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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

1. 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 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.

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Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding from Fethiye

2. Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding from Fethiye

You’ll be met at your hotel in Fethiye, Calis Beach, or Ovacik and head out on a 40-minute drive to the top of Baba Dag, 6,500 feet above sea level. Travel by the operator’s comfortable and modern safari truck as you begin your 3-hour paragliding adventure. Flights are available 5 times per day. The first is at 08:30, with the morning light and very clear air offering the best opportunity for stunning photos. You’ll be able to see more than 200 square kilometers of the beautiful Fethiye scenery. If you choose the second flight of the day, at 11:00, it’s likely to be the longest due to thermal activity. You take off from 6,500 feet and could reach heights of 9,000-10,000 feet above sea, if you want. The flight lasts about 40 minutes. The third flight is at 13:30 and is a bit longer due to stronger conditions. With hazy, misty weather, conditions are not as good for photography, but the take-off and landing are easier. At 15:30, with the fourth flight, the thermal activity is weaker, meaning a smoother flight. It can be a bit hot in the middle of the summer, however. The day’s last flight, or sunset flight, departs at 17:45. With the sun low behind the island of Rhodes, conditions make for some wonderful sunset photography and a smooth and pleasant flight. You’ll get a briefing from the instructor on what to do and what not to do, and you’ll receive the appropriate boots and helmet, and a flying suit if the weather is cool. Typically you’ll fly side-by-side, and close together, making for better pictures of you and your group in the air.

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Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

3. Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

There are more than 15 dive points around Bodrum with typical Aegean and Mediterranean flora and fauna. Shallow water diving points offer dives without currents but full of fish for first timers, while some deeper points have small currents for experienced divers. At times visibility reaches up to 40 meters meaning that you are now diving in crystal clear waters, literally! Rock formations in the dive points offer shelter for groupers, octopuses, learfish, barracudas and other different creatures. You also may see amphoras and antique anchors which are more than 2000 years old. There are two reefs with depths ranging from 7 to 40 meters. They are full of fish with good chances for photography. There are two caverns, the first at 12 meters, a bubble cavern. The second is at 6 meters with air in it, and walls reflecting different shades of deep blue. Drop-offs allows you to discover something different.

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Full-Day Jeep Safari from Bodrum

4. Full-Day Jeep Safari from Bodrum

You won’t want to miss this unforgettable adventure and the chance to see another side of Turkey. On this full-day jeep safari you’ll travel through the landscape of the Bodrum mountains, far from the main streets and city life of Bodrum, and through narrow, dusty valleys, rivers, and mountain ranges. Not only can you be a part of this great adventure but you’ll also have an opportunity to participate behind the wheel of a 4x4. Visit a small Turkish village, swim in a mountain river, and enjoy lunch at a small local restaurant. You’ll drive through romantic ravines and fertile fields into the high Bodrum mountain range the pine forests and remote parts of the region. In the late afternoon, after an extended drive through the mountains and valleys of Bodrum, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Oludeniz: Tandem 30-Minute Paragliding Flight

5. 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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Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

6. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

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Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

7. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

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From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

8. From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Marmaris to the island of Rhodes. Make the short 50-minute crossing in comfort by catamaran and have plenty of free time to explore Rhodes once you’ve arrived. It is possible to find guided tours from Mandraki Harbor or to take a taxi to travel around the island. The best option, however, is to explore the island on your own as most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance of the harbor. Explore the walled medieval town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Walk along its narrow streets and visit the numerous historical sites. Among the most important monuments are the well-preserved Venetian Castle, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, Freedom Gate, the Church of St. Paul, and the Temple of Aphrodite. You’ll also want to see the legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes has plenty of shops stocking famous brands, local goods, handicrafts, and souvenirs. There are many restaurants, cafés, and bars in the town, where you can enjoy refreshments or a delicious lunch of Greek cuisine. You’ll also find small bistros and tavernas in the backstreets, which serve authentic Greek dishes and are definitely worth a visit. After the tour, return to Marmaris.

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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.

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From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

10. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Explore the underwater world of the eastern Mediterranean without getting wet aboard a glass bottom semi submarine. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then set sail from the port in Marmaris at 09:30 AM. Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Avail of the boat's facilities, including an air-conditioned fast food hall, comic books for children and deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of mackerel or chicken and chips with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor at 4:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Muğla Province

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Everything was fantastic. We jumped from a higher point than other companies do, so I’ve got a view from both sides, mountains and the beach. The pilot also gave me to fly a bit which was incredible. I recommend to everyone.

Full tour. English speaking guide is lovely. We have been able to see turtles, and we have been able to fish for crabs. A very nice excursion

Great day experience & nice lunch. Lots of stop offs for swimming which was great & our son loved the glass bottom experience

Excellent trip, place is amazing, staff very helpful and punctual.

Nice riding and friendly people on the horse range :)