8 hours
Duration
Yes
Accesibility
n/a
Age
Yes
Special Diets
May – Oct
Dates

Akkaya Valley trip from Dalyan is one of our guest’s favourite tours. The valley and Indus River are a nature lovers dream. As you board the boat and pull away from the jetty you pass the dam, up to 30 herons often perch on the edge, taking off like huge pterodactyls in the sky. Then we sweep around the corner to the vision of steep mountains and hundreds of water birds. It will take your breath away.

The valley will be privately reserved for our tours, therefore our guests have the privilege to enjoy their day to fullest.

Akkaya Secret Gardens

Akkaya Valley and Akkaya Secret Gardens are in an idyllic location just a short drive from Dalyan. During the journey you can appreciate beautiful scenery and stunning mountains. First stop is the divine “Birds Nest Restaurant”, situated in botanical gardens called Akkaya Secret Gardens. Take a short walk through the botanical garden. There are ample opportunities for stunning photographs to be taken. You will find lush greenery, ponds, streams, the sound of a waterfall and the breeze rushing through the dense treetops. Spend time enjoying your welcome drink while admiring the beauty of the gardens from your birds nest table in the trees.

There are stables at the restaurant where our guests can visit the Shetland ponies and even ride the horses around the paddock if they wish.

Akkaya Valley and Indus River

We then take a boat up the historic Indus River, to travel deep into Akkaya Valley. During this 45 minutes long boat trip you will be looking out for wild boar, storks, white tailed eagles and other amazing creatures that inhabit the truly unspoilt nature surrounding us. Whilst enjoying the dramatic scenery your tour guide will tell you about the incredible history and geography of the river and the valley.

Our destination is a secluded camp area in the heart of the valley surrounded with Liquidambar and Pine trees. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, then spend time relaxing and swimming in the cool waters of the river. Lunch will be basic, but filling and freshly prepared, due to being in the heart of the valley. You will have main course options of meatballs, chicken, wild trout or vegetarian option served with salad and chips.

There will be the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout and explore the river further by taking a paddle out in one of the canoes for a small extra fee (25 tl per person / per activity). Akkaya Valley trip from Dalyan is a real nature lover’s dream, and a peaceful, relaxing day that you won’t forget. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Important Notice: 

Akkaya valley is a private reserve. The owners charge a substantial entrance fee to enter  meaning that the area is highly controlled and maintained. We will never be in the valley with other tour groups as this day will be reserved privately to our group.  Therefore this entrance fee means that the valley stays a pristine nature reserve with hundreds of water birds on the river.

* %50 discount for children under the age of 12

** Children under 4 years old go FREE

AVAILABILITYMonday
TOUR PRICE£30 pp
TOUR MAX20 people
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONYour Hotel / Villa
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease be ready by 9.00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM.
WHAT TO BRING
Swim wear
Towels
Camera
Hat
Sunscreen lotion
Sun Glasses
A book to read (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
INCLUDED
Professional GuideWelcome drink at Birds Nests
Lunch in the valleyEntrance fee to the valley
Boat tripTransportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Beverages
Extra activities

(Fishing, canoeing, horse riding)

*25 TL pp / per activity with buy 2 get 1 free option

Boat trip deep into Akkaya Valley with Volkan's Adventures
Akkaya Valley Trip Gallery Pics 7
Restaurant in Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens - 2
Botanical Gardens - 1
The Dam
Indian Canoes to explore further
Mules and Donkeys in the Paddock
Swimming and relaxing
Refreshing in the river
Horse Paddock in Secret Gardens
crystal waters of Indus
Canoeing
Sun-beds and rest area
Swimming pool
Fishing Wild Rainbow
Akkaya Secret Gardens
Welcome drinks at Birds Nests Restaurant
Fishing
Lunch
The Camp Area
Boat ride through the valley - 4
Boat ride through the valley - 3
Boat ride through the valley -2
Boat ride through the valley
Indus River and Akkaya Valley
Akkaya Valley Birds Nests
Akkaya Valley Lilly Ponds

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
Sian Gwyn Buckler
March 19, 2016

Volkan’s Adventures are an absolute must if you ever visit Dalyan in this beautiful, very special part of Turkey. The hospitality extended to you is second to none. The prices are unbelievably reasonable, and the company fascinating but not intrusive. After a day with Volkan you will leave feeling more like a member of his wonderful family than a customer…and want to return again and again – just as we have done during our four visits to Dalyan! It is largely due to Volkan and the amazing trips he runs that we now return year after year to this stunning area.

