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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, 1 Lunch


Aprox 391 km of total driving


Arrival: Dalaman
Departure: Bodrum

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What to expect


Arrive in Dalaman. Drive to Dalyan.

Upon your arrival to Dalaman Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and drive to Dalyan. 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.

Driving Distance: 29 km


Dalyan Boat Tour. Drive to Sogut.

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. Leaving Dalyan, you’ll drive to Sogut Village, a lovely little settlement overlooking Greek islands and the winding coast.

Overnight stay in Suna House Hotel, Sogut. 

Driving Distance: 140 km


Loryma Boat Trip. Hike to Karamaka (6.5 km). Drive to Selimiye.

After a short drive to Serce Harbor, start the day with a boat trip along some of Turkey’s most remote coastline. Reaching the ruins of ancient Loryma, you’ll hike from its impressive city walls to the abandoned Greek village of Karamaka and back before sailing back to Serce. Another quick drives takes you to the quiet seaside town of Selimiye.

Overnight stay in Les Terrasses de Selimiye.

Driving Distance: 42 km


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

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.

Overnight stay in Les Terrasses de Selimiye. 


Drive to Datca. Winetasting. Visit Knidos and Deveboynu Lighthouse.

A day on the Datca Peninsula, one of the most remote corners of the Turkish coast. First, enjoy midday wine-tasting at Knidos winery, where they use forgotten, ancient varietals of grapes.  Then you’ll drive to and visit the ruins of the ancient city of Knidos and its nearby lighthouse. With its remote location surrounded by the sea on all sides, this is the perfect place to watch the sun set. A short drive takes you to your hotel. 

Overnight stay in Buk Butik Hotel, Palamutbükü

Driving Distance: 120 km


Morning on the beach. VISIT Eski Datça. Hike Kargi Loop (10 km).

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 continues with a loop hike passing settlements of farmers and shepherds, old and new, as you traverse the rural hinterland of Datca. As the sun sets, take a short drive to your hotel. 

Overnight at Sapphire Hotel, Datca.

Driving Distance: 34 km


Ferry to Bodrum. VISIT Underwater Archeology Museum and the town.

Today starts with a morning ferry ride from Datca to Bodrum. Then, 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 El Vino Hotel, Bodrum.

Driving Distance: 50 km


Drive to Bodrum Airport.

Our services end today as you drive to Bodrum/Milas Airport (45 min) where you will return the car before your flight. 

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.

  • Boat Trip

    Private boat trips in Dalyan and Loryma. 

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

  • Accommodation

    7 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels.

  • Equipment

    We provide a link to Wikiloc app through which you can follow GPS coordinates prepared for your itinerary, a detailed e-book outlining your tour program, with lots of pictures and relevant information. Participants are responsible for bringing their own hiking equipment such as boots, poles, hat, and backpack.


  • 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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