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Carian Trail

Datça Peninsula 4 days

This 4-day self-guided tour follows some of our favorite paths on the Carian Trail, traversing the north and south of the Datca Peninsula. Get ready for 360-degree sea views, quaint village architecture, amazing Aegean food, and some of the most remote, untouched beaches that Turkey has to offer.


March through May and September through beginning of December.


4 Days, 3 Nights


3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Pack 


41 km total hiking


Dalaman Airport

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2 Person


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4 Person


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Happy Hiking

What to expect


Arrival and Transfer to Datca. Hike Kargi Loop (10 km +-266m)

From the Dalaman Airport, you’ll take a shuttle to Marmaris from where you’ll be transferred to the trailhead and start hiking. The rocky path immediately rises above the sea, with great views all around. You’ll pass the settlements of farmers and shepherds, old and new, as you traverse the rural hinterland of Datca. After merging onto the Carian Trail, the path loops back and down to Kargi Beach with more views of the sea accompanying your final kilometers. A short transfer takes you to your hotel in the main town of Datca.

Overnight in Sapphire Hotel, Datça


Transfer. HIKE Domuzcukuru – Hayitbuku (10 km +438m -652m).

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred along a rough road to the trailhead above Domuzcukuru Beach. The only way to access this pristine bay (and many of the beaches on today’s hike) is on foot or by boat. After a steep descent down to the sea, the rest of your day will be spent traversing the coast, hiking up and over the hills to reach multiple remote beaches. The hike ends in the bay of Hayitbuku, and a short transfer takes you to your hotel in Palamutbuku.

Overnight in Bük Butik Hotel, Palamutbükü


HIKE Yazikoy – Knidos (10 km +280m -395m)

Today’s hike starts from the traditional village of Yazikoy, full of almond and olive groves and whitewashed houses. After a transfer to the village, you’ll hike down a rough dirt road to Degirmenbuku Bay. Merging onto the Carian Trail, you’ll then follow a thin, coastal path with amazing views of the sea and lighthouses. The hike ends by descending directly into the ancient ruins of Knidos. After exploring the ancient site, you’ll be transferred back to Palamutbuku.

Overnight in Buk Butik Hotel, Palamutbuku. 


Transfer. HIKE Kizlan – Kormen (11.5 km +306m -357m).

A 40-minute transfer takes you to the village of Kizlan, where you’ll begin the hike. This route follows old village paths, traversing a landscape of red rock and dense vegetation with unbelievable views of the sea as you descend to the coast of Karakoy. From here, you’ll be transferred back to Marmaris (1 hour 10 min). 

Booking Details

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  • All Transport

    All transport during the walking program and the transfers to and from Marmaris. Direct transfer from Dalaman Airport can be arranged for an additional fee. 

  • Meals

    3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Pack

  • Accommodation

    3 nights accommodation in good standard hotels.

  • Equipment

    We provide a link to Wikiloc app through which you can follow GPS coordinates prepared for your itinerary, a detailed e-book outlining your tour program, with lots of pictures and relevant information. Participants are responsible for bringing their own hiking equipment such as boots, poles, hat, and backpack.


  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Drinks at hotels or restaurants

  • Personal expenses

  • Flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

Per Person Prices

  • 1 Person

  • 2 person

  • 4 person


For different group sizes and prices, please contact us.