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We have added a new one to our bushcraft training/activity campsites across Turkey. In the first 5 days of our 15-day activity, we wanted to share with you the setup of our campsite, the construction of our bushcraft long-term shelter, and the pleasant time we spent.

You can watch the detailed construction story of this shelter, which we have shared before, in this video. Bushcraft can be described as the discipline of sustaining life in nature. It was very popular for a while in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and even transformed into sports and cultural activities.

In fact, when we look at very old times, we see how our ancestors survived in the most primitive conditions in nature and how high their hunting skills were. We call bushcraft the ability of our ancestors to develop these skills and survive in the most primitive conditions.

Bushcraft discipline both adds cultural value to people and develops their personal skills. WildPeace Survival & Bushcraft Academy, which has a serious education staff in Turkey, provides serious training on the discipline of survival in nature. By participating in these training programs, you can improve your skills and set your own limits.

Known as “Turkey’s Maldives”, Suluada is a Mediterranean island located in the Kumluca region of Antalya. It is approximately 7 kilometers from Cape Gelidonya, the westernmost tip of the Antalya Bay. This hidden paradise, which is little known even by the people of Antalya, has the most beautiful turquoise waters you can see in the Mediterranean. Transportation to the island is provided by boats departing from Adrasan and Olympos. You can reach the island by joining the daily Suluada boat tours or by private boats that you can rent for yourself.

To go to Suluada, you must first go to Adrasan. The distance between Antalya and Adrasan is 94 kilometers, your journey will take an average of 1.5 hours by car. Apart from your own vehicle, you can reach Adrasan by using the Çiçek Tour minibuses that depart right next to the Antalya Bus Terminal.

If you have come to Antalya by air, you must first go to Antalya Bus Station. For this, you can use HAVAŞ services, trams or municipal buses. Afterwards, you can reach Adrasan by using the minibuses departing from the bus station in the direction of Kumluca. If you do not want to use public transportation, you can purchase a private transfer service from Antalya Airport or rent a car and reach Adrasan in approximately 1.5 hours.

You have no choice but to join a boat tour to discover Suluada, the hidden paradise of the Mediterranean, and the untouched coves around it. You can rent a private boat just for you, or you can join daily boat tours. It is up to you which one to choose according to your budget. The headquarters of the companies that organize tours are located in Olympos and Adrasan. Boats usually depart from Adrasan Port, but there are also special tours departing from Olympos.

If you want to participate in boat tours in Suluada, you should definitely decide which tour you will join 1 day in advance and make a reservation.

If you are staying in Olympos, depending on the company you choose, transfer service from Olympos to Adrasan can be included in the tour price. If it is not included, you must first go to Adrasan Port for the tour.

Tours generally depart from Adrasan at around 10.00 and return to Adrasan at around 18.00. Lunch is also provided on tours. The menu includes sea bass, sea bream, chicken, pasta and salad. Tea, biscuits and fruit are also served throughout the day. Drinks are charged extra.

The cost of boat tours in Suluada varies between 70-120 TL on average. The price determiners are the dates, density, food options, transfer and guide service. If you want to rent a private boat for yourself, the cost is around 400-600 TL.

Boat tours departing from Adrasan first stop by Suluada and then to the untouched, blue Mediterranean coves in the vicinity without land access. The cost of boat tours in Suluada varies between 70-120 TL on average. The price determiners are the dates, density, food options, transfer and guide service. If you want to rent a private boat for yourself, the cost is around 400-600 TL.