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Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

1. Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Sapadere Canyon. Located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon offers visitors the chance to walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. With departures from hotels in Alanya province, drive to the cooling Canyon for the start of your 7-hour guided tour which includes a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at nature’s pure beauty. During the relaxed 750-meter walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice cold water! During this trip you will also visit the natural cave called Guceler (Smurffs cave). It will be an interesting experience to see the stalagmites and stalactites formations.

From city of Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

2. From city of 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 the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be 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.

Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Flight to Cleopatra Beach

3. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Flight to Cleopatra Beach

Immerse yourself in freedom and energy with a tandem flight accompanied by a licensed instructor and pilot in Alanya. Glide through the blue sky smoothly and safely on a 12- to 18-minute flight to Cleopatra Beach. See the entire coastline bordering the sea, mountains, sights, city streets, hotels, and pools. Following pickup or meeting at the meeting point, head to the paragliding base in the Taurus Mountains. After discussing the rules of conduct and safety, leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soar like a bird through the sky. After the jump, during the free-fall, the airflow surrounds your whole body and makes you feel as if you are not jumping down, but really falling. Then the slower and more peaceful part of the fight follows during which you can observe the landscape. During your flight, the instructor will take photos and videos so as to make these precious moments unforgettable (available to purchase). End your flight by landing on the famous Cleopatra Beach. If you were picked up, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Antalya: Quad-Bike Excursion in Forest & Hotel Pick-Up

4. Antalya: Quad-Bike Excursion in Forest & Hotel Pick-Up

Upgrade your vacation experiences by adding an adventurous and fascinating Antalya Quad Safari. This half-day excursion promises to offer you fun, excitement and adventure all-in-one! Get to know the surroundings of Antalya and discover the natural beauties of Taurus Mountains. There’s nothing better than experiencing nature with an overdose of adrenaline during holidays! Antalya Quad Safari Tour begins once you are picked up from your hotel. Our team will drive you towards the starting point of Quad Biking, which is not far away. It is located in a distance around 30 minutes from the city. There, you will participate in a briefing given by the instructors. If this is your first Quad Biking experience or in case you do not possess a driving license, there is absolutely no reason to worry about. The professional instructors will provide a detailed tutorial about safety equipment and procedures, as well as important driving tips. In total, you will be able to enjoy more than 70 minutes on the Quad Biking machine. During your route you will have the opportunity to observe the amazing scenery that the skirts of Taurus Mountains form. The dusty trails are passing through moving mud, a pine forest and valleys. During your adventurous ride, there will be some breaks in between. Breaks will be an awesome chance for you to take beautiful photos. Depending on the route, you might be able to swim as well. In is important to mention that routes are changing every time. Once you reach the ending point of the route, another small break will take place to get some rest. Then, Quad Biking continues back to where you stared. This 24Km route will have a positive impact on you for sure! While riding your quad bike, you will be able to experience and observe the Turkish countryside, which is completely different than what you experienced in the seaside. Get filled with emotions, impressions, pictures and boost yourself with adrenaline by Antalya Quad Safari Tour. For sure your bike will be wet and dusty by the end of the route, so make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Once your return route reaches its ending point, you will have the opportunity to view and purchase at an extra cost official photos and videos of your adventurous outdoor activity. These photos will serve as amazing souvenirs of your experience. Then, our team members will transfer you back to your hotel.

Antalya: Super Combo Quad, Buggy, Rafting & Zipline w/Lunch

5. Antalya: Super Combo Quad, Buggy, Rafting & Zipline w/Lunch

Explore the Taurus Mountains and the charming villages within during an off-road Monster Safari, followed by thrilling rafting and a zipline experience. This full-day excursion is fun for the whole family with plenty of adrenaline and unique memories. The journey begins with a morning hotel pickup in Antalya, where an experienced guide will accompany you, providing information about the Taurus Mountains during the road trip. Enjoy the off-road Monster Safari, offering glimpses of charming countryside villages, and make short stops to explore and appreciate the surroundings. After a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping rafting experience in the cold and foamy river waters, guided by professional instructors. Conclude the day with an exhilarating zipline across the river, ensuring an unforgettable full-day excursion filled with fun, adrenaline, and lasting memories for everyone.

