From Belek/Antalya/Side: Taurus Mountains Buggy Safari
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 2 hours
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A fun packed family white water rafting adventure that is exhilarating and a great family bonding adventure. Suitable for all ages without any previous experience. Stunning wilderness scenery location that traverses approximately 14km of canyon, lasting around 3 1/2 hours with at least 3 stops. Our total family package was €88 including transportation and lunch and rafting, representing excellent value for money and a fun family day out. The only negative aspects are upon arrival, at rafting location you are heavily persuaded (conned) into renting wetsuits at €5 each and informed water temp is below 7 deg C. (First lie, as It is actually around 13 to 15 Deg C). You are also informed that training shoes are not suitable and pressurised into buying plastic rafting shoes at €5 per pair. (Lie #2, as our raft guide was wearing exactly the same Adidas trainers as my son, which he said was unsuitable). Finally there is also a very hard sell to buy overpriced drinks and a video.
My husband and I booked this trip a few weeks before we travelled, slightly apprehensive as we are more mature and thought it would be more suitable for younger people,but, we enjoyed it. A few things to add, there are a couple of money making extras, such as bandanas to keep dust out of your nose and mouth (€4 each-take a scarf or something similar), the Animal park is dreadful, dirty and sad looking creatures, it was classed as a zoo, and if we had known how bad it was, we wouldn't have paid the €2 each to visit. The lunch break was very long and although the food nice , we felt it was prolonged just to get more drinks and we felt a bit pressured to pay for a DVD of photos taking during the trip (to be fair it would be incredibly hard to take decent ones yourself as moving in the jeep all the time ),also we visited Mangavat waterfall, pretty , but had to pay entry (about 2€ each) , shops and snack bars offering ice creams, etc , so take more money if this your thing .
I recommend this activity. It was a nicely spent day during my vacation. But I have few comments: be prepared to be constantly photographed. We felt like models on set. I understand the try to sell photos but that was to much. The zoo - few tired animals, just avoid it. Bring drinking water & your own bandana. Other than that - great day.
Cenghis is a very excellent tourguide. He’s engaging and very interactive. He knows the history by heart. You can tell that he loves his job because it radiates to the group. He very enthusiastic. Very informative! Highly recommended tour.
Amazing raft experience, would definitely recommend! It goes little slow waiting for everyone but just have entertaining comedy people on the same boat, no diva’s and none who don’t paddle, it weighs you down lol