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Side: Guided Quad Bike Riding Experience

1. 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.

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

2. From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin. Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water on to each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

3. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off 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.

Side: Buggy Safari Tour

5. Side: Buggy Safari Tour

Venture out on this buggy safari tour that begins in Koprulu Canyon National Park. After receiving a quick briefing on buggy bikes, enjoy a 10-kilometer drive along the river. Marvel at the the gorgeous natural surroundings of the park, and, about halfway through the expedition, take a short swim break before continuing the final 10 kilometers of the buggy tour. When you arrive back at the facility, check out the photos that your guide has taken during your adventure. When the day is done, enjoy a drop-off back at your hotel in an air-conditioned bus.

Side: Quad Safari Tour

6. Side: Quad Safari Tour

The tour begins upon pickup from your hotel in Side, Turkey. You will then be driven to Koprulu Canyon National Park, home to the Koprucay River and Turkey's most popular watersports area. In transit, you will be briefed on how to safely drive quad bikes, which are insured by Allianz. Once arriving, you will be given a free helmet with the option of purchasing additional equipment. Your all-terrain vehicle tour will take you around the area's breathtaking canyons, turquoise waters, and ancient landmarks. You may test-drive around our facility to ease into your exhilarating ride. You will drive in the river and be shown a special circuit for the first 10 km, with a swimming break. Then you will continue driving 10 km in and around the river. When returning to the facility, you will be shown professional video footage and photos we captured of you on your quad bike, which are available for purchase. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off to your hotel.

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.

Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

9. Side: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

Experience a full day of adventure as you travel around the Taurus Mountains in a jeep. Get picked up from your hotel and make your way to your first stop, an old village house where you can sample traditional Turkish gözleme. Stop for photos at the Roman aqueducts on your way to Oymapınar Dam. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Green Canyon and Green Lake, where you will be stopping for lunch. At the Green Lake, go for a dip in the pristine emerald waters or enjoy an optional boat trip. Later, stop at an old village mosque to experience Islamic culture firsthand before heading to a miniature zoo. Finally, head to Manavgat Waterfall where you will have 30 minutes of free time before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Belek/Antalya/Side: Taurus Mountains Buggy Safari

10. From Belek/Antalya/Side: Taurus Mountains Buggy Safari

Experience the mud and dust of Antalya from a unique perspective on a thrilling 2-hour ATV buggy drive, and see the Turkish landscape up close. After a hotel pickup from Belek, you'll be taken to the start of your tour at the Kursunlu waterfalls. Take a short test run to establish your confidence. Then, you're off on a 1-hour safari of the riverbeds and forest. No previous experience is required, and all buggies are safe and easy to operate. Stop for a swim and experience the beauty of the countryside and sea. Guaranteed, you will come back dirty and dusty, but in a great mood. Back at the practice track you can spice things up a little as you race around the track at high speed.

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What people are saying about Side

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 44 reviews

A great day,, I can only recommend the Jeap Safari,,,, very funny and nice team,, it was a very nice day,, so if you don't take part in this safari, you've missed something.

It was great fun, but the transfer took FOREVER because we were almost the first to be picked up in the group transfer. We drove there for 1.5 hours and then back again.

The tour was very nice and we experienced a lot of great things. Many thanks to the whole team, to our driver, photographer and everyone who made the day so special.

A great day out jeep safari and water fight all day long would definitely go again not really for very young children that don't want to get very wet

Highly recommended if you enjoy driving fast and don't mind getting dirty!