City of Side: Sapadere Canyon & Alanya with Cable Car Option

6. City of Side: Sapadere Canyon & Alanya with Cable Car Option

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. 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 Cable Car to the Alanya Castle. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Side.

City of Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

7. City of Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

Take in the splendor of the Taurus Mountains on this trip from the city of Side. Feel the exhilaration of four-wheeling through idyllic landscapes with a guide. Sit back and relax as your professional driver picks you up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel and take in the scenic ride to the base station. Get expert instruction on how to handle your four-wheeler safely. Follow your instructor and ride into the mountains. Discover the natural wonder of the mountains, spot some wildlife, and get a little dirty as you bike along. Return to the base station, take off your helmet, and have a refreshing shower. Watch a wrap-up movie while having a chilled drink before being dropped off at your hotel.

From Alanya: Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch at Dim River

8. From Alanya: Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch at Dim River

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of the Taurus Mountains aboard a rugged jeep, guided by a team of skilled drivers eager to showcase the beauty of Alanya. As you traverse through winding paths and rugged terrain, indulge in moments of awe as the panoramic vistas unfold before your eyes, painting a canvas of natural splendour. But the adventure doesn't stop there. Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled twist as water wars erupt between jeeps, transforming your expedition into an epic battleground of laughter and splashes. Armed with water guns, engage in friendly skirmishes with fellow travellers, adding an extra layer of excitement to your day. Amidst the scenic beauty, immerse yourself in the authentic charm of a Turkish village, where centuries-old traditions come to life. Indulge in a delightful interlude at an ancient house, where the aroma of freshly baked traditional Turkish bread or pancakes fills the air, complemented by the comforting warmth of Turkish tea. As the day unfolds, relish a well-deserved respite with a sumptuous lunch at a riverside restaurant nestled along the tranquil shores of the Dim River. Let the serenity of the surroundings wash over you as you savour delectable dishes, serenaded by the gentle murmur of the flowing waters. With spirits rejuvenated and memories etched in your heart, bid farewell to this idyllic oasis and embark on the journey back to Alanya. As the sun sets on your adventure, carry with you the laughter, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments that define this extraordinary excursion into the heart of Turkey's natural wonders.

City of Side: Forest Quad-Bike Tour with Hotel Transfers

9. City of Side: Forest Quad-Bike Tour with Hotel Transfers

Spark your adrenaline as you explore the charming countryside of Side on a quad bike. Begin in the morning with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Side. After a short drive, arrive at the starting point, which is located in the infamous Taurus Mountains. Learn how to drive and control the quad bike with a briefing from your instructor. Take your time to test drive the bike, and feel free to ask anything you might need to know. Once ready, get on the bike and let the adventure begin. Ride along a dusty and rocky path with some watery and muddy parts—expect to get messy. On the way, take in the mountain views and marvel at the lush forest scenery. Finally, circle back to the starting point, where a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Side.

Alanya: Forest Quad-Bike Excursion with Hotel Pickup

10. Alanya: Forest Quad-Bike Excursion with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up from your hotel in Alanya and take a short drive to the starting point of the tour. Upon your arrival, learn how to drive and control the quad bike safely before setting off. After your briefing, start driving your quad bike along a thrilling mountain path. Expect to get messy along the way, as the trail has some watery and muddy parts. Witness the serenity of the mountains as the beautiful landscape unfolds before you. Take your time to admire the scenery and snap some photos with multiple short stops along the way. Return to the starting point at the end of the route and get dropped off back at your hotel in Alanya.

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For the price you pay you definitely get your moneys worth + more! Our driver Semem (I think it’s spelled correctly) was really lovely. Everyone was, the photographer was funny and super engaging. We really enjoyed our time. The food was really good aswell. Our hotel rep offered us similar activity for £50 per person but this is the exact same at such a better price so if your debating it this is your sign to book it;)

Apart from the start with there being a mishap , nothing to do with driver though . It was a great fun atmosphere all day . Food was amazing . And the foam party at the end was an unexpected but fun experience .

Everything went smooth and nice, the trip was very good and worth money and Time and also our guide was very friendly and he know what he was Talking about. We enjoy it.

Absolutely loved every minute of this trip fantastic tour !!! Will recommend to everyone! Greetings from Poland 🇵🇱🔫🔫 Bozenka x

Beautiful canyon with waterfalls, delicious lunch. We liked the trip very much.