Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers

Trip Code: ERFT

Why we love it

Cruise between islands and islets and marvel at submerged ruins on a relaxing boat trip around Kekova., Get pampered with a real Turkish hamam (spa) experience, complete with treatments that are fun for the kids and invigorating for parents!, Squeeze into the steep-sided Saklikent Gorge, marvel at its size, then scramble over rocks and cool off together in the melted mountain snow., Tuck into a traditional Turkish breakfast then feel ancient history come to life on the Lycian Coast, site of fierce struggles and great battles.

Is this trip right for me?

There are some short, moderate hikes on Day 7 with visits to the ancient cities of Xanthos and Letoon, broken up with some beach time.

Day 3 includes a visit to a Turkish hamam after leaving the boat. It includes a hot steam bath followed by a soap massage – bathing gear allowed of course!

You'll need walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and a day pack for each member of your family to explore some of the historic sites.

Important information

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

What to bring/pack

CLOTHING, CLIMATE & EQUIPMENT:
Please note that Turkey can have extreme weather!
Winter (approx. November to February) can be very cold. Not all of our hotels have heating so consider bringing thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period.
Summer (approx. June to August) can be very hot. Not all our hotels have air conditioning, and in those that do, it is not always functioning.

You and your family should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage, although you won't be required to walk long distances with it (max 15minutes).

Many travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are also convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Below are some ideas and helpful tips on what you specifically need for this trip.
• Personal medical kit. Your guide will carry a large kit but we recommend you carry items such as mild pain killers, electrolytes and bandaids.
• Daypack
• Insect repellent
• Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
• Warm clothes including hat and gloves - When travelling in cooler climates
• Wind and waterproof rain jacket
• Toiletries/travel wipes
• Closed in, comfortable walking shoes.
• Swimwear
* A laundry service may be available in some hotels, but we recommend taking biodegradable travel detergent clothes can be washed as you wish.

WATER BOTTLE:
Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments., TECHNOLOGY
With the modern world you may want to bring along tablets of smartphones for the children to document their adventure - there are a wide variety of apps out there which we suggest downloading before you depart. There will be opportunities to charge ( just make sure you bring the correct adapter) and there will be wi-fi available on your trip, although it will probably not be at the speeds you are used to at home and it won't be available everywhere.

Physical rating

 
2

These trips are setup to involve and include all the family so no real physical preparation is necessary. The trips all have some degree of physical activity but nothing that is too strenuous. Please check the physical rating on the trip notes and if you need further explanation please contact one of our sales consultants who will provide you with more detailed information.

Joining your group

Rebin Beach Hotel, Cahit Begenc Blv. 1450 Sok. Calis Plaji No:1, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300, TURKEY

The Rebin Beach Hotel is located a 5 minute walk from the beach and is surrounded by beautiful green gardens. The hotel has an outdoor pool and the rooms are equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, private balconies, satellite TV, safe box and a minibar.

Joining instructions

The nearest airport to Fethiye is Dalaman Airport (DLM), which is 45kms/28miles west of Fethiye.

Intrepid can assist with pre-booking an arrival transfer from the airport - enquire with your agent. Please advise your flight arrival details, at least 14 days prior to your departure.

If you have pre-booked an arrival transfer, you will be met by a transfer representative holding an Intrepid sign in the Arrivals Hall.

Alternatively, you can take a Havas Bus from the airport to Fethiye, then a taxi to your hotel.

Finishing your trip

Rebin Beach Hotel, Cahit Begenc Blv. 1450 Sok. Calis Plaji No:1, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300, TURKEY

The Rebin Beach Hotel is located a 5 minute walk from the beach and is surrounded by beautiful green gardens. The hotel has an outdoor pool and the rooms are equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, private balconies, satellite TV, safe box and a minibar.

The nearest airport to Fethiye is Dalaman Airport (DLM), which is 45kms/28miles west of Fethiye.

Intrepid can assist with pre-booking a departure transfer to the airport - enquire with your agent. Please advise your flight details at least 14 days prior to your departure.

If you have pre-booked a departure transfer your leader will advise your pick up time the day before your trip ends. Alternatively, your leader can advise on public bus options.

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 7

Lunches included: 4

Dinners included: 2

While travelling with us you and your family will experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you and your family more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though. If you or a member of your family have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

Turkey is a large country split into seven regions. As a rule of thumb the Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have typical Mediterranean climates with hot summers and mild, wet winters. In the east it is more mountainous with warm summers and very cold, snowy winters. Central Turkey (Cappadocia), has low rainfall, very dry, hot summers and very cold winters. Istanbul and coastal centres can experience very high humidity.

Winter (November to March) can be very cold. Not all of our hotels have heating so consider bringing thermals, a scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period. Summer (June to August) can be very hot. Not all of our hotels have air-conditioning, and in those that do it's not always functioning. Please consider the seasons when planning your trip.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below:

Intrepid's Local Operator: +905373843684

Accommodations

GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:
Family of two: All family groupings of two will be accommodated in a twin room.

Family of three: Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that a triple room will often be a twin room with a rollaway bed or mattress on the floor. Where triple rooms aren’t available it will be at your discretion which of your family takes the single room.

Family of four or more: You will most likely be accommodated in two twin rooms. Where possible, we will accommodate your family in a quadruple room.

While we do our very best to ensure that family groups are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over the exact placement of rooms within a hotel. Please be understanding if we are unable to room your family in immediate proximity of one another.

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