From Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Swimming
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
per group up to 2
After pickup from your hotel in Side, drive to Oymapınar Dam to take photos. Then, continue to Green Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat tour to take in the beautiful scenery of the lake. Stop to go swimming in the turquoise water. After the boat trip, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Choose from meatballs, chicken or fish, served with rice and salad. For drinks, choose from tea, coffee, mineral water, and various soft drinks. After lunch, try a spot of fishing on the lake. You will then start the 2-hour return journey by boat back to the bus. Along the way, make another stop to go swimming and cool down in the refreshing water. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Side.
Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and travel by air-conditioned bus to the starting point of the boat trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the journey and admire the views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, various forests, and local villages. Stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Oymapinar Dam and Lake, also known as the Green Canyon. This lake was formed in 1984 after the damming of the Manavgat River. Today, the lake is a protected area, which is home to a variety of rare birds. Then, embark on a relaxing boat trip on the calm waters of the lake. Listen to the songs of the many birds who live in the area. Enjoy a stop for an optional swim in the stunning turquoise-green waters. Break for lunch at a local restaurant on the shore with fantastic views of the lake. After lunch, set sail on the return leg of the journey, and arrive back at the port for yo...
Early pick up is at about 7:30 am, from your accommodation in the Side area. Travel by private car to Green Lake. Sit down to a sumptuous meal at a tasteful restaurant with a lake view. You'll savor a delicious hearty breakfast as prepared by this local family-owned and operated establishment. All foods are organic and locally grown at a farm just down the road. After your appetite has been sated, you can enjoy a spot of fishing or take a dip in the cool waters or, for the more adventurous adrenaline junkie in you, rent a Jet-Ski. The world is your oyster. Then ride with your guide to Oymapınar Dam, a manmade wonder located between Green Canyon and Green Lake. Photo opps abound for the next half hour, before you return to your hotel just in time for lunch.
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It was a nice trip. Swimming in the canyon was lovely. There was also lunch. Unfortunately, the fishing opportunities were quite simple and could be expanded.