A Walking Women classic that has always been popular and well-loved.
Join this revived trip with the warmth of the Turkish sun, clear Mediterranean sea and hidden hikes.
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|Type of boat:||Cabin with ensuite bathroom on comfort plus gulet for 7 nights/8 days.|
|Full Board:||Turkish Breakfast, Cooked Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Biscuits, Cooked Dinner starting with dinner on day 1; finishing with breakfast on day 8.|
|Embarkation:||Marmaris or Fethiye depending upon actual itinerary|
|Disembarkation:||Marmaris or Fethiye depending upon actual itinerary|
|Optional excursions||Turkish Hamam|
|Oct 22-29||£1324 per person in single cabins|
|£174 discount per person if sharing|
Delicious meals are prepared by the cook using fresh, local ingredients every day. We had so much good feedback about the food on this trip and know that it’s great for everyone – whether you love to eat everything or have dietary requirements .
Breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8
Vegetarians are easily catered for. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Riverboat Trip: including entrance fees to Kaunos, mudbaths, riverboat hire and Captain
Transfer: there will be one group transfer each way included between Dalaman airport and the gulet. Times to be confirmed.
Drinking Water: water is provided for walks. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.
Cabin: 7 nights in a twin or double cabin with ensuite private bathroom
Guide: English speaking walking guide
Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day
Harbour Fees at Marmaris and Fethiye
Crew: food and wages
Transfers: If you require a transfer outside the times of the one that’s included we can arrange it for you.
Flights: Both Marmaris and Fethiye use Dalaman airport
Drinks: there is a reasonably priced bar onboard stocked with water, soft and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.
Tips for the Crew and Guide are discretionary.
Travel Insurance: please remember to arrange your own travel insurance and provide a copy to the Guide on arrival.
Your holiday is booked with Walking Women so please refer to their website for full terms and conditions. https://walkingwomen.com
You will need to book your own flights to/from Dalaman airport.
The actual ports of departure and arrival for your gulet cruise will only be confirmed four weeks before the start of the cruise and are subject to change at short notice.
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way||£65|
|Dalaman to/from Fethiye one-way||£65|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Private Transfer (5-14 pax)|
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one way||£105|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way||£35 per person|
We recommend that travellers book their transfers directly with us because occasionally the start/finish ports can change at the last minute due to weather conditions. If transfers are booked with us it is easy for us to ensure travellers are delivered to the correct port.
Cruising from Marmaris around the Gocek Islands and returning to Marmaris you will have opportunity to walk on 4 or 5 days taking in wonderful forest, mountain and sea views. We will visit ancient sites and nomad families staying in remote locations where there still isn’t any road access with plenty of time to swim and simply relax.
Day 1: Arrive in Marmaris. Dinner onboard with opportunity to go to a Turkish Bath.
Day 2 Cruise to Kumlubuk for our first walk in the mountains to the ruins of an abandoned Byzantine church (2—3 hours)
Day 3 Pretty walk in the mountains from Aga Limani with it’s ancient Roman village before arriving at the ruined Cleopatra’s Bath. (2-3 hours)
Day 4 Today’s hike starts at Cleopatra’s Bath and follows the coast along a limestone path with panoramic views of this dramatic coastline (2 – 3 hours).
Day 5 A rest day off the boat as we explore the ancient city of Tlos and the abandoned village of Kayakoy.
Day 6 We start our day by boarding a river boat which will cruise through the reedbeds of this vast nature reserve, passing Iztuzu beach – nesting ground for loggerhead turtles – and ancient burial tombs carved high in the hillside before taking us to bathe in hot thermal waters. We will return down the river and start our hike by visiting the ancient ruins of Kaunos, call in to say hello to a once nomad family and explore the artefacts in their garden before resuming our hike to Ekincik. (3.5-4 hours)
Day 7 Our final hike at Paradise Island before cruising into Marmaris for the afternoon.
Day 8 Say your goodbyes to the crew and your new friends in Marmaris.
*This itinerary could start in Fethiye and finish in Marmaris.
**The itinerary is subject to change at short notice – this is a rare occurrence but adverse weather conditions occasionally leave us with no choice.
Traditionally built wooden boats, our gulets have double and sometimes twin cabins for our walking trips of up to 14 people plus the Guide. They have sails although operate under motor for most of the trip to ensure we can keep to our schedule.
Each cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with home style toilet, shower cubicle and hairdryer. Cabins have a small wardrobe, underbed storage, window and bedside light. Electricity is available in cabins for charging mobile phones and cameras every evening. Cabins are smaller than a hotel room but larger than you’d find on a typical sailing yacht. A bath towel, hand towel and beach towel are provided.
The bar, galley and salon are located in the wheelhouse where there are stunning 360° views. With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. There’s plenty of time to swim and snorkel too.
Meals are taken on the aft deck where you’ll enjoy a different view with every meal.
All departures are on carefully selected gulets.
Trip Grading: Low Intermediate. The hikes on this itinerary are along goat trails which are rocky and stony so the terrain is graded at intermediate level. However, the walks are too short to be classed as Intermediate hence our overall grading of Low Intermediate.
How long are the walks? Hikes vary between 4 and 10 km and take between 2 hours and 4.5 hours for the longest walks.
How difficult are the walks? There are some steep sections over loose trails during the walk and such sections require care. The accent is on keeping a comfortable pace with time to stop and take photos. You will need a reasonable level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.
What to bring?
Essential Hiking boots (preferably with ankle support). Refillable Water Container or Camelbag. Day Backpack for water, sunscreen, camera etc
Recommended Hiking poles are extremely useful regardless of your level of fitness, particularly for this itinerary.
You will be provided with a full list with your joining instructions around 5 weeks before departure.