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Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

1. Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

Discover the natural beauty of Antalya on this full-day tour. Visit the Duden Waterfall, explore a natural cave, and take a boat trip to see even more. Then visit the highlights of the old city of Kaleici. Your full-day Antalya City and Waterfalls Tour begins in the morning with a drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park. Take a walk through the beautiful park and take in views of the spectacular 15-meter-high Duden Waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a natural cave you can enter to watch the cascades. Back in Antalya, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from the old harbor to the spectacular Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. At 30 meters, it is the highest cascade in the Antalya region. You’ll have views of the coastline of Antalya’s old city as you arrive in the harbor. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant followed by some free time to explore Kaleici – the old city. See the main attractions, including Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare and the city walls dating back to the 2nd century. You’ll also have time to visit some of the numerous boutiques, art galleries and interesting museums in the old town.

From Istanbul: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Trip with Flight

2. From Istanbul: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Trip with Flight

Experience the wonders of Pamukkale on a guided trip from Instanbul, including round-trip flight tickets and lunch. Wander around the ancient city of Hierapolis and take memorable pictures, then take a dip in the revitalizing Cleopatra Pools. This is a must-do trip during anyone’s time in Turkey. In the early morning, get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and brought to the airport for your direct flight to Denizli Airport (included). Upon arrival, meet another driver and head to the meeting point where you will meet your guide who will show you around Pamukkale and Hierapolis for the rest of the day. Pamukkale and Hierapolis are listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a natural site and ancient city, famous for the hot springs believed to have healing powers. The travertines are formed by a chemical reaction and subsequent precipitation of various causes and environments. Hierapolis has been a settlement of different cults and cultures throughout history, surrounded by a mix of ideas and believes as to the true history and origins of the site. Hierapolis played an important role in spreading Christianity in Anatolia, and it was the place where Phillip, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, died. For this reason, Hierapolis became an important religious center in the 4th century A.D. The tour in Hierapolis includes the necropolis, the Gate of Domitian, Frontinus Street, the Agora, the North Byzantine Gate, the gymnasium, the Fountain of the Tritons, the Temple of Apollo, the Martyrium of St. Philip, the column church, Pluto's Gate, and more. Spend time exploring Pamukkale for another 1.5 hours, then enjoy free time to look around and take photos. If you bring your swimming clothes, you can also visit the Cleopatra Pools (extra fees apply).  After the tour, take a transfer back to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul.

From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

3. From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

Discover one of the most colorful places in the Alanya region - the magnificent Sapadere Canyon on a full-day tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alanya at 10 AM, and set off on a 48 km drive to Sapadere. During the journey, admire breathtaking views of the gorge along the route, crossing the Sedre River multiple times on the scenic mountain road. On the way, stop for 15-20 minutes in a nomad tent where you can taste gözleme (Turkish pancake) as a light snack. Then, head over to the Cüceler Cave (the dwarf cave) for the chance to get out and explore. After this, continue on to the village of Sapadere Village for a 45-minute stroll to visit some interesting places. Discover the small village mosque, an old watermill, and a silk weaving workshop. Have the chance to visit a fruit garden where you can pick fresh oranges and taste local exotic fruits. Then, arrive at Sapadere Canyon for the opportunity to discover its hidden waterfalls and swim in crystal clear natural pools. Follow the stairs down to pristine swimming spots, with water flowing all year round. At the end of a 600 m path, find the most impressive waterfall where swimming is also allowed. Take a dip in this spectacular location and refresh yourself from the heat.   Finally, at around 4:30 PM, return to Alanya where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

4. Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Altindere National Park. Soak up the tranquility of the park as you listen to the sound of the waterfalls and snap photos. Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to the Sumela Monastery observation point and marvel at the impressive architecture of the monastery, carved into the cliff face. After admiring the views, continue to Cosandere Valley and spend some free time exploring. Stop among the pine trees to enjoy a delcious lunch at Zigana Pass. After lunch, visit the ancient Tortul Castle and put your bravery to the test with a walk along a 240-meter-high glass observation platform. Later, enter the magnificent Karaca Caves. This natural wonder is filled with easy-to-navigate walkways and plenty of lighting to showcase its beauty. The final stop is in Hamsikoy, a peaceful region of 5 farming villages, where you’ll taste a local pudding known as sutlac before beginning the return journey to Trabzon.

