Best Bodrum Excursions And Things To Do

Updated 4 March 2020 | by Nakita Mason

If you’re thinking of visiting Bodrum and want to know the best things to do in and around the city before you book your holiday villa, then look no further. From great things to do within the city as well as excellent day trips to other great locations close by, we’ve got everything you need to know about lovely Bodrum.

Bodrum sea and harbour

1. A Boat Trip Around Bodrum's Coastlines 

One of the very best and top-rated excursions in Bodrum is this fantastic boat trip! For a whole day you and your family can explore the stunning coastline of Bodrum, not only taking in what are frankly glorious sights but also stopping off in various bays for swimming too! There’s also food and drinks, snorkelling and plenty of opportunity to relax in the sun too.

Available to book with Ago Travel

Prices: Adults £35, Children, £17

Duration: 8 hours approximately

2. Scuba Diving

You can’t spend time in Bodrum and not take up the wonderful opportunities for a scuba diving excursion. Catering to both experienced and beginner divers, this fantastic tour allows you to see the wonderland beneath the water, including caves, animals and underwater flora. You’ll get to enjoy two dives and lunch is thrown in too, with optional extras of photos and DVDs to remember your experience.

Available to book with Tours In Bodrum 

Price: £40 full experience, Snorkelling for £25 

Duration: 7 hours approximately  

3. A Jeep Safari Tour

There’s no better way to experience Bodrum than taking a jeep tour! For a true off-road experience where you’ll be treated to views of the mountains, forests, wildlife and coastal scenes too, this is the one to beat. Not only will you get to enjoy a buffet lunch at a small village but you’ll even be lucky enough to see some turtles in a protected lake.

Available to book with Easy Book Tours

Price: Adults £21, Children £10               

Duration: 7 hours

Istanbul at sunset

4. A Day Trip To Istanbul 

Fly to Istanbul from Bodrum in an excursion that will have experiencing the very best of Istanbul’s highlights. Lead by your experienced tour guide you will discover areas of interest like the famed Topkapı Palace, Hippodrome Square and the stunning Blue Mosque. Alongside this you’ll also get to experience the hustle and bustle of the Egyptian Bazaar, take a short cruise and even enjoy a traditional meal before you head back!

Available to book with Excursion Mania 

Price: £173

Duration: 17 Hours

5. Dalyan Mud Baths Trip

This excellent tour will have you visiting the sensational mud baths of Dalyan, hailed as being therapeutic and perfect for making your skin smooth and supple! Once you’ve done bathing you can then wash off in the equally fantastic sulphur pools before relaxing on the much-loved turtle beach where you’ll get to see these incredible animals as they go about their business. Last but not least, you’ll also be treated to lunch too. Out of the many Bodrum excursions, this is one of the most popular and it’s easy to see why!

Available to book with Tip Top Trips 

Price: Adults £38, Children £19

Duration: 12 hours approximately

6. Boat Trip To Kos Island, Greece

Taking roughly 11 hours in total, this excellent Bodrum excursion to Kos Island is a fabulous way to make the most of where you are in the world. Being only a few miles from Kos, you can take a wonderful boat trip over and have the independence of exploring yourself before being dropped back off in lovely Bodrum. Once on the island you’ll find there’s plenty to discover including the ancient therapeutic site of Asklepion, the glorious Castle of the Knights and of course the lovely sandy beaches. There’s also plenty of great places to stop for lunch so be sure to make a day of it.

Available to book with Tourmania 

Price: From £30.39

Duration: 11 hours approximately

Pamukkale pools with woman

7. Trip To Pamukkale 

A Pamukkale trip is one you simply have to take! This excursion to Pamukkale will see you visiting the visually incredible thermal springs that cascade over white, marble-like, mineral pools. Not only will you get a scenic journey there and back, but you’ll also treated to spending time in the famed Cleopatra Swimming Pool, learn about the wonderful Hierapolis Ancient City, visit the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum and enjoy a splendid lunch.

Available to book with Bodrum Excursions 

Price: Adults £31.80, Children, £16.80

Duration: 13 hours 45 mins approximately

8. Trip To Rhodes, Greece

For an excursion from Bodrum that’s worth remembering then a visit to wonderful Rhodes is a must. With the pick up and drop off organised you’re free to roam around the Rhodes and enjoy some of the key sights such as Rhodes Old Town, the Palace of the Grand Masters and Mandraki Harbour to name but a few. Shop for trinkets, stop for lunch and discover the beach, it’s all just waiting for you to find.

Available to book with ArBek Travel

Price: £65

Duration: 9 hours approximately

9. Bodrum Aquapark

Bodrum Aquapark is one of the shortest excursions to get to, being only about 15 minutes outside the main city, but it's a cheap way to spend the entire day! With wave pools, high-speed water slides and rafting games, it’s a perfect day out in Bodrum for you and your family!

Duration: Open all week 10am-6pm 15 mins outside of central Bodrum approximately

Price: £12 approximately

Bodrum streets and flowers

Quick guide to popular destinations and their distances from Bodrum:

How far is Istanbul from Bodrum? 

266 miles approx.

How far is Altinkum from Bodrum?       

60 miles approx.

How far is Gumbet from Bodrum?

2 miles approx. 

How far is Marmaris from Bodrum?

48 miles approx.

How far is Turgutreis from Bodrum?

12 miles approx.

Quick guide to popular destinations and their distances from Bodrum Airport:

How far is Kusadasi from Bodrum airport 

48.3 miles approx. 

How far is Altinkum from Bodrum airport?

63 miles approx. 

How far is Gumbet from Bodrum airport?

24.8 miles approx.

How far is Marmaris from Bodrum airport?

42.9 miles approx.

How far is Turgutreis from Bodrum airport?

27 miles approx.



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