Turtle Watch: Witness nature’s true phenomenon, the Dalyan Delta, one of the last nesting grounds of the endangered loggerhead turtle. On your tour of this fully protected area, you will get up close to amazing freshwater turtles and be awe-inspired by lush scenery and pristine coastline.
A visit to the Dalyan Delta is a must for nature lovers! This enchanting southwest corner of Turkey has around 180 different species of birds and 3 types of freshwater turtle as well as crystal clear waters, sparkling beaches and spectacular landscape. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera at the ready as your expert guide takes you on a journey of a lifetime.
This beautiful area of Turkey’s coast is famous for the world’s largest hard-shell turtle – the loggerhead sea turtle (also known as Caretta caretta in Turkish). These incredible creatures can grow up to 100cm long and weigh as much as 80kg as adults. During this fascinating tour you will visit the idyllic Iztuzu Beach, where on several kilometres of soft golden sands you can watch how these majestic creatures interact in their natural habitat. Between May and September look out for evidence in the sand of baby turtles, which have hatched and made their arduous first journey into the sea during the night. Your tour also includes a trip to the Turtle rescue centre. Here you will learn more about these graceful creatures, observe turtles that are being nursed back to health to be released into the wild again, and if you’re lucky some baby turtles.
This is an unforgettable experience and opportunity to see one of nature’s most impressive creations that should not be missed by anyone visiting this part of Turkey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.
Start/opening time: 8.45am.
End/closing time: 6pm.