We like the fact that Kaş is a bit difficult to get to.
It keeps us off the beaten track and means that those who make it this far want to be here rather than in any sunshine resort.
The only downside is that airport transfers are pricy and long. Here we explain what to look for when booking one…
God forbid – Allah korusun – that you or your friends and family are ever involved in an accident here but were the worst to come to the worst are you confident that:
1. Your transfer is legal?
2. You and your passengers are insured?
3. The authorities will know who you are (and will inform your next-of-kin and Consulate)?
Obviously Bougainville are one of the Kaş Companies that has its paperwork in order for your protection and peace of mind (there are only 5 in total currently in Kaş ).
If you travel in the old yellow taxi recommended by your neighbour’s uncle and pay cash to the driver for no receipt it is highly unlikely that the transfer is legal or that you are insured (and travelling in an unlicensed vehicle may invalidate your own travel/health insurance).
In order to protect foreigners and tourists it is Turkish Law that you and your friends and guest are transported by a company that fulfils the following criteria:
1. Is a member of the Turkish Association of Travel Agents (TÜRSAB) “A” Class.
2. Has an A-1 Transport license for cars OR a D-2 for larger vehicles.
3. The driver must have a driving license for transporting people. This is equivalent to the PSV in the UK (but also encompasses ordinary cars here).
3. The vehicle must carry a passenger manifest with a minimum of names and flight details.
4. The vehicle must not be older than 10 years.
The transport license (for which we pay a fee) means that the vehicle is insured.