Travel for 18-35 year olds
Channel your inner sailor as you explore the stunning Turquoise Coast on a traditional gullet for the ultimate week of relaxation. Swim, snorkel & discover hidden hideaways or just work on your tan on deck in-between delicious home cooked treats. Bliss.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- 7 nights twin share accommodation aboard a boat
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
- A dedicated captain & crew
- Port & visitors taxes
August 18-September 15, 2018
Day 1 – Depart For Europe
Jet off to the trip of a lifetime awaiting you in Europe
Day 2 – Tour starts in Bodum
Welcome to Bodrum! On arrival, make your way to the port to our traditional Turkish gullet & let the good times begin. Bodrum is one of the most popular spots on the Turkish coast. Surrounded by 32 islands & inlets, it’s packed with cute villages & natural beauty that is perfect for exploring. If you’ve got some time, then you could wander the markets & stop at the galleries and shops here.
Tonight, with the harbour as your backdrop get to know your group over a dinner as you relax in the sun. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so check out some of the coolest clubs and start the trip with a bang. If you are out & about, why not head to a club called Halikarnas, billed as one of the best nightclubs in the world – the place to party in Bodrum.
Day 3 – Bodum to Cokertme via Oak Island
All aboard! Today we set sail for quiet Orak Island for a swim in the crystal-blue waters, complete with a tasty lunch on-board. It’s all about taking in the incredible coast on our way to Cokertme – there are plenty of spots to relax on the boat, so this afternoon, grab your iPod, camera or book & set yourself up on one of the day beds on deck & get set to relax.
Cokertme is a cute little fishing town – perfect for exploring the streets, shopping or meeting some cheerful and happy locals before dinner overlooking the bay. While your there why not try the local Cokertme kebab for a nice twist on this Turkish classic.
Day 4 – Cokertme to English Harbour via Seven Islands
Take in the sunrise then it’s on to Seven Islands, famous for its landscape of small islands & coral reef. Stop for swims at Kufre Bay and Uzun Liman (Long Port), head for a stroll through the forest or try your luck at fishing – there’s plenty of ways to spend your time if you’re not working on your tan.
Later we cruise to the pine covered Degirmen Buku – also known as English Harbour from the time when the Special Boat Squadron used it as a secluded rest area during World War II. Tonight’s another relaxed night on-board, play some board games with your fellow sailors and enjoy the famous & picturesque area. Why not spend the night sleeping up on the deck under the stars?
Day 5 – English Harbour to Karacasogut via Cleopatra Island
Next up: Sedir (Cedrae), or Cleopatra Island, famous for its beach. The story goes that Mark Anthony shipped in the sand here for Cleopatra, hence the name. No matter how the sand got there & stories aside this place is paradise! This slice of heaven with its small beach & unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum & perfect for framing up pics of the landscape.
If you’re looking to explore, today there’s the option to visit Turtle Beach for some exploring, see the Lycian Rock Tombs & get into the famous mud pools! This stretch of sand that makes up Turtle Beach has salt water on one side & fresh water on the other – it’s a pretty unique slice of the world. It’s said the mud pools have healing properties, so call it a medicinal fix! It also makes for some classic pics with your mates so bringing a camera along for the journey is a must.
After your swimming or snorkelling fix in this crystal clear water it’s onto Karacasogut for dinner with the locals & a night out at Marmaris. Ask your crew for tips on where to head if your feet are itching for some dancing.
Day 6 – Karacasogut to Tuzla via Longoz
Today’s destination is gorgeous Longoz Bay nestled in-between huge pine forests. Get up close on a stroll through the forest & make a stop into Ali Baba’s local hut-like café for a taste of some delicious local treats. After you’ve got your fix we’ll head back on the boat to Tuzla Bay for more swims in the turquoise-blue waters, a chilled dinner & another incredible sunset. Before calling it a night spend some time with the team stargazing.
Day 7 – Tuzla to Kizebuku via Kargili
As we cruise the water to our next stop, catch more rays on deck before we reach Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay) for morning swimming & soaking up the sun. Later, it’s time to take a break from relaxing on deck with a culture fix at the ancient Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku). Walk amongst the eroded buildings that have been untouched for centuries & discover their history. Tonight after all the exploring you could take a well-deserved swim, sunbake & chill in this remote bay.
Day 8 – Kizebuku to Bodrum via Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik
Make a splash as we explore Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik Bay, where there’s your chance to head on land & experience the local life in the village or go visit the Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, which overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology for those that love a historical fix. This afternoon be sure to spend it on deck as you capture the last of the Turkish coastline views as we cruise back to Bodrum for our last night out with the group.
Day 9 – Tour ends in Bodrum
With great memories of what we know would have been a truly incredible week, your tour ends after breakfast when it’s time to say goodbye to your travel buddies.