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Walking the Turquoise Coast

from $779.00

Enjoy glorious Turkish coastline and varied trails

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Leisurely / Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    4 - 16
All about the Walking the Turquoise Coast.

The Turquoise Coast offers an alluring combination of beautiful scenery and ancient sites with some fine coastal and inland walking on the many trails in the area, including sections of the famed Lycian Way. Highlights include the ruined city of Arycanda, the chance to walk over a Roman aqueduct and some fantastic coastal views. Those looking for more adventure can also take part in a number of optional activities including SCUBA diving, paragliding and mountain biking. Alternatively just sit back and enjoy the leisurely pace of life in Turkey from the comfort of a poolside lounger or harbour café.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts
* All accommodation
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

 

  1. Day 1 Start Kas.

    There are no activities planned for today so you are free to arrive in Kas at any time. The group flight usually arrives into Dalaman in the early evening and will be met and transferred to Kas.*Hotel Phellos or similar*

  2. Day 2 Morning orientation tour of Kas followed by a walk through the olive groves to Limanagzi beach.

    We start our holiday with a gentle warm-up day. The morning is spent on an orientation walk discovering Kas, then we can enjoy coastal views through the olive groves on the way out to Limanagzi beach, where a historic shipwreck was once excavated. At Limanagzi there will be time to relax or have a swim before we head back to Kas by another route, where you may see some rock tombs. If you prefer there is also the option to take a water taxi back to Kas.Walk: Distance 6 km Ascent 205m Descent 208m Max Altitude 95m Time: 2.5 hours*Hotel Phellos or similar*

  3. Day 3 Optional daywalk in the hills above the town or optional full day sea kayaking in the clear waters of Kekova Bay.

    Your leader will advise on things to do in and around Kas, including some self-guided hike options. A very popular excursion is sea kayaking at Kekova. Self-propelled by paddle, sea kayaking is the alternative way to explore the famous region of Kekova and Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast. Our optional guided tour departs from the small fishing port of Ucagiz (approx 45 min. transfer from Kas) to explore the island of Kekova and float over its sunken city. We will disembark at the charming hillside village of Simena and stroll up to a superb fortress where we can enjoy spectacular bird’s eye views over the aquamarine blue bays, inlets and islands below. We will have a late lunch and then transfer back to Kas in the mid-afternoon.*Hotel Phellos or similar***

  4. Day 4 Cavdir to Uzumlu village walk, following Roman aqueduct, still in use in places.

    The walk starts in the village, taking us past an Ottoman cemetery, then over open terrain with spectacular views of the Valley and Patara Beach in the distance. The walk continues by following an ancient aqueduct, still in use to this day. Along the way we can fill our water bottles with water fresh from the mountains. We then climb up through pine forests, finishing the walk at the bottom of a small stony track where our minibus waits for us. A short drive takes us to lunch at a local village, where you can sample Turkish pide (pizza) or fresh trout.Walk: Distance 7.5 km Ascent 407m Descent 275 m Max Altitude 360m Time: 3.5 hours*Hotel Phellos or similar*

  5. Day 5 Explore ruined city of Arycanda; afternoon walk to mountain village of Yazir.

    Today we will travel inland for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to visit Arycanda, a city renowned in Lycian times for its love of pleasure and merrymaking as well as its tendency to be in constant debt. Arycanda is the most impressive of the Lycian cities and its setting is one of the most outstanding in all of southern Turkey. After visiting the site and working up on our appetite, we will enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch with one of the local families in the village. In the afternoon we drive approximately 20 min. to Ordubek Plateau, and begin the 8km walk to Yazirbeli village. This is the highest point of the day, and from here it’s a nice descent with fabulous views through nice shades of cedar and juniper trees.Walk: Distance 8 km Ascent 98m Descent 672 m Max Altitude 1542m Time: 4 hours*Hotel Phellos or similar***

  6. Day 6 Daywalk in Patara National Park, including the recently excavated Roman port town, and the superb beach.

    We start the day with a short transfer (approx. 40 mins) to Yesil Koy village, where we start our varied walk along the route of an old aqueduct, which, in ancient times, supplied the water to the city of Patara. Patara was one of the most important cities of the Lycian Union and is also known as St. Nicholas’ (aka Santa Claus) birth place. After 9 km we finish our walk at the impressive ruins of Patara National Park, where you have the option to explore the ancient city, visit the ancient theatre, bouleuterion (Parliament building) and some other remains such as the necropolis. Time allowing, there is the option of going to the 18 kilometres long Patara Beach to swim. The beach has soft sand and shallow sea. It is one of the places where sea turtles lay their eggs and, for this reason, the beach is a protected area.Walk: Distance 9 km Ascent 218m Descent 378m Max Altitude 215m Time: 4 hours*Hotel Phellos or similar* 

  7. Day 7 Free day; optional activities including diving and paragliding or local exploration.

    Today is free for relaxing and exploring Kas, a small charming coastal town with a pretty harbour. Although tourism has discovered Kas it has managed to retain much of its old charm. There are opportunities to walk to the ancient theatre on the peninsula as well as the nearby rock-cut tombs. For the more active, you can try your hand at diving or paragliding.*Hotel Phellos or similar*

  8. Day 8 End Kas.

    Our adventure ends after breakfast today. Those on the group flights will be transferred back to Dalaman for the flight to London.**

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
May 9, 2020
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$779.00
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May 16, 2020
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$779.00
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June 6, 2020
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$779.00
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July 4, 2020
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$879.00
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September 5, 2020
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$879.00
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September 19, 2020
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$879.00
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October 3, 2020
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$879.00
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October 24, 2020
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$879.00
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