|Dalyan River Delta|
Transfer from Dalaman Airport to Dalyan. Welcome tour of Dalyan with local guide giving information about the local history and culture. Settle in at a local hotel.
Trekking. The next day we walk over a hill to the bay of Ekincik and its unspoilt beach.
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Jeep Safari. From Dalyan 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 two special lakes. 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 the small village of Akkropru where an old Roman bridge spans the Dalaman river. Overnight in cottages or tents.
Whitewater Rafting. The Dalaman is the best river in Southern Turkey for rafting with genuine exhilarating grade four rapids. The course is about four hours long passing through narrow gorges. Overnight we stay in Akkropru village.
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.
Shopping in the local market is followed by a beach BBQ. The local market has many stalls selling (genuine-fake) brand name watches, clothes, leather goods, shoes and spices, all at extremely cheap prices. On the beach we consume very generous portions Alis famous BBQ until we are only able to lie down and relax. In the evening we go to a Hamam, or Turkish Bath, where we have a sauna, skin exfoliation and massage, leaving us feeling completely revitalized and fresh.
Reluctantly, we say goodbye and transfer back to the airport.
2003 Trip Dates and Costs
|Lycian Rock Tombs|
Hotel, tent or village house, full board food, professional guide, transfers, insurance, all tour equipment.
Transportation to Dalaman, drinks, personal expenses.
Sleeping bag, mat, warm clothes, hiking shoes, hat or bandanna, beach wear, sun cream.
We can make arrangements for you to extend your multi-activity adventure in Dalyan. Some suggestions include a Blue Voyage tour of the Mediterranean, scuba diving and bus tours to Ephesus, Pammukale and Cappadocia.
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