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Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

1. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

Your full day excursion begins in the early morning when you’re picked up at your Antalya hotel and begin the drive to Pamukkale. After a lunch break you’ll visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter high cliff that overlooks the plain. Marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and the series of terraced basins created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis. See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains and the agora. After the tour, have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An additional option is to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, for an extra fee.

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Antalya Quad Safari Experience

2. Antalya Quad Safari Experience

Experience the thrills of a quad bike tour on a ride through the magnificent and ever-changing sand dunes of the Taurus Mountains. On this 3-hour excursion, you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Kemer and transferred to the foothills of the rugged, and sometimes snow-capped, Taurus Mountains for a safety briefing before the start of your quad bike safari. Get tips on how to ride your quad bike before heading out. Explore the desert terrain of the Taurus Mountains that separate the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the Anatolian Plateau of central Turkey, stopping to take breaks to swim or capture the scenery on your camera. After returning to the safari center you’ll be transferred back at your hotel in Antalya.

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Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

3. Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

Your experience begins as you are picked up at around 10:00AM from your hotel, before driving to the west side of the city. Antalya is surrounded by sandy beaches, soaring mountains, and picturesque waterfalls, and this tour takes in some of these most scenic spots. Ride the cable car to the top of Tünek Tepe Mountain for a magnificent view along the coast. Afterwards, visit two different waterfalls: Düden Falls and the Kursunlu Waterfall. There will be plenty of time granted at these two waterfalls for you to explore and take photos. This tour provides you with a fantastic chance to discover the local culture as well as the ordinary life style of Turkish people. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver will return you back to your accommodation.

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

4. 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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Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

5. Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

Be collected at your accommodation for a 2-hour drive to the Koprulu Canyon National Park. Attend a safety briefing and receive instructions for your upcoming adventure. Discover two very different canyons. First, a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning. Second, a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. Stop several times to swim and dive into the crystal clear water and enjoy natural water slides. Play with gravity and experience an amazing zip line across the canyon.  Enjoy a lunch break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon River. The canyon course takes around 1.5 hours to complete. Then, walk through the canyon to a river for your whitewater rafting adventure. Head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 14-kilometer canyon. See the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towering 27 meters high, lending even more drama to the backdrop of your rafting experience. At the end of the tour, you can purchase photographs and videos from your adventure. Then, be driven back to the resort to enjoy the rest of your day.

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Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

6. Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

If you are planning to holiday in Turkey, do not miss a chance for an ATV safari adventure. Ride a quad bike through excellent natural surroundings, pine forests, muddy streams and enjoy an unforgettable experience. You can share this tour with your family and friends. Enjoy an excellent and exciting experience and spend an unforgettable day together. The rocky mountains provide the perfect terrain for a quad bike that can take you places you could only dream of reaching with another vehicle. There will be plenty of twists and turns through the limestone bluffs to keep you on your toes. Don’t worry if you have no previous ATV experience. You don’t even need a driving license, and everyone over 16 years old can join in the fun. After a short orientation and practice session, you will soon know the basics and be on your way. Then, you have 2.5 hours to bounce along the roller-coaster network of quad bike trails that wind through this ancient and wondrous landscape.

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Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

7. Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

The waters off Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast provide an excellent opportunity for an underwater adventure. Enjoy 2 dives at different sites plus lunch on this 7-hour excursion from Kemer. Both beginners and seasoned divers can explore the underwater life in clear waters. Before making the first dive the instructor will provide a briefing on the technical details of diving. Learn how to make use of your diving gear and then experience the colorful underwater life after a few skill tests and test dives. Swim with exotic fish and explore fascinating caves. Instructors ensure that divers remain safe. It is possible to book the boat trip and lunch without the dives.

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Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

8. 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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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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From Antalya: Taurus Mountains Full-Day Jeep Safari

10. From Antalya: Taurus Mountains Full-Day Jeep Safari

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Antalya, and then drive into the Taurus Mountains by jeep for the start of your full-day adventure. Pass small villages along the dusty roads, and stop a few times to take in the panoramic views. Breathe in the scent of the pine trees and mountain flowers as you climb to an altitude of 920 meters. Pause in the village of Yumaklar and visit a traditional village house. Get information about village life in Turkey. Enjoy a delicious grilled fish or chicken lunch with seasonal fruits at a local restaurant. Then, continue along the dust roads leading to Ucansu Waterfall. Cool down in the natural pool with a swim in virgin nature, and then return to Antalya to get dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 390 reviews

Worth the price!! They picked us on time, We had 10 people max in the van. The tour guide Taylan was very helpful and informative without being pushy. He let us to have 2 stops(breaks) so the 4hrs ride doesn’t feel that long. It was really cold down the mountains during our lunch but once we climbed up you get to have the warm sun! Totally recommend as a once in a lifetime experience!

It's a bit of a drive from Antalya, about 3-4 hours, each way. However lunch was good, it was at a little cafe right outside Pamukkale. Pamukkale and Hierapolis were really lovely. No you will not see the water like in the pictures, but there are some basins that have water in. Even so it is really beautiful. Cleopatra's pool was extra but really awesome.

The trip was super effective and we manage to see all relevant sites with time. We were in total 6 people taking the tour, so the explanation was quite personalized. I recommend it.

Comfortable, relaxing and the guide was super funny and friendly. A must go !!

Me and my partner had an absolutely fantastic time - I highly reccomend!