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Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris

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Marmaris, Turkey
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
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icon10 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


=Spend a day cruising Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast on this full-day boat trip from Marmaris or Icmeler, including hotel transfers and lunch. Take in the highlights of the Dalyan canal, admiring the rock-cut Lycian Tombs of the Kings of Kaunos, taking a dip in the mineral-rich mud baths and viewing the protected Iztuzu Beach, famous for its large population of loggerhead turtles.
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Mud bath
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8:30 AM
Pick-up from hotel security gate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tourmania
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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The turtles saved the day
, Jun 2022
The description of the trip is inaccurate - it is not a full-day boat trip from Marmaris. It is a coach trip from Marmaris to a lake, then a river cruise and then a coach trip back to the hotel. From the moment you enter the coach, it is like a bazaar, with the tour guide listing prices for drinks and snacks. It is the same on the boat, but worse, with everything for sale, forced photos and a captain that weaved self-marketing for other trips he runs in between his tour speech. He was also culturally insensitive, calling an Italian guest a mafioso (deeply insulting to Italians and not something to joke about). Absolutely no food or drinks allowed on the boat unless purchased, even plain water is forbidden! The rules of a restaurant without the quality or comfort of a restaurant. The mud bath was fun and great for the skin, the necropolis was stunning and we got to see some majestic turtles on turtle beach. In short, the tour itself is wonderful, but the company offering it is unpleasant and will treat you like money-producing cattle. I'd recommend finding another provider!
Nice trip but be prepared if you have kids
, Jun 2022
The trip was very nice, the guide was well informed, the beach was super. I wish though they mention there was an hour bus ride and 2 hours of boat before we get to the beach . So if you are travelling with kids be prepared...
Dalyan River cruise to mud baths, tombs of the kings and turtle beach.
, Jun 2022
A fabulous family trip with teenagers. The owner made everyone feel welcome and made the experience very enjoyable with his happy personality. The mud baths were great fun and we were given a lovely lunch of chicken, pasta and salad after we had the chance to bathe and clean the mud off. The boat trip through the Dalyan winding river was lovely seeing the tombs of rhe Kings and spotting turtles hiding in the reeds, it brought great excitement. Turtle beach was absolutely beautiful and the sea was adult shoulder depth quite far out which made it safe for novice swimmers. The return journey brought the option of an additional meal (extra charge at a reasonable price) which we were offered fresh water crab and fish, both were delicious. All together it was a brilliant day trip with a fabulous host. We all really enjoyed every minute of the adventure. I would highly recommend.
Brilliant trip - great value for money
, Jun 2022
Brilliant day trip from start to finish. Mud baths were great. Lunch on boat was fresh and tasty. Tombs were beautiful and turtle beach was great fun! Our hosts on the boat were lovely and drinks were very good value as were photos to remind us of our day. Would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone.
Our trip to Dalyan
, Sep 2021
Started day off waiting outside the office. Tour van pulls up and lady was very short asking for tickets, we requested and English speaking group but got put with an all Russian group instead. Guide was nice and did speak English well. Took smaller and bigger bus up to the lake got onto the boats headed to the mud baths mud baths were fine. Had lunch after baths chicken was extremely dry noodles were good though. Then cruised down to the river. There wasn’t much commentary from any of the guides went past tombs stopped and looked but we’re told nothing about them. Didn’t see any turtles or even attempt to look for turtles along the way. Which was our main reason for booking tour. We had an impromptu stop to fish for blue crabs which was fun. Guide was helpful and so was crew Drinks were pretty expensive for 3 glasses of wine and 2 crabs we paid almost 300 lira Stopped at beach which was pretty nice When asked where we wanted to be dropped off lady seemed annoyed that she had to drop us off and they dropped us off at the wrong hotel. Probably wouldn’t recommend to friends
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Good day out
, Dec 2020
The cruise itself was good, the guide was very hospitable. The first stop which was the mud bath was nice views but the mud bath itself wasn't got me. It looked a bit more like a dirty pool, lunch was decent, the stop at dalyan beach was amazing and the water was warm, it was a shame didn't get to see any turtles but overall it was good value for money
Delightful day for out
, Oct 2020
Tour from start to finish was well organised and well managed. Enjoyable boat trip on a small boat with other English speaking guests. Tour guide very knowledgeable about the area. Boat captain was delightful and had many skills from driving the boat to serving drinks and cooking tasty meals for us. Thoroughly recommend booking this tour.
Great day out at a cheap price
, Sep 2020
Thank-you to our lovely tour guide, captain and crew. Enjoyable all day excursion, great value for money.
Lazy day on beautiful river.
, Oct 2019
This was a most enjoyable relaxing trip with plenty to see. The Lake and river cruise was most enjoyable with Dalyan tombs the highlight. Turtle beach was beautiful although turtle sightings are rare.
Excellent day, good price
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed our day thoroughly, an excellent mix of swimming in the sea, ship, food, mud baths, beautiful places, ancient spots, ecotourism (turtles)
The coach was full of people so it...
Asia K
, Nov 2017
The coach was full of people so it is a really popular excursion. The guide was multilingual and on some strange frequency, but he was approachable and friendly that i wasnt bothered about his be fair he was funny at times. sailing across the beautiful Lycian Coast along the Turquoise Sea was really relaxing and fun. Everybody was buying drinks and ordering the crab which seemed like some kind of luxury item.. Lunch was actually included, but there was no fuss if you wanted to eat and drink more. Sailing along the coast was idyllic and the highlight was the rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos founded in the 9th Century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia. Sailing along the the Dalyan Canalo from Koycegiz Lake ti Iztuzu Beach was a gem, leading to the Mud Baths - which is why I actually booked the excursion. The mud is supposed to be really good for your skin because of its sulphuric qualities and I absolutely loved it. I met another guest who helped with what to do instead of bugging the guide or the souveneir photographers. There was mud, drying off, taking a dip, showering and a hot-tub. Then onto Iztuzu beach for swimming , sunbathing and relaxing.. It was a really fun and therapeutic day around other people who were friendly and like vacating. I would do this specific excursion again.
This is an ALL DAY trip! First you...
Caribbean Beach Bum
, Jul 2017
This is an ALL DAY trip! First you board a big boat at the harbour: PLEASE BE AWARE -- NO OUTSIDE FOOD or DRINKS allowed: plan ahead and don't bother to bring them because they WILL be taken away from you, placed in a plastic bag wtih your name on it and given back to you I think when you switch boats to go to Turtle Beach or at the end of the day. So you spend about 1/2 day on the big boat where there is a swimming stop and lunch. Also you might get asked if you would like to purchase the CRAB SNACK for 20TL: I did, but it was just OK, not amazing as was promoted. So will leave that up to you. Once you board the small boat as is seen in the promo pics on Viator, you are first taken to Turtle Beach. NOTE: if you use a beach chair, you will be charged, and there is not always nice spots for putting out your towel on the beach, because it is all TURTLE PROPERTY!! Lol lol lol..... After the beach, you will board your small boat for the trip up the river, where you will see the sites of the area, the old tombs get your zoom lens out!!! and then reach the spot for the mud baths. Go ahead and let the guy take your picture covered in mud and buy it later, because you cannot really take a camera to the location. The smelly sulfur springs is also worth a dip! After that you are transported back to the big boat, where you can now snack and drink all the way back to port. If you are lucky, there might be some light entertainment on board: but I'm not sure it it is a regular feature. HAVE AN AWESOME DAY: GO HAVE FUN!!!!
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