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From city of Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

1. From city of Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin.  Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

City of Side: Köprülü Canyon Rafting Tour with Lunch

2. City of Side: Köprülü Canyon Rafting Tour with Lunch

Embark on an exhilarating rafting adventure as you soar through the Köprülü Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the thrill and adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting as you immerse yourself in the invigorating embrace of the cold waters. Spanning approximately 14 kilometers, the rafting course presents ten exhilarating rapids, interspersed with serene swimming areas where you can delight in refreshing aquatic moments and take in the stunning mountains and lush vegetation. Start your day with a thrilling rafting adventure through the Köprülü Canyon. After a morning hotel pickup, head to our information zone for essential safety instructions. Then, it's off to the rafting start point, where you'll get suited up and join mixed groups of 10 adults. Your adventure begins under the guidance of a professional rafting guide. Navigate whitewater rapids, swim in refreshing pools, and even try body-rafting. Three breaks will help you refuel and rejuvenate. Enjoy drinks and pancakes (not included) at the first break. The second break offers optional diving platform and zipline experiences (fees apply). Finally, savor a delicious lunch at the third break. After lunch, continue rafting to the finish point. Watch a video of your memorable adventure, settle any remaining fees, and relax on the return journey to your hotel. This unforgettable experience awaits! Book your rafting adventure today!

City of Side: Boat Tour on the Manavgat River w/ Bazaar Trip

3. City of Side: Boat Tour on the Manavgat River w/ Bazaar Trip

For the boat tour, we pick up our guests from their hotels with our comfortable buses between 08:30 and 09:30 from the side area. After picking up all our guests from their hotels, our bus will bring you to our pier by the Manavgat river. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful view of the forest until you reach our dock. Half an hour after being picked up from your hotel, the bus will arrive at the pier. You will be greeted by our friendly staff on the boat. Our boat has three floors. On the first floor, we have a bar where you can buy drinks, comfortable seating groups and 10 showers at the back of the boat. Below the first floor we have 15 restrooms and also changing cabins, on the second floor we have another bar, comfortable seating and a dance floor. On the third floor, we have a sun terrace where you can enjoy sunbathing. All our guests will reach the boat within 20 minutes after getting on the boat and our tour will begin. When our tour starts, our professional English, German and Russian speaking guide will inform you about our boat and tour program. After our tour starts, we will go to the Manavgat strait, where the river meets the sea. After departing from the dock, we will reach the strait in 35-40 minutes. Along the Tol, you can see the shipyards, trout farms, the Taurus mountains and the Manavgat football stadium. We will have a chance to see turtles on the river bank. During the trip, our guide will take the reservations of our guests who want to see the Manavgat waterfall. When we come to the Bosphorus, we will moor our boat to our pier and take our first swimming break. The name of the place where we stopped for a swimming break is Cennet Beach. Here, the emerald green water of the Manavgat river meets the blue waters of the Mediterranean. This is one of the rare beaches in the world where you can swim in both toth suds and salt water, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing or riding a jetski (jetski extra) during our one hour swimming break. If you are hungry, you can buy delicious pancakes made by the ladies of the region. While you enjoy swimming on the beach, our kitchen team will grill fresh trout and chicken for lunch and prepare the buffet. When you return to the boat, you can have your lunch from the buffet. After lunch, our return journey to manavgat will begin. After a 30-minute river cruise, we will dock at our Manavgat pier. Here, our vehicles will take our guests who have made a waterfall reservation to the Manavgat waterfall, and our other guests to the Manavgat bazaar, the largest market in the region. Our guide will inform you of the meeting place and meeting time in the market. We will take a 2.5 hour break at the market. Our guests who go to the waterfall will also have their guardians in the market for 1.5 hours. After free time in the market, we will return to our hotels by bus when all guests arrive at the meeting place. All our guests will arrive at their hotels.

City of Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

4. City of Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

Take in the splendor of the Taurus Mountains on this trip from the city of Side. Feel the exhilaration of four-wheeling through idyllic landscapes with a guide. Sit back and relax as your professional driver picks you up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel and take in the scenic ride to the base station. Get expert instruction on how to handle your four-wheeler safely. Follow your instructor and ride into the mountains. Discover the natural wonder of the mountains, spot some wildlife, and get a little dirty as you bike along. Return to the base station, take off your helmet, and have a refreshing shower. Watch a wrap-up movie while having a chilled drink before being dropped off at your hotel.

