Action, nature, explore and camp at 3000 feet. Kaunos Tours has put together an exciting one week program which takes in this entire area of outstanding beauty in an imaginative and varied manner.
Action, nature, explore and camp at 3000 feet
Kaunos Tours has put together an exciting one week program which takes in this entire area of outstanding beauty in an imaginative and varied manner.
B&B accommodation based on double occupancy, single supplement (if any), camp material, lunches during activities, all equipment for the outdoor activities, professional guide and insurance.
Sleeping mat and bag, personal kit for staying outdoor, drinks available at meals.
Clothes which are allowed to get wet and dirty!
Important at moment of booking:
These tours are all in outdoor and you should understand that the conditions are accordingly. Any pre-known health conditions must be mentioned at moment of booking and informed to the guide. Itinerary is subject to change due to weather and demand. Rafting, canyoning and seakayaking may not be available at early spring and late autumn due to high water level and cold water; in such a case, Kaunos Tours will change the itinerary or offer another tour. Camping may need to be done at lower altitudes due to cold weather in early/late season.
No experience required. 2 times "wild" camping so sense for adventure makes it more comfortable. Camping is basic on beaches with NO facilities at all. Sleeping bags and mats are available for rent.
Age limit for this excursion is 14 without parents and 8 with parents (except for rafting which is 14). Family with younger children? Contact us for a special pack. There is no child discount for this excursion.
Transfer from Dalaman Airport to Dalyan. Welcome tour of Dalyan with local guide giving information about the local history and culture. Settle in to a local hotel.
Trekking. The next day we walk over a hill to the bay of Ekincik and its unspoilt beach. It is difficult to access by road and so most visitors arrive by yacht. The route we take allows us to explore the ancient ruins of Kaunos, with its Roman Baths, Acropolis, harbour and many other ruins including a Medieval castle. We walk through pine forests which hug the dramatic coastline and arrive in Ekincik for a special picnic lunch followed by relaxing swimming in the azure crystal waters of the Mediterranean. The journey back is by local wooden boat, which takes one and a half hours along the rugged coastline, around Iztuzu beach and winding along the river under the ancient rock tombs to Dalyan.
White water Rafting. Akkopru village is the scene for this wet adventure. With our jeeps loaded with the camp gear for the following days and nights we meet in 1 hour you meet your guides and the other rafters. At the base you can get yourself something to drink and taste the home made pastry. Once everybody has his gear, life jacket and helmet, you hop on another minibus with the rafts on top which will take you in 1,5 hour to the start point of the rafting. The minibus safari leads over dirt roads through some small Turkish villages. At the start point you get a safety briefing and then off you go on the wild running class 3-4 Dalaman river. The river starts easily so you can get used to all the comments that are being used on the river. The second part is more wild and let you experience the real rafting. During the trip are enough opportunities to jump out the raft and have a swim in the river. Some times you go on shore and have a relax swim in a freezing cold creek or you can make rock jumps. When the old bridge appears again in your sight it means end of the adventurous and exhilarating trip. At the base you can put on dry clothes and while you enjoy your late lunch you can watch the video of your rafting trip.
Jeep Safari. From Akkopru we travel past forests of the frankincense tree before climbing the Boga Dagi 2000m mountain to the high plateau village of Agla. Along the way we have the opportunity to view the flora and fauna of the region and visit a special lake where we have lunch. Wildflowers are plentiful in the springtime and the cool mountain air of Agla provides a respite from the summer heat of the coast. Overnight in tents on the high plateau of Agla, a night full of stars, camp fire and a large BBQ
Canyoning. An hour jeep ride takes us to a unique canyon. We swim under waterfalls, in rock pools and scramble over boulders until the going gets steeper. Then we use climbing gear to scale shear waterfalls and huge boulders which block our path. The cool air and the crashing sound of the cold, crystal, flowing water add to the atmosphere and adventure of the canyon climb. After our descent and return to Dalyan, we rest.
Pack your bag with swimwear and snorkels. We drive in the morning to the tranquil Asi beach where you will get an introduction to seakayaking. Starting to paddle out from this secluded cove, we will follow the left coast and admire the turquoise water and the rich rock formations. In the next bay, we will head to our first swim stop on a tiny pebble beach hidden under a huge steep rock. Having a short rest, swim, or jumping off a rock, we will then continue our close coast paddling upto a headland and start our long crossing to the right coast. If the waves permit, we get to see a narrow sea cave. Our next stop will be for lunch on a beautiful sandy beach. Your guide is also your cook and will prepare a rich picnic lunch, while you can swim, snorkel and rest. After lunch is a 15-min. paddling back to our start point. At the end of the tour, you`ll have time to drink a cold beverage while we load the kayaks. Our way back to Dalyan is also a nice scenic drive.
Enjoy your time in Dalyan, relax, enjoy the pool or one of the other activities organised by Kaunos Tours.
Reluctantly, we say good-bye and transfer back to the airport.
Jeep, minibus, boat