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Private Daily Dalyan,Iztuzu Beach,Natural Mud Bath,Kaunos Ancient City tour

Private Daily Dalyan,Iztuzu Beach,Natural Mud Bath,Kaunos Ancient City tour

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Private Daily Dalyan,Iztuzu Beach,Natural Mud Bath,Kaunos Ancient City tour

Dalyan is a town on the Dalyan River,just inland from Turkey’s southwest coast.Across the river from town is the ancient ruined city of Kaunos,with Lycian rock tombs and the remains of a theater.Riverboats connect Dalyan with Iztuzu Beach to the south,home to the protected Caretta turtle nesting grounds.To the northwest on the shore of Lake Koycegiz is the village of Sultaniye,known for its thermal mud baths.

Iztuzu Beach(Turtle Beach) is a natural beach with fine golden sand which varies between 5-6 kilometers depending on the shifts in wind and waves that shapes the dunes,draws the boundary between the Dalyan delta and the sea.Iztuzu and the Dalyan Gate is the magnificent final of Koycegiz-Dalyan ecosystem and the place where the Dalyan River meets the Mediterranean.

The Iztuzu Beach is the world’s second beach which preserves its natural beauties.On one side it has the delta’s still,green and fresh water while on the other stretches the crystal-clear blue water of the Mediterranean.The Iztuzu beach that lies as if never touched before actually hosts a very busy life.It is one of the most important mating and spawning areas of the Caretta Caretta type sea turtles on the Mediterranean coast.

Dalyan Rock Tombs Those who visit Dalyan feel themselves enchanted by eternity while photographing the magnificent views of the six rock tombs carved into the limestone cliffs on the other side of the river.The monumental tombs that almost turn into a painting under the yellow light of the spotlights are like doors to antiquity,in which civilization was elevated with reason and artistic creation and opens into eternity by uniting death and immortality.In accordance with the grave culture of antiquity,people of Kaunos were building such spectacular tombs for their kings,nobles and rich people,and they were burying their corpses together with their valuable belongings.The Dalyan Rock Tombs forming the upper row are classified as “temple faced’ tombs,since the fronts of them resemble temples and are dated back to the 4th century BC.

Natural Mud Bath & Sultaniye Hot Spring Sultaniye is situated to the Southwest side of Koycegiz Lake,on the outskirts of Olemez Mountain.The spring consist of hot mineral water that contains radioactive elements and curative mud.A rarely found element Radon,means Sultaniye Hot Springs is a thermal therapy center.The mineral water has a consistent temperature of 40 celsius degree making it curative and soothing for those who have rheumatism problems,joint calcification and muscle exhaustion.The clay mixed with the hot spring water and many minerals is so useful for softening the skin and cleaning.Mud baths are approved by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health.   

Kaunos Ancient City lies on the right hand side of the Dalyan River(Calbis),which connects Koycegiz Lake to the Mediterranean Sea.It is situated on outskirts of Candir Village.Kaunos was once an important port city but the development of Dalyan Delta meant that the area became silted up leaving Kaunos further from the sea.It is known that Kaunos was an independent city and other cities like Psilis(in Sarigerme) and Sultaniye (by the Koycegiz Lake) and other small surrounding towns fell within the Kaunos City boundaries.During the excavations,as well as many architectural monuments,many statues,monies,clay pots,ornaments,candle holders and other figurines were found.                                                                                                     

Koycegiz Lake This large,tranquil maritime lake,full of fish,is fed by fresh water from springs and streams,and by salt water that comes from the nearby sea. The whole area is a protected nature reserve.

Tour Details

Private Daily Dalyan,Iztuzu Beach,Natural Mud Bath,Kaunos Ancient City tour is one of the most preferred tour by our guests who spend their holiday in Fethiye and prefer seeing different points of the beautiful Turkey.

In this daily tour,our guests are travelling on the river and the lake on the same day,discovering the natural and historical beauties and find the swimming opportunity in the sea and in the lake. We are beginning our private tour by taking you from your accommodation with our private Mercedes-Benz vehicles at 08.30 in the morning.

After our journey which will take approximately 1 hour 10 minutes we are coming to the area where our boats are in Dalyan.Here,our guide inform guests about the tour,we depart at 10.30am to our famous İztuzu Beach,which is our first destination.

Our first stop will be Rock Tombs which have reached today from the Lycian civilization.When looking at magnificient Rock Tombs that have survived thousand of years up to now against the cruelty of time,bearing secrets and mystery of history to future,you can’t take your thoughts,as if, the rocks begin to talk.The tombs,shaped by delicately carving on rocks rising at an angle of 80 degrees at many points,are pushing the boundaries of the mind.According to the archaeologists these tombs are a sign of the richness and power of the ancient city of Kaunos.

While continuing our journey through the Lagoon which have full of reeds in the light of information which our guide will provide us and taking photographs in front of rock tombs,our guests can also taste the blue crabs if they want.

You have the chance to see the Caretta Caretta sea turtles in this area,so you need to make sure your cameras are ready to make these moments immortal. It is time our boats arrive to Iztuzu Beach,now you can enjoy 2 hours of swimming break,meet with its crystal clear & deep blue sea,fine sand and the sun of the Aegean.After a two-hour swim break,our boat will take you to our restaurant for introducing you with the delicious cuisine of the southern Aegean.

On the way,while passing among the reeds you have a chance to see the birds,Caretta Caretta turtles and fishes of the natural life.While you are taking your 12 various cold appetizers served on open buffet,upon your preference,chicken or fish with potato chips will be served.If you don’t enjoy fish and chicken,then you can order a vegetable dish and still have a fabulous meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

After visiting the rock tombs and swimming on Iztuzu beach,it is time for the tired body and sun-warmed skin to have a rest and mud bath.We are sure the natural mud bath will be good for you.Please don’t forget to take a photo then our next destination will be the Köyceğiz Lake for a great chance of refreshing. Then we will visit the ancient city of Kaunos and we will come to the end of the tour program,complete the last part of the boat trip and starting our return journey back to Fethiye.

Please note that this private tour has been scheduled for the couples,families and small groups…

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Available days                                                                                                         Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Sunday

Departure time


Return time



Approx.10 hrs.


Transfers,travel insurances,open buffet lunch,non-alcoholic beverages,english speaking driver and guide


Alcoholic beverages,entrance fees of Iztuzu beach,natural mud bath and Kaunos ancient city

What you should take with you

Hat,sunglasses,camera,swimwear,towel,sun cream,slippers,comfortable shoe for ancient city of Kaunos and some cash for extra expenses.

Price (Per Group)

1-2 persons GBP(£)155 or EUR(€)195

3-4 persons GBP(£)165 or EUR(€)205

5-6 persons GBP(£)175 or EUR(€)220

In our all tours,you can remove the parts that are not suitable for your style and reshape the tour to your own tastes along with your wishes.If you prepare your own travel plan and let us know,we will be honored to give you the best service by doing the necessary work over your plan.  


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