Our unwavering commitment to give you an experience of a life time on your Dalyan Turtle Hospital Tour still stands and we sincerely hope that this experience will make you also decide to permanently move to live in this exceptional place. Just as many other tourists have done.
Our tour starts off to Dalyan from your comfortable lodge in Ölüdeniz / Fethiye with a half hour bus ride. The bus takes us through breathtaking forests filled with pine and frankincense trees. From the scenic road route on the way to Dalyan, you can to catch a view of Sülüngür Lake.
In Dalyan, we board boats that take us to our fist stop, where Dalyan and Köyceğiz Lake joins, for 10 minutes of information about Koycegiz Lake and its interesting history. After Köyceğiz Lake stop we take a short cruise to the Mud Bath (Sultaniye) by the lake. Among the other baths in the area, this mud bath is said to be the best, being the oldest and the most active one for thousands of years as way back as the Lycian era. There are several hot spring pools all of which smell sulphur heavily. The Sultaniye Mud Bath has amazing healing powers that actually cure ailments. Well, this you would find out because you sure will feel rejuvenated, your skin will feel and look smoother and it will definitely soothe you as you will literally shed toxins.
After our stop at the Mud Bath we take you to our restaurant, where there is an open buffet lunch provided for you, at the waterfront in front of the village. You get to make choices and taste of as many great sea foods since this is what Dalyan (meaning “fish farm”) is known for. We pride ourselves in serving the highest quality foods unlike other tour operators / providers that dramatically compromise quality for the sake of offering cheaper prices.
After the lunch break we board our boats back through a network of channels. On our way to Turtle Beach you will be amazed at the sight of the Lycian Rock Tombs (or King Tombs) – the remains of the antique trading city of Kaunos, where we have a brief stop to learn more about their history.
Our popular Dalyan Turtle Hospital Tour has now one additional stop before the Turtle Beach: the Turtle Hospital. If you already don’t know, Dalyan is one of the very few breeding grounds of the endangered Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle), and a Turtle Hospital was established several years ago in Iztuzu (located 200 metres to the Turtle Beach) so as to attend to these majestic creatures in cases when they are injured by commercial fishing boats or natural causes. During this stop of our tour you will have the chance to see how this hospital operates and Caretta caretta are taken care of. Most travel agencies do not include this place in their tours, so this is a rare chance for you to see the Turtle Hospital.
From our visit to Kaunos, we sail down the river for another fascinating sight awaiting you on the Turtle Beach (Iztuzu Beach) in Dalyan. It is a marine turtle, namely Caretta caretta (i.e. loggerhead sea turtle), which is the world’s second largest hard-shelled turtle. Although evidence is lacking, it is believed to have existed and have been breeding in the area for about 40 million years. You would do well to get your cameras ready at this point because you just might have the chance to take some photos of this historic wonder.
Whether you are going on a romantic get away with your spouse or looking to having a family vacation, a personal get away from work stress, to get your natural body balance and free your mind, Dalyan, with friendly climate, great variety of food, awesome natural and historical scenery and warmth, is definitely a place to visit on your summer vacation, and our Dalyan Tour is the best opportunity for you to enjoy the beauties of Dalyan this summer.
Get Up & Go Tours has warm, patient and hospitable tour guides; who answer your questions and guarantee you an experience of a lifetime at Dalyan Turtle Hospital Tour. We are committed to it and we deliver on our every word to give you an unforgettable experience.
How’s this tour going?
07:45 – 09:00 : Pick up from Hotel / Apartment
09:05 – 10:05 : Travelling to Dalyan
10:05 – 10:20 : Need break at Leyley cafe
10:20 – 10:30 : Arrive Dalyan & transfer to boat
10:30 – 11:15 : Going to mud baths by boat at Koycegiz Lake (Our guide gives information about the lake.)
11:20 – 12:20 : Break in mud bath (sulphur mud bath, hot water pool, swimming by the lake)
13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch at the lake restaurant
14:05 – 14:45 : Boat ride in the river & information about King Tombs
15:00 – 15:30 : Bus journey to Iztuzu Beach. (Turtle Hospital is located here.)
15:30 – 17:45 : Visiting the Turtle Hospital and swimming break at Iztuzu Beach
17:50 – 19:00 : Return to Fethiye
19:00 – 19:45 : Drop Off to Hotel / Apartment
Visit the healing mud pools of famous Dalyan
Have fun in the mud pool with our guide
Rejuvenate yourself in the sulphur pool.
Learn about Caunos King Tombs
Take a perfect trip through the reeds
See the Caretta Carettas at the Turtle Hospital.
Swim at Iztuzu beach, relax and enjoy the beach.
More About Dalyan Turtle Hospital Tour
Days: Only Thursday and Saturday.
Pick-up Locations & Times: Likya World – 07:45, Ölüdeniz – 08:00, Hisarönü – 08:30, Fethiye – 08:30, Çalış – 09:00.
Pick-up Drop off Times: 18:45 – 19:45
Includes: English spoken guide, transportations, mud bath entry fee, boat trip, open buffet lunch.
Extras: Turtle Beach entry fee (3 TL) and drinks.
Needs to Bring: Swimwear and towels