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Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

1. Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Sapadere Canyon. Located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon offers visitors the chance to walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. With departures from hotels in Alanya province, drive to the cooling Canyon for the start of your 7-hour guided tour which includes a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at nature’s pure beauty. During the relaxed 750-meter walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice cold water! During this trip you will also visit the natural cave called Guceler (Smurffs cave). It will be an interesting experience to see the stalagmites and stalactites formations.

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

2. From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin.  Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

Antalya: Quad-Bike Excursion in Forest & Hotel Pick-Up

3. Antalya: Quad-Bike Excursion in Forest & Hotel Pick-Up

Upgrade your vacation experiences by adding an adventurous and fascinating Antalya Quad Safari. This half-day excursion promises to offer you fun, excitement and adventure all-in-one! Get to know the surroundings of Antalya and discover the natural beauties of Taurus Mountains. There’s nothing better than experiencing nature with an overdose of adrenaline during holidays! Antalya Quad Safari Tour begins once you are picked up from your hotel. Our team will drive you towards the starting point of Quad Biking, which is not far away. It is located in a distance around 30 minutes from the city. There, you will participate in a briefing given by the instructors. If this is your first Quad Biking experience or in case you do not possess a driving license, there is absolutely no reason to worry about. The professional instructors will provide a detailed tutorial about safety equipment and procedures, as well as important driving tips. In total, you will be able to enjoy more than 70 minutes on the Quad Biking machine. During your route you will have the opportunity to observe the amazing scenery that the skirts of Taurus Mountains form. The dusty trails are passing through moving mud, a pine forest and valleys. During your adventurous ride, there will be some breaks in between. Breaks will be an awesome chance for you to take beautiful photos. Depending on the route, you might be able to swim as well. In is important to mention that routes are changing every time. Once you reach the ending point of the route, another small break will take place to get some rest. Then, Quad Biking continues back to where you stared. This 24Km route will have a positive impact on you for sure! While riding your quad bike, you will be able to experience and observe the Turkish countryside, which is completely different than what you experienced in the seaside. Get filled with emotions, impressions, pictures and boost yourself with adrenaline by Antalya Quad Safari Tour. For sure your bike will be wet and dusty by the end of the route, so make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Once your return route reaches its ending point, you will have the opportunity to view and purchase at an extra cost official photos and videos of your adventurous outdoor activity. These photos will serve as amazing souvenirs of your experience. Then, our team members will transfer you back to your hotel.

Antalya: Monster, Quad, Buggy, Rafting & Zipline with Lunch

4. Antalya: Monster, Quad, Buggy, Rafting & Zipline with Lunch

Explore the Taurus Mountains and the charming villages within during an off-road Monster Safari, followed by thrilling rafting and a zipline experience. This full-day excursion is fun for the whole family with plenty of adrenaline and unique memories. The journey begins with a morning hotel pickup in Antalya, where an experienced guide will accompany you, providing information about the Taurus Mountains during the road trip. Enjoy the off-road Monster Safari, offering glimpses of charming countryside villages, and make short stops to explore and appreciate the surroundings. After a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping rafting experience in the cold and foamy river waters, guided by professional instructors. Conclude the day with an exhilarating zipline across the river, ensuring an unforgettable full-day excursion filled with fun, adrenaline, and lasting memories for everyone.

Side: Sapadere Canyon and Alanya City Day Trip with Lunch

5. Side: Sapadere Canyon and Alanya City Day Trip with Lunch

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 Alanya: Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch at Dim River

6. From Alanya: Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch at Dim River

Take an exciting journey to the Taurus Mountains in a jeep, accompanied by a talented team of drivers. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Alanya by soaking in the picturesque landscapes while taking pleasant breaks along the way on this unforgettable full-day adventure. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Turkish countryside as you visit an interesting village. Step into a village mosque and learn about Turkey's rich religious traditions from your knowledgeable guide. Take a break in an old house where you can taste locally made traditional Turkish bread or pancakes with a refreshing glass of Turkish tea. A fun animation program is waiting for you to add pleasure to the fun. The pleasure of a well-deserved lunch break in a restaurant built on the quiet shore of Dim river. As you enjoy your meal, let the beauty of the surrounding landscape captivate your senses. Enjoy the warm sun and take a refreshing break before saying goodbye to this idyllic setting and returning to Alanya with memories to last a lifetime.

Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

7. Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

Take in the splendor of the Taurus Mountains on this trip from the city of Side. Feel the exhilaration of four-wheeling through idyllic landscapes with a guide. Sit back and relax as your professional driver picks you up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel and take in the scenic ride to the base station. Get expert instruction on how to handle your four-wheeler safely. Follow your instructor and ride into the mountains. Discover the natural wonder of the mountains, spot some wildlife, and get a little dirty as you bike along. Take a break with a dip in a cool lake before continuing to ride the rest of the circuit. Return to the base station, take off your helmet, and have a refreshing shower. Watch a wrap-up movie while having a chilled drink before being dropped off at your hotel.

Alanya: Buggy Safari Adventure with Hotel Transfers

8. Alanya: Buggy Safari Adventure with Hotel Transfers

Join the thrilling Alanya Buggy Safari, an adrenaline-pumping adventure across dusty forest roads in the Taurus Mountain foothills. Traverse off-road terrain and immerse yourself in the excitement of buggy riding through picturesque forests. This safari tour by Alanya Buggy lasts approximately 2.5 hours and requires no prior experience or driving license. Riding the buggies is incredibly easy. Our buggies are automatic and equipped with only gas and brake pedals. Designed for two people, you can choose to ride alone or share a buggy with a partner. Along the way, we offer refreshing breaks by the river for relaxation. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you navigate the dusty and muddy roads, surrounded by majestic pine trees in the rural landscape. Feel the rush of driving through rivers and mud amidst the stunning Taurus mountains. Please note that while the tour program and hours remain the same, the organized regions may vary based on your location. Remember to bring sun cream, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and a handkerchief to protect yourself from dust and dirt. These items are also available for purchase from your tour guide. Dress appropriately for dusty, muddy, and field conditions, as your clothes may become dirty. Get ready for an adventure-filled experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.

From Side: Manavgat River Cruise and Market Tour w/ Transfer

9. From Side: Manavgat River Cruise and Market Tour w/ Transfer

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Side, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains. Relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta and salads will be served on board. Stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, waterfall and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to Side.

Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Flight to Cleopatra Beach

10. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Flight to Cleopatra Beach

Immerse yourself in freedom and energy with a tandem flight accompanied by a licensed instructor and pilot in Alanya. Glide through the blue sky smoothly and safely on a 12- to 18-minute flight to Cleopatra Beach. See the entire coastline bordering the sea, mountains, sights, city streets, hotels, and pools. Following pickup or meeting at the meeting point, head to the paragliding base in the Taurus Mountains. After discussing the rules of conduct and safety, leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soar like a bird through the sky. After the jump, during the free-fall, the airflow surrounds your whole body and makes you feel as if you are not jumping down, but really falling. Then the slower and more peaceful part of the fight follows during which you can observe the landscape. During your flight, the instructor will take photos and videos so as to make these precious moments unforgettable (available to purchase). End your flight by landing on the famous Cleopatra Beach. If you were picked up, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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We had a great time at the tour! The guide was very fun and hyped our group up before the tour, which helped us to feel more excited. He could also speak 4 different languages, so communication went smoothly. The views at the canyon were breathtaking and we were able to swim in the cold water, which was exciting. We also stopped by an underground cave and banana plantations, which wrre also beautiful. The car trip was fun and at times, quite extreme - I would suggest taking a rain coat/something warm with you to protect your ears and chest as the convertible buses drive quite fast and it gets very windy.

I really liked the excursion. The day before, the regional organizer sent a WhatsApp message with the pick-up time. The pick-up was on time. We were a group of 11 people. The minibus ride was relaxing. We heard a lot about the country and its people from Klaus Müller, aka Mehmet. Lunch was really great. Not the typical excursion meal. All in all a nice experience. I recommend this excursion with a clear conscience.

We were really excited. Everything was right here, from the pick-up, which took place on time, to the off-road tour, lunch and the boat trip. We've never had so much fun on a tour. Next time I would like to use this seller again. Only to recommend. Thank you for the wonderful day.

I was a bit skeptical about booking via the app at first, but everything went smoothly. The bus was on time, the guide Ali told and explained a lot. Lunch was ok too. The excursion was great for the price. I would definitely book again through the app.

A very nice and fun day with many nice memories. Driver and tour guide very nice. Can we recommend.