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Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

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Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

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Explore the charms of Dalyan on a full-day tour from Marmaris, and relax on Turtle Beach. Sail to the protected Iztuzu Beach, known for its loggerhead turtles, and admire the rock-cut Lycian Tombs, the last resting place of the Kings of Kaunos, en route.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Turkish, Dutch, French, German, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise the Lycian Coast admiring the rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos
  • Wallow in the mud baths of Dalyan
  • Sail to Turtle Beach, famous for its loggerhead turtles
  • Travel by boat down the Dalyan Canal
  • Enjoy lunch on board the boat
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • All entrance fees
  • Mud bath
  • River boat cruise
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very relaxing trip. Food was good. Nice stop overs for swimming at thermal pools and Isuzu beach. Although we were the only non Russian speakers on the boat the skipper went out of his way to translate the guide’s commentary. The arrangements by the agent were also very good. Well worth doing.

July 29, 2021

The excursion was beautiful. The Dalyan River is spectacular, and since the excursion lasts 8 hours (without taking into account the bus transfers), there is enough time to enjoy the scenery. We spent an hour in the mud baths, where there are also thermal pools. Afterwards, we had lunch, which to our surprise was quite good (pasta, salad and chicken). The only thing that is not included in the tour are drinks and snacks, which are reasonably priced (for example, 30 TL for a 0.5l beer and 15TL for a pack of Ruffles). The boats stopped in front of the Lycian tombs to be able to contemplate them, and we were also lucky to see turtles. We fished for crabs on board the boat, and we spent 2 hours in Turtle Beach enjoying the beach. There was also the option to eat freshly caught fish and crabs, but we found it a bit expensive (although they looked very good). Finally, thank the owners of the boat and the guides for their kindness.

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July 23, 2021

Very good day

Comfortable boat with deckchair on decks. First stop for swimming in a cove. Meals on board included. Quite reasonable prices for drinks and snacks or other extras. Nice crew. Landing on turtle beach ... without turtle, but beautiful site and fine sand. Embark on board small boats for tombs and site for mud baths. A beautiful day....

September 5, 2017

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