Package Details, Turkey

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1 Fly To Dalaman & transfer To Kas

On arrival into Dalaman, you will be met on arrival and transferred along the dramatic Lycian coast of around 2 ½ hours to your hotel where you’ll check in for the next three nights. Although you’re not likely to arrive in Kas until quite late tonight, there’ll be plenty of time to explore this busy little resort over subsequent days and nights.

Kas is built among the ruins of the ancient city of Antiphellos, one of the most important cities in the region during the Roman era. Unfortunately all that remains today is a theatre and numerous tombs, notably one on the harbour front and one near the town centre (remarkable for its size and excellent state of preservation). It takes the name of the ‘Lion Sarcophagus’ because of the two lion’s heads jutting out on the side of the lid with their heads resting on their paws.

The backstreets of Kas are a warren of older buildings; there’s even a sarcophagus in the main street! Local men sit in the shade of trees and climbers in the teahouses of the main square and the rattle of dice can be heard as they play backgammon. Join them and these friendly guys will be only too happy to show you the ropes.

Accommodation: Ekici Hotel (AA) – 2 nights – Swimming Pool
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day, 2 Kas

Today is a free day with the following options if you are feeling more adventurous!

This day, in addition to day six, is set aside for you to either explore independently or to join in optional activities organised by your leader. The final decision as to which activities will be offered on which days, will be determined by local weather conditions and availability.

We aim to provide a sea kayaking excursion today and SCUBA diving options on day six.
Your Group Leader will organise a meal for the group or alternatively recommend some local restaurants for you to try. (B)

 Optional activity suggestions:

Saklikent Gorge excursion (additional charge)

Kayaking to Kekova Island – Half Day (additional charge)
A few kilometres to the east of Kas is Kekova Island. Off its northern shore, the fascinating remains of an ancient settlement – known locally as Batik Sehir (the sunken city) – lie submerged in a few metres of translucent, turquoise water. Consigned to the sea as the result of an earthquake, the ruined walls and stairs of houses and the outline of its jetty are still clearly visible. As this is a protected archaeological site, swimming and snorkelling are prohibited; you take sea-kayaks to get a really close look at the atmospheric ruins.

Accommodation: Ekici Hotel (AA) – 2 nights – Swimming Pool
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3-4 GULET

This morning you’ll step aboard your gulet, for two days of idyllic relaxation. There’s no firm plan – much depends on the tides and local conditions. Your days are usually spent cruising between the little coves and islands that dot this beautiful part of south-west Turkey. Naturally there are plenty of opportunities to take a dip in the inviting waters of the Aegean. Parents can sit back, relax and watch the world go by while the kids can emulate their favourite sea-faring heroes.

Below is an outline of a typical sailing route:
Leaving Kas you will first visit the unspoiled Ufakdere Bay where you’ll have lunch and no doubt take the opportunity to swim or snorkel in the beautiful blue waters. Yet more swimming is in order as you sail on to Yaglica Bay, before mooring in a picturesque bay near to Kekova for your first night sea-borne. Awakening to the seemingly infinite crystal clear waters, you can take an early morning dip near to the excitingly named Pirate Cave. The intended course then takes you on to Tersane (Shipyard) Bay, where you’ll go ashore for lunch to explore medieval castles, continuing to Inonu Bay for your second night on board the gulet.

Please note: The route may vary depending on conditions and is at the captain’s discretion. For logistical reasons your 2 nights on the gulet may take place later during your trip.

Accommodation: Shared cabin on Gulet – 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Return To Kas

You’ll arrive back in Kas, after a final breakfast on board your gulet. After returning to your hotel the remainder of the day is left free for you to relax (by the hotel pool or on the beach).

Accommodation: Ekici Hotel (AA) – 3 nights – Swimming Pool
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6/7 Kas

The whole of today and the following day are left free for you to either relax or to take part in further optional activities either arranged by your leader or available locally.

 Optional Activity Suggestions:

Optional Scuba Diving – Half Day (additional charge)
With some of the best dive sites along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast boasting good visibility and a variety of sea-life, Kas is a great place to try SCUBA diving. If you’re already a qualified and certificated diver, there are two popular dives on local sites. If you haven’t yet learned to dive, you can take a fully supervised introductory course, specifically designed for beginners. Please note that due to Turkish law children under 15 years old are now not allowed to take part in SCUBA diving.
NB: If you are already qualified and wish to dive (other than the introductory course), you must produce a valid PADI, NAUI, CMAS or BSAC diving certificate or equivalent.

Optional Mountain Biking – Half day (additional charge)
The back roads of Lycia are ideal for exploration by mountain bike.
Take an easy ride through a mountain village, finishing with a delicious local lunch at a farm house.

Optional River Canoeing – Full Day (additional charge)
Enjoy a full day tour to Patara canoeing on the river – finish off with a mud bath and a BBQ!

On your last evening in Kas, your leader will get everyone together for a final night celebration meal.

Accommodation: Accommodation: Ekici Hotel (AA)– Swimming Pool
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 Departure

Today you’ll make the return transfer to Dalaman where the trip ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Dates:

As the package prices are NOT inclusive of international flights, you should book these from your airport of choice to the city of Dalaman, Turkey, to arrive and depart on the following dates. Also please be aware that travel insurance in NOT included.

Arrive Dalaman Saturday July 26th, Depart Saturday August 2nd 2014

Arrive Dalaman Thursday August 7th, Depart Thursday August 14th 2014

Prices:

Per Adult – €692

Per Child – €623

To Book:

Call: The Adventure Company on: 0845 504 8012 and quote ‘One Parent Holidays Turkey’ with your preferred travel dates

or

Email: The Adventure Company at: groups@adventurecompany.co.uk and quote ‘One Parent Holidays Turkey’ with your preferred travel dates

 

 

 

 
 

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