Exciting News everyone!
As promised, we have sourced a truly special experience to get us back into the habit of enjoying this very special country that we have come to live in. Something to look forward to as a normalisation starts to take hold.
Naturally, we have had to plan this while there are still a few travel restrictions in place but we have chosen the date with a view to these restrictions being lifted by then.
Because this adventure runs into the evening, the key concern is the curfew for the over 65’s having to be safely home by 8pm. Naturally, if these restrictions are still in place we will have to reconsider and a refund or credit for a later trip will be implemented BUT we are optimistic – we have to be! So this is what we have planned…
Noon to Moon Deluxe Sunset Adventure – Wednesday 8 July
Does the thought of a sunset swim in the beautiful volcanic Lake Çandır set amongst the historic Lycian site of Kaunos appeal?
If it does, what about a truly memorable sunset supper followed by the opportunity to reach up to the stars and lie in beautiful hot springs surrounded by the magic of candle light?
For those who enjoy good wine, there is the opportunity to try a range sourced from quality Turkish producers gaining a reputation for excellence.
If you like a bit of excitement as the sun goes down, there’s crab catching or a wander along the sandy beach while your dinner is cooked for you. This is no ordinary supper it is a feast! Some of the options include succulent prawns and tender steak, freshly caught fish, chicken and köfte – all of which are complemented by a cornucopia of mezes and salads.
Our Turkish hosts also pay special attention to your needs and, to enhance your experience of the evening, immerse you in the culture and the mystery of the history of the area around Dalyan.
We plan to take this wonderful journey on Wednesday 8 July with Volkan’s Adventures.
We will travel from Fethiye to Dalyan where we will be greeted by our hosts and accommodated on boats with a capacity of 26 but which will only take 12 guests, providing ample room for comfort as well as safe space for social distancing.
Tea, coffee and water, together with light snacks, will be provided upon arrival and our journey through the reed beds will commence during which we will see rock tombs and, hopefully turtles, and be entertained with tales of the area.
Experience the hot spring thrill by taking a dip in the volcanic waters of Lake Çandır.
Next we head to Iztuzu Beach to moor up so that you can try your hand at crab fishing. You can watch the sunset, go for a stroll, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy a wonderful supper – all while the setting sun sinks below the horizon.
After supper we head to Lake Koyceğiz for another swim or you can lie on the top deck and try to embrace the magical illusion of being able to snatch the stars from the heavens.
Then another surprise – a soak in secret hot springs surrounded by candle light! Of course, we all know that a dip in these muddy springs will take 10 years off our age and ease our aches and pains – yet another reason to sign up!
We will return serenely to Dalyan, arriving between 9.30 and 10.00pm where our transport will be waiting to bring you back to Fethiye.
We are strictly limiting the numbers on this cruise for safety reasons and the maximum number we will take is 26. If the interest exceeds these numbers we will be very enthusiastic to arrange another trip.
It has to be understood that both our transfer provider (TURSAB registered) and Volkan’s Adventures need to strictly adhere to Covid 19 precautions and we need to co-operate and understand that things may feel a little strange.
It will be necessary to wear masks when we travel but due to the outdoor nature of the event it will not be necessary to wear them on the boat. You will be expected to observe an element of social distancing for your own protection.
Unless legislation changes between now and then BBQ’s are currently forbidden but a wonderful alternative menu is available and specific dietary requirements can be catered for, this will be explained by Volkan when you make your booking.
Fethiye Times Travel Club has no reservations about the standard to which precautions are being implemented and we know we are in for a real treat.
The cost of the cruise is £30 per person which includes dinner with free tea and coffee, apple tea and water
A fully stocked bar and excellent wines are available at extra cost
A co-ordinated transfer will be arranged from the Fethiye area and be charged separately at 65tl per person return.
For the Cruise, you need to call Volkan’s Adventures – telephone number 00 90 541 543 1880 . Please state that you want to book on Fethiye Times Noon to Moon Adventure on July 8th. He will take ADVANCE PAYMENT over the phone in either Turkish Lira or GBP and discuss your food preferences.
To book your transfer, you need to call Jan Jones on 00 90 544 607 8066. I can then discuss a pick up point that is convenient for you and you pay in Turkish Lira ON THE DAY. We will endeavour, on the return journey to drop you as close to your home address as possible. Please book your place with Volkan before booking your transfer.
Also – because the provision of international flights is in flux at the moment, bookings will only be taken from people currently resident in Turkey. We cannot take bookings for people who may not be in the country on 8 July – we are sure you understand.
What to bring
This is going to be very a special experience so please ensure you bring your camera!
You will also need your swimming gear (towel and costume and water shoes). As mud baths are an option here, you will also want to ensure that you have clean clothes for the trip home.
Money – for your transfer and extra drinks. You may also want to tip the crew – they will work hard for you.
We need to leave the boundaries of Fethiye by 1.45pm at the latest so pickups will start at around 12.45pm (to be confirmed)
Our cruise will start at about 3pm and return to Dalyan between 9.30 and 10.00pm
Our transport will be waiting for us and we will drop off as close to your home as possible on arrival back in Fethiye
Fethiye Times looks forward to hosting our first Travel Club Trip with eager anticipation and great excitement. We hope you can join us.