Antalya: Waterfall, Cable Car and Old Town Tour with Lunch

5. Antalya: Waterfall, Cable Car and Old Town Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in Antalya's rich culture and natural beauty on this full-day tour in the company of a guide. Walk through the city, then hop on a boat to see the sights from the water. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off and a delectable Turkish meal. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the Lower and Upper Duden waterfalls. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the breathtaking beauty of the falls and visit an underground river and cave. Afterward, visit an ancient olive oil factory. Later, enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town to experience the lifestyle of the locals. Then, make your way to a traditional Turkish restaurant to sit down for a delicious lunch. Next, ride a cable car up to Tünektepe, taking in sprawling vistas over the city,  the Gulf of Antalya, peaks of the Taurus Mountains, and its pine-forested surroundings. Once you reach the hilltop viewpoint, take photos of the panoramic vista. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

6. Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

Your tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in Trabzon. From there you will travel to Uzungol, which takes approximately one hour. As you travel from Trabzon you will visit a tea factory, which will provide you with a look at the way fresh tea is grown and harvested. You will also be able to buy fresh tea to take with you.  Once you are done learning about the hectic life of tea makers, you will visit the Surmene knives and gift shop. There you will see the hard work of master craftsman of the Surmene region, as well as their handcrafted blades. These blades have been forged, folded, twisted, and hammered, until a unique blade is finished. After a lunch break you will be free to discover the Uzungol area by yourself. You may like to rent a pedal boat on the lake, or can instead opt to follow one of the hiking trails for a chance to see some of the impressive local wildlife. In the evening you will return to Trabzon, where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

From Istanbul: Pamukkale Trip with Hot Air Balloon Ride

7. From Istanbul: Pamukkale Trip with Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take a break from bustling Istanbul and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale on this 2-day trip. See extraordinary views of thermal pools and terraces and visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. Your trip begins with a flight from Istanbul to Denizli Airport. Upon arriving at Denizli Airport your driver will meet you and drop you off at your hotel for you to retire and relax in the evening. The next day in the early morning, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the meeting point for your hot air balloon ride. Rise up into the sky and see the white travertines from above. Have a memorable experience as you taking stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Hierapolis. Once your air balloon flight finishes have breakfast back in the hotel. Take a break before beginning your excursion to Hierapolis. Follow your guide as they tell you about interesting historical events. Wander through ancient ruins before taking your transfer to Denizli Airport for your flight back to Istanbul.

Antalya Waterfalls and Old City Tour

8. Antalya Waterfalls and Old City Tour

Discover the most charming city in Turkey. Begin by stopping at the Duden Waterfalls, a very special location known to locals. The park around the waterfall is shady and cooling, almost like a tropical oasis with cascading waterfalls, loud birdsong and with a very special atmosphere and tranquility, that you will not find elsewhere in the town. After roughly 45 minutes relaxing in this environment, the tour will continue to the second location. Visit Kaleici Marina, also known as Old Antalya. A place that is filled with history and lovely buildings. See old houses built in the Ottoman style and from the park, enjoy terrific views of the water. See the old town’s harbor, Hadrian’s Gate, and many other interesting sights as well. Enjoy an hour on a short boat trip. After two hours wandering the city, follow your guide on to the final stop of the tour, at Duden Kiyi Selalesi. This spectacular waterfall is just 20 meters from the sea. See how the strong flowing water joins the sea in a loud thunder or noise and spray. 

Antalya: Electric Scooter Sightseeing Tour

9. Antalya: Electric Scooter Sightseeing Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 9:30 AM to discover Antalya. After the e-scooter introduction and safety briefing at the main office, you will start your tour from Karaalioglan Park.  Ride through the greens in the company of a local guide and enjoy the breathtaking view of sea cliffs and parks. When you arrive to the Old Town, ride through the narrow streets and inclined paths of the historical marina. The wall stoned wooden houses of Old Town, as well as the city walls, Madrasahs, Turkish Baths, Towers and Mosques that challenge the time, will take you back in time. After having enjoyed traditional Turkish pancake (gözleme) and tea in this historical place, continue your tour with world-famous Konyaaltı Beach, Beach Park, Cultural Center, and Aquarium. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

10. From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your accommodation in Antalya, you will transfer to Pamukkale (which was known as Hierapolis in ancient times), a 250 km drive that will take around 3.5 hours.  On the way, there will be two breaks for coffee, tea, and breakfast. If you inform your hotel 1 day in advance of the tour, they may be able to prepare your breakfast to take with you (if breakfast is included with your accommodation).  Just before arriving in Pamukkale, there will be time to stop for lunch. Then, continue on towards the ancient holy city, located just 5 minutes from the lunch stop. Your guide will help you to gain an understanding of this ancient and fascinating city. Take some time to admire the natural spring water terraces or perhaps take a dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included in the cost of the tour). Other highlights include the main street (also known as Colonnade Street) and the antique theater.    At the end of the day, transfer back to Antalya.

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What people are saying about Southeastern Anatolia

Had a great day Usuf our guide was funny and very informative, cable car was awesome even with the cloud, the Duden fans were sensational, walking through old town was a lesson in history and the boat ride with its odd music selection was relaxing with great views of the coastline, worth the money

It was a day well spent. A lot of nice places with very good guide Jusuf. Even teenager interested in his stories. And special thanks for a place chosen for lunch. I strongly recommend this trip if you like to see best places of Antalya in one day.

Yusuf was a fantastic guide. The driver Ferit is friendly too. The tour to the falls was great and the boat trip was also highly recommended. In general, the guide was very well informed and spoke many languages.

Lovely tour guide with lot's of knowledge ,varied things to do plenty of free time for shopping stunning views ,really enjoyable. Thank you.

Excellent tour guide - we learnt so much about Antalya. Excellent value for money. Also went on the cable car