Dalyan Boat Trip from Marmaris or Icmeler with River Cruise, Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch
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, jewellery 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.
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- River boat
- Mud bath
- Entry/Admission - Dalyan Mud Bath
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Brillaint trip. Seeing the turtles swimming around was awesome, Just remember to take money as there are souvenirs to buy and food on board the boats!
This was a well run trip. They moved 250 people like clockwork, from the buses to the large boats and later onto the smaller boats to go up the river. The only complaint I had was the mud bath. The tour operator told everyone to leave their things sitting on tables that other people were walking by. There wasn't a chance I was going to leave my money, passport, charge cards, phone and camera sitting out in the open with no one watching them. My husband and I carried our things to check out the mud bath and the only thing that came to mind was unsanitary, gross! The hot pool was about 15 feet by 20 feet and was full of disgusting things floating in it. Probably 1000 or more people go through this thing on any given day. That aside, the rest of the tour was very nice.