Daridere Resort and Camping Area a New Turkish Eco Tourist Spot

daridere-resort-turkeyEnjoy Turkey a little bit more naturally at Daridere Resort and Camping Area near the northwestern town of Altinoluk.

Turkey, like many areas of the Middle East, is endowed with beautiful natural landscapes. Landscapes that you may not enjoy viewing the gas-guzzling, wasteful hotel, standard way. Instead, you may enjoy taking in these landscapes in a way that is more harmonious with your surroundings. Daridere Resort and Camping Area, near the northwestern town of Altinoluk, allows eco tourists to enjoy the Ida Mountains and the region’s great biodiversity in an eco-friendly way.

The Daridere Resort area includes a recreational area, chalet, and a tent and/or caravan camping area where travelers can enjoy nature. If you like the idea of eco-friendly traveling but have your crunchy granola limits, don’t worry – there are less and more comfortable options at Daridere. Visitors can either bring their own gear and camp out using a communal kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms OR stay in one of the 10 rooms in the chalet that are equipped with private bathrooms.

Though more luxurious, the chalet is not significantly less eco-friendly. All the electricity at the site is produced by harnessing the energy of running water, and hot water is generated through solar power.

Almost all the produce at Daridere is organically grown at the Daridere facility, as well, and bread is baked on site.

Ramazan Çengel, owner of Darıdere Resort, said that Daridere’s main goal is to make use of nature without harming it. “Those who come to Darıdere should know that they need to enjoy the abundance nature gives them without harming her,” he and his partner, Şeref Demirtas, said.

:: Image via: Hulya in Portland and story via Hurriyet Daily News

Read more about eco tourism in Turkey:

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A Quick Guide to Traveling by Bike in the Middle East
WWOOF Your Way to Organic Food in the Middle East

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