Day 1: On arrival at Dalaman Airport, a local representative will meet you and drive you to the village of Kayakoy - about 1 hour's scenic drive, along the Turquoise Coast. In the evening, there will be a welcome meeting where you can meet the other families and your local host. This is followed by a welcome dinner.
Day 2: This morning you will be driven to Fethiye Marina where you will head out on a private boat to explore the bays around Fethiye. This is a leisurely day, with plenty of stops to take a dip in the crystal blue waters and visit beaches and islands, such as Yassica Island, Bedri Rahmi Cove and Tersane Island. Lunch will be served on the boat. At the end of the day you'll return to the hotel for a free evening to do as you wish - your host can give you suggestions of great places to go for dinner.
Day 3: After breakfast you're off to Iztuzu Beach (1.5 hours drive), home to the Dalyan Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre - a fascinating place! You'll learn about the caretta and green sea turtles that nest on beaches all along Turkey's coast. Later you're free to get some lunch and enjoy the beach before turning to the hotel and another free evening.
Day 4: Today you follow the Lycian Way, from Kayakoy to Oludeniz Beach, a hike of about 2 hours so bring suitable footwear. The pace will suit the group and your host will keep everyone engaged with tales of the ancient Gecian ruins that dot the beautiful mountain scenery around you. Oludeniz Beach is often listed as one of the top beaches in the world and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it. This evening you'll be making your own dinner - a cookery class will teach you the art of Turkish meze cooking, before you all sit down together to enjoy the results of your hard work as a farewell dinner.
Day 5: Time to day goodbye to your host and fellow travellers as you head home at the end of this family retreat.
The minimum number of people for the retreat is 4 and the maximum is 12. The minimum age is 5 years old.
Flights to Dalaman in Turkey and extra nights can be arranged along with the retreat. If you'd prefer to arrange your own flights, please provide your flight details at least 10 days before your trip so that your complementary arrival transfer can be arranged. Please also make sure you arrive at the hotel in time for the evening welcome meeting on the first night.