never been on a Jeep Safari before
and are curious to learn what goes
my experience as to
was easy with Didim Tours, just
2 days prior to the tour and
of the time to be ready for collection
from my accommodation.
the day, I was promptly
up at 9:45am
and taken to a nearby petrol
station where the other Jeeps were there
their fuel tanks and water buckets preparing for the fun water fight.
Once we were all ready
armed with our pistols we
set off with excitement and a little apprehension on our adventure prepared for battle!
were 3 Jeeps, each with between 8-10 people on board, some of which
were children. The route was bumpy and dusty and as
the Jeep drivers were experienced
at doing this type of activity they knew the ‘routine’ to follow
for making it such a fun activity, giving each Jeep enough time to
re-load their pistols in time for passing, or being passed by the
other 2 Jeeps. Those who were a little apprehensive about
participating in this fun adventure
were soon very happy that they did, as it brought out the child in
everyone of us!
around 20 minutes of
water fight along the Sacred Road that
runs from the ancient site of Miletus to Didyma’s Apollo Temple, we
a break at
that was covered over
of building to
have a look through
an open doorway.
was clean rain water which had no bad odour and had a depth of around
8 meters. After
around 7 minutes we all clambered back onto our Jeeps and continued
the battle until we reached Didim Horse Riding Range. Here we were
able to buy refreshments, use their lovely pool and of course, the
all agreed this Ranch was a great place to stop for a 30
on our journey, and we
also found out
it was in fact the place that you can do a Horse Safari from too.
Though you’d need to book it with Didim Tours for that too!
again we all
got soaked as we
continued the water fights along the way to our next destination,
which was lunch
at a lovely restaurant called Durağı, which literally means ‘stop,’
right on the seafront. The view was amazing and the food was very
all enjoyed our lunch which was included in the price, we just paid
for our drinks (beer, wine & soft drinks were available here),
then after we had satisfied
we were ready to move on for another fun round of soaking each other
with our water pistols.
next stop was at a
beach where we were
able to go
for a lovely swim to cool off, as by this time in the afternoon it
was so hot and
the breeze here was very welcomed. There was also a small friendly café where you could sit for a while and enjoy the beautiful view of
the Aegean sea while sipping a glass of wine, enjoy a beer, soft
drink or a coffee. I think they served snacks too but as we’d not
long eaten we didn’t try any of their food. After
spending a pleasurable hour here we thought
as it was coming to the end of our day that we would be taking a
leisurely drive back to our homes, but oh no! We noticed the drivers
were filling our buckets full of water yet again! Some said they
didn’t want to play another round but since the buckets in all 3
Jeeps were already full and the
drivers called out ‘are you all ready!’ there didn’t
seem to be any point in not joining in as you would get soaked
anyway! Lol. Besides, each time we had such hilarious fun.
actually, the final round of the water fight was the best as everyone
had got better at firing their pistols at the right time and right at
the end we poured the remains of both our buckets into one and
chucked it onto the people in the Jeep passing us. They too chucked
their bucket of water over at our Jeep, but luckily it wasn’t
enough to reach me! Even
the drivers join in during some parts which I thought was great. All
in all, we all agreed we’d had a fabulous day, kids and all enjoyed
every minute. It certainly brought out the child in me and all of the
Would I go again? Hell yeah! Lol!
you’d like to experience this exciting activity you can book it here with https://bit.ly/DİDİMJEEPSAFARI
Advisable NOT to wear white clothing due to the dust on the dirt
track roads. BRING sun-cream, hats, sunglasses, money, drinking water for
wear and towel, and of course a little humour!