Canoeing on the Eşen Stream

23rd, 2012
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Travel agencies organise canoeing tours on the Eşen Stream that forms the border between Antalya and Muğla provinces.
The tour starts at Kınık under the bridge and after canoeing for 15 kilometres it ends at the beaches of Patara. During this exciting trip you get breaks for swimming and eating. The Eşen Stream bursts out from the Köprülü Kanyon (Bridge Canyon). Its waters are cold and very clean. There is no danger entailed in the trip as the stream flows calmly, though there are a few slight bounces, a small slide and counter-currents that make the trip exciting.
The agencies that conduct the canoeing tours brief you about using canoes ahead of the trip. You are insured and given life jackets. The trip starts at 11:00 am and last about 6.5 hours. There is also a mud bath break during the trip. You can jump into the mud pool, which does not smell, and get your whole body covered in mud. Do not forget to have your photo taken.
However, the only way to get rid of the mud is to jump into the cold water of the Eşen Stream.
The constantly changing view around the stream and the vegetation is another side of the trip that amazes you.
The travel agencies charge around 35 euro per person for the tour, transfer, lunch, guides and canoe equipment.

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