Take a boat trip down the Dalyan Turtle Beach on Mugla Province, southwestern coast side of Turkey with Marmaris and enjoy a rare scenic view of the Mediterranean and the Köyceğiz Lake.
Since the late 1980s, the region of the Köyceğiz Lake and the Dalyan Turtle Beach has become a widely-frequented holiday destination. The ecologically-friendly beach is being visited both by tourists residing in Dalyan and those from Marmaris.
Taking a day tour from Marmaris to the Dalyan Turtle Beach and Köyceğiz Lake is one of the rarest tourism experiences left around the world. The Koycegiz Lake is a national park in Turkey and also biggest lake on the western region of the country. It is a popular choice for kids, romantic couples. Koycegiz is just a 45-minute drive (45 kilometers) from Marmaris. The tour begins with a hotel pick-up by Marmaris at 09.30 am in the morning, down till sundown around 6 pm in the evening. When we arrive to Koycegiz you will be transferred from the buses into boats so as to cross the lake.
Take a Mud Bath
You can also get the chance to take a swim at the hot water spring by the coast side of the lake and also take a fun-filled and action-packed mud bath. Taking mud baths at Sultaniye is a popular activity which is often undertaken by visiting tourists and the locals aswell. Apart from the fun derivable from the bath, you can also stand to enjoy the health benefits from this activity as the mud contains minerals such as sulfur and magnesium which improve the human skin.
Our crew will serve you a special lunch of salad, pasta and barbecue chicken or meat balls. Don’t forget that lunch is included in the price but drinks are charged as extra.
A view of the ageless Temple Tombs
While on the boat and sailing through the iztuzu canal you will enjoy a view of the ancient Lycian tombs, located around the sheer cliffs in Caunos. These tombs were made from cut rock in the 4th century BC. In fact, they are 2400 years old. Just before we arrive to turtle beach, we will have a stop fro 20 minutes and our guests will be supplied by baits and roads for crab fishing. Blue crabs are famous in Dalyan and this is a pretty fun activity.
A chance to see the Caretta Caretta Sea Turtles
When we arrive to Dalyan Delta by boat, you might have the chance to watch the Loggerhead Turtles, known as the Caretta Caretta Turtles, on the Turtle Beach. These are the most interesting creatures of tourist’s attraction on the Dalyan Beach. They feed on sea animals such as crabs and others as food. They are so large that they weigh around 300 to 400 pounds. Some of their features include a short broad neck as well as a very thick and large head.
To protect these creatures and the Dalyan beach is being monitored by Turkey’s Environment and Forestry Ministry. At the end of the day you will be transfered back to your hotel in Marmaris.