Turkey Family Holiday with Teenagers

Turkey Family Holiday with Teenagers

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Turkey Family Holiday with Teenagers

8 Days Starting and ending in Fethiye

Visiting: Fethiye, Kas

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

ERFT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 16

Physical rating:

Low, Low

Age range:

10-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Boat/Cruise Excursion

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Tour Overview

Explore the stunning scenery of Turkey on an eight-day family trip that both you and your teens will love. Wander around ancient ruins in Fethiye, Xanthos and Letoon, learn about the history of Fethiye and the Lycian people, take it easy on the beach and get the blood pumping on a hike. Swim in the clear sparkling waters off the coast and tuck into some delicious local food – including gozleme, which you’ll learn how to make during a cooking class! Take to the ocean on a cruise, swimming in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, and look out for loggerhead turtles. You’ll then learn about the turtle rehabilitation efforts by local organisation Dekamer, and why Intrepid makes a donation to this rescue centre for everyone on this trip.

Highlights

  • Cruise between islands and islets and marvel at submerged ruins on a relaxing boat trip around Kekova.

  • Get pampered with a real Turkish hamam (spa) experience, complete with treatments that are fun for the kids and invigorating for parents!

  • Squeeze into the steep-sided Saklikent Gorge, marvel at its size, then scramble over rocks and cool off together in the melted mountain snow.

  • Tuck into a traditional Turkish breakfast then feel ancient history come to life on the Lycian Coast, site of fierce struggles and great battles.

  • Cruise between islands and islets around Kekova and marvel at the fascinating submerged ruins on a relaxing boat trip. Enjoy diving off the boat and into the clear waters of the Mediterranean to swim.

  • Feel ancient history come to life on the Lycian Coast with a day trip to Xanthos and its surrounds – a site of fierce struggles and great battles from decades past.

  • Learn how to make local favourite gozleme for lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy hearty, traditional Turkish breakfasts every day and tour markets to pick up some Turkish sweets – yum!

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.?

  • Squeeze into the steep sided Saklikent Gorge and then scramble over the rocks to cool off with the kids in the melted snow of the Taurus Mountains.?

  • Visit the eerie ghost village of Kayakoy and discover why it was abandoned in 1923 – this spot might be a favourite for the kids, as it’s a pretty amazing photo spot with an interesting history of religious segregation. ?

Itinerary

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Day 1: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Rebin Beach Hotel or similar

Hos geldin! Welcome to Turkey. Your adventure kicks off in the coastal city of Fethiye with a welcome meeting at 5 pm at your hotel. If you arrive early, get out and explore the town – with Lycian rock tombs carved into cliffs, a beautiful coastline and a renowned market, Fethiye is a gorgeous place to experience Turkish culture. Tonight, why not take the kids out for some traditional cuisine and get to know your group over a glass of raki (the national drink in Turkey made from twice-distilled grapes and aniseed).

Day 2: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Rebin Beach Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast

This morning after breakfast, you’ll drive to Saklikent Gorge – a spectacular spot for photos, where steep sculpted walls soar high above. The whole canyon is around 18 km long (with 4 km accessible), and the vertical walls reach up to 300 m in height. Make your way along a suspended walkway through shaded cliffs and scramble over rocks as you explore the area. The shaded areas and swimming holes are a great way to cool off from the heat in summer. The kids can take a dip in the water that’s travelled down to the valley after the snow from the Taurus Mountains has melted while you cool off your feet near a waterfall. Grab some lunch at the cafes and restaurants set up on pontoons over the water. After, head back to Fethiye where you have free time to explore the town or relax by the pool. Maybe grab the kids and race each other up the steps to the ancient Lycian stone temples. 


Included Activities:
-Saklikent - Saklikent Gorge

Day 3: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Rebin Beach Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

This morning, head off to the town of Kayakoy where you can try your hand at making a local favourite – gozleme (a savoury stuffed turnover made with flour, salt and water, usually with a filling of spinach and feta or minced lamb) in a local restaurant. Then, enjoy the fruits of your labour for lunch! After, you will have the option to check out the ghost village of Kayakoy – an eerie town that was abandoned in 1923 after the Greco-Turkish War. Later, head back to your accommodation in Fethiye, where you’ll have a free afternoon as a family to sit back and relax or head to a local restaurant in the town with some of your new travel buddies for dinner.

Included Activities:
-Kayakoy - Gozleme Cooking Class

Day 4: Kas

Location: Kas

Accommodation: Bilgin Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast

Today after breakfast, make the 2 hour drive to the seaside town of Kas along winding coastal roads taking in the views of the picturesque village, where whitewashed buildings covered in bougainvillea line cobbled streets. When you arrive, head out on a leader-led orientation walk to get your bearings, then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. If you’re looking for a swim to cool off, the best places to check out are the waterfront restaurants, which have private water access. In the evening, relax as you watch the sun set over the ocean or perhaps explore the handicraft markets, where you can pick up some beautiful handmade wares with a distinct Turkish flavour. 

