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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: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

2. 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.

Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

3. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

You will be collected from your hotel by bus. The boat's staff will meet you, ask you which lunch option you would prefer, and provide you with an order card. Then, the boat will debate from the Manavgat River. The multilingual guide will provide you with some general information about the tour program. As you set off, the dj will start to play and soon you will stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). As you swim, the crew will be grilling your lunch to be served on the boat. After enjoying lunch on board, you will head to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break and then the foam party will start. Afterwards, the boat sails towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way.

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.

Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

5. 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.

From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

6. 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.

Side: Buggy Safari Tour

7. Side: Buggy Safari Tour

Venture out on this buggy safari tour that begins in Koprulu Canyon National Park. After receiving a quick briefing on buggy bikes, enjoy a 10-kilometer drive along the river. Marvel at the the gorgeous natural surroundings of the park, and, about halfway through the expedition, take a short swim break before continuing the final 10 kilometers of the buggy tour. When you arrive back at the facility, check out the photos that your guide has taken during your adventure. When the day is done, enjoy a drop-off back at your hotel in an air-conditioned bus.

Full-Day White Water Rafting at Köprülü Canyon

8. Full-Day White Water Rafting at Köprülü Canyon

Add adrenaline and extreme emotions to your Turkish vacation with a full-day white water rafting adventure on the Köprüçay River of the Köprülü Canyon. Sit back and relax on the 57 mile (95 kilometer) scenic drive from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park where up to 7,000 people can raft on the river at the same time during the summer months. Upon arrival, you will be fully equipped by your rafting guide and given a safety briefing to help you through the day. No previous experience is needed and no swimming ability is required. Even children (6-12 years old), accompanied by their parents, can join this family ride. Then head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 8.5-mile (14-kilometer) canyon, where the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towers 88 feet (27 meters) high, lending even more drama to the backdrop of your rafting adventure.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

9. 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.

From Side: Alanya Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

10. From Side: Alanya Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

Your experience begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Side in the morning. From there, travel to Alanya Harbour by air-conditioned bus. Board the impressive pirate ship and then head towards Alanya Castle and Cleopatra Beach. Stop to go swimming in the blue waters of the Turkish Riviera along the way. The animated team on board will entertain your children with face painting and pirate masks. Later, tuck into a delicious buffet lunch including cold soft drinks. Return to Alanya Harbor and dock near the Red Tower. Enjoy free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or try local dishes. Finish your experience by being dropped off back at your accommodation in Side.

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What people are saying about Side

I recommend everyone to do this tour! The pure driving time with your own buggy is approx. 1 1/2 h and apart from the 1st break you drive continuously! My advice to everyone is to dress in really old clothes, pack a cloth mask and sunglasses! :) Otherwise you can get the last two things for 4 EUR each on site. At the end you can buy all the pictures for EUR 12 and they will be sent to you immediately by e-mail. Since we know significantly different prices and think this price for about 42 pictures is great! In contrast to others with a total of 4 hours, this tour is also really pleasant, since we are not fans of being on the road with such predetermined groups all day! :) From Side Kumköy you drive about 40 minutes to the starting point! Warm greetings

Great experience doing white water rafting with Apo and Bilal. they were very friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. the raft was in excellent condition and the scenery was great.

Very dedicated guide who was immediately ready to answer all questions and went out of his way to ensure that all guests are satisfied and happy. Definitely recommendable.

The tour was very nice, great value for money, great tour despite the bad weather. Can recommend driver Adnan to everyone.

Great guides. Exciting excursion and still suitable for children.