Responsible tourism: Cappadocia and Lycia adventure holiday in Turkey
The pension in Ulpinar belongs to our local supplier and is located at the foot of the Olympos Mountain on the Lycian Way. Because of its location, water from the mountain is used for the swimming pool, washing and gardening. Guesthouses use solar power for electricity and hot water. Home cooked food is served at the guesthouse, using vegetables grown in the garden. Rubbish generated during treks and activities are taken back to the hotel to be recycled. Locally owned accommodations in villages are chosen, and the guesthouse in Cavusin was chosen as an excellent base in the heart of the valleys.
Our local partner in Turkey, employs local villagers and farmers as cooks, drivers and gardeners, further benefiting the local economy through wages and tips going back into the community. Small, local suppliers are used for activities and equipment hire. A few years ago, our local partner bought some land in the Red Valley which is now open to local farmers to grow their own plants and trees. Every year, a donation is made to Kate Clow’s Asociation of Cultural Roots which goes towards the development and upkeep of the Lycian Way, allowing travellers to continue to enjoy, clean, safe, paths.