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From Marmaris: Dalyan, Turtle Beach & Köyceğiz Tour w/ Lunch

1. From Marmaris: Dalyan, Turtle Beach & Köyceğiz Tour w/ Lunch

Visit some of the top destinations on the Turkish Riviera with a day trip from Marmaris or İçmeler. Make your way to Turtle Beach near Dalyan and keep an eye out for the locals, admire Köyceğiz Lake, look out at the Lycian Tombs, and enjoy lunch on this full-day tour. Set off from Marmaris or İçmeler with pickup from your hotel in the morning. Once you arrive at Köyceğiz Lake, transfer from the bus to a boat and cross the lake. Take a dip in the hot water pools at Sultaniye or have a soak in the mud baths, a popular activity with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a lunch of salad, pasta, and barbecue chicken or meatballs served on the boat. Sail through the Iztuzu Canal and, from the boat, admire the Lycian Tombs that are built into the cliffs and date back to the 4th century BC. Try your hand at crab fishing and see if you can catch some Blue Crabs. Arrive at the Dalyan Delta and look out for the Caretta Caretta or Loggerhead Turtles at the famous Turtle Beach. These large creatures can weigh between 300 to 400 pounds and the area is monitored by Turkey’s Environment and Forestry Ministry.

From Marmaris: Dalyan Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths

2. From Marmaris: Dalyan Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

Dalyan: Full–Day Mud Bath & Turtle Beach Tour from Fethiye

3. Dalyan: Full–Day Mud Bath & Turtle Beach Tour from Fethiye

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach, officially known as Iztuzu Beach. Departing from Fethiye, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th century B.C. on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 B.C. and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Fethiye.

Bodrum: Dalyan Mud Baths & Iztuzu Beach Day Trip with Lunch

4. Bodrum: Dalyan Mud Baths & Iztuzu Beach Day Trip with Lunch

Soak in the mud baths of Dalyan, see the ancient rock-cut tombs of Caunos, and watch out for turtles at Iztuzu Beach on a tour from Bodrum. Have a lunch made of local dishes by the riverside and enjoy boat rides between attractions as well. Your tour begins in the morning with a pickup from your hotel in Bodrum. Hop on the bus and sit back as you pass by beautiful landscapes during your drive. Stop for a breakfast break (which is at your own expense) on the way. Arrive in the quaint town of Dalyan and board a boat to reach the mud baths and spa with thermal pools. Revitalize in a mud bath that contains sulfur and other elements said to be beneficial for your skin and help you to loosen up. Relax at the spa before having lunch by the riverside. After lunch, make your way to the former city of Caunos, founded around the 9th century BC. Once a Mediterranean port, Caunos is now known for its rock-cut tombs of kings and important people. Visit the tombs and hear about the grieving rituals of pagans and unfortunate grave robbing. From Caunos head to the sea by boat and arrive at Iztuzu Beach, otherwise known as Turtle Beach. See the over 4 miles of sandy beach stretch and go to the turtle rehabilitation station to learn how the loggerhead sea turtles nest and care for their eggs at the beach and see them if you are lucky. Take an hour and a half to spend at Iztuzu Beach before boarding your boat back to Dalyan to catch your return bus to Bodrum. On the way back to your hotel, have a short refreshment break (at your own expense) at a restaurant.

Gocek: Yacht Trip and 12 Island Full-Day Tour with Lunch

5. Gocek: Yacht Trip and 12 Island Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Lunch is included in the price of the 12 island tour, which lasts for 8 hours. Fish or chicken, salad, fried potatoes, yoghurt appetizers are served for lunch. Tea service at certain times of the day, fruit is given on the way back to Gocek. There is a boat bar where you can supply your hot and cold drinks, snacks such as chips and biscuits throughout the day. After Gocek, there are 5 islands namely Gocek Island, Yassıca Islands, Zeytin Island, Tersane Island and Pig Island. The island of Yassica consists of a few small islands with a small pond. Traveling between the bays and islands of Gocek, you will not miss the rock tombs of the Lycian period. Gobun Bay is 8.4 km away from the center of Gocek and is a quiet bay during the days when daily tour boats leave. In this bay, there are also a mooring place, a restaurant, a historical place and a breakwater. The largest of the islands in the Gulf is Tersane Island and the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement are seen on this island.There are also remains of a shipyard and watchtower. There is also a restaurant here. In the Cleopatra Hammam, which was filled with boats in the summer, there are remains of a Byzantine monastery, some of which were under water. There are no facilities on the seven islands called Yassica islands or Yassicalar. Yassıca islands are preferred by families with children because of the sandy beach and the natural pool which are in the extension of the island. In the Yassicalarda, it is possible to catch the moonlight. Gocek Island, which is 10 minutes away from Gocek, is the most important choice for those who do not want to go on boat tours since it is the closest beach to Gocek center. The boats departing from Gocek coastal band carry passengers to this island from morning hours until evening. The island has a facility to meet your needs such as food, wc, shower. It is possible to camp for hours in the bay and rest under the trees that make shade.

