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Our most recommended Alanya Private Experiences

Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

1. Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

You will be transported in an airconditioned bus from your hotel to the activity start point. When you arrive at Koprulu Canyon, you will be given your equipment (life vest, helmet, and paddle). If you need extra equipment, such as suitable shoes, you can purchase them here. After you have received the necessary information, you will find yourself on the cold waters of the Koprucay River. Paddle down the river for around 14 kilometers and have lunch midway down. At the end of the program, you will watch a movie and see photos of your adventure (optional to purchase). After changing your clothes, you will return to your hotel.

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From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

2. From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

On this 8-hour trip you’ll head out in the morning for a visit to Aspendos, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia. Every year thousands of people come to see the best well-preserved amphitheater in Turkey, built in 155 with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. Today the amphitheater hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. After lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of Side. The city is located on a peninsula and features ruins of a Roman amphitheater, a columned road, temple to Dionysus, and to a museum in the former Turkish bath. Admire the Temple of Apollo, which is the most beautiful site in Side, situated by the sea on the ancient harbor. On the way back to Alanya you’ll stop to visit the Manavgat Waterfalls. This is a place of exceptional natural beauty and fresh, clean air. You’ll see pine forests, waterfalls, and a river replete with trout and turtles.

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Alanya: Private City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

3. Alanya: Private City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Enjoy an exciting break from the cruise ship and explore the beautiful city of Alanya on this half-day guided sightseeing tour. Avoid the stress of orienting yourself in a foreign city and get picked up by your professional guide directly at the Alanya Cruise Port. Head over to the famous 13th-century Kizil Kule (Red Tower), on of Alanya's main attractions and the stunning symbol of the city. Continue the tour with visits to the stunning Alanya Castle and the beautiful Damlatas Cave, known as the Cafe of the Dripping Stones due to its numerous stalactites and stalagmites dating back over 15,000 years. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the beautiful Dim ÇayiI River, and take advantage of some free time to swim in the river, visit the dam, pass through the orange and lemon groves or the banana plantations, and visit the village mosque. Because the program is flexible, it can be changed or extended according to your wishes and interests. 

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From Alanya: Side Highlights Walking Tour

4. From Alanya: Side Highlights Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Side’s most fascinating and historic sites on a full-day group walking tour of the Temples of Apollo and Athena, the Theater, and Mediterranean beaches. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide in Alanya, where you'll hop on a short bus ride to Side. Take in views of the bay along your route. Find yourself immersed in history as you stroll among ancient Roman-era ruins and monuments right in town, learning about the rich local history from your expert guide. Marvel at the historic standing columns of the Temple of Athena looking out to sea, and if you climb to the top tier of the vast Roman Theater, you'll be rewarded with a magnificent view of the stately Taurus Mountains.

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What people are saying about Alanya

Everything worked out great, pick-up at the agreed time at the hotel in Side, then a 90-minute bus ride to the starting point, where there was the possibility to buy waterproof cell phone cases and water shoes as well as rent wetsuits. Since we had an initially rainy day, we borrowed the suits and didn't regret it (4 ° C (?) Water temperature). Despite the recommendation, we did without the shoes, but we had no problems with our sports shoes either. After equipping the participants, there was a short journey by bus before going into the water. A guide rides in every boat, gives commands and ensures fun and moments of surprise. After about 9 km there is a break with the possibility to have a drink or a snack. Then the rest of the route continues with swimming opportunities. Once you have arrived at your destination (starting point), you will have the food included in the price as well as the opportunity to purchase a DVD of the tour (€ 25), followed by a return trip to the hotel.

We had a lot of fun, the guide was great and the landscape and the river were just gorgeous. The long bus ride with sometimes too many stops was a bit exhausting. But overall a great experience which I can only recommend.

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

these are good guides and they do everything to ensure that you have a good experience.

I overcame my fear of jumping off the bridge as we paused. Guide Jacob was so sweet to jump with me and it ended with me jumping 2 times with him;) super good experience.

Amazing trip, amazing guide, great communication throughout, highly highly recommended