Turkey Walk and Sail

Turkey Walk and Sail

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Turkey Walk and Sail

8 Days Starting and ending in Marmaris or Fethiye

Visiting: Turkey

Tour operator:

UTracks

Tour code:

SWT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

9 - 14

Physical rating:

introductory to moderate

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$2343
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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Cruising from Marmaris, around the Gocek Islands and on to Fethiye, this unique program offers the opportunity to see the best of the Turkish Lycian coast from sea and on foot. Walk along tracks still used by shepherds today, most of which are so remote they can only be accessed from the sea. There's plenty of time to relax and enjoy all that cruising along this stunning coastline offers. In the evening stay on board a traditional Turkish Gulet which will cruise from bay to bay as you walk along the coast. If you feel like relaxing and not walking, then just stay on board and enjoy the view! The Captain and crew take excellent care of you ensuring you have great food and the best of Turkish hospitality.

Highlights

  • Walk coastal and mountain paths with stunning scenery

  • Discover archaeological sites only accessible on foot

  • Experience genuine cultural exchange with the local people

  • Visit hidden bays

  • Soak up the camaraderie of life on board a gulet

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Marmaris

Meals Included: D

On arrival in Marmaris, make your way to the boat (details provided) - we are happy to arrange airport transfers for you - supplement applies. Following dinner on board, where you will meet your crew, guide and fellow travellers, you can also take the opportunity to explore this bustling resort, whether it's shopping or enjoying the party atmosphere of the nightlife on Bar Street or just having a quiet evening on the boat, or a Turkish bath.

Day 2 : Kumlubuk To Ruins Of A Monastic Village (2-3Hrs)

Meals Included: B, L, D

From Marmaris we leave behind the busy port and cruise to a beautiful pebble beach close to Kumlubuk. Our walk takes us up through ancient mixed forests where we will find the remains of a Hellenistic village thought to be a Monastic community. We return to the gulet for lunch. There will be a chance to swim in the afternoon before we sail to a secluded bay where we cast anchor for the night.

Day 3 : Walk To The Village Of Candir (3.5-4Hrs) Visit The Ruins At Kaunos And Hot Springs

Meals Included: B, L, D

Our morning starts with a walk to the village of Candir where we board a river boat down the narrow waterways of the Dalyan river to see the amazing ruins at Kaunos with its rock hewn tombs built into the sheer cliff face hundreds of feet high in around 400BC. Following our time at the ruins we can bathe in the hot thermal baths or take a mud bath which according to local legend is said to knock 10 years from your age! Later we visit the protected Iztuzu beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beach. With its high mountains this place of considerable beauty is known locally as Turtle Beach as it is an important breeding ground for Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtles.

Day 4 : Walk From Aga Limani To The Sunken Cleopatra's Bath, Then To Sarsala Bay (4-5Hrs)

Meals Included: B, L, D

Walk in the footsteps of Romans who moored their wooden sailing ships at Aga Limani which is the starting point for our walk. We follow a ruined Roman track to the remains of a Roman settlement before descending into a valley where we can take sage tea with a local Nomad family. Our 2-3 hour walk finishes where the remains of Cleopatra's Bath are now partially submerged, there's plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling amongst the ruins. Lunch onboard. We then take a late afternoon walk (around 2hrs) in pine forest, following the coast around to Sarsala Bay.

Day 5 : Ancient Burial Tombs At Bedri Rami Bay (Optional) Then Walk To Boynuz Bükü (2-3Hrs)

Meals Included: B, L, D

Take an optional walk to the ancient burial tombs at Bedri Rami Bay, before we begin our morning walk to Boynuz Bükü. The route takes us through forest of Liquid Amber before reaching our gulet.

Day 6 : Scenic Walk From Inlice (4-5Hrs)

Meals Included: B, L, D

Today's coastal walk includes more incredible scenery with views around every turn.

