Turkey Activity Week

Turkey Activity Week

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Turkey Activity Week

8 Days Starting and ending in Kas

Visiting: Turkey

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

ATM

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Adrenaline Sports

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NB: Prices correct on 27-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Spectacular canyons, a sunken city and Roman ruins; golden beaches, hidden coves and traditional lokantas. No wonder Turkey’s Turquoise Coast has become a magnet for adrenaline-seeking adventurers. Experience it for yourself on this activity-packed adventure, in which we go canyoning, sea kayaking, scuba diving and explore the coast on a traditional gulet sailing boat. Based in the laidback town of Kas, we also visit the impressive Saklikent Gorge and Patara National Park, with its Roman ruins and glorious beach. There is also a free day to enjoy more of the local delights or, for the more adventurous, the option to go paragliding.

Highlights

  • Kayak over a sunken city in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Go canyoning down a spectacular gorge, through waterfalls and pools

  • Embark on a scuba diving adventure

  • Enjoy a scenic coastal walk past Roman ruins

  • Explore hidden coves and beaches on a traditional gulet boat

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Kaş

Welcome to Kaş, a pretty coastal town occupying the site of Antiphellos. A well-preserved first-century BCE theatre stands in tribute to the ancient town. There are no activities planned for today, so you are free to arrive at any time and enjoy the hotel facilities.



Day 2 : Explore Dramatic Saklikent Canyon With Optional Tubing; Afternoon Walk And Relaxation On Patara Beach

Meals Included: breakfast

Saklikent Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Taurus Mountains. Over the millennia, the rapid (and extremely cold) Esen River has cut a deep canyon through the ancient rocks. Using a walkway, we explore the mouth of the canyon (entrance to Saklikent Canyon is payable locally; see Extra Expenses) and, depending on seasonality, we can progress further in by getting our feet wet! Waterproof sandals may come in handy here (or plastic shoes can be rented locally at a nominal cost). There may also be the opportunity to go tubing, depending on the season. Tubing is a fun activity, in which you sit in a circular rubber tube with a paddle and head off down river.



After a relaxing lunch near the mouth of the canyon, we take a short transfer to the start of our walk. The route offers a combination of great views and Roman ruins before arriving at Patara Beach (entrance to Patara National Park is payable locally; see Extra Expenses) one of the most beautiful in Turkey, where we can relax and swim in the turquoise sea.

Day 3 : Scuba Diving Day; Beginners Get A Try Dive While Certified Divers Have Two Guided Dives

Meals Included: breakfast

Today, we go scuba diving, using a highly recommended PADI-registered dive school. They have top-quality European equipment and a purpose-built dive boat. For beginners, we offer a try dive course, which includes a one-on-one dive with an instructor or dive master. Qualified divers can take a couple of boat dives. Kaş has some of the best diving sites in the whole of the Mediterranean and it is possible to see turtles and triggerfish if you’re lucky!



The group is usually split in two, depending on the size of the group, with one half diving in the morning and the other in the afternoon. All dives, including the try dives are from the dive boat. During your free time, there are opportunities to soak up the sun. Those who do not wish to scuba dive may take the excursion and snorkel instead.



You must be in good health and will be asked to sign a medical disclaimer and show a doctor’s certificate for any medical conditions. Qualified divers will be required to show proof of qualification.

Day 4 : Full Day Of Canyoning In One Of The Various Canyons Around Kaş

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

Today, we embark on a thrilling canyoning adventure within the mountains behind Kaş. We normally visit Kibris Canyon, a spectacular gorge where springs and waterfalls cascade into a rapidly flowing cold river. It is ideal for canyoning (a combination of swimming, abseiling and leaping into pools of mountain water).



We are given a wetsuit, harness and helmet. You must be able to swim, and light summer walking shoes (or old trainers/sneakers) are essential. The day is long and strenuous at times – please make sure you are confident of your physical fitness and have a head for heights with the ability to jump from relatively high up into water pools.



Please note: At no point is jumping obligatory; there is always the option to climb, abseil or walk down at these points.

