RAFTING ON TURKEY’S CORUH RIVER

4 Days / 3 Nights

Questions? Booking In

Mr. Ali Cakar

+90 212 254 15 21

tours@visitturkeynow.com

Tour Prices and Dates

DATES

May 27-30 June 2-5
June 10-13 June 17 - 20
June 23-26 July 1-4

PRICE

495 USD

This tour is only available with at least 2 participants

Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

Turkey is not only sun drenched beaches, spectacular mosques and tasty kebabs! It can also lay claim to one of the most thrilling whitewater adventures that you will ever embark on. In the timeless far North the Coruh River runs it's course, offering not only endless rapids set amongst breathtaking gorges but also access to scores of villages with some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet. The guides rave about this trip not just because of the thrills that the river offers but also because of the sunny weather, healthy mountain air and fresh food available along the way. All this adds up to provide a very enjoyable river trip experience!

This is an area mostly unexplored by conventional tourists. At high water some of the rapids go on for miles! At low water you will actually have a chance to look around and take in the magnificent surroundings! The food is fantastic, from fresh olives and pistachi"o nuts to feta cheese. It is a gourmet feast. You actually float by ruins of Byzantine castles - history and adventure in one trip! At the end you will really, really enjoy your Turkish Bath experience. A great trip to combine with a bit of carpet shopping!

Day 1- Erzurum - Ispir ( L – D )

Arrive Erzurum airport on midday flight. Lunch in Erzurum. Transfer by minibus to Yedigoze, 10 km downstream from Ispir. Chance to explore the town in late afternoon / evening.

Day 2- Camlikaya ( B – L - D )

Training Day. Rafting grade 3 including 'White Horses'. Camp in orchard at Camlikaya.

Day 3- Tekkale  ( B – L - D)

On our left mountains rise to 2000m peaks, on our right are tiny terraced paddy fields, and ruined castles clinging to riverside rock pinnacles. After tackling rapids such as 'Frog's Piss' and 'The French Hole' we arrive at Tekkale village, also known in Turkish as 'Four Churches'. In June this village of cherry orchards is laden with fruit. (550m)

Day 4- Yusufeli - Erzurum ( B – L )

Rafting grade 5- morning rafting in the Yusufeli Gorge where we tackle the most excited rapids of the tour, including "King Kong". Huge boulders the size of houses forces the water into steep chutes and churning holes that seem bigger than the raft. Transfer to Erzurum for afternoon internal flight.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

 

  • Accommodation in camp, plus 1 night in a pension.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

  • All technical river equipment, including. self-bailing 8-person rafts, life jackets, helmets & wet-suits.

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Services of professional river guides.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Baggage handling at the airports.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Domestic flights – which is approx. US$ 80.00.

  • Price does not include gratuities to tour guide and driver.

  • Soft or alcoholic beverages; any item of a personal nature.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • No single supplement charge.

Remark:

  • Price applicable for between 2 - 6 persons. Please ask for prices for above 6 persons.