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From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

1. From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Visit 3 ancient cities in one day with a professional guide, followed by an excursion into nature in Kursunlu Falls National Park. Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins, mostly dating back to the Roman period. See the gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, Roman baths, and more. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and the acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD. The theatre of Aspendos is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up its tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today.   After lunch, explore the ancient ruins of Side, which date from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Walk through the ancient city to admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheatre, marble columns, and much more. The most spectacular sight is the temple of Apollo, where you can take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour

2. 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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From Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

3. From Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Side, journey by jeep through the Taurus Mountains and embark on an off-road adventure with a professional team of drivers. Drive to locations that other vehicles can't access and get spectacular views of Side and its surroundings. Visit the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar to learn more about the life of the locals, and get details about their religious traditions at a village mosque. Try some traditional Turkish bread (gözleme) at an old house in the village of Oymapinar. Watch an animated show while you sip a glass of Turkish tea, and get the chance to ride a donkey (own expense). Then, drive to Manavgat Waterfall and marvel at the foaming cascades of a wide waterfall of the Manavgat River. Soak up the scenic landscape and admire the beauty and diversity of nature. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque location in the mountains, and end with a visit to a small zoo before returning to Side to get dropped off at your hotel.

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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.

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Antalya: City Tour with 3 Waterfalls and Old Town

5. Antalya: City Tour with 3 Waterfalls and Old Town

Drive by air-conditioned vehicle to the beautiful Düden Waterfalls. Marvel as the Lower Düden Falls cascade over the rocks and fall 40 meters into the Mediterranean Sea. Continue to the national park of Kurşunlu Waterfalls to see the water from a tributary of the Aksu River stream across the rocks and drop from the plateau into the lake. Get back to nature and soak up the surrounding flora and fauna. Next, go to Upper Düden Falls and discover a hidden cave where its possible to walk behind the waterfall. Enjoy lunch in the park as you listen to the sound of the falling water. End with a tour of Kaleiçi in the historic city center of Antalya. Admire the Ottoman-era architecture and remains of the Roman walls. Wander the narrow streets lined with stone and timber houses, and see the ruins of Hadrian’s Gate, built to commemorate a visit by the Roman emperor in 130 AD.

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Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

6. 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.

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Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

7. 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.

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From Side: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari Adventure

8. From Side: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari Adventure

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.

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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.

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Antalya: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

10. Antalya: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

Begin your immersive Antalya experience with a visit to the Saratli Underground City and see its rock-carved dwellings from the Byzantine era. After lunch, explore Devrent Valley and the Cavusin Old Village abandoned rock houses carved into the cliff. See the church of St. John the Baptist and Pasabag Valley before taking in the views. Spend your evening at the cave-themed hotel or join an optional Turkish Night with traditional music and an Anatolian folk dance show. If you choose the hot air-balloon option or want to watch the balloon flights, start the next with a one-hour balloon ride. After breakfast, take in the panoramic views of Pigeon Valley and visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia.

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What people are saying about Side

It was really cool. Mustafa is a wonderful guide. He told and showed a lot. It can be seen that he himself likes what he does. Picked up early in the morning from a hotel in Antalya (Konyalti) and only arrived in the evening. In the morning it was cool, in the afternoon it was quite hot and the sun was beating down, definitely take something on your head and water with you.

We had a great time touring around Side, Aspendos, and Perge. We didn't know that we are going to have a private tour today and our guide made it all fun. Will definitely re-book next time. Thank you!

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.

Absolutely brilliant. The canyoning was surprisingly the best bit. Absolutely stunning scenery. Great lunch. No complaints.

The guide was invested in his work and sets the mood. The places are stylish. The guide gives us time for the photos