Things to do in Bodrum

Our most recommended things to do in Bodrum

Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

1. Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Hop aboard this boat tour for a fun-filled day exploring Black Island. Relax with plenty of time to swim and discover the island's beautiful bays. Enjoy alcoholic beverages and soft drinks onboard throughout your day at sea. Start your tour with a stop for a refreshing swim at the Black Island hot spring cave. Then, discover Meteor Bay, where a meteor crashed many years ago, and jump in. Stop at Aquarius Bay for a lunch break and time to swim. Make your way to Red Bay for a swim and enjoy complimentary fresh fruit. End your tour with a visit to Rabbit Bay. Enjoy some tea and biscuits before heading back to Bodrum.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

2. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs, and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted into an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

Bodrum: Horseback Riding Experience

3. Bodrum: Horseback Riding Experience

Horse riding can be done everyday at 10:00, 14:00 or 16:00. No previous experience is required. You will be picked up at your hotel and after a 20 minute drive, you will arrive at the horse club. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the pine forests. You will have a 15 minute briefing about the tour program and horseback riding instructions. Then, you can have a look around and get acquainted with the horses before your memorable experience begins. You will ride through the picturesque landscapes of the countryside in the fresh air. A professional team of guides, being professional riders themselves, will accompany you throughout the entire journey and will help if necessary. Everybody is obliged to wear a helmet for safety.  In total, you will ride for 1 hour and 30 minutes and have a refreshing swim break in a river. After you come back to the horse club, you will drive back to Bodrum and be dropped off back at your hotel.

Turkey (Türkiye): eSim Mobile Data Roaming Plan

4. Turkey (Türkiye): eSim Mobile Data Roaming Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Turkey and the other 39 most visited regions in Europe. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, La Reunion, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered is Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): mobiledata Local operator info: Turkey: Vodafone-Telsim The rest of the countries is available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase

Bodrum: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

5. Bodrum: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Bodrum and get a safety briefing and short test run to establish your confidence on the Quad Bike before you head off. Venture into the surrounding mountains and marvel at the different landscapes of the Bozburun Peninsula.  Take a 20-minute ride to splash along the riverbeds and drive through the forest to get back to nature off road. Return to the practice track to speed things up a little and get an adrenaline rush as you race around the track. Cool down with a swim in the beautiful countryside to experience a different side to the coastal resort. Return to the starting point dirty and dusty, but in great spirits. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of your memorable experience. 

Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

6. Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

There are more than 15 dive points around Bodrum with typical Aegean and Mediterranean flora and fauna. Shallow water diving points offer dives without currents but full of fish for first timers, while some deeper points have small currents for experienced divers. At times visibility reaches up to 40 meters meaning that you are now diving in crystal clear waters, literally! Rock formations in the dive points offer shelter for groupers, octopuses, learfish, barracudas and other different creatures. You also may see amphoras and antique anchors which are more than 2000 years old. There are two reefs with depths ranging from 7 to 40 meters. They are full of fish with good chances for photography. There are two caverns, the first at 12 meters, a bubble cavern. The second is at 6 meters with air in it, and walls reflecting different shades of deep blue. Drop-offs allows you to discover something different.

Bodrum: Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

7. Bodrum: Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

Spend a day away from the crowds of the beach resort of Bodrum and sail on the open water on a fun-filled cruise along the coastline. Hop on a sailing boat to discover out-of-the-way islands and caves, including hidden spots only accessible by boats. As you sail along, take plenty of breaks for swims and snorkeling. At one of many coves, soak up some sun with a good read or just gaze over the calming sea. Continue to Kara Ada aka Black Island. Here, plop into its mineral-rich waters and see if its renowned skin healing qualities come true. Since this island is set in Turkey’s legendary Turquoise Coast, keep your eyes peeled for luxurious yachts and gulets (classic Turkish sailboats) floating beside the banks. Around midway through the cruise, take a break onboard for a lunch prepared by your crew. Savor grilled chicken along with rice or pasta and crisp salad or a similar meal. After a day of journeying along the spectacular Bodrum Peninsula, begin your voyage back to the port.

Full-Day Jeep Safari from Bodrum

8. Full-Day Jeep Safari from Bodrum

You won’t want to miss this unforgettable adventure and the chance to see another side of Turkey. On this full-day jeep safari you’ll travel through the landscape of the Bodrum mountains, far from the main streets and city life of Bodrum, and through narrow, dusty valleys, rivers, and mountain ranges. Not only can you be a part of this great adventure but you’ll also have an opportunity to participate behind the wheel of a 4x4. Visit a small Turkish village, swim in a mountain river, and enjoy lunch at a small local restaurant. You’ll drive through romantic ravines and fertile fields into the high Bodrum mountain range the pine forests and remote parts of the region. In the late afternoon, after an extended drive through the mountains and valleys of Bodrum, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Bodrum: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket Wi-Fi

9. Bodrum: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket Wi-Fi

Enjoy a pocket hotspot device rental service for between 1 and 14 days to access the web throughout Turkey. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to insecure public internet points and, most importantly, save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. With this service, you won’t have to change your SIM card during your vacation or buy a high-cost data package in advance. This is an unlimited package at truly 4G/LTE speed — it is secure and works everywhere in Turkey. There are no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more.  Order your pocket Wi-Fi device and have it shipped to your destination in before you arrive or make a collection at the airport upon arrival. When you get there, you’ll be ready to enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi throughout your trip.

Bodrum: Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) Private Transfer

10. Bodrum: Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) Private Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Milas-Bodrum Airport. Relax knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between the city center and the airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. With your flight details provided at the time of booking, your driver will track your flight so that no matter when your flight arrives they will be there to greet you. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or your accommodations and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

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What people are saying about Bodrum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 965 reviews

Loved this trip as well as the crew!! Went for 2nd time after visited in August 2022 and now again in October 2022. Very good value for money, crew is very friendly and food was great. The boat has a lower deck and on the upper deck pillows to have a relaxing sail while sunbathing. Will definitely recommend it and will see Bayside again next year!

staff were absolutely amazing, I initially was scared to go in the water, they en outraged me and made me feel at ease. the food was gorgeous and the boat was beautiful

Relaxing day at sea visiting some of the clearest and most turquoise seas I have ever seen. Four swimming stops in total. Definitely worth the money.

Brilliant services from start to finish, communication was amazing and the device worked fab too, I would use this service again and again.

Real good value for money, lovely to spend the whole day on the water. Well organized, lunch was also nice.