Koycegiz is a small hamlet located at about 45 minutes drive from Marmaris. During this special excursion, you will have the opportunity to visit koycegiz lake, sultaniye mud baths, temple tombs and the famous Dalyan Turtle beach.
Dalyan (Turtle Beach) & Koycegiz Lake excursion is very popular among our guests. There are a lot of things to do during this excursion. The breathtaking Koycegiz Lake in between Dalyan and Marmaris is a notable attraction. You will take a boat ride through the lake of Koycegiz and pay a visit to the Mud Baths at Sultaniye. The hot spring waters mixed with minerals such as sulfur and mud are great fun.
The trip begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 08:30 am in the morning and ends up with a drop-off to your hotel at around 18:00 pm in the evening. The bus drive from Marmaris to Koycegiz village will take around 45 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will be transfered to river boats and cross the famous Koycegiz lake to arrive to Sultaniye mud baths. The thermal springs, mud baths and the hot spring baths are known to provide you with some secret health benefits. Your friends or family accompanying you will have a great time playing in the mud baths here. After you are filled with all this fun, you are offered a specially cooked local cuisine for your lunch on the boat. The boat then moves along the pristine surroundings and reach the shore. On the way you can see the ancient Rock Tombs at the city site of Caunos, while you are watchig the Temple Tombs your tour guide will reveal you several legends and stories associated with this enchanting place.
Then you move on your boat to the Turtle Beach (Iztuzu beach) facing the Mediterranean Sea. You can swim in the fresh water lake just beside the beach and if you are lucky enough, you can see turtles moving around the beach. The entire Marmaris Turtle Beach Tour moves across nature’s most pristine environment. The pick-up from the hotel, meals, entrance fees, river boats and guidance services are all included in the trip fee. Do not forget to bring your camera and click those pleasant moments as memoirs of your trip and share them with your friends.
Koycegiz is a cute touristic town famous with it's beautiful tectonic lake. Double-decked boats sail through beautiful lake and offers best possible combination of green & blue color. Being on this tranquil lake gives you mixture of rare feelings you possibly haven't felt for long. Koycegiz lake is 5200 hectares which makes it one of the vastest lake of Aegean region. This smooth lake is fed by Dalaman River and thermal springs offers life to many endemic flora and fauna such as loggerhead turtles, nile turtles, kingfishers, egrets, pine and sweetgum forests.
Playing among the mud baths in Dalyan is great fun. Some say that you will feel ten years younger after visitng these mud baths. It is believed that taking a mud bath here, gives you some health benefits. Don’t worry !!! there are shower facilities nearby where you can clean-off all the mud on you before leaving from here.
The Iztuzu beach is popularly known as the ‘Turtle Beach with Golden Sands’. This 7 km long stretch of shoreline is one of the last breeding ground for the extinct Loggerhead Caretta Caretta Sea Turtles. This very special beach stands right between the lake (freshwater) and Sea (salty water).
During you sail from Koycegiz lake to Turtle beach, you will come across the famous temple tombs of the ancient city Caunos. We will stop right infront of these ancient tombs. While you are taking your pictures, your tour guide will explain you the history of these ancient graves dating back to 4th Cent BC.
We searched on the internet and we had the the best deals for excursions from Mares Travel. We had done lots of tours with Mares Travel, but the Dalyan tour from Marmaris was the best among all others . It was a great day out , we had a lovely boat trip in Dalyan , nature was really fascinating. I highly recommend Marmaris Dalyan Excursion to any body.
We had a lovely slow boat ride from Mamaris to Dalyan takes a couple of hours, the turtle beach and the mud bath was fun but be warned it stinks , so you better dont wear your best swimwear because you will be throwing it in the bin when you get back. Also the hot spring baths next to it was very pleasant and there are outside showers , so be sure to get a good wash before you leave the place.
We booked Dalyan & Koycegiz Lake trip online, which offered fantastic views and lots of wildlife. Koycegiz lake is a breathtaking place, made lots of pictures. This trip is a must, a relaxing day and lots to see.
If you are going to do a trip, this is a must seeing number one. The koycegiz lake, tombs, mud baths and the turtle beach are fantastic places to visit. A great day out !!! You will not be disappointed.
A great day it was, better the boat trip i have been 3 years ago. The lake was amazing , i have taken the best pictures of my life. Good fun in mud baths :-)) You must definitely put this tour on your do list.
I recently spent a week in Marmaris – Turkey. I was astonished by the beauty of the natural environment and the exceptional friendliness of the people. Especially the staff at Mares Travel agency. My intinal contact was Cem/Gem, who was incrediblely hard working, friendly , helpful and full of smiles. Myself and a friend booked this excursion as our second out 0f 6 excursions with Mares. Mates were by fare the cheapest, but of exceptional quality., I looked around.
We were picked up on time, a driven to the boat through parts of Turkey I had never seen and arrived promptly at our beautiful traditional boat. Our rep was Mehmet (Bob!), he was absolutely amazing and I was lucky enough to have him as my rep on other trips. Mehmet was friendly, fun, enthusiastic (I am English, so to much enthusiasm can be annoying, not Mehmet he was fabulous!) he was excellent, knowledgeable and very through.
The trip itself was breathtaking, across stunning lakes and open rivers. It was the tip of paradise. Mehmet was full of knowledge and on hand for any queries. We past the Lycian Monuments, went to the mud bath , then to Turtle beach, saw a blue crap and a baby turtle, fished! Then back to port. It was incredible.
I highly recommend the tour, the travel agency and Turkey. Myself and friend were two lone female travellers and often travelled alone. We felt safe and looked after at every point of our trip. Thank you Mehmet, Cem/Gem and all the staff at Mares for a truly memorable and amazing holiday. Akosua xxxx
This trip was such good value. We were out for all day and had a nice lunch on the boat. We took a lovely boat cruise through the lake and the river – which was glorious! We also visited mud baths. They were very smelly – but very enjoyable.
In Marmaris, you will see a lot of street agents offering day trips to Dalyan. Skip these deals and go to Dalyan – Koycegiz Lake. We really enjoyed this trip with Mares Travel, lovely unspoiled river, lovely mud baths and a lovely beach. The scenery was magnificent & we have seen a lot of Turtles. Thank you people.
Lovely day trip. We have seen big turtle which was magnificent. Mud baths and thermal pools have very specific smell but is well worth the experience. Beach was beautiful. We have seen big turtle which was magnificent. As well ancient tombs were incredible to see. Lovely day trip overall. Mare Travel always on time and very responsive if any queries arises. Thank you!
This trip was good and you see slot. The downside was the English speaking wasnt great but she tried her best and had a lot to do.
Lunch was fab and we truly enjoyed it.
This trip was truly amazing. Mares travel prices are probably the best in the market. I went to Dalyan by bus and the views were breathtaking. Our first top was Koycegiz lake which was picturesque and serene. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. After the lake we enjoyed the mud baths and hot springs in Dalyan. Lunch then through the river via the Lycian tombs to turtle beach. All locations were fabulous. Really good day and worth every penny.