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

1. 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.

Side: Full-Day Trip to Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City

2. Side: Full-Day Trip to Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City

Your adventure will begin when you’re picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Side. Your first stop will will be near Koprucay River, where you’ll take a refreshing break, eat a delicious lunch, and enjoy 45 minutes to wander at your leisure. You’ll then travel onwards and make a stop at an ancient Roman bridge to take some stunning photos and learn about its history from your expert guide. Next, you’ll arrive in the ancient city of Selge, where you’ll have 40 minutes to soak up the unique atmosphere and hear stories from you guide.  After stopping at the Roman Aquaducts for another photo session, you’ll then drive on to the area of Eagle Canyon, embarking on a short hike with your guide to reach the canyon together. After exploring this fascinating location, you’ll then begin the drive home, arriving back at your hotel at around 5 PM with memories that will last a lifetime.

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

3. Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your hotel in the Side area. From there, your first stop will be to the village of Avasun, which is also known as "laurel village". Afterwards, you will drive to a height of approximately 1,200 meters, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Green Canyon, Green Lake, and Manavgat. From there you will visit the small village of Ürünlü, which is known for its “button houses”. There you can relax in a local café before heading to the local national park to drink natural tea. Next, you will visit the Altınbeşik Cave, which is also known as the "Gold Cradle Cave". There you will be able to discover the largest underground lake in the country. You are bound to be inspired by the beauty of this place, as you explore it throughout a 20-minute boat trip. Towards the end of your tour, you will taste a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ormana. Following lunch, you will explore the village of Sarıhacılar, including its 650-year-old Ottoman mosque, before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Side

Contact was not made immediately after the booking was made. I was only informed at 7.15 p.m. the evening before that the trip would start at my hotel at 9.15 a.m. The theater of Selge was worth seeing, as were the veiden bridges. In the Taurus Mountains a beautiful, green landscape was to be admired. That the English-speaking driver and guide was the cook at the same time and that the fish were caught and prepared in our presence was not everyone's business. Against the background of the bad weather, I would have wished for a heated place to eat. Suggestion to include the historical city of Lybre / Seleukia in your program

It was a unique experience, a big compliment to the German-speaking guide who told us a lot about the country during the bus ride & at the individual stations. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see & learn about this country. A big compliment to the bus driver who picked us up and brought us back to the hotel, thank you very much.

wonderfull trip trough the taurus Good explanation about the history etc from the tourguide Mustapha this in cooperation with driver Ujr . this trip seems to be new in the list but for everybody who wants to get of the beach it's well recommanded

Beautiful trip. Important, good shoes. Many were wearing flip-flops, not at all. You hike a little on rock ... excursion was worth it. Have seen eagles circling in the sky.

Was very nice. Have seen a lot of new things. Travel guide was great. We recommend.