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Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

1. 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: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

2. 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.

Side: Buggy Safari Tour

3. 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.

Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

4. 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: Jeep Safari Adventure in the Taurus Mountains

5. 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.

Antalya/Kemer/Side/Belek/Alanya: Family Rafting Adventure

6. Antalya/Kemer/Side/Belek/Alanya: Family Rafting Adventure

Add adrenaline and extreme emotions to your Turkish vacation with a full-day white water rafting adventure on the Köprüçay River of the Köprülü Canyon. Sit back and relax on the 57 mile (95 kilometer) scenic drive from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park where up to 7,000 people can raft on the river at the same time during the summer months. Upon arrival, you will be fully equipped by your rafting guide and given a safety briefing to help you through the day. No previous experience is needed and no swimming ability is required. Even children (6-12 years old), accompanied by their parents, can join this family ride. Then head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 8.5-mile (14-kilometer) canyon, where the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towers 88 feet (27 meters) high, lending even more drama to the backdrop of your rafting adventure.

From Side: Alanya All Inclusive Luxury Yacht Tour

7. From Side: Alanya All Inclusive Luxury Yacht Tour

Your experience begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Side in the morning. From there, travel to Alanya Harbour by air-conditioned bus. Board the impressive luxury yacht and then head towards Alanya Castle and Cleopatra Beach. Stop to go swimming in the blue waters of the Turkish Riviera along the way. Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch including cold soft drinks. Dance in the foam party and fun with animation team. If you are hot, drink unlimited cold drinks with alcohol or non-alcohol. Return to Alanya Harbor and dock near the Red Tower. Finish your experience by being dropped off back at your accommodation in Side.

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What people are saying about Side

This tour is a must - absolute favorite. Very well organized. The guides know exactly what they are doing. We were picked up and delivered directly from the hotel. As the water is very cold, I do not recommend this tour for small children. The customer service from the seller is great. Unfortunately, I wrote our hotel wrong so that the driver was somewhere else on the booked day and we couldn't go with him. Although my mistake, the provider immediately re-booked for the next day free of charge - great

Really great. Suitable for every age group. We in our early 20s had our fun and little kids and their families were also very entertained. Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins (who is surprised given the overfishing), but we did see Helmuts (turtle in Turkish). During most swimming breaks you could jump off the "Baba Boat", swim and snorkel. There was also food, I just wish there was an alternative for vegetarians. The guide was fantastic and ensured a great atmosphere throughout.

Everything happened as advertised. The crew is really in a good mood. It was even driven with the ship pictured on the internet. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to experience this with another provider. We have no regrets and will certainly do it again. I can recommend it with a clear conscience!

super fun experience and was definitely worth the price. Food was great! our Guides were fun and made us feel safe.. had a wonderful time! thank you

Excellent day out with family. Staff friendly on the boat. Excellent food and drinks