11 Hours
All Ages
Special Diets

This tour takes in some beautiful locations across the river that are a little less known to even frequent visitors to Dalyan. Even if you have been to places we will visit, it will probably be a different experience with us, we have some great friends who are waiting with open arms, to give a warm welcome and feed us. We will have many different stops to give you plenty of time to immerse yourself with amazing scenery that surrounds you and you will have many photo opportunities that will reveal yet more secrets of the local area.

The day is all about having a fun relaxing lazy day with beautiful locally sourced food. We start pick up between 09.30 – 10.00 am from your accommodation. We will then head to the ferry crossing opposite Caunos After crossing the river, we will take the short drive to our first stop visit Mehmet at the cultural house. Some of you may remember Volkan visiting on one of his virtual live tours last year. The cultural house is a nomad museum and you will be able to wander around looking at the interesting artefacts, and Mehmet will tell us about the history of Caunos and the nomads.

We will then hop back on the bus to take a 5-minute drive to the old Candir port where the locals moor their fishing boats. The port sits on the edge of Sülüklü Lake, which was once the port of ancient Caunos, and the lifeblood of its economy. Today, it is altogether cut-off from the sea due to the silt and clumps of reed that have covered its entry. From here, you can see some of the old tombs, and there is a purpose built viewing platform where you can take in the magnificent views.

After a short stop here, we will head to a new place opened in 2021, The Candır Resort. This is an extremely special place with definitely one of the best Turkish breakfasts you have ever tried. Whilst enjoying our Brunch you can take in the Magnificent views, surrounded by nature, everything is natural and homemade in this beautiful resort.

After enjoying our feast of a Turkish breakfast/brunch, and exploring the resort premises, we will head to Ekincik beach, along the way there will be opportunities to stop for those all-important photos. Ekincik is a beautiful bay popular with campers and here we will have a base at the Ekincik camping ground, which is right on the beach.  There will be plenty of time to walk the beach, swim, sunbathe, explore or go trekking or just watch the world go by.

After our time here we will  take the scenic journey through the woodland and forests towards Jimmys Island (Akdeniz Camping) where there will be more opportunities to get those selfies. We will arrive at Jimmy`s Island when it’s at its best and always the perfect atmosphere. Here you will have the opportunity to explore, swim,  or if that all sounds like hard work, you can just sit chat and have a few leisurely drinks watching the sunset. Whilst you are enjoying your free time, our magnificent lady chef will be preparing you a lovely dinner. The food will be homemade and cooked fresh for you. The dinner will be cooked in a traditional way just like in a Turkish home, and served in large clay pots. You can take as much as you want, and you will feel as if you are at Turkish family gathering.

After sunset and once everyone has enjoyed their dinner and with your bellys’ full, we will head back to Dalyan and take the Sultaniye ferry back over the river arriving back at your accommodation around 8.30pm depending on the season. A relaxing lazy day where you will sample amazing local food, create beautiful memories and make new friends.

  • 50% discount for children under 12 years old
  • Children under 4 years old go free

Things To Know

TOUR MAX17 people
DEPARTURE TIME09.30 – 10.00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 21.30 PM
Suitable Shoes or Sandals,
Sunscreen lotion,
Binoculars  (Optional)
Swimwear & Towels (Optional)
Professional Guide
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Complimentary Drinks
Standup paddle boards
Transportation in Minicoach
Extra beverages purchased throughout the trip

Additional information

Ticket typeAdult, Child, Infant
Tour ConceptBeaches, Culture, Food, History, Nature, Swimming

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
April 16, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. The team at Volkan’s Adventures went out of their way to make this unique and special. I’ve been dying to see this side of Dalyan and experience a trip which was a little bit different. I learnt so much about the culture and history of the area, had a great laugh and went to places you’d not see on other tours. The ‘secret’ restaurant for brunch was amazing – one of many high points. If you want something different with a team who really know their stuff and go the extra mile, do this. And thanks for showing me the right way to do a selfie! See you in July!

June 19, 2022

What a wonderful way to discover a different side of Dalyan, the unspoilt places off the tourist track. Having visited Dalyan many times it was so nice to see the delta from another view and visit places we never knew existed. A tour not to be missed.

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