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“Excelent adventure in a friendly atmosphere”
Review of Alternatif Outdoor

Alternatif Outdoor
Ranked #28 of 62 Tours in Marmaris
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Owner description: Alternatif Outdoor specialises in sea kayaking, rafting, canyoning, mountain-biking, hiking and multi-activity holidays in south-west Turkey (Marmaris - Koycegiz - Dalyan - Gocek - Fethiye area). Professional, friendly, and very experienced (established in 1990), Alternatif Outdoor offers trips between 1 day and 1 week in length, with different routes suitable for a variety of abilities, from beginners to experienced. Specialists in tailor-made outdoor activity itineraries, and outdoor activity holidays for families.
Izmir, Turkey
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excelent adventure in a friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had a wonderfull adventure with the support and under the excellent organization of "Alternatif" Team. We spent 2 nice days in the nature of Dalaman. Thanks once more for the excellent organization. THanks also for warm and friendly atmosphere. Hope to meet at Coruh next time.

Visited September 2011
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Wonderful kayaking, superb scenery, and camping on remote beaches.”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

With every detail attended to by friendly owner and kayak guide, Vedat Vural, my two 7-day kayak excursions in Turkey, with Alternatif Outdoor, were a delight from start to finish. My first trip was from Koycegiz to Göcek, from the lake, down the Dalyan river to the sea, and around the coast to Göcek. The intense blue water of a cave was startling. The 2nd trip, from Bordubet to Akyaka, was more challenging, around the coastal waters, but equally enjoyable, and again with wonderful scenery. Vedat's aim is for his guests to enjoy every moment of their trips with him, and will come and ask what he can do to make your day perfect. The camping opportunities were varied, sometimes in wild remote places, and always enjoyable. And as for the food that Vedat serves up - it's delicious, ample, varied, and always loved it. The first trip was arranged with Vedat through Southern Sea Ventures, and the second trip was organised directly with Vedat - why else would you go again if the first trip hadn't been such a success!

Visited August 2011
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Marmaris, Turkey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“rafting”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

in turkey one of the most hard rafting area is dalaman.. for sure u should try it...

Visited August 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent activity adventure holiday”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We booked a week's worth of activities with Alternatif Outdoor. They also booked a hotel for us, in Dalyan. The hotel , the Yunus, was great. The activities were outstanding. We did a range - trekking, canyoning, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking. We were either part of a small group or just us (2 adults +13 year old boy) with a guide. The guides were excellent. Really nice people, envirnmentally aware, safety conscious and fun - they were all brillliant with the 13 year old and he had the time of his life. I would definitely use them again and would unhesitatingly recommend them to others. It felt like good value for money - some of the other operators we saw on the rafting looked pretty ropey when you saw their boats.

Visited July 2011
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Cannes, France
2 reviews
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“A Great 3-day Kayaking Trip”
Reviewed August 23, 2010

We recently did the 3-day Kayak trip with Alternatif Outdoor "English Harbour to Akyaka". Overall, it was a great trip, and all 3 of us enjoyed it. I would even rate it up there with one of my highlights of my time in Turkey.

Alternatif Outdoor was very professional in our dealings with them. The office staff were very helpful and professional too. It was good to meet with our tour guide on the night before we left at the hotel, as one person in our group was a little nervous, and the meeting put her mind to rest.

The trip itself was great - quite varied in what you see, and the difficulty of paddling. From absolute calm and flat waters, to some more challenging times with a few waves and a bit of wind. At no point did any of us feel unsafe though, and the waves made it more exciting in my opinion. If you were nervous about sea kayaking, it may be best to do their slightly easier tour, although we were basically new to sea kayaking and did it with no problems. The equipment is very good, and the guide was experienced, providing me with full confidence.

The route we took was good, although sometimes an annoying boatload of day trippers would come to the nice quiet spot that we stopped at. Having said that, the water is crystal clear, and there are many small coves/bays to kayak in and out of.

The food was pretty good given that it is carried by the guide in his kayak for the trip, and our guide always let us rest and relax, whilst he made all of the food preparations and cleaning. A nice touch.

The camping is fairly remote, but comfortable enough. The trip is reasonably pricey, but I think we got good value for money, as I wouldn't want to head out there with bad equipment or a bad guide.

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