2 independent reviews for Turkey activity vacation

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review 8 Sep 2016

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

The water based activities were great. We kayaked on our second day, and I felt I hadn't had so much fun for years. We also really enjoyed sleeping out under the stars, after helping Vedat to set up camp and prepare a meal.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Our vacation was in July. It was hot. Take a sun hat and appropriate clothing. Take cycle gloves for bikes and kayaking. And waterproof cameras and watches. Learn a few phrases in Turkish - it goes a long way. We used a review site to choose restaurants from the top ten scored, which was very successful.

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

Yes.The local guides, hotel, restraunts and shops all benefited from our visit in what was a quiet season.

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

This was a fantastic vacation. At the end of the week I would have loved to start it all again. It was our first visit to Turkey and we were amazed by the beauty of the landscape. The activities were well organised and our guide Vedat adapted the itinerary to suit us. Vedat took the trouble to ask how each of us was doing, to decide what to do next, and when he thought of tweaks to the programme he ran them them past us first. All the food provided as part of the activities was delicious, and we really appreciated the thought that went into it because Vedat planned it specifically to please us. He is truly hospitable. As it was July, some of us did struggle with the walking and cycling in the heat. We were impressed with both Vedat's working practices and those of the vacation provider. The hotel we were based in has an idyllic setting beside the river. One of my favourite things was swimming across the river at 7 am. The light at that time is golden and the river calm. The hotel is a very relaxed place. The staff are helpful and easy going. We enjoyed our buffet breakfasts watching the wildlife in the river. The hotel is on the outskirts of a small town and it was pleasant to walk along the river bank each evening to eat in one of the many restaurants. We became aware from talking to other guests that there are many interesting things to do locally, but we were happy to hang out at the hotel on our free days.

review 6 Aug 2012

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

The canyoning part, definitely. Followed by a night by the river, with BBQ and nice chats. To wake up and enjoy a demanding, yet fun, rafting day.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Appropriate clothing and sport gear as temperatures can be quite high and activities quite challenging.

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

Yes I do, especially due to the local guide who loves his country and his doing his best to protect it against anything (garbage, mass tourism, incivilities...) which may alter it. He knows, cherishes, is proud of it and know how to share that with you.

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

Excellent. The guide was great, the lodging perfect, the equipment (bikes, kayaks, ...) tip top. I will definitely speak high about it.

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