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From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

2. From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Begin this full-day tour with a drive into the Taurus Mountains. Your first stop of the day is Avasun, known as the village of bay leaves. Stop to take in the views over the Green Canyon and Green Lake and take the opportunity to grab some terrific holiday snaps. Visit the village of Ürünlü and learn about the distinctive button houses, an architectural curiosity famous in this area. Enjoy a tea or coffee break at a traditional house before visiting Altinbesik Cave National Park. During your tour you'll also have the chance to take a boat ride on a subterranean lake and see the stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Golden Cradle Cavern. In Ormana village, see more button houses and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Sarihacilar köyü, a village on the Silk Road before visiting a traditional house and a spectacular 650-year-old Ottoman mosque.

From Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

3. From Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

Get picked up from your hotel in Side and enjoy a transfer to the activity starting point in an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival, get kitted out with the necessary equipment and listen to a quick safety briefing before your adventure begins. Now its time to enjoy a wonderful river rafting activity along Turkey's stunning Köprüçay River. Admire panoramic views of the Taurus Mountains as you pass through the natural beauty of the Koprulu Canyon. Challenge yourself as you battle against white water waves, holes and drops. Enjoy getting wet as you splash through the rapids and stop for lunch at the riverside before continuing down the river.

From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

4. From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Journey by boat on an 8.5 mile (14 km)  Grand Canyon tour and a 2 mile (3 km) long Little Canyon tour. You will make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you will be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you will be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your hotel.

Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

5. Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

Your adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Side and heads to the coastal city of Alanya. The first stop of the day is the Sapadere Canyon, a stunning natural site formed by years of wind, water, and ice erosion. Follow your guide on an exciting hike through the canyon and watch out for the array of wildlife that lives, especially colorful birds and butterflies. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your hike, enjoy a relaxing stopover at a local restaurant and dine on a delicious lunch. Once you’re feeling suitably re-energized, continue your hike through the canyon. As you walk, soak up incredible views of the numerous waterfalls and stop to take photos as a selection of view points. You can also opt to visit Goblin’s Cave for an additional fee, or swim in the mineral waters that trickle down from the Taurus Mountains. Before leaving the canyon stop by Seyir Terrace, which boasts incredible views of Alanya and the surrounding landscapes. Finally, enjoy 2-hours of free time in the city to explore at your own pace and see the sights that interest you most. There’s plenty to discover in Alanya, including Cleopatra Beach, the Red Tower, and the Teleferik. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Side.

Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

6. Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

Enjoy an adventure away from the beaches of Antalya Province with a full-day canyoning and rafting tour in Koprulu Canyon National Park. Transfer from your hotel in Antalya, Alanya, Belek, Kemer, Manavgat or Side to a meeting point approximately 2 kilometers from the start point of your adventure. On arrival, get a safety briefing and instructions before your set off. During the day you will experience 2 very different canyons: a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning; and a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. Pause to swim and dive into crystal clear water, enjoy natural water slides and Jacuzzis, along with other fun activities. Halfway through, enjoy a break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon and Kopru River. The 1st course (Canyon Course) will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Then, walk through the canyon to a river where your whitewater adventure will take place. The terrain here is rocky with some fast flowing water and some calm water. As the level of difficulty is higher, children under 10 years old are not permitted to take part.

River Rafting & Buggy Cross Safari at Koprulu Canyon

7. River Rafting & Buggy Cross Safari at Koprulu Canyon

Start your day with a pick up from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus. Once you hop aboard this comfortable vehicle, you will take a 70 km scenic drive to Koprulu Canyon. Once you arrive at the park, you will be provided with all the equipment you need for the day, such as a life vest, helmet and paddle. Team leaders will be on site to provide you with any information you need, available in a wide array of languages.  Kick start the adventure by driving your Buggy Bikes around Koprulu Canyon National Park. Take unique photos of this landscape for unforgettable holiday memories. After 45-minutes of buggying, you can start to paddle in your rafting boat, an experience that lasts for about 7 km with an included stop half of the way at a restaurant for lunch. After lunch, continue your paddle through pristine nature before arriving at the finish point. During your paddle, the team will capture fantastic photos of you and your group and even make a movie out of the experience. Once at the finish point, you will get to watch it with your friends. Finish your day of excitement with a drop-off back at your hotel, ready for an evening of rest after a fun day at Koprulu Canyon.

Koprulu Canyon National Park: River Rafting & Quad Bike Trip

8. Koprulu Canyon National Park: River Rafting & Quad Bike Trip

Join a group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend a full day exploring the Koprulu Canyon by bus, quad bike, and river raft. Sit back and relax as your minibus drives the 70-kilometer route to the National Park, marvelling at the intense landscape around you.    Kick-start your journey into the Koprulu Canyon National Park with a 45-minute guided ATV quad biking adventure surrounded by the park's incredible nature. Continue on to your next adrenaline-filled adventure in a rafting boat, gliding down the waters of the canyon for 14 kilometers. About halfway down the river, stop to enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. Re-energized, get back into your raft and continue paddling downstream. Finally, relax in your comfortable bus seat as you're driven back to your hotel.

Green Canyon Boat Trip from Antalya

9. Green Canyon Boat Trip from Antalya

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Continue your journey by boat on the 14-kilometer-long Grand Canyon and 3-kilometer-long Little Canyon. You’ll make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you’ll be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you’ll be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your resort.

Köprülü Canyon Antalya: Whitewater Rafting Trip

10. Köprülü Canyon Antalya: Whitewater Rafting Trip

Enjoy a wonderful river rafting adventure along Turkey's stunning Köprüçay River. Arising from the Taurus mountains and passing through the natural beauty of the canyons, Köprüçay River falls into the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Feeding on the subterranean waters of the high-walled canyons standing on both sides, rafting through this pristine river is one of the most beautiful natural recreation activities in Turkey. Join this exciting rafting adventure and challenge the white water waves, holes and drops in a great raft. Enjoy getting wet splashing through the rapids, and take a break from the raft to swim and surf the big waves. The tour takes place between the historical Oluk and Karabük bridges and has a difficulty level of about 2-3.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 80 reviews

We went to the trip without great expectations and were totally pleasantly surprised. It started with an off-road tour, an absolutely awesome experience, where you might have to put up with a little bit. But it's definitely worth it. We really had fun!!! The visit to the mosque, the boat tour and the waterfall were also very worth seeing... and the dam was beautiful! Great tour guide, great driver - a MUST for us on vacation. The "small" unexpected surprises are also a highlight - stay tuned! THE team knows something about animation and entertainment!

Really recommend this kayaking activity. Perfect for 2 people. The kayaking itself took approx 2 hours, but it was really fun, since you really felt all the waves with the inflatable kayak. Everything was well organized. The pickup was convenient and on time. Hüseyin, our guide and his team were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely do this again!

We had a very nice, relaxing day. Everything worked smoothly. From pickup to delivery. We were with our child and everyone was very child friendly. In Germany, we have never experienced anything like this to this extent. I had wanted the safari for Mother's Day and it was super relaxed. We would do it again. Thank you for the great, eventful day.

Such a great trip! Our guide was so lovely. The Turkish people are very helpful and go above and beyond. The canyon is so picturesque. The boat trip is very relaxing. Lunch is included, it was very good!

Top day!! The descent is cool and our guide Huseyin Ustûndag was really nice. To do !!!