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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.

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

3. 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

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.

Koprulu Canyon National Park: River Rafting & Quad Bike Trip

6. 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.

Side: 3-Hour Guided Buggy Safari at Koprucay River

7. 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.

Köprülü Canyon Antalya: Whitewater Rafting Trip

8. 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.

From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

9. 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.

Full-Day White Water Rafting at Köprülü Canyon

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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!

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

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

Great guides. Exciting excursion and still suitable for children.

Friendly guide and delicious food by the river. Recommended!