GROUP PACKAGES

 

You will find the details and explanations about the Kas Explorers group packages below. They are:

1-Package for divers

2-Activity Package for non-divers

3-No activity package for non-divers

Please note that these three packages are valid for the divers and non-divers within the same group, arriving together for the airport pick up in the low season. The group should have minimum 10 divers, if there are some non-divers on top of this number, they will benefit the group prices and they will get different packages according to what they want to do during the holiday (activity package or no activity package below). Here are the programs for these packages: 

 

1-PACKAGE FOR DIVERS

 Tour Program:

 DAY 1:

-Pick up from Dalaman or Antalya airport.

-Transfer by comfortable busses to the hotel in Kas (2 hours from Dalaman, 3 hours from Antalya airport).

-General briefing about the hotel, diving, and Kas in the hotelís beach bar with a welcome drink.

-Free time: Resting / Discovering the town.

-Dinner at the hotelís restaurant. Open buffet dinner with freshly and traditionally made local Turkish meals. The drinks during the meals and elsewhere in the hotel are extra but not expensive.

 DAY 2-6:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

 Diving

The adventure begins in the hotel. The group drops the diving bags on the back of our pick-up and signs the liability releases showing the certifications, logbooks and insurances. The diving bags are taken to the boat by our pick-up and the diving gear stays on the boat the whole week safe and clean. The group is guided to the harbor by one of our assistants to get to the boat where they get a boat briefing in their own language.

The boat goes out two times a day for one dive at a time. Daily tours with lunch on the boat and night dives are also possible on request.

Morning dive: The boat leaves the harbor at 9:30, and after the dive (with a 3-D dive briefing with special underwater toys-very popular-), turns back to the harbor around 12:30.

Afternoon dive: The boat leaves the harbor at 15:00, and after the dive (with the briefing), turns back to the harbor around 18:00.

Our boat is 21 meters long and 7 meters wide. The capacity is 60 persons. She has two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room, together with a diving area for 45 divers with platform and two showers. Cold drinks, bottled water, coffee, Turkish tea and apple tea are available on the boat. Navigating bridge is on the top floor with a wide sun deck.  She is built to give a safe and comfortable environment to both divers and non-divers.

Diving in the area of Kas has the benefit of being considerably quieter than the other areas of Turkey. The reef systems are the least spoiled of the area and luxuriant walls, canyons and tunnels attract a fantastic range of reef and marine life.

Kas is the most bio-diverse reef region in Turkey. Because of this, Kas underwater is announced by the Government as 1st degree protection area. No big fishing boats are allowed; our patrols control against destructive and non-sustainable fishing methods. This makes our dive sites home to an amazing variety of Mediterranean reef species from huge groupers to tiny nudibranches and many Lessepsian species coming from the Indo-Pacific through the Suez Channel. Sea turtles, Mediterranean monk seals and dolphins are also regularly spotted on our sites.

Kas is also famous with its wrecks. ďDimitriĒ, ancient Roman wreck, the old Italian bombard plane wreck from WW II, C-47 Dakota plane, ďDuchess of YorkĒ, ďIberian CoastĒ, ďUluburunĒ and Arkeo-park are the most popular ones.

Depending on what type of a dive the group wants to make, we chose the dive sites together from a wide range of dive spots which are maximum 45 minute away from the harbor and suitable for all levels of divers.   

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant.  

 DAY 7:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant. 

-Free day: Enjoying the town, picking up presents. An activity tour can be arranged for the whole group (hiking/cycling/sea-kayaking/paragliding) on request.

-Diversí private diving gear is back in our club house, clean and dry, waiting to be packed into the diving bags. Coffee is ready when we stamp the logbooks in the club house.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant.

 DAY 8:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant from.

-Pick up from the hotel 5 hours before the flight to get to the airport by comfortable busses.

 

2-ACTIVITY PACKAGE FOR NON-DIVERS

 Tour Program:

 DAY 1:

-Pick up from Dalaman or Antalya airport together with the divers.

-Transfer by comfortable busses to the hotel in Kas (2 hours from Dalaman, 3 hours from Antalya airport).

-General briefing about the hotel, diving, and Kas in the hotelís beach bar with a welcome drink.

-Free time: Resting / Discovering the town.

-Dinner at the hotelís restaurant. Open buffet dinner with freshly and traditionally made local Turkish meals. The drinks during the meals and elsewhere in the hotel are extra but not expensive.

 DAY 2:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick-up time from the hotel: 09:30 - Return approx: 17:00

 Gentle Hike & Lunch in a Village House Ė full day out.

Morning hike on wide trails with easy terrain.

We drive 1 hour from Kas through pine and cedar forest, passing en route some of the oldest juniper trees in the world.  Our hike begins in a small mountain village. We trek gently up, following the path of a stream, through a shady glade to the top of the village. We cross Eagle River and hike (footpath, forest track and highland pasture) on the shoulders of Mount Akdag (a 3,000m massif) to a small village.

Our hosts live in the village centre. We are warmly welcomed into their home and are careful to observe local customs before entering the home i.e. removing our shoes, being modestly dressed. The guide will ensure we are informed about the etiquette of dining in a village house - what to do and what not to do.

