An 8 day self-guided walking tour on the Carian Trail. The program includes some of the best walks on the Bozburun Peninsula. You won’t soon forget this route’s coastal views, hidden ruins , ancient trails, small hotels, and delicious cuisine.
After your arrival to Dalaman Airport, the transfer will be taking you to Petunya Konak Hotel in İçmeler. The files and the details about your trip will be ready for you in the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Petunya Konak, İçmeler
The transfer will take you to İçmeler, which is the official start of the Carian Trail. The path through the forest first goes through the dense vegetation with views of Marmaris and beyond visible at some points along the way. Passing through the town, the route continues onto another scenic path before reaching the ancient city of Amos. Finish off the day by exploring the ruins.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Maris Hotel, Kumlubük
The path through the forest passes by a Byzantine period church standing amidst the olive trees. With a gradual ascent, the route continues with wonderful views of the coast. Just before Bayır village, the ruins of Syrna, scattered throughout the fields, come into sight. The hike ends by the village center situated just beside two monumental trees. Transfer to Söğüt.
Overnight & Dinner in Suna House, Söğüt
A short transfer takes you to the beginning of the hike. The stony path ascends towards the coast with fantastic views of Rhodes. The path continues above the dramatic coastline before heading inland to the village of Taslıca. The route than descends down to Cumhuriyet with more breathtaking views of the coast. The day ends as you walk straight into your guesthouse.
Overnight in Suna House, Söğüt
This is an easy day with a half day hike starting directly from the hotel. The coastal path passes by small coves and villages before reaching Bozburun’s nearby shipyard. Bozburun is world famous for its traditional type of boat, called a ‘gulet’. You can see how they make or maintain the boats here. The route takes you on a path again with nice views of Bozburun and the little islets and reaches the small coastal town of Bozburun.
Dinner in a selected restaurant, Overnight stay in Suna Pension, Bozburun
The hike starts directly from your guesthouse and heads towards a small cove called Germe. The path goes through a small hamlet and starts ascending to a saddle where you will find nice views of Bozburun and the mountains. Reaching the saddle, the route continues onto a dirt road and descends down to Selimiye with views of the lake-like bay and the mountains surrounding it. Selimiye is a small town on the coast and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. It is also possible to visit the Ottoman Period Castle there.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Sardunya Pension, Selimiye
A transfer of 20 minutes takes you back to Bayır. The route follows a stream-side dirt road and ascends on a combination of paths and forest roads. Reaching a small hamlet, the old path goes down to Şelale, which means waterfall. This is a nice spot with some small waterfalls. The hike first follows the forest road and then a minor asphalt road to the village of Turgut. Following a path up the hill, the route ascends to the ancient settlement of Hydas for sweeping views. You finish the day by walking back to Turgut on a forest road. A 20 minute transfer takes you back to Selimiye.
Overnight stay in Sardunya Pension, Selimiye
The tour ends with a 2 hour transfer to Dalaman Airport.
All transport during the walking program including transfers to and from Marmaris or Dalaman.
7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunch Packs, 4 Dinners
7 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels
We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a prepaid Turkish phone, and a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program with lots of pictures and relevant information.
For different group sizes and prices, please contact us.