Bodrum Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Bodrum, Turkey
Bodrum Like a Local Customized Private Tour

From $38.01

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Book this walking tour of Bodrum that is led by a local who will help you craft the best tour for your group based on your interests. You don’t need to stick to a strict itinerary, or share your guide with a group. You can go at your own pace, see what you’d like to see, and have all of your guide’s personal attention on this tour.
  • Easily meet your guide at the museum
  • Decide what you’d like to see with your guide
  • Walk from place to place to get a great feel for the area
  • Go at your own pace on this private tour

What's Included

  • Local guide "Lokafyer"
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Local transportation around the city (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bodrum Maritime Museum
    Çarşı, Nazım Hikmet Sk. No.4/1, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye

    Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.

End point

  • Bodrum, Muğla, Türkiye

    Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.

What To Expect

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Lokafy Inc.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great insights from a local!
Kevin_P, Apr 2024
Selin was really friendly and gave us loads of local insights. We discovered a new local tea of Bodrum which had a lovely cafe and restaurant, all based on her recommendations.
Highly recommend
Julie_T, Oct 2023
Oner is an excellent guide. He showed us sights in Bodrum we never would have found on our own. Oner made us very comfortable. It was like spending the day with a good friend.
Best way to experience Bodrum and learn about local culture
Jim_J, Oct 2023
For the first hour or so of my five-hour private tour of Bodrum, I was hanging on Selahattin's every word. He had so much knowledge about Bodrum, Turkey and the region, and he shared it with passion. Soon, though, Selahattin became more than a guide. It was as if I was visiting a long-time friend who delighted in showing his hometown. Every step of the way, my new friend offered me choices and explained the options. He really wanted to make sure that he was providing the experience I wanted. And indeed he did. Beyond the sights of interest, Selahattin also introduced me to one of his favorite lunch spots--one that locals frequented, not tourists. In the US, we might refer to the place as a dive--but in the positive and most authentic sense. The experience started at a counter, where 7 or 8 pans and pots simmered with the day's specials. One of the restaurant staff explained what each dish was. I selected some tasting portions of a few of them, which were taken to my seat. Delicious, authentic and filling. I liked it so much I returned the next day on my own. Just like so much that he showed me, Selahattin is himself a treasure. I was delighted that I had such a charming and knowledgeable guide and also that I'd made a new friend.
An absolute must-do while in Bodrum
Jodie_O, Oct 2023
I’d never heard of Lokafy tours before taking this walking tour and I’m so glad I booked! Our “guide” showing us the town from a local’s perspective for the afternoon was INCREDIBLE. Our guide, Oner, went above and beyond and not only did I learn so much about Bodrum, we found so many great places to eat, shop and saw views and places only a local would know about. Amazing experience!
The first local tour that you should take
Donald_H, Oct 2023
We're experienced travelers and took this 3 hour tour to know more about Bodrum, the local area and the local culture before our next 6 days exploring this historical and wonderful region and country. We met Sal Tumer, our guide on our first day and our first local tour. We were immediately impressed, Sal is very engaging, he speaks perfect English, and his knowledge of not only the City but the whole of the region, the country, the people, the cultural and when asked the historical background of what we were seeing and about to see over the next week was so extensive and he had created such a positive impression, that we intend to return to Türkiye to see more. What we learned from Sal that first day was not only the local history but also the warm nature of all the local people that we later engaged with during our vacation. We realized how fortunate we were to have met Sal at all and what a great representative he was of his country and people. We later wished that we would have had booked a longer tour to spend more time with Sal and to have learned more about this region. Without hesitation we highly recommend this tour early in your visit, and if you’re lucky enough to have Sal as your guide, your experiences in Bodrum and all of Türkiye will be enriched and they will be as positive as ours have been.
Beautiful Bodrum
Vidya_V, Sep 2023
A lovely experience to see the pretty region through a local’s eyes. Onir was informative, always obliged us by taking pictures and drove us to all the key places!
Great tour of castle with Selahattin (Sal)
Don_M, Sep 2023
Our guide Selahattin (Sal) was fantastic. He was friendly, knowledgeable and showed us just enough highlights for our short stopover on our cruise. He also took us to a reputable rug dealer at the end of our tour where we had a blast shopping for Turkish Rugs.
Bodrum with a local
Lynne_H, Sep 2023
