Enjoy a 8 Day Nature and Adventure Tour on the Lycian Way

This nature and adventure tour follows Turkey's spectacular Lycian Way where you will walk along scenic coastal trails between little-visited ancient ruins and time-forgotten villages.

Enjoy some traditional hospitality and home cooked meals staying in rural village guesthouses and experience real, local life.

You will explore Kayakoy where you will walk around this ghostly abandoned Greek village, visit Patara and explore Roman ruins and the stunning golden sand beach and go to the Turquoise Coast and take a boat trip over sunken ruins and swim in secluded bays.

This is a fantastic tour with some great tours and activities and a great way to see this beautiful part of Turkey on the Lycian Coast.

per adult from

$1,115

NZD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All accommodation
    • An experienced and professional guide
    • Pick up and drop off from Dalaman Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Darbogaz
    • Entry/Admission - Butterfly Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Kabak Koyu
    • Entry/Admission - Sidyma Antik Kenti
    • Entry/Admission - Patara Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Delikkemer Aqueduct
    • Entry/Admission - Aperlai Ancient City
    • Entry/Admission - The Lycian Way
    • Entry/Admission - Sunken City Ruins of Simena
    What's excluded :
    • Other services not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Dalaman Airport

  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Stop At: Dalaman Airport, Ege, 48770 Dalaman/Muğla, Turkey
    After your arrival into Dalaman Airport, you will be picked up by our professional driver and start the tour in Kayakoy, a peaceful farming community close to Fethiye.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Darbogaz, Kayakoy 48300 Turkey
    This evening there will be the option of taking a walk around the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy. Dominating the mountainside that overlooks the village, Kayakoy has fallen into ruin since the departure of the Greeks in 1923, forced out by the Treaty of Lausanne. Today its ghostly buildings cast a strange profile against the sky, giving the impression of a town cursed by its turbulent past.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Fethiye

    Day 2: Enjoy views of Oludeniz Beach as you walk to Faralya village

    Stop At: Ovacik, Ovacik, Oludeniz, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    There is a second chance to have a short walk around Kayakoy before breakfast before we hike from Ovacik village, nestled on the hillside overlooking Oludeniz, and head south up onto the outflung shoulders of Baba Dagi (1989 m).

    Along the way, we are rewarded with exceptional views over Turkey's most photographed beach of Oludeniz.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Faralya, Faralya, Uzunyurt, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    Passing through lush green pine forests and remote villages we will descend to the village of Faralya which is situated on a small plateau above the fjord-like Butterfly Valley, where steep limestone cliffs drop to the sea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Butterfly Valley, Fethiye Turkey
    Butterfly Valley is a lepidopterist's delight, deriving its name from the abundance of creatures that flutter about its lush canyon walls.

    Today's 13-kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours with 600 metres of ascent, the morning is mostly uphill, but the gradient is never severe.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Village House

    Day 3: Hike through a beautiful forest and farmland to village of Gey

    Stop At: Kabak Koyu, Faralya Koyu, Fethiye Turkey
    Starting gently uphill through the pine forest, we reach some farmland with open fields that give way to spectacular terraces with views of the villages far below, as well as across the sea to some distant islands.

    We then descend for a while, towards the distant beach and the village of Kabak.
    On the higher slopes of the village, we will follow an ancient path into a blind valley before we climb up through the pine forest again to the small village of Alinca. Perched high over the sea, we can take a well-earned tea break with the local villagers before continuing the hike.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Fethiye, Fethiye, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    In the afternoon we will pass high above stunning bays of this spectacular coastline as we head towards the village of Gey, our destination for the night.

    Today's 18-kilometre walk is expected to take around seven hours with 850 metres of ascent for about an hour and a half before relaxing and enjoy some lunch.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Village House

    Day 4: Hike to the ancient city of Sidyma

    Stop At: Sidyma Antik Kenti, Dodurga Mahallesi Dodurga Koyu, Fethiye Turkey
    From Gey, the Lycian Way continues through the stunning coastal scenery staying high as far as Bel, then climbs via some vast plains and pine forests, before descending to Sidyma Ancient City ( Dodurga Village).

    The site has some excellent preserved and unusual tombs from the Roman and Byzantine period.

    A tea stop can be made at a house opposite to the mosque.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Patara Ruins, Patara Turkey
    From the site, we then make a transfer (approx 30 minutes) to the village of Patara where we spend two nights. Today's 12-kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours with 260 metres of ascent and 640 metres of descent.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Patara

    Day 5: Follow the amazing route of the aqueduct to Patara Beach

    Stop At: Delikkemer Aqueduct, Yeşilköy, 07965 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
    Following the route of the aqueduct from Delikkemer to Patara we will hike across fertile fields and through the pine forest, enjoying the stunning coastal views before you descend to the southern part of Patara Beach.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Patara Ruins, Patara Turkey
    Here you will have a chance to swim and explore the extensive ruins of ancient Patara, the birthplace of Saint Nicholas.

    Today's eight-kilometre walk will take around three-and-a-half hours, with additional time for exploration of the ruins and on the beach.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Patara

    Day 6: Ascend to Mount Felen and drive to the harbour town of Kas

    Stop At: Kas, Kas, Turkish Mediterranean Coast
    Taking a journey across streams and through villages that is almost untouched by the modern life, the path climbs to a ridge, Mount Felen, with views of the higher mountains inland and the coast below that is virtually unsurpassed.

    We then descend by vehicle to Kas, which is one of the most beautiful ports on the Turkish Riviera, with a magnificent backdrop of limestone cliffs.

    Kas is an excellent place to relax, with cafes and restaurants spilling out onto the cobbled streets and a maze of tiny back-alleys to explore. Today's 16-kilometre walk is expected to take around six hours with 400 metres of ascent.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kas

    Day 7: Walk to the ancient port of Aperlae and take a Kekova Bay boat trip

    Stop At: Aperlai Ancient City, Akdeniz, Kas 07580 Turkey
    This morning we will hike to the hamlet and ancient port of Aperlae before taking a boat to the castle-topped village of Simena which is one of the most beautiful settings on the Mediterranean.

    A small village which is only accessible by foot or boat, its harbour is sprinkled with Roman baths, ancient sarcophagi (tombs), and houses that cling to a hillside that is beneath a medieval castle.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Lycian Way, OvacIk, Fethiye Turkey
    Hiking up to the castle you will find within its walls a small ancient theatre that is the smallest in Lycia, with a seating capacity for about 300 people. Carved from solid rock, it is a beautiful place to sit back and soak up the beautiful scenery and layers of history.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sunken City Ruins of Simena, The Mediterranean Sea, Kekova 07570 Turkey
    On the way to Simena, we will visit the sunken city of Kekova by boat where you can enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch on board.

    Because of the different earthquakes, the partly submerged streets and buildings can in the crystal clear waters, and there are visible mosaic pavements, terracotta amphorae, walls and staircases that once formed part of this remote island community.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Andifli, Atatürk Blv. No:17, 07580 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
    Then go back to Kas for our final evening. Today's 10-kilometre walk is expected to take around three hours with 100 metres of ascent.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kas

    Day 8: Departure Day

    Stop At: Dalaman Airport, Ege, 48770 Dalaman/Muğla, Turkey
    Today after breakfast and depending on your flight time, we transfer you to Dalaman airport where our trip ends, or you could choose to extend your stay.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from Dalaman AirportAirports
    • Dalaman Airport, Dalaman Turkey
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Goodman Tours

Activity ID: V-189016P128

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