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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.

Belek: Taurus Mountains and Ucansu Waterfall Jeep Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

5. 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.

Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

6. 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.

From Alanya: Full-Day Guided Tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova

7. From Alanya: Full-Day Guided Tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Demre province in Turkey, and explore some of its most beautiful locations with an expert tour guide. Benefit from an included lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Alanya, transfer to the ancient town of Myra on the banks of the River Myros. Visit the ancient Greek amphitheater and see the rock-cut tombs of the Lycian necropolis. Next, stop for a complimentary lunch before sailing over turquoise waters to the picturesque Kekova Island. Discover the underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena, and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. Enjoy the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. End your day trip with a visit to the small town of Kale (Demre). There, marvel at the stunning church of St. Nicholas before transferring back to your hotel.

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.

Alanya: Taurus Mountains and Dim River Full-Day Tour

9. Alanya: Taurus Mountains and Dim River Full-Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and head to the starting point of your full-day excursion to the Taurus Mountains and Dim River. Hop in your jeep, drive past nomad tents, and reach a village where you can see a traditional house and mosque. Explore the village and have a rural experience in the outskirts of Alanya. Enjoy lunch at the banks of the Dim River. Have the opportunity to swim in the flowing river and get rid of the dust accumulated on the jeep ride down the narrow and winding roads. Refresh in the cool water and escape the Mediterranean heat, if just for a moment.     After your stop at the Dim River, return towards Alanya.  Drive through the Taurus Mountains on a route full of pine forests all around. Notice the lack of traffic as the only crowd you will see here is that of cattle, local villagers, and some hidden roads.

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What people are saying about Antalya (Province)

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 147 reviews

All in all it was a great day. Great guides, especially Mehmet, nice scenery, good action. Unfortunately, we were unlucky with the weather, so it was a bit cold at times. But the wetsuit you get made it work. The group took many photos during the excursion, which you could buy at the end, it's worth it.

Did the tour with my 13-year-old nephew and we were both thrilled, both the pick-up worked and the tour itself was great. The guides took very good care of the participants on the rocks. You absolutely have to do this excursion, the nature there is worth seeing and it was fun. thank you guys

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

Absolutely brilliant. The canyoning was surprisingly the best bit. Absolutely stunning scenery. Great lunch. No complaints.

Friendly guide and delicious food by the river. Recommended!