Totally enjoyed our tour with Oner! Had authentic Turkish food! Gave us lots of information about Bodrum. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this private tour.
Wonderful tour - it felt like spending time with a friend
Valerie_S, Sep 2023
I booked the 3 hour tour and had the best time with Selahattin. He is fun, very knowledgeable and kind. The 3 hours flew by and it truly felt like exploring the city with a local friend. I'd highly recommend a tour!
A tour like I've never had before - tailored, personable, and not to miss!
Walter_W, Sep 2023
We had an amazing tour with Selahattin. We had reached out in advance to express interest in the Mausoleum in Bodrum, and he understood our exact interests! Incredibly knowledgeable he took su thought the old town, made a quick stop for some local ice-cream, and ended the tour at Bodrum Castle where we had a great surprise of an under-water archeological museum featuring an ancient boat that had been reconstructed. After the tour, Selahattin took us to a local caffe for a drink and where we ended up staying for a nice dinner. The best part of the tour wasn't only Selahattin's knowledge, but his friendly nature and good conversation. I hope to have the chance to visit Turkey again, and learn more from this incredibly passionate and knowledgeable guide!
Walk With a Local
ewreed07, Aug 2023
My wife and I were looking for something a little less formal and more personal than a group tour, and this tour met our expectations plus some! Özge was super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and even messaged us before hand so she can design our walk around topics we were interested in learning about. Honestly, the walk was more like meeting a new friend and enjoying each others company, while also learning new things. It was perfect!
Great day in Bodrum!!
Michelle_T, Aug 2023
We had an amazing day in Bodrum! Our guide for the afternoon was Selahattin. He reached out to us before our arrival to make sure our time included anything specific that we wanted to do. Once we arrived, he was friendly and welcoming! We had a great day with him seeing Bodrum with a local. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable, and also helped us communicate with the locals. He took us to a perfect blend of local and touristy places. By the end of our time with him, we feel as though we now have a new friend in Bodrum that we could call on and revisit if we ever return! Such a great day!! Thank you Selahattin!!
A Beautiful Day with Selahattin
Josh_H, Aug 2023
Selahattin is an incredible tour guide, but an even better friend. He made us feel welcome and part of his beautiful city. We spent the early part of our morning driving through the city. He pointed out sites and shared bits of history and personal stories. We stopped by the ancient amphitheater and took some pictures, marveling at its construction. After that we stopped for a light breakfast and coffee where he told our fortunes. After that we made our way to the highlight of the tour, the Bodrum Castle. Selahattin was the perfect guide to the space. After the castle we made our way back towards town. Along the way he told us of a few spots we should go to after our tour concluded. All in all it was a beautiful day. We feel very grateful to have had Selahattin as our guide and hope to stay in touch.
Selahattin was an...
Nicholas_S, Aug 2023
Selahattin was an excellent tour guide for this local tour of Bodrum. It was our first visit to Turkey and he showed us a few historical sites in the city and then we did a walking tour of the city including the Bodrum Castle and Underwater Archeological Museum. We weren't familiar with the pickup spot and he went out of his way to pick us up at the port which allowed us more time to see the city. One of the lunch places he recommended was excellent.
Wonderful Way to Experience Bodrum
Peter_Y, Jul 2023
Our guide, Selahattin, hosted us on a very informative and enjoyable afternoon in Bodrum. It was truly a pleasure getting his perspective on contemporary life there (and in Turkey) rather than visit the "traditional" tourist sites, followed by his guidance to reputable local shops that reflected our specific interests. He was even kind enough to drive us back to our ship at the conclusion of our afternoon together! Overall, it was a wonderful visit!
Great tour guide!
Teresa_S, Jul 2023
Selahattin was an excellent guide with vast knowledge of Bordrum and Turkiye. We highly recommend him.
Personal tour= an awesome day!
Dawn_S, Jun 2023
Selahattin was awesome! I ended up having to do the tour by myself as my husband was sick. Selahattin was very kind and understanding. The tour of the Bodrum castle was very interesting. Then took me to a place where I got a nice local lunch. Thank you so much. It was a wonderful day.
Absolutely amazing!
Philip_B, Jun 2023
Out guide made our visit amazing. He was pleasant, courteous, and very knowledgeable. Took us places that only locals would know about. Best tour we have ever had!
An amazing tour and made very special by our guide.
Wayne_P, Jun 2023
Our guide was amaing and gave us a truely memorable and personal experience. Loved Bodrum and now a special place for us!
Crossroads of civilization with a master
Jorge_C, May 2023
Memorable short tour with an expert. Shelahattin guide is for the crossroads of civilization in Bodrum. Thank you!

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