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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 City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

2. 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.

Belek: Taurus Mountains and Ucansu Waterfall Jeep Tour

3. 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 Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

4. From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

Discover one of the most colorful places in the Alanya region - the magnificent Sapadere Canyon on a full-day tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alanya at 10 AM, and set off on a 48 km drive to Sapadere. During the journey, admire breathtaking views of the gorge along the route, crossing the Sedre River multiple times on the scenic mountain road. On the way, stop for 15-20 minutes in a nomad tent where you can taste gözleme (Turkish pancake) as a light snack. Then, head over to the Cüceler Cave (the dwarf cave) for the chance to get out and explore. After this, continue on to the village of Sapadere Village for a 45-minute stroll to visit some interesting places. Discover the small village mosque, an old watermill, and a silk weaving workshop. Have the chance to visit a fruit garden where you can pick fresh oranges and taste local exotic fruits. Then, arrive at Sapadere Canyon for the opportunity to discover its hidden waterfalls and swim in crystal clear natural pools. Follow the stairs down to pristine swimming spots, with water flowing all year round. At the end of a 600 m path, find the most impressive waterfall where swimming is also allowed. Take a dip in this spectacular location and refresh yourself from the heat.   Finally, at around 4:30 PM, return to Alanya where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

From Side: Day-Trip to Sapadere with Lunch

5. From Side: Day-Trip to Sapadere with Lunch

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sapadere Canyon, located approximately 90 kilometers from Side. Walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the stunning landscape. During the relaxed walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice-cold water! Stop for a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Then, visit the natural cave of Guceler and see the stalagmite and stalactite formations.

3-Day Cappadocia Tour

6. 3-Day Cappadocia Tour

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

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

7. 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.

Antalya: Off-Road Jeep Safari

8. Antalya: Off-Road Jeep Safari

With this Jeep safari itinerary you can prepare to be taken away from the ordinary city life. If you want to spend a full day of fun out of the city, this is your chance to travel up into the mountains with a funny, friendly, and experienced guide. Throughout the tour you will pass through some mountain villages, visiting a mosque and a village family along the way. This tour provides a fantastic way to travel towards the Taurus Mountains to discover the real beauty of the countryside of Turkey. The safari goes through an exciting route of winding roads, as well as a few narrow unsurfaced roads where 2 vehicles cannot easily pass each other. You'll pass through dense pine forests where the surrounding trees soar up to 20 meters in height, and will encounter road hazards including flocks of sheep and traditionally dressed village women and men. Throughout the 140 kilometers of off-road driving you will receive a very different day out whilst enjoying the nature of the Taurus Mountains.

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

9. 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.

Kas: Kekova and Simena Sunken City Sea Kayaking

10. Kas: Kekova and Simena Sunken City Sea Kayaking

Enjoy a day out on the water visiting the historical ruins of Kekova. This area is environmentally protected, and paddling the calm waters is the best way to view and discover the sunken city which lies beneath the surface. This is a trip that will introduce you to sea-kayaking in a famous and unique archeological site. You will discover the Shipyard Bay, Kekova Island, and the mesmerizing Sunken City starting just above the sea surface and showcasing its mysterious walls, rooms carved into rocks, and stairs. After the Sunken city, Simena, complete with its castle built by the Knights of Malta will be waiting for you. There you will be able to admire its stunning panorama and its romantic walls.

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4.1 / 5

based on 100 reviews

A very interesting and recommendable tour. You get to know Turkey from its natural side and get an impressive insight into life in the country. The food was more than enough and very tasty. Overall the best excursion of our stay.

That was a really great trip! Many thanks to the dear tour guide Ahmet, we had a lot of fun. Lots of interesting impressions, lots of information and the food was great too!

Super experience, very nice drivers, photographer who was with me, really an experience that is more than worth its money. Kudos to the organization

Very good time spent with a friendly and humorous team. To do with the family, children love it +++

Great trip. Super organized and super executed by the guide