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2-Day Cappadocia Tour

1. 2-Day Cappadocia Tour

Explore the legendary "fairy chimneys" and rock-cut houses of Cappadocia and experience the spectacular landscape from multiple perspectives. Day 1: Start at approximately 05:00 AM and stop for breakfast en route to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, marvel at the rock formations and rock-carved houses, and visit Saratli Underground City (Kirkgoz) to explore its corridors with your guide. Then, drive to Pigeon Valley for lunch at a scenic restaurant. Gaze in awe at the castle in Uchisar Valley, and then visit a rock house. Drive to the Göreme Valley for a stunning panorama and go inside a rock-cut church in Cavusin village to learn about the area's religious past. Get the chance to purchase onyx jewelry on the way to your accommodation in Urgup, where an open buffet dinner awaits. Attend an optional folk dance show.  Day 2: Experience Cappadocia like a bird on an optional early morning hot air balloon ride. Check out from your hotel after a buffet breakfast, and explore the fairy chimneys up close. Enter the valleys of Devrent, Pasabag and Love, and walk through rocks shaped like mushrooms and other odd formations. Stop for lunch near Konya before drop off at your hotel at around 07:00 PM.

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Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

2. 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, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s 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. You will have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

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3-Day Cappadocia Tour

3. 3-Day Cappadocia Tour

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

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From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

4. From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. Begin you day with pickup from your hotel and a bus ride to the Green Canyon. Continue your journey by boat along the 14-kilometer-long Grand Canyon and 3-kilometer-long Little Canyon. Make use of stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along this emerald-green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl as you cruise.  After exploring the Green Canyon, enjoy a longer swimming break in sparkling waters. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with breathtaking views over the lake. Well-rested and well-fed, continue onwards to explore the canyon further. Admire spectacular views of the mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop for one last refreshing dip before the return trip to your hotel.

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Alanya Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

5. Alanya Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

Discover the coastline of Alanya with a 6-hour boat trip. Sailing from the harbor around the peninsula and along the coast, you'll see the main tourist attractions of Alanya, including the Red Tower, Old Shipyard, and Alanya Castle. Then visit Pirates' Cave, Lover's Cave, and Phosphorus Cave. Stop for swimming near Cleopatra Beach and admire the view to Ulaş Beach. Sunbathe on the upper deck or just relax listening to the music and enjoying spectacular views of Alanya. During the tour the boat stops 3-4 times for swimming in the turquoise sea, and during these stops, you may see dolphins or sea turtles. You will also be treated to a BBQ lunch with soft drinks.

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Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience

6. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience

If your holiday is in need of an adrenaline injection, then this experience is perfect for you—go tandem paragliding over Cleopatra Beach and feel like a bird soaring through the sky. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Alanya and taken to Cleopatra Beach, where you’ll be briefed about how to paraglide. Then, you’ll be driven up 700 meters into the mountains and get kitted out and ready to glide.   Once you’re all set, you’ll soar through the sky for 15 to 20 minutes, giving you an amazing opportunity to take in the views all around you. Land on a special landing section of the beach once your thrilling flight is over. After you land, you can watch video and see the photos of your jump, which you can then purchase if you like. Finally, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

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Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

7. 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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Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dimcay River

8. Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dimcay River

Travel by jeep into the Taurus Mountains with a professional team of drivers. Take in the spectacular views of Alanya at stops along the way. Experience the delightful Turkish countryside and visit a small village on this full-day adventure. Your guide will tell you about religious traditions in Turkey as you visit a village mosque. Stop at an old house in the village where you’ll have the option of trying traditional Turkish bread, or gözleme, made locally. You’ll be offered a glass of Turkish tea as you watch an amusing animation program. Stop at a restaurant near the Dim Cayi River for lunch. Enjoy your meal and the beauty of the surrounding landscape and then take a relaxing break in the sun before heading back to Alanya.

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From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

9. From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation. Here, you will meet your friendly driver/guide and head to the stunning Alanya City. On the way you will visit Banana Garden and later enjoy the stunning views from the panoramic terrace from the top of Alanya castle. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave, an absolute must-see if you are in the area. Be impressed by the numerous stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches on the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s 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 a free lunch there. It's a great place with great food, plenty of shade and really cold water that will keep you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Before coming back to Side you will have 1.5-hours free time in Alanya to look around the city by yourself.

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Alanya: Taurus Mountains and Dim River Full-Day Tour

10. Alanya: Taurus Mountains and Dim River Full-Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and head to the starting point of your full-day excursion to the Taurus Mountains and Dim River. Hop in your jeep, drive past nomad tents, and reach a village where you can see a traditional house and mosque. Explore the village and have a rural experience in the outskirts of Alanya. Enjoy lunch at the banks of the Dim River. Have the opportunity to swim in the flowing river and get rid of the dust accumulated on the jeep ride down the narrow and winding roads. Refresh in the cool water and escape the Mediterranean heat, if just for a moment.     After your stop at the Dim River, return towards Alanya.  Drive through the Taurus Mountains on a route full of pine forests all around. Notice the lack of traffic as the only crowd you will see here is that of cattle, local villagers, and some hidden roads.

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What people are saying about Alanya

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 266 reviews

We had a wonderful day in Alanya. The guide was very nice, funny and knowledgeable. You also learn a lot about local life, which is very interesting. Everything was very well organized, from the pick-up to the individual excursion destinations to the transfer back to the hotel. Highly recommended, thank you very much for this great day!

We had an indescribably beautiful day. It all started when we got on the bus when we were picked up by the best guide ever, Ahmet. Ahmet brought us closer to the culture and history of Turkey in an exciting and funny way that could hardly be better. Thank you very much for this unforgettable day

Great experience, there was waterfight on the road, food was okey, drivers were cool and the views were awesome

It was definitely worth seeing! Seen a lot and able to take beautiful pictures. We enjoyed it.

A wonderful and very interesting trip. Very well organised.