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
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