Things to do in Alanya

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

Our most recommended things to do in Alanya

Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

1. 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: Pirate Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

2. Alanya: Pirate Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

Discover the coastline of Alanya with a 6-hour boat trip. Sailing from the harbor around the peninsula and along the coast, see the main tourist attractions of Alanya, including the Red Tower, Old Shipyard, and Alanya Castle. Visit Pirates' Cave, Lover's Cave, and Phosphorus Cave. Stop for swimming near Cleopatra Beach and admire the view to Ulaş Beach. Sunbathe on the upper deck or just relax listening to the music and enjoying spectacular views of Alanya. Enjoy 3 to 4 stops for swimming in the turquoise sea, and during these stops, maybe even see dolphins or sea turtles. Be treated to a BBQ lunch with soft drinks.

Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dimcay River

3. Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dimcay River

Travel by jeep into the Taurus Mountains with a professional team of drivers. Take in the spectacular views of Alanya at stops along the way. Experience the delightful Turkish countryside and visit a small village on this full-day adventure. Your guide will tell you about religious traditions in Turkey as you visit a village mosque. Stop at an old house in the village where you’ll have the option of trying traditional Turkish bread, or gözleme, made locally. You’ll be offered a glass of Turkish tea as you watch an amusing animation program. Stop at a restaurant near the Dim Cayi River for lunch. Enjoy your meal and the beauty of the surrounding landscape and then take a relaxing break in the sun before heading back to Alanya.

Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

4. 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.

From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Drinks

5. 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: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

6. Alanya: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

You will be picked up from your hotel and the shuttle will take you to Alanya Harbor, where your sailing adventure begins. From there, you will see the historical shipyard and the famous sight of Alanya: the Red Tower. The next stop is at Pirate's Cave and Lover's Cave, where you will have the opportunity to take a swim, explore the cliffs or watch the spectacular jumping show of the boat staff. Continue to Phosphorous Cave, watching the countless colorful fish in the Mediterranean Sea. Close to Cleopatra Beach, you will have some time to go for a swim in the turquoise waters. Have lunch in the New Alanya Harbor then see Devil's Cave, Mud Cave and Ulaş Beach - maybe you will find some treasure. You will have the chance to get off the boat here and enjoy the cold water and the beautiful sand beach. On your way back to the harbor, you can look around for dolphins, and the boat staff will provide some entertainment.

Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience

7. 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: Quad Bike Safari

8. 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.

Alanya: 4-Hour City Tour with Sunset Panorama

9. 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.

Alanya: Scuba Diving Tour With Lunch

10. 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.

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We - a family of 4 with another family of 4, went rafting with Seven Tours in Köprülü Kanyon in Turkey. Our host was simply great - very responsive and very helpful. Everything was organized very well, too - pick-up from and return to our hotel, onsite arrangements - equipment handover, transport to the starting point, lunch and the rafting itself, of course. Initially, I thought that the river is quite still but the entire experience turned out extremely funny and with sufficient white-water spots to pump our adrenaline.

We had a fabulous day. Our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable, extremely funny and spoke to everyone individually throughout the day making sure we were enjoying ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend the tour and the guide.

We were in October, it was a bit cold from the beginning, but after that good music, good mood, good organization, we warmed up. So definitely take jackets with you.. but otherwise it was really great.

Received it in good time and was very useful. Decent price for how long we had it for

Brilliant!!! The crew, the trip, the boat, the food! Amazing!!! Strongly recommend!