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Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

1. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

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.

Marmaris Bays and Islands All Inclusive Boat Trip

2. Marmaris Bays and Islands All Inclusive Boat Trip

Spend the day in the sun on a full-day gulet tour from Marmaris. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler, transfer to the pier to board your boat. Once on board, laze in the sun as cabin boys bring complimentary drinks to your sunbed. Sail the coastline looking for secret islands, caves, and bays. Swim in crystal clear waters, discover secluded beaches, and more. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you pass sights such as Paradise Island, Kumlubuk, and Turunc Beach. At around noon, a lunch will be served on board the boat. Continue in the afternoon to the “blue grotto” of Phosphorus Cave. Swim in magical waters as the light from the sun reflects on the water and cave walls. Cruise back to the pier for a transfer back to your hotel.

Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

3. Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

Start your adventure with a short test run to establish your confidence, then head off on a 30-minute safari along riverbeds and through the forest. Afterward, head back to the practice track to speed things up a little as you race around the track. Stop to swim and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish countryside, and see how it is different from the seascapes. Absolutely all riders will come back to the starting point very dirty and dusty but in great spirits. Enjoy a wonderful day, full of fun and adventure.  Quad biking in Marmaris guarantees only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions. Make sure to prepare for the most memorable experience of your life. 

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

4. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

5. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Explore the underwater world of the eastern Mediterranean without getting wet aboard a glass bottom semi submarine. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then set sail from the port in Marmaris at 09:30 AM. Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Avail of the boat's facilities, including an air-conditioned fast food hall, comic books for children and deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of mackerel or chicken and chips with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor at 4:30 PM.

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

6. Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

On this full-day trip you’ll explore Ephesus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity. Ephesus is known as one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, as you’ll soon appreciate as you walk down its marble-paved streets and see mosaics and frescoes still decorating the walls of the ancient Roman houses. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the baths, and the city's brothel. In particular, you won’t want to miss the Library of Celsus, the most impressive of the structures in Ephesus. The theater held 25,000 citizens, who gathered to watch theatrical performance and gladiator clashes. Today, from the site you’ll enjoy impressive views across the main street that’s lined with marble fountains, temples, and baths. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the humble house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days.

Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

7. Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

If you want to discover the crystal-clear underwater world of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, why not spend a full day diving? During your trip to Marmaris, enjoy a day in the water that includes 2 dives, swimming, and snorkeling. For your first dive, make your way to Kadirga (Galleon) Cove, located nearby the rocky area on the opposite side of the Kadirga Lighthouse. Dive up to 130 feet (40 meters) and explore a field of amphorae and a part of a sunken ship. Around noon, you will enjoy lunch and relaxing before moving on to your second dive spot. Next, make your way to Baca (Chimney) Cave, the most famous diving point in Marmaris. Baca Cave is mostly interesting for the underwater photographers, and you can dive to depths of 165 feet (50 meters). The site includes a conical-shaped cave that looks like a chimney and is home to tiny fish and shrimp. When this dive ends, spend time swimming and snorkeling before returning to your hotel.

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. 

Marmaris: Aquadream Waterpark Tickets

9. Marmaris: Aquadream Waterpark Tickets

The largest water park in Marmaris provides a perfect day out for both adults and kids of all ages. Aqua Dream has excellent views of Marmaris. Situated overlooking the town in the hills of Marmaris, Aqua Dream Waterpark has many slides, kid's land, a wave pool, miniature golf, bowling, and snack bar. Secure lockers will be available as well as changing/ shower rooms. Rest and enjoy delicious food in one of the restaurants or have drinks with an awesome view of Marmaris. After your day there, a transfer back to your hotel can be arranged for anytime you request so you don't have to wait till closing time.

Scuba Diving Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

10. Scuba Diving Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour you can enjoy 2 dives in the crystal clear water off Marmaris. You will first be picked up from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler with the minibus service between 8:30 and 10:00. Then you leave from the harbor towards your first dive site. On the way to the first dive site the beginner divers get full instruction for their introduction dives and the experienced divers can choose their equipment and make themselves ready for their first dive. At the first dive site the experienced divers will enter the water first together with one or two instructors to make their first dive. After that the beginner divers will make their first dive with an instructor in groups of 2. When the first dive is finished a warm lunch is served as you sail to the second dive site, where the program for diving is the same as at the first dive site. If you booked as a non-diver you can, off course, swim in the crystal clear water. If you would like a snorkel and mask for yourself all day, you can bring your own or buy one on the boat. When all divers finished the second dive, there is some time left to swim and snorkel before you sail back to Marmaris. After arriving at the harbor, the minibus service will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Marmaris

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Very relaxing day island hopping with breaks to swim off the boat… There was a chance to do some water sport. Lunch was basic but fine. The staff aboard couldn’t do enough for us and a fun day was had by all!!!

Amazing day out, amazing drivers, be prepared to get wet and dirty though.. overall great fun!

Fantastic day!! Loads of different activities within the day and everyone was friendly!

Superb day but too many swim stops. Could have spent more time elsewhere.

All inclusive is something different, but otherwise very nice!