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From Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

1. From Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

Get picked up from your hotel in Side and enjoy a transfer to the activity starting point in an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival, get kitted out with the necessary equipment and listen to a quick safety briefing before your adventure begins. Now its time to enjoy a wonderful river rafting activity along Turkey's stunning Köprüçay River. Admire panoramic views of the Taurus Mountains as you pass through the natural beauty of the Koprulu Canyon. Challenge yourself as you battle against white water waves, holes and drops. Enjoy getting wet as you splash through the rapids and stop for lunch at the riverside before continuing down the river.

Antalya: Tandem Paragliding Experience with Transfer

2. Antalya: Tandem Paragliding Experience with Transfer

If you couldn’t find an activity which has not enough adrenalin, exactly we will offer you to try this one. Have you ever dreamt of soaring though the sky or wondered what it is like to fly like a bird? If you want to find out then come to Alanya and join us to finally make your dream come true. Tandem fly over Alanya Cleopatra’s beach and along our beautiful Alanya Castle. Tandem Paragliding flights don’t require any previous flight experience and can be enjoyed by just about everyone. Tandem Paragliding is very easy to do and only takes a few steps and you are gently lifted off the ground into the sky and on your way to a journey that will provide you with excitement and unforgettable memories. Your tandem pilot will guide you through the whole tandem paragliding flight. Anyone that is able to run a few steps at the time of takeoff and landing with the instructor.

Side: Guided Quad Bike Riding Experience

3. Side: Guided Quad Bike Riding Experience

Get picked up from your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the base station. Meet your guide and get ready for a thrilling and scenic ride around the Taurus Mountains, 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 near the Manavgat 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 short break Then complete a final circuit of another 10 km. Afterwards, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you choose. Take a shower afterward (don't forget to bring your change of clothes!) and then get dropped off back at your hotel.

Side: Taurus Mountains Guided Buggy Cross Riding Experience

4. Side: Taurus Mountains Guided Buggy Cross Riding Experience

Get an adrenaline rush in the Taurus Mountains on a guided buggy cross tour. Enjoy pickup from your hotel in Side, learn how to ride a buggy cross, and watch the video of your adventure after it's over. Meet your driver at your accommodation in Side and travel by air-conditioned bus to the base station. Get outfitted with all the equipment you need and learn the basics of riding a buggy cross from your guide. Take a quick test drive near the base station before setting out on your adventure with your guide.  Ride near the Manavgat River and feel the breeze in your hair and adrenaline rush as you quickly round tight curves. Ride for 10 kilometers before stopping for a short break. Hop back on your buggy and complete a final circuit of another 10 kilometers before returning to the base station. At the station, watch the action-packed footage of your ride and purchase it if you wish. Take a shower at the station before returning to your hotel in Side.

Köprülü Canyon Antalya: Whitewater Rafting Trip

5. Köprülü Canyon Antalya: Whitewater Rafting Trip

Enjoy a wonderful river rafting adventure along Turkey's stunning Köprüçay River. Arising from the Taurus mountains and passing through the natural beauty of the canyons, Köprüçay River falls into the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Feeding on the subterranean waters of the high-walled canyons standing on both sides, rafting through this pristine river is one of the most beautiful natural recreation activities in Turkey. Join this exciting rafting adventure and challenge the white water waves, holes and drops in a great raft. Enjoy getting wet splashing through the rapids, and take a break from the raft to swim and surf the big waves. The tour takes place between the historical Oluk and Karabük bridges and has a difficulty level of about 2-3.

Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

6. Side: Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon, and Goblin's Cave Tour

Your adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Side and heads to the coastal city of Alanya. The first stop of the day is the Sapadere Canyon, a stunning natural site formed by years of wind, water, and ice erosion. Follow your guide on an exciting hike through the canyon and watch out for the array of wildlife that lives, especially colorful birds and butterflies. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your hike, enjoy a relaxing stopover at a local restaurant and dine on a delicious lunch. Once you’re feeling suitably re-energized, continue your hike through the canyon. As you walk, soak up incredible views of the numerous waterfalls and stop to take photos as a selection of view points. You can also opt to visit Goblin’s Cave for an additional fee, or swim in the mineral waters that trickle down from the Taurus Mountains. Before leaving the canyon stop by Seyir Terrace, which boasts incredible views of Alanya and the surrounding landscapes. Finally, enjoy 2-hours of free time in the city to explore at your own pace and see the sights that interest you most. There’s plenty to discover in Alanya, including Cleopatra Beach, the Red Tower, and the Teleferik. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Side.

