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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.

Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

2. 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: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

3. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

4. From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Begin this full-day tour with a drive into the Taurus Mountains. Your first stop of the day is Avasun, known as the village of bay leaves. Stop to take in the views over the Green Canyon and Green Lake and take the opportunity to grab some terrific holiday snaps. Visit the village of Ürünlü and learn about the distinctive button houses, an architectural curiosity famous in this area. Enjoy a tea or coffee break at a traditional house before visiting Altinbesik Cave National Park. During your tour you'll also have the chance to take a boat ride on a subterranean lake and see the stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Golden Cradle Cavern. In Ormana village, see more button houses and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Sarihacilar köyü, a village on the Silk Road before visiting a traditional house and a spectacular 650-year-old Ottoman mosque.

Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

5. Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

On your visit to Alanya, set aside 2 hours to experience a Turkish bath. After this relaxing and rejuvenating ritual you’ll be ready for even more sightseeing! In Western Europe the Turkish bath as a means of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. The history of the traditional bath or hamam extends back centuries but it is still as prevalent as ever! It’s never been seen as just a time to cleanse the skin, but is a total experience that occurs in a special atmosphere. This Turkish bath experience includes a sauna, steam bath, foam massage, and aromatherapy oil massage. This full regime will make your body feel more fit, and your spirit feel more healthy. For a cleansing spa experience in Alanya, a Turkish bath at a hamam is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of calm and relaxation on your holiday. Indulge yourself with a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique and pleasurable traditions.

Side: Antalya City and Cable Car With Lunch

6. Side: Antalya City and Cable Car With Lunch

Take a cable car ride for majestic views of Antalya city on this guided tour. Explore the sights of the historic city center, Kaleiçi, have a delicious lunch, snap terrific photos near Düden Waterfall, and more, on this unforgettable experience. The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation, then it’s off to Antalya city, with your licensed guide sharing interesting facts about the unique buildings on the way. Stop near Düden Waterfall, one of the most notable places in Antalya, perfect for taking pictures. After enjoying the sparkling breeze from the waterfall, transfer to the cable car, Tünektepe.  Watch as the picturesque landscape of Antalya city becomes clearer from an incomparable vantage point. You’ll travel to the highest point – 700 meters above sea level. Once there, enjoy the local cafes and pastries, and have a meal with a truly astonishing view. The next destination is the historic city center, Kaleiçi. You’ll get the most interesting information about the sightseeing there and enjoy an additional 2 hours of free time to explore, see the local sights, and shop for souvenirs.  Finally, you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation, satisfied with a day well spent.

Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

7. Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

Start your boat trip at 10:00 AM in the morning from Kas Harbour where you will board your boat. From here you will set-off on your adventure, first stop, Inonu Bay. After a scenic 1-hour trip, you'll arrive at your destination just in time for a dip in crystal clear waters. Your swimming break at Inonu Bay will last 45-minutes, with the option to lay on the sand and soak up some rays.  Next, sail to Akvaryum Bay at the opening of Kekova, a place resembling an aquarium due to its depth and clarity. Whilst here, explore the water, teeming with life before enjoying an all-organic lunch of tasty olive-oil based dishes and a grill. Follow up your delicious lunch with a stop at Simena Village for 1-hour. Here you will have free time to explore the historical castle and taste some delicious ice cream. Cruise around the Sunken City and learn of its fascinating history.  Continue on your tour by heading to Yaglica Bay. Whilst at Yaglica Bay, stop for a refreshing swim in the stunning Mediterranean before travelling to your last stop, Kas Harbour. End your day of fun in the stun back at the marina.

Belek: Taurus Mountains and Ucansu Waterfall Jeep Tour

8. Belek: Taurus Mountains and Ucansu Waterfall Jeep Tour

After pickup from your hotel, you will drive to the jeep safari tour starting point. You will get information about the tour program and then your unforgettable adventure will begin. The convoy will pass small villages covering dusty and challenging roads. There will be some stops whwere you can enjoy amazing panoramic views, take pictures, and breathe the clean mountain air. Continue to an altitude of 920m and stop at the Yumaklar village. You will visit a traditional house and get information about village life in Turkey. Next, stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with grilled fish or chicken, salad, and seasonal fruit. After lunch get ready for the off-road experience by passing dusty roads on the way to Ucansu Waterfall. Also known as the Flying Waterfall, it is one of the undiscovered natural beauties of the Mediterranean region. Enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfall located in the heart of virgin nature where you will also have the possibility to swim in the natural pool. Full of positive emotions, return to your hotel with a convenient drop-off.

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

9. 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 locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water on to each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will 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.

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

10. 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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4.2 / 5

based on 43 reviews

We went to the trip without great expectations and were totally pleasantly surprised. It started with an off-road tour, an absolutely awesome experience, where you might have to put up with a little bit. But it's definitely worth it. We really had fun!!! The visit to the mosque, the boat tour and the waterfall were also very worth seeing... and the dam was beautiful! Great tour guide, great driver - a MUST for us on vacation. The "small" unexpected surprises are also a highlight - stay tuned! THE team knows something about animation and entertainment!

We had a very nice, relaxing day. Everything worked smoothly. From pickup to delivery. We were with our child and everyone was very child friendly. In Germany, we have never experienced anything like this to this extent. I had wanted the safari for Mother's Day and it was super relaxed. We would do it again. Thank you for the great, eventful day.

Súper buen recorrido, el guía dio buena información. Para hacer este tour toma en cuenta llevar bloqueador solar y agua para hidratarte. Las vistas son hermosas, muy cómodo el autobús. La comida incluida es muy pobre y el restaurante no se veía muy limpio. Por lo demás es una buena experiencia. ( si puedes llevar tus snacks estría genial )

Very nice experience, a place worth the detour…despite the distance. The journey is long from Antalya but very comfortable vehicle and very careful driver. The guide and the driver were able to bring the most that made this day exceptional. Thanks to barbaros and orhan!!!!!

An early start but well worth it. Guide was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about all locations we visited. Included lunch which was basic but was all that was required!