Explore the Royal history and the fountain of youth in Dalyan.
You will be collected from your hotel around 09:00 and taken to Marmaris harbour. Our friendly staff will meet you at our boat and we will sail to Dalyan, which will take approximately 1 hour 30 min.
Arriving in Dalyan, you will be served lunch on the boat.After lunch, we will move on to the river boats and sail up the river in a convoy of 10-15 small boats.
Here you will have chance to see the inspiring 4th century BC Lycian rock tombs, carved high in the rocky cliffs. The history of the Royal family who lived here will be told, and it may well remind you of Romeo and Juliet. We will disembark the river boats near the ancient Caunos harbor to wander among the ruins of this great port. The ruins of this ancient port date from Hellenic period (5th century BC), a time when Caunos was a major trade port.
After you have explored the historical side of Dalyan you will then have chance to bathe in the famous mud bath. Ancient stories suggest that the Mud pond is the fountain of youth.
Leaving Dalyan, we will then sail to Turtle Beach where the Caretta-Caretta turtles lay their eggs. We will stay for a break of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. One side of the beach is the saltwater sea, whilst the other side is the fresh water river. Where the sea and the river meet, there is a natural phenomenon of a whirlpool preventing the waters from mixing.
On the sail back to Marmaris feel free to relax and enjoy the journey. Don't forget to bring your camera for this adventure.
- Starting Date: 1 April.
- Days: Everyday.
- Available from: Marmaris, Icmeler, Siteler, Armutalan, Beldibi.
- Price Includes: Transport, Full Insurance, Guide (English, German, Russian speaking), Lunch, Entrance Fees, Boat Trip, River Boat.
- Price Excludes: Drinks.
- Bring along: Swimsuit, Sun cream, Towel, Camera.
- Duration: Full Day.
- Pick up time: Icmeler - 08:30. Siteler - 08:30. Armutalan - 08:45. Marmaris - 08:45.
- Drop off time: Approximately 18:30.
- Please note that all times and locations visited may be subject to change.
How do you arrange our Dalyan Caunos excursion ?
In order to finalise your excursion bookings with us we need to arrange a 15 minute appointment with you at your accommodation on the day you arrive. If you arrive on a night flight then we can arrange an appointment for later in the day.
During the appointment you will meet with our representative who will provide you with detailed information about the excursion. They will also issue your excursion voucher and take payment. On the booking form below; we request your flight details, this is to help us arrange a suitable time for your meeting. We will send you an email confirming the meeting time. The email will also contain our local contact number in resort for you to call if you need to re-arrange the meeting after you arrive.
How do you accept payments ?
Payment is taken on the day of excursion. We are only able to accept cash.