playa Falesia, it's such a unique beach!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Portugal is such a small country, you can do day trips to nearly anywhere! For example, spend a day in Porto and do a port wine tasting!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around the narrow streets of Lisboa"

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Morocco

Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

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  • Travel Photographer
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    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

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  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people