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Alanya

Explore natural wonders and even swim in waters Cleopatra allegedly visited in this Turkish coastal town.

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Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Over a Castle and the Sea

1. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Over a Castle and the Sea

We are rightly called the "KINGS OF ALANYA" Tandem Paragliding is one of the best activities to do in Alanya with professionally trained and official certified Pilots by FAI (Federation Aeronautics International). Enjoy the beautiful view over Alanya. The starting point's altitude is 700m. View the turquoise-blue sea and the castle from up to 1,000m high. Whether a relaxed flight in the thermals or exciting flight maneuvers. A breathtaking and royal tandem paragliding experience where you will meet your wishes and expectations awaits you and if you dare, you can take over the control of the paraglider for a short time. The crowning glory is the landing on the world-famous white sandy beach of Cleopatra. Pilots can fly 6-7 times a day, so hurry up to be among our happy guests.

Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

2. Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Sapadere Canyon. Located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon offers visitors the chance to walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. With departures from hotels in Alanya province, drive to the cooling Canyon for the start of your 7-hour guided tour which includes a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at nature’s pure beauty. During the relaxed 750-meter walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice cold water! During this trip you will also visit the natural cave called Guceler (Smurffs cave). It will be an interesting experience to see the stalagmites and stalactites formations.

Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

3. Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

On your visit to Alanya, set aside 2 hours to experience a Turkish bath. After this relaxing and rejuvenating ritual you’ll be ready for even more sightseeing! In Western Europe the Turkish bath as a means of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. The history of the traditional bath or hamam extends back centuries but it is still as prevalent as ever! It’s never been seen as just a time to cleanse the skin, but is a total experience that occurs in a special atmosphere. This Turkish bath experience includes a sauna, steam bath, foam massage, and aromatherapy oil massage. This full regime will make your body feel more fit, and your spirit feel more healthy. For a cleansing spa experience in Alanya, a Turkish bath at a hamam is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of calm and relaxation on your holiday. Indulge yourself with a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique and pleasurable traditions.

Alanya: Scuba Diving Tour With Lunch

4. Alanya: Scuba Diving Tour With Lunch

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Alanya between 8:30 and 9:30 AM, you will travel by minibus to the harbor and head to the first dive site. Transfers are also available from hotels in Manavgat. On the way to the first dive site, beginner divers will get full instruction about their introductory dive. Experienced divers can choose their equipment and get ready for their dive. Once at the dive site, experienced divers will enter the water first. This will be in the company of 1 or 2 instructors. Beginner divers will make their first dive with an instructor in groups of 2 people, entering the water after the experienced divers. After your first dive is complete, enjoy a warm lunch as you sail to the second dive site. The order of the program will be the same as at the first dive site. If you have booked as a non-diver, you can swim in the crystal-clear water. Snorkels and masks are available to rent on the boat. You are free to bring your own if you wish. Once all of the divers have finished the second dive, enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel. Then, sail back to the harbor at Alanya. The minibus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience

5. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Alanya in the morning or afternoon, and then travel to Kleopatra Beach in just 20 minutes. Go to the top of a hill 800 meters above sea level for the start of your tandem paraglide adventure. Get a short briefing from a professional pilot at the start of your 20 to 25-minute flight. Relax as your pilot controls the speed and takes great pictures and videos that you can purchase as a unique keepsake. Enjoy stunning views of Alanya and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Land back at Kleopatra Beach, and then journey back to Alanya to get dropped off at your hotel.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

6. Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

Start your day with a convenient pick up service at your accommodation. Meet your friendly expert guide and head to the stunning Alanya City on this guided tour. First you will take a cable car up to the Alanya Castle, and visit an iconic attraction of the district. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave and admire the stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches in the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River - one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy lunch there. It's a great place with delicious food, cool pockets of shade from the sun, and refreshing water. You will have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

Alanya: Quad Bike Safari

7. Alanya: Quad Bike Safari

Pickup is available for all guests from their hotel security gate. From there you will arrive to the activity facility where you will watch a short movie about driving whilst learning information about how quad bikes work. You will then take a test drive around the facility twice. When you are ready to drive, everyone will follow the tour leader, marking the beginning of the tour program. It will take about 2 hours including stops, and you are guaranteed to feel adrenaline as you drive through the rivers and mud. A paparazzi team will be on hand to to take your photos while you are riding and swimming. Following your driving experience, you will watch a short movie and will have photos and a DVD available to purchase. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your hotel by an air-conditioned minibus.

From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Drinks

8. From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. Begin you day with pickup from your hotel and a bus ride to the Green Canyon. Continue your journey by boat along the 14-kilometer-long Grand Canyon and 3-kilometer-long Little Canyon. Make use of stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along this emerald-green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl as you cruise.  After exploring the Green Canyon, enjoy a longer swimming break in sparkling waters. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with breathtaking views over the lake. Well-rested and well-fed, continue onwards to explore the canyon further. Admire spectacular views of the mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop for one last refreshing dip before the return trip to your hotel.

Alanya Sunset Cruise with Dinner

9. Alanya Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Treat yourself to a 5-hour evening cruise on the Mediterranean and admire sunset views of the Alanya coast. Take a refreshing swim in the cool water and enjoy a delicious lunch on board. Set sail from Alanya Harbor and pass the historical red tower and shipyard. Cruise by Cleopatra beach and stop for a swimming break at Ulas beach. Here, enjoy the quiet shores and crystal clear water. Return to the boat for lunch on board by Alanya's new marina. While you relax, enjoy music and entertainment for all ages. Continue your sightseeing cruise along the coast, stopping for swims and admiring the natural beauty of the peninsula. Then, head out to the open sea and watch the sun melt over the horizon. After, sail back to Alanya Harbor.

Alanya: 4-Hour City Tour with Sunset Panorama

10. Alanya: 4-Hour City Tour with Sunset Panorama

Travel around Alanya in a jeep and take in the city’s top sights. The 4-hour activity begins with a drive to a panoramic spot in the Taurus Mountains. The entire city will appear before you at a glance. Enjoy the views before driving down to Cleopatra’s Beach and the Damlatas Cave. For an additional fee you can enter the cave and marvel at the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that are 15,000 years old. Discover Alanya’s harbor, the iconic Red Tower and the old shipyard, and drive up to the castle to enjoy the magnificent sunset. From the top of the castle, built in the 13th century, you’ll have views of the city, the coastline and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

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What people are saying about Alanya

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,897 reviews

Really fun trip with amazing views. Fantastic weather made it even better. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, very picturesque!

A nice tour, well looked after. English speaking guide was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed!

Excellent trip The team were so accommodating and happy They made us all feel so welcome.

Rafting tour was amazing, the lunch was ok but made my boyfriend and I feel sick

Guide was excellent. So friendly also. Beautiful place!