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Antalya

This Mediterranean coastal city blends clear blue waters with a historical old town and Roman-era treasures.

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Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

1. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

Your full day excursion begins in the early morning when you’re picked up at your Antalya hotel and begin the drive to Pamukkale. After a lunch break you’ll visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter high cliff that overlooks the plain. Marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and the series of terraced basins created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis. See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains and the agora. After the tour, have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An additional option is to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, for an extra fee.

Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

2. Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

Discover the natural beauty of Antalya on this full-day tour. Visit the Duden Waterfall, explore a natural cave, and take a boat trip to see even more. Then visit the highlights of the old city of Kaleici. Your full-day Antalya City and Waterfalls Tour begins in the morning with a drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park. Take a walk through the beautiful park and take in views of the spectacular 15-meter-high Duden Waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a natural cave you can enter to watch the cascades. Back in Antalya, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from the old harbor to the spectacular Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. At 30 meters, it is the highest cascade in the Antalya region. You’ll have views of the coastline of Antalya’s old city as you arrive in the harbor. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant followed by some free time to explore Kaleici – the old city. See the main attractions, including Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare and the city walls dating back to the 2nd century. You’ll also have time to visit some of the numerous boutiques, art galleries and interesting museums in the old town.

From Antalya: Suluada Bays Boat Trip with Lunch

3. From Antalya: Suluada Bays Boat Trip with Lunch

From Antalya city centre pick up time is 07:15 a.m. Adrasan is 95 km far from Antalya and it is 2,5 hours transfer time to port. Starting in Adrasan port you will go to the island of Suluada “Maldives in Turkey”. Wonderfull beach and the view of the bay nice time for swimming. On the boat, there will be ready a Medeterian lunch for you with a menu of fish ( fish, pasta, salad). The next stop is in the ‘Cave of Love’ . The route of the boat will follow the coastline; you can see from the sea the “Lycian Way”. Several beaches and deep forest views rocky coast will always be around the trip. If you are lucky you can see sea Turtles which like swimming and hunting in these waters. After sunbathing and swimming all day in the cleanest Mediterrane bays you will back to the port and meet your transfer bus going back to your Hotel.

Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

4. Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

Your experience begins as you are picked up at around 10:00AM from your hotel, before driving to the west side of the city. Antalya is surrounded by sandy beaches, soaring mountains, and picturesque waterfalls, and this tour takes in some of these most scenic spots. Ride the cable car to the top of Tünek Tepe Mountain for a magnificent view along the coast. Afterwards, visit two different waterfalls: Düden Falls and the Kursunlu Waterfall. There will be plenty of time granted at these two waterfalls for you to explore and take photos. This tour provides you with a fantastic chance to discover the local culture as well as the ordinary life style of Turkish people. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver will return you back to your accommodation.

Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

5. Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

If you are planning to holiday in Turkey, do not miss a chance for an ATV safari adventure. Ride a quad bike through excellent natural surroundings, pine forests, muddy streams and enjoy an unforgettable experience. You can share this tour with your family and friends. Enjoy an excellent and exciting experience and spend an unforgettable day together. The rocky mountains provide the perfect terrain for a quad bike that can take you places you could only dream of reaching with another vehicle. There will be plenty of twists and turns through the limestone bluffs to keep you on your toes. Don’t worry if you have no previous ATV experience. You don’t even need a driving license, and everyone over 16 years old can join in the fun. After a short orientation and practice session, you will soon know the basics and be on your way. Then, you have 2.5 hours to bounce along the roller-coaster network of quad bike trails that wind through this ancient and wondrous landscape.

Antalya: Horse Riding at Golden Sandy Beach

6. Antalya: Horse Riding at Golden Sandy Beach

Your tour will begin as you are picked you up from your hotel. Following some instructions, you will carefully select your "friend" for the day. If you are not sure how to get onto your horse, your instructor will be on hand to help you. Once you feel comfortable and confident, you will begin your journey together with your new equine friend. The outstanding views will charm you along the way, and you will discover how much of a pleasure it is ride a horse on the sand. Throughout your activity, you will be welcome to provide your own rhythm of movement to develop a relationship with your horse to make the most out of your riding experience. The culmination of your experience will surely be when you decide to swim with your horse. It is a totally different and positive feeling which you can experience in the water. At the conclusion of your trip, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

7. Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

Be collected at your accommodation for a 2-hour drive to the Koprulu Canyon National Park. Attend a safety briefing and receive instructions for your upcoming adventure. Discover two very different canyons. First, a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning. Second, a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. Stop several times to swim and dive into the crystal clear water and enjoy natural water slides. Play with gravity and experience an amazing zip line across the canyon.  Enjoy a lunch break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon River. The canyon course takes around 1.5 hours to complete. Then, walk through the canyon to a river for your whitewater rafting adventure. Head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 14-kilometer canyon. See the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towering 27 meters high, lending even more drama to the backdrop of your rafting experience. At the end of the tour, you can purchase photographs and videos from your adventure. Then, be driven back to the resort to enjoy the rest of your day.

From Antalya: Half-Day Boat Tour to Düden Waterfalls

8. From Antalya: Half-Day Boat Tour to Düden Waterfalls

Because the name of the region is Lara Karpuzkaldıran, Lower Düden Waterfall is also called Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall. In addition, this waterfall is also called Düden Coastal Waterfall in some sources because it is the continuation of the upper Düden Waterfall and is on the seaside. Lower Düden, or Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall, as it is known locally, is a wonderful sightseeing spot that should be seen by everyone who crosses the road from Antalya with its breathtaking view. Lower Düden (Karpuzkaldıran) Waterfall is the only waterfall in Turkey that pours into the sea from 45 meters. The water flows very heavily in all seasons. Due to the refraction of the sun's rays in the Lower Düden waterfall, it is possible to see rainbows every hour of every day. Enjoy swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean with Antalya boat tours. Experience an enjoyable boat tour with the possibility of swimming twice, while enjoying the view of Antalya from the Antalya bay with this enjoyable boat tour that lasts about 4 hours.

Antalya: Traditional Turkish Bath with Massages

9. Antalya: Traditional Turkish Bath with Massages

Enjoy a 2-hour session at a Turkish bath (hamam) in Antalya and experience a traditional cleansing and relaxation method. It first became popular in Western Europe during the Victorian era and is a perfect activity if you’re looking for some calm and relaxation during your vacation. While similar to a sauna, the hamam dates back centuries and is more closely akin to Ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. Just as prevalent today, a traditional hamam is seen not just as a time to cleanse the skin, but as a total experience in a special atmosphere. Relax in the sauna and steam room and revitalize your skin with a peeling and foam massage. Experience the benefits of a full body aromatherapy oil massage. Indulge in a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique traditions.

Kemer: Pirate Boat Trip on the Beautiful Bays

10. Kemer: Pirate Boat Trip on the Beautiful Bays

Your program begins with a pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Kemer Marina, where you’ll board the Viking boat for a cruise to the ancient city of Phaselis. The duration of this activity is 6-8 hours, depending on your starting point. In the ancient Greek and Roman city you’ll find extensive ruins, including aqueducts, the agora, baths and a theater. The sheltered pebble beaches around the bays are delightful and the waters are shallow, calm and safe for swimming. After lunch you’ll head to Paradise Bay or the beautiful bay of Mehmet Ali Bükü for a swimming break. The final stop is at the Alaca Water, a pretty inlet and ideal location for another swimming and snorkeling break before returning.

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,261 reviews

The overall trip was good, guide was helpful with information very busy day full of things to do. Lunch that was included was good quality and we had to buy drinks but very affordable. Yusuf the tour was amazing, friendly and if you are traveling with young children he will look after them like there his own. Thank you so much yusuf Maryam and Aqsa appreciate you looking at them. The transport could of been slightly better as in spacewise as it was a really warm day. Would recommend it 100% also buy tickets to the cable cars worth it!.

An unforgettable experience! This tour should be a must for any adrenaline junky. Breathtaking nature that you don't see everywhere. It's worth it and definitely worth a visit!!! If there were more stars to rate, I would add those as well.

The tour guide is very experienced and well English spoken. He gave us excellent information about Antalya's flora, fauna, economy and history. This tour is very well paced, time to take pictures and rest. I highly recommend it

Such an amazing authentic experience. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to experience a traditional Hammam

Muy buena experiencia y todo estuvo genial muy buena la comida también