Things to do in Manavgat, Turkey

Our most recommended things to do in Manavgat

Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

1. Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Before the start of rafting you will get to see one of the antic bridges located near the starting point of rafting where you can take pictures . Next , you will do body rafting in the cold water. The rafting track is around 14 km, there are 10 rapids throughout the track, and there will also be swimming areas where you will be able to swim. Each boat takes around 10 people and will be accompanied by a professional guide/instructor. You will take one break halfway through rafting to make sure everyone gets some rest. You finish rafting at our restaurant where you will get lunch by the river , and you will watch the video and the pictures that were taken throughout the day.

Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

2. Antalya/Kemer: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Pass through 10 exhilarating rapids on this rafting tour through Koprulu Canyon in Antalya. Choose to meet at the launch site or pick a tour with hotel transfers from select locations like Antalya and Kemer. Eat a delicious lunch at a charming riverside restaurant.  Before the start of rafting you stop at an old bridge to capture some pictures before you hit the water. Put on your helmet and life jacket and take off with your rafting guide down the river. Feel your heart pound as you pass through rapids.  Cool off with a dip in the cold water at some local swim spots. Look for local wildlife and take in the tree-filled landscapes as you glide down the river. Stop for a break halfway through your experience where you can take a rest.  Finish your rafting tour at the activity provider's restaurant where you can savor a 3-course lunch next to the river. Watch the the video from your tour and see the pictures that were taken throughout the day. 

From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

3. From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

Get away from the crowds and participate in a unique and memorable exploration in Manavgat city. Antalya Manavgat River Cruise is an excursion that combines everything you need for a relaxing and exciting exploration. Enjoy a river boat trip, observe stunning landscapes, visit an authentic bazaar and spend your day in an imposing and charming setting. Pick-Up: On the day of your excursion, a modern and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya. The car will drive you towards Manavgat, where the boat is. The Manavgat Waterfall: There is a waterfall 3 km far from Manavgat. It is a low (2 m), but very wide (40 m) stream. It is not visible in the flood. This place creates an amazing atmosphere, beautiful views and a pleasant coolness from cold water. It’s transparent, but under the sunlight, it changes its color in a bizarre way, with different shades of blue and green. You can admire the waterfall from a small viewpoint. The pictures here are beautiful. River Trip & Swimming The yacht tour is one of the popular entertainments in Turkey, which is not less interesting than a sea trip. The Manavgat River flows from the eastern slopes of Western Taurus mountains among the canyons. After the waterfall, the landscape is replaced by a plain. After a few kilometres, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It has two dams – Manavgat and Oimapinar. The latter one formed a reservoir called Green Canyon (Green Canyon). After a walk on the river everyone can swim in its delta. There is a sandy spit that separates Manavgat from the Mediterranean Sea. Bathing in cool waters allows refreshing and energizing for the rest of the excursion. This option should be planned in advance and take a swimsuit (swimming trunks) and a towel. If you don’t want to swim, you can just admire the sea view. Market Visit: The market in the city of Manavgat is the local Grand Bazar. Here you can fully experience the Turkish coloring. The range in the market is large: – fresh fruit and vegetables; –spices and sweets; – bags, shoes and accessories; – watches and jewelry; – clothing and jeans; – souvenirs. On the market you can find high-quality copies of famous brands at an affordable price. It can always be reduced as it is obligatory to bargain a little bit. At this stage, tourists are given free time to find what they need. Return Back: After your exciting exploration in Manavgat, a comfortable transfer take you back to Antalya. The excursion ends when you arrive back to your hotel. By that moment, you will be full of emotions and great memories from this tour. Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, Comfortable Shoes, Camera.

Private Transfer: Antalya - Side/Manavgat

4. Private Transfer: Antalya - Side/Manavgat

Experience your first and last impressions of Turkey in complete convenience with this private transfer from Antalya to your accomodation in Side or Manavgat. A wide range of vehicles will be ready to cater to the size of your party, your personal requirements and budget. All the vehicles are less than a year old and the drivers are experienced professionals. Take the stress out of the start and end of your vacation and relax in the capable hands of your professional driver. 

