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  • Dalya Delta

  • Dalyan Boat Trip

  • Hiking to Taşlıca

  • Hiking down to Cumhuriyet


  • Selimiye

  • Knidos Lighthouse

  • Knidos Ruins

  • Palamutbükü

  • Akçabük

  • Datça

  • Old Datca

  • Old Wind Mills

  • Bodrum

  • Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum

Self Drive Tour of Carian Coast

Dalyan to Bodrum

Starting in Dalyan and ending in Bodrum, this 8 day tour takes you to the unknown corners of the Southern Aegean connecting villages, beaches and ancient cities.


March through November


8 Days, 7 Nights


7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches


Aprox 391 km of total driving


Arrival: Dalaman
Departure: Bodrum

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What to expect


Arrive in Dalaman. Transfer to Dalyan.

Upon your arrival to Dalaman Airport, the transfer will take you to your hotel inn Dalyan. GPS, tripbook, phone, etc. will be waiting at the hotel. Have a relaxing evening by the river and enjoy the views of Dalyan’s famous ancient rock tombs.
Dinner and overnight stay in Dalyan Pansiyon.


Dalyan Boat Tour. Drive to Sogut. (B)

Today starts with a boat trip around Dalyan. You’ll take a walk through the ancient city of Caunos, then visit Iztuzu Beach, a protected sea turtle nesting area, and of course take lots of pictures of the rock tombs and beautiful Koycegiz Lake. Coming back to the hotel, you will pick up your rental car and drive to Sogut Village, a lovely little settlement overlooking Greek islands and the winding coast, in the evening.
Overnight stay in Suna House Hotel, Sogut. 

Driving Distance: 140 km


Transfer to Bahceli. Hike Bahceli – Taslica – Cumhuriyet (9k). Drive to Selimiye. (B, L)

A fantastic hike awaits you today. Starting from Bahçeli Hamlet, the rocky route goes high above the coast with amazing views and arrives at Taşlıca, a completely authentic village yet untouched by tourism. Next is the breathtaking hike down to Cumhuriyet Hamlet. Spend the afternoon with a visit to the towns of Bozburun and Selimiye.
Overnight stay in Sardunya Hotel, Selimiye.

Driving Distance: 14 km


Optional activity Paddleboarding. Transfer to Bozburun. Hike to Selimiye (9 km) (B)

In the morning, you have the option of paddleboarding in the quiet bay of Selimiye.  After lunch time, the transfer will take you to the beginning of the hike in Bozburun.  Today’s hike is full of even more amazing views. You’ll walk along coastal hillside pastures, winding your way down through the old houses and gardens of Selimiye before reaching the waterfront, full of cafes and shops.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sardunya Hotel, Selimiye.


Drive to Datca. Winetasting. Visit to Knidos and Lighthouse. (B, L)

A day on the Datca Peninsula, one of the most remote corners of the Turkish coast. Full of activity, the day includes wine-tasting and lunch at Knidos winery and a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Knidos and the nearby lighthouse. As the sun sets in Knidos, take a short drive to your hotel. 
Overnight stay in Karia Hotel, Palamutbükü

Driving Distance: 120 km


Beach day then VISIT Eski Datça. Drive to Kargı Beach. (B)

You will have all the morning to yourself exploring and swimming numerous beaches along the southern shores of Datça Peninsula. Then carry on to Old Datca, a small settlement with stone houses, narrow streets and handcraft shops. The day carries on as you drive to your hotel in Kargı beach. Towards the sunset, you may take a 2 km sunset hike to Armutlusu Cove.

Dinner & overnight at Kargılos Hotel, Datça. 

Driving Distance: 31 km


Ferry to Bodrum. VISIT Underwater Archeology Museum and the town. (B)

Today starts with a morning ferry ride from Datca to Bodrum, then a walk along the harbor to the Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum, set within the medieval castle of the Knights of St. Jean. Spend the afternoon exploring the streets and shops of Bodrum. 

Overnight at Manastır Hotel, Bodrum

Driving Distance: 50 km


Drive to Bodrum Airport

Our services end today as you drive to Bodrum/Milas Airport (45 min). You will return the car at Bodrum Airport. 

Driving Distance: 36 km


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  • Car Rental

    7 day car rental with unlimited mileage and basic insurances (theft protection and collision waiver damage). 

  • Transport

    All transport during the walking program including the main transport from Antalya Airport on day 1 and to Dalaman Airport on day 8. 

  • Boat Trip

    4 hr private boat trip in Dalyan.

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches

  • Accommodation

    7 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels.

  • Equipment

    We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a prepaid Turkish phone, and a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program with lots of pictures and relevant information.


  • Ferry ride from Datca to Bodrum

  • Paddleboard Rental

  • Lunches and Dinners not listed above

  • Drinks at hotels or restaurants

  • Personal expenses

  • Flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

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For different group sizes and prices, please contact us.