Dalyan River Tour by Boat with Lunch

Altinkum-Didim, Turkey
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Surround yourself with natural beauty on a relaxing river cruise from Dalyan. One of Turkey's most pristine beaches is the destination, with stops at the mud baths and a riverside restaurant en route. Ceren, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Due to the presence of endangered Loggerhead turtles nesting here, Iztuzu Beach is also known as Turtle Beach. The beach was all set to be developed with new resorts in the 1980s, but luckily conservation was prioritised and instead it remains a sanctuary for the endangered turtles. It's a magical spot with very little human interference.' First, we'll meander down the River Dalyan on an eco-friendly boat – which doesn't harm marine life – and have fun smoothing on the anti-ageing clay at the mud baths. Great for glowing skin, it's believed that Cleopatra visited for a pampering soak in the mineral-rich liquid mud. Finish with a dip in the warm sulphur pool before cruising across the river for a freshly prepared lunch of local dishes. Adding a little history and culture to the mix, you'll continue on the riverboat past Lycian Rock Tombs carved into the cliffs, dating back to 400BC. At the point where the river widens into a lagoon, you'll have the chance to spot birdlife before docking at Iztuzu Beach. The 4km sweep of golden sand divides the river from the sea, a natural oasis which is a true haven for wildlife. Sheltered by mountains, the beach shelves gently into a calm bay where an afternoon of pure relaxation beckons. Round off your day with the return river cruise to Dalyan.

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Important info

  • Drinks not included
  • Bring swimwear and sunblock
  • Boat does not have wheelchair access
  • A donation is made to the turtle conservation centre for every guest on the excursion
  • May not be suitable for families with small children due to long transfer time of approximately 3 hours
What's included
Transport. Guide. Boat trips. Lunch
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Explore the River Dalyan on an eco-boat - help protect the ecosystem. Cover yourself in liquid mud with therapeutic properties good for your skin. Enjoy a lunch of freshly prepared local dishes at a riverside restaurant. Lie back and relax on Iztuzu beach – a peaceful sweep of golden sand. Expert guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Dalyan and its nature

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