A great trip if you've never been on a group experience before . Just the right balance of activity to chilling . Plenty to do and see for a weeks trip . Fun experiences with a little adventure if you don't want to try too hard and lots of great sights and ruins etc ............Really fun
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Definately the paragliding !!! If you've never thrown yourself off a perfectly good mountain , give it a go !!
The closest you can be to being an eagle ...........truly great !!
The walks we did were also a lot of fun and as ever in Turkey just amazed with its history and friendliness.
- What did you think of your group leader?
We had a guy called Geoff who is a Kiwi . He was invited to come back and gude for Exodus as he has lived and worked in Turkey for many years . I really appreciated his openess and sense of fun and nothing was too much trouble . He really looked after us and took matters in hand when the weather was unkind and our Captain was a bit reticent to take us out of the nice "safe" port . Hence we got to be in lovely secluded places with nobody else around . He also had to sort out some food issues and did a great job . Thanks Geoff !!
Geoffs knowledge of the history , culture and he will laugh when he reads this , language ; were great . Infact for me i really liked that we learned some great stuff . Plus he has all manner of contacts and he got us great deals and even free drinks ........yay !!
For us he made the holiday . My other half has never been on a group trip or done half the things we did and he made her want to come back and do some more hardcore stuff . Geoff you're my hero !!!
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Don't over pack you won't need it !!
Check there is a backgammon set on the first day as we didn't get to play at all which was a shame .
Don't get a tattoo from the guy just round the corner from the Paragliding place in Kas. The guy's a hack and has no skill , at all !!!!
If you see something nice in Kalkan , wait until you get to Kas , cheaper and better !!
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
My partner is gluten free and the Turks just don't get it . Geoff spoke with them 3 times before anything really changed . The food was good for 3 days but then it was some variation of a tomato veggie thing for lunch every day and that started to happen in the eve too . I have to admit to getting pretty annoyed at one point and went into town to get food . The guys were nice enough and sure I get as it was a small trip they were trying to budget but we paid full whack and it was a little much . The captain was a little bit of a Diva and went up and down like a rocket . Making a big show of how hard it all was for him . I'm on holiday and I'm in a people industry myself , deal !!! .............I don't want to be sucked into that and I'm on holiday ..........Thats your job , get on with it !!
I don't wish to paint it all bad but just little touches here and there make a difference . Having tension Between the guide and Captain was tiresome and in such a short trip , unnessary !!
Exodus and our local partners always try to adapt to any dietary needs where possible. We would encourage all our clients to make us aware of any such needs before travel so we can ensure this is possible and catered for. Turkey is particularly good for vegetarians, however some other requirements may not be well known in the country.