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Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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A great holiday in a beautiful country with good company.
Both locations were great for different reasons, love the area around Ucagiz which is particularly beautiful and where we saw a number of turtles swimming.
Maho is a great leader; very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour
A waterproof camera would be handy.
As another reviewer mentioned, this trip previously included some camping. It is a shame this is no longer included even if only for one night.
Travelled from Gatwick to Dalaman, Picked up outside airport (cash machine just outside airport) by Exodus rep and taken to KAS. (2+hours but with a lovely stop off half way) Hotel Oreo is fine (for Turkey) pool, AC in room, wifi, great staff (English so so - better that my Turkish!) Welcome bar-b-que was very good and set the standard for the week. Rep/guide was ours for the week and kept us upto date at all times. Kas is lovely, go explore the back streets, well worth the effort, food choices if fantastic, prices are low. Kayaking is hard work! Kayaks are touring type and stable but you can fall out! take dry bay, gloves, hat sun cream, and long sleeves - no shade in a kayak! Included meals are great, If you pay its around 30lira for a meal plus drinks, almost OD'd on fish - it's really good! After day two you'll be Kayak shaped and it gets much easier, gloves can come off!? expect to see Turtles day 3 onward, The move to the pension at Kekova is short and the Pension is great, massive rooms with AC and wifi, in a really small village, just lovely and peaceful, it has around 10 restaurants (all sell the same!) and the best bit is the paddling there, sheltered and beautiful. Lots of Turtles, fish squid etc. Take a mask and snorklel!! The Guides are great but listen to the advice especially getting into and out of the kayaks. We had a guy who didn't use his paddle to support the boat, fell on to a rock with his ribs (ouch) totally unnecessary. Both days at end of week are fantastic., early 3 are very good but, you know what I mean. Turkish bath and para gliding both recommended, if your male to the berber for a hair cut and shave! A great experience!
Turtles, para gliding, food, food and food, weather (27-31c for us)
Maho was with us each night to tell us of the next day, he'd been in Kas for 20 years and knew everybody! Great guy, young man called Urma (i think) was good plus you have a safety boat each day, the last two with a 80year old operator! Turkish life is good?
Dry bag, waterproof camera, sun glasses with retainer in case you fall in, mask snorkle, long sleeves available, hat with strings or that floats, gloves for early days, sunscreen, the Aldi all day stuff is ace, slop on in the hotel and forget.
Ice cream!! no ice, just milk - fantastic!!
Lovely week with a great set of people. Weather fantastic, what's not to like?
Kayaking over the sunken city and then listening to historical description of the region from trip leader. I now want to explore the cultural and historical side of Turkey.
Brilliant. A really nice chap who knew his stuff and did a great job.
Take plenty of string to tie on hats and sunglasses.
It's a great activity holiday for all ages. Plenty of fun, not too taxing and time each day to relax by the pool after the paddling is finished
The hotel is in a great spot at the top of the town, with views across the mosque minarets to the greek islands and the Turquise coast itself. All rooms are air conditioned and en suite, and the pool is also open during the summer - the perfect end to a great day!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
While no previous experience of sea kayaking is necessary, we would recommend that you don't book a week of kayaking unless you are sure it's for you. Just an afternoon in any sort of kayak should let you know if the paddling stroke comes naturally. Those who pick-up most sports reasonably quickly should have no problem.
You should expect to paddle between 4 and 6 hours a day, and of course we will allow plenty of time for beaching the craft to enjoy a swim, a leg stretch or a lunch stop.
Danuta Janik - Customer Operations
The most popular dish in Turkey are kebabs, dishes of plain or marinated meat either stewed or grilled. The aubergine and eggplant salad are used in a wide variety of dishes. Kebabs can also be cooked with onions, garlic and tomatoes and served cold as "imam bayildi". Stuffed mussels and shrimp stew are popular as well.
Turkish sweets are famous throughout the world and many of these have milk as the basic ingredient. The best-known are "baklava", "kadayif" pastries and turkish delights. If you like alcohol you can try "Raki" made of anise, it is called the "lions drink" because you must be strong as a lion to drink it!
Joanna Zubr - Customer Operations
I normally take just Sterling cash, with a debit or credit card to use in ATMs as a back up. As long as you excercise the same degree of common sense you would at home, you won't have any problems. Make sure you advise your bank before leaving home that you will be there, to avoid any problems. You will be changing into the local currency, the Turkish lira, and spending that. Almost all towns have money changing and ATM facilities.
Katarzyna Crompton - Turkey Operations
Most nationalities (including UK and US citizens) require visas. From 10 April 2014 it will no longer be possible to purchase a Turkish visa on arrival. This can now be obtained online at www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for approximately US$20.
The visa is valid for a stay of up to three months (dependent on passport holder's nationality). For a longer stay a visa from a Turkish Embassy is required.
Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain the appropriate visa if required..
Ian Langford - Sales
Breakfast: typically comprising a selection from tea, coffee, bread, butter, jam, cheese, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, yoghurt.
Lunch and dinner: often a buffet arrangement with several freshly cooked dishes to choose from. Kebabs are of course to be found everywhere.
Picnic lunches: when taken on trek, typically comprise a selection from bread, cold meat, cheese, (sometimes boiled eggs or tinned fish), fresh salad vegetables, fresh fruit.
Most people find that Turkish cuisine is one of the most varied in the world and there is usually something to please everyone. Vegetarians will generally find themselves well catered for as many Turkish dishes are based on vegetables and dairy products.
Other than whilst on trek drinks are not included with meals (except breakfast) as a wide variety is normally available and it is better to allow you the choice. Mineral water, excellent fruit juices, beer and wine are generally readily available at about half to three-quarters of the UK price, depending on locality. Tea (usually taken in small glasses) is cheap, and so is Turkish coffee (strong, taken in small cups). The only drinks that can be more expensive are European instant coffee and spirits.
Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place during specific dates each year, the actual dates will be listed in the respective Trip Notes. This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
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