Drive & SUP - SW Turkey
Upon your arrival to the Antalya Airport you will pick up your rental car outfitted with easy locking rack and paddleboards. You’ll head to your hotel inside the Antalya Castle (Kale Ici) and have the evening to explore.
Overnight stay at Antalya Inn Boutique Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Phaselis. SUP Phaselis. Drive to Cirali. Chimera Walk. (B,D)
Today is full of activity, starting with a drive to the ancient port city of Phaselis, where you’ll paddleboard in the calm, warm waters. Take some time to visit the ruins too. Then head to Cirali, one of the most picturesque long sandy beaches in Turkey. Around sunset, walk up to the famous Chimera eternal flames; emanating from the rocky mountain sides, they’re steeped in mythology.
Overnight stay and Dinner at Lukkies Lodge, Cirali.
Day 3: Cirali SUP. Visit Olympos. Drive to Karaoz. (B, D)
Spend a couple hours paddling around Cirali this morning, taking in the views of the mountains. Then you’ll have the chance to explore the nearby ruins of Olympos, one of the powerhouses of ancient Lycia, before heading down the coast to your hotel in Karaoz.
Overnight stay and dinner at Ada Pansiyon, Karaoz.
Day 4: SUP to Pirates Cove (Korsan Koyu). Drive to Ucagiz/ Simena. (B, D)
From the beach just in front of your hotel you’ll paddle to and from the scenic ‘Pirates Cove’, one of the best places to swim we’ve seen. A short drive takes you to Ucagiz, where you will be transferred to Simena by boat. The modern day village of Kalekoy was built on top of the ancient ruins of Sinema, creating a one of a kind atmosphere in this car-free village.
Overnight stay and Dinner at Ankh Pansiyon, Kalekoy.
Day 5: SUP Kekova. Transfer to Ucagiz. Drive to Kas. (B)
Today you’ll have the rare chance to visit a historical site without getting off your board. Paddle over the ruins of Kekova, an ancient city which partially sunk after an earthquake in the 2nd century. A boat transfer takes you back to Ucagiz where you’ll hop in the car and head to the seaside town of Kas.
Overnight stay at Hideaway Hotel, Kas.
Day 6: SUP Buyukcakil to Limanagzi. (B)
From Buyukcakil beach, you’ll paddle through the crystal clear water to Limanagzi, a secluded cove accessible only by boat or on foot. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, which are prolific in this area. Spend the evening wandering the charming streets of Kas.
Overnight stay at Hideaway Hotel, Kas.
Day 7: Drive to Kayakoy. SUP to St. Nicolas Island. (B, D)
From Kas, you’ll drive to Kayakoy, an old traditional Greek village that has since been abandoned. Today’s paddling will take you around St. Nicolas Island. You can get off your boards for a visit to the remains of churches and the island lighthouse. There are also numerous coves perfect for swimming along today’s route.
Overnight stay and Dinner at Han Camping, Kayakoy.
Day 8: Drive to Dalyan. Boat Trip. Drive to Kumlubuk. SUP Kumlubuk. (B, D)
Today you’ll head to Dalyan, famous for its scenic river and cliff-side rock tombs. Your boat tour will take you to the ancient city of Caunos, the Koycegiz Lake, and Iztuzu beach, a protected sea turtle nesting area. Then you’ll head to Kumlubuk, where you’ll have an evening SUP session. There are beautiful views of the rocky mountians and adjacent island from the Kumlubuk coast.
Overnight stay and Dinner at Maris Hotel, Kumlubuk.
Day 9: Visit Amos. Visit Bayirkoy. Drive to Cumhuriyet. SUP Cumhuriyet. (B, D)
This morning starts with a visit to the ancient city of Amos, perched on a hill above Kumlubuk. Then you’ll drive to the Bozburun Peninsula. Stop in Bayirkoy for some refreshments under the ancient sycamore tree, and a visit to the little olive oil museum. Then you’ll head to Cumhuriyet, where you can SUP for a few hours before relaxing on the beach.
Overnight stay at Suna House Hotel, Sogut. Dinner at a selected restaurant.
Day 10: Visit Bozburun and Selimiye. SUP Selimiye. (B, D)
Along the way today, you’ll have the chance to stop in Bozburun. Visit the shops and cafes of this small coastal town before heading to Selimiye. The water around Selimiye is almost completely sheltered from the open sea, making for a smooth and enjoyable place to paddle and memorable end to your tour.
Overnight stay at Poseidon Boutique Hotel, Selimiye.
Day 11: Drive to Dalaman Airport. (B)
Depending on your flight time, drive to Dalaman Airport. Someone will meet you at the airport and take the car and all the equipment provided for the tour.
Lukkies Lodge, Çıralı - 1 night
Ada Pension, Karaöz - 1 night
Ankh Pension, Kalekoy - 1 night
Hideaway Hotel, Kas - 2 nights
Han Camping & Bungalow, Kayakoy - 1 night
Maris Hotel, Kumlubuk - 1 night
Suna House, Söğüt - 1 night
Poseidon Boutique Hotel, Selimiye - 1 night
For our self drive tours we provide inflatable stand up paddle boards with adjustable paddle and pump. The inflatable SUPs are easy to inflate (takes about 5 min) and deflate (about 3 min). Different then normal SUPs that are tied to the top of the car, you can just put the boards at the boot and not worry about it while driving or parked. These inflatable boards, manufactured by Haute boards, are also suitable for SUP YOGA.
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.
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.
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.
Renault Clio Hatchback 2016 Model, manual transmission, rental with insurance for 11 Days
One way charge for the car rental
10 nights accommodation
5 hr private boat trip in Dalyan
Boat Transfer to/from Ucagiz
Equipment (Paddleboards, Tripbook, GPS, Mobile Phone)
24 hr Phone support
Entrance fees to Historical sites
Meals not mentioned in the program