15 Days / 14 Nights Eco Tourism Tour: From the Aegean coast into the heartland of Turkey, this active tour shows both the harshness and beauty of the landscape and also provides adventurists with all the excitement nature can throw at them; from rafting the Dalaman River to hiking the Saklikent Gorge and the famous Lycian Way.
Day 1: arrival day, Fethiye (dinner included).
Depending on your arrival point, you will be transferred from Dalaman Airport or Fethiye bus station to your Hotel. After checking in to the hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Fethiye. Overnight in hotel in Oludeniz or Fethiye.
Day 2: Rafting Dalaman (breakfast and dinner included).
An opportunity to experience real adventure in unspoilt mountain scenery. We raft through narrow limestone gorges surrounded by magnificent pine forests and tackle exhilarating white water. Bathe in natural Jacuzzis, swim in shallow pools, jump off rocks and drink from crystal clear streams. Overnight in Oludeniz or Fethiye.
Day 3: Saklikent Gorge (breakfast and dinner included).
09:00 am Drive to Tlos & walk in Saklikent Gorge, Europe’s second largest at 20km long. Sculpted walls soar high above while fresh mountain water runs through the bottom of the gorge – a walkway of 4km runs through the gorge. There is a chance to embark on an adventure by joining the canyoning activities such as river-rafting or exploring the gorge before returning to Fethiye. Overnight.
Day 4: Kas (breakfast and dinner included).
09:00am We depart for Butterfly Valley by boat. The Butterfly Valley near Fethiye is a hidden gem of Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Deep, steep and accessible only by boat or via the Lycian Way walking trail, it is a protected site because millions of butterflies - over 30 daytime species including the Jersey Tiger Moth and 40 nocturnal species. After Butterfly Valley Tour then drive to Kas for the night. Overnight in Kas.
Day 5: Kas (breakfast and dinner included).
Explore Kas, a pretty coastal town with small harbour, some souvenir shops and pleasant cafe bars and a small ancient amphitheatre on the outskirts of town. There are water sports available in the area, like canoeing, jet skiing, diving and paragliding. Overnight in Kas.
Day 6: Demre (breakfast and dinner included).
Check out of hotel and begin the day with a walk along the Lycian Way to the sunken city of Aperlae. This island is partially submerged under the water because of earthquakes which occurred throughout history; it is also known as the "Sunken City”. Following this the tour moves on to Kekova island, accessible by boat from Kas and offering a fun way to combine an exploration of ancient Lycian ruins with swimming in turquoise waters and a barbecue on the beach. Drive to Finike and overnight.
Day 7: Olympos (breakfast and dinner included).
Leave Finike and walk along the Lycian Way to Olympos & Chimaera - the unquenchable flame. A series of eternal flames flicker along the rocky slopes above the ancient city of Olympos; caused by the combustion of a predominantly methane gas mixture seeping out of the earth. Overnight in Olympos at the Tree Houses & Bungalows.
Day 8: Olympos (breakfast and dinner included).
Rest day in Olympos. Enjoy the sunshine and take in the stunning views, relax on the beach or explore the area and unspoilt scenery. Overnight in Olympos at Tree Houses & Bungalows.
Day 9: Termessos and Duden Waterfall (breakfast and dinner included).
After breakfast depart for Termessos. The ruins of the city of Termessos are perched on a 1050m high plateau on the west face of the Gulluk Mountain (Solymos) found in Mt. Gulluk National Park, northwest of Antalya. A wild and splendid landscape surrounds the monumental traces of this city which dates back more than 2000 years. This is followed by a visit to Duden Waterfalls before leaving for Antalya for overnight.
Day 10: Antalya and Egirdir (breakfast and dinner included).
After breakfast depart for Egirdir on the southern tip of the most beautiful Pisidian lakes. Egirdir is a fine place to stop in the midst of your journey for two days of quiet rest and contemplation. Overnight in Egirdir.
Day 11. : Free day in Egirdir (breakfast and dinner included).
Explore Egirdir which shows another side of Turkey all together. Swimming, boating and hiking can fill a few days around the beautiful natural lake that lies at Egirdir. There are famous fish to be caught here that seem to have no bones; this fish is extremely delicious and shouldn’t be missed in a traditional meal washed down with the famous Turkish drink, Raki. There are a number of small farms located in this area where you can see the workers using traditional methods of farming. You will be welcomed by all people in this region. Overnight in Egirdir.
Day 12: Egirdir, Konya and Cappadocia (breakfast and dinner included).
This morning we drive to Konya and see the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana & museum; the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After Konya we depart for Cappadocia in central Turkey. The strange but beautiful formation of Cappadocia occurred millions of years ago when volcanoes were active in the region. It is estimated that there are more than 600 rock-cut churches in Cappadocia; the walls are covered with beautiful frescoes, some of which are still clearly visible today. The underground cities in Cappadocia are unique too; they were used by the local people to hide from invading armies from the east. There are also loads of activities available in Cappadocia including hot-air ballooning, horse and camel riding and trekking. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 13: Cappadocia safari tour by 4x4 (breakfast and dinner included).
The full day Cappadocian Jeep Safari begins in the deep-set valley town of Urgup and moves on to the Uzengi River. The drive will take you through scenery that includes pigeon houses, the grape growing district and the nearby wineries of Ortahisar. The 4x4 tour will then take passengers off the beaten track with a visit to the picturesque caves of the Red Valley. The 4x4 safari provides the perfect opportunity to soak up the natural beauty of the Cappadocian scenery. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 14: Cappadocia (breakfast and dinner included).
We'll pick you up in your hotel and depart at 09:00 to drive to Ihlara Valley. There, we'll walk nearly 4 km and visit the frescoed churches. A lunch stop is made in Ihlara Valley by the banks of the Melendiz River, which flows through the valley. After lunch we'll visit Selime Cathedral and return back to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the region’s underground cities, once inhabited by thousands of people and having a cool and pleasant temperature to explore. On the way, we'll visit the Nar Crater Lake before driving on to Pigeon Valley to see the pigeon houses which were made to collect guano. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 15: Cappadocia, end of the tour (breakfast included).
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Kayseri Airport where the tour ends.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at Dalaman Airport.
Duration: 15 days.
Start/opening time: According to the flight time. Daily tours start approximately at 9am.
End/closing time: According to the flight time. Daily tours end approximately at 5pm.
Languages: Private tour: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and Chinese. Shared tour: English.
Others: Clients are met at Dalaman Airport on the first day and dropped off at Kayseri Airport on the last day.
Included: Accommodation in 4 star hotels, village houses, bungalows and boutique hotels.
3 nights hotel in Fethiye, 2 nights hotel in Kas, 1 night hotel in Finike, 2 nights hotel in Olympos, 1 night hotel in Antalya, 2 nights hotel in Egirdir and 3 nights hotel in Cappadocia.
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach.
Not included: international flights, all types of insurance, Turkey entry visa, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section.