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Out & About - Trips

Contact Info:

The Grand Ucel Hotel, Ataturk Caddesi, Ovacik, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey

Tel: 0090 252 616 7788     Fax: 0090 252 616 7706     email: ucelhotel@hotmail.com

UK Contact:

Rhiannon Tahanci, 14 Pollard Square, Partington, Gtr Manchester, M31 4DG

Tel: 0161 775 6692     Mob: 07753688465    email: ucelhotel@hotmail.com

Adventures Out and About


If you enjoy the more adventurous options available on your holidays, here are some of the options available for you in our area:


White Water Rafting - Approx. £35-£55
                                         
If you can swim, (not so necessary actually!) and if your heart is strong enough, if you are not pregnant, and if you don't have asthma, join a White Water Rafting tour on Dalaman River which is only 90 minutes to Fethiye. Don't miss this tour, if you want to fight with the strong bubbles, paddling down the river (sometimes falling and capsizing!), and if you don't mind getting wet. The distance is 12 km and the lunch is given on the shore, nearly midway. If you are brave enough, you must choose the inflatable kayaks for two, and if you are not, you'll travel on a big raft with a guide. The tour is completely safe, No one injured (as yet!). Don't forget to smile to the cameras on the hardest rapids with the helmets, life jackets, and the paddles in your hands.


Paragliding - Approx. £65-£85


Tandem Paragliding : Specially designed two-seat paraglide (42 sqm) is used in tandem gliding. In tandem flights, an experienced pilot manages paraglide, and the second person is just a passenger.


Location

Fethiye enjoys international fame as being one of the safest and most beautiful paraflight zones of the world. Ölüdeniz-Babadağ welcomes commercial tandem paraflight activities since 1992. Each activity takes approximately 1 hour.


Approximately 80% of tandem fliers in Ölüdeniz are foreigners and the remaining 20% stands for domestic tourists and weekender corporate employee groups. Everyone from children to the elderly can make tandem flights.






Oludeniz has one of the highest commercial take off sites in the world, at 6550 ft (1965 m), giving you the most spectacular flight of them all. If you like, your friendly, English speaking pilot, will introduce you to 360 degree turns, wing overs and even catch thermals which may extend your flight.

You are also given the chance to fly side by side with friends, which makes for a great photo opportunity, giving you an experience you won't forget. Landing on Oludeniz beach is as easy as take off, but a warning, after landing you may not be able to wipe the smile from your face !!!


SAFETY

All adventure activities have an element of fear, that's what makes them exciting.

Our pilots are professionals with years of experience. We take every precaution to make your trip and flight as safe as possible, our excellent safety record speaks for itself, while you are out there having fun, we are taking care of you.

Fly with us and you're flying with the professionals.

 

Diving - Approx. £45-£65


Your day begins with collection from your hotel at around 8.30am by private minibus, which will bring you to our office to complete check-in formalities. Then you will be transferred to our custom built dive boat. Our dive boats are fully equipped with WC, sundeck, shaded deck, sunbeds, comfortable seating area, bar and full safety equipment. Departure from the harbour will be at 9.30am. During the journey to the dive site you will be given a brief orientation of the day out, scuba diving and the equipment involved. The briefings are given in several languages according to our customers that day.


Then in groups of no more than four and with three instructors and divemasters attending, you will be kitted up in waist high waters. Once you are comfortable with your equipment and surroundings you will be gently eased into the water. With your instructor in front and your escorts above, you will begin the exhilaration of breathing under water. In the Aegean sea you will experience the thrill of coming face to face with the aquatic life, whether it be octopus, star fish, corals and sea sponges, not to mention having your photo taken whilst feeding the fish. After your first dive has been completed, you can relax and enjoy a fully cooked lunch and spend some time snorkeling, swimming or simply just soaking up the sun.  


Then it's time for your second dive! Now you have some experience, you will be able to take more control and enjoy your dive that bit more, not forgetting of course that your instructor and escorts are still beside you. With this re-assurance in mind, the freedom that only the underwater world can give, and of course the superb entertainment from our diving team, you will never want to get out of the water again!

 

Jeep Safari - Approx. £20-£25


Drive yourself or be driven. Visit the historical sites , drive through beautiful scenery of mountains and pine forests making your way towards Saklikent Hidden Canyon. After an open lunch you will follow the river to Xanthos to explore the ruins before heading off the Patara, on of Turkey's longest sandy beaches to swim and soak up to sun.

The Jeep Safari is ab=n adventure from beginning to end

To name a few of the things you can face during the tour are: a flat tire, stuck in the mud, engine stop while passing a river, etc... Approximately 20 jeeps will be in your convoy, and the speed limit is 70 km/h. To make you feel safe throughout the safari, there are driver-guides and first aid staffs in the convoy. One leading the tour, second at the end, and rest of them are spread around the convoy.



Canoeing Approx: £30-£40


An exciting day of sun, fun and nature along the beautiful river Xanthos in Patara National Park as our experienced guides show you the natural wonders of one of the most unspoilt areas in Turkey. A day for everyone as you canoe, swim, mud-bath, and enjoy a barbecue feast and emerge finally at Patara to relax on the longest beach in Turkey. Don't forget sun cream, swimwear, hat, sunglasses and cameras.      

Enjoy an exhilarating day river canoeing on the nearby Xanthos River.  Experienced river guides take you downstream on a journey across ancient Lycian lands of lush nature, ending at Patara beach for a swim. A fun family day with a BBQ picnic lunch along the way, as well as a very enjoyable mud bath!



Horse Riding - Approx. £10-£15pp

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside ,riding through pine forests and along mountain paths on the route towards Kaya Village(The Ghost Town) which is well worth a visit. A good trip to for all the family.    

Boat Trip - Approx £8-£10

Enjoy the delights of the world famous ‘Blue Cruise’ as you choose from 2-4 different itineraries avaialable from OluDeniz beach or Fethiye Harbour. All trips include a full day(or night) sailing around this stunning coastline, calling in at 3-5 different bays and a cooked meal on board. There are options to participate in a wide variety of watersports along the way including jetskis, ringos, bananas and water skiing.