City of Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Rafting Tour with Lunch

5. City of Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Rafting Tour with Lunch

Before the start of rafting you will get to see one of the antic bridges located near the starting point of rafting where you can take pictures . Next , you will do body rafting in the cold water. The rafting track is around 14 km, there are 10 rapids throughout the track, and there will also be swimming areas where you will be able to swim. Each boat takes around 10 people and will be accompanied by a professional guide/instructor. You will take one break halfway through rafting to make sure everyone gets some rest. You finish rafting at our restaurant where you will get lunch by the river , and you will watch the video and the pictures that were taken throughout the day.

City of Side: Manavgat River Boat & Market Tour w/ Transfer

6. City of Side: Manavgat River Boat & Market Tour w/ Transfer

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Side, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains. Relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta and salads will be served on board. Stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, waterfall and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to Side.

Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

7. Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Pass through 10 exhilarating rapids on this rafting tour through Koprulu Canyon in Antalya. Choose to meet at the launch site or pick a tour with hotel transfers from select locations like Antalya and Kemer. Eat a delicious lunch at a charming riverside restaurant.  Before the start of rafting you stop at an old bridge to capture some pictures before you hit the water. Put on your helmet and life jacket and take off with your rafting guide down the river. Feel your heart pound as you pass through rapids.  Cool off with a dip in the cold water at some local swim spots. Look for local wildlife and take in the tree-filled landscapes as you glide down the river. Stop for a break halfway through your experience where you can take a rest.  Finish your rafting tour at the activity provider's restaurant where you can savor a 3-course lunch next to the river. Watch the the video from your tour and see the pictures that were taken throughout the day. 

From city of Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

8. From city of Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Side, journey by jeep through the Taurus Mountains and embark on an off-road adventure with a professional team of drivers. Drive to locations other vehicles can't access and get spectacular views of Side and its surroundings. Visit the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar to learn more about the life of the locals, and get details about their religious traditions at a village mosque. Try some traditional Turkish bread (gözleme) at an old house in the village of Oymapinar. Then, drive to Manavgat Waterfall and marvel at the foaming cascades of the wide waterfall of the Manavgat River. Soak up the scenic landscape and admire the beauty and diversity of nature. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque location in the mountains, and end with a visit to a small zoo before returning to Side to get dropped off at your hotel.

City of Side: Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City Day Trip

9. City of Side: Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City Day Trip

Your adventure will begin when you’re picked up in a minibus from your hotel. Your first stop will will be near Koprucay River, where you’ll take a refreshing break, eat a delicious lunch, and enjoy 45 minutes to wander at your leisure. You’ll then travel onwards and make a stop at an ancient Roman bridge to take some stunning photos and learn about its history from your expert guide. Next, you’ll arrive in the ancient city of Selge, where you’ll have 40 minutes to soak up the unique atmosphere and hear stories from you guide.  After stopping at the Roman Aquaducts for another photo session, you’ll then drive on to the area of Eagle Canyon, embarking on a short hike with your guide to reach the canyon together. After exploring this fascinating location, you’ll then begin the drive home, arriving back at your hotel at around 5-6 PM with memories that will last a lifetime.

From Antalya: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

10. From Antalya: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

Get picked up from your hotel in Antalya and depart for Perge, the ancient capital of the Pamphylia region. Check out the massive 15 km stretch of ancient ruins there and learn about the city's long history from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonnaded Street, the Nympharium, and the stadium. Depart for Aspendos, an incredibly well-preserved ancient theater built in the 2nd century AD. Marvel at the scale of the immense structure which has a capacity of 15,000 people and is still being used for festivals and concerts. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on a nearby river before departing for Side (pronounced Seeday), a beautiful ancient coastal city with a number of Roman ruins. Learn about the history of this port city that served as the largest slave market in the region during Roman times as you explore various ruins, including those of a large theater, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo. Take an hour of free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back to Antalya, stop at the scenic Manavgat waterfall and marvel at the power of the river.

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(41 reviews)

A wonderful experience It's fun to travel in such a large group...Top drivers who know what they're doing. And two acrobats who aren't afraid of're great.

The trip was so worth it!!! You can't see such great places on your own. The atmosphere in all 5-6 jeeps was huge. It was fun and great for the price.

fabulous day out. Saw and experienced so much. Tour guides were great, very friendly and entertaining- especially Tomas. lunch was very good too.

The tour itself is really nice, but there is still work to be done in terms of organization

very nice trip, great views, great driver, very good food. We recommend