ESEN CREEK RAFTING / PATARA - TURKEY :
Esen Creek ( Xanthos ) flows throughout
PATARA NATIONAL PARK of Turkey
. Esen river is idel for canoeing trips for
every age from 7 till 70 and experience is not required.If you
are on holiday in " Kas, Kalkan, Patara,
Fethiye, Oludeniz, Calis, Hillside, Ovacik, Hisaronu "
resorts - holiday villages, we extremely recommend you to not
miss one day canoe - mud bad adventure on
Esen Creek starts running under the bridge in
Kinik and travels
for 16 km before reaching Cayagzi (River Mouth), and it takes
almost four hours to travel by canoe.
As one of the most important ports of the ancient Lycia, Patara
is a heavenly place that enjoys nature's generosity. Patara,
with its silt sand, which reminds one of a desert, its clean and
clear waters, ancient city, and world-renownd beach, hosts
thousands of tourists every year.
According to Lycian rnythology, Leto gave birth to her twins
Apollo and Arternis on this land and gave them their first bath
in the Xanthos ( called as
) Creek. For this reason, the creck is considered holy
according to Christian belief.
With a length of 18 km, Patara is the longest heach of Turkey
with its narrowest part 280 m and widest part almost 1,500 m. It
is also listed by the Ministry of Environment as a National Park
and protected region. Patara's secluded beach area is also a
breeding ground of Loggerhead Marine Turtles Caretta caretta.
Persons who go through a sand cure in this beach, which has a
type ot microorganism which used to be an indicator of a clean
sea thousands of years ago, are freed lrom physical pain and
Patara is the activity center of Kas and Kalkan. Visitors come
here to enjoy water sports, canoe trips, hikes in the nature,
and horseback and motor safari tours in the sand dunes. We
participated first in a horseback safari and then a canoe trip.
We are doing canoeing adventure 6 days a week on
Esen Creek in Turkey . No canoeing
experience required to enjoy an
exhilarating day in Patara National Park. You will have fun, sun
and natureat the same time. excursion begins in Patara at
10:00am and the journey to Xanthos river takes
about 15 minutes. Firstly, our experienced guides gives a
briefing about canoeing. Then, everybodygets ready for canoeing
by putting on suncream and giving important items to ourguides
for safety. Adventure starts at about 10:30
am. Whole journey along the river is 15km.
Once we have given youabout using the canoes we put them
in the water.If the current is not too strong we canoe down
river for half an hour then we have abreak for swimming and
having some fresh fruits. Then the
adventure goes on for another half an hour. Then people rest for
a while and enjoy a mud bath. At about 1:30pm the group reaches
the barbecue area.We serve lunch. After a little rest the group
continues canoeing at 3:30 pm. The
tripends on the beach at Patara where the river meets the sea,
We have 1 hour forswimming. We return you to your hotel.
Welcome to a wonderful day canoeing in
Patara National Park.We
have prepared this leaflet to give you some valuable information
to make your day as enjoyable as possible.
You will be canoeing along the Esen (
Xanthos ) River to Patara beach.Distance
from start point till finish point is 15 KM.There are 4
stops along the way.
1.Rest and review paddling performance.Assistance will be given
2.Rest and enjoy fresh fruit.
3.Have fun and recuperate with a cooling mud bath.
4.Time to have lunch and relax before canoeing on to Patara
WHAT TO SEE :
Patara beach, xanthos, letoon, pinara , saklikent
gorge, esen canyon is remerkable places to visit.
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