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Step back in time on this family activity holiday to the the idyllic south-west coast of Turkey. You can't fail to fall in love with the beautiful beaches of the Lycia, but it's the culture and past civilisations of the area that will really captivate adults and children alike.

  • Walk through waterfalls in a gorge
  • Take a boat ride to a sunken city
  • Go kayaking in the sea
  • Go swimming & snorkelling
  • Watch the eternal Chimaera flames
  • Visit ancient ruins at Mount Olympos

Staying in a small comfortable hotel in the charming town of Çirali, enjoy a boat trip to see the sunken city of Kekova. Active members of the family will also have fun gorge scrambling, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters.

There's also a wide range of optional activities to choose from such as rock climbing, a Turkish bath, pony trekking, scuba diving, climbing, zip-wires, and a Lycian Way walk.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Antalya, transfer to Cirali

    Fly to Antalya and transfer to your base in Cirali, a quiet, family-friendly beach resort in the region of Lycia, home to the Toros Mountains.

  2. Day 2: Ruins of Olympos & Ceneviz Bay

    After a free morning to relax at the hotel or nearby beach, head out for a walk through the ruins of Olympos’ ancient city to the beach to collect your kayaks. After a safety briefing, take your kayaks out into the bay and paddle along the coastline to Ceneviz Bay, exploring secluded inlets, coves and creeks.

  3. Day 3: Optional activities; sunset walk to Chimaera flames

    Today is free to choose one of the many optional activities available from the hotel such as rock climbing, or simply relax by the pool. In the afternoon you’ll transfer to Ulupinar for an early dinner and walk up the Yanartas Mountains to Chimaera. Roast marshmallows over the flames and listen to stories of dragons and legendary heroes.

  4. Day 4: Mountain biking

    Get ready for an enjoyable downhill mountain biking tour from Ulupinar, before continuing your cycle on beautiful forest trails.

  5. Day 5: Boat trip to sunken city of Kekova

    Drive to Demre to visit St. Nicholas’ Church before continuing to take a boat tour of the sunken city of Kekova. There are swimming and snorkelling stops along the way and a stop for lunch before arriving at Degirmen Bay for swimming. After the boat trip, return to Demre to visit the Hellenic Theatre and Rock Tombs at Myra.

  6. Day 6: Free day; optional activities

    Today is free for you to relax or take part in a range of watersports including snorkelling, swimming, SCUBA diving and paragliding. There is also an opportunity to go white water rafting at the Koprulu Canyon, horse riding at a nearby ranch hotel in Camyuva or perhaps try a Turkish steam bath.

  7. Day 7: Gorge scrambling at Goynuk Canyon

    Drive to Goynuk Canyon, home to a gorge lined with skeletal rocks, pools and waterfalls. Walk, climb, scramble and swim down a 700 metre length of the canyon, with opportunities for rock diving and jumping. After lunch you can relax at the gorge or take an optional visit to the Adventure Park next door.

    This afternoon, continue to Antalya for your final night in Turkey. 

  8. Day 8: Transfer to Antalya Airport & fly back to the UK

    Depending on your departure time, you may want to opt for a white water rafting trip in nearby Koprulu Canyon (optional, own expense).

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £549 per adult, £459 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,105 per adult, £999 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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  • Summer

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We spend seven nights in a small locally-run hotel. Facilities are en suite and rooms are available for up to four people. The hotel has a swimming pool and is five minutes' walk from the beach.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Canyoning

    • Hiking

    • Kayaking

    • Snorkelling

    • Swimming

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £555 for an adult, and from £540 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 2 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

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2019 27 Jul 3 Aug £549 £459 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 10 Aug 17 Aug £549 £459 Available* Book or Enquire