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Cappadocia to Dalyan - 15 Days

Description

 Starting in Cappadocia and ending in Dalyan, this 14 day tour offers travelers with a mix of rarely visited central Anatolian sites and popular coastal destinations. Our favorite thing about Turkey is the close proximity of the peaceful mountains and tradition culture of the hinterland to the stunning coastline and turquoise seas. We’ve created this tour so you can experience both. In this one of a kind tour you will have the chance to see ancient ruins, traditional villages, various museums, inland lakes, towering mountains, scenic roads and the winding coastline, all from the comfort of your rental car, and sometimes, your hiking boots.

Itinerary

 Day 1: Drive Goreme to Aladaglar via Kaymakli and Soganli Village. (D)
The tour starts in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most spectacular and most visited areas; from the town of Goreme, you will pick up your rental car, GPS, tripbook, telephone, etc. You’ll then set off on your journey, first stopping at the underground city of Kaymakli and continuing to Soganli, home to multiple rock carved churches. Then, a 1.5 hour drive will take you to the beautiful Taurus Mountains where you will be staying for the night. Get there just before sunset to see the magnificent peaks turn crimson.
Dinner and overnight stay at Aladaglar Bungalow and Camping

Day 2. WALK Sokulupinari to Emli Vadisi (15 km). (B, L, D)
Get ready for an active day. After a nice leisurely breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Sokulupinar, a popular camp area and the starting point of your hike. Today’s walk will make you feel like the world’s luckiest shepherd; you’ll go from pasture to pasture on well-defined paths with some of the most stunning mountain views imaginable. Once you arrive at your destination, another transfer will take you back for a well-deserved dinner and some relaxation.
Dinner and overnight stay at Aladaglar Bungalow and Camping

Day 3. DRIVE Aladaglar to Konya via Gumusler Monastery, Lake Meke, and Catalhoyuk. (B, D)
Day 3 of the tour will keep you busy with a full day of sightseeing. First you’ll head to Gumusler Monastery to see the wonderful frescos and Byzantine Period architecture. Drive for another 150 km before arriving at Lake Meke; set some time aside for a 5km walk around the otherworldly landscape of the lake. Next stop is Catalhoyuk, a very archeologically important site dating back 9000 years. The day ends in mystical Konya where you’ll be staying for the night.
Dinner and overnight stay at Konya Hich Hotel - http://hichhotel.com/

Day 4. DRIVE Konya to Lake Egirdir via Beysehir and Psidia Antioch. (B, D)
Start the day with a visit to the Mevlana Museum. Leaving Konya, your first stop is Beysehir, this lakeside town is home to one of the most beautiful and interestingly crafted mosques in Turkey. Heading towards Yalvac, you’ll stop by Eflatun Pinari, a Hittite period monumental fountain. Traveling even further back in time, visit the ancient Psidian city of Antioch before arriving at picturesque Lake Egirdir where you’ll spend the night.
Dinner and overnight stay at Fulya Pension Egirdir

Day 5. DRIVE Egirdir to Adada. WALK Adada to Sagrak Koyu (4 km). (B, L, D)
This morning, after a nice swim and some relaxing by the lake, you’ll drive to Adada, an ancient city. Take lots of time to explore the ruins before starting your 4 km walk. This hike follows one of the most impressive and best preserved stone-paved Roman roads in Turkey. Starting from the ruins and ending in a nearby village, todays walk is full of history and dramatic canyon views. Tonight you will have a home-cooked dinner and stay in a village house, the accommodation is very basic, but a good opportunity to experience what life is like in Turkish villages.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sagrak Village

Day 6. DRIVE Sagrak to Kovada. WALK Kovada (6 km). DRIVE to Sagalassos. (B, L, D)
Today’s program will have you visiting another one of the region’s picturesque lakes. A quick drive takes you to Lake Kovada, also a national park, where you can check out the tiny museum’s displays before strapping on your hiking boots yet again. Today’s walk on takes you on an easy-to-follow path up to a hilltop overlooking the lake. Be ready to take lots of pictures! After exploring Lake Kovada, you’ll drive to Sagalassos, another impressive ancient city; explore the ruins before spending the night.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sagalassos Lodge and Spa - http://www.sagalassoslodge.com/

Day 7. DRIVE Sagalassos to Antalya via Termessos. (B)
After a nice big breakfast at your hotel, you’ll head to Termessos National Park and ancient settlement. A 2.5 km walk on one of the park trails will take you through the ruins and give you the chance to experience the beautiful natural setting of the park as well. After that you’ll drive to Antalya. Tonight you’ll be staying at a hotel located within the old castle walls. Take a sunset walk or just relax for the evening.
Overnight stay at Inn Boutique Hotel - https://antalyainnhotel.com/

Day 8: Free day in Antalya. Opt. visit to Perge and Aspendos. (B)
You’ll spend the day in and around Antalya. Visit the extensive Antalya Archeology Museum and explore the back streets of the ‘Kale Ici’ area where you’re staying. You’ll also have the chance to swim and relax on the Konyaalti beach, and an optional visit the ancient cities of Perge and Aspendos.
Overnight stay at Inn Boutique Hotel - https://antalyainnhotel.com/

Day 9: DRIVE Antalya to Beycik via Phaselis. WALK Beycik Loop Hike (6.5 km). (B, D)
After departing from your Antalya hotel this morning, you’ll drive to the ruins of Phaselis; the sea here is just as or even more impressive than the ancient ruins themselves, swimming is highly recommended! Then from the coast you’ll head straight up into the mountains to reach Beycik, a village sitting high up at 1000m above sea level. After checking into your hotel, you’ll begin the scenic 6.5 km loop hike through the surrounding forest. Have dinner at your hotel and get ready for a nice cool night.
Dinner and overnight stay at Olympos Mountain Lodge - olympos-mountain-lodge.com

