If you fancy a change of scenery one evening, then this private tour will have you covered. You'll explore the famed Dalyan Delta – visiting the turtle rescue centre, Iztuzu Beach and seeing the Lycian Tombs on an evening boat trip.The Dalyan Delta is known for its lush landscape, traditional towns and wildlife – all of which you'll see under the twinkle of dusk on this excursion. First up will be a stop at the turtle rescue centre followed by some free time at Iztuzu Beach, where loggerhead turtles come and nest every year.Then, explore the market town of Dalyan while you work up an appetite for dinner, which will be served at a riverside restaurant. And to end the evening you'll take a tranquil boat ride for a look at the Lycian tombs carved into the rock face thousands of years ago.
Set sail in a traditional Turkish gullet boat and navigate around Fethiye's broad bay, scattered with pretty islands. And this is no ordinary cruise – it's a private cruise around the Aegean Sea reserved exclusively for you and your party. Enjoy unlimited soft drinks as you sail to swim stops and snorkel spots like the aptly named Aquarium Bay.
Why not squeeze the last bit of fun from your holiday if you have an evening flight. After pick-up from your hotel, we'll head to the coastal village of Gocek. Check out the marina and the setting in a bay sheltered by pine-clad headlands. There's a scenic drive to the Secret Valley next. Here, you'll hop onto a wooden boat for a boat trip. You'll then have a few hours to relax and swim in the clear waters of the lake. Lunch in a restaurant is included, too. Then, in the early afternoon, we'll head to a 4* hotel where you can freshen up before transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Pamukkale is one of Mother Nature's masterpieces. The name means Cotton Castle, and it's a spectacle of water-filled terraces cascading down a hill. On this private tour, you'll enjoy a dip in a thermal pool and then explore Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Admire the Theatre and Pluto's Gate among other sights. Plus, there's a Turkish lunch in Akkoy.
The River Xanthos area has been the scene of action since ancient times – and the fun just keeps on coming with this excursion. Your first stop is Zorlar. The village's Ottoman-style houses epitomise old Turkey. After trundling through fruit groves, you'll enjoy lunch by the river at Saklikent Gorge Restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll have the option of going river tubing for a small extra charge. After being briefed and donning a life jacket, you'll settle on a rubber ring to float down the river for a couple of miles. If you're a landlubber, you can stay in the 4x4, meeting the rafters further downstream.
Daytime in Turkey can be scorching, so this tour saves the exploring for the evening, when things have cooled down a bit. Kick off with a sunset cruise – heading away from Fethiye harbour, you'll sail past tiny islands and hidden coves as the sun melts below the horizon. Back in town, you'll have time to meander through the cobbled streets of Fethiye's old town, where you'll find lots of little shops and stalls, plus plenty of dinner spots serving Turkish specialities and fresh seafood.
This private tour shines the spotlight on Kayakoy, one of the best-preserved ghost villages in Turkey. Abandoned nearly 100 years ago, there's something eerily atmospheric about the crumbling houses and churches. There's also a visit to the Butterfly Valley hamlet of Faralya, a landscape of deep gorges, pine forests and fruit orchards.We kick off with a drive to Faralya. It's locally known as the ‘village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley', which says everything you need to know about its location. The mosque's minaret is a great selfie backdrop. Then it's on to the star of the show – Kayakoy.Draped over a hillside, its was abandoned by Greeks, fleeing war in the 1920s. Meander through silent streets that once rang with voices. Peek into roofless stone houses as your guide explains their tiered designs, and the tiny chapels and little school. And see the empty basilica, with its faded frescoes and mosaics. Eerie yet fascinating. There's also a farm visit, too.
This tour's called wet and wild for a reason. Your action-packed day kicks off with an adventure to Gizlikent Selalesi, just inland from Fethiye, where after a short walk along the gorge you'll reach a waterfall that flows over the edge into natural pools. Take a dip, then have lunch on a scenic terrace before continuing the tour. Plunge into a mud pool and cover yourself head to toe in the famous age-defying mud. You'll travel back in time at the ancient ruins of Xanthos and Leton before some free time chilling out on the long ribbon of sand at Patara Beach.
Rhodes is almost a stone's throw from Turkey and with its whitewashed villages and rich medieval castles, makes for a great daytrip. The town is packed with attraction – with its picturesque harbour, new town and walled old quarter built by the Knights of St John. Tick through sights including the Street of the Knights, the vast Palace of the Grand Masters and 15th century Hospital of the Knights. Once you're done with history, explore the cobbled passageways – they're filled with fountains, churches and shops selling local handicrafts and delicacies.
