Dalyan Spa

Dalyan, Turkey

Dalyan Spa Retreat

 

Monday 4th October – Monday 11th October 2021

I love this area so much, so when Free Spirit told me that they have found this brand new gem of a venue, I immediately booked to return with a retreat group!

This new yoga venue has spa facilities which include a hamman (Turkish Bath) , sauna, treatment room, a large outdoor pool plus a small indoor pool and an indoor as well as an outdoor yoga shala.

The venue is centrally situated in Dalyan Village and close to the river, by taking one of the many riverboats from the village, we can access reach Iztutu beach which is is huge, very beautiful and within the national park. There are no buildings other than a cafe at each end with changing huts and sunbeds –  it  is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which nest there.

Besides visiting the beach we can also arrange a variety of trips. There are also hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore – its a very beautiful region.

Accommodation

All rooms are en-suite and fitted with; air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fridge, a kettle, hairdryer and a desk.

Excursions

Besides visiting the beach we can also arrange a variety of trips.

There are hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore – its a very beautiful region.
A fantastic day out is the Twelve Island Boat Trip, some pictures of this excursion are in the carousal above.
On Saturday mornings there is a large market in Dalyan village selling local produce, spices, fabrics etc.
We can also arrange boat trips with barbeque lunches and a visit to a very old Haman (Turkish bath).
If you are interested in history there is the ancient city of Kaunas on the other side of the river or travel further afield to the Ghost Town at Kayaköy which is exactly as it was when the Greeks left Turkey to return to Greece.

Yoga

Yoga takes place twice daily on 5 days.

In the morning’s, there will be an alignment based vinyasya flow class beginning at approximately 7 30 am and finishing at around 9 30 am. This will be flexible each day though. We will then have a hearty breakfast/brunch buffet.

In the evenings we will practice at Sunset from 5 00 pm – 6 30 pm usually. These sessions will vary each day and will include more passive aspects of yoga such as a Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Somatics, Technique/Therapeutics/ Yoga Nidra/ Meditation and Pranayama.

There is one day mid holiday with no yoga so we may venture further afield on excursions such as the 12 Island Boat Trip, or just spend the day relaxing by the pool.

Cost

Sharing – £430

Single – £490

Includes:

Tuition, accommodation, breakfast and dinner on 4 evenings (one to be the arrival night)

Not included:

Flights and Insurance, meals other than as specified.

Meals on other nights:

There are many wonderful restaurants in Dalyan where you can eat as a group on nights when the hotel is not cooking.

On Saturdays we have an optional trip up-river to the hot springs and mud baths (after evening yoga) followed by a barbecue on board our boat as we float on the lake and gaze at the stars.

Travel

Transfers – Individual taxi transfers are offered by the centre.

We will provide you with the airport meeting point and the names of the other guests in your transfer taxi and our own driver will meet you.

For this service the cost 35 Turkish lira per person (£11) each way regardless of how many are in the taxi, for this service you have to order a return transfer.

The journey takes 30 minutes.

Visas

E-Visas are required for this holiday, you must now purchase your visa online before you travel
www.evisa.gov.tr  (your country is your country of residence, NOT Turkey)
You will not be allowed entry into Turkey unless you have an e-visa.  Visas on arrival are no longer possible.  Please be aware of the dates on the website, ensure your holiday dates are covered by the visa, don’t purchase it too early.
All passengers must have at least six months remaining on their passport upon arrival in Turkey.