Swap the glittering waters of the Mediterranean for the serene Dalyan River on this full-day boat cruise from Fethiye, including lunch. Explore the natural scenery of the Dalyan delta as you float around the islands and reed beds, stopping to view the ancient Lycian tombs of Kaunos, carved high in the cliff sides. Spot loggerhead turtles on İztuzu Beach, cool off with a swim along the coast and take a dip in the mineral-rich mud pools, then enjoy lunch at a riverfront restaurant.
Full-day trip to Dalyan from Fethiye including lunch
Take a cruise along the Dalyan River past swaying reeds and ancient ruins
Enjoy a mud bath and swim in the thermal pools on the river
See the famous, rock-cut Kings’ Tombs at Kaunos from the river
Visit İztuzu Beach, a protected breeding ground of rare loggerhead turtles
Enjoy free time to sunbathe or swim from the beach, the second longest in Turkey
Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Fethiye hotel, then board your air-conditioned coach and head north to Dalyan.
After around 1.5 hours on the road, arrive at the Dalyan River and board your boat for your cruise along this picturesque river, which weaves through a protected nature reserve. Settle on board and enjoy the views as you glide past reed beds, fields and islands, watching for the area’s abundant wildlife as you go.
Sail past the ancient ruined city of Kaunos and visit a riverfront restaurant to enjoy an included buffet lunch of traditional Turkish staples, salads and desserts.
Next, cruise upstream to the Dalyan mud baths. Put on your bathing suit, coat yourself in the mineral-rich mud, and let it dry before bathing in a warm, clear-water sulphur pool. When you finish, revel in the after-effects: the mud is said to soothe skin complaints and leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and 10 years younger.
Back on board, sail under the Kings’ Tombs of Kaunos, cut into cliffs above the river. Click photos of the rock-hewn tombs as you hear how they were carved in the 4th century BC as burial places for Kaunos’ kings.
Sail through the river delta and perhaps spot rare loggerhead turtles as you head to İztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach). This 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) beach is a protected breeding ground for these endangered creatures, so look out for them on the sands. Then, enjoy time to swim or sunbathe before returning to your boat and cruising back to Dalyan.
Here, hop onto your coach and relax on your ride back to Fethiye, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Guests are recommended to bring swimwear and a towel
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
Photo’s and CD’s are being sold by independent photographers. Please take their contact number as we are not in contact with them. Please also check the CD’s if they are the right one while you recieve.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
The guide on this tour was extremely unprofessional & impolite. Our schedule pickup was at 8 I was at the reception at that time , I left & they called at 8:12 , we were at the bus by 8:19 . They started giving us attitude even the driver was complaining ( why was he interfering not sure ) . We apologized politely yet the disrespectful attitude continued . She asked for the tickets I told her one minute I will open the ticket on my mobile . Yet she insisted if you got them in your bag can I have them you delayed us enough . I was like one minute it is on the mobile not a paper ticket . ( she seemed surprised as if no other customers got the ticket from Viator before). Then we stopped at the mud pool she was like meeting time at 12 on the boat ( basically most of the tour was spent in the bus approx 4 hours ,plus the river tour time as for mud pool 1hr & beach 1:30 HR) we arrived on the boat at 12:03 exactly . She started to complain we have rules on the boat you were late (we were 3 Arab ladies) I only knew how to speak in Turkish & I guess that increased her attitude problem . I was like only 3 minutes , she was like everyone is waiting, I said 12 . I felt I am not on a tour as if I was going to important work meeting . We apologized but still she wouldn't stop yelling & saying we have rules on this tour . Then I tried to soften the atmosphere went to her & I was like we are on vacation relax dear not for 3 minutes & in front of all the other people on the tour , she got angrier & started you are late from the morning we have rules blah blah , I asked her to listen to me she screamed I don't want to listen to you, at that moment the driver tall big man came to fight with me & yell at me & he was like if I cause more trouble they will drop me back from the tour as if I am not the paying customer. Beside the fact other tour boats had music & more fun time our tour had the customers running to the boat after the beach stop cause we are meeting at 1:30 & they arrived at 1:31 ... oh no word said to them by the way about arriving before 1:30 . Just to us . So I wouldn't recommend this tour not with this guide . Her name was Ozel or something like that . Oh one more note the driver had his wife & baby girl on the bus , when one guy asked for music in the bus they said sorry we have a baby on the bus we can't . I don't understand how unprofessional they are. End of the trip they said to all other customers have a nice holiday except us .