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Fethiye Camel Riding

  Last Updated: May 30, 2024

Fethiye camel safari is a 1-hour fun and unforgettable adventure for all ages. It is one-of-a-kind activity with trained and gentle camels.

Fethiye’s green forests are the perfect backdrop for a camel ride. Our camels are trained, calm and gentle animals. There is no need to worry, especially as their handlers can teach you the art of balancing in the saddles. Riding high on the stately animals, you will see the landscape from a different perspective.

Gently gliding along forest paths on the backs of these strong, tall animals, you will travel through scenic forests near the ghost village of Kayaköy. This village was once inhabited by the Greeks, but was abandoned and subsequently partially destroyed by earthquakes. The camels are equipped with comfortable saddles and an experienced guide will accompany you.

Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take photographs, enjoy the fresh air and get to know the local nature. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions about the history and culture of the area. A camel safari in the Kayakoy forests will give you a feeling of adventure and discovery.

We offer one of three safari sessions: morning, afternoon or evening. When booking, please let us know which time suits you best. Both transfers (to and from the hotel) and the safari are included in the price of the tour. No hidden extras. Onwards to the unknown!

You may be forgiven for wondering why the ‘ship of the desert’ is making an appearance in Turkey.  Camel riding is becoming more and more popular and an alternative experience to riding horses or ponies.  This is a fun and exciting tour that gives you an exotic feel as well as being surrounded by modern history and stunning landscapes.

Whilst camels are not indigenous to Turkey they have been present in the country for thousands of years when they were first used as animals of war.  More recently they are used in camel wrestling which is a sport enjoyed in some of the Aegean Resorts.  The camels at the centre are much more docile and people friendly than the aforementioned and will provide you with an entertaining ride.

The camels at the centre are Bactrian Camels meaning they have two humps and they are equipped with traditional seating located between the humps which form a natural saddle.  They are draped in hand woven rugs giving you a real sense of the desert and those Sahara films that are so popular.

You will ride in a typical caravan formation from Kaya Village through the countryside, passing by old wells, farms and other places of interest.  Kaya Village is a village that holds its own wonder as it was completely abandoned by its Greek inhabitants in 1923 and is known locally as ‘Ghost Town’.  The houses stand exactly as they were left, weathered only by time as they have not been occupied since. 

📅 Tour Days:Every day
⏱️ Tour Hours:Anytime between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
✔️ Includes:Camel riding, instruction service, helmets
📌 Highlights:Kayaköy village, a unique experience

Fethiye Camel Riding Price

In 2024, price of Fethiye Camel Riding is 35 € for adults and 35 € for children between age 2 and 12.

Hotel transfer is free from Oludeniz & Hisaronu hotels and it’s avaliable for 15 € fee per person from Fethiye & Calis hotels.

Includes / Excludes

  • 1 Hour Ride
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks

Fethiye Camel Safari Tour Program

This excursion takes place every day during the summer season and upon request during the quieter winter months. 

Once you arrive at the start point you will be given a brief history of Kaya Village and then shown how to get on and off the camel, with a short time to get to know your steed.  Once you have become properly acquainted, you will set of in a caravan across the narrow paths through the countryside.  You will be accompanied at all times by a guide and instructor who will be on hand to assist you if necessary as well as answer any questions you may have about the local history and culture.

You will return back to the start after passing many places of interest on your smooth ride through the greenery.  Your return transfer vehicle will be waiting to take you back in comfort to your hotel or apartment.

Q&A

How much is Fethiye Camel Safari?

Cost of Camel Riding in Fethiye is 35 € for adults and 35 € for children between age 7 and 12.

How fast do the camels go?

Camels can travel up to 40 kilometres per hour but don’t worry as the camels for trekking prefer to set a leisurely pace and will leave you rocking gently as they plod along.

Is it suitable for children?

Children under the age of six are not permitted to ride the camels.  All ages from 6 and upwards are most welcome to join this excursion.

Is it one person or two per camel?

Unlike some of the European Camel Rides we seat only one person per camel to reduce stress and load.

Why do camels sway from side to side?

Camels move forward in a similar way to humans using first one side of their body then the other.  So they put both left legs forward and then both right.  This is what lead to them being dubbed the ships of the dessert as they sway left to right as they walk, leaving you feeling like you have been on the sea.

What clothes will i need to wear?

You should try to wear long trousers if possible to make you most comfortable on the camel.

What should i bring with me?

Your swimsuit, towel, sunglasses and sun cream first and foremost.  Outer clothing should be loose and able to protect you from exposure to the sun if necessary. 

Sensible footwear. The sand on the beach can get very hot, you will need footwear.

Some money for drinks and any extras you may wish to purchase throughout the day.

Your camera or mobile phone.  This tour has many properties, the extraordinary sightseeing aspect being but one,  a camera of your own is practically essential.

Operated by: Kayakoy Camels