SEA KAYAKING IN LYCIAN REGION

9 Days / 8 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

MAY – JUNE - OCTOBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

545 USD

30 USD

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

585 USD

80 USD

This tour is only available with minimum 6 participants.

Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

  A treasure of a holiday exploring the coast of Turkey, its rivers lakes and beaches. The sea is where nature and culture meet. The nature towers in the forms of rock cliffs and calms with its long white beaches. Waterfalls are plentiful. Small villages and historic towns are visited. A chance to explore a very special region of Turkey by sea kayak, at your own speed, without disturbing the environment- natural hot springs and fascinating islands on Lake Koycegiz, the impressive rock tombs of Caunos, the maze of the Dalyan delta, spectacular cliffs and headlands, and the tranquil forested beauty and beaches of the many islands in Gocek bay. 6 nights camping, 6 days paddling. Previous kayaking experience is an advantage but is not essential.

Day 1 - Istanbul 

Arrival day. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul - Koycegiz (B) (L) (D)

Morning flight to Dalaman. After the arrival on Dalaman airport the hostess will bring you and the other participants to the base-camp in the fishing-village Koyçegiz. There you can acclimatize on the beach or take a walk in the neighborhood. 

Day 3- Koycegiz – Dalyan - Kaunos (B) (L) (D)

Training session, then paddling on Koycegiz Lake, which is a protected nature reserve. When everybody has put their luggage in the transport boat and has prepared their kayaks we can take off. We'll start with an easy paddling across the lake to the old medicinal sulphur baths. In the afternoon we paddle through the village of Dalyan after which we try to find our way through the reed delta. Paddling through Dalyan, past impressive Lycian rock tombs carved into a cliff and through the labyrinth of reeds in the delta, to Turtle Beach, a 6km long stretch of sand that is the nesting ground of endangered Caretta Caretta turtles. We put up our camp nearby the old Roman village Kaunos.

Day 4- Kaunos (B) (L) (D)

There is some time to visit Kaunos. Later on we follow the river to the sea. The point where we reach the sea is a beautiful piece of nature, turtles swimming around your kayak. There is some time to do some surf kayaking or to snorkel. The last part today we try to paddle around the corner to the open sea where we camp on the beach overnight.

Day 5- Open Sea (B) (L) (D)

Today we'll have to work. We are going to make a lot of kilometers in the open sea. It will be big fun in the waves. We make a lunch stop in a small bay where you can snorkel. During the afternoon we have a different view, the high steep rocks change into flat lowland. We end in a small quiet bay where we put up our camp.

Day 6- Gocek (B) (L) (D)

The last part is on the big rough open sea to the big bay of Gocek. This bay has lots of desert islands and bays. We will go in a natural cave with the kayaks. The lunch will be in a bay where you can snorkel to an old Roman city. We spend the night on the island of the tea and the herbs and have a nice barbecue.

Day 7- Gocek  (B) (L) (D)

Today we paddle to Lycian graves which one we can visit this time. The rest of the day we paddle from bay to bay on the way to Gocek. The night we spend under the old plane trees that are growing in the garden of a restaurant. Tonight we have a real fire at the beach.

Day 8- Gocek (B) (L) (D)

The last day you can make a beautiful walk to the spring of the running water in the restaurant. Later in the morning we paddle the last part to Gocek, on the road we will see more and more tourists so we get slowly used to the idea of the living world again. In Gocek we camp in a camping site so you can wash all your salt away. The dinner we have in a small family restaurant; later during the night you can go to different bars. 

Day 9- Gocek (B)

End of the tour.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • Accommodation in camp, plus 1 night in hotel.

  • All domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.

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

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Wet-suits;life jackets.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

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