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Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

1. Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

After hotel pickup, drive to Ölüdeniz Harbor and board the 2-deck boat. Enjoy the sun and sea breeze as you pass by the changing coastal landscape. Make your first stop at the Blue Cave where you will have the opportunity to swim in the bright blue waters of the bay and into the cave. Then, continue sailing to the Butterfly Valley nature reserve. Take another chance to swim in the clear waters here and sunbathe on the beautiful beach. After this, enjoy a short hike through the area and climb up to see the waterfalls. Marvel at the wildflowers and spot colorful butterflies as they fly around you, keeping your eyes peeled for the rare Tiger Butterfly. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch back on the boat. Finally, continue your adventure as you sail on towards the next attraction, St. Nicholas Island. When you arrive, discover the ancient ruins of the 5th-century churches. Climb to the island's highest point and admire the spectacular views. Make your last stop of the day at the Cold Spring Bay where you can enjoy a refreshing final swim in the freshwater spring which flows into the sea. Return to Ölüdeniz Harbor where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4:30 PM.

From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

2. From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the meeting point where you’ll be briefed on the day’s itinerary. From here, set out towards the ancient city of Tlos, one of the region's oldest settlements dating back to 2000 BC. Explore the array of fascinating ruins, including city walls, tombs, theaters, stadiums, baths, and more, preserved from the Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman eras. Climb through the ruins to reach the top of the hill, where you are rewarded with epic views of Tlos and the surrounding landscape. Continue the tour onto Yaka Park, where you can enjoy free time to relax beneath the shady trees. Breathe in the fresh cool air and listen to the tranquil sounds of babbling brooks. Arrive at Saklikent Gorge next, the second largest gorge in Europe, and embark on a trekking adventure through the canyon. As you explore, marvel at this impressive natural formation and soak up the beauty of the mountain and waterfall scenery. To cool off from the trek, make a splash in the water and go rafting through icy-cold mountain water. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a riverside restaurant. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at a nearby natural mud bath before beginning the return journey to Fethiye.

From Fethiye Center: Tandem Paragliding with hotel pick up

3. From Fethiye Center: Tandem Paragliding with hotel pick up

Soar through the air and enjoy bird’s-eye views while paragliding in tandem from Mt. Babadag. Enjoy scenic views on your way to the mountain with hotel pickup and drop-off from the Fethiye area included. Following pickup from Fethiye, Hisarönü, and Ovacik, drive through the cedar and pine forest as you enter the nature Ölüdeniz nature reserve. Mt. Babadag, or Father Mountain, is located here and is an amazing paragliding location.  Receive a full briefing at the summit from your pilot who will detail procedures for your flight and help perform a final safety check. Wait for suitable wind conditions before you begin your adrenaline-filled flight. Take a few running steps with your pilot and feel the wind gently lift you into the air. Take in the scenery as you enjoy a magical ride from a height of 6650 ft (1965 m). Feel a sense of freedom as you glide along the wind currents and admire the panoramic views that surround you.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

4. Pamukkale and Hierapolis: 1-Day Tour from Fethiye

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Fethiyefrom Oludeniz and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of clear water pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

From Fethiye: Horse Riding Adventure

5. From Fethiye: Horse Riding Adventure

Begin your adventure when you’re picked up from your hotel in Fethiye and drive for around 20 minutes to the horse riding club, a beautiful location surrounded by lush pine forests.  Benefit from a 15-minute induction from your professional horse riding guide. Spend some time getting to know your companion for the tour, petting your friendly horse and preparing for your exciting journey.  Once you’re ready, ride through stunning landscapes in the Turkish countryside and feel invigorated by the fresh Fethiye air. Follow a picturesque route for 1.5 hours led by your expert guide, pausing for a break and the chance to take a refreshing drip in a nearby river.  Once the tour is over, get dropped off back at your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

From Fethiye: Quad Bike Adventure with Transfers

6. From Fethiye: Quad Bike Adventure with Transfers

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Fethiye or Oludeniz and heads into the surrounding mountain scenery where adventure awaits. Upon arrival at the quad bike base camp, listen to a short safety briefing and get kitted out with the necessary riding gear. When you’re ready, follow your guide along the scenic trail into the Fethiye Mountains and hop on your quad bike. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through you as you ride across an array of landscapes, including pine tree forests, dry and rocky terrain, and babbling streams. After an epic 1.5-hours of riding time, circle back to the base camp where your driver is waiting for your return transfer.