If you're after a great night out, then Talk of the Town takes some beating. A musical drag show focused firmly on laughs, it begins as we whisk you to the theatre. Take a seat in the cabaret room and you're served a chicken and chips dinner. Then it's showtime. As the music strikes up, you'll be entertained with song-and-dance numbers belted out by dolled-up drag artistes. Cue extravagant feathers, sequined frocks and a hit parade of pop and show tune classics. And to round things off, we'll drive you back to your resort once everything's over, so you can really enjoy the night.
Dalyan is Turkey at its purest. Glide down the River Dalyan on a wildlife-friendly eco-boat, pausing for a few photos of classical Lycian Tombs. Carved into cliffs above the river, they date from about 400 BC. Continue cruising before alighting to hop onto a tractor for a ride to the ruins of ancient Kaunos to learn about its fascinating history. Next, feast on a locally sourced lunch at a riverside restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll cruise downriver to Iztuzu beach. It's a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead turtles. Enjoy free time before sailing back to Dalyan.
For a night out that's got style mixed with plenty of glitz and glam, then this is an opportunity that'll get you straight into the holiday mood. The Glamour cabaret show is bound to liven up your holiday in Fethiye. You're in for a fun and fiercely good evening – with plenty of sequins thrown in for good measure. Dinner will be served before the glamorous lot will come out, all dressed to the nines and ready to impress. Expect comedy, dancing, singing and plenty of hilarity.
Fancy taking the plunge and discovering Turkey's underwater world? Then this scuba diving trip off Fethiye is ideal. It caters for complete beginners, seasoned pros and everyone in between. You'll get to go on two dives in the waters off Fethiye. There are reefs, tunnels and shipwrecks to explore. Depending on conditions and your experience, your instructors will chose the best location for the dives. Discover exotic marine life, feed the fish, and explore this colourful world in warm, crystal-clear waters. If diving isn't for you, you can still join your partner but simply spend the day sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling.
This tour shines the spotlight on Kayakoy, one of the best-preserved ghost villages in Turkey, and the Butterfly Valley hamlet of Faralya. We kick off with a drive to Faralya. It's locally known as the ‘village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley', which says everything you need to know about its location. Then it's on to the star of the show – Kayakoy. Meander through silent streets that once rang with voices. Peek into roofless stone houses as your guide explains their tiered designs. And see the empty basilica, with its faded frescos and mosaics. There's also a farm visit, too.
Trek along Turkey's most popular hiking trail with this morning walking tour. Set against a backdrop of pine-cloaked mountains, forests and fruit orchards, the Lycian Way takes you on a trail by the blue bays of Olu Deniz, the clifftop village of Faralya, and Butterfly Valley – a canyon home to a rainbow-variety of butterfly.
Famous for its exotic bazaars, Turkey knows a thing or two about shopping. First up is a Turkish Delight factory, where you'll see how this famous sugar-dusted sweet is made. Next stop is a weekly market. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the Fethiye Gold Centre to bag some artistic Turkish gold jewellery. With your shopping spree over, it's then time for something more relaxing. Jump on a boat and enjoy the views as you glide gently around the 12 islands in Fethiye Bay. Call at a hidden bay, watch for dolphins and maybe take a swim in the sea.
If you've never tried a hammam – a Turkish bath – before you're in for a bit of a surprise. First things first, we'll drive you to a traditional bath centre. Once you're here you'll change into your swimwear in a cubicle and head for the hammam – essentially a steam room – wrapped in a towel. Relax into the warm steam as it softens your skin and eases out the toxins. Next, you'll lie on a heated marble slab where you'll be given an exfoliating body scrub and a massage in olive oil soap. Once you've had time to cool off, you'll leave feeling wonderfully fresh and relaxed.
This VIP adults-only day at sea gives you the perfect excuse to unwind. As you sail out of Fethiye harbour, you can spread out on the deck as you sail across the Aegean Sea. Your captain will drop anchor at secluded bays along the way and it's up to you whether you jump in or carry on soaking up the sun. When we reach the second bay, the crew will prepare a fresh lunch. Plus there's unlimited water, beer, wine and soft drinks included, too. You'll round off with visits to two more bays in the afternoon and with a break for tea and coffee.
There are some wonderfully remote and mountainous spots only a short drive from Fethiye. Drive through amazing mountainous scenery before boarding your traditional wooden river craft. Cruise lazily along the placid waters of Secret Valley, soaking up the views and bird calls, before stopping at a sandy beach. Relax on the soft sands and swim in the refreshing lake waters and work up an appetite for your local lunch. The afternoon will take back to port, before heading on to the beautiful seaside town of Gocek – where you'll have plenty of time to explore the marinas, cafés and boutiques.
This private tour shows off the Saklikent Gorge in all its glory. But first, you'll swing by the ruins of Tlos, which stretch from the Lycian to Ottoman periods. After lunch at a restaurant by the Gizlikent Selalesi waterfall, head to the gorge. Wander along waterside walkways, peer over bridges and paddle through the shallow river bubbling through the canyon.