Day trip

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

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Activity provider: Seven Tours

Side: Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village

Activity provider: Seven Tours

From US$ 44 per person

A day excursion to Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village in Side Turkey with a local and professional guide. You can enjoy the local nature as you hike up the old village and visit the hand made "Button Houses".

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup will be from your hotel in the Side area.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the largest underground lake in the country
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Visit the hand-made "Button Houses"
  • Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are collected from your hotel in the Side area. From there, your first stop will be to the village of Avasun, which is also known as "laurel village". Afterwards, you will drive to a height of approximately 1,200 meters, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Green Canyon, Green Lake, and Manavgat. From there you will visit the small village of Ürünlü, which is known for its “button houses”. There you can relax in a local café before heading to the local national park to drink natural tea. Next, you will visit the Altınbeşik Cave, which is also known as the "Gold Cradle Cave". There you will be able to discover the largest underground lake in the country. You are bound to be inspired by the beauty of this place, as you explore it throughout a 20-minute boat trip. Towards the end of your tour, you will taste a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ormana. Following lunch, you will explore the village of Sarıhacılar, including its 650-year-old Ottoman mosque, before returning to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the Side area
  • Lunch
  • 20-minute boat trip to the Altinbesik Cave
  • Professional local guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  There is no swim break in the cave
  • You will hike a few meters between village streets (bring suitable shoes)
  • Don't forget your camera if you wish to take photos
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Super nice trip. Very informative. We felt completely comfortable. The guide Cem always had a snappy joke on his lips and tried to answer all the questions that came up. Made everything great. The hours were well filled. The highlight was the cave. You go into the cave with a rubber boat and get information about the whole cave and the lake (in English). At lunchtime we went to a small but nice restaurant where you got plenty of food. We can only recommend everyone to do this tour.

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September 30, 2022

Our tour guide Faruk gave us a nice day. He is very familiar with the flora and fauna and showed us wild herbs. He passed on his knowledge of the visited destinations to us with humor and motivation. Lunch was delicious and rich.

May 21, 2022

November 8, 2022

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