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Things to do in Muğla Province

Our most recommended things to do in Muğla Province

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: Tandem Paragliding with Hotel Pickup

2. From Fethiye: Tandem Paragliding with Hotel Pickup

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 Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

3. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

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 Bodrum 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 limpid 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 into 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.

Alanya: Pirate Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

4. Alanya: Pirate Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

Discover the coastline of Alanya with a 6-hour boat trip. Sailing from the harbor around the peninsula and along the coast, see the main tourist attractions of Alanya, including the Red Tower, Old Shipyard, and Alanya Castle. Visit Pirates' Cave, Lover's Cave, and Phosphorus Cave. Stop for swimming near Cleopatra Beach and admire the view to Ulaş Beach. Sunbathe on the upper deck or just relax listening to the music and enjoying spectacular views of Alanya. Enjoy 3 to 4 stops for swimming in the turquoise sea, and during these stops, maybe even see dolphins or sea turtles. Be treated to a BBQ lunch with soft drinks.

Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

5. Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

If you love outdoor sports and want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, head out on a jeep safari from Marmaris. The jeeps follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills. You will be picked up from your hotel before gathering at the meeting point to start the jeep safari. Admire the beautiful landscape of Marmaris before driving off road and having fun fighting with water pistols. On the way, you will visit the waterfalls at Hisaronu Bay, where you can enjoy swimming. You will also see an oak tree that is more than 2,000 years old. You will have lunch in Turgut Village and then enjoy a relaxing stop at Jesus Beach where you can walk on water. The day will end by returning back to your hotel around 18:00.

Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

6. Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

The Orak Island Boat Tour departs from Halikarnas harbor at 11:00 AM, and makes its first stop at Red Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy a short swim. Continue to Orak Island, and one of the most beautiful bays in the region. You’ll have about 2 hours to swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the white sand beach. After leaving Orak Bay, there will be 2-3 additional stops at different bays, where you’ll also be able to swim and snorkel. The exact itinerary will depend on sea conditions the day of your boat tour. You can be sure of stopping at a number of beautiful sheltered bays on the Bodrum peninsula. Midway through the tour you’ll have lunch on board, which is freshly prepared by the staff. Meals can vary, but usually include fresh salad, grilled chicken and rice or a pasta dish. In the afternoon, enjoy melon and Turkish tea with biscuits. Admire views of the picturesque coastline of the Bodrum peninsula on the return trip to Bodrum. The tour ends at 07:00 PM, when you arrive back in Halikarnas harbor.

Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

7. Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Hop aboard this boat tour for a fun-filled day exploring Black Island. Relax with plenty of time to swim and discover the island's beautiful bays. Enjoy alcoholic beverages and soft drinks onboard throughout your day at sea. Start your tour with a stop for a refreshing swim at the Black Island hot spring cave. Then, discover Meteor Bay, where a meteor crashed many years ago, and jump in. Stop at Aquarius Bay for a lunch break and time to swim. Make your way to Red Bay for a swim and enjoy complimentary fresh fruit. End your tour with a visit to Rabbit Bay. Enjoy some tea and biscuits before heading back to Bodrum.

Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

8. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

9. 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.

Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

10. Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

Embark on a cruise aboard the Davy Jones Pirate Boat in Marmaris and visit Paradise Island, Phosphorous Cave, Turunç, and more. Enjoy lunch, unlimited drinks, on-board entertainment, a foam party, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Make stops for shopping and swimming. Start your adventure by hopping on board and stepping into the pirate life. Along with an authentic pirate theme, the Davy Jones Pirate Boat features 3 floors with sunbeds on the top floor. Once settled in, the ship departs from the harbor in Marmaris, toward sights including Paradise Island, Aquarium Bay, and Phosphorous Cave. Along the trip, you’ll make 4 stops for swimming and other fun. If you want to snorkel, you can bring along your own gear. Stop at Turunç for a shopping break and swimming. At lunch time, sit down and get served chicken, meatballs, salad, and pasta. Pair unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks with your meal. Then, continue to Kızılkum for a second swimming break. For the final part of your day, enjoy a foam party and disco on the second and third floors. Take advantage of a full entertainment team and many other activities for your group to enjoy while on board. With kids in mind, there are also face painting activities and free take-home souvenirs such as bandanas, pirate certifications, bracelets, and necklaces. When your adventure on the high seas comes to an end, return to the marina in Marmaris for drop-off back at your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Muğla Province

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,342 reviews

Very pleasant day with the destination of the nicest corners of the sector. The team is top notch, always very attentive: drinks, music, excellent meals… For the price, I recommend 100%. However, during the stopover in the Butterfly Valley, we made the mistake of paying to access the "waterfalls" which are located at the bottom of the valley: do not waste your precious time to go there, nothing exceptional. No waterfall and no butterfly observed. A long walk for finally nothing very interesting to see there. We couldn't enjoy the beauty of the beach because the trip to the waterfalls was very long. This is the only downside for this cruise but the organizer is in no way responsible for this. Go for it, you won't regret it!

My wife and I had a great time flying with Hanuman, it was an incredible experience. Everything was perfectly managed from communication with the office, to punctual pick up service and highly experienced pilots. My pilot was Deniz and he was extremely safe and professional. My wife had Baris selected as her pilot as my wife was quite nervous and he has very good English, so he was able to talk with her and calm her down and made her so relaxed that she considered this flight as her number one experience of our one month holiday in Turkey! She thoroughly enjoyed her time in the air as did I. Well done Hanuman!

I went paragliding with Hanuman paragliding. It was absolutely astonishing! I have never experienced something like this before. Not only the paragliding was amazing but also the trip toward the peak of a high mountain with gorgeous views. The pilots of the flights were really kind and helpful. There wasn’t one moment were I felt unsure. I highly recommend paragliding with Hanuman to everyone whom is visiting Fethiye ! Thanks a lot to the crew from Hanuman

Kanonbra was sent to the hotel by courier smoothly. A big plus was that they had a Powerbank with a good battery life. Handy and small box for internet connection with all information on it including password and username. Really good customer service answers right away. Then they just had to leave it at the hotel and they came and picked it up. Highly recommend it.

We loved it! The staff were super friendly and we got to swim in crystal clear waters. Great value for money too.