Things to do in Muğla Province

Our most recommended things to do in Muğla Province

Alanya: Pirate Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

1. 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.

Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

2. 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

3. 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.

Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

4. 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.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

5. 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.

Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

6. Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

In the morning you’ll be picked up at your hotel and head to at a meeting point, where others will join you in preparation for this full-day jeep safari. In all, 5-15 jeeps will depart in a convoy for the countryside surrounding Marmaris. Head up into the mountains, where you’ll take in stunning views of Marmaris and other small villages. During the day you’ll stop at the Turgut waterfall and have some time to swim at the area’s beautiful beaches. Enjoy a typical Turkish lunch prepared for you in a small village. Your jeep will take you inland through pine forests, and you’ll enjoy fantastic unspoiled scenery, and see flocks of sheep, wandering goats, and villagers in traditional dress riding on donkeys.

2-Hour Turkish Bath Experience in Marmaris

7. 2-Hour Turkish Bath Experience in Marmaris

Start your vacation in Marmaris off right with a visit to the Turkish bath. Upon arriving, you will be taken to the hamam (sauna), where you will enjoy a steam bath that softens your skin and opens your pores. This will be followed by a scrubbing that will help remove dead skin. Continue on to enjoy a foam massage, followed by an aroma therapy oil massage. Then you will retire to a cooling room for a period of relaxation. After your experience is over, you will also have the option to purchase other services at the baths, including pedicures, manicures, facial masks, additional massages, and more.

From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

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

Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater while staying dry onboard a glass-bottom boat. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Enjoy swimming breaks in four different bays throughout the day at Aquarium Bay, Kadirga Bay, Green Sea Bay and Paradise Island Bay. Next, use the facilities on board the boat to relax on the water. Dine in an air-conditioned fast food hall, and relax on deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of meatballs or chicken with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor.

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.

Bodrum: Horseback Riding Experience

10. Bodrum: Horseback Riding Experience

Horse riding can be done everyday at 10:00, 14:00 or 16:00. No previous experience is required. You will be picked up at your hotel and after a 20 minute drive, you will arrive at the horse club. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the pine forests. You will have a 15 minute briefing about the tour program and horseback riding instructions. Then, you can have a look around and get acquainted with the horses before your memorable experience begins. You will ride through the picturesque landscapes of the countryside in the fresh air. A professional team of guides, being professional riders themselves, will accompany you throughout the entire journey and will help if necessary. Everybody is obliged to wear a helmet for safety.  In total, you will ride for 1 hour and 30 minutes and have a refreshing swim break in a river. After you come back to the horse club, you will drive back to Bodrum and be dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Muğla Province

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,145 reviews

Loved this trip as well as the crew!! Went for 2nd time after visited in August 2022 and now again in October 2022. Very good value for money, crew is very friendly and food was great. The boat has a lower deck and on the upper deck pillows to have a relaxing sail while sunbathing. Will definitely recommend it and will see Bayside again next year!

Really nice trip with beautiful views and the swimming breaks at the coves we’re really fun. They also provide float vests for those less practiced at swimming which is nice. Lunch options were chicken and beef with rice, chips and salad (vegetarian options would be nice).

Relaxing day at sea visiting some of the clearest and most turquoise seas I have ever seen. Four swimming stops in total. Definitely worth the money.

Brilliant services from start to finish, communication was amazing and the device worked fab too, I would use this service again and again.

Awesome experience, exilerating! Bucket list stuff.