I will remember last year 2021 as my first hike. I am glad that this experience was with Kuluar. Quite spontaneously I got an opportunity to go on vacation in September – I did not want to go back to the all-inclusive Turkish and lie as a seal, I wanted an active holiday in a great company with an opportunity to enjoy the sea. A week before the start of the trip I booked a hike, bought plane tickets, and had a certificate of vaccination, which allowed me to quickly make a decision to pack a backpack, buy and rent everything necessary and go to meet the adventure.
I used to hear that nature on the west coast of Turkey is more beautiful than Antalya. On the way from Dalaman airport to Fethiye my admiration was boundless – I was surrounded by mountains. Team Leader Andrew met me in Fethiye and put me in a nice European three-star hotel. I admit that going to the campaign, I did not expect that there will be an opportunity to wash clothes, to sleep in decent hotels with pools and great views of the mountains and sea. Every evening at 19:00 we had dinner with the whole company on the veranda of the hotel at sunset, cheerfully exchanging impressions of the day, or discussing the benefits / harms of vaccination )))). It was a cordial, cheerful group – I had a good time, met interesting people, and made new friends..
The first day we walked around Fethiye. It is a very beautiful port town in the mountains. In the evening we had dinner at the fish market, and the next morning the minibus took us higher up into the mountains, where the adventure along the beauty of the Lycian Trail began. In the afternoon we reached Oludeniz. It is a resort town in the form of a bay with a gorgeous beach, clear water, where you can try paragliding in one of the top places in the world. We started the next morning at 7:00 with a swim in the warmest and cleanest sea. I had never had such a high before. It was an awesome start to the day. I would be the happiest if I started every day with such a bath. The itinerary was designed so that we went out to the sea every day except for 2 days.
My eyes rested and enjoyed each day the natural beauty of the mountains and the turquoise gradients of the sea. Anyone who wants to reset, you are here – the buzz of indescribable beauty of nature, complete with activities and good company.
One day we went out early in the morning, walked and walked, climbed the mountains, in the afternoon came to the sea at a small beach, bathed in the warmest sea and went on. It was the second half of September, weather excellent – in the daytime it was about +25 – + 27 and at night it was still warm. We found a lot that day. It was a little hot to walk, but when we got to our hotel, everyone was happy to jump in the pool to cool off.
We walked without our main big backpacks – the guys and I discounted the cab that carried our backpacks to the hotel and walked with a small backpack that contained water, sunscreen and swimwear. I recommend taking a small backpack with you, I had a special towel for hiking, which dries quickly, lightweight and compact.
Thermal underwear is not necessary in September. Warm clothes too, everything for summer: shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen is a must. I took in a Korean cosmetics store in a very small compact package on a twist (saves space and weight significantly).
I walked in trekking running shoes – that’s what you need, not hot, not slippery and comfortable. But it’s better to wear trekking socks, because I managed to rub a little with regular socks.
The last evening I spent with the guys in a great bar overlooking the port of Fethiye, as usual, meeting the sunset. This unforgettable evening I will remember for a long time. Then we drove to the airport, sadly knowing that it was necessary to return to normal life in the cold Ukraine.
This vacation was warm, not because it was +28, but because each member of the tour with his presence made it a warm, memorable and sincere.
Thank you Kuluar for a great vacation! This trip was my best vacation to date!!!