MULTI-ACTIVE gökova & dalyan
An active week in Gökova & Dalyan to spend in the heart of pine forests, quite and peaceful – Nature at its best!
APRIL through OCTOBER
(Note: Itinerary may change depending on your day of arrival.)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
You will be picked up from Dalaman International Airport for a comfortable, 45-min. drive to your hotel. After checking in and info briefing, you will have your first dinner in the evening time.
DAY 2: HORSE RIDING lesson, Horse care routine, Gardening activity.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel before entering to the world of horses. Following breakfast, you will meet the horses and have your horse riding lesson (1 hour). Once the lessons are finished, you will spend your half day with the full service customized horse care and grooming program. By the end of the day, you will switch to your next activity, picking vegetables and fruits from the organic garden to enjoy later.
DAY 3: KAYAKING Köyceğiz Lake.
Following breakfast, get excited for today’s activity: kayaking. Enjoy the unforgettable kayaking trip in a single or double kayak, explore the fantastic views across the mountains, sweetgum trees along a river and swimming in the outstanding Köyceğiz lake. You will also visit the Sultaniye hot springs which is famous for its natural, bubbling waters with a sulphurous scent.
The departure time from hotel is 09:00 and you’ll be back at the hotel by 17:00.
Morning session: Kayak info and safety briefing, paddle Sultaniye - Kersele river - Sultaniye route.
Home made cooking for lunch by the lake. Afternoon session: Sultaniye - hot springs - Sultaniye.
Rating: Easy-Moderate. 8 km.
DAY 4: FREE DAY.
Take your time and have a little bit rest – the hotel’s location is a perfect place for it. You can swim, sunbathe or enjoy some relaxing time by the pool. Alternatively, you can go hiking, play billiards or go to gym. In the afternoon, you will take a 15-min. boat trip on Azmak river, a water shifts from blue to green to purplish. The Azmak river has a very calm and very transparent water, %60 of the river is rich in soda. Your dinner today will be at a seafood restaurant by the river. As you are having your dinner, you will be able to watch the fascinating view of tree coves, ducks, geese, birds and vegetation of the river.
Other options include horse riding lesson and guided or self-guided cycling. (Cycling route: Ataköy-Gökova-Akçapınar-Akyaka-Ataköy) You can also rent a bike to discover nearby villages and the local products, pass through the Eucalyptus Tunnel and explore the ancient city of Idyma in Gökova.
DAY 5: HIKE & SWIM Dalyan.
Today, we’ll take you to Dalyan, the home of sea turtles, İztuzu beach and Kaunos ancient site! Following a 45-min. transfer, you will walk on scenic routes to discover the protected nature and shores of the Southern Aegean as well as its ancient history, Kaunos rock tombs across the Dalyan river. Departure time from hotel is 09:00 and you’ll be back in the hotel by 16:30.
Route: Çandır-İztuzu beach-Çandır.
Rating: Moderate. 8-12 km on path and earth road (depending on group performance and preferences).
Picnic or pancake lunch in village.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE
Our holiday package ends after the breakfast this morning. Guests can spend their time in the hotel depending on their flight departure time.
PRICE: 1056 GBP per person
(Winter season -Nov. through March: 909 GBP)
(Please contact us for our family and group prices)
Includes: 5-night accommodation in shared rooms at Padok Premium Hotel & Stables in Gökova (Muğla), 3 tours, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, all transfers, insurance, guidance.
Excludes: flight tickets, single supplement (374 GBP; Winter season 326 GBP), lunch on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 6, all drinks, entrance fees, tips.
Payment: Tour price is paid cash in GBP, or Euro or TL equivalent at time of payment, or bank transfer to Mountains And Seas Travel account in Dalyan, Turkey. 50% of the total tour price must be paid as deposit at the time of reservation; the remaining balance must be paid at the latest 7 days prior to tour start date.
EXPERIENCE: No horse riding experience required; no kayaking experience required, but participants should know how to swim and not be afraid of water; participants should be able to walk on trails in nature with hilly, varying terrain.
PARTICIPANTS: Minimum 2 participants are required; max. group size is 8.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Suitable for 16-65 years old for sea kayaking and hiking; 8-15 years old are allowed with a parent/relative based on pyhsical capability and guide's approval. 65+ years old are allowed with own personal insurance.
WHAT TO BRING: Minimum 1,5 lt water per activity, hat, suncream, sunglasses, water shoes or slippers or similar for seakayaking, hiking shoes to get wet for hiking, swim wear and towel, spare clothes, sense of humour:)
CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS:
a) Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, group performance and preferences. In winter, sea kayaking may have to be replaced with cycling or hiking due to unsuitable lake/sea conditions.
b) Tour can be cancelled by the participant with the following refunds from the total tour price:
- 8 days or more prior to tour start date with 75% refund;
- 4-7 days prior to tour start date with 50% refund;
- 3 days or less prior to tour start date with no refund.
Those who are with severe health issues; or with covid-19-positive case; or with covid-19 symptoms including fever, coughing and others, are unfortunately not allowed to attend.