There’s a long journey ahead on Day 3, but you’re welcome to sleep through it all as we travel to beautiful Ekincik, setting off at five AM and arriving just in time for breakfast. We’ll be spending the whole day in this unspoiled area, and mooring nearby for the night. You might like to hire one of the local boats, called piyade, to explore the Dalyan river: Turtle Beach, named for the loggerhead turtles which breed there, the ancient Lycian rock tombs, and finally the hot spring and mud bath to soothe your muscles after all that rowing.
Yıldız peninsula, Marmaris
On Day Four we’ll work our way around the Yıldız peninsula with its many inlets and swimming spots. In the afternoon we’ll reach the town of Marmaris, our overnight stop. Here you might choose to shop, swim or visit the old castle, now a museum clad in a riot of flowers, with its panoramic views over the town and the bay. If you’re not ready for the day to end after the sun goes down, check out the town’s vibrant club scene and maybe spot some of the rich and famous faces who berth their yachts here.
Ağ Limanı, Binlik
After an action-packed 48 hours, Day 5 has a more relaxed feel. Enjoy the views and the sea breezes as we cruise to peaceful Ağ Limanı for lunch and swimming, then on to Binlik for the night. This secluded bay is quiet enough for you to sleep undisturbed in the open air, on the sun deck.