With its ancient King Tombs, Mud Baths, Reed-lined river, miles of sandy beach and world-famous Caretta Caretta sea turtles, DALYAN is one of the best excursions you can experience around Marmaris.
Let’s talk about it and Let’s GO!
Price includes Pickup and Drop back to hotels, Lunch, River Boats and Entrance fees to Mud bathMake Your Reservation Now
We will start this beautiful day by picking you up from your hotel, or if you would like to experience the fresh morning walk to the boat, go ahead. We will tell you where the boat is, but just make sure you are aboard on time, before 9:45 am.
You will be taking pictures all day long so don’t forget you camera. This is going to be about 1,5 hours sailing which is so exciting, refreshing, scenic, relaxing and fun. Do not forget your camera.
We will sail on one of the best boat in Marmaris. All the amenities are available on the boat, food, bar, sun-beds, shower etc. No worries. You can see the picture of her in the picture galleries.
By the time we arrive to Caunos it is almost about lunch time. So you will be served lunch which is included in the price, before we are move on with the trip. If you get hungry during the day you can purchase food and drinks from places we will visit. Just bring some snacks with you if you like.
Once we arrive to Dalyan and done with our lunch, we will have to move to the smaller river boats (caique) to explore this fascinating area. We will be a convoy of maybe 10-15 river boats. It is actually a very friendly atmosphere where you can make some friends in these boats. Passing through the beach (where you will spend your last few hours of the day) we will start the trip through the winding, reed-lined Dalyan river delta, past the awe inspiring 4th century BC Lycian rock tombs, carved high in the rocky cliff face, and eventually debark near the ancient Caunos harbor to wander among the ruins of this great port. If you are into history, the ruins of this ancient port date from Hellenic period (5th century BC). Caunos was a major trade port at those times.
Around 2.00 pm, it is time to go to the famous Mud-Baths. Some say this mud-bath will make you feel 10 years younger Let’s hope so.
This is so much fun. Go into the bath and change the color of your skin, play in the mud. Take tons of pictures. Sulfur pool is also here. Do not worry to get as muddy as possible. Lots of showers are available. Also available is a small cafe where you can relax.
Next stop is going to be the famous Turtle Beach where Caretta-Caretta turtle lay their eggs. You will swim here for a little more than an hour. We will show you where turtles lay their eggs (they are marked and protected) so that you make sure you don’t step on them. One side of this beach is the sea but the other side is the river where their water don’t mix. On the lake side you can find blue crabs. If you would like to taste this delicasie there will be locals selling them. After the beach and swim break, we will go back to our boat for our journey back to Marmaris with a few swimming break along the way.
Usually, because people have great time all day long and get to know each-other, way back of is always fun with lots of rink and music.
This is a lovely day. Don’t miss it!