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Trekking & Sea Kayaking

Why not combine these two activities? Spend the first two days trekking along the coastal paths and mountains between Ufakdere and the ancient ruins at Aperlai. Then follow this with three days of sea kayaking in the Kekova region. 

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Season16 April – 24 June & 3 September - 4 November
DayTo suit the requirements of your private party
RegionKaş, Kalkan & Islamlar 
TransfersAre included for guests staying in this region. Guests staying in other regions are welcome – simply add the relevant private transfer cost to/ from Kaş
FitnessAverage to above average
AbilityYour guide will gear the itinerary to your experience – so no previous experience is required
Minimum Age12 Years
AccommodationMountain village houses & Wild Camp
PricesSee link below for all Activity Adventure rates


Mountain Trekking & Sea Kayaking - 5 days/4 nights


Day 1 - Trekking: Ufakdere – Bogazcik

This walk takes us through scented moquis through overgrown goats paths and along the coast shortly before reaching Bogazcik the route passes roman Watchtowers. Here a welcome meal awaits and the night is spent in a local village house.

6 hours trek


Day 2 - Trekking: Bogazcik – Aperlai

From Bogazcik you walk to Kihch village and climb to Apollonia to explore the ruins there. You then descend over mule paths to the ancient waterside ruins of Aperlai. This site lies literally on the edge of the sea and, should you get too hot whilst exploring this fascinating site – just jump in for a cooling swim! The evening is spent under the stars in a wild camp.

2.5 hours trek


Day 3 – Sea Kayaking: Aperlai – Gökkaya

Following a full safety briefing and basic exercises to get used to the kayaks and steering there is a morning paddle to Degirmelik cove where there is a natural underwater spring, perfect for cooling down. Afterwards, on to Gökkaya where the night is spent in a wild camp.


Day 4 – Sea Kayaking: Gökkaya – Karalöz

In the morning head to the back of Kekova Island in open sea and spend the evening in a wild camp at the end of the island.


Day 5 – Sea Kayaking: Karalöz – Üçagiz

A morning paddle over the Sunken City of Kekova. Then on to Simena with an opportunity to climb to the castle (Kale), with its stunning views over the surrounding area.


At the end of the day a transfer is provided back to your property in the Kaş, Kalkan or Islamlar region.

Meals: Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner, Days 2-4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Day 5 - Breakfast & Lunch



Prices for Activity Adventures

Rates applicable to 2013 and 2014.

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Kekova (Simena)

Information on the Lycian site of Kekova - a magnificent waterside setting for the ancient ruins of Simena.

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What The Papers Say

The Telegraph: June 20 2009 - Wonders of a World Beneath - Alexandra Ferguson

"Alexandra Ferguson joins a kayak trip to explore the 2,000-year-old ruins of a sunken city off Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is early morning and the village is stirring. Women hang washing on balconies and sweep the steps of whitewashed houses. In the waterfront taverns there is the scrape of wood on linoleum as tables are set, while out on pontoons, fishermen tend their nets. Haze lingers on the horizon. In the harbour, a solitary skiff put-puts between the yachts, breaking the glassy surface of the water."

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The Sunday Times: March 22, 2009 - Where the road runs out

Thankfully, blissfully, it's true - there are still places that tarmac can't take you. Jeremy Lazell picks the places where only feet, pedals or paddles will do. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot . . . " That's the song the porters and guides who used to work on Nepal's Annapurna circuit will be humming this trekking season.

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