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Oymapınar Dam

Oymapınar Dam: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

1. 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.

From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

2. From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

Get away from the crowds and participate in a unique and memorable exploration in Manavgat city. Antalya Manavgat River Cruise is an excursion that combines everything you need for a relaxing and exciting exploration. Enjoy a river boat trip, observe stunning landscapes, visit an authentic bazaar and spend your day in an imposing and charming setting. Pick-Up: On the day of your excursion, a modern and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya. The car will drive you towards Manavgat, where the boat is. The Manavgat Waterfall: There is a waterfall 3 km far from Manavgat. It is a low (2 m), but very wide (40 m) stream. It is not visible in the flood. This place creates an amazing atmosphere, beautiful views and a pleasant coolness from cold water. It’s transparent, but under the sunlight, it changes its color in a bizarre way, with different shades of blue and green. You can admire the waterfall from a small viewpoint. The pictures here are beautiful. River Trip & Swimming The yacht tour is one of the popular entertainments in Turkey, which is not less interesting than a sea trip. The Manavgat River flows from the eastern slopes of Western Taurus mountains among the canyons. After the waterfall, the landscape is replaced by a plain. After a few kilometres, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It has two dams – Manavgat and Oimapinar. The latter one formed a reservoir called Green Canyon (Green Canyon). After a walk on the river everyone can swim in its delta. There is a sandy spit that separates Manavgat from the Mediterranean Sea. Bathing in cool waters allows refreshing and energizing for the rest of the excursion. This option should be planned in advance and take a swimsuit (swimming trunks) and a towel. If you don’t want to swim, you can just admire the sea view. Market Visit: The market in the city of Manavgat is the local Grand Bazar. Here you can fully experience the Turkish coloring. The range in the market is large: – fresh fruit and vegetables; –spices and sweets; – bags, shoes and accessories; – watches and jewelry; – clothing and jeans; – souvenirs. On the market you can find high-quality copies of famous brands at an affordable price. It can always be reduced as it is obligatory to bargain a little bit. At this stage, tourists are given free time to find what they need. Return Back: After your exciting exploration in Manavgat, a comfortable transfer take you back to Antalya. The excursion ends when you arrive back to your hotel. By that moment, you will be full of emotions and great memories from this tour. Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, Comfortable Shoes, Camera.

Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

3. Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

After pickup from your hotel in Side, drive to Oymapınar Dam to take photos. Then, continue to Green Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat tour to take in the beautiful scenery of the lake. Stop to go swimming in the turquoise water. After the boat trip, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Choose from meatballs, chicken or fish, served with rice and salad. For drinks, choose from tea, coffee, mineral water, and various soft drinks. After lunch, try a spot of fishing on the lake. You will then start the 2-hour return journey by boat back to the bus. Along the way, make another stop to go swimming and cool down in the refreshing water. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Side.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

4. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy an epic day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Green Canyon. You’ll explore the area by boat and swim in the clear waters of the lake. Relax or give fishing a try, and enjoy a traditional meal for lunch. After pickup from your hotel in the Alanya area, you’ll first stop at the Oymapinar Dam to take photos. It’s then on to the incredible Green Canyon. Once there, you’ll board a boat, ready to take in the beautiful scenery. Stop for a swim or some fishing on the lake. After the boat trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.  The boat ride then continues for the 2-hour journey back to the bus – but along the way, there’ll be another stop for refreshing swimming. Finally, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

5. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and travel by air-conditioned bus to the starting point of the boat trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the journey and admire the views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, various forests, and local villages. Stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Oymapinar Dam and Lake, also known as the Green Canyon. This lake was formed in 1984 after the damming of the Manavgat River. Today, the lake is a protected area, which is home to a variety of rare birds.  Then, embark on a relaxing boat trip on the calm waters of the lake. Listen to the songs of the many birds who live in the area. Enjoy a stop for an optional swim in the stunning turquoise-green waters.  Break for lunch at a local restaurant on the shore with fantastic views of the lake. After lunch, set sail on the return leg of the journey, and arrive back at the port for your transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Oymapınar Dam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Incredibly great experience. Driving through the countryside by jeep alone is worth the price. Great people and great atmosphere among people (even if sometimes you don't speak the same language you can laugh with each other) We would definitely do it again. PS: sunglasses and cloths to protect mouth and eyes are an advantage

We were collected from our hotel by jeep and drove around for a few hours with stop points! Waterfights happened what was fun and refreshing. You have a free lunch what was really nice as well! Followed by a boat trip where you can jump off

Really beautiful scenery. The food is quite average but edible (many different salads), the staff is nice. The lake was also windy from time to time, so the heat didn't bother me. In addition, swimming spots in really good locations.

Fun for everyone involved, beautiful countryside in the hinterland, the lake is great for swimming. A day trip especially for young and young at heart people, driver and guide very friendly and approachable.

The experience was amazing and it’s worth the money. The lunch was super good. The guide Temir was very helpful and his knowledge was excellent. The waterfall is wonderful. I would recommend it a lot.