River Rafting & Buggy Cross Safari at Koprulu Canyon

7. River Rafting & Buggy Cross Safari at Koprulu Canyon

Start your day with a pick up from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus. Once you hop aboard this comfortable vehicle, you will take a 70 km scenic drive to Koprulu Canyon. Once you arrive at the park, you will be provided with all the equipment you need for the day, such as a life vest, helmet and paddle. Team leaders will be on site to provide you with any information you need, available in a wide array of languages.  Kick start the adventure by driving your Buggy Bikes around Koprulu Canyon National Park. Take unique photos of this landscape for unforgettable holiday memories. After 45-minutes of buggying, you can start to paddle in your rafting boat, an experience that lasts for about 7 km with an included stop half of the way at a restaurant for lunch. After lunch, continue your paddle through pristine nature before arriving at the finish point. During your paddle, the team will capture fantastic photos of you and your group and even make a movie out of the experience. Once at the finish point, you will get to watch it with your friends. Finish your day of excitement with a drop-off back at your hotel, ready for an evening of rest after a fun day at Koprulu Canyon.

From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

8. From Side: Koprulu Canyon National Park Safari with Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus. At your first stop, you'll have a briefing about the rafting experience. Then take the rafting equipment including a paddle, helmet, and lifevest. Drive to the rafting starting point by bus. Before the ride starts, take a photo near the amazing Ancient Roman Bridge and Canyon.  Next, bring your boat into the Koprucay River. Each boat will have a maximum of 10 people.  When you paddle down in the river, you will be filled with adrenalin and have the paparazzi team take your photos. Sail along for 14 km before taking a break to swim in the cool water and enjoy a drink. Afterward, watch the film of you sailing along the river. Have a look through the photos and purchase some to take your memories home with you.  Then, drive to the  Safari area by bus. There will be a piece of small information about driving and you'll conduct a test drive. Finally, it's time to drive into the river on your buggy or quad bike for 20 unforgettable kilometers of adventure. Drop-off will be between 6:00 PM-7:PM.

Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

9. 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.

Side: Full-Day Trip to Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City

10. Side: Full-Day Trip to Eagle Canyon and Selge Ancient City

Your adventure will begin when you’re picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Side. Your first stop will will be near Koprucay River, where you’ll take a refreshing break, eat a delicious lunch, and enjoy 45 minutes to wander at your leisure. You’ll then travel onwards and make a stop at an ancient Roman bridge to take some stunning photos and learn about its history from your expert guide. Next, you’ll arrive in the ancient city of Selge, where you’ll have 40 minutes to soak up the unique atmosphere and hear stories from you guide.  After stopping at the Roman Aquaducts for another photo session, you’ll then drive on to the area of Eagle Canyon, embarking on a short hike with your guide to reach the canyon together. After exploring this fascinating location, you’ll then begin the drive home, arriving back at your hotel at around 5 PM with memories that will last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Really recommend this kayaking activity. Perfect for 2 people. The kayaking itself took approx 2 hours, but it was really fun, since you really felt all the waves with the inflatable kayak. Everything was well organized. The pickup was convenient and on time. Hüseyin, our guide and his team were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely do this again!

We did the tour in early May 2022. The complete tour including transport, equipment and lunch was very well organized. The guides were in a good mood and very competent. The tour is definitely recommended.

Absolutely amazing, you can never go wrong with quad biking! I love every minute of it, although I did want to be badass and ride off alone haha. good experience.

The must-try experience if you are going to Antalya, it is truly unique and shouldn't be missed.

Rafting tour was amazing, the lunch was ok but made my boyfriend and I feel sick