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Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding from Fethiye

1. Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding from Fethiye

You’ll be met at your hotel in Fethiye, Calis Beach, or Ovacik and head out on a 40-minute drive to the top of Baba Dag, 6,500 feet above sea level. Travel by the operator’s comfortable and modern safari truck as you begin your 3-hour paragliding adventure. Flights are available 5 times per day. The first is at 08:30, with the morning light and very clear air offering the best opportunity for stunning photos. You’ll be able to see more than 200 square kilometers of the beautiful Fethiye scenery. If you choose the second flight of the day, at 11:00, it’s likely to be the longest due to thermal activity. You take off from 6,500 feet and could reach heights of 9,000-10,000 feet above sea, if you want. The flight lasts about 40 minutes. The third flight is at 13:30 and is a bit longer due to stronger conditions. With hazy, misty weather, conditions are not as good for photography, but the take-off and landing are easier. At 15:30, with the fourth flight, the thermal activity is weaker, meaning a smoother flight. It can be a bit hot in the middle of the summer, however. The day’s last flight, or sunset flight, departs at 17:45. With the sun low behind the island of Rhodes, conditions make for some wonderful sunset photography and a smooth and pleasant flight. You’ll get a briefing from the instructor on what to do and what not to do, and you’ll receive the appropriate boots and helmet, and a flying suit if the weather is cool. Typically you’ll fly side-by-side, and close together, making for better pictures of you and your group in the air.

From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

2. From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the meeting point where you’ll be briefed on the day’s itinerary. From here, set out towards the ancient city of Tlos, one of the region's oldest settlements dating back to 2000 BC. Explore the array of fascinating ruins, including city walls, tombs, theaters, stadiums, baths, and more, preserved from the Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman eras. Climb through the ruins to reach the top of the hill, where you are rewarded with epic views of Tlos and the surrounding landscape. Continue the tour onto Yaka Park, where you can enjoy free time to relax beneath the shady trees. Breathe in the fresh cool air and listen to the tranquil sounds of babbling brooks. Arrive at Saklikent Gorge next, the second largest gorge in Europe, and embark on a trekking adventure through the canyon. As you explore, marvel at this impressive natural formation and soak up the beauty of the mountain and waterfall scenery. To cool off from the trek, make a splash in the water and go rafting through icy-cold mountain water. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a riverside restaurant. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at a nearby natural mud bath before beginning the return journey to Fethiye.

Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

3. Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

After hotel pickup, drive to Ölüdeniz Harbor and board the 2-deck boat. Enjoy the sun and sea breeze as you pass by the changing coastal landscape. Make your first stop at the Blue Cave where you will have the opportunity to swim in the bright blue waters of the bay and into the cave. Then, continue sailing to the Butterfly Valley nature reserve. Take another chance to swim in the clear waters here and sunbathe on the beautiful beach. After this, enjoy a short hike through the area and climb up to see the waterfalls. Marvel at the wildflowers and spot colorful butterflies as they fly around you, keeping your eyes peeled for the rare Tiger Butterfly. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch back on the boat. Finally, continue your adventure as you sail on towards the next attraction, St. Nicholas Island. When you arrive, discover the ancient ruins of the 5th-century churches. Climb to the island's highest point and admire the spectacular views. Make your last stop of the day at the Cold Spring Bay where you can enjoy a refreshing final swim in the freshwater spring which flows into the sea. Return to Ölüdeniz Harbor where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4:30 PM.

From Fethiye: Tandem Paragliding with Hotel Pickup

4. From Fethiye: Tandem Paragliding with Hotel Pickup

Soar through the air and enjoy bird’s-eye views while paragliding in tandem from Mt. Babadag. Enjoy scenic views on your way to the mountain with hotel pickup and drop-off from the Fethiye area included. Following pickup from Fethiye, Hisarönü, and Ovacik, drive through the cedar and pine forest as you enter the nature Ölüdeniz nature reserve. Mt. Babadag, or Father Mountain, is located here and is an amazing paragliding location.  Receive a full briefing at the summit from your pilot who will detail procedures for your flight and help perform a final safety check. Wait for suitable wind conditions before you begin your adrenaline-filled flight. Take a few running steps with your pilot and feel the wind gently lift you into the air. Take in the scenery as you enjoy a magical ride from a height of 6650 ft (1965 m). Feel a sense of freedom as you glide along the wind currents and admire the panoramic views that surround you.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

5. Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Fethiyefrom Oludeniz and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of clear water pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos. If time permits, your tour will also include a trip to a gemstone factory.

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What people are saying about Fethiye

My wife and I had a great time flying with Hanuman, it was an incredible experience. Everything was perfectly managed from communication with the office, to punctual pick up service and highly experienced pilots. My pilot was Deniz and he was extremely safe and professional. My wife had Baris selected as her pilot as my wife was quite nervous and he has very good English, so he was able to talk with her and calm her down and made her so relaxed that she considered this flight as her number one experience of our one month holiday in Turkey! She thoroughly enjoyed her time in the air as did I. Well done Hanuman!

I went paragliding with Hanuman paragliding. It was absolutely astonishing! I have never experienced something like this before. Not only the paragliding was amazing but also the trip toward the peak of a high mountain with gorgeous views. The pilots of the flights were really kind and helpful. There wasn’t one moment were I felt unsure. I highly recommend paragliding with Hanuman to everyone whom is visiting Fethiye ! Thanks a lot to the crew from Hanuman

Best jeep safari I have been on. Excellent customer service and soo much fun. I would recommend this to everyone

The boat trip was great, very relaxing with lots of island hopping and chance to swim in fresh sea water.

Friendly staff and enjoyable boat ride. Perfect for families.