Day trip

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

4.7 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From Side City: Visit to Ormana Village & Altinbesik Cave

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 36.42 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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Live tour guide
German, English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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I really liked the excursion. The day before, the regional organizer sent a WhatsApp message with the pick-up time. The pick-up was on time. We were a group of 11 people. The minibus ride was relaxing. We heard a lot about the country and its people from Klaus Müller, aka Mehmet. Lunch was really great. Not the typical excursion meal. All in all a nice experience. I recommend this excursion with a clear conscience.

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November 1, 2022

Very varied excursion, with a very nice and funny tour guide. Mehmet speaks German very well and gives a lot of information about the country and its people. The lunch on this excursion is definitely a highlight, something you really rarely have on such excursions. The view is stunning and the button houses are really very interesting. The cave was beautiful and thanks to our nice rower we got some particularly nice photos and an all-round video. We were picked up very punctually and the day before I was informed again about the pick-up time. Thanks again that it worked out that we had Mehmet as our tour guide again today.

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October 31, 2022

If you want more than shopping and tourist hotspots, this is the place for you. It's all in the mix! Ride with Faruk into the Taurus Mountains and learn about the flora, the people and about yourself. See the differences between the nouveau riche and the original villages. Discover old architecture and the amazing view over the mountains. The tube ride and lunch were great too. We can really recommend the tour!

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October 29, 2022

Product ID: 336771