Rock climbing and water tubing in Saklikent Gorge, Turkey

Saklikent Gorge

Saklikent Gorge

As you step onto the catwalk over the glacial waters of Saklikent Gorge, you’ll soon realize this is a treat that you won’t find just anywhere. Suddenly the platform ends and you must climb down some slippery rocks into an ice-cold, ragingly strong current about three feet high. There are some friendly Turkish men to help across the less physically-inclined (but they expect a tip!) If you manage to brave this river crossing, you come to the 9,000 foot high rocky walls of the gorge. The path becomes muddier and less clear-cut as you continue, until you find yourself climbing over stony waterfalls to get by. When your legs have had enough exertion, head back and take a water tube ride down the freezing river that leads into a natural mud bath. Rocks, mud and water have never been so much fun.

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