What is Dalyan?

Dalyan is a large town in the southwest of Turkey which is known for being one of the prettiest places in the country. It’s lush dark green landscape draws millions of foreign and national tourists alike to the area every year. It is also a place popular for having holiday homes.

The reason for it’s lush landscape it it’s multiple water sources. The area is scattered with canals and rivers, the most popular river being Caunos river. Dalyan is one of the only places in Turkey where a river unites with the sea.

Iztuzu beach (turtle beach) is a protected site and is home to the famous turtles who use the beach to lay their eggs.

We aim to provide you below with all the information you need on this trip. However if you have unanswered questions you can contact us on the WhatsApp link below. Alternately, you can book using the form on the right.

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BODRUM TO DALYAN TOUR DETAILS

Tour Days: Thursdays & Sundays
Start Time: approx 06:30
Return Time: approx 19:30
Concession Prices: 7 to 12 years old – HALF PRICE. 0 to 6 years old – FREE.
Things You Need To Bring: Comfortable shoes, Sun Glasses, Sun Cream, Swim Suit, Camera
Included:
Hotel Transfer Profesional Guide
Entrance Fees Lunch Insurance
Not Included:
Drinks & Breakfast
Personal Expenses

Measures Taken Under Covid-19

  • All our tours are at half capacity due to the pandemic, until we are notified otherwise.
  • Equipment and vehicles are specially disinfected by licensed companies at the end of each tour.
  • Social distance is strictly maintained during the tour.
  • Disposable cups, plates etc are used.
  • It is forbidden to enter the coach without a mask. Personnel will wear a mask.
Mud baths – are often the main selling point for the Dalyan tour from Bodrum. It’s what most people would have heard of. The Dalyan mud bath is famous for its anti ageing properties and for making your skin look and feel young and smooth. What causes this to happen is when the mud dries on your skin. It tightens and reduces the amount of wrinkles you have, when done frequently.

Iztuzu beach – is a 4.5 km long white sandy beach in Dalyan at which between May and September Caretta Turtles come and lay their eggs. Tourists visiting in summer won’t see this extraordinary sight, because the turtles lay their eggs at night and the site is closed and protected at these times. But tourists can still take advantage of it’s beautiful sand and sea. The beach is a thin strip of land which separates the Dalyan Kaunos river and the Mediteranian sea. The beach is a protected site and is patrolled 24 hours a day so as to stop poachers stealing Turtle eggs. This beach is worth taking the trip from Bodrum to Dalyan for.

Caretta turtles – have been laying their eggs on the thin strip of land named Iztuzu beach for 3 million years. The turtles return at approximately 20 to 25 years of age to the same beach they were born on to lay their own eggs. How they do this remains a mystery. They lay their eggs after nightfall in a nest they dig in the sand, then return to the sea. The babies then hatch 2 months later and make a run for the sea in the dark. The beach is closed to visitors after dark for this reason. The Dalyan tour from Bodrum gives you a unique experience to see one of the only sites in the world that these turtles return to time and time again.

Lycian tombs – carved into the rock-face overlooking the Dalyan river are believed to belong to Kings and they date between from 200 BD and 200 AD. The kings made tombs like this for a religious reason. They believed that the higher they were from the ground, the closer they were to God.

Once all customers have been collected from Bodrum you will start your journey towards Dalyan. If you are one of the first pick-ups, please bear in mind that your travel time may be longer.

After about 1 hour of travelling, you will stop at a restaurant. You may buy breakfast here if you wish. There are toilet facilities at this stop.

Once you’ve arrived in the area of Dalyan, your first stop will be the mud baths. There are shower and changing facilities and you will spend 1-2 hours here.

A short distance from the mud baths is the restaurant where you will eat lunch, which is included in the price. Drinks aren’t included. After lunch you will board a riverboat and take a 1 hours cruise down Caunos river.

At the mouth of the river lies Turtle beach. It is here that you are like to see the giant turtles swimming the river close to the sea. You’ll spend about 2 hours on the beautiful white sands of turtle beach. There are toilet facilities here and you can buy drinks, snacks and ice cream.

After your time on turtle beach you’ll make the return journey on the riverboat back to main land, This concludes your tour of Dalyan and you’ll start your return to Bodrum.

On your return to Bodrum, you will make 1 scheduled stops at gold centre or similar where there are toilet facilities.

You’ll be back in Bodrum at around 8pm providing there are no unforeseen road closures, heavy traffic, or mechanical vehicle problems on the day.

You can fill in the reservation form on the right of this page. Or you can call or message us on the phone number above.
If you book with us via Whatsapp, our representative will confirm the booking and send you a TURSAB approved digital ticket. If you book using the booking form on the right, you will be contacted by a representative shortly after, and will be sent a digital ticket. You can show the digital ticket on your phone to partake in the tour.
Yes. You can make the payment on the day of the tour. However, a small amount of down payment may be required during peak periods. Payment on the day of the tour will be with CASH only
The pickup time for Ephesus is around 6.30am but may vary depending on the location of your accommodation. Our sales representative will tell you your transfer time, and it will be written on your digital ticket. There may be delays of 10 minutes during transfer times. If your service is later than 10 minutes of the specified time, please call the office number on your ticket.
The tour fee includes your hotel transfer, lunch, professional guide, riverboat cruise, Turtle beach entrance and mud bath entrance. Breakfast and drinks are not included.
The journey takes approximately 3 hours each way. You’ll be back in Bodrum at around 8pm, assuming there are no unforeseen traffic delays or road closures.
Yes, 7-12 year olds are half price and 0-6 year olds are free. A free ticket does not guarantee a seat on the coach. A young child may have to sit on an adults lap.
A camera – so as no photo opportunities are missed.

Money – to buy breakfast, drinks and souvenirs.

Bathing suit – you will need this for the mud baths and turtle beach.

A sunhat and sun cream – the sun is hot in the summer months.

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