once again the highlights of our trip to Turkey centred around Volkans trips. We had been worried that the Medicaine Zorba would have meant cancelling our trip to Akkaya Valley but off we went. A beautiful drive to the Birds Nest Restaurant, unfortunately the steps to the upper seating areas were deemed unsafe due to the torrential rain, that however did not detract from the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, and a very welcome apple tea. If the steps are too much for you, and there are a few quite steep ones, you can stay on the bus and catch up with the group for the drink.
Then it was off to river for a truly relaxing trip, great company and the guide Murat is lovely. Once the boat moored up at the camping grounds it was time for a drink at the well stocked bar!, and a play with the resident kitten. Time then to relax on the sun loungers or you can hire a pedal on or fish if you want to. This trip because of the storm it was a little cold for swimming!
Lunch was beautiful, hubby and I had trout and it was amazing. Congratulations to the chef. On a normal day the group would have stayed here longer BUT we had the thunder and lightening, believe me you haven’t lived until you take a boat down the river in a storm, but the group were amazing, as are all the people on Volkans tours – he has a knack for picking the best.
All in all I would not have missed it for the world.
10 out of 10 Volkan!! You are a star.
One of Volkan’s new tours and we decided to give it a whirl as it seemed to be our sort of low key trip. Volkan’s at 6.30pm to meet up with the group, a nice number of 14, all friendly and as is always with Volkan’s tours, chatty and happy. Lovely trip, brilliant selection of wines, and food. Volkan as always was prolific in his knowledge of the wines available, and the history of Turkish wine-making. Red wine is not our favourite so we stuck to whites and rose, but the others on the tour said it was delicious. Lots of laughter, and nice snuggly blankets offered on the boat since there was a chill in the air. Great for star-gazing.
Finished up at the Jazz Bar with a gang off the boat, dancing and shots, a thoroghly enjoyable experience to be repeated next year!!!
This is the second time we have done this trip, the day was lovely and peaceful, the birds nest restaurant food was superb, Lisa and Murat are more like friends than guides, a camera is a must as you may see wild boar and eagles as we did, also it’s worth walking part of the way back to see some extra wildlife sights.
We were on the same trip with Sandra mc sorley and can only repeat what Sandra has already said, the whole day was fantastic, we did this trip last year and will do it again when we return next June, the Georgian pie is to die for, she you gat to the beach you must try the zip wire, our guide Ahmet was full of good information all through the day, this is a must do trip.
The boat and crew are delightful. Excellent food. Yoga instructor is experience and gave us lots of confidence. Beautiful location and falling in is fun. Definitely give it a go!
We were collected from our home right on time by our lovely, friendly guide Ahmet. After a short drive we were taken to The Blue Thermal lagoon where everyone had a swim in the beautiful but smelly thermal waters and some had fun covering themselves with mud. We had some refreshshing water melon before we were back on the bus to the quaint Alevi village of Fevziye where we were met by a lovely family and invited into their home for lunch. While we were sat in a traditional kosk we ate the most amazing home cooked traditional food and drinks and were given some great information by Ahmet on the Alevi culture. We then went on to have some sunbathing time at the secluded Asi bay where if you were brave enough you could zip wire over the bay. Then it was off into the mountain through the pine trees, passing very old cemeteries to the Sunset Restaurant where we were treated to their homemade Georgian pie. The setting was beautiful with a fantastic view. Finally we meandered up to the top of Radar mountain where we had the most breathtaking views of the Dalyan Delta, Sulguner Lake and the 7km long Iztuzu beach. In all we spent the most amazing day with Ahmet who gave us some great information along the way……definitely another 5 day out with Volkans Adventures. Again I would thoroughly recommend this trip. P.S. don’t forget your camera and go on an empty tummy as the food was amazing!!
Went on this tour myself and felt a little worried about being on my own. Well how wrong was I, from the minute I boarded the boat I was met with a very warm welcome from the guide Ahmet and all others on board. We had the most leisurely trip along the Dalyan river and then it opened up into the lake. The views were beautiful, the water was so calm and we were the only boat on the river it was quiet and peaceful. Everyone had fun at the thermal spa and mud baths and we had some lovely swim breaks around the lake. When in Koycegiz Ahmet took us for some amazing ice-cream and we had time to explore the town. Back on board we had a fantastic BBQ lunch where there was plenty of food to choose from. All in all I had the most amazing day with fantastic people. A fantastic 5 star day out which I would thoroughly recommend. Thanks Volkan and the team. X
I know from previous trips to Dalyan what a great reputation Volkan’s has. Having just booked and paid via Paypal, I just wanted to share what fantastic communication and super quick responses I received from Lisa. Rarely do you ever experience customer service this good. Thanks Lisa and I look forward to two wonderful trips in July.
Great chance to try locally grown or prepared fresh market foods that give just a taste of what the region has to offer!
Volkan and crew provide group specific trips and more than catered to our every need with fun surprises along the way!
I personally thought this would be a nice “old ladies” tour but was pleasantly surprised by the experience (as a 40 year old man) !
Many thanks to Vulkan, Lisa, Mutlu and the fun group we had the pleasure of joining!
We absolutely loved this trip and highly recommend it. First of all the trip up Radar mountain for the incredible views and a very welcome drink then a fabulous dinner in a proper hidden gem of a restaurant. A very chilled out, relaxed and special evening – thank you from the four of us x
I’ve been on many fishing trips over the years and this is definitely up there with the best of them. The fact that equipment is provided was a real benefit as its not really something we could have bought with us on the plane! We opted to do the sunrise trip and all eight of us agreed that was the right decision afterwards- the views as the sun came up were beautiful and the delicious breakfast we had really set us up for the morning. Five of us did fishing and the other three spent their time relaxing and reading so everyone was happy, the guides really knew what they were talking about and gave very clear and detailed advice and information about the local areas and how best to entice the fish to bite which was greatly appreciated. All in all for those who enjoy fishing and even those who don’t, a great trip all round.
Absolutely wonderful trip, I took my mother along with me as she has always wanted to visit kas and we had a fabulous day, everything was just perfect. Very relaxed atmosphere and the agenda allowed plenty of opportunity to sit and enjoy your surroundings if you want to, or to fill your time completely with a wide range of things to see and do if you want to stay more active- something for everyone and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so thanks to the team for a great trip, hope to see you all soon.
Bir tatil ancak bu kadar güzel yaşanabilirdi. O güzelim doğayı, diğer turların uğramadığı yerlerde yaşatan Volkan Bey ve ekibine çok teşekkürler. Kocaman teknede, çok az insanla, koyların keyfini sürmenin verdiği özel hissi ancak bu tura katılarak anlayabilirsiniz. En güzel Restaurantlara taş çıkartacak zenginlikte menün keyfini de sonuna kadar yaşattık. Teşekkürler Volkan Bey.
Yıllardır Dalyan’a gelip, bu kadar bilmediğimiz saklı yerlerin olması bizi çok şaşırttı. Harika bir ekip, enfes yemekler, güler yüz, kendimizi çok özel hissetmemizi sağladı. İşinin çok seven, aldığı paranın hakkını sonuna kadar veren bir insanın turuna katılmak harikaydı. Artık her Dalyan’a geldiğimizde, ilk uğryacağımız adres tabii ki Volkan’s Adventures. Çok ama çok teşekkürler.
Volkan’s Adventures ile her seyahatimde mutlaka bir tura katılıyorum. Denizin altı daha önce hiç bu kadar güzel gelmemişti gözümüze. Dalış ekibinizin verdiği güven herşeye bedeldi. Çok teşekkürler Volkan Bey.