Day trip

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

4.2 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Seven Tours
Day trip

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

Activity provider: Seven Tours

From US$ 43 per person

A day excursion to Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village in Side Turkey with a local and professional guide. You can enjoy the local nature as you hike up the old village and visit the hand made "Button Houses".

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Pickup will be from your hotel in the Side area.
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the largest underground lake in the country
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Visit the hand-made "Button Houses"
  • Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are collected from your hotel in the Side area. From there, your first stop will be to the village of Avasun, which is also known as "laurel village". Afterwards, you will drive to a height of approximately 1,200 meters, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Green Canyon, Green Lake, and Manavgat. From there you will visit the small village of Ürünlü, which is known for its “button houses”. There you can relax in a local café before heading to the local national park to drink natural tea. Next, you will visit the Altınbeşik Cave, which is also known as the "Gold Cradle Cave". There you will be able to discover the largest underground lake in the country. You are bound to be inspired by the beauty of this place, as you explore it throughout a 20-minute boat trip. Towards the end of your tour, you will taste a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ormana. Following lunch, you will explore the village of Sarıhacılar, including its 650-year-old Ottoman mosque, before returning to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the Side area
  • Lunch
  • 20-minute boat trip to the Altinbesik Cave
  • Professional local guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  There is no swim break in the cave
  • You will hike a few meters between village streets (bring suitable shoes)
  • Don't forget your camera if you wish to take photos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Unser Guide Ali hat sehr Vieles über Land und Leute erzählt. Man sitzt recht viel im Bus, macht aber auch etliche Foto-Stopps zusätzlich zu den Ausflugszielen. Das Mittagessen fand in einem schönen Lokal statt und war gut. Der Ausflug dauerte allerdings länger als erwartet (über 10 Stunden).

March 29, 2023

Super schöner Ausflug. Sehr informativ. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Der Reiseführer Cem hatte immer einen flotten Spruch auf den Lippen und hat versucht alle Fragen die es gab zu beantworten. Hat alles super gestaltet. Die Stunden waren gut gefüllt. Das Highlight war die Höhle. Man fährt mit einem Schlauchboot in die Höhle und bekommt Informationen zu der ganzen Höhle und dem See (auf englisch). Zu Mittag waren wir in einem kleinen aber feinen Lokal, indem man reichlich aufgetischt bekommen hat. Wir können nur jedem empfehlen diese Tour zu machen.

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March 29, 2023

Unser Reiseleiter Faruk hat uns einen schönen Tag bereitet. Er kennt sich sehr gut mit der Flora und Fauna aus, hat uns Wildkräuter gezeigt. Sein Wissen über die besichtigten Ziele hat er mit Witz und Motivation an uns weiter gegeben. Das Mittagessen war sehr lecker und reichhaltig.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 278497