SW Coast - Self Drive + Hike

Description

10 day self drive tour through the Aegean Turkey starting from Ephesus and ending in Dalyan. A great combination of history, culture, nature & sea. The tour takes you to the off the beaten places on scenic drives while giving you the chance to see some of the major sites like Ephesus and Bodrum. We have tailored this tour to give the best insight of Turkey on which you can explore ruins, experience local culture by staying in a village house, swim in the nicest coves, taste the local cuisine and take the scenic routes. 

Itinerary

 Day 1. Drive to Selçuk. Sight- seeing in Ephesus. (D)
A day in the Roman Capitol of Asia Minor, visiting in the important sites around Ephesus, including St Jean Basilica, İsa Bey Mosque, Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary. The day finishes as you drive up to Şirince Village for an overnight in Kayserkaya Cottoges.
www.kayserkaya.com

DAY 2. Drive to Alinda. Loop HIKE in Alinda (4 km). Drive to Bağarcık . LOOP HIKE to Zeus Temple 3.3 km. Drive to Kapıkırı (B,D)
Away from the touristic destionations, the day starts with a 2 hr drive from Şirince to Karpuzlu. Explore the wonderful ruins of Alinda on foot and then carry onto your day with a drive to Bağarcık. The setting with pine nut trees and huge boulders is definitely breathtaking. After a walk through this landscape, drive to Kapıkırı Village for another hour.
Dinner & Overnight in Agora Pansiyon, Kapıkırı
www.agorapansiyon.com

DAY 3. Transfer to Karahayıt. HIKE Karahayıt - Yediler Monastery - Gölyaka 5.3 km. Sightseeing Euromos. Drive to Çomakdağ. (B, D)
A journey into the history from Neolithic Perion Wall paint- ings to Byzantine Period frescoes, from Roman period ruins to Hellenistic city walls. Both Kapıkırı and Çomakdağ are quite authentic villages where you can see the Aegean culture.
Dinner & Overnight in village house (private room, bathroom)

DAY 4. Drive to Labranda. HIKE Labraunda - Kargıcak 6.8 km. Transfer to Labraunda. Drive to Çakıllıyalı (B,D)
The day starts as you drive to Labraunda and explore this extensive ruins. These hidden ruins will probably be all yours as there is hardly any visiors. Then you will start the hike down to Kargıcak village. The day finishes as you drive to the seaside in Çakıllıyalı. This is a perfect spot for some rest and swimming.
Dinner & Overnight in Ege Pansion, Mazı
http://www.maziegepansiyon.com

DAY 5. HIKE Çakıllıyalı - Kisebükü 10 km. Transfer back to Çakıllıyalı. Drive to Selimiye via Akbük & Bayır. (B)
The day starts with a hike in the morning to Kisebükü Cove. The hike goes through many intact coves. A transfer will take you back to Çakıllıyalı. Within a short drive, you may stop by the turquoise waters of the Akbük cove for a swim. The day continues with a drive to Bayır village where you can take a break under the monumental plane tree and explore a museum-like olive oil press. The final step of the day is the scenic drive to Söğüt Village. 
Overnight in Suna House Hotel, Söğüt 
www.suna-house.com

DAY 6. Transfer to Bahçeli. HIKE Bahçeli - Taşlıca - Cumhuriyet 9 km. Drive to Selimiye. (B)
A fantastic hike awaits you today. Starting from Bahçeli Hamlet, the rocky route goes high above the coast with amazing views and arrives at Taşlıca Village. Next is the breathtaking hike down to Cumhuriyet Hamlet. Spend the afternoon with a visit to Bozburun and Selimiye Towns.
Overnight in Sardunya Hotel, Selimiye
www.sardunya.info

