WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US
Bougainville Travel has pioneered Adventure Activities in Kaş, Turkey since 1994. During that time we have met with many travel writers who have graciously given us their time, their advice and their recommendations or articles in a variety of publications. Thank you all for your comments!
- 2007 by Rosie Ayliffe, Marc Dubin and John Gawthrop. Published by the Rough Guides, distributed by Penguin.
“The British/Turkish run, Bougainville Travel Adventure & Diving is the foremost adventure Travel agency in the area for diving, mountain treks, canyoning and sea-kayaking, though they also offer more conventional excursions.”
- Kaş is the subject in this article: Turkey Guide – The Turquoise Coast
“Tourism has utterly transformed Kaş. It first sprang to prominence after about 1850, and until 1923 was a Greek-populated timber-shipping port known as Andifli.”
- The Rough Guide to Turkey by Marc Dubin and Terry Richardson 7th Edition, June 2010 (Turquoise Coast pp. 309-378, Kaş pp. 354, 355, 358 and 362)
Travel Agents: “British/Turkish run Bougainville Travel is the foremost adventure-travel agency in the area for diving, mountain treks, canyoning and sea-kayaking, but also offering more conventional excursions.(p. 358)”.
“Scuba diving around Kaş…in terms of boat comfort, safety standards, equipment condition and thorough instruction, only three companies stand out… Bougainville Travel Diving, Sundiving and Anemone.(p. 354)”
Adventure Activities: “Bougainville Travel and Dragoman in Kaş remain the principal organizers of sea-kayaking day-tours in the kekova area. Kaş remains more youth-oriented and more cosmopolitan; aspiring Istanbul or Ankara yuppies flock here, and it’s still a fixture on the foreign backpacker’s trail.(p. 362)”
- Footprint Turkey Handbook by Dominic Whiting 1st Edition 2001 (Western Mediterranean pp. 311-402, Kaş pp. 351-357).
“With its back to the craggy Lycian mountains, Kaş looks out across a calm bay to the Greek Island of Meis floating offshore…Kaş retains something of its original character and easy-going charm.” Bougainville Travel offers “Rent-a-car, airline ticketing, airport transfers, guides, as well as diving and a range of adventure activities… Bougainville Travel organises daily sea-kayaking trips to the area east of Kaş. The same company also have a programme of guided walking and mountain biking excursions in the nearby mountains, with a canyoning trip down the Saklıkent Gorge…” Also, Dominic Whiting, in his Turkey Handbook writes:
“Turkey has a huge and barely realized potential for adventure tourism…Bougainville Travel…Local agents for several large international adventure travel firms, they also organize their own programme of trekking, mountain biking, canyoning and sea-kayaking trips in the are around Kaş.”
- The Turquoise Riviera Places to Explore notes Kaş as “one of those special places.”
- Getting Active on the Lycian Coast, Southern Turkey. Their article says “Activities can be booked from any one of the various agencies lining the main streets, although some internet searching beforehand will ensure you don’t waste your first day sorting yourself out… In particular… Bougainville Travel (Cukurbagli 10, 242 836 3737, www.bougainville-turkey.com)”
- A rollercoaster ride of new experiences and adventures – 07 August 2011 by Theresa Day.
“Phil Buckley, who is British and who has been living and working in the southern coastal town of Kaş for nearly 20 years, tells us how coming to live in Turkey has been — and still is — an adventure in many senses of the word…Both Phil and the company are now part of the Kaş community, as the Bougainville newsletter shows. “It started out as a commercial marketing tool and was part of a general initiative to give us a better social media presence,” he points out.”
- The three Ks: Kaş, Kaleköy and Kastellorizo – 24 July 2011, Sunday by Pat Yale, Antalya
“Ask Turks to name their favorite holiday resort and most will plump immediately for Bodrum…Ask an expat the same question and most will chorus KaşYou won’t need to be in Kaş for long to fall for its charms.”
- “Planning a Turkish holiday the western Mediterranean coast of Turkey – 27 February 2011, Sunday by Pat Yale, İzmir
“Kaş: Everybody’s favorite medium-sized Turkish resort, Kaş is known not for its sands but for a pretty harbor backed with a great choice of restaurants and for the Uzunçarşı (Long Market), a cobbled street of bijou shops running uphill to end beside a huge Lycian sarcophagus. The ruined theater here is sometimes used for performances in summer. Excursion boats float over submerged Lycian ruins to moor at exquisite Kaleköy (Simena) with a clutch of boutique pensions. With a little more advance planning you can also make the day trip to the pretty Greek island of Kastellorizo (Meis) to compare and contrast the care taken of their historic buildings by the two countries.”