Dalaman Activities; With its sandy beaches and scorching sun, Turkey has become more and more popular amongst travelling Brits. With everything from all inclusive hotels to private villas available there’s no shortage of accommodation, meaning there’s something for everyone and every budget. Dalaman is a great area to visit as it’s easily accessible from Dalaman airport and has some great activities to enjoy. Here are some of the best.
White water rafting – You’ll experience adrenaline rush you’ve never felt before as you race down the bumpy, swift flowing white water, crashing past rocks at unbelievable speeds. White water rafting is very popular in Dalaman and for good reason, the Dalaman river is thought of as one of the world’s top white water rivers. You’ll be guided by professional rafters so no need to worry about safety! Not for the faint hearted but great fun.
Mud baths – The mud baths at Dalyan are popular with visitors and for good reason, they’re great for your skin and your health! The sulphur rich mud cleanses and moisturises the skin and is said to be good for rheumatic problems and skin conditions. The Turkish locals have been bathing there for centuries and mud baths are proven to improve the skin, making it a soothing and healthy experience.
Scuba Diving –The crystal clear water off the coast of Turkey is regarded as one of the best places to dive in the world. Whether you’re looking for a casual dive to see the local marine life, a wreck dive or just a taster session the diversity on offer is excellent. Marmaris has several well respected diving schools offering everything from a taster dive to a full professional instructor’s course and it’s a great way to explore.
Snorkelling – If scuba diving is a little full on for your liking or you lack the confidence to get beneath the waves then you can take advantage of the numerous snorkelling opportunities around the coast. If you want to make a day of it you can take a trip on a boat, usually lasting half a day, which will stop at the local snorkelling hotspots. A snorkelling boat trip will usually cost around £30-£40. Some hotels run their own excursions, find out whether yours does as they’ll often work out cheaper than an independent one. Travel operators also offer excursions, check out the Thomas Cook website as they organise days out for many of their package holidays to Dalaman.
Paragliding – If you’re a real adrenaline junkie then paragliding off a Turkish cliff might just be thing thing for you. Dalaman is popular for paragliding tourists and Olu Deniz plays host to the International Air Games each year, which shows you’re at a world class paragliding spot.