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From Side: Koprucay River Quad Bike Safari

1. From Side: Koprucay River Quad Bike Safari

Get picked up from your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the Koprucay River. Meet your guide and get ready for a thrilling and scenic ride through the Koprulu Canyon, a must-see destination in the region. Get outfitted with all the equipment you'll need and learn the basics of riding a quad bike. Take a quick test drive before setting out with your guide.  Ride along the Koprucay River, feeling the breeze in your hair and the rush of adrenaline as you quickly round tight curves. Ride for 10 km before stopping for a swim break to cool off. Then complete a final circuit of another 10 km. Afterwards, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you choose. Then get dropped off back at your hotel.

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Antalya Aquarium Entrance Ticket and Transfer

2. Antalya Aquarium Entrance Ticket and Transfer

Visit one of the largest aquarium complexes in the world with a 1-day ticket to Antalya Aquarium, and journey through the marine and riverine life of some of the world’s most famous bodies of water. Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment and education in equal measures. Several thematic sections make your journey more memorable. Explore the diverse life of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean in 4 different thematic aquariums. See examples of underwater life in and around Antalya province in a big, cylindrical aquarium surrounded by smaller ones. Travel down the rivers of Asia, as well as the Nile and Amazon. Come to the Tropical Reef section and take a closer look at living corals, clown fish, seahorses, lion fish, octopus and giant morays. The last stop of the thematic section is a shark tank. You can even catch shark feeding time, held regularly every day. After exploring 40 thematic aquariums, come across the biggest tunnel aquarium in the world. The 1st section of the tunnel presents one of the world’s largest tropical reef decorations, while the 2nd part describes the lost city of Atlantis and leads to a pirate shipwreck observation point. Transform your visit with unforgettable memories, such as souvenir photos using Hollywood green screen backgrounds. Make snow balls from real snow at Snow World, or step carefully among the most poisonous and interesting species in the world in the tropical reptile house of Wild Park. Sail the seas using multi-dimensional movie technology in the Oceanride XD Cinema, and more!

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From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

3. From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Visit 3 ancient cities in one day with a professional guide, followed by an excursion into nature in Kursunlu Falls National Park. Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins, mostly dating back to the Roman period. See the gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, Roman baths, and more. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and the acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD. The theatre of Aspendos is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up its tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today.   After lunch, explore the ancient ruins of Side, which date from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Walk through the ancient city to admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheatre, marble columns, and much more. The most spectacular sight is the temple of Apollo, where you can take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour

4. 2-Day Cappadocia Tour

Explore the legendary "fairy chimneys" and rock-cut houses of Cappadocia and experience the spectacular landscape from multiple perspectives. Day 1: Start at approximately 05:00 AM and stop for breakfast en route to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, marvel at the rock formations and rock-carved houses, and visit Saratli Underground City (Kirkgoz) to explore its corridors with your guide. Then, drive to Pigeon Valley for lunch at a scenic restaurant. Gaze in awe at the castle in Uchisar Valley, and then visit a rock house. Drive to the Göreme Valley for a stunning panorama and go inside a rock-cut church in Cavusin village to learn about the area's religious past. Get the chance to purchase onyx jewelry on the way to your accommodation in Urgup, where an open buffet dinner awaits. Attend an optional folk dance show.  Day 2: Experience Cappadocia like a bird on an optional early morning hot air balloon ride. Check out from your hotel after a buffet breakfast, and explore the fairy chimneys up close. Enter the valleys of Devrent, Pasabag and Love, and walk through rocks shaped like mushrooms and other odd formations. Stop for lunch near Konya before drop off at your hotel at around 07:00 PM.

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Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

5. 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: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

6. From Side: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Side, journey by jeep through the Taurus Mountains and embark on an off-road adventure with a professional team of drivers. Drive to locations that other vehicles can't access and get spectacular views of Side and its surroundings. Visit the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar to learn more about the life of the locals, and get details about their religious traditions at a village mosque. Try some traditional Turkish bread (gözleme) at an old house in the village of Oymapinar. Watch an animated show while you sip a glass of Turkish tea, and get the chance to ride a donkey (own expense). Then, drive to Manavgat Waterfall and marvel at the foaming cascades of a wide waterfall of the Manavgat River. Soak up the scenic landscape and admire the beauty and diversity of nature. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque location in the mountains, and end with a visit to a small zoo before returning to Side to get dropped off at your hotel.

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From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

7. 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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Antalya: City Tour with 3 Waterfalls and Old Town

8. Antalya: City Tour with 3 Waterfalls and Old Town

Drive by air-conditioned vehicle to the beautiful Düden Waterfalls. Marvel as the Lower Düden Falls cascade over the rocks and fall 40 meters into the Mediterranean Sea. Continue to the national park of Kurşunlu Waterfalls to see the water from a tributary of the Aksu River stream across the rocks and drop from the plateau into the lake. Get back to nature and soak up the surrounding flora and fauna. Next, go to Upper Düden Falls and discover a hidden cave where its possible to walk behind the waterfall. Enjoy lunch in the park as you listen to the sound of the falling water. End with a tour of Kaleiçi in the historic city center of Antalya. Admire the Ottoman-era architecture and remains of the Roman walls. Wander the narrow streets lined with stone and timber houses, and see the ruins of Hadrian’s Gate, built to commemorate a visit by the Roman emperor in 130 AD.

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Private Transfer: Antalya - Side/Manavgat

9. Private Transfer: Antalya - Side/Manavgat

Experience your first and last impressions of Turkey in complete convenience with this private transfer from Antalya to your accomodation in Side or Manavgat. A wide range of vehicles will be ready to cater to the size of your party, your personal requirements and budget. All the vehicles are less than a year old and the drivers are experienced professionals. Take the stress out of the start and end of your vacation and relax in the capable hands of your professional driver. 

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Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

10. 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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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 347 reviews

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 a great time touring around Side, Aspendos, and Perge. We didn't know that we are going to have a private tour today and our guide made it all fun. Will definitely re-book next time. Thank you!

Very dedicated guide who was immediately ready to answer all questions and went out of his way to ensure that all guests are satisfied and happy. Definitely recommendable.

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

The guide was invested in his work and sets the mood. The places are stylish. The guide gives us time for the photos