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From Side: Koprucay River Quad Bike Safari

1. From Side: Koprucay River Quad Bike Safari

Get picked up from your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the Koprucay River. Meet your guide and get ready for a thrilling and scenic ride through the Koprulu Canyon, a must-see destination in the region. Get outfitted with all the equipment you'll need and learn the basics of riding a quad bike. Take a quick test drive before setting out with your guide.  Ride along the Koprucay River, feeling the breeze in your hair and the rush of adrenaline as you quickly round tight curves. Ride for 10 km before stopping for a swim break to cool off. Then complete a final circuit of another 10 km. Afterwards, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you choose. Then get dropped off back at your hotel.

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

2. 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.

From Belek/Antalya/Side: Taurus Mountains Buggy Safari

3. From Belek/Antalya/Side: Taurus Mountains Buggy Safari

Experience the mud and dust of Antalya from a unique perspective on a thrilling 2-hour ATV buggy drive, and see the Turkish landscape up close. After a hotel pickup from Belek, you'll be taken to the start of your tour at the Kursunlu waterfalls. Take a short test run to establish your confidence. Then, you're off on a 1-hour safari of the riverbeds and forest. No previous experience is required, and all buggies are safe and easy to operate. Stop for a swim and experience the beauty of the countryside and sea. Guaranteed, you will come back dirty and dusty, but in a great mood. Back at the practice track you can spice things up a little as you race around the track at high speed.

Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

6. Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

Experience a full day of adventure as you travel around the Taurus Mountains in a jeep. Get picked up from your hotel and make your way to your first stop, an old village house where you can sample traditional Turkish gözleme. Stop for photos at the Roman aqueducts on your way to Oymapınar Dam. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Green Canyon and Green Lake, where you will be stopping for lunch. At the Green Lake, go for a dip in the pristine emerald waters or enjoy an optional boat trip. Later, stop at an old village mosque to experience Islamic culture firsthand before heading to a miniature zoo. Finally, head to Manavgat Waterfall where you will have 30 minutes of free time before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Side: Turkish Bath and Spa Experience with Massage

7. Side: Turkish Bath and Spa Experience with Massage

Enjoy pickup from your hotel in Side then travel to a nearby Turkish bath where an incredibly relaxing experience awaits. Upon arrival, head to the sauna for a rest followed by a trip to the salt room. Stop by the steam room next and allow your troubles to melt away before taking a dip in the bubbling jacuzzi. Once you’re feeling suitably relaxed, it’s time for your first massage. Enjoy a 20 minute full body foam and peeling massage to refresh the skin. After your massage, a face mask is applied and you’ve got some free time to relax before your full body oil massage. At the end of a truly magical experience, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

Side: 3-Hour Guided Buggy Safari at Koprucay River

8. Side: 3-Hour Guided Buggy Safari at Koprucay River

Your tour will begin when you’re picked up from your hotel in Side. You’ll then drive 40 kilometers before arriving at Koprucay River in Koprulu Canyon National Park. After being given your driving equipment, you’ll take part in an information session and watch an instructive film about driving the buggies, followed by a short trial ride around the information area to get a feel for it. Next, your adventure begins: you’ll drive behind your tour leader for about 10 kilometers into Koprucay River. After taking a short a break for swimming in the river, you’ll continue to drive a further 10 kilometers around a special circuit. Once your adventure is over, you’ll watch a movie of your experience and have the chance to purchase your own copy as a keepsake. Finally, the tour will end when you’re returned to your hotel.

Side: Green Lake Bus and Boat Tour

9. Side: Green Lake Bus and Boat Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up by bus from your hotel. From here your first stop will be to the Kulliye Mosque, where your guide will provide you with some brief information about the history of Islam. You will take a short break to taste traditional Turkish gozleme, before driving to the Seleukia Ancient Roman City where your guide will run you through some information on the history of this setting. You will later drive to Oymapınar Dam, which has views over both Green Canyon and the Green Lake. You will then stop for a delicious lunch at Green Lake, where you will have 2 hours to relax. Following lunch you will enjoy a boat trip over the lake for about 1 hour throughout which time you can swim, fish, canoe, or jump from the platform or waterslide into the lake. You will later stop at the Manavgat Waterfall for about 30 minutes, where you will have the option to enter. Finally, you will visit an orange garden to taste fresh orange and pomegranate juice before being returned back to your hotel at around 5:00PM.

From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

10. From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus. At your first stop, you'll have a briefing about the rafting experience. Then take the rafting equipment including a paddle, helmet, and lifevest. Drive to the rafting starting point by bus. Before the ride starts, take a photo near the amazing Ancient Roman Bridge and Canyon.  Next, bring your boat into the Koprucay River. Each boat will have a maximum of 10 people.  When you paddle down in the river, you will be filled with adrenalin and have the paparazzi team take your photos. Sail along for 14 km before taking a break to swim in the cool water and enjoy a drink. Afterward, watch the film of you sailing along the river. Have a look through the photos and purchase some to take your memories home with you.  Then, drive to the  Safari area by bus. There will be a piece of small information about driving and you'll conduct a test drive. Finally, it's time to drive into the river on your buggy or quad bike for 20 unforgettable kilometers of adventure. Drop-off will be between 6:00 PM-7:PM.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 102 reviews

My daughter and I had a lot of fun. The confirmation of the pick-up took place after a few minutes via WhatsApp. The pickup was on time and the guide friendly and multilingual. The bus was older, but the access road to the mountains was being upgraded and there weren't too many curves. It had rained the day before, so we drove the buggy through a lot of puddles. The operation with automatic was very easy. Then we went 14km through the canyon in a rubber dinghy. The view was picturesque and especially at the front you got really wet. Luckily we had rented wetsuits. It is best to bring your own bathing shoes. But you can also borrow them. In between there was a break with the possibility of crossing the river by cable car for 8 euros. The final lunch was delicious (grilled chicken, noodles, rice, salad). You can buy a video of the rafting. Great nature and adventure - highly recommended!

It's fun, but a lot of dust gets in your eyes in dry weather - even with safety goggles. All clothing must then go into the washing machine - including the shoes. In hot weather, it is best to only ride in swimwear and a hat / sunglasses and then take a shower on site.

Everything went great. From pickup to return. The food was very good and the whole tour was a lot of fun. Our guide was also very nice

Really fun and the tour guides were very informative. Great value for money!

Friendly guide and delicious food by the river. Recommended!