Gain experience in a new and exciting activity as you explore many hidden canyons of the Lycian Coast.A special activity for groups of active adventure seekers who want to experience a variety of canyons on the Lycian Coast.
Your chance to
- Explore a variety of hidden canyons on the Lycian Coast
- Get experience in a new and exciting outdoor activity
- Engage your sense of adventure
- Cool off from the heat of summer
At a glance
- Explore hidden corners by canyoning
- No experience necessary
- Suitable for children 12 and older
- Accommodation and most meals included
- All tecnical equipment (wet suit, helmet, ropes, etc.)
- 6 nights hotel, 1 night camp
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner
- All transfers
What´s not included
- Travel insurance
- Extra snacks or drinks
Remember to bring
- Sturdy ankle boots
- Two pairs of socks each day
- Thermal undershirt to stay warm
- Sun protection, sun hat and sunglasses
- Lots of water to stay hydrated
- Your sense of adventure!
Activity briefingThe canyon descents are made wearing wetsuits and carrying waterproof packs and containers. Bougainville provides all of the technical equipment you will need such as helmets, ropes and wet suits. The agency conforms to international standards of safety and uses materials of a high standard. All you need is a head for heights, the ability to swim, and a taste for adventure.
For canyoning, you need to have sturdy ankle boots, properly broken in before you arrive that can get wet and still be worn well. It is possible to twist an ankle without good, solid footwear and spoil the fun for everyone. Better to come prepared as even a sprained ankle can make you a casualty.
Every day bring at least two pair of socks to prevent foot blisters, and a thermal under-shirt. Even though you will be wearing a wet suit, a thermal undershirt will help to prevent the inevitable chilling from the canyon water. Know your water needs and bring at least 1.5 liters or more if you can carry it.
If you bring a camera, make sure it has some kind of cord to hold it around your neck or to your body as well as a waterproof cover suitable for such activities. A dry bag to hold your extra clothes when you finish your activity is often overlooked.
The best season for canyoning is from Mid-June until the end of September because the water level rises in the late winter and early spring and also because the weather is often too cold after the end of September.
An adventure sport requires you to have a realistic awareness of your mental condition; be prepared to focus on the tour guide, his or her instructions and the event at hand. Knowing the limits of your physical condition is important. Unless a group is engaging in semi-professional competition, our adventure activities are meant to be FUN as well as challenging, therefore honesty about your physical fitness can determine the quality of your adventure experience.
Starting timePlease confirm with Bougainville Travel upon booking.
“In joining this Canyoning week, you will get a feeling of “I did it” that you will never forget in your lifetime.”
Day 1: Transfer Day
Day 2: “Green Run” DayThis day you will be introduced to the equipment you will use and do some practical exercises. After taking the necessary equipment and your lunch meal, we will travel to Mavi Inn which is 20 minutes away from Kaş. It takes about 50 minutes from there to walk to the point where you will enter Kaputaş Canyon. You will spend 4 hours in this canyon, where no water is expected in the summer season. Afterward you will visit famous Kaputaş Beach which Poseidon also did everytime he sailed through. After some rest here on the Mediterranean coast, you will travel back to Kaş.
Day 3: Canyon (Sütleğen-Kemer)This day you will pass into the second part of Kıbrıs Canyon, which gets its water from the melted snow of 3000m high Akdağ Mountain. After leaving the hotel, a transfer of about 75 minutes will bring you to Sütleğen village, where then you will enter the canyon for a very entertaining activity. You will take your picnic lunch on the path, where you will swim and abseil (rappel) to reach the end at Kemer. You will be provided another transfer to Kaş lasting 30 minutes.
Day 4: Canyon (Sinekçi-Sütleğen)There is a similar transfer as the previous day lasting 75 minutes. Afterwards you will cross a path no longer than 4 km. With swimming, abseiling and jumping we will have fun like children have. You will return to Kaş around 18:00 this evening.
Day 5: Free Day (or not)This day is for those who want to have a rest. But those who want to continue to live with adrenaline may do paragliding, seakayaking, mountainbiking and diving.
Day 6: Saklıkent Canyon Part IToday you will be introduced to the second biggest canyon in Europe, which is a real beauty and natural wonder. The transfer time to the entrance of the canyon is about 1.5 hours. Because it is the most difficult day of the canyoning week, we are sure your adrenaline level will pop. You will manage all the deep and closed pools, sudden waterfalls and many other geographic formations across the path. Your group will camp in the canyon at night after a very good adventure.
Day 7: Saklıkent Canyon Part IIA very good part of the canyon will be waiting for us, after breakfast and rounding up the camp. But this day will be definitely easier than the previous one. Toward evening you will arrive at the national park of Saklıkent and will have our finishing drinks there at the authentic places, relaxing in the end, from a very active week.
Day 8: Transfer Day
Children PolicyChildren should be 12 years old or older. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardian at all times. This activity is not suitable for most children under 12 years of age nor for those who are exceptionally small.
SafetyAlways safety first! All tour guides carry 1st aid kits and are trained in 1st aid procedures. All participants are required to wear safety flotation vests. For the normal tour group with little or no experience, the protected harbour and island area around Kekova cause no problems with the wind and waves. If the guide decides the weather is too rough for the experience of the group, they will do a different activity that day and wait for the wind to calm down.
We need a group of minimum 4 participants to run this tour, maximum is 16.