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Family Lycian Activity Week

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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Kas
 Trip Finishes
Kas
8 Day Family Lycian Activity Week Itinerary (Exodus)
Countries Explored: Turkey
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Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
20
Pace
Leisurely
Trip Styles
Culture , Family
Trip Code
FET

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Exodus 8 Day Family Lycian Activity Week. The endless coastline, canyons and rivers of southern Turkey are the playground for adventures on land and sea. On this trip there are days of canyoning and sea kayaking, plus visits to the impressive Saklikent Gorge and Patara National Park, with its Roman ruins and glorious beach. There is also a free day to enjoy more of the local delights or, for the more adventurous, optional paragliding. The beautiful scenery and laid-back atmosphere in Kas make it a fantastic base for a week of family fun.

Itinerary

There are no activities planned today so you are free to arrive in Kas at any time. Stay: Standard Hotel.

We start our holiday with a gentle warm-up day. The morning is spent on an orientation walk discovering Kas, then enjoy coastal views through the olive groves on the way out to Limanagzi beach (approx 90 mins walk). At Limanagzi there will be time to relax and have a swim. We return to Kas by water taxi (B).

Explore dramatic Saklikent Canyon by wet walking up the river on wooden platforms over the river; we can enjoy the towering canyon walls, dip our feet in the water and explore this spectacular environment. In the afternoon we take a walk to the famously long Patara beach. On the way we can stop at the ruins of the ancient Roman city, a great deal of which has only recently been revealed from under the shifting sands of the area (B).

The mountains behind Kas are riddled with deep canyons. We normally visit the Kibris Canyon, which offers some of the most impressive natural phenomena in the Taurus Mountains; a spectacular gorge, where springs and waterfalls cascade into the rapidly flowing cold river. It is ideal for canyoning - swimming, abseiling and leaping into pools of mountain water.

You will be provided with a wetsuit, harness and a helmet. You must be able to swim, and light summer walking shoes (or old trainers) are essential. The day is long and can be strenuous at times - please make sure you and your children are happy to have a go, and have the courage to jump a few metres into pools of water. You'll be in very safe hands, and should revel in the adventure! Please note: At no point is jumping obligatory; there is always the option to climb, abseil or walk down at these points (B/L).

Today has been left free to do as little or as much as you like. Options include SCUBA diving, though this has a minimum age of 14, imposed by the Turkish authorities. You can also take a walk, a Turkish bath or just a stroll around the cafés and little shops of Kas. For the more adventurous and adrenaline-seeking, there is the opportunity to take a paragliding flight (this also has a minimum age of 14). The start point is 600 metres above sea level and the flight takes us out over Kas and the surrounding islands (B).

Today we spend a full day sea kayaking in the sheltered bay near Kekova Island. The day's activities start early in the morning; we will depart at 7:30 for a 50 min (approximately) transfer to Ucagiz village. After preparations and a technical briefing, we will paddle towards the island and the site of the famous sunken city. Although it is no Atlantis, you can clearly make out the harbour walls and see the layout of rooms and houses below the water. Kayaking is an excellent low-impact way of exploring the site.

Later, we paddle to the village of Simena to have our lunch. This spectacular spot is located on a peninsula and is inaccessible by road. The village is overlooked by a hilltop Ottoman castle with excellent views of the whole bay. To participate you must be able to swim and have the physique necessary to fit in the kayak. Stay: Standard Hotel (B/L).

Every Friday morning in Kas, a colourful local market takes place with a wonderful variety of fruit and vegetables along with clothes and household goods. Many villagers from the mountains also attend and you will have the option to travel into the area they inhabit this afternoon. The scenery is dramatic, with extensive pine and cedar forests framing the Ak Dag mountain range, which is snow-capped until July (B/L).

Our adventure ends after breakfast today. Those on the group flights will be transferred back to Dalaman for the flight to London (B).

Trip Inclusions

  • Enjoy a week of activities, sun and relaxation in stunning Lycian scenery
  • Sea kayak over a sunken city in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Jump, scramble and float down the beautiful Kibris Canyon
  • Canyoning - abseil, clamber and jump down a spectacular gorge, through waterfalls and pools
  • Try SCUBA diving
  • Enjoy a scenic coastal walk past Roman ruins

  • 7 nights at a 3-star hotel with en suite facilities, air-conditioning and a pool
  • 8 days land only
  • 5 days activities, 1 free day
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus
  • No experience necessary
  • Reasonable level of fitness required
  • All breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified.
  • Flights not specified are not included
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