Marmaris Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Marmaris Nature & adventure

Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

1. Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

In the morning you’ll be picked up at your hotel and head to at a meeting point, where others will join you in preparation for this full-day jeep safari. In all, 5-15 jeeps will depart in a convoy for the countryside surrounding Marmaris. Head up into the mountains, where you’ll take in stunning views of Marmaris and other small villages. During the day you’ll stop at the Turgut waterfall and have some time to swim at the area’s beautiful beaches. Enjoy a typical Turkish lunch prepared for you in a small village. Your jeep will take you inland through pine forests, and you’ll enjoy fantastic unspoiled scenery, and see flocks of sheep, wandering goats, and villagers in traditional dress riding on donkeys.

Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

2. Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

If you love outdoor sports and want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, head out on a jeep safari from Marmaris. The jeeps follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills. You will be picked up from your hotel before gathering at the meeting point to start the jeep safari. Admire the beautiful landscape of Marmaris before driving off road and having fun fighting with water pistols. On the way, you will visit the waterfalls at Hisaronu Bay, where you can enjoy swimming. You will also see an oak tree that is more than 2,000 years old. You will have lunch in Turgut Village and then enjoy a relaxing stop at Jesus Beach where you can walk on water. The day will end by returning back to your hotel around 18:00.

Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

3. 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.

From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

4. 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: Guided Off-Road Buggy Tour

5. Marmaris: Guided Off-Road Buggy Tour

Hop on a four-wheel buggy and experience an adrenaline-filled ride taking off from Marmaris. Follow your guide as you explore the rugged natural landscapes of the area. This adventurous tour is a perfect get-together option for family and friends. After meeting your guide in Marmaris, choose between a single or double buggy, then set out on your adventure. Travel through wooded areas, near streams and rivers, and over soil, bumps, steep hills, and potholes. Prepare to potentially get wet and encounter mud during your approximately 2-hour ride. 

Marmaris National Park: Horse Safari

6. Marmaris National Park: Horse Safari

If you’d like to do something unique on your Marmaris holiday, join this horse safari that will take you into the picturesque landscape of Marmaris National park. Even if you’ve never been on a horse before you can enjoy this experience. Just a short, 20-minute drive from Marmaris hotels and you’ll be on the back of a gentle horse ready to head out on an easy ride through pine forest and orange groves. You’ll have views of traditional village life as well as wild rivers. All you need to do is stay on the saddle and let your horse do the rest! Kids can ride their own horse as long a parent joins the tour. Those who do not wish to ride can enjoy nature at the ranch while you’re on safari.

Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

7. Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

Discover the crystal-clear underwater world of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. 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 Marmaris Bay shore, located nearby the rocky area on the opposite side of the 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 relax before moving on to your second dive spot. Next, make your way to another shore, the most famous diving point in Marmaris. Marmaris Bay is mostly interesting for 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: Dalaman River Rafting Adventure

8. From Marmaris: Dalaman River Rafting Adventure

Raft the Dalaman River, the border between the ancient civilizations of Caria and Lycia. The awe-inspiring wilderness, beautiful canyons and ancient remains provide the perfect backdrop for such a heart-pounding activity. The river offers plenty of rapids ranging from 2 to 4—grade 6 being the most challenging. The journey from Marmaris to the river takes about 1.5 hours and includes a stop for breakfast. On arrival, change into rafting suits and continue the rest of the route in off-road vehicles. After taking a comprehensive instruction course, embark on your rafting tour. You'll quickly learn to love the thrill and rush of the river. Work together as a team to conquer the river. Enjoy a stop for swimming and cliff jumping before returning to complete the course. Towards the final half mile before base, pass beneath an ancient bridge which gives its name to the village of Akkopru. Once you have returned to base, your tour will end with a hearty meal. 

Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

9. 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. 

Marmaris: Go Karting Experience

10. Marmaris: Go Karting Experience

Get picked up from your hotel and travel just 15-minutes from the Marmaris city center to begin a fun and exciting adventure at the Marmaris Go-Kart track. This activity is suitable for all ages from 7-77 years old and no driving license is needed to participate. Climb into a 200cc Honda Go-Kart and race your family and friends in a private group experience. 1 race lasts for 15 minutes and between 20-25 laps. Enjoy a return transfer to your hotel after. 

  • Guided tours
  • Adventures
  • Water activities
  • Day trips
16 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Marmaris

What top attractions are a must-see in Marmaris?

Other Sightseeing Options in Marmaris

Want to discover all there is to do in Marmaris? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Marmaris

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

A great day out for all ages. The mud baths and spa weren’t my cup of tea but the rest of the family enjoyed the experience. Saw some turtles and the ancient tombs were my highlight. Highly recommended and everyone was great from the tour guide to the boat crew.

that was very best experience, amazing team, looking after us all the time, it is.for young end older people, everyone was happy

We had a lovely day I fell in the mud bath be careful step-in slowly because there a holes you can drop in haha

Brilliant day trip, highly recommend this boat trip. Loved every minute of it.

Great day our, well worth the money and we were very well looked after