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From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

1. 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 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.

Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

2. Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

The exuberant daily boat trip organized in and around Side offer quite nice pleasures that add value to your holiday. Sunbathing, relaxation and swimming from the boat will give you extraordinary pleasure. While sipping your drink on the terrace of our boat, you will admire the scenery you will see with a sweet breeze waving your hair. This full day joyful daily boat tour will start from Manavgat River. We will take a 40-minute boat ride from the river pier to the sea. During this journey you will see the river turtles lined up on the river bank. When our boat gets a little closer to the turtles, they will all jump into the water quickly. And while our boat is slowly traveling with music, we will pass the shipyards by the river. Very amazing and wonderful wooden boats are being built here. All the boats you see on the river were built at these shipyards. When we get to the place where the river meets the sea, we will take a break here. This place is quite interesting on one side of the sea and on the other side of the river. And you can swim in the icy water of the river or in the sea. Or you can take a walk by the beach. Or you can choose to stay in the boat. After the break at the mouth of the sea, our boat will take anchor from the pier and will slowly leave the river and go out to sea. And our boat tour starts at the sea. Depending on the weather, we will sail east or go to the ancient peninsula Side. Of course we're gonna have a swimming break on the way. And if we are lucky today, we will follow dolphins in the sea. We will also see huge sea turtles (caretta caretta) at the sea. When you cross the ancient peninsula by boat, don't forget to watch the magnificent Side view from the boat and the temple of Apollo at the end of the peninsula! If the weather is favorable, we will go from sea to east direction for about 1 hour. Again, of course we will have swimming breaks. If we go to the direction of Alanya there will be a chance to go to a small island and walk there. And open your eyes to the Dolphins!

From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

3. From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Journey by boat on an 8.5-mile (14 km) Grand Canyon tour and a 2-mile (3 km) long Little Canyon tour. You will make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you will be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you will be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your hotel.

Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

4. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day sailing cruise with this tour from Side. Swim around Karaburun Baym, the Manavgat Bosphorus, and at Dolphin Island. Party with foam and savor a fresh-cooked meal as you sail along the water.  Be collected from your hotel by airconditioned bus and transfer to the sailboat where staff will greet you and ask you which lunch option you would prefer, Depart along the Manavgat River and listen as your guide provides you with facinating commentary.  Listen as a live DJ starts to play and stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). Be served by the crew a fresh-grilled lunch of chicken or fish which is served with salad and a rice. After enjoying lunch on board, cruise to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break. Start the foam party on the boat.  Continue towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your experience. 

From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

5. 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 Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

6. From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Begin this full-day tour with a drive into the Taurus Mountains. Your first stop of the day is Avasun, known as the village of bay leaves. Stop to take in the views over the Green Canyon and Green Lake and take the opportunity to grab some terrific holiday snaps. Visit the village of Ürünlü and learn about the distinctive button houses, an architectural curiosity famous in this area. Enjoy a tea or coffee break at a traditional house before visiting Altinbesik Cave National Park. During your tour you'll also have the chance to take a boat ride on a subterranean lake and see the stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Golden Cradle Cavern. In Ormana village, see more button houses and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Sarihacilar köyü, a village on the Silk Road before visiting a traditional house and a spectacular 650-year-old Ottoman mosque.

Side: Buggy Safari Tour

7. 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: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

8. Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

Begin your fantastic day trip by being picked up from your hotel in the city. Board the boat and start your trip down the Manavgat River. Swim in clear waters at the beach between the sea and the river and savor a tasty lunch. Make an optional stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfalls and have 20-30 minutes to explore this stunning area. Head to the public bazaar and enjoy the exquisite smells, brightly colored stalls, and bustling atmosphere for 2 hours. If you choose to skip the waterfall, then head to the public bazaar and enjoy around 3 hours of free time to look around.

From Side: Excursion to Antalya City

9. From Side: Excursion to Antalya City

Start with pickup from your hotel by an air-conditioned bus. Travel to Antalya with a professional tour guide, who will provide plenty of facts and historical information about the city.  Make a stop along the way to visit Düden Waterfall for half an hour. Next, stop at the Tünektepe Cable Car, which will take you to the highest point of Antalya city center at 700 metres. Taste some local pastries or enjoy a coffee with a beautiful view. Explore the oldest area of the city, Kaleiçi, with 2 hours of free time. Get some local recommendations from your guide and do some shopping for local souvenirs. After this, be returned to your hotel in Side at approximately 5:00 PM.

From Side: Full-Day Scuba Diving in Manavgat

10. From Side: Full-Day Scuba Diving in Manavgat

Start your full-day scuba diving experience with a transfer to the harbor where you will head towards the first dive site. Suitable for beginners and more experienced divers alike, your activity will be tailored to your level of experience. En route to the first dive site, beginner divers will get full diving instructions, while the more experienced divers can choose their equipment. Upon arrival at the first dive site, experienced divers will enter the water first together with 1 or 2 instructors. Beginner divers will make their first dive with an instructor in groups of 2 people. Then, enjoy a warm lunch served aboard the boat as you sail to the second dive site. Feel free to book as a non-diver and swim and snorkel in the clear waters. You can bring your own snorkel equipment or rent it on the boat. At the end of the second dive, all participants can enjoy some time to swim and snorkel before traveling back to Side. Climb aboard the minibus service upon arrival at the harbor for the return transfer to your hotel.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 124 reviews

The trip went pretty smoothly and we had an enjoyable day . Bus was a bit late but not a big issue. I was able to check via WhatsApp message where it was. The boat was busy but everyone was polite and friendly. Boat staff were efficient and friendly. We got clear instructions what to do at the swim stops and lunch stop. There were life jackets which I was pleased about. Enables everyone regardless of swimming ability to swim in the lovely lake. Lovely scenery to take photos. Lunch was busy with long queue due to other busses there but bus guide made sure we got our food in good time and got a table. I thought it was a lovely day out. Stress free and worth the money. Lunch was good and plenty of soft drinks or water. Glad I booked it.

honestly this is a must to do, particular with this company!! I would agree with the other reviews and give more stars if I could! the team was amazing, our driver was chilled out, understanding and made sure we all had fun! it's a well organized experience. The lead organiser comes with you and gives you clear updates Food was really good and tasty, set up at the perfect location. Constant water fights along the way so I would say prepare to have fun getting drenched and wetting other keeps! The boat trip was nice and relaxed, lovely scenery and really friendly drivers. The water fall are was nice and clean with a few shops (you have to pay 10 lera to get in)

The organization was great, we booked the day before and the transfer and communication still went smoothly. Were picked up on time and dropped off again in front of our hotel after the time described. The length of the route was just right with a small break, the pictures were great and inexpensive, and the speed of the tour was just right, so that you could really accelerate on a stretch and concentrate on the curves in some sections. Guides were multilingual and equipment could also be bought on site. The tour would probably not be allowed to be offered in Germany, but that's exactly why you do a tour like this in Turkey. Was really a great experience!

this was a truly amazing trip. everything from start to end was great. the Boat ride was fantastic! lunch was good, I chose fish.

Big adventure! A lot of fun! off road was crazy, swimming in the lake was refreshing! Take a scarf for the dust.