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Antalya

This Mediterranean coastal city blends clear blue waters with a historical old town and Roman-era treasures.

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From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

Join a boat trip to Suluada Island and soak up this fantastic Mediterranean setting with transportation from Antalya or Kemer included. Take in the sights of the surrounding bays, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and watch the wooden boats from Adrasan. The island of Suluada is one of the most beautiful in the region and is covered in lush forests. The water sparkles like glass and is so clear that you can see the bottom of the ocean. Suluada is sometimes referred to as the 'Turkish Maldives' because of the sparkling bay. Begin with pickup and take a bus ride of up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to the port where the boat departs from. Sail toward the island and take your first swim in the beautiful waters. Enjoy further swimming breaks at the island's western and spring water beaches. Enjoy a lunch on board with vegetarian options available. On the way back from Suluada, take one last swimming break in the beautiful Hacivat Bay. The formation of its rocks resembles Hacivat, the lead character in a traditional Turkish shadow play.

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

2. From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

Discover the incredible natural setting of Pamukkale and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis on a day trip from the Antalya or Kemer region. Your guide will help you to understand the fascinating history and provide extra insight into this special area. Begin with pickup from your hotel or from the meeting point in the early morning before driving for a few hours until you reach Pamukkale. The dreamlike landscape is filled with fantastic stalactites and white terraces with flowing water. The healing properties of this area have been recognized for centuries and have long attracted visitors to the area. Experience the rejuvenating and calming effect of the mineral water. In the past, even Cleopatra made the trip to experience this unique setting. The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in Anatolia also provide spectacular views. In addition to learning about the history of this place, find out more about religion and culture in contemporary Turkey.

Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

3. Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

Your experience begins as you are picked up at around 09:30AM from your hotel, before driving to the west side of the city. Antalya is surrounded by sandy beaches, soaring mountains, and picturesque waterfalls, and this tour takes in some of these most scenic spots. Ride the cable car to the top of Tünek Tepe Mountain for a magnificent view along the coast. Afterwards, visit two different waterfalls: Düden Falls and the Karpuz Kaldıran Waterfall. There will be plenty of time granted at these two waterfalls for you to explore and take photos. This tour provides you with a fantastic chance to discover the local culture as well as the ordinary lifestyle of Turkish people. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver will return you back to your accommodation.

Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

4. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

Your full day excursion begins in the early morning when you’re picked up at your Antalya hotel and begin the drive to Pamukkale. After a lunch break you’ll visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter high cliff that overlooks the plain. Marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and the series of terraced basins created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis. See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains and the agora. After the tour, have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An additional option is to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, for an extra fee.

Antalya and Kemer: Full Day Scuba Diving Tour with Lunch

5. Antalya and Kemer: Full Day Scuba Diving Tour with Lunch

Whether you're a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, seize this unique opportunity to practice your diving skills in beautiful Antalya. Join this scuba boat trip and explore unique spots with vibrant marine species. Enjoy a hearty lunch in between dives to keep your energy levels up. Get picked up at your hotel or meet your guide at the port. Begin your short journey to the first tour stop and receive some basic instructions if you're a first-time diver. Otherwise, wait for the short briefing for experienced divers as you reach your destination. Discuss the weather conditions and recommended dive sites with your guide, then split up into groups depending on your skill level. Don't worry if you're a beginner, you can opt for a shallow dive not far from the shore. Join your instructor and jump into the water. Hop back on the boat for a delicious lunch of salad, spaghetti, and fish. Continue on to a new dive site and keep exploring the gorgeous Kemer/Antalya area. Travel back toward the port and receive your diving certificate from the team.

Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

6. Quad Bike Fun in the Taurus Mountains

If you are planning to holiday in Turkey, do not miss a chance for an ATV safari adventure. Ride a quad bike through excellent natural surroundings, pine forests, muddy streams and enjoy an unforgettable experience. You can share this tour with your family and friends. Enjoy an excellent and exciting experience and spend an unforgettable day together. The rocky mountains provide the perfect terrain for a quad bike that can take you places you could only dream of reaching with another vehicle. There will be plenty of twists and turns through the limestone bluffs to keep you on your toes. Don’t worry if you have no previous ATV experience. You don’t even need a driving license, and everyone over 16 years old can join in the fun. After a short orientation and practice session, you will soon know the basics and be on your way. Then, you have 2-2.5 hours to bounce along the roller-coaster network of quad bike trails that wind through this ancient and wondrous landscape.

Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

7. Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

Discover the natural beauty of Antalya on this full-day tour. Visit the Duden Waterfall, explore a natural cave, and take a boat trip to see even more. Then visit the highlights of the old city of Kaleici. Your full-day Antalya City and Waterfalls Tour begins in the morning with a drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park. Take a walk through the beautiful park and take in views of the spectacular 15-meter-high Duden Waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a natural cave you can enter to watch the cascades. Back in Antalya, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from the old harbor to the spectacular Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. At 30 meters, it is the highest cascade in the Antalya region. You’ll have views of the coastline of Antalya’s old city as you arrive in the harbor. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant followed by some free time to explore Kaleici – the old city. See the main attractions, including Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare and the city walls dating back to the 2nd century. You’ll also have time to visit some of the numerous boutiques, art galleries and interesting museums in the old town.

From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

8. From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Antalya on this day trip and travel in an airconditioned bus to the sites of the ancient cites of Perge, Aspendos, and Side. Travel into the Kursunlu Falls National Park and swim in the pool of the Kursunlu Waterfall.  Board a spacious and comfortable outside your hotel and relax on the drive to Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins that date back to the Roman period. Imagine the past as you see a gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, and Roman baths. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for its excellently-preserved Roman amphitheater built in 155 AD.  Walk up the amphitheater's tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today. Stop to refill with a delicious lunch before making your way to the ruins of Side, which span the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras.  Admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheater, and marble columns. Take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the the temple of Apollo.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

9. From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

Admire the views from the top of Olympos Mountain with a ticket for the Olympos Teleferik Cable Car. Select optional transfers from Kemer and Antalya and enjoy the added convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Olympos Teleferik is located at the center of Bey Mountains National Park. Make your way to the peak of Tahtalı Mountain, which was known as Olympos Mountain in ancient times, and towers at a height of 2365 m. As you turn off the main road, make your way along 7km of scenic forest road surrounded by pine trees until you reach the cable car station at a height of 726m. On your way to the summit, admire spectacular views of the Mediterranean Coast and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including mountain goats and birds of prey.

Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

10. Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Antalya, known for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, traditional coffee, and winding Old Town streets. Ascend a 605-meter high hill on the Tünektepe Cable Car, enjoy lunch with sea views, wander the historic streets of Kaleici, and discover rushing waterfalls. The tour begins with an airconditioned bus ride from your hotel to Antalya's city center. Upon arrival, board the Tünektepe Cable Car and ascend a 605-meter-high hill, taking in picturesque views of the harbor and Mediterranean sea. Relax with a coffee or tea at the local cafe or wander the hilltop. Continue to Kaleici Old Town to visit Hadrianus Gate, a historic arch built in 130 BC to welcome Emperor Hadrin. Feast your eyes on the Fluted Minaret's Selijuk architecture and a 9th-century medieval clock tower. Use your free time to visit local shops, walk the streets, or stroll along the harbor. Then it's time to visit the Lower Duden waterfall in the Lara district, which empties into the Mediterranean Sea from towering, 40-meter-high cliffs. Take a photo at the waterfalls and visit Lara beach before boarding the bus and heading back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,261 reviews

I highly recommend this activity. This is a great way to discover the city, especially at the start of your stay. We had been taken care of at the hotel in good conditions. Our guide Yelis was welcoming, patient and professional. To sum up, we started with the visit of the Duden Falls then lunch (note the drink is at your expense.). The afternoon was an opportunity to discover the old center, take a boat trip and then we finished with the TV cabin. The team was very welcoming and available. One of my relatives fell ill during the morning ride, but the driver was kind enough to drop us off at the nearest hospital.

Yusuf was a brilliant guide. He took care of his group ensuring we were all looked after. His knowledge of Antalya was vast. Our shuttle picked us up from our hotel so we didn't whave to worry about getting there. We also took the cable car ride which was fantastic. Loved seeing the Duden waterfalls and visit through Antalya old town down to the harbour for our very scenic boat trip. Good value for money and lunch was included. Thanks Yusuf.

Pickup communicated clearly the day before. Pick up was at 5am, worth it getting up so early. Two stops on way to Pamukkule . Informative and humorous tour guide. Value for money

Very cool and well organised trip. Worth it. Clear communication regarding pick up and driver was punctual. Decent lunch and enough swimming time

Excellent tour picked up on time, comfortable transport, cable car and waterfalls good lunch as well..highly recommended