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From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Beverages

1. From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Beverages

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Journey by boat on an 8.5-mile (14 km) Grand Canyon tour and a 2-mile (3 km) long Little Canyon tour. You will make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you will be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you will be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your hotel.

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

2. From 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.

Side: Buggy Safari Tour

3. Side: Buggy Safari Tour

Venture out on this buggy safari tour that begins in Koprulu Canyon National Park. After receiving a quick briefing on buggy bikes, enjoy a 10-kilometer drive along the river. Marvel at the the gorgeous natural surroundings of the park, and, about halfway through the expedition, take a short swim break before continuing the final 10 kilometers of the buggy tour. When you arrive back at the facility, check out the photos that your guide has taken during your adventure. When the day is done, enjoy a drop-off back at your hotel in an air-conditioned bus.

Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

4. Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

Begin your fantastic day trip by being picked up from your hotel in the city. Board the boat and start your trip down the Manavgat River. Swim in clear waters at the beach between the sea and the river and savor a tasty lunch. Make an optional stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfalls and have 20-30 minutes to explore this stunning area. Head to the public bazaar and enjoy the exquisite smells, brightly colored stalls, and bustling atmosphere for 2 hours. If you choose to skip the waterfall, then head to the public bazaar and enjoy around 3 hours of free time to look around.

Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

5. 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. Take a break with a dip in a cool lake before continuing to ride the rest of the circuit. 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.

From Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

6. From 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 that 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. Watch an animated show while you sip a glass of Turkish tea, and get the chance to ride a donkey (own expense). Then, drive to Manavgat Waterfall and marvel at the foaming cascades of a 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.

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

7. From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Begin this full-day tour with a drive into the Taurus Mountains. Your first stop of the day is Avasun, known as the village of bay leaves. Stop to take in the views over the Green Canyon and Green Lake and take the opportunity to grab some terrific holiday snaps. Visit the village of Ürünlü and learn about the distinctive button houses, an architectural curiosity famous in this area. Enjoy a tea or coffee break at a traditional house before visiting Altinbesik Cave National Park. During your tour you'll also have the chance to take a boat ride on a subterranean lake and see the stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Golden Cradle Cavern. In Ormana village, see more button houses and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Sarihacilar köyü, a village on the Silk Road before visiting a traditional house and a spectacular 650-year-old Ottoman mosque.

Apollo Temple Side, Perge, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

8. Apollo Temple Side, Perge, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Antalya on this day trip and travel in an airconditioned bus to the sites of the ancient cites of Perge, Aspendos, and Side. Travel into the Kursunlu Falls National Park and swim in the pool of the Kursunlu Waterfall.  Board a spacious and comfortable outside your hotel and relax on the drive to Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins that date back to the Roman period. Imagine the past as you see a gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, and Roman baths. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for its excellently-preserved Roman amphitheater built in 155 AD.  Walk up the amphitheater's tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today. Stop to refill with a delicious lunch before making your way to the ruins of Side, which span the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras.  Admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheater, and marble columns. Take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the the temple of Apollo.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

Side: Jeep Safari in the Taurus Mountains & Waterfall Visit

9. Side: Jeep Safari in the Taurus Mountains & Waterfall Visit

Experience a full day of adventure as you travel around the Taurus Mountains in a jeep. Get picked up from your hotel and make your way to your first stop, an old village house where you can sample traditional Turkish gözleme. Stop for photos at the Roman aqueducts on your way to Oymapınar Dam. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Green Canyon and Green Lake, where you will be stopping for lunch. At the Green Lake, go for a dip in the pristine emerald waters or enjoy an optional boat trip. Later, stop at an old village mosque to experience Islamic culture firsthand before heading to a miniature zoo. Finally, head to Manavgat Waterfall where you will have 30 minutes of free time before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Side: Day-Trip to Sapadere with Lunch

10. From Side: Day-Trip to Sapadere with Lunch

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sapadere Canyon, located approximately 90 kilometers from Side. Walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the stunning landscape. During the relaxed walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice-cold water! Stop for a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Then, visit the natural cave of Guceler and see the stalagmite and stalactite formations.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 347 reviews

It was an amazing trip not only because of picturesque destinations, but also due to perfect organization and extremely friendly and enthusiastic guide. Cengiz provided us with a plenty of information and was attentive to all participants. It has been a fascinating trip from start till the very end and we were happy to spend the day in such a great company.

That was great experience. We missed tour bus on the day but later we request to company for next day trip with same yesterday tickets. And they agree and we get trip next day with no extra charges. Great professional company. Thanks for hospitality.

Our guide Mehmet was great. really helpful and explained everything in detail and in a funny way. recommend this tour

Good and enjoyable pick and drop time lovely journey will recommend to family and friends

the outing is very beautiful but 0 guide in French only Russian or Turkish