Dalyan Discovery: Come and discover the wonders of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast at Dalyan, a region filled with beauty and curiosities. Dalyan is in fact such an attractive area it has seen people as famous as Robbie Williams, Sting or Dustin Hoffman stroll round its beaches.
Your first stop is at the mud pools that are strewn along the Dalyan River. You get there by boat, so first you’ll enjoy a pleasant sail through the river’s stunning entourage. Once at the pools, frolic in their soft muds to absorb all their therapeutic properties. They have been used as healing sites since as far back as ancient Hellenistic times. After you’re completely smeared with the sulphur-rich ooze, rinse it off in the warm thermal springs, a genuinely soothing experience. Not only is the process bags of fun, it might even take ten years off your skin.
After you hop back onto the boat, enjoy a pleasant lunch on board. Filled to your hearts content, you can now proceed to soar past the Lycian tombs. These amazing royal tombs were carved into the abrupt cliffs that surround the river around the year 400bC.
Your final stop is Iztuzu Beach, a paradisiacal strand where you will come across a very curious creature indeed. The Caretta-caretta, also known as loggerhead turtles, is an endangered species that makes its home in this protected area. After sailing through the river’s mouth and docking at this golden beach, wrap up your day relaxing for two hours and taking a swim in the crystalline Mediterranean.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.
Duration: Full day.
Start/opening time: 6.30am.
End/closing time: 8.30pm.