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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 BBQ 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.

Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

2. 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 City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip

3. 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: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

4. From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

Get away from the crowds and participate in a unique and memorable exploration in Manavgat city. Antalya Manavgat River Cruise is an excursion that combines everything you need for a relaxing and exciting exploration. Enjoy a river boat trip, observe stunning landscapes, visit an authentic bazaar and spend your day in an imposing and charming setting. Pick-Up: On the day of your excursion, a modern and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya. The car will drive you towards Manavgat, where the boat is. The Manavgat Waterfall: There is a waterfall 3 km far from Manavgat. It is a low (2 m), but very wide (40 m) stream. It is not visible in the flood. This place creates an amazing atmosphere, beautiful views and a pleasant coolness from cold water. It’s transparent, but under the sunlight, it changes its color in a bizarre way, with different shades of blue and green. You can admire the waterfall from a small viewpoint. The pictures here are beautiful. River Trip & Swimming The yacht tour is one of the popular entertainments in Turkey, which is not less interesting than a sea trip. The Manavgat River flows from the eastern slopes of Western Taurus mountains among the canyons. After the waterfall, the landscape is replaced by a plain. After a few kilometres, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It has two dams – Manavgat and Oimapinar. The latter one formed a reservoir called Green Canyon (Green Canyon). After a walk on the river everyone can swim in its delta. There is a sandy spit that separates Manavgat from the Mediterranean Sea. Bathing in cool waters allows refreshing and energizing for the rest of the excursion. This option should be planned in advance and take a swimsuit (swimming trunks) and a towel. If you don’t want to swim, you can just admire the sea view. Market Visit: The market in the city of Manavgat is the local Grand Bazar. Here you can fully experience the Turkish coloring. The range in the market is large: – fresh fruit and vegetables; –spices and sweets; – bags, shoes and accessories; – watches and jewelry; – clothing and jeans; – souvenirs. On the market you can find high-quality copies of famous brands at an affordable price. It can always be reduced as it is obligatory to bargain a little bit. At this stage, tourists are given free time to find what they need. Return Back: After your exciting exploration in Manavgat, a comfortable transfer take you back to Antalya. The excursion ends when you arrive back to your hotel. By that moment, you will be full of emotions and great memories from this tour. Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, Comfortable Shoes, Camera.

From Antalya: Suluada Bays Boat Trip with Lunch

5. From Antalya: Suluada Bays Boat Trip with Lunch

From Antalya city centre pick up time is 07:15 a.m. Adrasan is 95 km far from Antalya and it is 2,5 hours transfer time to port. Starting in Adrasan port you will go to the island of Suluada “Maldives in Turkey”. Wonderfull beach and the view of the bay nice time for swimming. On the boat, there will be ready a Medeterian lunch for you with a menu of fish ( fish, pasta, salad). The next stop is in the ‘Cave of Love’ . The route of the boat will follow the coastline; you can see from the sea the “Lycian Way”. Several beaches and deep forest views rocky coast will always be around the trip. If you are lucky you can see sea Turtles which like swimming and hunting in these waters. After sunbathing and swimming all day in the cleanest Mediterrane bays you will back to the port and meet your transfer bus going back to your Hotel.

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 including Waterfalls and Cable Car

7. 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: The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer

8. Antalya: The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer

Excitement and adventure await you at The Land of Legends Theme Park. Enjoy thrilling rides and rollercoasters, get up close with the park's friendly animals and witness spectacular entertainment shows. Explore the excitement at 2 unique zones, the Land of Aqua and the Waterfront Kingdom, for a day of family-friendly fun. Get your adrenaline pumping with a variety of attractions, ranging from mellow to extreme, in the Land of Aqua. For a real rush, try the Hyper Coaster, which sends you plunging down from 200 feet (61 meters) at speeds reaching 72 miles per hour (115 km/h), or go rocketing down the near-vertical drop of the Deep Dive slide. Later, relax by gliding down the gentle currents of the Lazy Float River, or have a blast with the family at the Spray Action multi-level playground in the Secret Lagoon. At the Waterfront Kingdom, have an up-close encounter with marine life in an ocean-themed area and aquarium. Watch captivating shows where dolphins, belugas, and walruses will perform fantastic tricks, and peruse penguin, shark, and tropical fish exhibitions. If you wish, you may also participate in one-of-a-kind experiences that let you talk with dolphins, meet penguins, and feed the fish right out of your hands.

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

9. 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 other accommodation 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.

From Antalya and Kemer: Phaselis Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

10. From Antalya and Kemer: Phaselis Pirate Boat Tour with Lunch

Embark on a one-of-a-kind foam party aboard a pirate ship. Listen to music provided by live DJs, take a swim or two, enjoy a buffet lunch, and visit the ancient city of Phaselis if you wish. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in the region. After you've set sail, head first to Phaselis Bay. If you wish, take some time to explore the ancient city here or stop for a swim. Lunch is typically served at this point. Take a second swimming break at Cennet Bay. It's a beautiful cove where fresh and saltwater meet. This secluded spot cannot be accessed from the land as it's surrounded by mountains. During the tour, enjoy a foam party and DJ entertainment will be provided. The last stop is at Kiriş Bay where you can stop for another swim. Afterward, return to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,261 reviews

What a wonderful day trip.. we were fetched at our hotel and then arrived at Olympus beach departure point and spent 3 wonderful stops in the ocean in order to swim at Suluada and along the way.. which is honestly amazing and a must see and swim when in Antalya. The water is really so wonderful!! Highly recommend this experience… the fish lunch was also so delicious!! The day trip is just a sufficient amount of time. So not too long as well

Knowledgeable guide with suitable transfers. Pick up and drop off times where correct with no issues.

An excellent excursion, we made several stops to swim in different fabulous places, I recommend.

Foarte bine organizat, o experiență frumoasa din care nu a lipsit nimic.

We had nice time. The guide was very kind and funny.