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Our most recommended Southeastern Anatolia Beach Trips

From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

Join a boat trip to Suluada Island and soak up this fantastic Mediterranean setting with transportation from Antalya or Kemer included. Take in the sights of the surrounding bays, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and watch the wooden boats from Adrasan. The island of Suluada is one of the most beautiful in the region and is covered in lush forests. The water sparkles like glass and is so clear that you can see the bottom of the ocean. Suluada is sometimes referred to as the 'Turkish Maldives' because of the sparkling bay. Begin with pickup and take a bus ride of up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to the port where the boat departs from. Sail toward the island and take your first swim in the beautiful waters. Enjoy further swimming breaks at the island's western and spring water beaches. Enjoy a lunch on board with vegetarian options available. On the way back from Suluada, take one last swimming break in the beautiful Hacivat Bay. The formation of its rocks resembles Hacivat, the lead character in a traditional Turkish shadow play.

Alanya: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

2. Alanya: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

You will be picked up from your hotel and the shuttle will take you to Alanya Harbor, where your sailing adventure begins. From there, you will see the historical shipyard and the famous sight of Alanya: the Red Tower. The next stop is at Pirate's Cave and Lover's Cave, where you will have the opportunity to take a swim, explore the cliffs or watch the spectacular jumping show of the boat staff. Continue to Phosphorous Cave, watching the countless colorful fish in the Mediterranean Sea. Close to Cleopatra Beach, you will have some time to go for a swim in the turquoise waters. Have lunch in the New Alanya Harbor then see Devil's Cave, Mud Cave and Ulaş Beach - maybe you will find some treasure. You will have the chance to get off the boat here and enjoy the cold water and the beautiful sand beach. On your way back to the harbor, you can look around for dolphins, and the boat staff will provide some entertainment.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

3. 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, have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. Marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th-century 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. Have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

4. From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

Start your day with an early-morning pickup. Board an air-conditioned bus and stop first at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town for breakfast.  Continue driving to Salda Lake, a pristine lake surrounded by white magnesium rocks similar to the ones found on Mars. Make a one-hour stop and enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and swimming in the lake's clear turquoise waters.  After your refreshing break in the Turkish Maldives, head to Pamukkale. Stop at a local restaurant on the way and have lunch. Then get ready to see one of the world's most unique natural wonders with a 4-hour stop at Pamukkale and Hierapolis.  See firsthand why the hot springs were given the name Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish. Stroll along the white calcium travertines overflowing with thermal water.  Swim in Cleopatra’s Pool and explore the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis, which include the largest necropolis in Turkey and one of the largest amphitheaters.  Then swing through Karahayit where you will have the option to swim in a thermal pool. On the way back to Alanya, stop back in Korkuteli Town for a delicious dinner. Arrive back at your hotel at around 10:00 PM.

Antalya: Horse Riding at Golden Sandy Beach

5. Antalya: Horse Riding at Golden Sandy Beach

Your tour will begin as you are picked you up from your hotel. Following some instructions, you will carefully select your "friend" for the day. If you are not sure how to get onto your horse, your instructor will be on hand to help you. Once you feel comfortable and confident, you will begin your journey together with your new equine friend. The outstanding views will charm you along the way, and you will discover how much of a pleasure it is ride a horse on the sand. Throughout your activity, you will be welcome to provide your own rhythm of movement to develop a relationship with your horse to make the most out of your riding experience. The culmination of your experience will surely be when you decide to swim with your horse. It is a totally different and positive feeling which you can experience in the water. At the conclusion of your trip, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Alanya: Boat Tour with Sunbathing, Swimming & Snorkelling

6. Alanya: Boat Tour with Sunbathing, Swimming & Snorkelling

Board the boat and depart from Alanya harbor to begin your day cruise. Sets sail around the peninsula and along the coast, admiring the spectacular scenery along the way. See the main tourist attractions of Alanya including the Red Tower, Old Shipyard, and Alanya Castle. Enjoy spectacular views of Alanya from the sea. During the cruise, visit 3 caves including the Pirates Cave, Lover's Cave, and Phosphorus Cave. Make a stop for swimming near Cleopatra Beach. Feel free to sunbathe on the upper deck and relax whilst listening to the music. The boat will stop 3-4 times where you will have a chance to swim in the turquoise sea. If you are lucky you may see dolphins or sea turtles.

