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Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

1. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day sailing cruise with this tour from Side. Swim around Karaburun Baym, the Manavgat Bosphorus, and at Dolphin Island. Party with foam and savor a fresh-cooked meal as you sail along the water.  Be collected from your hotel by airconditioned bus and transfer to the sailboat where staff will greet you and ask you which lunch option you would prefer, Depart along the Manavgat River and listen as your guide provides you with facinating commentary.  Listen as a live DJ starts to play and stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). Be served by the crew a fresh-grilled lunch of chicken or fish which is served with salad and a rice. After enjoying lunch on board, cruise to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break. Start the foam party on the boat.  Continue towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your experience. 

Side: Turkish Bath and Spa Experience with Massage

2. Side: Turkish Bath and Spa Experience with Massage

Enjoy pickup from your hotel in Side then travel to a nearby Turkish bath where an incredibly relaxing experience awaits. Upon arrival, head to the sauna for a rest followed by a trip to the salt room. Stop by the steam room next and allow your troubles to melt away before taking a dip in the bubbling jacuzzi. Once you’re feeling suitably relaxed, it’s time for your first massage. Enjoy a 20 minute full body foam and peeling massage to refresh the skin. After your massage, a face mask is applied and you’ve got some free time to relax before your full body oil massage. At the end of a truly magical experience, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

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: Underwater Museum Scuba Diving Visit

4. Side: Underwater Museum Scuba Diving Visit

Explore Side’s Underwater Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience in Europe. Take two 20-minute dives into the Mediterranean Sea and experience the 110 sculptures that represent parts of Anatolian history.   After pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus, you’ll drive a short distance to the harbor and walk to the boat. Once on board, you’ll have a safety briefing in each language before sailing out to the Sea. Get your equipment on and then dive underwater with an expert diver and photo team to explore the Underwater Museum. With a depth of only 5-6 meters, this area is accessible for beginners as well as experts.   After your first dive, you’ll have a rest on the boat (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours) and enjoy some lunch. Then, you’ll get to enjoy your second 20-minute dive to continue to explore the Mediterranean Sea and the unique animals and plants that can be found there.

Side: Guided Quad Bike Riding Experience

5. Side: Guided Quad Bike Riding Experience

Get picked up from your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the base station. Meet your guide and get ready for a thrilling and scenic ride around the Taurus Mountains, a must-see destination in the region. Get outfitted with all the equipment you'll need and learn the basics of riding a quad bike. Take a quick test drive before setting out with your guide.  Ride near the Manavgat River, feeling the breeze in your hair and the rush of adrenaline as you quickly round tight curves. Ride for 10 km before stopping for a short break Then complete a final circuit of another 10 km. Afterwards, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you choose. Take a shower afterward (don't forget to bring your change of clothes!) and then get dropped off back at your hotel.

Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

6. 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.

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.

Side: Taurus Mountains Guided Buggy Cross Riding Experience

8. Side: Taurus Mountains Guided Buggy Cross Riding Experience

Get an adrenaline rush in the Taurus Mountains on a guided buggy cross tour. Enjoy pickup from your hotel in Side, learn how to ride a buggy cross, and watch the video of your adventure after it's over. Meet your driver at your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the base station. Get outfitted with all the equipment you need and learn the basics of riding a buggy cross from your guide. Take a quick test drive near the base station before setting out on your adventure with your guide.  Ride near the Manavgat River and feel the breeze in your hair and adrenaline rush as you quickly round tight curves. Ride for 10 kilometers before stopping for a short break. Hop back on your buggy and complete a final circuit of another 10 kilometers before returning to the base station. At the station, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you wish. Take a shower at the station before returning to your hotel in Side.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

9. 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, have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. Marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th-century 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. Have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

10. Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

Your adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Side and heads to the coastal city of Alanya. The first stop of the day is the Sapadere Canyon, a stunning natural site formed by years of wind, water, and ice erosion. Follow your guide on an exciting hike through the canyon and watch out for the array of wildlife that lives, especially colorful birds and butterflies. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your hike, enjoy a relaxing stopover at a local restaurant and dine on a delicious lunch. Once you’re feeling suitably re-energized, continue your hike through the canyon. As you walk, soak up incredible views of the numerous waterfalls and stop to take photos as a selection of view points. You can also opt to visit Goblin’s Cave for an additional fee, or swim in the mineral waters that trickle down from the Taurus Mountains. Before leaving the canyon stop by Seyir Terrace, which boasts incredible views of Alanya and the surrounding landscapes. Finally, enjoy 2-hours of free time in the city to explore at your own pace and see the sights that interest you most. There’s plenty to discover in Alanya, including Cleopatra Beach, the Red Tower, and the Teleferik. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Side.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 612 reviews

I received the confirmation immediately after booking. Then an email followed for the pick-up time at the hotel. on the day of the boat cruise we were picked up on time. At about 10:00 we boarded a pirate boat and sailed across the green river. Food and drink is partly free. With music and a foam disco at sea it was a nice display. Then moored at a beach for a dip in the sea, jet ski rental and a little later a tasty lunch on board. then you sail to the starting point where buses are ready. You can go straight to the big bazaar or first buy a ticket in advance or on board for a visit to the waterfall (30min) and then another 1.5 hours to the bazaar. At half past six we were back at the hotel in Side. It was a fun day with variety.

Our family – 2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 4 had a wonderful rafting experience with this company. What to be ready and look for: this is a very popular activity with several rafting companies starting from the same point at the same time so be prepared to wait about an hour on the spot under sun + transfer time. Dinner was excellent but drinks and snacks before main lunch are extra – beer 4 EUR, cola 2 EUR, water 1 EUR, don’t remember how much sweet pancakes were. If you want to save – bring your own water and snacks in the drybag that you can attach to your safety vest. I can’t say those extra charges are bad – just be ready for them.

It so nice to visit Pamukkale & Salda lake. Just a long journey from where we stayed on however it is good experience. Our guide from Pacho tours is so helpful, too. Lunch & dinner included & were delightful. Will recommend this activity when you visited Turkey. It is once in a lifetime experience.

The white water rafting was great fun. The instructors speak fluent German, English and Turkish. The food also tasted very good. We were glad that we had booked the kayak, because you are a bit freer and more independent there. Everyone was always waited for and it was a super nice day!

Foarte bine organizat, o experiență frumoasa din care nu a lipsit nimic.