ORCHID WALKS IN NORTH CYPRUS
Do you like walking, bird watching or wild flowers? Or maybe you are an artist or historian. If any of these apply to you, then what better way to spend some of your time in North Cyprus than to go on an organized Wild Orchid walk.
Between mid February to early May you can have a guided walk around the village of Hisarkoy. This is on the southern slopes of the Kyrenia mountains and is a traditional Turkish Cypriot village. Within 20 minutes of walking, you will have been shown 23 different species of orchid. One of them being the rare Orchis punctulata. At this time of year, you will also see various other beautiful and colourful wild flowers.
You will start with a 2 hour walk to the East, over gentle terrain and will see many different species of orchid and other wild flowers within these first couple of hours. After about 2 hours you will return to have lunch which is included within the tour. After lunch, again for about 2 hours, you will walk to the West. This will also be a gentle walk and will take you to an orchid glade. Here you will see black tulips and other wild flowers. On the afternoon walk, you will also see traditions of the village as well as the Ottoman Turkish Bath, the medieval Maronite Church and a bronze age tomb.
This walk can be adapted to all ages and abilities, and a discount will be applied for pre-booked groups of between 10-25 people.
If you would like to see other places within this beautiful country there are plenty of other mapped out walks for you to follow. There are some lovely places to see in this fairly un-spoilt part of North Cyprus
Our North Cyprus orchid walks run by wild orchid expert Maureen Huthchinson, wild orchid walks start mid March until Early May. After our orchid walks we will stop for Lunch in village and we will taste the natural organic food, and organic wine.
If you are staying one of the North Cyprus Hotels we can arrange pick up for you, or if you have car hire you we can provide you direction and you can come yourself.
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