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!
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
|TOUR PRICE||£30 pp|
|TOUR MAX||20 people|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel / Villa|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be ready by 9.00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM.|
|WHAT TO BRING|
A book to read (optional)