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Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

1. Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

Start your day with a convenient pick up service at your accommodation. Meet your friendly expert guide and head to the stunning Alanya City on this guided tour. First you will take a cable car up to the Alanya Castle, and visit an iconic attraction of the district. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave and admire the stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches in the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River - one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy lunch there. It's a great place with delicious food, cool pockets of shade from the sun, and refreshing water. You will have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

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From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

2. From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Journey by boat on an 8.5 mile (14 km)  Grand Canyon tour and a 2 mile (3 km) long Little Canyon tour. You will make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you will be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you will be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your hotel.

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Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

3. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

You will be collected from your hotel by bus. The boat's staff will meet you, ask you which lunch option you would prefer, and provide you with an order card. Then, the boat will debate from the Manavgat River. The multilingual guide will provide you with some general information about the tour program. As you set off, the dj will start to play and soon you will stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). As you swim, the crew will be grilling your lunch to be served on the boat. After enjoying lunch on board, you will head to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break and then the foam party will start. Afterwards, the boat sails towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way.

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Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

4. 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.

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Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

5. 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.

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Green Canyon Boat Trip from Antalya

6. Green Canyon Boat Trip from Antalya

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Continue your journey by boat on the 14-kilometer-long Grand Canyon and 3-kilometer-long Little Canyon. You’ll make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you’ll be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you’ll be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your resort.

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Demre & Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

7. Demre & Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful Demre province in Turkey, and visit some of its most beautiful locations. Following a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Antalya, Alanya, Side, Belek, or Kemer, 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. Stop for a complimentary lunch before sailing over turquoise waters to picturesque Kekova Island. Explore the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena, and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. End your day trip at the small town of Kale (Demre), and visit the stunning church of St. Nicholas before the transfer back to your hotel.

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From Side: Alanya Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

8. From Side: Alanya Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

Your experience begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Side in the morning. From there, travel to Alanya Harbour by air-conditioned bus. Board the impressive pirate ship and then head towards Alanya Castle and Cleopatra Beach. Stop to go swimming in the blue waters of the Turkish Riviera along the way. The animated team on board will entertain your children with face painting and pirate masks. Later, tuck into a delicious buffet lunch including cold soft drinks. Return to Alanya Harbor and dock near the Red Tower. Enjoy free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or try local dishes. Finish your experience by being dropped off back at your accommodation in Side.

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Side: Underwater Museum Scuba Diving Visit

9. Side: Underwater Museum Scuba Diving Visit

Explore Side’s Underwater Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience in Europe. Take two 20-minute dives into the Mediterranean Sea and experience the 110 sculptures that represent parts of Anatolian history.   After pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus, you’ll drive a short distance to the harbor and walk to the boat. Once on board, you’ll have a safety briefing in each language before sailing out to the Sea. Get your equipment on and then dive underwater with an expert diver and photo team to explore the Underwater Museum. With a depth of only 5-6 meters, this area is accessible for beginners as well as experts.   After your first dive, you’ll have a rest on the boat (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours) and enjoy some lunch. Then, you’ll get to enjoy your second 20-minute dive to continue to explore the Mediterranean Sea and the unique animals and plants that can be found there.

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From Lara Area: Manavgat Day Trip With River Cruise

10. 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 Side

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 124 reviews

This tour was amazing! The company that does the tour is Fortuna Adventures and the guides Ahmed and Mehmet are amazing. The canyon trekking was great, the nature was just breathtaking. The water was cold but they give you wetsuits so it is quite fine to swim. Rafting was great as well unfortunately there was not so much water in the river due to not raining for the whole summer, but still it was great. In our group there was 10 people and that was the perfect size so you don’t wait for anyone. The lunch at the end of the trip was great. Prepare to buy water slippers (there is really nothing else you can wear) price was 8€ per pair. Regarding comments about not being able to take you phone with you, I don’t really see where would you put it as you literally swim in the water and jump from the cliffs. If you have a go pro than it’s a different story.

We had a wonderful day in Alanya. The guide was very nice, funny and knowledgeable. You also learn a lot about local life, which is very interesting. Everything was very well organized, from the pick-up to the individual excursion destinations to the transfer back to the hotel. Highly recommended, thank you very much for this great day!

We had an indescribably beautiful day. It all started when we got on the bus when we were picked up by the best guide ever, Ahmet. Ahmet brought us closer to the culture and history of Turkey in an exciting and funny way that could hardly be better. Thank you very much for this unforgettable day

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

Nice guide! Amazing tour, especially loved the boat tour. The lunch we got on the boat was amazing!