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Goynuk Canyon | How to have the best adventure canyoning

Goynuk Canyon is a mountain area approx 10km north of Kemer.  Exploring Goynuk canyon is mainly done on foot but we’ll tell you about how we  did the canyoning activity and got into the water.  Excellent fun!

Goynuk Canyon
Lynne at Goynuk Canyon
How did we get there?

We arranged a taxi from the hotel to take us to Goynuk Canyon.   The taxi would wait whilst we enjoyed our hike and then take us back to the hotel and we agreed a price of around £20 which seemed reasonable.

How much did it cost to get in? 

Once at the Canyon you paid a £1.50 entrance fee and then you were free to hike and swim in a few of the pools dotted around the higher walkways. If you wanted to take part in any of the activities such as Canyoning or Zip Lining then there was an additional cost.  We did the Canyoning and it was £13.00 per person which included hire of all the PPE gear.

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Chris in the Goynuk Canyon
What was the best thing about the day?

The canyoning and the clear cool waters, swimming along the gorge was amazing.

What was the worst thing about the day?

There wasn’t as many free swimming areas as we’d been led to believe which was disappointing.

Exploring Goynuk Canyon – Tip of the trip

Whilst hiking through the canyon be aware that some of the rocks are slippy and if you are going to venture off the track then make sure you have something sturdy to hold on to, don’t take risks!

Our Story – Exploring Goynuk Canyon

When we got there?

We made our way up to the end of the path which took about 40 mins or so and arrived at the Canyoning activity area. After seeing the pictures and speaking to the chap we decided to give it a go.  We then were given our protective headgear, wet suit, life jacket and swimming shoes we waded into the first pool at the mouth of the canyon.

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Lynne in the Goynuk Canyon
Into the canyon waters

Oh my goodness the shock of the coldness of the water took your breath away and for a moment I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to move. Within a min or so your body acclimatised and we were soon swimming through the clear, refreshing water.

The route 

The canyon route took you up through the rocks and was deep enough in parts where you could swim. There were ropes on the side to help you navigate your way through and an area where you could pull yourself up onto the rock and jump in. Where the water wasn’t deep enough to swim you had to be careful stepping through the rocks as some of them were really slippy.

The scenery

The scenery was spectacular with high rocks on each side cradling the water flowing through. There were fish in the pools and they darted away as soon as you stepped near them.

Canyon obstacle

After about 30 mins or so we came to our first obstacle of the day which was a rope ladder up a high piece of rock which we had to navigate to get us onto the next section of the route. Getting on the ladder was easy enough but getting off at the top with nothing much to grip was a little trickier.   Luckily there was a group of lads who were only too eagle to help the “older” lady

The waterfall

The final stretch of the canyon took us to a waterfall which was so much fun to play in. The crashing water meant that it was difficult to get through.  We were able to push our way through for a picture perfect moment.  It was so much fun and so refreshing.  

Our way back

Making our way back through the canyon we had to navigate the ladder downwards which was much easier than before and make our way back to the start area.

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Chris on the ladder

Our view

I would say this was a must for anyone looking for something other than sitting on a beach sunbathing. Get your hard hat on and go on a Canyon Safari. There are other activities available such as zip lining or a mix of both and is suitable for all ages and families.  There’s something for everyone here, the scenery is fantastic and with the temperature around 36 degrees the cool water was amazing. 

Booking resources for your trip to Kemer


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