Day 7 : Visit To Tlos And Kayakoy

Meals Included: B, L, D

The day begins with a drive up to the impressive ancient city of Tlos, considered one of the most important Lycian religious centres. It was here that the Greek mythological hero and his winged flying horse Pegasus are said to have lived. Set high up in the hills behind Fethiye, with dramatic views to the sea, the ancient city has a series of temple type tombs cut out of the rock, a stadium and houses. We continue on to Kayaköy, a Greek village that was deserted in 1923 following the exchange of peoples between Turkey and Greece. The walking trail, the Lycian Way, traverses through this village and again, there are some scenic highlights to be had. We stop for lunch amongst the ruins to feel the atmosphere of this abandoned village which was the inspiration for Louis de Berniere's Birds Without Wings. If we have time in this very full day, we finish with a short walk down from Kayakoy to Fethiye. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 8 : Trip Concludes In Fethiye

Meals Included: B

This morning you say farewell to the crew. Own onward arrangements or an optional transfer to Dalaman Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    7 nights in twin cabin on board a Turkish gulet

  • 7 nights in twin or double cabin with private facilities on board a Turkish gulet with linen and full crew (note: twin cabins are limited with number of cabins dependent on scheduled gulet)

  • Meals include 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners *Breakfast is Turkish style and will generally include cheese (feta), olives, eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, jam, honey, bread, tea or coffee. *A cooked lunch is provided most days, with picnic style lunch wh

  • Harbour fees and diesel for 3-4 hours cruising per day

  • Dalyan boat trip including Kaunos entrance tickets, mudbath entrance tickets, small boat hire and boat driver tips

  • English speaking walking guide

  • Fethiye excursion including coach travel, TLOS entrance tickets, cooked lunch, Kayakoy tickets and driver tips

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Fethiye/Marmaris

  • Entrance fees for historical and natural sites not noted in the itinerary

  • Drinks - a range of beverages including wine are available for purchase on board (please do not bring your own drinks on board). Drinking water is provided however if you require an individual bottle of water this will be extra - for environmental reasons

  • Items of a personal nature including souvenirs, ice creams, phone calls etc.

  • Additional transport – at times we need extra transport to start or finish a walk or occasionally the weather may not allow the boat to come into the bay. In this event there may be an additional charge of GBP15 per person payable locally.

  • Tips for crew and guide – we recommend around 40 Euros per passenger for the crew and 20 Euros per passenger for the guide.

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa

  • Travel insurance- mandatory

  • Drinks - a range of beverages including wine are available for purchase on board (please do not bring your own drinks on board). Drinking water is provided however if you require an individual bottle of water this will be extra. Tea and coffee is included

  • Tips for crew and guide – we recommend around 45 Euros per passenger for the crew and 20 Euros per passenger for the guide.

  • Entrance fees not listed as included

  • Items of a personal nature

Grading

The walking is introductory to moderate (2) grade with daily walks of around 2-5 hours per day. There are some steep sections over loose trails during the walk and such sections of the trail require care. Some sections of the trail are quite exposed so good hats and sunscreen are a must. The accent is on keeping a steady pace with time to stop and take photos (subject to weather conditions). You will need a reasonable level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

What You Carry

You only need to carry a daypack with your daily requirements including wet weather gear, lunch supplies, water bottle, warm top, phone etc

Reviews from travellers on this tour

S. Mathews(Windella, NSW)  

Turkey Walk and Sail

Our recent Turkey Walk and Sail trip was a great c

Our recent Turkey Walk and Sail trip was a great combination of life on the gulet overnighting in quiet bays and onshore guided walks along remote tracks along the coast where we saw very few other walkers but many interesting sites and experiences. The food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the crew. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wanted an active gulet experience.

Margaret Brandeau(Los Altos Hills, California, United States)  

Turkey Walk and Sail

This is a wonderful walking/sailing holiday where

This is a wonderful walking/sailing holiday where you can see places in Turkey that you wouldn't see on a typical tour. It was amazing to be hiking and stumble across ancient ruins in many places -- and not see a single other person. I imagined that I was walking in the footsteps of Homer.

M. Stephens-Row(Colchester, UK)  

Turkey Walk and Sail

An excellent trip in great company. Exploring part

An excellent trip in great company. Exploring parts of the Turkish coast we would likely never have found for ourselves. The hosts on the boat were fantastic and the chef especially turned out the most amazing meals from such a small kitchen, especially the freshly caught fish!

R. Vogel(Lakelands, NSW)  

Turkey Walk and Sail

This trip combined walking and sailing experiences

This trip combined walking and sailing experiences along a small part of the south west coast of Turkey. Well worth while! South west Turkey is very picturesque, and glimpses of it’s history is incredible. Food on board was excellent, with staff very accommodating and helpful. Our walking guide explained each days activities well and was very patient during the walks.

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