6 independent reviews for Lycian way walking holiday

Reviews for Lycian way walking holiday

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review 28 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

While walking the Mediterranean coast provided exceptional views, the highlight of any international trip for me is always the people. Our local guide stayed with us the whole way, selected small hotels where we could get to know the staff and gave us some insight into their lives.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for difficult terrain. The distance and climbs aren't strenuous, and our guide adjusted our walking plan to suit our pace, but there is a lot of rocky scree, which requires more balance and concentration in many places.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We stayed in small, family run hotels and stopped at local growers where we could buy honey, fruit and other local goods.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic! We would love to have done a 6-day walk rather than 4 days, but we needed a bigger group to warrant that.

review 5 Jun 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole time in Turkey

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

You need to pay in dollars or pounds for entrance visa, so take some of both as exchange rate not rational.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good

review 5 Jun 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All aspects- the terrific scenery, great trails, fantastic guide and group and the impeccable organisation, welcome and care taken.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Look at flights carefully. There are many different ways to fly there. Book a flight which arrives and leaves at a reasonable time of day. I think it would be good to stay one day after trip is over -for example in villa rhapsody, as I did. Be aware of temperatures/seasons- April is best, if only later suits-be prepared for it to be hot. Remember to have turkey visa organised before you go. Have guides number on whats app.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, they were very consistent on this.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday was excellent, I would even consider going on the same one again.

review 8 Jun 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The best parts of this tour were the wonderful informative guide with loads of local knowledge and fabulous stories and the range of stunning scenery that we traversed. We got to see village life, learn about (and see evidence of) ancient and recent history and met some lovely fellow trekkers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Medium fitness required - there were some steep uphills but the days were well-paced and very enjoyable. Surprisingly few other trekkers and confusing paths in this area made a guide highly recommended.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I definitley agree. We stayed in local small establishments run by people with whom the guide had good rapport. The food was all regional, sourced locally and delicious. Some places had refillable water sources reducing impact of plastic. Walking in this area increased my appreciation of this environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

As a first-time tour attendee, I was unsure about walking as part of a group, but I found that the whole experience totally enjoyable. The group was cohesive and fun and we learned so much about Turkey and the region. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys walking in beautiful coastal countryside.

review 12 Apr 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We arrived home early hours this morning, tired and in love with Turkey!!! Can I firstly start with saying that Sally was just an amazing guide. Her enthusiasm about the area and concern with keeping that region intact and raw was just outstanding! Sally went out of her way to ensure that we were safe and happy at all times far beyond our expectations. Sally speaking Turkish is an enormous advantage also, so lovely to hear her greet every villager warmly, even though we did not know what she was saying:)) We loved all of the accommodation, but Villa Rhapsody was definitely our favourite. The food was just delicious and the hosts were incredibly friendly and I could even do laundry, an important thing when you are backpacking with teenage boys!!! If I was to do anything differently, I guess I would have perhaps an extra day or two at Villa Rhapsody and do some hiking from there. Each place was just wonderful. On our last hike we went into a really small village and had lunch with a Canadian lady called Brea(I think) and this was lovely. Perhaps a night there and a hike from there would also be great although I am unsure about accommodation or the standard. Way too much to see and not enough time. The Dim hotel in Goeck was probably my least favourite but I guess we were out of the small villages and into a larger one and this could be expected, though the hotel was quite old. Goeck was a nice location to leave from, the Ocean, boats and restaurants created a lovely ending. We are looking forward to returning to Turkey very much and miss it already.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just amazing and everyone should do this trip!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely, just wonderful interaction with locals, carried any waste with us and ate the local food. Amazing

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Mind blowing and we cannot wait to do more travel.

review 11 Jun 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The finale - arriving at the ruins of SIDYMA.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for adverse weather changes, even in June! 'Moderate' is quite tough, especially in the heat of June.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Definitely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Superb.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you very much for your comments Geoffrey, it's great to know that you enjoyed your holiday. We hope that you will decide to explore more of Turkey some time in the future.

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