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From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

1. From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the meeting point where you’ll be briefed on the day’s itinerary. From here, set out towards the ancient city of Tlos, one of the region's oldest settlements dating back to 2000 BC. Explore the array of fascinating ruins, including city walls, tombs, theaters, stadiums, baths, and more, preserved from the Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman eras. Climb through the ruins to reach the top of the hill, where you are rewarded with epic views of Tlos and the surrounding landscape. Continue the tour onto Yaka Park, where you can enjoy free time to relax beneath the shady trees. Breathe in the fresh cool air and listen to the tranquil sounds of babbling brooks. Arrive at Saklikent Gorge next, the second largest gorge in Europe, and embark on a trekking adventure through the canyon. As you explore, marvel at this impressive natural formation and soak up the beauty of the mountain and waterfall scenery. To cool off from the trek, make a splash in the water and go rafting through icy-cold mountain water. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a riverside restaurant. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at a nearby natural mud bath before beginning the return journey to Fethiye.

Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Fethiye

2. Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Fethiye

Tour one of the world's best preserved archaeological sites, and walk in the footsteps of ancients on a 2-day overnight tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale, with round-trip transfers from the Turkish Riviera. Marvel at the calcium-filled springs that pour down the mountainside that form the “cotton castles.” Learn more about the Ephesians and the ancient Greek city that they built on the coast of Ionia. See some of the best-preserved ruins, including the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, and amphitheater. Day 1: Ephesus Meet your guide at 06:00 and depart early, heading west towards İzmir Province in western Anatolia. Enjoy breakfast en route so and reach Ephesus by 11:00. Upon arrival, you will have approximately 3 hours to explore the ruins. Walk down the ancient marble streets. This city was famed as the site of the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World) and while only a single column remains, much of the rest of Ephesus is remarkably well-preserved. Admire the façade of the Library of Celsus, built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath. See stone carvings of Roman and Greek gods. Get a close-up view of the amphitheater. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the humble house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Transfer to your hotel for dinner. Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before traveling to the ruins of Hierapolis, built over the hot springs of classical Phrygia. The ruins of Hierapolis are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that give an insight into the lives of the ancients during pre-Roman, Roman, and medieval times. Admire the remains of the city gates and theater, along with the Nymphaeum in front of the Temple of Apollo. Pass by the Thermae Extra Muros (Outer Baths) and travel to the extensive necropolis that lies beyond the city walls. Explore the necropolis which extends for over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on both sides of the old road to Phrygian Tripolis and Sardis. After lunch and a chance to photograph the local villages, you visit the extraordinary “cotton castles” of Pamukkale over which Hierapolis was built. The hot springs and travertines of the mountains have created terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water, leaving a unique landscape in the River Menderes Valley. Depart Pamukkale for Fethiye in the afternoon for an estimated drop off back at your hotel at 19:00.

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First of all, amazing tour! We got to see a lot and had many fun activities! The tour leader was super charismatic and funny! But leaving some important feedback for others. -We did NOT go to Tios. I'm not sure of the reason why, but this was not in our agenda when I went. Likely due to time. -When you first arrive at the office, they optionally charge 50 TL for the water shoes and 100 for the waterproof phone case. Please wear comfortable, water-proof shoes, half of this itinerary is water-related! -There are optional activities, such as whitewater rafting, ziplining and motorbiking at the waterfall location (Gizlikent Şelalesi) that are about 200 TL each. They're fun, but be prepared to pay for those separately. The staff there nor the photographer would take my video of ziplining and I had to ask another attendee to take it -- be aware! -The photographer took amazing photos, and I'm so grateful! But he seemed tired, distant and sort of rushed most of the time.

It was a fun and adventurous experience. The places Gezlikent and Saklikent are fascinating and breathtaking places. Lunch was delicious. Hotel pickup was on time. The drivers and "Baby Animal" (that's what he calls himself) are very nice. However, there are a few points to bear in mind: - Put on your swimwear in the hotel, as there will be a water fight throughout the trip - Bring your swimming shoes with you, otherwise you can buy them on site - Bring enough cash with you, because many things cost extra! Entrance to the waterfall costs rafting cable car. If you want to hike on the mountain in Saklikent, you also have to pay. - Bring enough water/drink (but you can also buy it on site) - The tour took about 10 hours instead of 8 (but we didn't think it was bad) - We just drove past places from picture NR 5 - The city of Tlos was not in the Daily plan - For the price, the tour was absolutely worth it. I can absolutely recommend the rafting.

Great day !! I recommend it 1000% the view is spectacular. On the other hand, beware of a guaranteed water battle day. Be sure to plan your beach clothes and nothing important that could get damaged. If you have shoes that can be adapted to walk underwater, don't forget them, which are very important, otherwise you will have to buy them on the spot, the same goes for the protection of your phones against water jets, which is essential for the canyon if you want beautiful photos. Last stop a bit long for my taste.

We had a fabulous day from start to finish Baby animal was great fun as were the other drivers.haven’t laughed so much in ages Rafting and zip line were great too Definitely recommend this trip. Prepare to get very wet at times.

Places visited were amazing and the tour well organized. Enjoyed each single part of the day.