mercredi 26 juillet 2017

Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon set to welcome 700,000 tourists for rafting

Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon, one of the world’s easiest rafting tracks, is set to welcome nearly 700,000 tourists this year, according to tour organizers in the region. 

The canyon in the Beşkopnak neighborhood of the Mediterranean province of Antalya’s Manavgat district is located on a 36,600-hectare area with over 100-meter-high walls and 14-kilometers-long streamline.

Rafting in the Köprülü Canyon can be done in two-person canoes or boats with a capacity of eight to 10 people by any enthusiast from any age group, without the need for any extra talent. A brief training, a helmet, a lifejacket, and an oar are enough to go rafting in the canyon. 

The head of the Köprülü Canyon Tourism Development Cooperative, Refik Armağan, said rafting activities started in the beginning of 1990 in the Köprüçay Stream – from where the canyon also takes its name, which begins from the Taurus Mountains and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. 

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