Lunch is plentiful and delicious. Dishes are prepared in the traditional style; the family make their own honey, yogurt and vegetables. They collect walnuts from their own trees, grow their own wheat and collect local mushrooms from the forest. We dine in simple style around a low, round table.

After lunch we can explore the village further and can include a visit to the mosque. The guide can explain some aspects of Islam inside the mosque.

We return to our vehicle in the mid-afternoon and return to the coast via the spectacular Kaputas Beach.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant.   

 DAY 3:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Free day: Resting / Enjoying the town.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant. 

 DAY 4:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick-up time from the hotel: 09:30 - Return approx: 17:00

 Cycle ride with catered picnic Ė full day out.

Kas is a beautiful, cosmopolitan coastal town Ė one of the prettiest on the Turkish coastline. Immediately behind Kas, in wide green meadows, lie tiny, sleepy villages of stone-built cottages garlanded with flowers. We cycle through these little villages, greeting local people as we pass through and occasionally stopping to enjoy tea with them. The route is mainly wide forest- track or small asphalt lanes, and offers spectacular coastal and mountain views. We can fill our water bottles from fresh water springs in the villages. A support vehicle follows us through the day:-  in case anyone feels like having a rest they simply put their bike on the trailer and get into the van!

We enjoy a varied and interesting picnic lunch in a small meadow with a spring. We spread rugs and kilims around and relax and enjoy this natural, peaceful environment. Lunch will have an interesting variety of local cold starters (meze), olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread and fruit juice.

After lunch we continue our ride to a viewpoint above the coastline where we disembark and, using our support vehicle, drop down to Kaputas Beach for a swim before returning to Kas. 

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant. 

 DAY 5:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick-up time: 15:00 - Return approx: 18:00  

 The Forgotten City of Felen Ė 3 hours in late afternoon.

In days of old when pirates controlled the coastline and land dwellers lived in fear of pirate raids, the main citadels were situated inland and ideally on a hill Ė a place which could be easily defendable. Such is the case with Kas: the small coastal port was known as Antiphellos, the main inland citadel as Phellos. On Mount Felen we find the ruins of this near-forgotten city.  

We drive 20mins from Kas to begin our gentle hike to Phellos.

The ancient city itself has some exquisitely preserved Lycian house-tombs, sarcophagi and ancient carvings.

After exploring with our guide the ruined city we go gently downhill to the pretty inland village of Pinarbasi. Views down over cultivated terraces of olives, figs and wheat to the coast are breath-taking. In Pinarbasi we can replenish our water from the fresh water spring and return by vehicle to Kas.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant.   

 DAY 6:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick-up time 09:30 - Return approx: 17:30 

 Sea Kayaking at the Sunken City of Kekova Ė full day out.

A highly recommended trip. A drive of approximately 45minutes takes us to the village of Ucagiz where we receive equipment and briefing from qualified sea kayaking instructors. We then paddle for around 40minutes to Kekova Island where we take a swim-break and can relax and snorkel over the ruins in Tersane Bay. Once again in our kayaks we paddle over the underwater city Ė we can see very clearly the old harbour wall, staircases that once joined floors of houses together, amphorae, tiles, the outline of a church and much more.  We paddle across to the mainland, to the village of Simena where we have lunch. Simena is a village with no road access and no motor vehicles. It is a tiny collection of stone houses with a medieval castle on top and is considered one of the jewels of the Turkish Mediterranean coast. After lunch (meze, salad, freshly barbequed grilled meat or sizzling chicken) we can visit the hilltop castle and take in the many interesting aspects of this tiny village. We return to the kayak centre and the road-head paddling our kayaks through some of the most attractive small islands and bays in the area. During the day a support-boat carries your cameras, towels etc.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant.   

 DAY 7:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Free day: Enjoying the town, picking up presents. An activity tour can be arranged (hiking/cycling/sea-kayaking/paragliding) for the whole group.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant. 

 DAY 8:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick up from the hotel 5 hours before the flight to get to the airport by comfortable busses.

 

3-NO ACTIVITY PACKAGE FOR NON-DIVERS

 Tour Program:

 DAY 1:

-Pick up from Dalaman or Antalya airport together with the divers.

-Transfer by comfortable busses to the hotel in Kas (2 hours from Dalaman, 3 hours from Antalya airport).

-General briefing about the hotel, diving, and Kas in the hotelís beach bar with a welcome drink.

-Free time: Resting / Discovering the town.

-Dinner at the hotelís restaurant. Open buffet dinner with freshly and traditionally made local Turkish meals. The drinks during the meals and elsewhere in the hotel are extra but not expensive.

 DAY 2-7:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Free time. An activity tour can be arranged (hiking/cycling/sea-kayaking/paragliding) for the whole group.

-Open buffet dinner at the hotelís restaurant. 

 DAY 8:

-Open buffet breakfast in the hotelís restaurant.

-Pick up from the hotel 5 hours before the flight to get to the airport by comfortable busses.

 

 

Notes: 

-Programs may vary from those described above due to local weather conditions and operating season.

-Activities as a package can be organized for minimum 10 people.

-Children under 18 can join all the activities with a parent or guardian.