Dalyan Boat Trip & Mud Baths

 A trip to places with unique nature. Cruise down the Turkish Amazon - River Dalyan on taxi boats.

Dalyan is one of the most scenically stunning place in the whole of Turkey, with lush orange groves, orchards of pomegranates, fragrant pine trees and an array of flora and fauna that make it the perfect habitat for several species of bird. Twitchers come from far and wide to the Dalyan Delta in the hope that they might spot some of the more uncommon varieties. Since many places of attraction are reached only by boat, the area remains unspoilt. Taking a trip on  the river to view the idyllic countryside to its best advantage. The river delta of Dalyan is home to many species of plant and wildlife and this is the last remaining home of the Mediterranean Turtle, an endangered species. A haven for nature-lovers. Altogether there are some 38,500 hectares of rotected conservation land in Dalyan, representing 10% of the total conservation area in Turkey. This includes the seven kilometre long sandbar known as Iztuzu Beach, the nesting ground for the endangered loggerhead turtle. Dalyan provides a unique natural environment with its mixture of fresh and saltwater wetlands, home to a wealth of water and bird wildlife, including species such as the sparrow hawk, crane, kingfisher and jay. The stork is also native to the area and migrates here in April where it rests until the end of August.

During the trip you will continue the cruise taking off in attractive places. You will see ancient huge Lycian tombs that are sculpted in stones. We will stop so you can take amazing photos. This is a part of the ancient Lycian city of Kaunos. Its acropolis, theatre and Roman baths are going to be visible during a cruise. Cruise between bulrushes on the delta of Dalyan river is an awesome adventure.

We will stop in Dalyan village for lunch, experience an excellent  local cuisine by the river. After lunch we will carry on for our adventure. Undoubtedly one of the highlight of the trip is mad bath thermal spring and mud baths. Wallow in the mineral-rich mud, bake in the sun and then wash it all off in the warm, sulphur pool. Nature’s very own spa treatment will leave your skin feeling baby-soft!

After mud baths we will cruise between bulrushes on the delta of Dalyan river is an awesome adventure.Then you will finally get to the river mouth to the sea. This is where you can most often see huge Caretta Caretta sea turtles. If you will be at least little lucky you will surely see them. At the end of the day, you will get off the boat straight to the sandy beach of Iztuzu. You will have a chance to swim in the Mediterranean Sea  and get some tan. The beach is a breeding ground for turtles, so be careful because you may meet them here – it is a quite an adventure!  After free time, you will get back on the boats-water taxies and you will go back to the Gulet. 

Please note above excursion is optional and subject a small fee around £25 to £30 per person and payable on board.


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