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

5. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy an epic day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Green Canyon. You’ll explore the area by boat and swim in the clear waters of the lake. Relax or give fishing a try, and enjoy a traditional meal for lunch. After pickup from your hotel in the Alanya area, you’ll first stop at the Oymapinar Dam to take photos. It’s then on to the incredible Green Canyon. Once there, you’ll board a boat, ready to take in the beautiful scenery. Stop for a swim or some fishing on the lake. After the boat trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.  The boat ride then continues for the 2-hour journey back to the bus – but along the way, there’ll be another stop for refreshing swimming. Finally, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Manavgat: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game, Fictional Crime

6. Manavgat: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game, Fictional Crime

You will start at a location near the centre. From there on, your smartphone (our special app) will guide you on a secret route. You will hear about a fictional crime case which once happened here. Two young persons, who wanted to go camping, were found dead. What does an old legend about Nazi-gold have to do with this case? What do the ghost hunters, who were also camping here, have to do with this murder? You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail tha will finally solve this cold case. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve some riddles or challenges and then get access to new information about he murder case. This is a fun team game and is perfect for a group up to five persons. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of exciteing content and a challenge for You as a team.

Side: Boat Trip to Side and Caretta Bay with Lunch & Drinks

7. Side: Boat Trip to Side and Caretta Bay with Lunch & Drinks

You will be picked up from your hotel by bus. On board the boat you will be provided with meals and you will have the non-alcoholic drinks. Cruise along the Manavgat River and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Cool off in the ocean and do some swimming in the turquoise waters. Taste a delicious lunch and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Enjoy the great views of Side, the ancient city on the Turkish Riviera, and take photos of the famous Temple of Apollo. Take a swim break at the Caretta Bay and swim in the turquoise waters of Mediterranean Sea. The highlight of the tour is a foam party that will make your boat trip an unforgettable experience.

From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

8. From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

Take an insightful full-day excursion to some of Tukey's historic landmarks from Roman times. See the ancient ruins in Perge, appreciate the acoustics of Aspendos Theater, and stop at the old Apollo Temple in Side. Take a lunch break to taste some local delicacies. Get picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region and ride in a modern vehicle toward the ancient city of Perge. Immerse yourself in the history of the area by walking through the stadium, Roman gate, nymphaeum, Roman baths, and Hellenistic gate. Move on to the Aspendos Theater, one of the best preserved from the Roman period, and listen to the amazing acoustics. Visit the local aqueducts and enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine staples. Finally, admire the sunset from the city of Side, where you'll explore the agora and Apollo Temple.

From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

9. From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

Experience an unforgettable full-day excursion to Hellenistic Roman cities and theaters from Antalya. Explore the UNESCO Ancient City of Aspendos and the ruins of the city of Side. Walk through Amphitheaters and aqueducts on this trip. First, be picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region in a comfortable vehicle. Begin your adventure in the Ancient City of Perge and explore the city. See the stadium, Roman gate, Nymphaeum, Roman baths, Hellenistic gate, columned street, and state agora. Travel to the Aspendos Theater, a well-preserved Roman theater that could hold around 7500 people and is 100 meters wide. Listen to the acoustics of the theater and enjoy the view. Marvel at the highly decorated architectural facade and two-storied stage. Next, visit the aqueducts which used to bring water from the mountains situated 15 km to the north. Take in the 30-meter-high aqueducts which are one of the highest Roman constructions. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Turkish cuisine before continuing on your tour. Head to the ancient city of Side where you will see the magnificent Agora theater and Apollo temple built in the 17th century BC. Admire the white marble columns from the Hellenistic Temple of Athena near the harbor. Watch the sunset before returning back to Antalya.

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What people are saying about Manavgat, Turkey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Everything was perfect and well prepared, the problem was if u only book rafting you most likely going to wait because it’s one bus, but they kinda fix the waiting problem, you have to bring all your stuff with you if they have a shop for everything you might need, our guide was ABDUL he’s funny and outgoing we had a great time but he keep throwing people in the river lol. The bus we took was with no air conditioning but it good shape we left the hotel 10:00 and came back 17:00 I highly recommend it

Great landscape, great rafting guide and a lot of fun!! In addition to the brilliant experience, we found the implementation really good. Although we had only booked rafting, we didn't have to take part in any unnecessary waiting times, since we weren't so lucky with another provider 2 years earlier.

We had a great time and felt we were well taken care of throughout our rafting experience by the raft guide ( properly the tallest man but I don’t know how to write his name) and his assistant ( the young man) . The water is so nice but freezing at the same time so be aware of that.

great people, really funny and know what they are doing. Didn't realise we could have booked other activities like safari, quad bike ride and Zip line, which was a shame but still had fun. 100% take a change of clothes as you will get wet!

Very good transfer and great tour guides. An unbeatable price for such a great experience.