Day 5 : Free Day; Optional Paragliding

Meals Included: breakfast

Today has been left free to do as little or as much as you like. Options include more scuba diving, a local hike or walk, a Turkish bath or just a stroll around Kaş. For adrenaline seekers, there is the opportunity to take a paragliding flight. The start point is 1,970ft (600m) above sea level and the flight takes you over Kaş and the surrounding islands (see Optional Excursions for prices).



There is also the option to visit the Greek island of Kastellorizo, known as Megisti to the locals or Meis in Turkey. This is the most easterly of the Dodecanese islands and one of the most picturesque.

Day 6 : Full-Day Of Sea Kayaking With Visit To Sunken City

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

We spend today kayaking in the sheltered bay near Kekova Island. We leave at 7.30am for a transfer (approximately 50 minutes) to Ucagiz village. After preparations and a technical briefing, we paddle towards the island and the site of a legendary sunken city. Although it is no Atlantis, you can clearly make out the harbour walls disappearing into the waters and see the layout of rooms and houses below the surface. Kayaking is an excellent, low impact way of exploring the site. Later, we paddle to the village of Simena for lunch. This spectacular spot is on a peninsula and inaccessible by road. The village is overlooked by a hilltop Ottoman castle with excellent views of the whole bay. To participate, you must be able to swim.

Day 7 : Gulet Sailboat Trip Exploring Beautiful Bays And Coves

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

Unwind as we set sail from Kaş Harbour on a traditional Turkish gulet for a day cruise. The tranquil warm waters of the Turquoise Coast are perfect for swimming and snorkelling – there will be plenty of opportunities to get in from the boat. We get a sense of the region’s ancient history as we meander around the rocky outcrops, before having a delicious lunch on board.



In the afternoon, we return to Kaş where there is free time to explore the town.

Day 8 : End Kaş

Meals Included: breakfast

Our adventure ends after breakfast today and we begin our return journey home. If you’d like the adventure to continue, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts and three lunches

  • All accommodation

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Tour leader throughout

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts and three picnic lunches are included.



Food in Turkey is generally very good and varied, making use of fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts normally include boiled eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, honey or jam, and yoghurt, olives and bread. Picnic lunches are provided on specified days.



For dinners, there are plenty of excellent lokantas (cafes) and restaurants in Kas. Some specialise in locally caught fish, others in various lamb dishes. There are also plenty of cafes and snack bars, serving pide (Turkish pizza). Most restaurants also offer meze (mixed starters). The Turks have a sweet tooth, so expect plenty of honey-covered pastries, cakes and ice creams. The tour leader will normally assist in organising group meals. Vegetarians are well catered for.

Accommodation

Our base for the week is the Hotel Club Phellos located in the heart of the picturesque town of Kas. Just a 4 minute walk from Kas square and 100 metres from Kucuk Cakil beach, this 89 room property has an outdoor pool and terrace with sweeping views across the bay.



Worth knowing



On occasion, we might use a different hotel of a similar standard.

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  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

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    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

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Reviews of this operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service

06-Jan-2023

Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

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Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast

04-Nov-2021

This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.

08-Oct-2021

This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip

06-Jan-2023

We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

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John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  

I went cycling in Albania...

19-Aug-2023

I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  

I'v just come back from...

17-Jul-2022

I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  

After 14 roup adventure holidays...

26-Nov-2023

After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  

I've done 8 trips in...

17-May-2023

I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

Jacquelyn Moore (Google Reviewer)  

Food came quickly. Staff very...

07-Mar-2024

Food came quickly. Staff very friendly and polite . However the chef or person preparing the food did not seem to read the menu! If it says a meal should come with vegetables, you should not have to ask for them. They served shepherds pie with garlic bread! The munchies ice cream sundae said it should come in a glass with a flake but came in a little bowl with just a few munchies! When asking the staff were happy to replace and correct but customer should get what they order and what menu says first time round!!

johanna leonor (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

07-Sep-2023

If you like to be mistreated Exodus is perfect for you. If you enjoy terrible choices for hotels and pseudo restaurants Exodus is perfect for you. Careless about their clients and loveless about their propositions. Exodus has been a dissatisfaction and disappointment about every dealing i and my group have had with him. Especially a man called Simone who just cares about the money he can get from you couldn’t care less about service.

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