This is one of the tours MUST be taken at least once in a lifetime. Great for everyone, families and all.
With its ancient King Tombs, mud baths, reed-lined river, miles of sandy beach and world-famous Caretta-Caretta sea turtles, DALYAN is one of the best excursions you will experience around the Dalaman region.
Pick-up time for Marmaris to Dalyan-Caunos Tour is 8:30 a.m & taken by ORCA Boat in Marmaris.
*With its five-mile long stretch of golden sand Turtle beach, surrounded by salt water on one side and fresh water on the other, the Lycian Rock Tombs and the glorious Mud Baths, Dalyan remains one of the most unique corners of the Earth
1 – Pick-up from to the Hotels & Going to the Dalyan Boat “ORCA”:
You will be picked-up from your hotel by mini-buses, unless otherwise agreed. You might chose to walk to the boat. You will arrive to the boat and check in with your voucher. Pick-up time is around 8:30 a.m.
2 – Departure to Dalyan and the Day Starts:
Departure for “the Marmaris to Dalyan-Caunos, Mud-baths Tour” is at 9:30 a.m. After all the guest are checked-in “ORCA Boat” in Marmaris departs the Marmaris Harbour. The boat is very comfortable with large sunbathing area on the top and lots of seats in the first floor. Upstairs also has some seats at the bar.
When you enter to the “Orca Boat”, you will be asked “what you would like to eat at lunch (included in the price)”. Options are usually, chicken, fish, meatballs. They will prepare the lunch while you enjoy yourselves on the boat. Lunch will be served before you leave the boat for the tour.
Note: There is a bar, a cafe and snacks in the boat if you wish to purchase anything.
There will be a swimming break in the “Bay of Dolphins” at about 10:30 a.m. Take a swim in the amazingly clear sea water and get refreshed.
Next, after the swimming break, the boat will continue taking way to “Dalyan-Caunos”. Before boat parks, lunch will be served.
3 – Arrival to Dalyan-Caunos & the River Tour starts:
Once you arrive to “the Dalyan-Caunos Caretta Beach”, “the Orca Boat” will park and all the guests will be transferred to the small river boats. Only small river boats can ride in the river. Each boat has a tour guide that speaks different languages, Please make sure you chose the right boat with the right tour guide that speaks your language.
During river-boat ride, you will be amazed. You will cruise along the channels of “the Koycegiz River” which is fresh water. It is a different environment. There is a fish farm in “the Koycegiz River” which supplies many restaurants. This lake is also home to many animales and species like blue crabs, sea turtles, mullets, sea bass etc.
The river-boats will come close the the temple-like “Ancient Rock King Tombs” dating back to 7 th century B.C. built for Lycian Kings. where you can take close pictures. Here you will get information from your tour guide too.
After the stop at the “Ancient King Tombs”, the next stop is “the Mud-Baths and sulfurous spring pools”. You will enjoy this place a lot. Get into the mus, play in it, take pictures and have fun. It is said that the mud-bath and the sulfurous springs are great for your skin and health. Said that it is therapeutic, beautifying, ( you will feel 10 years younger afterwards ! 🙂
After the mud-bath experience, you will go back to the river-boats and head to the “Turtle-Beach” for a swim break. It is believed that this beach is one of the best 10 beached in the world. Here on the beach you might see a caretta-caretta turtle. These carettas (loggerheads) have been breeding in this area and on this beach for a long time. SOme parts of the beach is protected, where you can not use or sunbathe because usually there are caretta turtles laid their eggs there.
4 – Returning Back to Marmaris:
After the swimming break, it is time to get back to our “Orca Boat”. You get back to the river boats which will take you to the “Orca Boat”. From there we cruise back to Marmaris. On the way back you will get a lot of entertainment on the boat. DJs, Belly dancers, dancing etc.
You will arrive to Marmaris at around 19:00 – 19:30 p.m.
BRING WITH YOU
CAUTION: Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.
We can also arrange this tour as a PRIVATE TOUR for your group (by bus)!