DAY 7. Drive to Turgut. LOOP HIKE in Turgut 6 km. Drive to Dalyan. (B)
Wonderful day of hiking in the unknown ruins of Hydus. The pyramid shaped monumental tomb from 2nd century BC is definitely a masterpiece. The views at the top of Hydus is breathtaking. After a swim break in Turgut or Orhaniye, carry onto your drive to Dalyan (1.5 hr).
Overnight in Dalyan Pension, Dalyan
www.dalyanpansion.com

DAY 8.Boat Trip in Dalyan. Drive to Kayaköy. (B)
A relaxing day on the riverboat. The boat trip goes into various locations depending what you like. A usual trip would go to Köyceğiz Lake and stop for a mud bath, then carry onto Kaunos ancient city. The last stop of the day is the sandy Iztuzu Beach. The day finishes as you drive to Kayaköy via Fethiye.
Dinnner & Overnight in Han Camping, Kayakoy 
www.hancamping.com 

DAY 9. HIKE Kayaköy - Ölüdeniz 6.8 km. Transfer to Kayaköy. Drive to Faralya. (B,D)
One of the most classic walks along the Lycian coast. You will start the hike directly from Han Camp and finish in Ölüdeniz. The walk also passes by the ruins of Kayakoy. The walk is rewarded with a swim in the waters of Ölüdeniz. The day finishes as you drive to Faralya on a scenic road.
Dinner & Overnight in Montenegro Motel, Faralya 
www.montenegromotel.com 

DAY 10. HIKE Faralya - Aktaş - Kabak 9km. Transfer to Faralya. Drive to Dalaman Airport. (B)
The 10 day tour finishes with a wonderful hike to Kabak Valley via Aktaş beach. By the end of the hike, you will be trans- ferred back to Faralya (10min). As you have a late afternoon flight, you may spend the time either in Kabak or by the pool in Montenegro Motel.

Hotels

 
Kayserkaya Cottoges, Şirince (1 night) 
Agora Pension, Kapıkırı (1 night)
Village House, Çomakdağ (1night) 
Ege Pension, Mazı (1 night)
Suna House, Söğüt (1 night) 
Sardunya Hotel, Selimiye (1night)
Dalyan Pansiyon, Dalyan (1 night)
Han Camping, Kayakoy (1 night) 
Montenegro Motel, Faralya (1 night) 

Equipment

TripBook
Trip books are included in all our tours. Our trip books are complete packages of information which will help you to find your way through the itinerary we have created for you. Putting in significant time end effort, we have compiled this book which includes Google Earth Maps, Highlighted routes, Touristic information, pick up and drop off points and easy to follow directions with pictures.

GPS
Although, most of the routes along the tours are very well way marked, we decided to provide GPS units which are simple to use, easy to read nonetheless sophisticated devices. The routes and waypoints (including water sources, pickup points and hotels) described in the trip books are preloaded in the GPS. All you have to do is follow the route shown on the device. 1 GPS is provided for every group.
A handheld Garmin GPS is provided for the hikes during the tour. 
A Garmin Nuvi LM GPS is provided for the driving routes. The GPS has all the necessary waypoints preloaded. 

Mobile Phone
With the experiences we have had, we thought that it is best to provide every group with a mobile phone with a pre-paid Turkish sim-card. This helps a a lot in making arrangements during the trip. The phone numbers of the hotels, emergency numbers and the contact details for the company are already listed in the mobile phones.


Prices

The total price of the tour is 835 € per person and includes;

* Renault Clio Hatchback 2016 Model, manuel transmission, rental with insurance for 10 Days
* One way charge for the car rental
* 9 nights accommodation
* 5 dinners (Kapıkırı, Çomakdağ, Çakıllıyalı, Kayaköy, Faralya)
* 5 hr private boat trip in Dalyan
* Transfers for the hikes
* Equipment (Tripbook, GPS, Mobile Phone) - All to be handed back by the end of the trip
* 24 hr Phone support

Excludes;
* Fuel
* Parking fees
* Entrance fees to Historical sites
* Meals not mentioned in the program
* Tips
* Personal Insurance
* Flight Tickets

Booking

 
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