8 hours
Duration
No
Accesibility
4+
Age
Yes
Special Diets
APR-OCT
Dates

The Dalyan Rivers and Waterfalls journey begins with a scenic drive through the Liquid Amber Forest. A fantastic day out that will combine wading through cool shallow river, walking in the forest, a delicious fresh lunch in Yuvarlakcay and watching the locals (and quite often your guide!) leap off the top of a waterfall! This is a perfect day in the summer, allowing you to cool off in the clean mountain air.

You will be picked up between 09.00 am and 09.30am from your Hotel or Villa, we will then make our way through the Liquid Amber Forest, where we will have a short stop for photographs. It will take us total 30 minutes to our first stop: Toparlar Waterfall

Toparlar Waterfall: A 15 -30 minute awe-inspiring walk to Eden, depending on the pace, fitness, age of the group

You can’t dive into the Toparlar waterfall pool without a short walk. There’s no parking lot right next to it! (luckily!) Once you leave the ‘parking lot’ behind, it is hard to believe that the main road is so nearby. You instantly are in another world. At some points the walk is quite steep but not unmanageable.

You will have to cross the stream on two different occasions. Not a major issue, but this walk, while short, is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Alternatively, you could make turn this into a light version of canyoning and keep following the stream below instead of the land trails. Regardless, make sure to wear appropriate footwear, as the terrain is slippery and rocky.

After the walk, diving into that pool and swim in the refreshingly crystal clear cool water probably is the most rewarding during high summer. Watching the locals jump into the water from up high, you may even feel brave enough to jump in yourself. If not find the perfect spot on a rock, toes in the water and enjoy some fresh melon whilst watching the brave.

Visiting the waterfall as first stop of the tour both helps with walking as it can get quite hot in the afternoon, but we also avoid the crowded jeep safaris in high season. This way we usually have this little garden of Eden all to ourselves and some individual local visitors, whom company we really enjoy.

After the waterfall, now all down-steep, we will walk back to our minivan. Driving through the mountains taking in fantastic views of Koycegiz Lake  our journey will take about 30 minutes until we stop and you will have a chance to explore the beautiful, natural countryside around the village of Beyobasi.

Yuvarlakcay

The next part of the journey is a scenic trek through the gorge, where waterproof footwear, sneakers that can get wet or sandals are required. Walk will be partly in water, some parts slippery. We will walk to a number of irrigation channels. These channels transport water from the hills down to the local agricultural areas. Here we will lay down in the channels and gently drift back Turkish style through the water. Like a natural waterslide!

Lunch

We have a short, amazingly scenic walk to our tucked away in a forrest Trout Farm Restaurant where we will have lunch. An open buffet of starters, followed by a choice of either fresh trout, chicken, meatballs, slow cooked lamb or stuffed mushrooms. A vegetarian option is also available. Food will be plenty and exceptionally amazing.

Here you will get to enjoy the pools to swim, jump from high swings, watch locals do their shows or join them.

On this trip you will get to enjoy Dalyan Rivers and Waterfalls like locals do.

After our swim, we will have some leisure time, with coffees, teas and we will head back to Dalyan.

*  This trip is NOT suitable for those with any mobility disabilities.
** %50 discount for children under the age of 12
*** This trip is not suitable for children under 4 years old

Things To Know

AVAILABILITY Wednesday
TOUR PRICE £35 pp
TOUR MAX 17 people
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your accommodation
DEPARTURE TIME Collection between 09.00 am and 09.30am
RETURN TIME Approximately 17:00 – 17:30 PM
WHAT TO BRING
Camera,
Hat,
Suitable Shoes or Sandals,
Sunscreen lotion,
Binoculars  (Optional)
Swimwear & Towels (Optional)
INCLUDED
Professional Guide
Complimentary soft drinks
Lunch
Transportation in minivan
NOT INCLUDED Extra beverages purchased throughout the trip

Additional information

Tour ConceptActive, Culture, Food, Nature, Walking

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
July 14, 2016

Rivers and Waterfalls – Where to start on such a magical day.

Volkan picked us up at 9.30am – a short drive through beautiful Turkish countryside to the amber trees that provide medicinal and perfume sap – tried some on a mosquito bite and it worked great.

On to the river walk – I am almost 70 and have a bad hip so had some trepidation about this trip but the whole group were fantastic – if a member of the group struggled everyone helped. We walked upstream, some tricky bits and it was cold, then Volkan said to slow irrigation channels drift back – one look at a young womans face put me off that bit – gather it was icy!!
On to the restaurant – choice of trout(fresh caught) chicken, meatballs and lamb with sides – unbelievably great. There was a swing out to an ice cold pool – if you had the nerve (I did, not the swing i used the ladder to the pool) the water was sooooo refreshing.

Then on to the waterfall – have to admit i nearly gave up getting there the trail is not easy,it is rocky and not easy but if I had not done it this year i would probably never have done it. Once again the group were great , helping each other over hard bits. At the waterfall it was breathtaking – the locals did acrobatic displays that defy belief.

The water was cool and soothing after the heat of the walk and to add to a perfect day Volkan had bought mmelons to slice in the pool to refresh us.

Volkan is the perfect tour guide – knowledgeable, attentive with attention to detail and above all he makes sure everyone is safe,

please check out my other Volkan adventure reviews.

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