Walk Turkey's Lycian Way, widely regarded as one of the world's great trails. Gain an appreciation of the landscape of this great country in a way that is impossible from inside a bus. Whether a casual walker or a serious trekker, this active journey will appeal to those looking for a better way to appreciate magnificent scenery. You'll hike through pine forests and olive groves, across flower-filled fields, and past shepherd's huts, then unwind in simple, scenic accommodation along the coast. This is adventure at its purest and most simple.
Trek the famous Lycian Way, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the inspiring views, stay in local beach huts along the stunning coastline, visit Turkish villages and wander through ruins.
Days : 8
Price : From AED 2,956*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding
Welcome to Fethiye! The remainder of the day is free to explore this bustling coastal town. At 6pm there will be a welcome meeting where you will meet fellow group members. After the meeting, choose to join the CEO and the group for an optional dinner at a local restaurant. Additional Notes: You can catch the public airport bus to Fethiye from Dalaman Airport, and get off in front of the Fethiye post office. The hotel is located just behind the post office. The travel time from the Dalaman Airport to Fethiye is about 30-45 mins. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
The Lycian Way is the longest trekking route in all of Turkey, covering nearly 500km (311 mi) from Fethiye to Antalya, and is widely regarded as one of the finest treks in the world. Set off today for the first taste of this walk. Additional Notes: Our accommodation in Kabak is very basic - simple huts with shared bathrooms - but the cliff-top views and homey atmosphere cannot be beaten! Included Activities: Lycian Way Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
After a short public transfer to Ovacik, walk in the shadow of Mt Babadag on clearly marked paths alongside the beautiful Turkish coastline. Head back to Kabak for the night. Included Activities: Babadag Hiking Transport: Local bus Local bus (0.25 hour(s), 11km)
Begin the day exploring an old abandoned Greek village before trekking to the famous blue lagoon of Oludeniz for a refreshing swim. Included Activities: Kayakoy Ghost Town Guided Visit Kayakoy Hiking Oludeniz Lagoon Swim Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s)) Local bus (0.50 hour(s))
Trek past ancient aquaducts and small farming villages before exploring the historic Lycian city of Patara. Continue the journey on foot right down to Patara beach, where there is time to relax. Included Activities: Kalkan Hiking Patara Ruins Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
The atmospheric route along the Lycian winds its way through fields and villages before returning to Kalkan. Included Activities: Lycian Way Hiking Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
In the morning, transfer to the idyllic Mediterranean fishing village of Kas where the rest of the day is free to relax. Kas is an activity centre, so there are a number of active options available. Opt to take a boat tour over the sunken ruins of the city of Kekova, or, if feeling more adventurous, explore by sea kayak. Overnight in Kas. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
After breakfast, the CEO can arrange an individual or group transfer to Dalaman Airport, which is the most convenient airport to depart from. Additional Notes: If you want to make your own way, you can take a bus to the Fethiye Bus station and there are regular airport shuttle buses to Dalaman Airport. The trip may take up to 4 hrs from Kas to Dalaman Airport. The private transfer is up to 6 people and approx. TRY270-300. The local bus is approx. TRY40-50 p/p. Included Activities: Departure Day
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You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space is limited and you will need room for your shopping! You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels (max.10 mins walking) up and down stairs. Wheeled suitcases are ok on this trip, but you will need to be prepared to carry it up and down many stairs, especially at our Kabak stay which is located on a sloping hillside.
While visiting mosques and other religious monuments you should dress modestly, cover your shoulders and you shouldn't wear short shorts or skirts.
Breakfast Many breakfasts are included as part of your tour. Turkish breakfasts are very different from your usual cereal and toast morning fare - when was the last time you had olives for breakfast? They pretty much universally consist of large slices of fresh "french style" white bread accompanied by slices of tomato, cucumber, white and yellow cheeses, olives, jam and honey. This is accompanied by tea (which a Turk would always choose!) or coffee (which is pretty much always instant coffee) You will of course want to sample the famous Turkish coffee, but it is usually taken after a big lunch or dinner, or in the late afternoon with a pastry. While we think these breakfasts are absolutely delicious, some travellers do find them a bit repetitive and enjoy buying market fruit the day before and eating this for breakfast. Lunches ...will usually be simple and on the run. They are a great chance to try Turkey's delicious and healthy array of "fast foods". This may include, "gozleme", a type of Turkish savory crepe, "chorba", delicious lentil soup, and of course doner kebabs in both beef and chicken varieties. You won't want to miss the chance to try "pide", Turkish pizza, and lahmucan- thin crust pizza you fold greenery into You may also find "kumpir", Turkish stuffed potatoes. Dinner Most Turks start their dinners with a couple of mezes- small taster dishes such as grilled octopus, aubergine salad, and many more. You could also choose a soup made of fresh local ingredients. Main courses tend to be based around fresh seafood if you are near the coast (expect to pay around 15 lira for a whole fish)or the ubiquitous kebab- skewers of charcoaled meat which comes on bread with salad. There are plenty of variations of the kebab-many regions have their own speciality so be sure to ask your leader. Desserts Yum- its all about the sugar. Baklava (about 2 TKL a piece for the good stuff) is something of a national obsession and it is believed the best comes from the East. There are endless varieties of pastries and milk based deserts available and you are sure to spend at least some time in a Turkish bakery taste testing. Snacks Don't miss munching on a simit , a Turkish pretzel or perhaps some grilled sweet corn to get you through between meals. Drinks Tea, served in small tulip glasses, is the number one beverage of choice in Turkey. It is freshly brewed and a tea bag is a rare thing. Turkish coffee is wonderful thing to try. The national beer is named Efes and is very good (usually 4-5 TKL a bottle) Wine is made in Turkey and is getting better every year. Expect to pay around 6-7 liras for a glass in a restaurant. Water is approximately 1 TRL for a 1.5 litre bottle, soft drinks and juices are around 2-3 TRL. Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.
Most transport on this trip will be by private van (air-conditioned). You will travel from the airport to the joining hotel with your CEO in public bus.
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.
Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Trekking: • Gloves • Hat • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) • Snacks (Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies, energy sweets.) • Socks (Trekking socks (woollen or synthetic, not cotton).) • Thermal base layer (Woollen or synthetic, not cotton.) • Walking poles (Highly recommended.) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: For departures from Nov-Feb the weather can be cold, please bring warm clothing. Note: When packing your gear, the best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. The optimum clothing for trekking is layering, as it allows for easy temperature regulation as you ascend or descend. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a sweater, followed by a fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof jacket. For your bottom half, thermal underwear, hiking pants then windproof and waterproof layers are recommended.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights