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Manavgat Waterfalls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

1. Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

Begin your fantastic day trip by being picked up from your hotel in the city. Board the boat and start your trip down the Manavgat River. Swim in clear waters at the beach between the sea and the river and savor a tasty lunch. Make an optional stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfalls and have 20-30 minutes to explore this stunning area. Head to the public bazaar and enjoy the exquisite smells, brightly colored stalls, and bustling atmosphere for 2 hours. If you choose to skip the waterfall, then head to the public bazaar and enjoy around 3 hours of free time to look around.

Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

2. Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

Experience a full day of adventure as you travel around the Taurus Mountains in a jeep. Get picked up from your hotel and make your way to your first stop, an old village house where you can sample traditional Turkish gözleme. Stop for photos at the Roman aqueducts on your way to Oymapınar Dam. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Green Canyon and Green Lake, where you will be stopping for lunch. At the Green Lake, go for a dip in the pristine emerald waters or enjoy an optional boat trip. Later, stop at an old village mosque to experience Islamic culture firsthand before heading to a miniature zoo. Finally, head to Manavgat Waterfall where you will have 30 minutes of free time before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise from Side

3. Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise from Side

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Side, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains. Relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta and salads will be served on board. Stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, waterfall and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to Side.

Manavgat River Boat, Waterfalls & Local Bazaar Tour

4. Manavgat River Boat, Waterfalls & Local Bazaar Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Alanya or the surrounding region and embark on a day cruise on the Manavgat River. Enjoy a relaxing excursion along the river, and make a stop at the picturesque Manavgat Falls. After the cruise, travel to the charming town of Manavgat, and explore its grand bazaar. Discover a wide variety of local food and products available for purchase, including vegetables, fruits, spices, dried fruits, clothing, and souvenirs.  Then, take a boat trip to the estuary where the Manavgat River pours into the sea. Enjoy a delicious lunch and a stop for some swimming in the ocean, before being transferred back to your hotel.

Side: Green Canyon Boat and Cabrio Bus Tour

5. Side: Green Canyon Boat and Cabrio Bus Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up by bus from your hotel. From here your first stop will be to the Kulliye Mosque, where your guide will provide you with some brief information about the history of Islam. You will take a short break to taste traditional Turkish gozleme, before driving to the Seleukia Ancient Roman City where your guide will run you through some information on the history of this setting. You will later drive to Oymapınar Dam, which has views over both Green Canyon and the Green Lake. Before lunch you will enjoy a boat trip in the Green Canyon throughout which time you can swim. You will then stop for a delicious lunch at Green Lake, where you will have 1-2 hours to relax. You will later stop at the Manavgat Waterfall for about 30 minutes, where you will have the option to enter. Finally, you will visit an orange garden to taste fresh orange and pomegranate juice before being returned back to your hotel at around 5:00PM.

From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

6. From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

On this 8-hour trip you’ll head out in the morning for a visit to Aspendos, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia. Every year thousands of people come to see the best well-preserved amphitheater in Turkey, built in 155 with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. Today the amphitheater hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. After lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of Side. The city is located on a peninsula and features ruins of a Roman amphitheater, a columned road, temple to Dionysus, and to a museum in the former Turkish bath. Admire the Temple of Apollo, which is the most beautiful site in Side, situated by the sea on the ancient harbor. On the way back to Alanya you’ll stop to visit the Manavgat Waterfalls. This is a place of exceptional natural beauty and fresh, clean air. You’ll see pine forests, waterfalls, and a river replete with trout and turtles.

Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise and Grand Bazaar

7. Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise and Grand Bazaar

Enjoy a full-day combination tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and an amazing cruise along the Manavgat River. Relax in the sun, and enjoy a barbecue lunch on board a traditional wooden boat. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Alanya, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and distant mountains. Bask in the sun and soak up the cool, refreshing breeze. A barbecue lunch will be served on board. Then, stop at the mouth of the river at a sandy beach where you can take a refreshing swim at the spot where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the Bazaar. You will have 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the market, before your return transfer to Alanya.

Belek: Manavgat River Cruise and Grand Bazaar Tour

8. Belek: Manavgat River Cruise and Grand Bazaar Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following your pickup from your hotel in Belek, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. There, you can climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Once on board, simply sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains, relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta, and salads will be served on board. You will later stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Following your cruise, you will disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, a waterfall, and the Blue Mosque of Manavgat. You will be welcome to pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market, and can enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to your hotel.

From Lara Area: Manavgat Day Trip With River Cruise

9. From Lara Area: Manavgat Day Trip With River Cruise

This day trip to Manavgat is recommended to explore its rich history and attractive bazaar where you can pick up everything from homemade food to souvenirs. Not only is this place full of interesting things to discover, you’ll also find that the bustling town is near the famous landmark, the Manavgat Waterfalls. The best way to take in the natural beauty of the falls is by boat. Spend a day on a Manavgat River cruise and sail along the water to see stunning scenery as well as the town’s delightful charms. The falls are low but span a huge length across the river, enjoy listening to the power of the water surge over the rocks below. After photo opportunities you can enjoy a relaxing boat tour down the river and see the cold water mix with the warm. You’ll get a chance to swim in the cool river water and see some of the fish that tend to breed in the area, such as trout. A delicious meal will be served alongside entertainment on the boat before heading inland to explore one of the country's biggest mosques and Manavgat market.

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What people are saying about Manavgat Waterfalls

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 532 reviews

I received the confirmation immediately after booking. Then an email followed for the pick-up time at the hotel. on the day of the boat cruise we were picked up on time. At about 10:00 we boarded a pirate boat and sailed across the green river. Food and drink is partly free. With music and a foam disco at sea it was a nice display. Then moored at a beach for a dip in the sea, jet ski rental and a little later a tasty lunch on board. then you sail to the starting point where buses are ready. You can go straight to the big bazaar or first buy a ticket in advance or on board for a visit to the waterfall (30min) and then another 1.5 hours to the bazaar. At half past six we were back at the hotel in Side. It was a fun day with variety.

Really well organised tour with so many things fitted into it, tour guides were lovely and helpful! Only thing that was slightly annoying was that the tour we had booked (we had requested English) was predominately done in Russian and German and then only a short explanation in English but we understood because the majority of the other travellers were of those languages and we did ask questions separately

It was just a very nice day! I can only recommend the group. Good music, great atmosphere. I would definitely ride with the guys again. It was a lot of fun :) the food was delicious. Maybe don't wear white clothes and definitely wear bathing suits. You get wet. Cool day, gladly again!

A really great experience, everything was super well organized, the tour guide spoke German, English, Turkish and even Russian. Those who do not book a boat trip have a 2-hour stay at the Green Lake and can swim comfortably in the lake.

We had a lot of fun and felt very comfortable with our guides Mehmet, Engin and driver Adem. Nothing was forced and we saw a lot. Absolute recommendation, thank you for the nice day :)