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“Good day out but frustrating if you're avoiding smokers or loud music”

Pioneer Travel -Day Tours
Ranked #8 of 37 Tours in Oludeniz
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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
London, United Kingdom
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“Good day out but frustrating if you're avoiding smokers or loud music”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I booked the 12 Island day tour with Pioneer as something different to do during our trip and on the whole we enjoyed the day. I feel the tour should probably be worded better as it's less a tour and more an opportunity for keen swimmers and snorkelers to get out to various points in the sea and enjoy some swimming/snorkeling. If you're not swimming you can stay on the boat during the stops and just watch or relax, there is also one stop where we moored right up next to a stoney beach so if you're not wanting to go deep into the water you can get off at this stop and take a walk. Lunch was pretty good given it was included in the price with a choice of chicken or fish for everyone.

I have two major negatives to point out for this:

1. So many people seem to smoke in Turkey that if you're avoiding it due to health reasons, pregnancy or just generally this is hardly going to float your boat. Unless you get really really lucky and none of the passengers on your trip smoke, you'll always find several people on the top deck smoking constantly which really frustrated us.

2. The guys running the tour play loud music which comes out of speakers placed on the top deck and I think this is a love it or hate it thing. I personally would have preferred no music because you're really after a peaceful relaxing day on the sea but some people might enjoy it.

Due to the 2 points above, we actually resorted to sitting on the lower deck where you still get plenty of air but no smoking and the music is not as loud. For the price it costs, it's still worth doing this but you definitely get better value if you're going to be swimming, sunbathing and don't mind smokers.

Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic Guide, Great Day!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We went on the Dalyan day trip to the mud baths, ruins in the side of the mountain and to Turtle beach. The coach arrived on time and our guide Atti was absolutely fantastic. With a complete grasp of English (can probably speak it better than most English people!) he was funny, informative and incredibly knowledgeable!! He was in control of the trip from start to finish and made the day an absolute pleasure. The trip is well worth it. However the mud baths were not what we expected. It was basically a swimming pool filled with mud. The boat and its captain were nice and friendly respectively. Refreshments are available on the boat at extra cost. A little gotcha is that you can't really take your camera to the mud bath. there is a photographer that is with your group all day and takes lots of pics of the group and individuals. at the end of the day he will show you all the pics he has taken and will group all the pics with you in, in to your own folder and burn them to a CD. The CD costs £20!! a huge rip off but if you want to remember your day with pics, you don't really have a choice but to buy it. The pictures are excellent quality though which kinda makes up for the price.

It is a long day but well worth it. It was about £25 each and included a lunch (which was pretty crap, but wasn't expecting much anyway). You can Also pay extra to each some fresh blue crab on the boat on the way back. I'm not a massive seafood fan but it was very nice indeed.

Would absolutely recommend the trip and pioneer travel.

Visited September 2013
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“Professional, extremely helpful and friendly service provided”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked several excursions with Pioneer, though the paragliding and boat trips were fantastic. Due to the weather, the first booking for paragliding was cancelled, when other companies were still flying, and there was subsequently an accident on the top of the mountain with another company. Plenty of notice was given and a courtesy call to the hotel much appreciated. The pilots were very helpful, English speaking and reassured the members of the group who were scared. A fantastic experience had by all. The boat trip visited more than the stops that were mentioned and the crews were very friendly and catered for all our needs. Lawrence

Visited September 2013
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The trips are a lot cheaper than booking with your travel company. Atilla is excellent. He's really funny and makes the trip a lot of fun. The drivers are careful but there's no seat belts. You have to do the dreaded carpet factory tour, but it wasn't too bad and you can use their nice clean toilets. Not sure if they are any better or worse than the other companies,but would recommend them

Visited September 2013
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We have been in Hisarnuo for 2wks and we went on a trip to Dalyan mud baths and turtle beach the tour guide pioneers travel with Atti we never laughed so much he is absolutely brilliant and he knows how to keep everyone informed and joins in with the fun makes the day brilliant when we come back mext year we will be booking all our trips with pioneer travel with Atti.

Visited September 2013
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