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Central Anatolia, Turkey Desert safaris

Our most recommended Central Anatolia Desert safaris

From Antalya: Taurus Mountains Full-Day Jeep Safari

1. 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.

Quad Biking Tour From Antalya - Alanya - Side - Kemer

2. Quad Biking Tour From Antalya - Alanya - Side - Kemer

Traverse the landscape on an all-terrain quad vehicle safari through the pine forests and unspoiled of the Taurus mountains.Travel about 30 kilometers for a two-and-a-half-hour adventure weaving in and out of rocks, trees, and pathways. Begin your day with hotel pickup from hotels of Antalya/ Kemer /Alanya/Side and head out on your adventure. Start your tour with a short safety briefing and some practice laps. Test your driving skills with a water crossing as well as technical trails and challenges to keep you sharp. Go off-roading and ride through forests. See who is the top driver in your group with some friendly competition between your group members. At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off back at your hotel.

Quad Safari & Rafting Combo Tour From Antalya, Side, Alanya

3. Quad Safari & Rafting Combo Tour From Antalya, Side, Alanya

Explore the Koprulu Canyon National Park on this combination Quad tour adventure and whitewater rafting experience. Drive your own quad bike through wild Mediterranean scenery and raft down the Koprucay river's roaring rapids. Meet your driver at your hotel and enjoy a comfortable ride to Koprulu Canyon National Park. Once there, meet your rafting guide and listen to a quick safety briefing and introduction to whitewater rafting. Once you're ready, board a raft and paddle into the river. Feel the adrenaline as race through foaming rapids. Stop for a swim when the water is calm and enjoy the peaceful scenery of rocky cliffs and greenery. After your rafting adventure, relax with a delicious lunch. After lunch, drive to the quad biking facility. Watch a short movie about driving and learn to control your bike. Before heading off, go for a test ride around the facility. Once you're ready, head off-road, following your leader's quad bike.  Drive parallel to the Köprüçay river, occasionally driving your quad bike into the river itself. Stop for a 15 minute swim break to cool off before continuing your adventure. After about 30 minutes of driving, return to the quad bike base to watch a movie of your adventures before returning to your hotel.

Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

4. Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

Take to the skies from Istanbul for a day trip in Cappadocia. View the beauty of the Rose Valley and the village of Çavuşin. Explore the carved passageways and caves of Ortahisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City, and Pigeon Valley. Get picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul and travel to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Once you land you will be escorted to your minivan to begin your adventure. Drive to the Rose Valley, famous for its rose-coloured rocks. Follow your guide as they show you the volcanic monoliths, fairy chimneys, dense orchards, and vineyards. See the cave churches which were used by monks. Continue to Çavuşin to see its ancient houses and St. John the Baptist Chapel. Break for lunch at a restaurant, then head to the town of Ortahisar. Climb up the narrow passageways and enter into the carved rooms of Ortahisar Castle, a breathtaking Byzantine-era fortification. Delve into the winding network of tunnels in Kaymakli Underground City and imagine a life without the sun. Finally, stop at Pigeon Valley, and take in amazing views of the valley's ancient caves. Relax with transfer back to the airport and catch your flight back to Istanbul.

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What people are saying about Central Anatolia, Turkey

I highly recommend this activity. We generally had a good day, which allowed us to discover a magnificent natural landscape. We were picked up very early at 7:55am from the hotel for a comfortable van ride of over an hour. Arrival on site, we were warmly welcomed by the safari team for a refreshment (note the drinks are at your expense, plan what to pay) and the sale of water shoes. We were then left in groups of 12 in the jeeps. (We were lucky enough to come across an 80% French group!) Get ready for a long jeep ride with an exceptional view of the mountains under the background of music, and surprise water fight breaks! It was also planned a tea and photo session in the morning, a short break at the edge of a water point to cool off, the lunch break (normal meal but of good quality), and in the afternoon a 45-minute swim in the a small river.

The trip from start to finish was absolutely amazing! The staff are so friendly and made the trip so fun. The views are incredible, and the lunch stop was amazing! We stopped off at a small water fall and got to go in for a swim. It’s was well worth the money and we would all absolutely do it again!

An absolutely exciting safari tour!Sheer fun off-roading with water fights while enjoying the beautiful landscapes! Thank you Tourmania

Really loved it! - very well organized and super fun such a beautiful experience with amazing staff - would highly recommend :)

Amazing views and fun, 100% recommend. Good to see the real people in the countryside.