Included Activities:
-Kas - Leader led orientation walk

Day 5: Kas

Location: Kas

Accommodation: Bilgin Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

This morning after breakfast make the short drive to Kekova. When you arrive, you’ll board a local boat for a relaxing cruise through a series of peaceful islands, all with distinctive rock formations. Keep an eye out for the otherworldly sight of the ancient ruins submerged in the water. Sail from large bays to protected inlets, where there’s a chance to take a refreshing dip off the boat. Enjoy a homemade Turkish meal on board for lunch with your group. Later, explore the quaint village of Ucagiz – a township of stone houses drenched in colourful flowers. Return to Kas for the evening, where you’ll have free time to explore further or relax.

Included Activities:
-Kas - Full day cruise

Day 6: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Rebin Beach Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

After a hearty breakfast this morning, depart early and drive approximately 1 hour to one of the most spectacular ancient spots in Lycian history – Xanthos. The city dates back to the 8th century BC and includes a pretty sobering (but pretty interesting) history. The city was the centre of culture and commerce for the Lycians, but it was regularly in the path of conquerors – think the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great and the Romans, who all took over the city. There's an ancient theatre, a necropolis and many mosaic floors and temples to explore. After your visit, head to Patara Beach – the nestling place for loggerhead sea turtles, considered one of the best beaches in Turkey. This protected natural area is also ideal for a bit of body surfing! Take a swim and enjoy an included picnic lunch with your group before continuing on to Letoon – the sacred cult centre of Lycia. Here, you’ll visit the temple dedicated to the goddess Leto and her children, Artemis and Apollo, and see the inscriptions that were key to deciphering the Lycian language.

Included Activities:
-Xanthos - Archaeological site
-Patara - Ancient Site & Beach
-Letoon - Archaeological site

Day 7: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Rebin Beach Hotel or similar

Meals Included: breaksfast

After breakfast today, you’ll visit Dekamer – a Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. This organisation rescues and rehabilitates any injured loggerhead turtles (the largest hard-shell turtle in the world) found along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. You’ll learn all about these turtles and how Dekamer works to protect them and conserve the local environment. You’ll also be directly contributing to rescue and rehabilitation efforts here, as Intrepid contributes a donation to Dekamer for every person on this trip! You'll have the option to grab lunch and explore Fethiye Market at your leisure during a free afternoon. Later, see the town or take the kids to the beach for a swim before meeting your leader and the rest of your group to celebrate a trip well-travelled during an optional final dinner.

Included Activities:
-Fethiye – Dekamer Sea Turtle Centre
-Fethiye - Fish Market visit

Day 8: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Meals Included: breaksfast

With no activities planned after breakfast, your adventure comes to an end today. If you’d like to spend more time in Turkey, just speak to your booking agent.  

What's Included

  • Letoon - Archaeological site

  • Fethiye - Facial Treatment

  • Saklikent - Saklikent Gorge

  • Fethiye - Turkish Bath

  • Kas - Leader led orientation walk

  • Kayakoy - Gozleme Cooking Class

  • Fethiye - Market

  • Xanthos - Archaeological site

  • Patara - Ancient Site & Beach

  • Kas - Full day cruise

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

  • GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:
  • Family of two: All family groupings of two will be accommodated in a twin room.
  • Family of three: Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that a triple room will often be a twin room with a rollaway bed or mattress on the floor. Where triple rooms aren’t available it will be at your discretion which of your family takes the single room.
  • Family of four or more: You will most likely be accommodated in two twin rooms. Where possible, we will accommodate your family in a quadruple room.
  • While we do our very best to ensure that family groups are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over the exact placement of rooms within a hotel. Please be understanding if we are unable to room your family in immediate proximity of one another.

Transport

  • Private MInivan , local bus

Included Activities

  • Saklikent - Saklikent Gorge
  • Fethiye - Facial Treatment
  • Fethiye - Turkish Bath
  • Kayakoy - Gozleme Cooking Class
  • Fethiye - Market
  • Kas - Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas - Full day cruise
  • Xanthos - Archaeological site
  • Patara - Ancient Site & Beach
  • Letoon - Archaeological site

Important Information

  • 1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
  • 2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
  • 3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
  • 4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    There are some short, moderate hikes on this trip, with visits to the ancient cities of Xanthos and Letoon, broken up with some beach time. A moderate mobility and fitness level is recommended to enjoy this trip to its fullest.

    You'll need walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and a day pack for each family member to explore some of the historic sites.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, except optional activities

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

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

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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