A Brand New tour for 2022, Bonafide Turkey will give you a glimpse of how the Turks like to holiday: Very chilled, relaxed and enjoying the beautiful surroundings to the fullest. We will reveal some secret locations that are not on a usual European tourist route, with not a typical tourist in site. Volkan will help you blend in with his special charm not that you will need much help as the Turks are extremely welcoming to foreigners, and you never know you may even pick up a few Turkish words and most probably make new Turkish friends.
We will pick you up from your accommodation between 09.00-09.30 am, then the Bonafide Turkey journey begins with a drive to a traditional little Turkish Breakfast Restaurant.
After a hearty breakfast and chats with the locals, we will head off on the bus to our next stop. The next part of our Journey takes us on a scenic drive through beautiful forests up into the hills. We will arrive at our hidden camp place after approximately 30 minutes, and you will see exactly why we call it hidden, it is a little corner of paradise that is geographically perfect. The camp is located in the forest under the cooling shade of the trees, perfect to escape the blazing mid-day sun.
This Quirky little place is a wonderful break from hustle and bustle of everyday life and there is plenty to do there. You can relax on one of the floating Kosk`s that sit over the beautiful river with a cool drink in your hand or there’s lots of hidden places to enjoy the beauty of nature whilst strolling over the quaint little wooden bridges.. You may find you want to take a dip in the crystal clear lake that originates from the waterfall or if you’re brave enough jump from one of the several diving platforms.
There is a beautiful valley where the river flows through and even though it not mandatory, its an amazing walk you will want to join. Please bring good shoes to wear in the water. Standard water shoes may not be good enough on this surface. Sneakers or full on sandals should be chosen.
Around 2pm, we leave from there to go to Katrancı bay. You may have driven past this beautiful bay and seen the popular photo stop whilst on route to Fethiye, from the road it looks stunning. Well now, you have to chance to visit it just as the locals do. Katrancı is surrounded by beautiful pine and eucalyptus forests, and is often frequented by Turkish people, and among the forest are little wooden huts and tents for camping. There is a wonderful restaurant in the bay that serves delicious food and has sun-beds on the beach.
The owner is a friend of Volkan’s so we will have our own reserved tables and sun-beds and will be well looked after. Here soaking it the beautiful view, swimming, relaxing you can have anything from menu at any time when you get hungry. There is also shower and changing facilities available. You may fancy catching the last rays of the day, a swim, a walk exploring into the surrounding forest, or just watch the world go by with a refreshing drink. Whatever you decide to do you will love the stunning scenery and see Turks, Turks, and more Turks, maybe you can practice those few words of Turkish you picked up earlier.
As the Day rolls into night, we will head towards magnificent Yuvarlakcay area, another extraordinary stop. Here we will have dinner, again anything chosen from menu, play in waters and swings over crystal color waters of Yuvarlakcay stream.
Once dinner is finished we will head back on to the bus for the 50 minute drive back, arriving in Dalyan between around 10,00pm depending on the season and Sunset. One thing you can be guaranteed is you will be immersed in local life and can be sure of a warm friendly welcome everywhere. The perfect day.