This relaxing day trip to Dalyan covers one of the most unique corners on earth, with sights accessible only by riverboat. Glide through maze-like water reeds as you admire stunning scenery on all sides. Tick off the UNESCO-listed ruins of Kaunos before soaking in the glorious thermal mud baths. You’ll also hit the uniquely featured Turtle Beach, surrounded by freshwater on one side and ocean on the other.
A Dalyan river cruise, with the ancient city of Kaunos, mud baths, and beach visit
Get a first-hand peek at the UNESCO-World Heritage ruins, an impressive set of rock tombs
Cruise down one of Turkey’s most stunning waterways, taking routes only accessible to small vessels
Soak in the rejuvenating thermal waters of a hot mud bath, and take a dip at Turtle Beach
The trip is good value for the money at just £17 but because its so cheap they have to make money somewhere and it's non stop. As soon as you get on the boat they are there selling drinks and don't stop, constantly asking you what you want to drink. Bottle of beer 20 tl coke cans etc 10 tl so not cheap . Then there selling newspapers, Photos with a parrot, crisps, ice creams it's non stop.
After leaving marmaris there is a stop to swim in the sea for about 15 mins, then before you get to turtle beach they serve lunch which is either breaded frozen reformed chicken or fish fingers. They also try to get you to order dinner for the trip back later on. It's £6 but not nice. If your not sure if you will be hungry don't order it as you can still get it later. Turtle beach was good as we saw quite a few turtles. You then go up the river and see the Kings tombs but they are not pointed out and nothing is mentioned about them. The mud baths are next but they are not natural mud baths but built for tourists. There is no smell from them like in a natural mud bath but that is probably a good thing. After the mud bath it's back to the big boat for a 2 and a half hour sail back to Marmaris where once again non stop on selling you drinks food and photos from the mud baths. WARNING if you don't like loud music, don't sit on the top deck at the front.
All in all it was a nice experience to see the turtles and experience a mud bath (albeit purpose made) and cheap to but it was a long day