It is wonderful to experience the ‘real’ Turkey, venturing to little gems frequented by locals, soaking in the warmth and friendship of fellow visitors and Turkish people. I love Dalyan. I love Volkan’s Adventures. A perfect combination!

Carole Lowe
March 19, 2016

My Husband and I have known Volkan for 3 yrs and have been on numerous trips in Dalyan with him and his team. The trips are different than the norm and he is very knowledgeable about the places you visit … Our highlights have been Akyaka Slow Town and Akkaya Valley trips. We are so looking forward to more of his great trips which are good value for money when we return yet again to Dalyan in 2016

Sue A
April 25, 2016

We had read on tripadvisor about Volkans trips and although we have visited Dalyan many times, we had not done the Akkaya valley trip and booked the trip as soon as we got to Dalyan, we were not disappointed, Volkan picked us up at our hotel and took us on the most amazing trip, the day was fantastic with horse riding available, canoeing and swimming in the river, Volkan was the perfect guide and made sure the trip was faultless, don’t want people to do this trip incase it becomes too popular, the quite tranquil location is one to treasure and Volkan is the expert in finding places that are so special. We spotted wild boar, fox and fish eagle, perfect for nature lovers.

May 30, 2016

“Crem de la crem”
We arrived at the botanical gardens and ordered a cool drink in the birds nests in the trees. The nests are for visitors to sit in up in the trees. AMAZING!!
We gently drifted down the river whilst taking in the most beautiful scenery. We swam in the crystal blue water with the occassional “hot spring” LOL.
VULCAN is an amazing host who thinks outside the box and takes tourists to places which are exclusive.
His excursions are excellent value for money .
We are returning in June and i am already on his website looking at other excursions we would like to do.in my view VULCAN stands for;
V ulcans
U ndenyable
L ove
C aptivating
A wesome
N atural wonders in DALYAN

GO!!!! GO!!! GO!!!!
YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!!!
SEE YOU SOON XX

July 4, 2016

If you love nature, spectacular scenery, quiet boat trips and swimming in a beautifully clear, refreshing (!) river, having enjoyed a drink in a “bird’s nest” set high in the trees, then this trip is not to be missed.
Like all Volkan’s trips it is just that little bit different and all the more memorable and enjoyable because of this. The Akkaya Valley will stay in your mind long after your visit is over, to be conjured up on those dark and rainy days back home. Go and see for yourselves and store up some lovely memories.

May 2, 2017

Bu kadar güzel bir doğayı Volkan Bey’in sayesinde gördüğümüz için çok mutluyuz. Bu kadar profesyonel olup, bir o kadar da samimi davranıyor olması insanı gerçekten çok mutlu ediyor. Ekibindeki herkes bir o kadar özverili olup kesinlikle laubalilikten uzaklar. Ailenizle beraber gidip, gönül rahatlığıyla Volkan Bey’in turlarına katılabilirsiniz.
Kadir Çebi

May 3, 2017

Tam bir doğa harikası. Mutlaka yaşanması gereken bir tur. Önceden Dalyan denince aklımıza caretta caretta gelirken, artık Volkan’s Adventures’la anacağız Dalyan’ı. Güzel ekip, özverili hizmet, diğer turlardan farklı götürülen yerler. Herşey için çok teşekkürler.
Mehmet Ertürk

May 3, 2017

Dalyan ve çevresindeki bütün köylere bu kadar hakim bir kişinin turuna katılmış olmak kadar güzel bir şey olamaz. Misafirlerine gösterdiği alaka, sunduğu eşsiz lezzetli yemekler, güler yüz, hepsini bir arada yaşamak çok hoştu. Gitmeden kesinlikle bir tura daha katılacağız. Herşey harikaydı. Çok teşekkür ederiz Volkan Bey…
Sami Akdağ

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