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Marmaris Backpacking Tour - Different Options

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Marmaris Backpacking Tour

1. Tour: Into the gardens of Bayır Mountain Village

This very enjoyable walking tour will start at the magnificent waterfall of the Turgut River. An easy forest path will lead us through untouched nature and lead us to a legendary mountain panorama.The road that once linked the coasts is now covered with orchids and countless local plants.

Getting closer to the high point of our walk, the mountain village of Bayır, on a rocky mountain plain with terrace gardens of fruit trees and a 2300 year-old plane tree will welcome us.

Climb-up: approximately 300 meters uphill;

Climb-down: approximately 300 meters downhill;

Distance: approximately 8 km; Walking Time: 2 - 3 hours.

2. Tour: A visit to the Monks of the Mountains

We will start our tour near to Içmeler and carry on to the house of the Monks which is located in the middle of the fascinating mountain scenery. We follow a forest path which enables us to see our way easily. The open areas amongst the forest display the mystique of thousands of years of history. When seen from the top, there is an excellent view of the bays of Içmeler and Marmaris. While walking the paths, we meet the shepherds with their herds who represent the quietness of the rural life. At the end of our walk, we can look back to the high plateaus which represent the beauty of the peaceful life that we never want to leave. Finally, we come to the ordinary farms and the houses in which happy people live.

Climb-up: approximately 500 meters uphill;

Climb-down: approximately 500 meters downhill;

Distance: approximately 9 km; Walking Time: 4 - 5 hours.

3. Tour: Shining Colours of the Aegean

The destination of our tour will be the fjorded beach scene at the western end of Marmaris. After a short walk, we arrive at the old path that links Içmeler to Turunç. All along the rocky beach it will be possible to see the picturesque rocking of the sailing and fishing boats. The Aegean Sea, shining in its turquoise and sky-blue colour, invites us for a cool dive. We will be able to enjoy swimming when we arrive at the attractive bay of Turunç. After our swimming break the cooking of the Turkish cuisine will tempt our appetites. After eating, a fast boat will take us back to Marmaris.

Climb-up: approximately 300 meters uphill;

Climb-down: approximately 300 metres downhill;

Distance: approximately 11 km; Walking Time: 4 - 5 hours.

4. Tour: On the Old Paths of the Smugglers

The starting point of our tour will be Taşlıca, the little farm village present magnificent views of the southern coastline. Flower fields and barren shrub create a fascinating contrast between the turquoise sea and the dull silver of the olive trees. The amazing rock shapes present an image of an unusual world with its own peculiar beauty. When we arrive at the most southerly point, we see the marvelous panorama of Rhodos Island. We will meet the farmers and shepherds feeding their herds and be able to realize the difficulties of living a rural life. However, our group of walkers will be impressed by the friendship and hospitality of the rural people. Bozburun, a typical fishing village which had smugglers and pirates in the past, will be the ideal finishing point of our tour.

Climb-up: approximately 250 meters uphill;

Climb-down: approximately 250 meters downhill;

Distance: approximately 8 km; Walking Time: 4 - 5 hours.

5. Tour: Ruins of Caunos

Today, the starting point of our tour will be the paradise of the area around Dalyan city which lies at the outflow of Köyceğiz Lake, and is renowned for its sea-sables, catfish and turtle beds. A river flowing among almost forgotten history, accompanied by a fascinating scene will form the background of our walking tour. There is no need to explain the beauty of the historical ruins, rock graves and the historic port. When we consider the view of the Theater, it becomes nonsense to debate whether the legendary King of Caunos was a historical fact or just a fictional story. At the top of the Acropolis Hill, an impressive mixed panorama welcomes us. A marvelous untouched bay will be the end point of today's tour. A fishing boat will then take us back to Dalyan through a river delta full of reeds.

Climb-up: approximately 500 meters uphill;

Climb-down: approximately 500 meters downhill;

Distance: approximately 14 km; Walking Time: 4 - 5 hours.

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