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  • Address: Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey

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Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach) Tours

Turtle Beach, or Iztuzu Beach in Turkish, is a large breeding ground for the rare and endangered loggerhead sea turtles. The beach is located just south of the town of Dalyan, Turkey along the Aegean Sea. Due to its protection status, the beach is quiet, though there are a few cafes and tourist facilities in the area. There are no showers on the beach because they don't want shampoo to contaminate the beach and harm the turtles. Certain sections of the beach are off limits during breeding season in order to protect the turtles and their eggs. The beach has been under threats of over development for decades, which would have a devastating effect on the turtles. Luckily there are groups fighting to stop the development and continue protecting the turtles and their habitat.

Other activities in the Dalyan area include visiting the ruins of the ancient trading town of Kaunos, enjoying the Sultaniye hot springs and mud baths, swimming in Koycegiz Lake, and admiring the facades of Lycian tombs located above the Dalyan River.

Practical Info

Turtle Beach is easy to reach by public transport from the town of Dalyan. Dalyan is located about 17 miles from the Dalaman Airport, and between Marmaris and Fethiye. You can reach Dalyan by bus from either Marmaris or Fethiye, or join one of the many tours that include the beach. The beach is closed from 8pm to 8am May through October, which is the turtles' breeding season. 

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Private Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching, Fethiye, null
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Private Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching

1 day private cruise on delta of Dalyan river with lunch included. Cruise down the Turkish Amazon - River Dalyan on the boats. Look for Caretta Caretta sea ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $275.09
Dalyan Koycegiz by Bus Including River Cruise, Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch, Marmaris, Lunch ... 
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Dalyan Koycegiz by Bus Including River Cruise, Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Marmaris to Koycegiz lake and Dalyan Turtle Beach Excursion tour packs in much more than you’d believe you could see in one day. Travel to Koycegiz Lake ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $31.26
Private Dalyan Iztuzu River Boat Caunos Tour with Private Guide, Marmaris, Day Cruises
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Private Dalyan Iztuzu River Boat Caunos Tour with Private Guide

Visits to Dalyan Iztuzu Caretta Caretta Beach and Caunos via River Boat

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $612.71
Dalyan Boat Trip from Marmaris or Icmeler with River Cruise, Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch, ... 
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Dalyan Boat Trip from Marmaris or Icmeler with River Cruise, Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the charms of Dalyan on a full-day boat tour from Marmaris, and relax on Turtle Beach and experience Dalyan’s mud baths, sail to the protected Iztuzu ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $23.76
Dalyan River Cruise with Sea Turtle Watching, Bodrum, Day Trips
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Dalyan River Cruise with Sea Turtle Watching

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Cruise down the River Dalyan on taxi boats. Look for Caretta Caretta sea turtles and taste some grilled blue crab. See the rock-hewn tombs of the ancient city ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 14 to 15 hrs

From USD $48.77
Blue Thermal Lagoon and Fevziye Village Day Trip from Dalyan, Muğla, Day Cruises
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Blue Thermal Lagoon and Fevziye Village Day Trip from Dalyan

Visit the Blue Thermal Lagoon, share a meal with Turkish Family in Fevziye Village, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the secluded Asi Bay. See ...  Read more

Location: Dalyan Belediyesi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.46
Dalyan River Delta Night Cruise with BBQ Dinner, Muğla, Day Trips
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Dalyan River Delta Night Cruise with BBQ Dinner

Embark on this 8-hour night cruise around Dalyan with your small-group of no more than 15. Cruise along and stop to visit thermal hot spring, swim, and watch ...  Read more

Location: Dalyan Belediyesi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.61
Dalyan Day Trip from Bodrum Including Dalyan River Cruise, Iztuzu Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch, ... 
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Dalyan Day Trip from Bodrum Including Dalyan River Cruise, Iztuzu Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Cruise the beautiful Dalyan River and experience Dalyan’s mud baths and Kaunos’ ancient tombs on this unforgettable full-day trip from Bodrum. Head for ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.34
Dalyan Cruise from Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach, River Cruise and Mud Baths, Marmaris, Day Trips
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Dalyan Cruise from Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach, River Cruise and Mud Baths

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Combine a day in the sun with Dalyan’s loggerhead turtles, Lycian tombs and mud baths on a full-day cruise from Marmaris! After leaving the city, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.76
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye, Fethiye, Day Cruises
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Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye

Fethiye to Dalyan Turtle Beach Excursion tour packs in much more than you would believe you could see in one day. Travel to Ortaca by coach and then take a ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $34.89

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