Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

From US$ 44 per person

A day excursion to Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village in Side Turkey with a local and professional guide. You can enjoy the local nature as you hike up the old village and visit the hand made "Button Houses".

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private or small groups available
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Pickup will be from your hotel in the Side area.


  • Discover the largest underground lake in the country
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Visit the hand-made "Button Houses"
  • Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are collected from your hotel in the Side area. From there, your first stop will be to the village of Avasun, which is also known as "laurel village". Afterwards, you will drive to a height of approximately 1,200 meters, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Green Canyon, Green Lake, and Manavgat. From there you will visit the small village of Ürünlü, which is known for its “button houses”. There you can relax in a local café before heading to the local national park to drink natural tea. Next, you will visit the Altınbeşik Cave, which is also known as the "Gold Cradle Cave". There you will be able to discover the largest underground lake in the country. You are bound to be inspired by the beauty of this place, as you explore it throughout a 20-minute boat trip. Towards the end of your tour, you will taste a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ormana. Following lunch, you will explore the village of Sarıhacılar, including its 650-year-old Ottoman mosque, before returning to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the Side area
  • Lunch
  • 20-minute boat trip to the Altinbesik Cave
  • Professional local guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  There is no swim break in the cave
  • You will hike a few meters between village streets (bring suitable shoes)
  • Don't forget your camera if you wish to take photos
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Product ID: 278497