To visit Dalyan from Marmaris, you have two options: taking a boat trip from the Marmaris port or joining a bus tour to the national park. Each option offers its own advantages.
By taking a boat trip, you can enjoy a two-hour journey along the coastline, basking in the beauty of the scenery and relaxing on the upper deck while music plays in the background. On the other hand, the bus tour provides an opportunity to listen to interesting stories from the guide about this remarkable place during the approximately one-hour ride to the harbor.
10€ / 9£
every day from 08:00 to 19:00
Dalyan Reserve is known for its unique nature, attracting millions of tourists annually. It offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. You can experience therapeutic thermal water treatments, engage in professional fishing, indulge in bird-watching, observe the Caretta turtles, sunbathe on one of Turkey’s finest beaches, and explore ancient cities.
After the bus or boat journey of approximately one and a half hours, you will arrive at the harbor, where you will transfer to small boats for a tour of the national park’s lake and river.
One of the highlights is the visit to the village of Sultaniye, renowned for its thermal springs and mud baths. Here, you will have free time to explore the well-known open-air spa complex and indulge in the therapeutic benefits of the mud baths.
Continuing the excursion, you will embark on a boat trip along the Dalyan River, which connects Lake Koycegiz with the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the unique Lycian rock tombs and the remnants of the ancient city of Kaunos. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories about the construction of the rock tombs and the history of the ancient city.
Upon reaching the pier, you will have approximately two hours to swim and relax at the magnificent Turtle Beach, a picturesque location where the Dalyan River meets the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful beach offers the chance to soak in the natural beauty, with the freshwater on one side and the sea on the other. Additionally, for those interested, there is the opportunity to observe the Caretta Caretta turtles from the pier.