Saklikent Gorge Tours

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Meaning “hidden city” in Turkish, the spectacular Saklıkent Gorge offers dramatic scenery and a variety of outdoor activities, making it a must-visit for families and adventure travelers. Extending for 18 km (11 miles), this rock chasm – carved by mountain streams rushing down from nearby Ak Dağ – reaches a depth of 480m (1,575 feet) and is so narrow in places that no sunlight reaches the bottom.

From the entrance, a boardwalk built into the cliff face leads to a spit of land that juts out into the water at the point where the Gökçesu and Ulupınar springs emerge vigorously from the canyon. Built out over the water on wooden platforms are a handful of eateries – a relaxing place to grab a simple bite or drink as you sit back and listen to the sound of rushing water below.

From here, you can make your way into the narrows by wading through the ice-cold water, which – depending on the season – may come as high as the waist. Adventurous travelers wanting to traverse the entire length of Saklıkent Gorge may wish to join a guided canyoning tour, as the sheer rock faces can be slippery and difficult to navigate. Other activities offered included river rafting, and there are even rustic treehouses where visitors can stay overnight.

Practical Info

Saklıkent Gorge is about 40 km southeast of Fethiye. The easiest way to visit is on a guided tour, but you can also drive or take a public minibus from the minibus terminal in Fethiye.

It’s open daily, May to October 8am - 7pm, November to March 8am - 4pm and admission is 6 TL.
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Address: Saklikent, Turkey
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Hours: May - Oct 8am - 7pm, Nov - Mar 8am - 4pm
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Admission: 6TL
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Saklikent Gorge and Patara Beach 4x4 Safari from Fethiye

Settle into your open-top 4x4 for an action-packed full-day safari from Fethiye, traveling in a convoy through dense pine forests, traditional villages and rugged off-road trails. Stop to cool off at the famous Patara Beach and take a dip in a mineral-rich mud bath; explore the fascinating Lycian ruins of Tlos; then hike through the magnificent Saklikent Gorge and tuck into a barbecue lunch (included) by the riverside.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Adventure in Saklikent Gorge and Ancient City Tlos

Trek through Saklikent National Park on a full-day adventure tour from Fethiye, and spend the day exploring one of the world’s deepest canyons. Discover a ruined Lycian citadel, ford the canyon’s river, and follow a narrow path to the end of the canyon. This 9-hour Saklikent National Park tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Fethiye and selected areas, with a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Saklikent Gorge and Tlos

Head inland and escape the crowds on this full-day private tour of Tlos and the Sakikent Gorge from Fethiye, including lunch.  Explore the sprawling ruins of ancient Tlos, the mythological home of Pegasus and one of the oldest Lycian cites, then head to the Saklıkent Canyon for a scenic hike through Turkey’s longest canyon.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jeep Safari: Saklikent Gorge, Ancient Tlos and Patara Beach with Lunch

Explore ancient ruins, a dramatic river canyon, and an idyllic beach on a full-day Jeep tour from the Turquoise Coast that includes lunch at a river-side restaurant. You’ll see Turkey’s adventurous side, from the rock cut tombs of Tlos to river fords, natural mud baths, and sea turtle habitat, with a local guide to lead the way. This 12-hour Jeep tour includes a buffet lunch in Salikent National Park, as well as round-trip transport from hotels in select locations.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Saklikent and Tlos Ancient City Day Trip From Fethiye

Discover two of southwestern Turkey’s most important attractions on this full-day tour of Saklikent National Park and Tlos. Following morning pickup from your Fethiye hotel, travel in a shared vehicle to Saklikent National Park. Discover the steep gorge, go for a dip in the cool mountain waters (optional), and admire the stunning scenery. After a buffet lunch, continue next to the ruins of Tlos: an ancient Lycian city. Glimpse its agora, its necropolis, and more, before returning to Fethiye.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Saklikent and Tlos Ancient City Day Trip From Dalyan

A short drive east of Fethiye, the ruins of the ancient city of Tlos and Saklıkent National Park are together a scenic retreat from the summer crowds and sweltering temperatures of the Riviera. Spend the morning exploring the remnants of Tlos’ citadel, then explore Saklıkent Gorge in the afternoon, walking through the cool water as the sun beats down overhead. Don’t worry about arranging a rental car – transport is provided from Fethiye to the country and back.
  • Duration: 1 day
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