Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the airport of Antalya, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative, and you will be transferred to the Olympos Beach (around a 1.5-hour drive). The beach belongs to a national park, and is famous as a nesting area for the Carretta-Caretta sea turtles.

You will settle in a comfortable motel, and enjoy the rest of the day swimming and resting, before the group re-assembles for a welcome dinner.

Note: Only one group airport transfer is included in the price. Timings will be advised in due course. Additional transportation can be arranged at an extra cost.

Accommodation: Olympos – Emek Pansiyon - https://www.emekpansiyon.com.tr/en/index.html or similar.

After breakfast, you will embark on the trail that passes through the Lycian Olympos gorge towards the ancient city of Olympos (a major town in Lycia), which used to be a pirates’ harbor based on its geographic location and concealment.
You will walk through fields covered with blooming flowers, pomegranate orchards, and ancient graveyards with spectacular views. After the hike, you may enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the sea.

Hiking time: 5 hours.

Accommodation: Olympos – Emek Pansiyon - https://www.emekpansiyon.com.tr/en/index.html or similar.

You will start your day with a hike to Ulupınar Village (7-8 km away), which hosts a dozen trout farms built around the ice-cold spring waters, under gigantic plane trees. After a delicious lunch, you will return to the beach for a relaxing afternoon, swimming, and sun-bathing. You will end the day with a hike (2 km total distance) to the eternal flames of the fire-breathing monster Chimaera, at the foothills of Mount Olympos.

Hiking time: around 3 hours in the morning, and 1 hour in the evening.

Accommodation: Olympos – Emek Pansiyon - https://www.emekpansiyon.com.tr/en/index.html or similar.

Early in the morning, you will drive to Ucagiz Lagoon for an exciting kayaking adventure. Ucagiz is an excellent base to meander through the Kekova Sound, which includes the lagoon, the ancient settlement of Lycian Simena and the sunken city of Kekova Island. You may also go on a short hike (1 hour, round trip) to snorkel over the sunken ruins of Aperlai, where you can observe at the bottom of the sea the foundation of ancient temples, buildings, fragments of columns and lots of pottery.
You will then drive (a 45-min drive) to Kas, a sleepy Mediterranean village with white-washed houses, colorful bougainvilleas and picturesque restaurants.

Accommodation: Kaş – Lantana Aparts - http://www.lantana.com.tr/en/welcome/ or similar.

Enjoy a relaxing day by the beach, or take advantage of some of the available optional activities: via-feratta, para-gliding, scuba diving, mountain biking, or exploration of Patara (a 45-min drive) to one of the best beaches in the world and the ruins of Xhanthos: the capital city of ancient Lycia.

Accommodation: Kaş – Lantana Aparts - http://www.lantana.com.tr/en/welcome/ or similar.

After breakfast, you will drive (1 hour) to the port from where you will board a private boat to cruise to the Agalimani cove for swimming and relaxation.
In the afternoon, you can hike (9 km) to the Keci peninsula which is accessible only on foot. It is a beautiful trail through pine tree forests with spectacular views of the Mediterranean. You will pass by the Lycian site of Lydae and the Batik Hamam (Sunken Bath) cove, which has a Roman bath about 5 feet under water – it is said, this is where Mark Anthony wooed Cleopatra.

You will end the day in Dalyan, where you will relax for the night.

Hiking time: around 1.5 hours.

Accommodation: Dalyan – Dalyan Resort - https://www.dalyanresort.com/ or similar.

Dalyan is a 4-km inland located on the Dalyan Delta, across the ruins of ancient Caunus. In the morning, you will go with a fishing boat to Iztuzu Beach through a maze of reeds. The Dalyan Delta is a natural fishery, and the beach is well-known as another nesting place for the Caretta-Caretta sea turtles. After exploring the Delta and maybe tasting a couple of the famous local blue crabs, you will hike from Çandır Village to the extensive ruins of Caunus (3 km). You will end the day at the hotel by the river, enjoying a Farewell Dinner while admiring views of the 5th-century rock tombs.

Accommodation: Dalyan – Dalyan Resort - https://www.dalyanresort.com/ or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Note: Only one group airport transfer is included in the price. Timings will be advised in due course. Additional transportation can be arranged at an extra cost.