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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.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

2. Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Fethiyefrom Oludeniz and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of clear water pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

3. From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

Enjoy a day at sea with as you explore the unspoiled Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel in Fethiye and transfer to the Gocek Gulf by bus. Admire the incredibly beautiful views of the mountains dotted with pine forest and seascapes on the road. Board a boat, and begin a fun cruise to some of the 17 islands in the Gocek Gulf. During the cruise, enjoy much time for swimming and sunbathing. Snorkel through the fascinating world of fish in the sea so don’t forget to bring your swimming goggles with you. Make a stop at Tersane Island, the biggest one in the region, and learn about its importance which dates back to Ottoman Empire. See Bedri Rahmi Bay which stands opposite and is also known as “Balıklı Kaya” due to the big fish picture you will find on a rock. Finally, make a stop at Yassıca Island to taste traditional delicious homemade pancakes called “gözleme”. At the end of the tour, the boat will return to Fethiye, accompanied by dolphins and flying fishes if you are lucky. When you arrive at the port, get transferred back to your hotel.

Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Fethiye

4. 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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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.

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.

our guide was so humorous, oh my god really nice trip, just the total hours was 1.5 hours more than what was described.

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

Great boat trip, food could have been better but the boat the staff all great!