Sarigerme: Dalyan, Turtle Beach, Mud Bath, & King Tombs Tour

6. Sarigerme: Dalyan, Turtle Beach, Mud Bath, & King Tombs Tour

Arrive in Dalyan and board a charming river boat. Set-off and start your tour as you glide across the beautiful Koycegiz Lake. Marvel at this remarkable body of water that provides gorgeous views. Enjoy a rejuvenating dip in a mud bath amongst hot springs known for their high-quality minerals. Finish your relaxing bath and take a refreshing fresh-water shower afterwards as you clean up. Stop for lunch and indulge in an open buffet in a cute restaurant as your guide entertains you with knowledge about the scenery around you. Finish your lunch and take a break near the ancient rock tombs of Caunos. Be amazed by these impressive tombs that are said to be built high up into the mountain so that angels could reach the deceased with ease. Listen as your guide informs you about the history of this incredible site. See the gorgeous Turtle beach and take a swim nearby. Relax in the waters along a 4.5-kilometer stretch of coast that consists of the salt water of the Mediterranean and the fresh waters of the Dalyan River. Try your luck and potentially spot the protected species, the Loggerhead Turtles. Finish your activities at Turtle Beach and return to Sarigerme at around 6:00 PM.

Bodrum: Aqualand Entry Ticket

7. Bodrum: Aqualand Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fun day out for all the family at the amazing Phalarope Aqualand water park near Bodrum. The first and largest water park in Turkey, Phalarope Aqualand covers more than 40,000 square meters and features 24 different rides, slides and other thrilling aquatic attractions. Brave the hair-raising kamikaze slider or face the challenge of the near vertical slides. Ride the waves of the swimming pools, and let the little ones let off steam in the dedicated kids zone. There's even a huge Jacuzzi for you to soothe away your aches and pains! Top up you tan, with plenty of space to sunbathe, and avail of the different restaurants and retail outlets when you feel like a change of scenery.

From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

8. From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Marmaris at 8:30 AM and travel 45 minutes to Koycegiz. When you arrive, board your riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Koycegiz Lake. Visit the thermal springs and mud baths, which provide secret health benefits. The waters are rich in blue-hydrogen and radon, which relieve joint pain and aid the musculoskeletal system. In the vicinity of the village of Dalyan, there are 12 springs with different chemical compositions of water. Continue your tour and sail through the narrow ducts of the river. See rock tombs built between the 5th and 4th centuries BC during the oligarchy of the ancient city of Kaunos. They are the best examples of Lycian graves in the territory of Turkey. Return to your boat and be served a mouth-watering meal. The final stop will be at Turtle Beach. The unique sandy Iztuzu beach is where Caretta-Caretta turtles lay their eggs. The beach is a natural reserve and is under state protection but you can swim in the freshwater lake beside the beach. If you are lucky, you will see turtles on the beach. In the evening, from May to October, the beach is closed. Be dropped off at your accommodation around 7:30 PM. 

Dalaman: Jeep Safari from Sarigerme

9. Dalaman: Jeep Safari from Sarigerme

Be collected from your accommodation in Sarigerme. The first stage of your journey takes you through a typical Turkish village and a beautiful liquid amber forest. Travel through the magnificent scenery of the environment and continue to the cold clear waters of the Yuvarlakcay River. Take your first break close to the Yuvarlakcay Spring. Go on a ten-minute walk through the canyon to the sources of the spring, where you will have a chance to cool off in the icy water. After lunch at a fresh trout restaurant, head into the more remote region which are only accessible by jeep. Explore little-known areas and deserted places of unsurpassed beauty. After having a break to sunbathe and swim at Asi Bay Beach, drive up to Bozburun Hill, 600 meters above sea level, where you can photograph the spectacular views of Dalyan, Koycegiz Lake, and Iztuzu Turtle Beach.

From Muğla: Half-Day Scuba Diving Experience in Oludeniz

10. From Muğla: Half-Day Scuba Diving Experience in Oludeniz

You can explore one of the most beautiful bays of Oludeniz- Oludeniz, Blue Cave, or Aquarium bay- on this half-day excursion. Scuba diving at Oludeniz is available 2 times a day. Our divers meet you at our office near Oludeniz beach, then you are taken to the boat. We provide you with personal, sterilized diving suits and equipment. We have a team of professional scuba-divers who will train you and escort you during your experience for your safety. All you have to worry about is just the number of fish types you see and feed!

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The boat was clean, and there were lots of places (seats, mattresses, under the roof, under the sun) to chill while the boat was traveling around the 12 islands. Occasionally, the captain and the friendly crew told interesting facts and historical bits about the 12 islands. There were several breaks where you could swim in the turquoise colored sea. The food (chicken, fish or pasta with fresh fruits) was included in the price and excellent. Water and tea was provided for free. All in all, the trip was very worthwhile, with great landscapes and a good mixture of relaxation on the boat as well as swimming activities. I can highly recommend the provider.

Excellent trip and value for money. Our guide, Dimitri, was excellent and the food good too. We opted to pay for the extra fish and crab, it did not disappoint. Although there was lots of travelling, there was plenty to admire. Thank you, we had a great day ☺️

Everything was well arranged, we were picked up on time and driven quietly to the boat. Our guide Dimitri was great and gave nice, funny and interesting explanations. This tour is definitely recommended!!

Brilliant day saw turtles close up and mud baths was a fantastic experience ….recommended to anyone wanting a great day out

Unbelievable value a must do had a great experience