Discover the Turkish Amazon River! The road, shaded by aromatic frankincense trees, leads to the village of Dalyan. High on the cliff, in a bend of the river, above the fascinating ancient port town of Kaunos, there are magnificent tombs carved in the rock. The Dalyan Delta with its golden sandy beach is a nature reserve and a refuge for Caretta caretta sea turtles and blue crabs. Route: a trip to the small town of Dalyan in the middle of a wide delta, one of the few preserved paradise sites of natural beauty and interesting history. Then continuation of the trip and exploration of the ruins of ancient Kaunos. The town was founded around the 9th century BC. It used to be a Mediterranean port city, but over the centuries the mud from the Dalyan River cut the city off from the sea and today it lies a few kilometers from the sea. Kaunos is famous for its tombs of kings carved in the rock. Its residents believed in resurrection and were placing there food, money, jewelry and other valuable items, which had later been stolen. Then a boat trip and mud baths in Dalyan. Further along the route there is a magnificent 7 km long sandy Iztuzu Beach, one of the last breeding areas for Caretta caretta turtles, one of the endangered species and are protected. From May to October, the turtles lay their eggs here, look after them and finally take the children turtles to the sea.
Departure and arrival time: 2020-08-13