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From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

4.8 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 34.35 per person

Visit the mountain village of Ormana and Altinbesik, Turkey's largest cave. See authentic button houses and enjoy a subterranean lake boat ride.

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Duration 9 hours
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German, English


  • Visit mountain villages and admire the traditional houses
  • Discover the largest underground lake in the country
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Ormana village
  • See the Golden Cradle Cavern
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • 20-minute boat trip to the Altinbesik Cave
  • Professional local guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Had a great day. Had a very nice drive through the Taurus Mountains with several stops to take photos and admire the area. The tour guide Faruk also taught us a lot about the plants growing there. We especially liked the tour of the cave with the inflatable boat. All in all it was a super organized and nice tour. Absolutely recommendable.

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June 28, 2022

Faruk was a great guide and the trip was awesome. From different mountain villages, botany to the mountain cave, it was a great experience. We had a comfortable MINI bus with a pleasant climate. The bus driver was very responsible and drove the mountain passes at a comfortable pace. We would definitely do this trip again, it was a dream day. The food in a small mountain village was great and there was something for every taste.

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June 21, 2022

First drive through the landscape devastated by forest fires in summer 2021. Forest workers have already cleared remarkably large areas. We visited one of the largest caves in the world. We were served mountain tea and shown "button houses" during a walk in a mountain village. Followed by a delicious Turkish lunch. Then we were shown a historic school and an old mosque. We were able to purchase agricultural products over a cup of tea. Local agency worker Darren urges guests to write positive reviews "to further his career."

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May 19, 2022

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