Alanya Sunset Cruise with Dinner

7. Alanya Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Treat yourself to a 5-hour evening cruise on the Mediterranean and admire sunset views of the Alanya coast. Take a refreshing swim in the cool water and enjoy a delicious lunch on board. Set sail from Alanya Harbor and pass the historical red tower and shipyard. Cruise by Cleopatra beach and stop for a swimming break at Ulas beach. Here, enjoy the quiet shores and crystal clear water. Return to the boat for lunch on board by Alanya's new marina. While you relax, enjoy music and entertainment for all ages. Continue your sightseeing cruise along the coast, stopping for swims and admiring the natural beauty of the peninsula. Then, head out to the open sea and watch the sun melt over the horizon. After, sail back to Alanya Harbor.

From Alanya: Full-Day Guided Tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova

8. From Alanya: Full-Day Guided Tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Demre province in Turkey, and explore some of its most beautiful locations with an expert tour guide. Benefit from an included lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Alanya, 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. Next, stop for a complimentary lunch before sailing over turquoise waters to the picturesque Kekova Island. Discover the underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena, and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. Enjoy the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. End your day trip with a visit to the small town of Kale (Demre). There, marvel at the stunning church of St. Nicholas before transferring back to your hotel.

Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

9. Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

After being collected from your Kalkan or Kaş accommodation, you will be ready for your full-day boat trip through the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Beginning from Ucagız village, you will sail for 1 hour to arrive at the heart of Kekova. Here you will be able to take your first swim break at Tersane Bay, viewing the sunken city ruins through the glass-bottomed boat. You will then have the opportunity to dine on a delicious open buffet lunch at Gokkaya Bay, where guests will have a second chance to swim through the clear water. From there, you will visit the pirate cave and Burc Bay, before eventually stopping at Simena. Once at Simena, you will have the choice to walk up to the castle that boasts magnificent views over the bay. Alternatively, you can explore the village and settle into one of the cafes well known and admired for their home-made ice-cream. You will then have the opportunity to enjoy a final swim near Ucagız Village, before the drive back to Kalkan.

From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

10. From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation. Here, you will meet your friendly driver/guide and head to the stunning Alanya City. On the way you will visit Banana Garden and later enjoy the stunning views from the panoramic terrace from the top of Alanya castle. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave, an absolute must-see if you are in the area. Be impressed by the numerous stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches on 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 a free lunch there. It's a great place with great food, plenty of shade and really cold water that will keep you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Before coming back to Side you will have 1.5-hours free time in Alanya to look around the city by yourself.

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What people are saying about Southeastern Anatolia

Great tour! They picked us up at our hotel in Kas around 9:45 (Kalkan is earlier). Lots of swimming stops in beautiful coves- so make sure to bring your towel. Lunch was excellent and cooked on the grill at the back of the boat. I do wish there was a little more time in Simena as it was only enough time to hike to the top of the castle and get an ice cream. The guides English was good and even came around and asked if we had any questions. Keep in mind this is more of a swimming tour than a historic site seeing tour. Would recommend!

Definitely a thing to do!!! It was great from begging to the end. We had transfer from our hotel to the boat and back. On the boat the staff were very friendly and nice. The lunch was also great. For the beaches I dont even have words.. Crystal clear water good beaches and you have 45-60 minutes for every beach. Only thing that I don’t recommend is taking photos on the boat with the photographer, it is too expensive, he asked for 70euros for 5 photos.

We got picked up on time from our hotel and were taken to the boats on a lovely beach. We were then met by the hosts of the boat and the captain. Had a lovely time going to the various stops and had a great lunch. Really nice day. Just wish we could have spent the whole day on the island.

It was overall an amazing experience, would definitely do this agin. I do recommend bringing your own snacks and drinks as the food they serve isn’t the best!

Pur expérience with this trip was awesome. We definitely will do it again.