Patara Canoeing Tour from Oludeniz
With miles of unspoilt beaches that have been voted one of the best beaches in the world, Patara National Park lies in the heart of Lycia - a region of Turkey famed for it's rich history dating back thousands of years.
2,000 years ago Patara was the largest and most important sea ports in Lycia, something that's still evident today through the ancient monuments you'll see as we canoe through this beautoful unspoilt area steeped in the history of Lycians and Romans.
The day starts as we pick you up from your hotel or apartment and begin our canoeing tour at Patara from Oludeniz and Fethiye. We'll travel through 15km of Patara National Park by canoe making four stops throughout the day at Mud baths, Swimming spots, Lunch and to relax on the highly protected beach at Patara.
Our experienced, professional and friendly tour guides will guide you at a relaxed pace down the tranquil waters, supporting you wherever you may need it. No previous canoeing experience is needed on this relaxed tour as most of the work will be done by the flow of the river itself as it gently pushes us downstream towards our final destination where the river meets the sea at a stunning beach.
Along the way you'll see a wide range of native wildlife that thrive in this unspoilt natural region from birds, turtle, frogs and more.
Once we arrive at Patara beach you'll see why its been crowned one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Stretching over 18km of golden sands backed by the dunes and dramatic Taurus mountains, the strict conservation laws make this beach so special with not a building in site.
It's also one of the few remaining beaches in the world where Loggerhead turtles still come to to lay their eggs between May and October, so measures are in place to ensure that it can be enjoyed by holidaymakers and still remain protected for the turtles.
A small cafe run by a local man serves cold refreshments to beachgoers, with a share of the profits being put back into the local community, last year renovating the village school.
Showers, toilets, sunbeds and umberellas are all available as you relax and enjoy this remote, stunning beach surrounded by nature rather than towns and roads.
At lunch time we'll serve a delicious menu of traditional chicken shish kebab, rice and salad.
Our canoeing tour from Oludeniz and Fethiye offers a fantastic day for the enture family doing something active and exciting in a beautiful location. This trip always goes down as a firm high point of peoples holidays.
Please remember to bring Sun cream, hat, camera or video, towel and swim kit.