Derwish Tourism has over 15 years of experience in organizing activities and events for companies and government institutions, adventure tours and retreats. Recently we also offer exclusive holidays and accommodation in ecological bungalows in the Anatolian mountains. Our core values are: reliability, hospitality and satisfaction of our guests.
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Derwish Tourism is inspired by Mevlana Rumi, the world famous Sufi mystic and poet of the 13th century. Mevlana Rumi knew how to enthuse and invite people to develop to the highest level. For him, every human being was equal on a soul level. That is the inspiration for Derwish Tourism: we value you as a human being, whoever you are, wherever you come from.
Come as you are. Come and enjoy life!
– Who is Derwish Tourism?
The driving force behind Derwish Tourism is the founder of the company, Osman Çatik. Osman was born in Turkey, but grew up in the Netherlands. He has been in the service industry all his life. In the Netherlands he served the police for 23 years, as an operational police officer and as a manager. In 2010, Osman decided to start his own company as safety & security manager. As a security expert, he has provided training at the Dutch Police Academy for 7 years. And for 13 years he has advised different municipalities on different themes. Osman started his healthcare company in 2019 and provides care to people with disabilities.
After 30 years of service in the security, social and healthcare domains, Osman has decided to go back to his roots, the Anatolian mountains in Turkey. The environment of his hometown has attracted him very much because of the untouched nature and the beauty of the mountains, a place where villagers live in harmony with nature and animals. An area that has not been discovered from the tourism industry.
– Chereen Bakhtali
Chereen is a consultant and travel advisor at Derwish Tourism. Chereen started her career as a successful project manager and executive within ICT. She has worked on projects for international companies such as Philips and Shell. In 2005 Chereen made a career switch. Chereen has been retrained as a coach and personal counselor after realizing that her passion lies in guiding people who are struggling psychologically and socially to participate in society. Since 2019 she has been working as a personal supervisor for a healthcare company. As a consultant and travel advisor at Derwish Tourism, she can use her qualities and life experiences to optimally serve our guests.
– Gökhan Özeç
Gökhan is a communications consultant and tour guide at Derwish Tourism. Gökhan grew up in this region and knows the Anatolian mountains very well. This makes him the ideal travel companion. Because of his broad network and knowledge and experience as a communication advisor, Gokhan is the first point of contact for our (business) customers and he continues to develop the unique concept of Derwish Tourism to a higher level.
– Çagla Gönül
Çagla is a consultant at Derwish Tourism and organizes events for ‘special groups’: people with intellectual disability, physical disability, autism and epilepsy. Çagla is co-owner of a care company in the Netherlands and has a lot of experience in organizing holidays for this group of people. A low-stimulus environment in nature and a safe environment is a prerequisite. Derwish Tourism offers this group of people the ideal place for a beautiful holiday!
Osman is inspired by his sufimasters to go back to his roots to give life in untouched nature a new dimension. He does this through his spiritual development. But also by opening up this special place to people who appreciate nature and who want to be inspired for life!