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Dalyan River Cruise with Sea Turtle Watching

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    What to Expect
    This trip is just for you if you love nature, animals and beautiful views. After picking you up from your hotel at 6:30am, head through the Taurus mountains chain to the city of Mugla. Stop along the way for a breakfast in local restaurant, at your own expense.

    After arriving at your destination, a water taxi will be waiting for you on the shore where you will head out on a journey of the Dalyan River.  You will have a chance to bathe in healthful mineral mud and thermal pools with medical water. Spread it all over your body, wait for it to dry then wash it off. It is guaranteed that you will have a lot of fun doing this. After burning calories, it will be time for a tasty lunch by the river. The buffet is included in the price, so you may eat as much as you like.

    Continue the cruise where you will see the ancient rock-cut Lycian tombs. The trip will stop there so you can take amazing photos. This is a part of the ancient Lycian city of Kaunos. Its acropolis, theater and Roman baths will be visible during the cruise.

    Cruising between bulrushes on the delta of Dalyan River is an awesome adventure making your way to the river's mouth where it empties into the sea. This is where you can most often see the huge Caretta Caretta sea turtles.  Meet other residents of Dalyan River, such as the blue crabs, that are food for the turtles. If desired, you will be able to eat a crab that will be grilled especially for you.

    At the end of the day you will get off of the boat straight onto the sandy beach of Iztuzu. Swim in the Mediterranean Sea while tanning. The beach is a breeding ground for turtles, so be careful because you may meet them here.  After some free time, board the water taxi and head back to the starting point. A bus will be waiting to take you back to Bodrum.
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    Departure Point
    All hotels in Bodrum and Bodrum Peninsula, Torba, Icmeler, Yaliciftlik, Yalikavak, Gumusluk, Guvercinlik, Golturkbuku, Turgutreis, Akyarlar, Kadikalesi,Bitez, Gumbet, and Ortakent.
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    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Drinks
    • Breakfast (available to purchase)
    • Grilled crabs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • there are changing rooms both on the beach and by mud baths
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    To go to Dalyan from your hotel in Oludeniz proves to be exhausting and not so enjoyable. This is referred to the time wasting driving to that destination. Picked up from our hotel in Oludeniz at 8:am and started to stop at other hotels to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Abbad O
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This price is unbelievable, it is so high... Just take a public transportation and come to Dalyan first. You will see that the prices for boat trips are much cheaper if you get it on the pier in Dalyan... I am travelling around the world...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Orhan B
    Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic cruise. Heavenly beautiful scenery. The sea to the left side and the river on the right side. We passed by the Dolphin Park. It’s not easy to see the turtles, but we were lucky

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Wafa H
    Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

    It was the worst activity we've done it in Marmaris. First they lied when we bought the tickets that there's turtles but there wasn't turtles on the beach and they said that turtles comes out only at night when no body there, whereas turtles in...More

    Thank josephz881
    Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

    I am rating the visit to Dalyan, the boat trip and the turtle beach. We spent a great day, the scenery is fabulous, and the turtle beach is definitely one of the best beaches we visited during our visit . We also did the mud...More

    Thank Danzkh
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