Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 10
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (8nts), homestays (2nts, shared bathrooms) overnight seater bus (1nt).
Ride around the valleys of Cappadocia on horseback, enjoy local hospitality in remote villages, go sea kayaking in spectacular coves, cycle from the mountains to the coast, trek the Lycian Way, hike through ruins and Turkish villages.
A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a kayak as you hike, pedal, paddle, and ride your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves, and into small villages untouched by time in the valleys of Cappadocia. Exercise should always be this inspiring.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Istanbul||Day 1 Istanbul|
There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. After, opt to head out to dinner in a local restaurant with the group. Get the most out of your time in Istanbul by pre-booking one of the following full-day activities to experience before your tour starts: Istanbul Backstreets Walk or DolmabahCe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour. And don't worry if you can't decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, while any of the optional activities listed can be booked independently upon arrival in Istanbul. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Goreme||Day 2 Istanbul/Goreme (1B, 1D)|
In the afternoon, fly to Cappadocia and drive to the homestay for the evening. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious, locally made dinner. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Flight (1.25 hour(s))
|Day 3||Goreme||Day 3 Goreme (1B)|
In the morning, enjoy hiking amongst Cappadocias impressive and unusual rock formations. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia. Included Activities: Hiking
|Day 4||Kemer||Day 4 Goreme/Kemer (1B)|
Touring on horseback is a fantastic way to experience the surrounding countryside, and offers a great opportunity for novices to learn how to ride. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia. Additional Notes: Want to do more with your tours Pre-booking is available for Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Whirling Dervishes. Any of the optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival. If you have pre-booked the hot air balloon ride, you will be flying on this day. Included Activities: Horseback Riding Transport: Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Olympos||Day 5 Kemer/Olympos|
After stepping off the bus in the morning, its a short journey to the seaside village of Olympos. Take a 20min drive to enjoy a short walk to Chimera, where flames magically rise out of the earth through cracks in the rocks. Included Activities: Chimera Walk Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 6||Kas||Day 6 Cirali/Kas (1B)|
Continue along the coast to the village of Kas and spend the night. Included Activities: Cycling Around Kas Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Kas||Day 7 Kas (1B, 1L)|
The water is so clear here, its possible to clearly make out the ruins of this once fine city. Included Activities: Kekova Kayaking Expedition
|Day 8||Minare||Day 8 Kas/Minare (1B, 1D)|
In the evening, enjoy a village homestay and delicious home-cooked food. Included Activities: Lycian Era Ruins of Pinara Hike Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Fethiye||Day 9 Minare/Fethiye (1B)|
Head to Sakilikent Gorge for some canyoneering this morning. This exhilarating activity requires scrambling over rocks and down rivers along the gorge. Depending on the water levels it can get quite wet along the route. After time to get your breath back, continue to Fethiye for the night. Included Activities: Canyoneering Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 10||Fethiye||Day 10 Fethiye (1B)|
Walking along the coast gives spectacular views of the water below and the rugged coastline. After enjoying a swim at Oludeniz, take a public bus to Fethiye. Included Activities: Lycian Way Hike Swimming Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 10km) Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 11km)
|Day 11||Istanbul||Day 11 Fethiye/Istanbul (1B)|
Transfer to Dalaman Airport and fly to Istanbul. Enjoy the last evening in the city. Transport: Private Vehicle Flight (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 12||Istanbul||Day 12 Istanbul (1B)|
Your tour might be finished, but the adventure's far from over. Pre-book one of the following activities to experience after your tour ends: DolmabahCe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise or Istanbul Backstreets Walk. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night in Istanbul. And don't worry if you can't decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, or they can be booked upon arrival in Istanbul. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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