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“Dalyan River Cruise - Mud Baths and Turtle Beach”
Review of Pioneer Travel

Pioneer Travel
Ranked #10 of 39 Tours in Oludeniz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dear Visitors We, PIONEER TRAVEL, will be glad to welcome you on our excursions. In full cognizance of your needs and expectations in an enjoyable holiday, we are at your service with our all-professional, competent and experienced staff. Keeping the point in mind that Health and Safety issues are of utmost importance to our clientele PIONEER TRAVEL, which is a Class A member of TÜRSAB ( Association Of Turkish Travel Agencies ). Besides showing utmost care and attention to your health and safety, we ascertain that you will get the best value for your money with PIONEER TRAVEL. The content and price of our excursions, the linguistic and intersocial skills of our sales persons and guides, our distinguished drivers and boat captains, our all air-conditioned new buses are matters of pride to us. PIONEER TRAVEL chiefly aims 100% client satisfaction. We hope to see you on our tours on your future holidays as well. Thank you for sparing your time and please remember to contact us 7/24 by phone, e-mail or on our website.BEST REGARDS
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We took our 5 kids (11 - 22 years) on ths trip and would highly recommend for all ages. It was a long, hot but very enjoyable day. Atti, our tour guide was fantastic, informative and funny, jumping between the two boats and ensuring everyones comfort. We started the day being picked up from our Villa at 8.30 prompt. Once we had picked up others and had one comfort stop, the journey was about 1 1/2 hours from Ovacik but passed quickly and coach was comfortable and air conditioned. We got on our boats at 10.30 and headed to the mud baths - great fun! Next was lunch - a no frills hot and cold buffet which was excellent value - soup, bread, salads, fish,fruit and even chicken nuggets for fussy kids. We then went to Turtle beach and yes we saw a turtle! We spent and hour and a half on the lovely sandy shallow beach with beatiful clear blue waters. Our trip did NOT include a trip to a gold shop or carpet factory and only extra expense was entrance to Turtle Beach £1 per adult and optional freshly cooked blue crab portion on return journey from Turtle Beach - delicious. An excellent service from Pioneer from the moment we walked in to make our booking and fantastic value for money (£14 per head including lunch. Half price for under 12s).

Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

First of all the only negatives: were told we would return by a certain time returned 2 hours late so missed photos we had booked at resort. Does involve a trip to a gold shop. May be heavy on the wallet!
The tour guide made this trip the chain smoking, modern Muslim guy Atti. He was very knowledgeable, informative and amusing. My 10 year old niece didn't once complain she was bored. The mud baths were hilarious, and the highlight was the turtles they actually feed them so you are guaranteed to see one as promised.
There is a guy taking photos all day you don't have to buy, but they were good quality and he puts them all onto a disc for you. When you're covered in mud you can't take your own pics!

Thank Mitch050
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Just got back for 2 weeks in Olu Deniz. We used Pioneer Travel (the one nearer to the beach, on the main strip, Aligee was the young man we booked with) for 2 excursions and for Turkish Baths. The Pine Valley Hotel, in Hisoranu, where we had our Turkish Baths were FAB. We went to Saklikent, Yakapark & Tlos, with a BRILLIANT, funny and extremely knowledgeable guide, Arti. Pioneer Travelites, haha. Couldn't have asked for a funnier guy. We then went on the 2 day tour to Ephesus & Pamukkalale. (This was using Seaside Travel as they alternate between each other on a weekly basis0. The guide was called Erhan & the Driver Ibrahim (Ibo). Had a FANTASTIC time. Erhan, again, excellent with his knowledge and a lovely young man, and Ibo, an extremely CAREFUL driver. Had the BEST 2 days ever. Saw some FANTASTIC sights with some FANTASTIC people. And on the way back, a wagon in front of us tipped over sideways, down an embankment and Ibo was out of the coach, on top of the wagon in seconds. He got the driver out, safely. NOT once did he consider his own safety. WELL DONE Ibo. I would recommend booking with Pioneer Travel. 110%

Thank aligeemolloy
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

A fantastic day out ! an absolute must , that`s all I can say about this excursion to the Dalyan River Delta undertaking a relaxing River cruise taking in the Mud Baths and Turtle Beach ,this was undertaken on our Wedding Anniversary on 13th July 2013. Our Guide - Attila , had so much knowledge , answered all questions and was so enthusiastic all day. The cost was very competitive as the cost for all activities were included along with a good lunch ( separate costs are applicable for the Mud Baths and Sulphur Pools with other companies , and I would not hesitate to use this Company again when we return to Turkey. A Wedding Anniversary we will never forget.

Thank Paul1969_13
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I was sceptical about booking through a local company because of never going abroad before and not knowing what to do. the guy that we spoke to (morris) in olu deniz was very nice and very helpful. Every time we passed for a walk he would wave and say hello to myself and my boyfriend and ask how our holiday was going. The first trip we were picked up from our hotel about 5 mins later (really not bothered about that). I believe that we got lucky; our tour guide called himself ATI. To sum up the whole day....there wasnt a dull moment on that trip...it was fun, enjoyable, interesting and a thing for the whole family.

The Tlos and saklikent trip was also interesting, i cant remember the name of the woman who was our tour guide...could have been something like "Remizye"?? but she was very knowledgeable and easy to understand.

The prices are very reasonable, you can pay in pounds or lira, or card. Thinking of this makes me want to go back to oludeniz in the future. definately worth paying these people a vist.

Thank Soph2991
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