Xanthos River Canoeing Trips
Spend a day out taking a ride along a lovely Xanthos river in a 2 man canoe. No experience is required to enjoy a ride in a canoe because our experienced instructors will tell and show you how to operate canoe and get indescribable pleasure of traveling in a canoe on the most popular river near Fethiye - Esen Cay (old name is Xanthos river). Xanthos river canoeing is fun for the whole family. The journey begins under the bridge in the Kinik village and ends at Patara beach so the total length of the route is 15 kilometers. Canoeing trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip you will be offered a break for taking healthful mud bath, swimming and having a barbecue lunch.
Esen Cay river originates from mountain springs so its waters are transparent and cold though not fast therefore canoe trip is absolutely safe. Esen river flows through Patara National Park and is ideal for traveling by canoe. If you stay at resorts of Fethiye, Oludeniz, Calis, Hillside, Ovacik or Hisaronu then we strongly recommend you to not miss the opportunity to have canoe tour on the Esen river and combine adventure with a carefree relaxation on the Patara beach. The city of Patara was one of the most important sea ports of Lycia. According to Lycian mythology the Greek goddess Leto gave birth to her twins Apollo and Artemis and washed their bodies for the first time in the waters of the Xanthos river, for this reason the water of this river is considered blessed. Patara beach stretches for 18 km and is the longest beach in all Turkey. Patara beach is protected by the Ministry of Environment as a National Park and is also the place where Caretta Caretta turtles lay their eggs.
Combine adventure, exploration and relaxation within a Xanthos river canoe trip.
What is included in the price: transportation, lunch, instructors and equipment.
You need to bring: swimsuit, sunglasses, camera, water.
Pick up time: Oludeniz 8.50 am, Hisaronu 8.30 am, Ovacik 8.50 am, Fethiye 9.00 am, Calis 9.00 am.
Duration: 11 hours.