This breathtaking Akkaya Sunset trip is exclusive to Volkan’s Adventures guests. A must for wildlife lovers keen to see the secrets of nature that only we can reveal. The trip will be filled with scenic walks along the river offering ample opportunities for stunning photographs to be taken, relaxing rest at the camp area, a boat ride along the Indus River and a delicious three course evening meal at the Birds Nest Restaurant. The sun set you will witness in the heart of the Valley will bring wildlife into view like you’ve never seen before.
We will pick you up from your accommodation between 12.30pm and 13.00pm and take the 45 minutes scenic drive to Akkaya Valley. Our first stop will be the divine Birds Nests Restaurant. We will spend an hour walking through the botanical gardens and having a drink in one of the nests. The gardens are beautiful and wonderfully cool in the summer. There are plenty of unusual plants for budding gardeners and occasionally squirrels darting through the trees. The walk through the botanical gardens will only take ten minutes but is optional. If you would prefer not to participate the mini bus will take you straight to the restaurant where you can meet with the rest of the group when they arrive.
Next, we will hop back on the bus for a 5 minute drive to the jetty where we will board our private boat for our 30 minute journey along the historic Indus River. Along the way your guide will give you a history of the river and point out the different birds and wildlife. A camera is a must as the valley is breath-taking.
TIP: If you would prefer to visit the Valley earlier on in the day without dinner at the restaurant, our Akkaya Valley Classic trip on a Thursday may be the one for you.
Halfway through the boat ride there is the opportunity to disembark and indulge in a thirty minute river side walk through the forest area which will lead you to the camping area should you so wish. The boat will continue on to the camping area regardless so if you would like to stay on board and enjoy the rest of the river cruise then that is no problem. Walking through the forest is very easy and flat. The path is quite clear but there are some areas that are a little overgrown. Make sure that you have comfortable, sturdy shoes to walk in.
When we reach our destination, we will have plenty of time to swim and relax before catching the boat back to the jetty. There is also the option to hire fishing equipment and canoes if you wish for a small additional charge payable directly to the Valley. Additionally, in Summer 2019 there will be river swings installed in the valley for those who like to take flight before the splash!
Birds Nest Restaurant
Once we have arrived at the jetty the mini bus will be waiting for us and we will drive back to the Birds Nest Restaurant for our evening meal. Freshly prepared by one of the best chefs from Istanbul, enjoy the hot and cold mezes, salads and breads that will be waiting for you while you take your time to peruse through the A La Carte menu. Indulge yourself in fabulous chicken dishes, succulent steaks, homemade meatballs, freshly caught trout, the list is endless! Please note all dishes are included in the price of the trip, however if you would like a T-Bone steak as your main course there will be a 20tl surcharge payable to the restaurant. After enjoying a relaxing dinner we will leave the restaurant at approximately 21.00pm, returning to Dalyan by around 21.40pm