"Turtles at Dalyan" Top 5 Page for this destination Bodrum Things to Do Tip by Lyndra

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A trip to Dalyan to see the ancient tombs high in the hills at Kaunos and to look for the evidence of turtles laying on the beach is billed as a great day out from Bodrum.
It is a trek to get there and if you do not have any sea legs the boat part of the trip, along the Dalyan River, will be a trial but there is a fantastic 4km long beach at the end of the journey with the cleanest unspoilt sand and views you could hope to find in this region of Turkey.
However, it is highly unlikely that you will see the wondrous turtles as they lay and move about at night and not in the daytime, and also it is probably highly inappropriate to disturb their laying/hatching areas! Lunch is usually included in the excursions from Bodrum. I'm unsure how entertaining children will find this particular trip as it has limited stimulus for little ones.
Warning: Don't do this with a hangover, it's a LONG day.

Directions: South West coast of Turkey - approx 4 hours from Bodrum

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  • Written Jun 25, 2007
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