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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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    Returns to original departure point
    • All activities
    • 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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    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 pack the small mini bus feeling like
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    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 and I never take a tour before arriving
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    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
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    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 lebanon come out all day, they
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    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 bath, and it was a lot of fun, stinky and refreshing
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    About the operator
    By: Metin Tour Daily Tours
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    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    Great Spa Experience at a very very reasonable price.
    Booked this Spa Experience through Viator. First class service. Picked up at hotel and taken to Spa. Staff were
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    Irma B
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Antalya City Tour - Pacho tour amazing
    I would like to give the Pacho tour a thumbs up. Isaac has been absolutely fabulous during our time in Turkey. He
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    Clamart, France
    Very nice but forget about Managvat Waterfull ...
    We really enjoyed this guided tour, the guide was so great, PERGE and ASPENDOS are woth the visit, Side is nice
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    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Too much wasted time
    Pickup & drop off from hotel was pretty good, but the boat trip overall left a lot to be desired. Too much wasted
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    Parkend, United Kingdom
    Great day out.
    Really great day with the family and Victor as our guide. A highlight of our holiday. If your travelling from the
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    Tampa, Florida
    Great day trip worth every penny
    They have plenty of companies, I went with Nemo rafting. It was great form the beginning to the end. The tour
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    Manavgat waterfalls and bazaars with lunch.
    Excellent day out well worth the trip and money. With excellent visits and sights. Also mosque visit. Photo where
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    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Remarkable location
    The remarkable visit which always remember with the history of this place. There was a super restaurant &
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    Dora S
    Worth the money. It was end of season not too many people, was not packed. Kind staff on boat trip. Nice food.
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    Johannesburg, South Africa
    I loved everything about the old town. the people of Antalya are the warmest I have ever met, good food and great
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    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Fantastic tour!!!
    This tour was amazing! What made it great was the tour guide himself, he was a professor in history from various
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    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    not worth the cost
    Aquarium was not as big as was advertised. all exhibits nice to see but to closed in, the underwater tunnel was
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    Perth, United Kingdom
    A day to remember
    Fabulous, fabulous boat trip! Collected by minibus on time and taken to the boat. We stopped in four bays with
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    Take care, ask abut the language.
    We booked this tour through an agent who called at the hotel. Firstly he had no card machine so drove me to an
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    James B
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Careful who you Book with
    We booked this with Max from Toni Macaroni Tours near the fur & Leather shop, Have to say did what it said on the
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