From Fethiye: Island Sailing Trip with Transfer and Lunch

7. From Fethiye: Island Sailing Trip with Transfer and Lunch

Discover peaceful islands by boat in Fethiye Bay… A lazy day with experienced staff to beautiful and relaxing islands of Mediterranean in Fethiye gulf with Fethiye Sailing 12 Islands Boat Trips. Our tour starts after pick ups from your accomadations and meeting at our sailing boat in Fethiye Harbour. Our first stop is Flat Island, with dark blue and shallow waters. Then Dockyard Island, the island is used as a dockyard with it’s smooth water, which to wards the land just like a lake. You can also see ruins from Grek and Otoman times in here. BBQ lunch is freshly cooked and served at Göcek Island with turquoise and clear water. Open buffet lunch includes chicken, fish and meat balls as main course and diffrent mezes starters with pasta. Another atractive stop, Cavy Bay. Fantastic place with it’s pure waters and calm sea charmes everyone who sees. On the shore there is a small cave in the rocks and stairway leading the cave, the strange thing is both of them are natural. Last stop is Red Island, clear water over the red ground. These are just to name a few… During the day route can change depends on captain and crowd of the islands. In each stop we spend 1 hrs. If you like you can enjoy the sun upstairs with sunbeds or if you like you can watch around under the shade. Changing cabins, toilets, life jackets avaliable on board.

From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

8. From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

Enjoy a day at sea with as you explore the unspoiled Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel in Fethiye and transfer to the Gocek Gulf by bus. Admire the incredibly beautiful views of the mountains dotted with pine forest and seascapes on the road. Board a boat, and begin a fun cruise to some of the 17 islands in the Gocek Gulf. During the cruise, enjoy much time for swimming and sunbathing. Snorkel through the fascinating world of fish in the sea so don’t forget to bring your swimming goggles with you. Make a stop at Tersane Island, the biggest one in the region, and learn about its importance which dates back to Ottoman Empire. See Bedri Rahmi Bay which stands opposite and is also known as “Balıklı Kaya” due to the big fish picture you will find on a rock. Finally, make a stop at Yassıca Island to taste traditional delicious homemade pancakes called “gözleme”. At the end of the tour, the boat will return to Fethiye, accompanied by dolphins and flying fishes if you are lucky. When you arrive at the port, get transferred back to your hotel.

Fethiye: Professional Scuba Diving with Lunch

9. Fethiye: Professional Scuba Diving with Lunch

The waters of Fethiye provide excellent opportunities for an underwater adventure. Throughout this tour you will enjoy 2 dives including lunch. These dives enable both beginners and seasoned divers to explore the clear waters of Fethiye and Oludeniz. It is an ideal place for diving as the water is clear and warm, and there are strict underwater activity laws. Before you take your first dive, you will be briefed about the technical details of diving in the waters of Side. You will easily learn how to make use of your underwater diving gear and explore some fascinating caves whilst swimming with exotic fish. A high quality of diving service ensures you will remain safe and have a memorable experience throughout the activity. Following a few test dives and skill tests, you can progress further to experience the amazing and colorful underwater world.

Oludeniz: Tandem 30-Minute Paragliding Flight

10. Oludeniz: Tandem 30-Minute Paragliding Flight

Your paragliding tour begins from Oludeniz, from where you travel by bus to the mountain. Along the way, enjoy the passing scenery as you pass through local cedar forests. Following a 5-minute briefing from your professional pilots at the top of the 1,970-meter-high Babadağ, you are ready to begin your sky-high experience. Once leaping from the mountain, enjoy the unique views of Oludeniz as you fly freely in the sky over the region's most beautiful beaches for approximately 30 minutes. After touching ground at the conclusion of your exhilarating and unworldly flight, make your way back to your tour starting location where your experience finishes.

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What people are saying about Fethiye

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 100 reviews

we first saw this when we went up to the Teleferik and it looked like so much fun! I'm not usually a highly adventurous person, I hate rollercoasters so this was way out of my element. the Drive up the mountain was scarier than the actual paragliding. Once you are in the air it's a whole different feeling. I would 10/10 recommend and would absolutely do it again

We had a fabulous day from start to finish Baby animal was great fun as were the other drivers.haven’t laughed so much in ages Rafting and zip line were great too Definitely recommend this trip. Prepare to get very wet at times.

our guide was so humorous, oh my god really nice trip, just the total hours was 1.5 hours more than what was described.

Places visited were amazing and the tour well organized. Enjoyed each single part of the day.

Amazing experience, like it. Thanks to Sedat pilot!