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Can you visit Dalyan from OD and if so how long does it take and does anyone recommend it. Thanks

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Yes, there are a few options.

It takes about 90 minutes to drive by car, and a bit longer by coach

Organised day trips with boat trip on the river with a visit to Turtle beach and to mud baths are about £15-18 each with a meal, One of our favourites as it is very relaxing.

Its a long day and the bus trip can be tiring, and there is the usual visit to a carpet/gold factory.

Or you can do a car hire and do the beach etc on your own, hire a private boat once there and do your own route, if there are 4 of you it will not be much more expensive.

Or you can hope on a Dolmus (local transport) into Fethiye and get a coach or Dolmus to Dalyan, but it does mean a few changes and may be some waiting about time.

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Thanks FF for your early reply.

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We did the Dalyan trip (booked with Focus, £17 each) on our last day in Olu Deniz recently, and really recommend it.

Cruising down the Dalyan river was very relaxing and there is lots to see. Saw Caretta Caretta (big turtles) up close which was amazing, Lycian ruins, got to taste Blue Crab, and sulphur pool/mud bath were included. The guides and captain were very informative and friendly. You could buy drinks on the boat for what I personally consider not unreasonable prices (3 lira soft drinks, 4 lira beer) and buffet lunch was included in the price.

Yes, there was the obligatory stop at a market on the way and a jewellery shop on the way home, but to be fair they were only 15 min stops and there was always a cafe etc so you didn't have to go in to the places if you didn't fancy it.

The only part I guess we found a little disappointing was the mud bath, as we imagined it to be a little more natural and open. It is very busy and we were crammed in there with loads of other people, trying not to fall over. This is probably not helped by us going at the height of the tourist season but it is worth knowing. I imagine there are other less congested mud baths in this part of Turkey?

Anyway, that is a minor niggle, the mud bath was still lots of fun and the dip in the sulphur pool was lovely. All in all a long day but great fun and we recommend visiting Dalyan one way or another.

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Hi sunseeker,

you say you did this trip on the last day, did it include a transfer to the airport on the way back? Thompson are offering this trip, but it is more expensive (obviously).


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What are the times of the trip?

Our flight coming home doesnt leave until 2:15 in the morning! So we dont really want to be sitting around all day waiting!

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