Hike & Gulet Cruise with Wild Rambling
Fethiye – Lycia – Marmaris

     

What could be more relaxing than walking in the company of like-minded women. Join Wild Rambling as we hike and cruise the beautiful Turkish coast onboard a gulet chartered exclusively for us.

With its numerous unspoilt bays and secluded coves, approaching by boat is by far the easiest and most dramatic way to explore this incredible coastline. 

The sea is a deep turquoise blue and the walking is on little used paths, sometimes following in the footsteps of ancient romans, other times using old nomadic trails. We will discover ancient ruins; traditional villages and the most amazing coastal views.

On board we will be looked after by Anne who will be guiding our walks as well as looking after us on the boat. In charge of the boat will be Captain Adil and his crew including a chef who will prepare the most wonderful Turkish fare for the group.

Surely there’s no better way to explore the beautiful beaches and coves of the Aegean Sea than cruising and hiking this ancient Lycian coastline.

  Aga limani    

With a different itinerary for each week, why not make best use of your flight and spend two weeks hiking and cruising this fabulous coastline. Use the discount code WRHH22 when you book the second week.

 

May 9 - 16  with Wild RamblingMay 16 - 23 with Her on a Hill
May 9 - 16 2022£1150 per person
(based on two sharing)
Deposit£300 pp  
Balance14 February 2022
Single OccupancyLimited availability. Supplement applies
May 16 - 23 2022 £1150 per person
(based on two sharing)
Deposit£300 pp 
Balance1 February 2022
Single OccupancyLimited availability. Supplement applies
What's
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Terms &
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Flights &
Transfers

Breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8

  • Turkish breakfast: cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, jam, honey, bread, tea and coffee. Fruit Juice available as extra
  • Lunch: A healthy packed lunch is provided for walkers although a cooked lunch is often taken onboard.
  • Afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Dinner: includes Mezes, main course, salad and dessert of fruit

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.

Village Tour: including a/c vehicle to ancient site of Tlos, abandoned village of Kayakoy, restaurant lunch

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.

The Headlines!

  1. This privately owned gulet has been chartered for your private trip by Wild Rambling.
  2. Meridian Travels & Yachting will process all bookings for this private charter. All payments you make to Meridian Travels & Yachting are non-refundable.
  3. If you cancel for any reason, you will still be liable to pay for your place, otherwise the others on the trip would need to pay extra to cover the cost of your place.
  4. If the trip is cancelled because government restrictions prevent travel (currently defined as red list travel) your deposit and any payments made will be refunded. For details of our Flexible Booking scheme please click here
  5. After paying your deposit, if the departure doesn't go ahead because insufficient people have booked, your deposit will be refunded by Meridian Travels & Yachting.
  6. It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are recommended to book your travel insurance when you have paid your deposit.
  7. For full terms and conditions click here
  8. If you have any questions about the holiday please email 

Flights

You will need to book your own flights to/from Dalaman airport.

If you are island hopping you could take a ferry/catamaran between the Greek island of Rhodes and Marmaris or Fethiye. The journey takes just over an hour but please do not book your seats too early. The actual ports of departure and arrival for your gulet cruise will only be confirmed four weeks before the start of the cruise.

Transfers

Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way£65
Dalaman to/from Fethiye one-way£55
Price is for the vehicle
Private Transfer (5-14 pax)
Dalaman to/from Marmaris one way£105
Price is for the vehicle
Shuttle service:
Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way£16 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.

Itinerary at a glanceAccommodationHiking

 

Cruising between Marmaris and Fethiye you will have opportunity to walk on 4 or 5 days taking in wonderful forest, mountain and sea views. We will visit 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 Paradise Island for our first walk in the mountains (2—3 hours)

Day 3 Our morning starts with a wonderful and varied walk to the village of Candir (3.5-4 hours) before boarding a river boat to see the ruins at Kaunos, bathe in the hot thermal baths and visit the protected Iztuzu beach, nesting ground of the Carretta Carretta Turtle, .

Day 4 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) In the afternoon we follow a low coastal path before rejoining the boat in the next bay.(2 hours)

Day 5 See the ancient burial tombs at Bedri Rahmi bay as we continue to follow the coast with wonderful views of the islands. (2-3 hours)

Day 6 A longer scenic walk with panoramic views from Inlice with an optional swim back to the boat at the end (4-5 hours).

Day 7 Discover more of Turkey as we tour the villages of Fethiye, see the ancient civilisations at Tlos, the abandoned village of Kayakoy and more.

Day 8 Say your goodbyes to the crew and your new friends in Fethiye.

*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.

Continued investment during the pandemic resulted in months of new carpentry – you’ll notice the new oak handrails and sidings mean the aft deck is more spacious and comfortable for eating and socialising.

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.

This departure is scheduled to be on our gulet East Meets West. All other departures are on other carefully selected gulets. We reserve the right – in exceptional circumstances –  to change the gulet for an alternative of at least the same standard.

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.

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