Day 10: DRIVE Beycik to Hoyran via Olympos. Opt. visit to Myra. (B, D)
Drive from your hotel in Beycik back down to the coast for a visit to Olympos. Visit the ruins and the museum before taking a well-deserved swim in the Olympos beach’s crystal clear waters. In the afternoon head to Hoyran, a small settlement surrounded by ancient rock tombs. Away from the crowds, you’ll feel like the first people to discover these hidden ruins. This is also where you’ll be spending the night tonight.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hoyran Wedre Evleri - http://www.hoyran.com

Day 11: DRIVE Hoyran to Kas via Kekova. Kekova Boat Tour. (B, L)
Your first stop today is Kekova, home to an ancient city that was partially submerged after an earthquake in ancient times. The best way to visit these ruins is by boat, which is why we’ve arranged a boat tour for you today. After the boat trip, you’ll head to Kas, a lively seaside town. Take lots of time to explore the bars, cafes, ruins and shops on the stone-paved backstreets of Kas.
Overnight stay at Payam Hotel - http://www.hotelpayam.com/en/

Day 12: DRIVE Kas to Gombe. WALK Green Lake Loop. DRIVE to Bezirgan. (B, D)
From your hotel in Kas, you’ll head up to Gombe, where traditionally shepherds living near Kas would bring their flocks in summer. Enjoy the fresh, cool mountain air with short loop walk around Gombe’s green lake, and then a picnic on its shady shores. You’ll then head to Bezirgan, a hilltop village with an especially eclectic teahouse. Here you’ll be staying in a traditional village home which has been renovated and made into a guesthouse. Decorated with numerous antiques from the village, you’ll feel like your sleeping in a museum.
Dinner and overnight stay at Owlsland - http://www.owlsland.com/

Day 13: DRIVE Bezirgan to Kayakoy via Xanthos and Pinara. (B, L, D)
Leaving your special village retreat, you first stop will be the ancient city of Xanthos, dating back to at least the 8th century BCE, this city was once the capital of ancient Lycia. Next you’ll head to Pinara, another ancient site located in a tranquil mountain setting of pines and olive trees. Here you’ll take a short walk and be served a traditional village lunch. Then drive to Kayakoy where you’ll be staying for the night.
Dinner and overnight stay at Han Camping

Day 14: WALK Kayakoy to Oludeniz (6km).DRIVE to Dalyan. Dalyan Boat Tour. (B, L)
Start the day with a hike through the abandoned Greek village near modern day Kayakoy, then head down to the well-known Oludeniz (Butterfly Valley) Beach. After this beautiful 6 km hike, nothing could be better than a swim. After a transfer back to your hotel, you’ll head to Dalyan. The tour concludes with a boat trip; you’ll see cliffside rock tombs, visit a beach/sea turtle nesting ground, and explore the ruins of Caunos.
Overnight stay at Dalyan Pension, Dalyan

Day 15: Transfer to Dalaman Airport 
Our services end today as you hand the car back at the airport. 

Hotels

Aladaglar Bungalow and Camping, Camardi (2 nights)
Hich Hotel, Konya (1 night)
Fulya Pension, Egirdir (1 night)
Village Home Stay, Sagrak (1 night)
Sagalassos Lodge and Spa, Aglasun (1 night)
Inn Hotel, Antalya (2 nights)
Olympos Mountain Lodge, Beycik (1 night)
Hoyran Wedre Evleri, Hoyran (1 night)
Payam Otel, Kas (1 night)
Owlsland, Bezirgan (1 night)
Han Camping, Kayakoy (1 night)
Dalyan Pension, Dalyan (1 night)

Equipment

TripBook
Trip books are included in all our tours. Our trip books are complete packages of information which will help you to find your way through the itinerary we have created for you. Putting in significant time end effort, we have compiled this book which includes Google Earth Maps, Highlighted routes, Touristic information, pick up and drop off points and easy to follow directions with pictures.

GPS
Although, most of the routes along the tours are very well way marked, we decided to provide GPS units which are simple to use, easy to read nonetheless sophisticated devices. The routes and waypoints (including water sources, pickup points and hotels) described in the trip books are preloaded in the GPS. All you have to do is follow the route shown on the device. 1 GPS is provided for every group.
A handheld Garmin GPS is provided for the hikes during the tour. 
A Garmin Nuvi LM GPS is provided for the driving routes. The GPS has all the necessary waypoints preloaded. 

Mobile Phone

With the experiences we have had, we thought that it is best to provide every group with a mobile phone with a pre-paid Turkish sim-card. This helps a a lot in making arrangements during the trip. The phone numbers of the hotels, emergency numbers and the contact details for the company are already listed in the mobile phones.

Price

 The total price of the tour is ???? € per person and includes:

* Renault Clio Hatchback 2016 Model, manual transmission, rental with insurance for 14 days
* One way charge for the car rental
* 14 nights accommodation
* 14 breakfasts
* 10 dinners
* 6 lunches
* 5 hr private boat trip in Dalyan
* Transfers for the hikes
* Equipment (Tripbook, GPS, Mobile Phone) - All to be handed back by the end of the trip
* 24 hr Phone support

Excludes:
* Fuel
* Parking fees
* Entrance fees to Historical sites
* Meals not mentioned in the program
* Tips
* Personal Insurance
* Flight Tickets 

Booking

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