Gocek - Fethiye Itinerary: (4 days/3 nights)

2 Travelers
$3,390
4 Travelers
$1,890
6 Travelers
$1,490
10 Travelers
$1,090

* Above rates are AVERAGED,  per person, in USD, and are based on double occupancy in gulet cabins and based on shoulder season months (i.e., May or October).

Available May – October

Discover natural beauty and historic sites aboard a gulet on the Turquoise Coast

 

 

Day 1: Sirince - Dalyan town - Caunos - Iztuzu Beach – gulet yacht embarkation & overnight in Gocek 
On our drive to the harbor in Gocek town to meet our yacht, we stop in the scenic town of Dalyan, most famous for its river and surrounding ruins.  We’ll begin our tour of the Dalyan River in a small boat, chugging up through a maze of bamboo and cattails towards the ancient site of Caunos, a now silted-up port once a hub for the  export of salt and slaves. Hellenistic fortification walls, temples, a Roman-era theater, a Byzantine church, and a Crusader fortress high up on its Acropolis reveal its varied history. We will not be hiking to this site, but, rather, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic rock-cut tombs of Lydian and Carian kings.  You’ll also visit the nearby Dalyan Estuary, home to many species of birds, including kingfishers, heron, and egrets. Also, see protected Iztuzu Beach because of the loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs here in midsummer months. Lunch in Dalyan town is included.  Upon conclusion of our tour, we’ll transfer you by van to the seaside town of Gocek, where you will meet your gulet and be welcomed by its smiling crew. We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner on the deck later, overnighting in a beautiful nearby cove. (L, D) 

Day 2: Tersane / Agalimani / Cleopatra's Sunken Baths
This morning, enjoy breakfast onboard and set sail for Agalimani and Tersane coves, stopping there for swimming and snorkeling. Later, visit the partially-submerged Cleopatra’s Sunken Baths in Gocek Lagoon, which, according to tradition, is the spot where the fabled Egyptian queen and Mark Antony had a romantic rendezvous. Here, we will enjoy dinner on the open deck and drop anchor for the night. (B,L,D) 

Day 3: Fethiye and Kayakoy 
Following breakfast, set sail for Fethiye and anchor in a secluded cove for lunch.  Later in the afternoon, we will arrive in the charming town of Fethiye, where you will have some free time to visit its marketplaces for souvenir shopping before our transfer to the Greek village of Kayakoy. A thriving town of 3,500 until 1923, when Ataturk instituted the exchange of Greek and Turkish populations, Kayakoy became a ghost town overnight, even more ruined over the years by subsequent earthquakes. Only a few Turkish families inhabit houses at the bottom of the town’s rolling hills; it’s an eerie and marvelous place. We will then transfer you back to the yacht and sail to another tranquil cove near Fethiye for your last night at sea. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Disembark at Fethiye Harbor
Gule gule! Farewell! This morning we sail across beautiful Fethiye Bay.  Later, you’ll bid farewell to your crew and have some time in the seaside town of Fethiye, (known in ancient times as Telmessos) and its colorful farmers market (if time permits) before you head to your next destination. (B)

Price of the package includes:

  • Accommodations: 
    3 nights aboard a traditional gulet yacht with private bath
  • Meals as indicated by (B, L, D) - B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner 
    9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners (includes bottled water)
  • Service of a private, licensed, professional English-speaking guide throughout trip and aboard yacht
  • All transfers and travel in a non-smoking, modern, air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • All entrance fees to sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • Parking, ferry, and toll road fees
  • Gratuities at restaurants where a meal is included in the program

Price of the package excludes:

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Beverages other than water during included meals
  • Optional gratuities to the tour guide, driver(s), and gulet crew
  • Tipping for porters at hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas, laundry, and personal items