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“Amazing half day trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley
Fethiye, Turkey
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Ranked #21 of 27 Attractions in Fethiye
Type: Valleys, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing half day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you are staying in Oludeniz or surrounding areas you can not afford to miss out on this little gem of a place.

Contrary to it's name there is not an abundance of butterflies but you will see a few on your venture in the lower grounds of the valley.

My husband and I wanted some quality time here and choose to get the Butterfly Valley taxi boat across rather than the many boat trips which limit your time. It cost 20 TL per person for a return journey and included the 5 TL entrance fee into the valley itself.

The ticket is bought at Oludeniz harbour hut at the front of the beach where you can also buy boat tours. Take your camera with you this place is a little paradise and it's beauty is second to none. My husband said it was on par with the places he has seen in Thailand which he use to say was the most beautiful place in the world.

The facilities are basic and it's more back packer than 5 star luxury but that made it even more exciting. The food was reasonably priced.

It is quite a trek up the valley walls to the waterfall that towers at the top. Wear suitable shoes part of the climb includes the mountain spring and wet large rocks. A lot of people gave up because their shoes were not cut out for it.

We were so pleased that we made time to visit this island.

The taxi boat return journeys leave Olu Deniz at 11am and 2pm and the final boat in & out is at 5pm (leaving at approximately 5.30pm don't miss it - unless you are camping of course). The bugs were quite big so campers should be brave!!

Probably the best day trip on our stay in the resort.

Note: You have to get on the boat in the sea as it does not reach the shore so people with young children or mobility problems would be better to miss this. Also the valley climb is steep, suitable for only a mobile adult/ teen/ child

Visited June 2013
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Rakiura, Stewart Island
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“don't believe the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

we read a great deal about this place and built a great deal of expectation. Unfortunately the destination, and the experience, proved to be something of a letdown.
It's ok to visit as part of a wider cruise - if you fancy a place to swim. It is a pleasant enough place, but once you are there there is little to do and the locals will charge money to walk away from the beach. The walk is not worth the effort or the money, but we did it nevertheless because there was nothing else to do.
By the way, we did see a couple of butterflies, a turtle, lizards, great birds and lots of tourists wondering what the fuss was all about.

Visited May 2013
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“Dirty old ex hippy camp.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

a long walk, no butterflys and not for those that have mobility issues. Boat drops you of, there are a row of tatty tens on the beach and a little "shop", they charge 5 l to go up a dirt path to a "waterfall"

Visited May 2013
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“Disappointing due to the trash strewn about.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Butterfly Valley, while a pretty short hike to a waterfall, supports a colony of campers that leave trash everywhere. Very disappointing that people treat this natural setting of beauty this way.

Visited June 2013
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“long walk needed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

this place is one of the stops in our boat trip...boat stops there for 1 hour..you need to walk about 20 minutes from the beach into the hills to get to the waterfall.they charge us 10 liras each for this.the walk was initially in the bushes(cannot see many butterflies though) then it went uphill..difficult for those physically unfit. my suggestion, skip this, enjoy your 1 hour stop by dipping in the water, have a swim..the water was amazingly blue and clear..

Visited May 2013
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