Our Dalyan Horse Riding trip is a perfect way to experience the villages and countryside around Dalyan. On horseback you will be able to see so much more. Venture into pomegranate and orange groves. Glimpse the rural village life and experience a tasty authentic Turkish lunch. Because this is a private tour you can decide on the time and route of your hack. Mountain views or through the forests.
Dalyan Horse Riding is an all day tour which begins when we collect you from your hotel or villa at 9.00am.
All of the horses used on our Dalyan Horse Riding are Turkish Rahvan Horses. The West Black Sea Rahvan Horse (Rahvan for short) comes from Turkey. The breed is at least 800 years old. Rahvan is the Turkish word used to describe the quick walking gait.
The Rahvan breed has been bred specifically to carry this gait at high speeds for racing & is fast across all gaits. Their original bloodlines come from a cross between the Anadolu & the Canik blood.
They are small in size but very strong to be able to climb hills and cross creeks. They carry their head & tail high when traveling, reminiscent of Arabic breeds.
The horses are trained in western style riding. You ride with one hand instead of two hands compared to English style riding. There is no need for experience due to the style of riding and well trained horses. The trainer will be guiding the horses at all times. Anyone over 4 years of age can join this trip.
Our stables are situated in Eskikoy, a short drive in the minibus. From Eskikoy, we will take the countryside paths, climbing up to a hill where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Dalyan Delta.
After a short break we will make our way towards Tepearasi Village. Here you will see the protected Liquidambar forests. Liquidamber trees are very rare and endemic to this area. The forest is a designated Special Environmental Protected Area (SEPA).
We will have a lunch in a small Turkish village and will be guests with one of the families. Experience local culture and food while looking around the families small holding.
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Following this we will head towards Koycegiz Lake where we will take you to a beautiful spot with magnificent, breathtaking views. We will then head back to Eskikoy. You will be driven back to your accommodation at approximately 17.00pm.
For another totally unique horse riding experience, our Sunset Horse Safari trip will offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to view Dalyan and the surrounding areas from a hill top perspective – simply stunning.